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The elegant solution to the problem of impotence

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Although most therapists are committed to debunking the dual myths that “sex requires an erection” and that “sex equals intercourse,” sex researchers continue to use “successful” intercourse as a primary dependent variable. It is here asserted that RET therapists would do well to approach the problem of erectile dysfunction from a more elegant philosophical perspective. The treatment approach outlined here is aimed at reducing client disturbance as well as increasing sexual satisfaction rather than at simply helping the client to regain his potency.

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Bass, B.A. The elegant solution to the problem of impotence. J Rational-Emot Cognitive-Behav Ther 4, 113–118 (1986). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01074169

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  • Public Health
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Treatment Approach
  • Impotence
  • Sexual Satisfaction