The article is a contribution to a Gestalt perspective on sexuality in contemporary psychotherapy. Starting from a definition of sexuality according to Perls, Hefferline and Goodman, the author describes the evolution of sexual mores in post-modern society, referring to the reflections of contemporary scholars such as Galimberti and Bauman. Overcoming the Oedipal logic, the author then proposes a reading of sexual experiences in psychotherapy from the perspective of the contact boundary in the phenomenological field, allowing us to perceive relational elements implicitly offered by the patient. The author then provides suggestions and examples to guide clinicians in working with sexual experiences in contemporary psychotherapeutic setting.
Keywords: Sexuality, gestalt therapy, setting, postmodern society, mise en abîme.