The various self-help and sex therapy suggestions offered in the following sections have proved helpful to many people in enhancing sexual relationships or resolving sexual problems (Van Lankveld, 2009). However, the same techniques do not work for every­one, and exercises often need to be individually modified. Furthermore, professional help may be called for when individual efforts, couple efforts, or both do not produce the desired results. Recognizing that therapy is sometimes necessary to promote change, we have included guidelines for seeking sex therapy in the last section of this chapter.

Increased self-knowledge is often an important step in sexual enhancement. With this in mind, we briefly outline procedures for improving awareness and acceptance of your body and present activities that provide the most pleasurable stimulation.