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CC13 Workshop 04 - 10 Good Reasons Couples Don’t Enjoy Sex- And Innovative Ways to Help Them - Marty Klein, PhD

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Couples Therapy |  Sex and Sexuality |  Workshops |  Intimacy
Couples Conference |  Couples Conference 2013
Marty Klein, PhD
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Apr 19, 2013
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What do most couples really want from sex? It isn’t endless orgasms, or sex around the clock. Most people want the same old things: connection, pleasure, excitement, mystery, validation. And magic. When the prospect of getting these is slim, satisfaction declines, and desire falls. This is not a “dysfunction;” improving genital “function” is not the answer.  The key, instead, often lies in addressing power struggles and control issues; the existential challenges of adulthood; and the need for a new vocabulary. We will discuss how to move couples from perfunctory, infrequent sex to a more vibrant and intriguing experience. We’ll also look at what therapists need internally to help couples discuss sex.

Educational Objectives:

  1. State three common myths about sex that discourage couples from lovemaking.
  2. Describe what can interfere with the process of initiating sex, and how to resolve these obstacles.

*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*



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Dr. Marty Klein has been a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and Certified Sex Therapist for 35 years. He has focused his entire career toward a single set of goals: telling the truth about sexuality, helping people feel sexually adequate & powerful, and supporting the healthy sexual expression and exploration of women and men.