Relaxation and Sexuality Publication date : April 1, 1998
Sexual dissatisfaction is extremely frequent, and the subject is perhaps only now coming out into the open. It remains a source of guilt and anxiety, and is often difficult to resolve. As a consequence, men and women suffer and couples break up. To combat this situation, Suzanne Képès and Philippe Brenot have developed a method of relaxation based on Schultzs relaxation training. When incorporated into a general programme of psychotherapy, it acts as a catalyst enabling patients to become aware of their sexual difficulties, and then to resolve them.The various problems that may occur in the sex lives of men and women are covered here. The authors explain why relaxation may be helpful and why it is important to understand the nature of sexuality. The book is well illustrated with personal accounts and case studies, in which both body and mind are taken into account. The authors message is simple: relax in order to understand, then heal and fulfil your body, your sexuality, and yourself. Suzanne Képès is a gynaecologist and director of studies of the university diploma course on sexology at the Université de Paris XIII. Philippe Brenot is a psychiatrist and director of studies of the university diploma course on sexology at the Université de Bordeaux.