Everything You Wanted To Know About Sex Therapy (But Were Too Afraid To Ask)

Ever wonder what exactly happens when couples and individuals visit sex therapists? We went straight to the source and asked. Below, sex therapists from around the country answer the most common questions people have about sex therapy. What happens during sex therapy, honestly?  Get your mind out of the gutter: Having sex is not part of a therapy session, said Kimberly Resnick Anderson, a sex therapist in Los Angeles, California.  “Some of my clients are surprised ― dare I say, disappointed ― when they discover my office is not decorated with dildos, vibrators and butt plugs.” As Resnick Anderson explained, sex therapy is a legitimate form of traditional psychotherapy (talk therapy) with a focus on sexual feelings, attitudes, behaviors and education.  “I use a client’s sexual and developmental history as a backdrop to interpret current sexual function, expectations and satisfaction,” she said. “Sure, provocative material may be discussed ― and intimate topics may be explored ― but sex therapy with a licensed mental health professional never includes any sexual contact.”  What kinds of people consult with a sex therapist ― and can I go alone?  People of all stripes make appointments with sex therapists ― and yes, solo visits are cool, said Megan Fleming, a psychologist and sex therapist in New York City. “I see singles and couples of all different ages, sexual orientation, ...
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During the time that this remarkable drug is relieving pain a very curious psychical condition manifests itself; namely, that the diminution of the pain seems to be due to its fading away in the distance, so that the pain becomes less and less, just as the pain in a delicate ear would grow less and less as a beaten drum was carried farther and farther out of the range of hearing. This condition is probably associated with the other well-known symptom produced by the drug; namely, the prolongation of time.
Source: Biological Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Clinical Commentary Source Type: research
Authors: Sohliya L, Mathew J, Ishitha G, Panwar J, Jacob KM Abstract Rheumatoid Arthritis can present with consistent pain over peripheral joints. The manner of presentation of a subcutaneous tumour such as Myopericytoma may be very similar to that of an inflamed joint leading to the high frequency of it being overlooked and inadequately treated. Knowing the radiological and pathological differences will direct us in the right road to timely and adequate treatment. PMID: 30341880 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
Conclusion: Alcohol and gallstones were the most common etiology of AP. HCT, CRP and BMI done at admission are useful predictors of severe pancreatitis. PMID: 30341863 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
We report a case of post-splenectomised man, presented with high grade fever, joint pain and body ache. Since Overwhelming Post Splenectomy Infection (OPSI) was the initial probable diagnosis, empirical antibiotic therapy was initiated. Evaluation to find a septic focus, autoimmune diseases ad malignancies was carried out which showed negative results. Since alternative diagnoses were excluded and the Yamaguchi's criteria for AOSD was fulfilled, the patient was treated with IV steroids which resulted in rapid resolution of his symptoms. AOSD with asplenia is a unique condition because immunosuppressive therapy for AOSD may...
Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
Authors: Basu A, Raj Y, Bhowmik P, Rahman M, Goswami RP Abstract A 22 year old male Indian patient presented with high grade fever, multiple joint pain, low back pain, generalized body ache since 6 months and erythematous pruritic rashes and atypical annular target like lesions over face, arm, leg and back and ulcers on hard palate and buccal mucosa for 2 months. Laboratory investigations showed a speckled pattern anti-nuclear antibody with a titer>1:160 and positive SS-A, dsDNA auto-antibodies and Rheumatoid factor. Diagnosis of Rowell's syndrome was made based on clinical and laboratory finding and the patient...
Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
Authors: Singh P Abstract Vitamin D is essential for the maintenance of calcium and phosphorus homeostasis, skeletal growth and various other metabolic processes. The prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in India is 50-90% in various studies. Factors such as low sunlight exposure, age-related decrease in cutaneous synthesis, and low dietary intake of vitamin D contribute to the high prevalence of vitamin D inadequacy which has emerged as a highly pervasive condition. Bone diseases such as rickets in children, osteomalacia and osteoporosis in adults are related with vitamin D insufficiency. Literature evidences show t...
Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
Conclusion: Compared to studies elsewhere it was observed that sinus tachycardia and bradycardia were commonest arrhythmias in AMI. That atrial fibrillation as observed in most studies elsewhere was not a common arrhythmia in this study. Mortality was statistically significant in tachyarrhythmias in both AWMI(55.71%) and IWMI(17.14%) as compared to bradyarrhythmias with p
Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
Conclusions: Sexual activity in the “ doggy style ” position was the commonest cause of PF in MSM. Sexual dysfunction is always present in gay man after surgery for PF. However, additional studies with larger samples should be coinducted.
Source: International Braz J Urol - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Marijuana consists of a mixture of dried plant leaves, flowers, and/or stems of the Cannabis Sativa plant. In addition, there is a resin-based version of marijuana that is called hash. Most people either smoke marijuana or vape it (warming it, but not cooking it), but it can also be ingested in oil form. The most common way to ingest marijuana is to roll it up and smoke it like you would a cigarette or cigar, or use a smoking tool like a pipe. Some users, however, consume weed by infusing foods (i.e., butter and cooking oil) or teas. What happens to your body when you ingest marijuana? THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is the mos...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Brain Blogger Publishers Research Sexuality Substance Abuse Cannabis Climax Dopamine effects of marijuana erection Orgasm Pot Premature Ejaculation Sexual Desire Sexual Dysfunction THC types of sexual dysfunctions Weed Source Type: blogs
Summary We attempted to evaluate whether circumcision has an effect on premature ejaculation. We searched three databases: PubMed, EMBASE and Google scholar on 1 May 2016 for eligible studies that referred to male sexual function after circumcision. No language restrictions were imposed. The Cochrane Collaboration's RevMan 5.2 software was employed for data analysis, and the fixed or the random‐effect model was selected depending on the heterogeneity. Twelve studies were included in the meta‐analysis, containing a total of 10019 circumcised and 11570 uncircumcised men. All studies were divided into five subgroups by ty...
Source: Andrologia - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
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