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sex therapy

mutual couple sexual psychological

Treatment for sexual problems of psychological origin, which may arise as a result of a mental reaction to physical illness by the affected individual or partner, or to psychological attitudes themselves, either of which imperil normal sexual relations. An assessment of the individual or couple's problem is followed by simple counselling or, in the event of failure, by referral to specially trained sex therapists, who generally advise a graduated programme of tasks which the couple pursue at home. Emphasis is placed on the need for mutual understanding of each other's problems, and the need for mutual communication.

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