Sex therapy and insurance coverage
Originally Published: February 26, 1999 - Last Updated / Reviewed On: January 12, 2001
I think you are doing a great job in answering people's concerns and questions about sex. I am wondering if sex therapy will be covered by an insurance policy. (This might be insurance related questions.) I just want you to throw some light on this. I w ant to seek some medical help for my quick ejaculation.
Sick of Quickies
Dear Sick of Quickies,
Read the following Alice questions about coming too quickly before turning to sex therapy. These answers offer information on techniques that may help you delay orgasm: More about premature ejaculation, Prolonging arousal/Lasting longer, Partner pleasuring through delaying orgasm, and Problematic erection and ejaculation?. The exercises and suggestions offered work for many men, helping them change behaviors on the road to climax. Bernie Zilbergeld's book, The New Male Sexuality, offers insight, perspective, information, and other useful suggestions in this area. For these strategies to be effective, you have to practice them often because you are teaching your body a new skill.
To find a sex therapist or counselor near you, contact the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) at:
P.O. Box 1960Ashland, VA 23005-1960 E-mail: AASECT@aasect.org
If you select a therapist, call her/him to ask about whether or not s/he is reimbursable by your insurer. If payment cannot be worked out through insurance, many therapists can adjust their fees. Sex therapy clinics tend to be less expensive than private therapists since they train therapists and need people to work with individually, in pairs, or in groups. Call your local hospital or university medical center to see if they have a sex therapy clinic, or you can ask the therapists on AASECT's lists for the name of one near you.