Not all relationships are smooth when it comes to sexual intimacy. Sexual problems can arise due to one or more reasons. If the couple itself isn’t able to resolve the problem at hand, there is no harm in seeking the help of a sex therapist.
It is recommended that sex therapy and counseling should be attended by both partners, no matter if the problem appears to involve only one of you. Oftentimes, the problem is a function of the relationship and not of one.
A thorough investigation of the nature of the issue including the exploration of the values and beliefs surrounding sex and sexuality helps therapists know more about the core of the problem. The sex therapist tries to address the emotional connection between the partners. Sex therapists facilitate speaking about your sexual problem so that you may have a better understanding and possible engage in a more open and free conversation.
They address the problem at hand with baby steps helping you locate the root of the problem. Sex therapists are someone couples can share their sexual tensions without getting judged.
How Does Sex Counseling Work?
After a session of breaking the ice, sex therapists ask about the problem. The problem can entail low libido i.e. low sexual desire of either one or both partners. This is when one or both partners do not find the need to be sexually active.
To address such a problem, sex therapists may suggest enjoying each other company by touching and caressing each other. This process should not be forced and should not be done with the sole motive of having intercourse. The therapist may also suggest the sensate focus technique. This includes caressing and each other bodies for 30 minutes without either partner touching the genitals.
The next few minutes are spent on each partner asking for the type of touch they like and directing their partner to what they enjoy. With the goal of identifying and understanding the types of touches preferred and the location of those caresses.
Sex therapist can also help with more sexual related problems like orgasm, dryness, lack of lubrication etc., a therapist can easily guide on the same as a sex educator.