sensate focus technique

sensate focus technique

a therapeutic program for the treatment of erectile dysfunction in males.

sensate focus technique

A method of managing male impotence and female lack of sexual interest, essentially by prohibiting coitus and encouraging sensual massage, performed in stages, until, willy-nilly, nature has its way. The formal prohibition relieves anxiety which is at the root of most cases of impotence.
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This may require the social worker to teach clients Masters and Johnson's (1970) sensate focus technique as a means to create new centers of sexual stimulation or to manage pain, or even as an alternative to orgasm.