For some couples the bulk of their relationship challenges occur in the bedroom. Addressing them can be difficult particularly when it involves bringing in a third party to talk about a topic that may result in some discomfort for all of the parties involved. Moreover, getting help to address martial issues in the bedroom may not be easily accessible for various reasons including insurance coverage or the cost of sex therapy. Add in the fact that you are spilling some of the most personal facets of your life to a stranger might result in some couples refusing to get help despite the possibility that they could really benefit from it. More painful than talking to a complete stranger about one’s bedroom woes is actually sitting there and listening to someone talk about their bedroom woes. In fact, it sounds like a recipe for major awkwardness.
Cue the puppet show! According to The New York Times, as reported by The Huffington Post, a new television show called Felt is changing the way we view therapy. Literally. The show uses puppets and audio from actual therapy sessions replacing people and perhaps removing some of the discomfort one might feel in the event they were observing actual people discussing their sex lives.
Additionally the use of puppets allowed the couples involved to remain anonymous thus ensuring that they maintain their sense of privacy. The couples featured on the show come from diverse backgrounds and as a result of allowing their sessions to be recorded the costs of their sessions were covered. Take a look at the video for the series, which premiered May 6, 2013, below:
For more on this story visit The Huffington Post. What do you think of using puppets to act out sex therapy sessions?
Video and Image Source: YouTube via The Huffington Post
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