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Sex Therapy-Masturbation

Deborah O. Day, Psy.D - Thursday, February 05, 2015

Just like any type of psychotherapy, Orlando sex therapy is a form of talk therapy. The sessions are conducted fully within the bounds of your personal value system, and is extremely effective. Sex therapy can benefit an individual, as well as a couple, and is effective for people of all ages, religions, races and sexualities. Sexual dysfunctions, such as erectile dysfunction, lack of orgasm, low or mismatched sex drives, premature ejaculation, painful intercourse, gender issues, surviving sexual trauma, sexual addiction/compulsion, orientation confusion and trust issues or marital affairs are just some of the issues that sex therapy can help. 


Masturbation is another issue that sex therapy can help an individual or a couple come to terms with. The private issue of a person’s masturbation habits can be problematic or cause confusion for their spouse, and even themselves. Consulting an expert, such as an impartial sex therapist from Psychological Affiliates, can provide a couple or individual with the safety to express their thoughts openly, without fear of judgement or contempt.

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Why We Cheat

Deborah O. Day, Psy.D - Thursday, April 03, 2014

In a recent interview with Slate Magazine, Esther Perel, author and therapist, brings fresh perspectives to the age-old issue of infidelity. Surveys consistently show that most marriages/long-term relationships are touched by infidelity at some point. Ms. Perel cites research showing that very often, cheaters are basically happy with their marriages or relationships. This seems to be especially true for men. Most cheaters say they really do not want to leave their relationships, yet they are willing to take risks and seriously hurt their partners and families.


Esther Perel makes some excellent points in her interview. Key among them is her observation that what cheaters really are seeking is a different self. Through an affair, a different aspect of one’s personality is brought to life, often in an overwhelmingly intense manner. This intense activation of a perhaps long suppressed or previously unrecognized persona is the real unconscious goal rather than seeking to have a different lover.


Ms. Perel also draws a distinction between cheating and non-monogamy. She suggests that “examining monogamy is our next frontier.” Instead of the old roles of cheater and the cheated-upon, new relationship models are needed which can demonstrate how to respectfully handle the shades of grey around the many sexual/intimacy/friendship/digital issues that affect modern relationships.


Many couples still agree that sexual monogamy is their ideal. For these couples, a therapist can help impart and sharpen skills such as conflict resolution, caring behaviors, prioritization, and sexual enrichment. A therapist also can offer craving management to help relationships withstand challenges. For couples dealing with the aftermath of infidelity, a specific problem may need to be addressed, such as sexual avoidance or sexual addiction.


Other couples may mutually agree to explore more autonomy, self-expression, or personal fulfillment rather than cheating or lying to one another. Even an unconventional arrangement, such as swinging, requires relationship boundaries and expectations for both partners.


A qualified sex therapist can work within a couple’s value system to help improve their shared sexual satisfaction. Having the courage to address such delicate topics is a start. A therapist can help couples build upon that beginning by having both partners clarify their priorities and cultivate acceptance of one another.


Provided by Alan Grieco, Ph.D.

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How Sex Therapy Can Relieve the Stresses of Anxiety and Depression

Deborah O. Day, Psy.D - Thursday, February 20, 2014

For couples seeking sex therapy, the personal and emotional aspects of why they are seeking assistance can render the search for guidance, making it daunting if not altogether overwhelming. Dr. Grieco, a leading psychologist among Orlando sex therapy counselors, was trained at the very place where the practices of sex therapy were born. 

Dr. Grieco speaks to both individuals and partners, but does advise his clients that partner sessions are generally much more effective in situations involving both the individual and an intimate partner. He has guided both couples and individuals through every sexual concern or issue imaginable.  By addressing these issues, he has also helped a wide variety of individuals relieve the stresses of anxiety and depression that affect their daily lives. 

While sex therapy is not covered by most insurance policies, it may be covered as an extension of treatment for the conditions of anxiety, depression, or Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. For many clients, one spectrum does not exist without the other. Issues of mistrust, unfaithfulness, gender confusion, mismatched sex drives, fetishes, addictions, sexual trauma survival and more can indeed affect a persons’ everyday life, as well as the lives of those around them. All of these issues and more fall into Dr. Grieco’s area of expertise. 

The frustration of a couple attempting to solve these problems and encountering one roadblock after the other can quickly overflow into other areas of their relationship, causing further feelings of friction and turmoil. Whether clients are facing a newly discovered concern, or are caught in the downward spiral of fighting for a solution to no avail, having a non-biased outside party such as that of Dr. Grieco, or any of the other counselors at Psychological Associates in Orlando, Florida, can be the very blessing that the doctor ordered.             

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