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Who Goes to Sex Therapy?

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Updated March 15, 2010

Question: Who Goes to Sex Therapy?
Answer:

People of all ages, sexual orientations, genders, religions, and ethnicities may choose to seek the help of sex therapists. Sex therapy is appropriate for:

  • Individuals wanting to deal with sexual identity issues
  • Couples wanting to increase sexual intimacy
  • People who want to deal with sexual inhibitions
  • People who are dissatisfied with their sexual functioning
  • Couples wanting to increase their communication about sexuality
There is no one “type” of person who goes to sex therapy and there are many more reasons to see a sex therapist than those mentioned above. If you think you might benefit from seeing a sex therapist you can try and ask your doctor for a referral and whether or not they think a sex therapist would be an appropriate person to see. But keep in mind that physicians do not receive very much training in sexuality, and may not be the best way to get a referral. Both the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists and the American Board of Sexology maintain referral lists of certified sex therapists.

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