Sexuality

What’s Wrong with Porn?

You’ve heard the saying, “You are what you eat.” And, “Garbage in, garbage out.” In other words, what you consume—whether it’s food or porn sites—affects who you are and what you become. Regular exposure to pornography affects how you think about sexuality, from intimacy and relationships to gender equality and sexual violence. Since pornography is readily available and seemingly ubiquitous,…

Waiting for Good-Sex

Why delay sex in the dating game? And how long? Steve Harvey\’s Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man—and the movie it spawned, Think Like a Man—have gone viral, prompting much discussion around water coolers, Starbucks gatherings, and date dinners across the country. Harvey\’s main point? Wait 90 days before sleeping with your new significant other and earn the…

Why Are Some Women Sex Addicts/Love Addicts?

“There are a number of fallacies associated with female sex addiction-including that females simply cannot be sex addicts-that they are more likely to be “relationship” or “love addicts.” The reality, however, is that female sex addicts do exist-and may exist in far greater numbers than we\’re aware of.” -Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT, author and Founding Director of the Sexual Recovery…

Sex in Long-Term Relationships

Sex in a committed relationship can be affected by the partners\’ ages, experience, culture and religious or moral beliefs, among other factors. It is your and your partner\’s responsibility to preserve the enthusiasm and ardor of the sex you once enjoyed. This takes imagination, creativity, and romance. Some effort is required in order to obtain and maintain a good sex…

What is Sex Addiction?

by Nancy Travers,LCSW Thanks to Tiger Woods, sex addiction and sex rehab have been all over the news. Woods recently checked into the Pine Grove rehab clinic in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, for its six weeks? sex rehab program. But what is sex addiction and does Woods have this condition, or is it merely an excuse? Says Rob Weiss, executive director of…

Four Tips for Coming Out to Parents

by Nancy Travers,LCSW If you are gay or a lesbian, you know that one day you must tell your parents about your lifestyle. You may also wonder if they already know or if they will be completely taken by surprise. You may wonder if they will embrace you as the son or daughter they’ve always had or if they may…

Domestic Violence in Gay/Lesbian Relationships

by Nancy Travers,LCSW Domestic violence in gay and in lesbian relationships in the GBLT (Gay, Transgender, Lesbian, Transvestite) community is just as prevalent as in straight relationships, but the victims are less likely to report the violence because they feel they will be judged by their sexual orientation. Another challenge in the GBLT community is that those in positions of…

Sex and Power

by Nancy Travers,LCSW According to a recent study by a group of investigators from the Universities of Tilburg and Groningen, power is a stronger predictor of infidelity than gender. They found the incidence of infidelity to be relatively equal among men and women in similarly-powered positions. The reason we hear more about men committing sex scandals is there are many…

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