On this website we provide links to other websites and books which you might find useful in order to learn more about the topics covered here. We do, however, need to emphasise that views expressed in these places do not necessarily reflect the views of COSRT itself. There are many differing opinions on various aspects of sex and relationship therapy. Please use the links if you find them helpful but do not assume that all material on other websites is accurate or condoned by COSRT.
- The Sex Book
- Overcoming Relationship Problems
- Overcoming Sexual Problems
- The New Male Sexuality
- Urban Tantra
- Nancy Friday
Sex and Relationship Advice
There are a number of useful leaflets to download about sexual and relationship issues on:
Sex and Addiction and Compulsivity
Information on Health, Sex and Relationships
Finding a Therapist
- British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
- United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy
Bisexual, Gay and Lesbian Links
- Association for Family Therapy
- Fatherhood Institute
- Relationships Scotland
- Family Planning Association
Cancer and Partners
Websites specifically for those who have experienced cancer are full of information that anyone would find helpful.
- http://www.issc.nu The International Society for Sexuality and Cancer is an excellent website for those who have any connection with cancer issues. It provides recent research papers.
- http://www.cancer.org – contains excellent articles on many aspects of sexual functioning and how to keep your sexual life alive despite cancer treatment.
- Macmillan help with all aspects of cancer and offer a free help-line so that patients may talk to them – http://www.macmillan.org.uk/HowWeCanHelp/TalkToUs/Talktous.aspx. When the lines are not open The Samaritans are available on 0845 790 9090, they take calls at anytime, any day, all year round.
- Cancer research offers a very good information service on-line, http://www.cancerresearchuk.org, with instructive articles about all aspects of the effect of cancer on your relationship and sexual life.
- http://prostatecanceruk.org This website has many helpful facts and advice and a confidential helpline where you can speak to a specialist nurse.
Disability and Partners
- Beecourse – http://www.beecourse.com/home.php this shows ramps and wedges that help to make sexual positions comfortable as well as vibrators and masturbatory devices.
- Outsiders: http://www.outsiders.org.uk This website offers leaflets for specific problems that you can download as well as links to a Sex and Disability Helpline: 0707 499 3527. Its opening hours are Monday to Friday from 11.00am to 7.00pm.
- Continence Foundation: There are plenty of helpful suggestions for those who experience some incontinence, explaining how individuals can cope during sexual activity. email@example.com
- Sh! http://www.sh-womenstore.com This is a women’s store selling sex toys and providing sexual information.
- Clonezone – this is a Gay website, it provides good male masturbatory devices. http://www.clonezonedirect.co.uk
- Lovehoney – http://www.lovehoney.co.uk This website sells sex toys of all types.
- http://www.webmd.boots.com This UK website has many interesting articles including information from Dr Beverley Whipple whose research has shown that people with spinal cord injuries can still experience orgasm from stimulation of their genitals, the orgasmic sensation being felt in their body just above the level of the spinal injury.
- The Leonard Cheshire Disability website is for young disabled people. http://www.lcdisability.org/?lid=11901. It is another website with many helpful articles and useful information.
Other Related Organisations and Professional Bodies
- British Society for Sexual Medicine (BSSM)
- European Society for Sexual Medicine (ESSM)
- International Society for Sexual Medicine (ISSM)
- International Society for the Study of the Aging Male (ISSAM)
- Counsellors in Primary Care (CPC)
- Institute of Psychosexual Medicine
- European Federation of Sexology
- World Association for Sexology
- American Association for Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists
- Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships
- Gender Identity Research and Education Society
- The Association of Psychosexual Nursing
- British Society of Psychosomatic Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Andrology (BSPOGA)
- The Society for Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR)