Talk:Sex therapy

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Important subject, tiny article: needs expanding. -- The Anome 14:04, 6 September 2006 (UTC)

Agreed. 71.232.108.228 05:14, 7 March 2007 (UTC)

Yes. Added four years later... Timothy Perper (talk) 22:52, 24 July 2010 (UTC)

Peer review and responses during the educational assignment in Winter 2014[edit]

Wow, this article is so much more like a REAL, informative topic than ours! It really looks fantastic, and your coverage of the topic is extremely thorough. Way to go on the references, too. Some comments: "Sex therapy is a strategy for the treatment of sexual dysfunction when there is no medical etiology (physiological), or as a complement to medical treatment." - I think that this could benefit from some less technical language. "no medical etiology = physiological" doesn't quite make sense to me, either... RESPONSE: This is from the original article.

"The sexual dysfunctions which may be addressed by sex therapy include non-consummation, premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, low libido, unwanted sexual fetishes, sexual addiction, painful sex, or a lack of sexual confidence, assisting people who are recovering from sexual assault, problems commonly caused by stress, tiredness, and other environmental and relationship factors." - I think that this sentence could use some internal (wikipedia) citations... RESPONSE: This is from the original article. - Maybe a link to or explanation of "gender expression"? RESPONSE: Added internal link to Wikipedia page on gender expression and another to LGBT.

- It "requires a rigorous evaluation" before it takes place, is that what is meant here...? RESPONSE: This is from the original article.

"The reason is that sexual dysfunction may have a somatic base or a psychogenic basis." - Sorry I could use some more explanation on this... RESPONSE: This is from the original article.

"Today, sex therapy sessions are focused on the individual’s symptoms rather than the resolution of underlying psychodynamic conflicts that present themselves in adult relationships." - Once again, I think that this is a little too smart-sounding for an everyperson's encyclopedia. Sorry! (that or it maybe just needs a few more internal links) RESPONSE: Changed sentence to: "Today, sex therapy sessions are focused on the individual’s symptoms rather than on underlying psychodynamic conflicts." Added internal link to Wikipedia page on psychodynamic

"The practice of sex therapy remains controversial and its approached with ambivalence in social, religious, and educational systems. The increased transformative approach to the field of sex therapy psychological biological, pharmacological, relational and contextual to sexual problems" - Same as above...also, I think "its" could be "it is" RESPONSE: Changed sentence to: "The practice of sex therapy remains controversial. It is approached with ambivalence in social, religious, and educational systems. The transformative approach to sex therapy aims to understand the psychological, biological, pharmacological, relational, and contextual aspects of sexual problems." Added internal links to Wikipedia pages on psychological and pharmacological

"Aging and Sexuality" section - More internal citations, please! (sorry, I know they're a lot of work) RESPONSE: Added more internal citations. - I felt like this section did not fit completely with the rest of the article. while it is useful & relevant information (and would be perfect in a research paper, leading up to an explanation of why sex therapy could be useful for older adults), it just seems kind of out of place in the Wiki format. Maybe it should be its own page, or something? RESPONSE: Our reasoning for maintaining this section here is that aging and sexuality are a part of sex therapy. The information covered here is pertinent and not covered anywhere else on Wikipedia.

"Over the years little attention has been paid to older adults and sexuality. As the population of older adults and life expectancy continues to grow there is information about sex therapy but it is often not easily acceptable." - see bold edit RESPONSE: Changed typo per suggestion.

"Numerous endocrine, vascular and neurological disorders may interfere in sexual function, along with medications and surgeries" - I don't know what some of these mean...sorry I'm ignorant RESPONSE: Added internal citations to endocrine, vascular, neurological.

Let me know if any of this is unclear, or if you have other questions, please! Way to go you two, this is really an awesome article, I'm so impressed!! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rmcoe (talkcontribs) 15:42, 18 March 2014 (UTC)

Note: I alerted WP:MED to the expansions, as seen here. Flyer22 (talk) 17:25, 18 March 2014 (UTC)

Editing Note[edit]

rmcoe and brykimso contributed equally to the edits posted between 15:13-15:20 March 18 Rmcoe (talk) 18:46, 20 March 2014 (UTC)