Are you someone who finds yourself repeating the same unhealthy sexual behavior even though you know it’s not good to keep doing it? Do you make plans to stop, swear it off, or tell your partner “I’ll never do it again” only to wind up in the same mess time after time? Well, you may very well be dealing with sexual compulsion, and I’ll explain why it can be so hard to break out of it.Read More
Are you someone who struggles with being addicted to internet porn? If you are, you’ve probably noticed some changes in yourself when you’re using it compared to when you’re not. With the help of a very interesting book, I can shed some light on the topic and possibly help you with what may be porn addiction.Read More
Are you someone who goes from relationship to relationship without any significant breaks in between? Do you feel a sense of desperation after breaking up with someone to find another partner? If you answered yes to either one or both of these questions, you may be someone who practices serial monogamy. And if you do, it can have some serious implications for your mental health and well-being.Read More
Have you ever wondered why people who talk about sexual health never seem to address the issue of pleasure. They may talk about meaning and purpose, and maybe even fulfillment; but little attention is given to sex feeling good. This is because they leave out the sexual health principle of mutual pleasure.Read More
Have you ever gotten an STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection) or had to deal with an unplanned pregnancy? If so, you might have been unaware of the key sexual health principle of protection from STI’s.
Do you find yourself getting into spells of self-loathing emotional pain that make you want to hurt yourself or think about it all the time? If so, you could be at risk suicide and have untreated depression or bipolar disorder. If that’s the case, I have some suggestions that I hope you will take to heart.Read More
This is an interview with Dr. Mark Trahan who is an assistant professor at Texas State University, and he has special training with the Gottman Institute and Sue Johnson’s course in counseling and Emotion-Focused Therapy, and he also has a private practice where he focuses on working with infidelity cases.Read More
Are you someone who suffered trauma in your early years and wound up developing an addiction afterwards? If this is what’s happened to you, you’ve found one way of coping with your problems; but have wound up with another problem of equal or greater size in doing so. It’s alot like dealing with a two-headed monster. If one of them doesn’t get you, the other will.
Ever hear that old Tina Turner song “What’s Love Got to Do With It?” and think about some previous relationship? There’s a similar phrase that can be set to the same music that I used as the title to this week’s post. As far as relationships are concerned non-exploitation has everything to do with relationships that have anything to do with sexual health. If you’ve ever struggled with an abusive relationship you were in, you’ve also struggled with the sexual health principle of non-exploitation.Read More
Have you ever tried having ‘casual sex’ and wound up feeling bad about yourself or the experience later on? Well, that may have been an experience of not having identified shared values with a partner before engaging in the act of having sex. Not having shared values can make the difference between being in a state of sexual health and not being in that state.Read More
Are you somebody who has to be on your cell phone or in front of another screen 24/7? Do you feel like you can’t be separated from looking at media more than a small fraction of the time? If so, you not only have FOMO (Fear of Missing Out), but you are also probably helping to keep your anxiety going…and a whole lot more.Read More
Have you ever felt like you had a problem with controlling your sexual behavior at one moment, then later changed your mind? This has been the experience with many individuals, but it doesn’t mean there’s one for sure answer to the question of whether you have a problem or not.Read More
Are you someone who has experienced an affair in your marriage? Do you wonder how long it will take to trudge the long road back from this or a similar breach in trust...if it’s even possible? If you are one of the partners involved in such an experience know that it is possible to come back from this.Read More
Have you ever found yourself obsessing about something you know is trivial, but find it hard to break out of that thought pattern? Have you just had the same kinds of thoughts keep streaming into your mind, no matter what you do? If this has happened to you, you may be falling victim to what I’ll call the ‘thought gremlins.’Read More