Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts

First Advisor

Sharon Rubin

Second Advisor

Paul Van Ness

Third Advisor

Dorothy de Moya


This paper discusses conceptual and experiential aspects of helping male homosexuals who have problems in achieving pleasurable and satisfying sexual experiences . New helping modalities, particularly those of Masters and Johnson , are explored in the context of a case study of a single 28 year old male who was able during the course of the counseling relationship to attain greater sexual pleasure and emotional satisfaction both by himself and with a partner by breaking out of a pattern of unfulfilling masturbation . The conclusion reached is that non-analytical approaches used successfully by "new sex therapists " with committed heterosexual couples can work equally well with single homosexual men .