Sexologist : why and when to consult?

Sexual problems often have multiple origins: physical and mental. In many situations it is useful to combine the medical management and care of the couple with a sex therapist. This is a full treatment. It may be the only treatment of erectile dysfunction.

The purpose of the sex therapist is to help the patient and torque to improve their relationship and sex life.

Objectives:
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The purpose of the support sexological is:

  • reduce performance anxiety (men who have not had sex for a long time, for example)
  • understand the domestic context (conflictual relationship)
  • educate the psychological dimension and changing sexual prejudices
  • identify and reduce resistance to medical treatments
  1. For men who have premature ejaculation associated with erectile dysfunction
  2. For depressive or anxious men
  3. When the partner has lost the desire to have sex or has the excitement disorders

Tools and techniques used by the sexologist

Sexologist uses:

  • couples therapy
  • marital counseling
  • psychotherapies “support”
  • the sex therapies (such Masters and Johnson)
  • the psycho-physical approaches sexocorporelles (Jean-Yves Desjardins)
  • sexoanalytiques approaches (Claude Crépeau)
  • cognitive behavioral approaches

Moreover sexologist treats problems in the exercise of sexuality, either before or during the report:

  • The “preliminary” report disorders: desire problem (too much or not enough), the imaginary problem (fantasies), etc. .
  • The troubles of the production of the report: difficulty to agree on preliminary, pain, unable to penetrate (loss of erection or pain), premature ejaculation, etc.
  • Disorders of the outcome of the report: no ejaculation, not an orgasm, etc. .
  • General questions about sexuality : counseling , sex education, response to anxieties ( questions normality) , organic problems ( size of penis mutilation, reconstruction) , questioning on sexual orientation , gender ( transgender ) , specific behaviors ( sexual misconduct ) , etc.In some cases, using a doctor ( endocrinologist , psychiatrist … ) is essential if further tests must be carried out or if pharmacological treatment must be used.