In the life of a couple, some sexual problems such as lack of pleasure, premature ejaculation , erection problems ... can hinder the relationship. In these difficult times, the couple may have to resort to sex therapy to solve the problem.
The principleSexual health is an important part of everyone's physical and mental well-being. In case of a sexual disorder, it is important for a man or a woman to ask questions, in order to solve this problem to find a personal well-being, and a harmony within the couple. The role of sex therapy will be to answer questions about this type of disorder and to propose solutions.
The goal of sex therapy is to enable couples to live better sex. Sex therapy begins with an in-office interview with the sex therapist, and sometimes with a clinical examination if the sexologist is also a doctor or midwife. The goal is to treat, to solve the problem by an interview of psychotherapy, sometimes some exercises, even drugs (as in case of erectile dysfunction).
Sex therapy is practiced by a sexologist. You should know that sex therapy is not considered a medical specialty in its own right. It is not a state diploma, but an inter-university diploma (IUD).
Although the National Order of Physicians recognizes this discipline, it is poorly known by the general public. Sexologists include general practitioners, gynecologists, psychiatrists, gynecologists, urologists, midwives and psychologists.
Usually, sexologists have knowledge of sexuality and treatments to overcome sexual disorders. But beware, some therapists self-proclaim sexologists without real training in sex therapy. Be careful in your choice of sexologist and ask your doctor for advice.
Authors: Margaret François and Dr Nicolas Evrard.