The sexual and overall adjustment of 11 couples was studied following the female partner’s treatment in Barbach-style group treatment for preorgasmic women. All the women involved had attained their first orgasm through masturbation during treatment. It was found that, in addition to a -variety of positive effects, there was also a significant incidence of negative couple sequelae in this sample, including two cases of separation shortly after group termination. Variables possibly affecting differential couple outcome are discussed. It is concluded that the lack of partner involvement in this treatment may be undesirable for some couples, and that attention should be paid to this possibility at intake.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Psychology