Sexological Anamnesis: How to Discover the Reasons for HIS and HER Intimacy

  • Elena Vittoria Longhi
  • Giorgio Franco
  • Fulvio Colombo


Sexual anamnesis is much more than a collection of information about the sexuality of the patient and partner. It is a method to reconstruct the couple’s sexual style, the couple’s project, the partners’ past history, their relationship with their own bodies, the relationship with the other sex, and also the moment of surgical diagnosis in the process of the two-way relationship. This is a way of hypothesizing a priori patient compliance and the clinical investment of the surgical team.


Partnership The therapeutic value of the partner Couple’s sexual style Pre- and post-surgical process The role of the psychosexologist Couple’s sexual and medical history 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elena Vittoria Longhi
    • 1
  • Giorgio Franco
    • 2
  • Fulvio Colombo
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Urology Sexual Medical CenterSan Raffaele HospitalMilanoItaly
  2. 2.Department of UrologySapienza UniversityRomeItaly
  3. 3.Andrology UnitSant’Orsola University HospitalBolognaItaly

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