30% of women sad after sex thanks to PCD

Treating PCD

Dr Robert Simmons suggests that PCD could be treated with insight-oriented psychotherapy. According to the university of Toronto, Insight-oriented psychotherapy is “ a form of treatment that helps people through understanding and expressing feelings, motivations, beliefs, fears and desires” . This form of treatment was developed from psychoanalysis, therapy first established by Sigmund Freud. In this case the doctor and the patient meet face to face in which the patient is free to speak as freely as possible, disclosing everything that comes to mind. On the other hand, the doctor listens “in an empathic way, paying attention to the feeling component of the material including any discomfort or anxiety that the patient experiences”.

Men have also been shown to have PCD in which they might try to avoid any physical contact after sexual intercourse.


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