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(2012)

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  • At the age of 38, Mark O'Brien, a man who uses an iron lung, decides he no longer wishes to be a virgin. With the help of his therapist and his priest, he contacts Cheryl Cohen-Greene, a professional sex surrogate and a typical soccer mom with a house, a mortgage and a husband. Inspired by a true story, The Sessions, follows the fascinating relationship which evolves between Cheryl and Mark as she takes him on his journey to manhood.

    - Written by Anonymous
  • The aspirant writer Mark O'Brien uses an iron lung since the day he had poliomyelitis. Mark was raised by his religious family and when he is a thirty-eight year-old man, he confesses to his priest Brendan that he needs to have sex since he cannot control his erections. His therapist contact the "professional sex surrogate" Cheryl Cohen Greene that starts a sexual relationship with Mark, who grows after the experience.

    - Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • In the late 1980s, Mark O'Brien is a reporter for Pacific News Service and a poet. Since polio at age 6, he's in an iron lung hours each day. At 38, this devote Catholic faces his sexual nature after falling in love with an attendant (his marriage proposal ends the relationship) and taking an assignment to write about the sex lives of persons with disabilities. He asks his priest if it would be a sin for him to hire a sex surrogate. With the priest's blessing, Mark hires Cheryl for up to six sessions with the goal of intercourse. Sex and intimacy lead to emotional nuance and deep feelings for Mark and Cheryl. Father Brendan and two of Mark's attendants provide sounding boards for this journey.

    - Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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