When historians reflect on 2009 and ask what the great trendsetter of the year was, we would be hard pressed to argue against the rise of Twitter – a social networking site that allows one to express their innermost thoughts or most banal activities (unfortunately, the latter is the more popular choice). There are two ways to interpret the fanaticism that has accompanied Twitter: First, it may be a further demonstration of our society’s self-satisfied, self-important, and egotistic pursuit for validation. Or, it may be of profound value to the health of the society as a whole. Journaling has always been encouraged as a means to understand oneself and your individual behavior. Sexual problems in particular can eat away at the soul of the patient, and impact those around him. Though Twitter may not be the ideal avenue for those who suffer from any psychosexual disorder, the therapeutic nature of expressing and analyzing oneself to experts has a proven success record in resolving the deep-rooted conflicts that lie at the heart of psychosexual disorders. A counseling psychologist may have a great role as professional listeners to explore the problems of greater depths, especially when the symptoms are severe. That is why psychosexual therapy continues to thrive.
Psychosexual therapists have generally original training in psychology or medicine, with particular attention to sexual dysfunctions and disorders. Their expertise is kept broad because of the vast number of problems that exist involving psychosexual disorders. All backgrounds, anxieties, problems, and situations are laid bare for the psychosexual therapists to diagnose and, if sought, treat. The origins of psychosexual disorders may possibly be medical, such as lack of sexual desire may be accredited to stress or unhealthy habits. If the case, psychosexual therapists can refer to professionals in the appropriate field. But, frequently, the origins are psychological or emotional – anxieties stemming from unresolved guilt, grief, or insecurities.
The problems that psychosexual therapy deals with include a loss of sexual desire, incapability of achieving erection in males or lubrication in females, and, of course, phobias and hyper sexuality. There are various forms of psychosexual therapies to deal with these various disorders: Sex therapy, for example, focuses on attempts to redirect sexual stimuli of patients from anomalous sexual stimuli, such animals or dead folk. Psychotherapy attempts to capture a broader picture by investigating the origins of the patient’s stress by approaching psychosexual disorders to be stemming from non-sexual origins. Meanwhile, behavioral therapy has the patient working with a psychiatrist or psychologist to unlearn the psychosexual behaviors that have become automatic because they have been perpetuated throughout the patients life.
Psychosexual therapy involves plenty of personal engagement to allow the patient to express themselves. It is a help system that forces the patient to self-help their disorders. The difficulty of psychosexual therapies is that they depend entirely on the patient’s willingness to engage his own insecurities, not only to the therapist, but to him/herself. If you reflect honestly on your own insecurities, then it becomes obvious that this is easier said than done. Additionally, treatment is more prognostic than diagnostic. The individual psychosexual therapists, however qualified they may be, will share their unique perspectives and interpretations of the same individual. There is great subjectivity to the field.
[ad#downcont]Nonetheless, psychosexual therapy has a success record that suggests that opening up does, if nothing else, open the floodgates to understanding yourself. It may not be the only way, but, as Twitter’s perplexing popularity suggests, there is something to be understood by the human mind by engaging with others.