What is Sex therapy?

Category: Psychotherapy


Sex therapy is a type of psychotherapy. Through sex therapy, you can address concerns about sexual function, sexual feelings and intimacy — either in individual therapy or in joint therapy with your partner.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Bipolar disorder 1 2
Borderline personality disorder 1 2
Major depressive disorder 1 2
Sexual dysfunction 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 0
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Sex therapy

Side effect Patients
Anger 1
Difficulty understanding conversations 1
Embarrassment 1
Fear of being overweight 1
Fear of embarrassment 1
Low self esteem 1

Show all 7 reported side effects

Why patients stopped taking Sex therapy

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Felt finished with this treatment 1
See 1 patient who's stopped going to Sex therapy


Stopped going to Sex therapy

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 0
Usually 0
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 0
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Sex therapy.