The two surveys showing contradictory findings about sex problems and sexual satisfaction

Laumann, E.O. et al. “Sexual Dysfunction in the United States: Prevalence and Predictors,” Journal of the American Medical Association (1999) 281:537-544.

Dunn, K.M. et al. “Satisfaction in the Sex Life of a General Population Sample,” Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy (2000) 26:141-151.

Studies showing the benefit of sex therapy

Banner, L.L. and R.U. Anderson. “Integrated Sildenafil and Cognitive-Behavioral Sex Therapy for Psychogenic Erectile Dysfunction: A Pilot Study,” Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy (2007) 4(4 Pt 2):1117.

Berner, M.and C. Gunzler. “Efficacy of Psychosocial Interventions in Men and Women with Sexual Dysfunctions: A Systematic Review of Controlled Clinical Trials, Part 1, Male Sexual Dysfunctions,” Journal of Sexual Medicine (2012) 9:3089.

Fruhauf, S. et al. “Efficacy of Psychological Interventions for Sexual Dysfunction: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis,” Archives of Sexual Behavior (2013) 42:915.

Gunzler, C. and M. Berner. ““Efficacy of Psychosocial Interventions in Men and Women with Sexual Dysfunctions: A Systematic Review of Controlled Clinical Trials, Part 2, Female Sexual Dysfunctions,” Journal of Sexual Medicine (2012) 9:33108.

McCabe, M.P. “Evaluation of a Cognitive Behavior Therapy Program for People with Sexual Dysfunction,” Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy (2001) 27:259.

Melnik, T. et al. “Psychosocial Interventions for Erectile Dysfunction,” Cochrane Database Systematic Review (2007) CD004825.

An excellent self-help book for women with difficulty having orgasms

Heiman, J. and J. LoPicollo. Becoming Orgasmic: A Sexual and Personal Growth Program for Women. Fireside, NY, 1987 and subsequent editions.

Self-help books for low libido in women

Mintz, L.B. A Tired Woman’s Guide to Passionate Sex: Reclaim Your Desire and Reignite Your Relationship. Adams Media/Simon & Schuster, NY, 2009.

Watson, L.J. Wanting Sex Again: How To Rediscover Your Desire and Heal a Sexless Marriage. Berkeley, NY, 2012.

Studies showing the benefits of sex therapy

Banner, L.L. and R.U. Anderson. “Integrated Sildenafil and Cognitive-Behavioral Sex Therapy for Psychogenic Erectile Dysfunction: A Pilot Study,” Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy (2007) 4(4 Pt 2):1117.

McCabe, M.P. “Evaluation of a Cognitive Behavior Therapy Program for People with Sexual Dysfunction,” Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy (2001) 27:259.

Melnik, T. et al. “Psychosocial Interventions for Erectile Dysfunction,” Cochrane Database Systematic Review (2007) CD004825.

Hope Springs movie

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For best ED treatment results: Erection drugs plus sex therapy

Aubin, S.et al. “Comparing Sildenafil Along Vs. Sildenafil Plus Brief Couple Sex Therapy on Erectile Dysfunction in Couples’ Sexual and Marital Quality of Life: A Pilot Study,” Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy (2009) 35:122.

Banner, L.L. and R.U. Anderson. “Integrated Sildenafil and Cognitive-Behavior Sex Therapy for Psychogenic Erectile Dysfunction: A Pilot Study,” Journal of Sexual Medicine (2007) 4:1117.

Melnik, T. et al. “Psychosocial Interventions for Erectile Dysfunction,” Cochrane Database Systematic Review (2007) CD004825.