Let me teach you how to get laid …
FORGET the traditional therapist’s couch.
Sarah White, the self-titled Naked Therapist, wants men to open their hearts in front of a webcam. And be naked.
The 28-year-old New Yorker makes a living by using “arousal therapy” to help men “arrive at unique, powerful and psychological insights”.
Both Ms White and her clients get naked during their hour-long therapy sessions, although she says they do not have simulated sex.
“Because nakedness is allowed, there is an immediate sense of intimacy, openness, and trust between the therapist and client,” she said.
“They’re allowed to touch themselves in whatever way they want, to whatever end they want,” she told news.com.au.
“I only do light touching of myself. It’s to show my clients that I’m relaxing and enjoying myself.”
When asked to explain the philosophy behind her treatment, which has helped more than 1000 men, Ms White says:
“Asking a man to share his feelings in an environment in which sexual arousal is forbidden is like trying to teach him to swim on land.
“I firmly believe that sexual arousal is so central to men’s cognition that it must be openly embraced and accepted in the therapeutic context if men want to truly get to the bottom of their feelings.”
Ms White says her clients fall into four categories — “the alt-curious/frightened man, the unconfident/shy man, the unmotivated/depressed man, and the sexually obsessed/frustrated man.”
She says being naked makes a “huge difference” to the depths of conversation these men are prepared to discuss, compared to a traditional therapist.
“I have found that many men won’t talk to traditional therapists because they’re too embarrassed,” she said.
“I have had countless intimate dialogues with men in which they’ve talked to me about things they’ve never told anyone in their lives.”
Ms White, who has a Bachelor of Science majoring in Biology, says we are in the middle of a ‘Global MENtal Health Crisis’.“Men have the vast majority of “problems” — homicide, suicide, addictions — yet men are highly unlikely to go to therapy unless their wife or a judge forces them to,” she said.
“It is time for us to stop saying men don’t get therapy and for therapy to “get” men. Naked Therapy accepts the simple fact that men are driven to seek arousal experience and it uses those arousal experiences for valuable therapeutic ends.”