sex surrogate

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sex surrogate

Etymology: L, sexus + surrogare, substitute
in sex therapy, a professional substitute trained to help the patient overcome inhibitions. Also called surrogate partner.

sex surrogate

A professional sex partner employed to assist persons with sexual dysfunction.
See also: surrogate
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Ronit Aloni Clinic practices sex surrogacy, which involves pairing patients with trained sexual partners.
Aloni, a sex therapist with a distance-learning doctorate in sexual rehabilitation, has created a niche for sex surrogacy in this relatively conservative society.
It's not really about sex," Aloni said of sex surrogacy.
Given the requirements and the cost the clinic attaches to sex surrogacy -- up to $2,000 a month, well over half the average Israeli salary -- few sign up in search of casual sex, according to current and former staffers.
Aloni brought sex surrogacy to Israel in the late 1980s after studying the treatment in the United States, where it was first developed by gynecologist William Masters and psychologist Virginia Johnson in the 1950s.
While no laws technically prohibit sex surrogacy, many therapists do not endorse the practice and even consider it to be dangerous.
He said: "It costs a lot of money to set up a sex surrogacy service and you can't really profit from it.
Because sex surrogacy is not an accepted service here, Kathy doesn't advertise her work.
Most responsible therapists would be extremely reluctant to consider the use of sex surrogacy," says independent therapist Julia Harris.
Sex surrogacy could exploit the patient and make them dependent on the surrogate, which is not healthy.
Even the International Professional Surrogates' Association in California, admits that sex surrogacy should only be used as a last resort.
But I am in no way a prostitute as sex surrogacy is legal, as long as it is done in a therapeutic and healing atmosphere," the Sun quoted her as saying.