Use of Surrogate Sex Partners Rising Among Women

Sex therapists talk with their patients to help them confront their sexual problems and improve their sex lives. But some patients need more than talk therapy. They need practice in the bedroom, and have no spouse or partner to turn to.

For these patients, some sex therapists turn to surrogate partners people who help patients with intimacy issues using a hands-on approach. This can include having sex with the patient.

Although use of surrogate partners is rare among patients of both genders, they are increasingly being used by women whose physical or mental health problems prevent them from enjoying a healthy sex life, experts say. In the past, such therapy was employed almos