Sex Counseling

Publication Title: 
Breast Cancer Research and Treatment

Sexual functioning is an important element of quality of life. Many women experience sexual problems as a result of a breast cancer diagnosis and its treatment. Little is known about the availability and the effectiveness of interventions for sexual problems in this patient population. Six electronic databases were searched using Medical Subject Headings and keywords. Additional hand searching of the references of relevant papers was also conducted. The searches were conducted between October 2010 and January 2011.

Author(s): 
Taylor, Sally
Harley, Clare
Ziegler, Lucy
Brown, Julia
Velikova, Galina
Publication Title: 
The Journal of the American Board of Family Practice

BACKGROUND: Sexual problems are common but infrequently diagnosed. They are classified into four major categories: (1) sexual desire disorders, (2) sexual arousal disorders, (3) orgasmic disorders, and (4) sexual pain disorders. METHODS: MEDLINE files from 1966 to the present were searched using the specific sexual dysfunctions as key words along with the general key word "sexual dysfunction" to review the published literature. Additional articles came from the reference lists of dysfunction-specific reviews.

Author(s): 
Halvorsen, J. G.
Metz, M. E.
Publication Title: 
Revista Latino-Americana De Enfermagem

Considering and respecting religious beliefs and values is vital for delivering integral health care. This study describes the religious principles and guidance provided by Catholic priests on sexuality and reproduction. The oral history method was used. Interviews were carried out between August 2007 and May 2008 and were analyzed in an inductive and interpretive manner to acquire a deep focus on the theme. Thirteen Catholic priests from the city of S„o Paulo, SP, Brazil were interviewed.

Author(s): 
Hoga, Luiza Akiko Komura
Tiburcio, Cristiane Alves
Borges, Ana Luiza Vilela
Zoboli, Elma Lourdes Campos Pavone
Chavez-Alvarez, Rocio Elizabeth
Publication Title: 
Progres En Urologie: Journal De l'Association Francaise D'urologie Et De La Societe Francaise D'urologie

Despite considerable progress, the treatment of erectile insufficiency is often difficult due to its usually multifactorial aetiology and to the fact that the 3 components of a satisfying sex life are: 1) Sufficient penile rigidity with no other associated sexual dysfunction, 2) an adapted mental state, 3) a loving relationship with the partner. All of these parameters must be taken into account to ensure a lasting success, hence the need for a global approach rather than an approach localized to the organ.

Author(s): 
Bondil, P.
BlachËre, P.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology

The two most fundamental aspects of sexual relationships, passion and intimacy, are complex concepts, with at least partly paradoxical contents. Intimacy, for example, stands for unity and security, but also for shifting boundaries and exposure. Passion in its turn, stands for enthusiasm and energy, but also for surrender and dependency. It is this 'two sides of the coin' phenomenon that makes sexual relationships as interesting as they are dangerous.

Author(s): 
van de Wiel, H. B.
Schultz, W. C.
Publication Title: 
Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift (1946)

A salutogenic understanding of sexuality as a means of non-verbal communication embodiing essential basic needs, e.g. for acceptance, closeness, warmth, security, as they are sought in all relationships, is explicated from the point of view of sex therapy. Hence, a relation-oriented or syndyastic sex therapy focuses on the fulfillment of these basic needs and desires in general as well as by sexual commmunication in particular and thus creates favourable conditions for relieving sexual dysfunctions.

Author(s): 
Loewit, Kurt
Publication Title: 
The Journal of Sexual Medicine

INTRODUCTION: There are limited outcome data on the etiology and efficacy of psychological interventions for male and female sexual dysfunction as well as the role of innovative combined treatment paradigms. AIM: This study aimed to highlight the salient psychological and interpersonal issues contributing to sexual health and dysfunction, to offer an etiological model for understanding the evolution and maintenance of sexual symptoms, and to offer recommendations for clinical management and research.

Author(s): 
McCabe, Marita
Althof, Stanley E.
Assalian, Pierre
Chevret-Measson, Marie
Leiblum, Sandra R.
Simonelli, Chiara
Wylie, Kevan
Publication Title: 
Comprehensive Therapy

The heart has been regarded throughout history as the central core of life and emotions, of kindness and generosity, courage and grief. Cardiac disease can be overwhelming for both the patient and for the partner, and fear of death is a common and quite normal response. Sexual activity after convalescence is a valuable incentive for patients to undergo rehabilitation. Self-confidence and satisfaction can be greatly enhanced by affectionate closeness, and prolonged foreplay can be savored at any age.

Author(s): 
Renshaw, D. C.
Karstaedt, A.
Publication Title: 
Comprehensive Therapy

The heart has been regarded throughout history as the central core of life and emotions, of kindness and generosity, courage and grief. Cardiac disease can be overwhelming for both the patient and for the partner, and fear of death is a common and quite normal response. Sexual activity after convalescence is a valuable incentive for patients to undergo rehabilitation. Self-confidence and satisfaction can be greatly enhanced by affectionate closeness, and prolonged foreplay can be savored at any age.

Author(s): 
Renshaw, D. C.
Karstaedt, A.
Publication Title: 
Comprehensive Therapy

The heart has been regarded throughout history as the central core of life and emotions, of kindness and generosity, courage and grief. Cardiac disease can be overwhelming for both the patient and for the partner, and fear of death is a common and quite normal response. Sexual activity after convalescence is a valuable incentive for patients to undergo rehabilitation. Self-confidence and satisfaction can be greatly enhanced by affectionate closeness, and prolonged foreplay can be savored at any age.

Author(s): 
Renshaw, D. C.
Karstaedt, A.

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