Chapter 11

Gender & Sexual Problems

Set F

Sexual Sadism Disorder

When a person gains sexual arousal and satisfaction from the psychological or physical suffering of others, and this diagnosis is given if the symptoms cause the individual significant distress or if the person acts on the impulses with a non-consenting person.

Squeeze Technique

A technique used to help clients with premature ejaculation where the client’s partner firmly squeezes below the head of the penis just prior to ejaculation.

Sexual Skills and Communication Training

A treatment method in which a therapist can help clients to acquire a more knowledgeable perspective on sexual activity, communicate to partners effectively about sex, and reduce any anxiety about indulging in sexual activity.

Testosterone

A steroid hormone stimulating development of male secondary sexual characteristics.

Transvestic Disorder

When a heterosexual male experiences recurrent, intense sexual arousal from cross-dressing in women’s attire, and this causes significant distress or impairment in social or occupational functioning.

Sexual Offender Treatment Programme (SOTP)

An integrated treatment for sexual offenders which adopts CBT methods for treating imprisoned sex offenders and targets risk factors for reoffending.

Stop-Start Technique

A technique used to help clients with premature ejaculation where the client’s partner stimulates the penis until close to ejaculation, at which point the partner is signalled to stop by the client.

Tease Technique

A direct treatment method designed to deal with symptoms of erectile dysfunction or male and female orgasmic disorder, involving the partner caressing the client’s genitals, but stopping when the client becomes aroused or approaches orgasm.