Sexual counseling for the poor in health
A serious illness can lead to problems with sexuality and partnership. Feelings of inferiority, concerns about the loss of attractiveness, or changing needs for intimacy and sexuality are topics that many sick people (and their families) have to deal with. Physical limitations can also make sexual encounters more difficult.
But sexuality is not only intended for the healthy and can even be important for satisfying basic psycho-social needs.
Sexual counseling makes it easier
- to discuss fears and worries caused by physical changes;
- to talk about sexual issues in connection with an illness;
- to weigh the options of somatic and psychotherapeutic treatment;
- to stabilize a partnership.