CNL 530 Topic 2 DQ 2.docx - Why is it important for counselors to understand the similarities and differences between the sexual response cycles in men

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Why is it important for counselors to understand the similarities and differences between the sexual response cycles in men versus women?It is important for counselors to understand the similarities and differences between sexual response cycles in men and women for a number of reasons. One reason that it’s important to understand how each gender responds sexually is because it increases the counselors capacity to display empathy and understand their clients more deeply (Stewart, 2012). Another reason to understand the sexual response of men and women helps to dispel misconceptions that partners may have, that may contribute to sexual intimacy issues (Rathus, Nevid, Fincher-Rathus, 2018). Additionally, counselor competency can assist clients in communicating their sexual desires, needs, and wants, leading to deeper connections between partners and enhance their sexual experience (Rathus, Nevid, Fincher-Rathus, 2018). Finally, given the inherent nature of sexulaityas a part of human life, counselors understanding normal sexual responses and challenges allows

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