DISTURBING FANTASIES · FETISHES · RISKY BEHAVIOR
WHY SEEK SEX THERAPY? If you have disturbing, erotically necessary fantasies about fetishes, children, or other non-consenting persons. Or, if you’re engaged in risky masochistic and/or sadistic behaviors such as voyeurism or certain cross-dressing or other behaviors linked to arousal that have grown out of control and feel frightening. If your sexual life is stunted, unsatisfying or disturbing, Long Island Sex Therapy is a safe, non-judgmental option to help you regain healthy sexual functioning and take back a sense of pleasure and pride in your sexuality.
PROFESSIONAL SEX THERAPY CAN HELP: Professional sex therapy with Long Island Sex Therapy is comprehensive, compassionate and effective. It can help you explore and understand the reasons for the confusing behavior, fantasies and thoughts. As a result of treatment, you can reduce the dysfunctional aspect of your sexual functioning and begin to restore self-esteem, control, and pride in healthy sexual functioning.
Profesional sex therapy will usually correct most problems, provided other causes are ruled out. The challenge for a good sex therapist is two-fold: (1) to teach and monitor the fairly simple behavioral modifications that have proven so effective in reducing sexual dysfunction, and (2) to skillfully handle the deeper issues that are often at the heart of certain dysfunctions.
SEX THERAPY AND MARRIAGE COUNSELING: Because sex is closely linked with intimacy and relationship, sex therapy is often the way some couples come into treatment. Sex therapy and Marriage Counseling or Couples Therapy can work together, addressing the couple’s sex life and their emotional health, together. Good sex therapy also manages the anxieties and resistances that crop up during the treatment process. For example, when the prematurely ejaculating man begins to gain ejaculatory control, his partner will frequently grow anxious about continuing treatment for fear that success will result in her being left for “a more attractive” partner. Thus, because sex is so closely linked with intimacy and relationship, these areas can work together to treat the whole relationship.