Private Practices: The Story of a Sex Surrogate (1985)

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A most unusual career, unlisted in any college curricula, is the subject of this informative and curious documentary on sex surrogates. Basically, that means sex therapy through having sex. Clients are referred to surrogates via their own analysts, and the surrogate studied in this documentary is quite open about her job with her family (father and brother) and friends. As shown in a few sessions with two separate men, one 25 and the other 45 years old, the surrogate's first job is to relax the client and create a sense of trust. She also touches the client, and talks to him frankly and openly. Although the film is discreet and never delves into the physical act itself -- this is as far from pornography as one can get -- there is clearly a visible difference in the men as they lose their neuroses.
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NR
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Documentary , Special Interest
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Lightning Video

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This is in some ways a stunning documentary. It follows two clients as they experience sex therapy with a surrogate partner. The clients, John and Kipper, are real. You can feel their awkwardness and hopefulness. The surrogate, Maureen, is real. She is simultaneously vulnerable and practical, disarming because she is not the least bit pretentious. And despite the sex in the sex surrogate title, this film is really about the way these men are stuck in their emotional and sexual lives, and need a little therapy to get on with their lives.

Carleen Carter
Carleen Carter

(***): [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon14.gif[/img] An interesting documentary.

TTT C
TTT C

Do sex Surrogate's Still practice today ?? If so Wy Havent they made more shows about it I find this soo verey interesting I Diddnt know this exsisted And Am I Have to say Im Going to be sad If it was another Practice Discriminated against or shutdown This helps men and hopefully wimen if they had male sex surrogate's To be better and more understanding in their relationship This film Rilly opend my eyes to The fact that their are 40 Year old Virgins Out Their still In This day and age Im sure!! I even learned A few things In watching that I will try on my Partner This is a Nice Clean ADULT Film That Is verey Informational ?

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