Couples Sex Therapy for Problems With Sexual Desire

Jordan-Rullo
University of Utah

Key Points

  1. Kelly and James are a couple in their 30s experiencing significant dissatisfaction with their sexual relationship, characterized by a decline in frequency and a lack of desire.
  2. Kelly’s diagnosis aligns with Female Sexual Interest Arousal Disorder (FSIAD) criteria, as she exhibits symptoms such as reduced interest in sexual activity, decreased initiation, and unresponsiveness to James’ attempts to initiate sex.
  3. The couple’s sexual dynamic has deteriorated to the point of avoidance due to conflicts arising from sexual matters, leading to concerns about their overall relationship and the barriers to improving their sexual connection in the future.
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Presenter’s Introduction

Dr. Jordan Rullo is a Board-Certified Clinical Health Psychologist, an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, and a Certified Gottman Method Couples Therapist. In addition to her private practice in Salt Lake City, Utah, where she treats couples with sexual health concerns, she also serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Clinical Psychology Department at the University of Utah. Her main areas of interest involve addressing sexual health issues that affect couples.

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