Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Men's issues: How to find a good sex therapist

Good health is a key to a happy life, in a quick and requirements of life. But unfortunately men's health is at a backseat when it should be of prime concern. Sometimes one is too lazy or shy to discuss with a doctor about his sexuality. For a healthy life, many things need to be put in order.

Sexual dysfunction refers to a difficulty faced by an individual or a couple during any stage of a normal sexual encounter, including desire, arousal or orgasm.

Every year 15 to 30 million men are diagnosed with sexual dysfunctions, so you are not alone. These conditions are either caused by a medical condition, such as heart disease, diabetes, obesity, low testosterone, smoking, alcohol use, or even use of narcotics.

Sex problems can also be a symptom of a  psychological issue, such as stress, anxiety, insomnia, or depression.

Everybody needs a little psychological maintenance now and then. Whether, you’ve got relationship issues with your partner, family problems or situational stress, most people will find themselves in need of a good health professional at some point in their life for issues related to sexuality.

Now the qustion here is: What kind of a sex therapist should you see?

There are a variety of disciplines for sex treatment: Psychologists, Psychiatrists, licensed clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, Clinical Sexologists/Sex Therapists, Board Certified Counselors, herbal therapists and some registered nurses have training in mental health.

Now when you are coming with an issue related to sexuality make sure to find a doctor with experience and training in sex treatment or clinical sexology. In reality, most general health professionals only get a few hours of training in sexuality related issues.

How do I find an doctor who is expert sex treatment?

The best way to find a good sex therapist is through word of mouth – a friend or family member having a good experience with  counselor or therapist. But since sex treatment carry social stigma, this may not be happen to you. Most people aren uncomfortable to discuss their therapeutic experiences for sex treatment – which is unfortunate.

There are other options. You can go to online directories to find therapist names online. Here are a few to begin with:

How do you know you have found the right therapist?

The best advice I can give for this is to have a brief phone conversation or chat online with the therapist before you go for their treatment. Any good therapist should be willing to do this. Ask them their qualifications, what they specialize in, if they see many patients with issues similar to yours.

Your therapist should also emphasize confidentiality. They should address their confidentiality practices with you in person.

Now what?

Nobody really wants to go for a sex treatment therapy. All human beings show some sort of resistance when it comes to getting others to help. Forget about the social stigma surrounding sex treatments, more and more people are taking a foot forward and finding the courage to improve their lives through sexuality therapy. Ultimately, if the treatment helps you be a better partner, parent, human being -- it can't be the wrong thing to do.

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