The „Approche Sexocorporelle“ was developed in the 70s and 80s by Prof. Jean-Yves Desjardins at the Sexology Faculty of the University of Montreal/ Quebec and has been continuously expanded ever since. Due to the (few) publications in French language, the concept has only made the leap to Europe since 2000 and thus slowly reaches Austria and Germany via Switzerland and France.
The Sexocorporel has some special features to show:
- It is based on a model of sexual health. This of course also defines sexual illness, but the subtle difference is what is made of it: In the sexocorporel existing abilities and resources are expanded, it is not about a deficient view of disturbances and dysfunctions.
- Sexocorporel also looks at the genital-sexual functional level of the body during love play – and this distinguishes it significantly from conventional sexual therapies. At first, this sounds rather technical, but it opens up completely new perspectives and thus also treatment options for sexual dysfunctions.
- Sexocorporel addresses itself primarily to individuals, describes their sexual functions both on a physical, sensual and emotional level, and offers learnable extensions of sexual expression and experience.
- Another advantage of Sexocorporel is the novel combination of the familiar. At the theoretical level, the approach offers such a comprehensive set of tools for diagnosing and describing sexual behaviour and experience that it provides a solid basis for an integrative model. Sexocorporel model can be used to justify which method is appropriate for which people and with which topic.