The Slippery Slope of Sex Addiction
Sex addiction is a slippery slope, but perhaps not in the way you might think I mean. One of the big difficulties we have in talking about sex addiction is the lack of clarity around what we’re talking about. People get into habits or get hooked on all kinds of things: shopping, food, drugs, sex, […]
Upcoming Conference on Alternative Sexualities 9/23/10 in San Francisco
One of the biggest difficulties queer, kinky, and/or polyamorous people face when looking for therapists or other mental health support is that professionals get very little training about any kind of sex, much less “alternative” sexualities. Despite the lack of any real correlation between being kinky (for example) and having mental health issues, many therapists […]
Why Do We Call It “Using Porn”?
On one of the sex education email lists that I follow, someone posted a question about “porn use.” And while I’ve seen this phrase used more times than I can count, it suddenly seemed to me that the term implies a bias that runs so deeply that it’s effectively invisible. I think it’s rather interesting […]Read More
What Psychology Professionals Need to Know About Polyamory
One of the most common challenges people face when seeking psychotherapy or other mental health/emotional support is the concern that a therapist will judge them or shame them for their sexual fantasies, desires, and expression. Unfortunately, this often keeps people from finding a therapist or it keeps them from opening up and being honest about […]