A surrogate partner is a member of a three-way therapeutic team consisting of a therapist, client and surrogate parner. The surrogate participates, as a parter to the client, in experiemtial exercises designed to build the client's skills in the areas of physical and emotional intimacy skills training.
Exercises are graduated and concentrate on body awareness, relaxation and sensual/sexual experiences that are primarily non-genital.” Where appropriate, the surrogate also teaches “vital social skills and traditional courtship patterns which finally include sexual interaction.”
What surrogate partners do:
Surrogate partners work with their patients to build their communication skills and self-confidence, and help them become more comfortable with physical and emotional intimacy. Sessions are well-planned and less anxiety-provoking for patients than real-world sexual encounters, where anything can happen.
Who do Surrogate’s Work With?
Those with questions or concerns around:
Avoidant Personality Disorder
Uncertainty of Sexual Orientation
“You are educating me and the more I learn the less I am afraid which allows me to be more curious.” JK
“A Surrogate is a professional who guides you to better understanding the factors that inhibit you and helps you realize traumatic impacts that cause you to suffer.” RC
“When you understand sex from an educational perspective it is not uncomfortable. The sexual ignorance keeps us suffering.” AG