Over the past thirty years, significant changes have taken place in the treatment of sexual disorders. In the first half of the twentieth century, long-term therapy was first used as a method of treatment. The clinicians believed that the sexual dysfunctions were due to the man or woman has gone through the stages of psychosexual development incorrectly, and they used free association techniques and therapeutic interpretations to help clients understand themselves and their problems.
Modern Psychosexual Therapy in Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Sharjah, and some notable western countries is being used to improve the sexual and emotional life of many people.
What is Psychosexual Therapy?
It is mainly focused on problems of a sexual nature, such as erectile dysfunction, desire disorders, anorgasmia, premature ejaculation, and dyspareunia. It can be individual or couple, and the duration can be anywhere from 9 months to a year with weekly meetings. But as with any therapy, the duration is sensitive to several variables including the frequency of the meetings, the time that the partners dedicate to tasks at home, and the nature of the sexual problem.
Hundreds of case reports and clinical studies on the effectiveness of therapy have surfaced and many of them sound quite convincing. The treatment method gives effective and long-term results.
Who Needs It?
It is appropriate for both people and couples who want to improve their sexual connection or overcome sexual issues. It is recommended for people having the following issues:
- Sexual dysfunctions and pathologies
- Sexual inhibition
- Emotional blocks or doubts about sexuality
- Seeking more information and education on sexuality
Men and women may have varying reasons to see a therapist:
They often come to a sex therapist with complaints of impotence, premature or delayed ejaculation, and low libido.
They often turn to a sex therapist with complaints of orgasmic dysfunction, low libido, vaginismus, dyspareunia, or painful intercourse.
What Happens During the Session?
A qualified counselor does a comprehensive biopsychosocial evaluation of the couple or person. The examination is done to figure out what physical, psychological, and social issues are at the root of the sexual problems.
Full sexual history with both partners is then taken, which aids the sex therapist in determining if the problem is persistent rather than transient or episodic. To rule out physiological explanations of the sexual dysfunction, the therapist may refer the client to a urologist and/or gynecologist.
The therapist assists the couple or individual in opening up and changing their ideas, thoughts, and actions if they have contributed to a sexual problem during the sessions. Clients do behavioral exercises at home between sessions, which are the mainstay of treatment. Clients learn the fundamentals of healthy sexuality communication, flexibility, and pleasure via the activities.
What Disorders Does it Treat?
The following issues are commonly addressed in a therapy session:
Decreased Sex Drive and Sexual Aversion:
These are some of the most difficult dysfunctions to treat because they affect multiple areas at once. Therapists tend to combine the use of several techniques. The techniques of sensory awareness, self-instruction training, and behavioral approach may be used to address the issues.
Treatment for erectile dysfunction includes specific techniques to help a man manage his anxiety, increase stimulation, or both. Different techniques and exercises are recommended by the therapist to resolve this issue.
The involuntary contraction of the muscles around the vagina is treated in two ways. First, a woman may try to tense and relax her vaginal muscles until she can better control them. Secondly, a woman can try to overcome the fear herself, using behavioral training. More than 90% of women treated for vaginismus were eventually able to copulate painlessly.
The most common cause of pain in the genitals during intercourse is physiological, such as pain from scars or tears. Medical intervention can be tried but must be combined with therapeutic techniques to overcome the lack of arousal and years of anxiety.
What are the Goals of Therapy?
The following aims are to be achieved with therapy regardless of the techniques used and the problems to be solved:
- Assessment and understanding of the problem
- Emphasis on the principle of mutual responsibility
- Education and learning
- Attitudinal shift
- Dealing with performance anxiety
- Strengthening Sexual Communication Skills
- Changing destructive patterns of interactions
- Consideration of physical and medical factors
The cost of Psychosexual Therapy in Dubai can range from AED 1000 to AED 5000. The cost varies depending on the number of sessions you need to take and the therapist’s qualifications and experience. The actual estimated cost of the entire session will be determined by the doctor at the initial consultation.
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