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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