What is sex therapy?

Sex therapy (Master & Johnson, Kaplan) is the treatment of human sexual problems. It aims to help individuals or couples to overcome their difficulties and gain the tools that will allow them to recreate and enjoy healthy, happy, functional and satisfying sexuality. It can be useful to people of all ages, races, sexual orientation and genders.


Incorporating her knowledge of sex therapy and sexology with the years of training in cognitive psychotherapy, Gaia Polloni has developed an integrated method which has been highly effective in treating sexual dysfunctions and sexual problems.

How is it Done?

Hers is a specific form of therapy, preferably, though not necessarily, for couples, which analyzes the causes, fears and difficulties underlying or related to sexual problems. This talking therapy is usually combined with other “ad hoc” methods and treatments: for example, behavioural prescriptions are often used between sessions.

In most cases, before seeking a Clinical Sexologist’s help, a check-up with a specialist (typically an andrologist or gynecologist) is recommended in order to exclude the possibility of underlying medical conditions.

These are the main problems treated:

Male Sexual Dysfunctions
  • Premature Ejaculation
  • Delayed or Impossible Ejaculations
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Lack of Sexual Desire
Female Sexual Dysfunctions
  • Anorgasmia
  • Dyspareunia
  • Vaginismus
  • Lack of Sexual Desire
Sexual Difficulties in Couples
  • Lack of Sexual Desire
  • Communications Problems
  • Masochism
  • Sadism
  • Frotteurism
  • Exhibitionism
  • Voyeurism
  • Fetishism
Sex Addiction
Gender Identity Disorder
Psychological support before radical prostatectomies and therapeutic help in order to rebuild/restore a sexual life after surgery
Psychological support to couples with infertility problems
Natural contraceptive methods
Sexual education
Sexuality for people with physical disabilities