Matters of sexuality are part of the care operations of the social care and health care field and they can also be processed using the EMDR method. Sexual reluctance, difficulties with sexual arousal, addiction, fears related to sexually transmitted diseases, unfaithfulness, sexual orientation and sexual trauma are typical matters related to human sexuality that are processed through EMDR therapy.
Depending on the situation, the standard protocol can be used for processing and treating matters of sexuality, or other protocols can be utilised, such as special protocols designed to treat addiction or phobias. For now, a separate protocol for processing and treating matters of sexuality has not been developed for the EMDR method. Likewise, no scientific studies have been published about the subject. However, in the light of clinical, experience-based information, it can be assumed that the treatment is successful also in this context. Similarly to other situations, reinforcing and, if necessary, developing the client’s own resources is important in the context of processing matters of sexuality.