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Revista da Abordagem Gestáltica

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MOLLER, Cínthia Vieira  and  ANDRADE, Celana Cardoso. Feminine sexuality from Gestalt-therapy perspective: a qualitative and phenomenological research. Rev. abordagem gestalt. [online]. 2011, vol.17, n.1, pp. 8-17. ISSN 1809-6867.

Sexuality has been a constant discussion topic in different fields, including psychology. This research aims to understand how women perceive this area in their lives and how Gestalt psychotherapy may influence their experience. Therefore a qualitative research through phenomenological method was used, according to Amedeo Giorgi (1985) formulations. Interviews were conducted with three women, Gestalt-therapy clients. Five categories were found: sexuality development, sexuality experience, contact, contact functions and therapy, sexuality and personal development. It was concluded that self knowledge acquired by means of touch is fundamental for sexual development, and there is a wide variety of sexual experience, from an disinhibition to sex, through external factors influences, up to asexuality. With more exploration on contact functions in the sexual experience provides more sexual resourcefulness and fullness. The psychotherapeutic process had little influence in the feminine sexuality of the collaborators, for it was absent in the psychotherapy, apparently because this topic was resolute for the collaborators.

Keywords : Feminine sexuality; Gestalt therapy; Contact.

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