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Overcoming Sexual Trauma

Sexual violence is a violation of our right to make choices about our bodies, and can change our relationship to our own sexuality. It is normal to have a range of symptoms after trauma. Common ones include: Avoiding sex or approaching it as an obligation...

Anorgasmia – A Common Issue Discussed in Sex Therapy

An orgasm is an intense feeling of pleasure and release of tension, with or without involuntary, rhythmic contractions of the pelvic floor muscles. It is the feeling of being “spent.” If you are unable to reach orgasm after a reasonable amount of stimulation, and this...

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Learning to Regain Intimacy Through Sex Therapy

Research says the average couple has sex about once a week. But there is no “normal” frequency. The right amount of sex is the amount that is right for the two of you. However, ‘no sex ever’ can be a problem, especially if one member...

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Why Sexual Health Matters And The Benefits of Sex

What is sexual health and why is it important? The World Health Organization describes it as follows: Sexual health is a state of physical, mental and social well-being in relation to sexuality. It requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, as...

Sharing Your Sexual History with Your Partner

Sharing your sexual history with your partner can enhance the relationship if it is done right. Here are my thoughts regarding what to share, what to keep to yourself, and what to expect from the conversation. Keeping it Non-Judgmental Each of you may have things...

When Your Libidos Don’t Line Up

One of the biggest challenges in love relationships is when the desire for sex is much higher in one person than the other. But there are ways to address this common issue. If both of you are willing to make an effort to understand what...

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Why Trust is Critical to a Healthy Sex Life

Sex and trust are intrinsically linked. That’s why infidelity is one of the most difficult marital problems to overcome. A lack of trust reduces desire, and makes it harder to be vulnerable or physically or emotionally “naked.” When someone is unfaithful, trust has been broken and...

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How Finances Can Affect Marriages for Better or Worse

Serious money problems bring many couples to the brink of divorce. But other couples find working through such difficulties brings them closer than ever. Finances are the greatest stress on marriages. Money is about more than covering the bills each month. It represents safety and...

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How to Express Feelings Effectively with Your Spouse

Expressing thoughts with your spouse is easy; feelings not so much. But because sharing makes you feel exposed and vulnerable, it creates intimacy. How to Express Yourself When sharing feelings with your spouse, it is important to know the difference between thoughts and feelings. This...

Possible Reasons for Painful Intercourse

Painful intercourse is common in women, and can be structural or psychological in origin. But the problem should always be addressed promptly, because it can hurt your self-image and emotional intimacy, not to mention your interest in sex. Pain can lead to a fear of...

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