Sex therapy: A look inside the fascinating world of a sex therapist


As therapists we often have clients come into our practice with sexual issues, but unfortunately many therapists do not have the specific training to deal with these presentations.

So we ssex-therapy-sex-therapist-300x200poke with Melbourne sex therapist and clinical psychologist Dr Janet Hall about sex therapy.

Janet gives us a fascinating look inside the world of a sex therapist, where we discussed a wide range of topics related to sex therapy and sexual issues that are experienced by individuals and couples.

In this episode, Dr. Janet Hall discusses:

  • the common issues and reasons why men and women go to sex therapists for help
  • the most common sexual issues for men who present for sex therapy
  • how the internet is contributing to sexual issues in men
  • the pros and cons of individuals and couples using pornography
  • the differences between sexual problems with heterosexual couples and same-sex couples
  • how couples can deal with mismatching libidos
  • the downside of ‘hook-up’ apps like Tinder
  • what important assessment questions we need to ask clients when they ask for help regarding sex
  • how to know when it’s time to refer a client to a sex therapist
  • the most unique sexual problem she has worked with
  • the healthy and unhealthy sides of fetishes
  • whether monogamy/non-monogamy and polyamory can work in a relationship

Links and other resources mentioned in this episode: