Sexual dysfunctions are often handled on referral from or in consultation with appropriate physicians. As in many other cases, discovering causes is important. Non-medical causes may include childhood punishments, early religious background and training, poor handling of childhood curiosities by parents or teachers, life experiences, trauma etc. Therapy for a female may require cooperation of a male partner, development of understanding of response, needs for attention, security, comfort, foreplay. Male problems include impotence, premature ejaculation, and fears about physical structure, masculinity and rejection.
Suggestion therapy, desensitization and re-education can prove effective. Hypnosis provides an ideal approach.