CATEGORY: Sexuality and Sexual health 132 articles

Are you experiencing sexual problems? Are you in needs of some tips, tricks and ideas about how to overcome erectile dysfunction, impotence, premature ejaculation, dyspareunia, painful intercourse, orgasm difficulties, overactive sex drive, sex addiction, no sex drive, maybe you are trying to become pregnant but can’t, or simply you don’t know how to have good sex. Maybe the issue is around sexual orientation and you wondering if you are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender and need someone safe to talk with. Or maybe you have experienced one of the following sexual issues: sexual aversions, sexual boredom , poor body image, sexual embarrassment and / or anxiety, depression, chronic pain, cheating Spouse / infidelity, medical problems, sexual trauma marital problems or basic sexual communication problems. If so, sex therapy will help you. For some this will be simply improving sexual performance, for others it will be about sexual communication and intimacy and for others it may be about becoming more comfortable with oneself

Below you will find all the articles written on this topic.


How to Satisfy Skin Hunger When Single

Posted by: Melvin Tillman, MA

            You have been single for some time now.  You’ve managed the single life rather well, at the same time, there’s one aspect that you’re…


Talking to your partner about Erectile Dysfunction

Posted by: Shannon Oliver-O'Neil, LSWTherapist

Not everyone who has Erectile Dysfunction needs to have an in depth conversation with their partner about it. Maybe your partner is new, and ED is just part of…


How To Support A Survivor Of Sexual Assault

Posted by: Melvin Tillman, MA

How to Support Your Partner Who’s Survived Sexual Assault: The United States is in the middle of tackling a monumental problem: sexual assault and harassment.  Seemingly, every other week, people are…


Learn How To Squirt

Posted by: Mariaisabel Zweig, Intern

Squirting. A wet and wild phenomenon beyond your experience. You learned about it somewhere. Magazines? Online? Or maybe a friend told you about it.   What exactly IS squirting though? Squirting…


Sensate Focus Touching for Body Image

Posted by: Shayna Alper, Intern

Do you struggle with your body image? Do you feel out of touch with your sexuality? These concerns are common for women throughout their lifespan. Body image is defined as…


How to Squirt

Posted by: Mariaisabel Zweig, Intern

Squirting. A wet and wild phenomenon beyond your experience. You learned about it somewhere. Magazines? Online? Or maybe a friend told you about it.   What exactly IS squirting though? Squirting…


When You See Your Teen Looking at Porn

Posted by: Melvin Tillman, MA

            You come home to what seems to be another ordinary day.  However, as you stop to say hello, you unexpectedly see your teen in the middle of looking at…


How to Keep Romance Alive After Kids

Posted by: Tonya McDaniel, ABD, MEd in Human Sexuality, MSW, LSW

The power of an infant’s smile, coo, or laughter is unimaginable. Some people report feeling an overwhelming, primal urge to keep that tiny human safe and loved at all costs…


How to Shift Your Sexual Scripts

Posted by: Shayna Alper, Intern

Sexual scripts state that our beliefs, behaviors, and attitudes about sexuality are constructed from cultural, social, and personal experiences and interactions. When you assess your sexual scripts, you may recognize…


How to Assess Your Sexual Scripts

Posted by: Shayna Alper, Intern

From the moment we are born, we are taught specific social norms and expectations. The behaviors and beliefs that we learn to be appropriate depend on our gender. For example…


What is Ethical Porn & Where Can I Find It?

Posted by: Tonya McDaniel, ABD, MEd in Human Sexuality, MSW, LSW

The term “ethical porn” has become an increasingly popular descriptor in the sex entertainment world. Its rise in popularity could be compared to the use of “organic” in the food…


How to Get Your Resistant Girlfriend Into Porn

Posted by: Melvin Tillman, MA

            There are a lot of associations with pornography.  Just saying “I like pornography” aloud, never mind to your girlfriend, can conjure up several different feelings and beliefs.  Some of…


Common Causes of Vaginismus/GPPPD

Posted by: Melvin Tillman, MA

    Vaginismus, the unconscious tightening of the vaginal muscles, is unpleasant, to say the least. Now classified as Genito-Pelvic Pain Penetration Disorder (GPPPD), this sexual dysfunction makes penetrative sex unpleasant…


Telling Your Partner That You’re Asexual

Posted by: Melvin Tillman, MA

Telling Your Partner That You’re Asexual

You've done some research and personal reflection, and you're confident that you’re asexual.  You are well-versed in this orientation and how it applies to you…


Exactly What Is Asexuality

Posted by: Melvin Tillman, MA

           The United States is slowly getting more sex savvy, so you’ve probably heard the term “asexuality” pop up with friends or online.  You think that…


Advocating to Your Doctor About Possible Vaginismus

Posted by: Melvin Tillman, MA

Advocating to Your Doctor About Possible Vaginismus

 

Things just haven’t seemed right with sex.  You find yourself avoiding or dreading penetration because you find it difficult, maybe even painful and…


Erectile Dysfunction Survey

Posted by: Shannon Oliver-O'Neil, LSWTherapist

15-20% of American men will experience erectile dysfunction at some point in their life. Despite its ubiquity, Erectile Dysfunction still causes distress for many men experiencing it. It’s common for…


Pelvic Floor Flex/Relax Continuum Exercise

Posted by: Shannon Oliver-O'Neil, LSWTherapist

Though many men have never paid much attention to their pelvic floor muscle, it plays  an important part in maintaining erections. If you are experiencing difficulty with your erections, strengthening…


Pelvic Floor Muscle Strengthening Exercise

Posted by: Shannon Oliver-O'Neil, LSWTherapist

One of the most common contributors to Erection Dysfunction is anxiety. Anxiety from relationship stress, pressure at work, financial duress or any number of things can show up in your…


Why People Occassionally Cheat

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Why People Occasionally Cheat

Have you ever wondered why people occasionally cheat in their relationships?  What could possibly be their motivation and how could they violate the delicate thread of trust? …


How to Come Out to Family

Posted by: Jennifer Foust, PhD, MS, LPC, Director of Clinical Services

How to Come Out to Members of Your Family: The mere thought of sharing with your family that you are questioning your sexual orientation can be anxiety producing.   You have no…


Building Intimacy: Red/Yellow/Green Light Sex Exercise for couples

Posted by: Shannon Oliver-O'Neil, LSWTherapist

Physical connection is an important part of every partnership and every individual person’s health. Intimacy can take many different forms. Although our culture often holds up penetrative sex as the…


Jealousy in Open Relationships

Posted by: Shannon Oliver-O'Neil, LSWTherapist

Jealousy is an obstacle faced in most relationships, monogamous and not. Sometimes jealousy arises because our relationship agreements have been broken or exploited. In these times, jealousy tells us “I’m…


Understanding Past Relationships

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Understanding past relationships: Getting back into dating and relationships can be a fun, but anxiety provoking time. Perhaps your dating experience hasn't been that great. Or your past relationships have been…


Sexual Health

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

 When thinking about sexual health, most people immediately think about this question from a “plumbing” perspective. “Am I having sex? Could I get pregnant? Can I perform?” However, there are…


What are Open Relationships and Are they for Me?

Posted by: Shannon Oliver-O'Neil, LSWTherapist

Often when couples are considering opening up their relationship (i.e. transitioning from emotional and sexual exclusivity to some form of emotional or sexual nonmonogamy) they may feel overwhelmed about where…


A Guide to Bottoming

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

This guide to bottoming will go over major points to take into account when bottoming for the first time. Before going into the guide to bottoming it’s important to review…


A Guide to Topping

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

A Guide to Topping: Whether it’s your first time or 40th time, knowing how to go about topping can enhance the experience for not only yourself, but your partner as well…


Doctor Visits

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Doctor visits are important to maintaining good health. Regular physicals and check-ups are a smart choice. It’s not rare that you may have questions related to your sexual health during…


Health Conscious Dating

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

After countless dates you are left broke, alone, and fatter. That’s right, fatter. For the past few months you have been living a glutton’s dream life. You get home from…


The Emotional Experience of Infertility

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Infertility is an extremely emotional experience. The diagnosis of infertility catches people off-guard. You have not planned for or anticipated an infertility diagnosis, and are now experiencing the many emotions…


How To Feel Good Naked

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

How To Feel Good- naked: Are you insecure about your appearance? Are you embarrassed about the way you look naked? These insecurities are common, and may be holding you back from…


Boost Your Libido

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Discover New Ways To Boost Your Libido:   Problems with sex drive are to be expected if you are not enjoying sex - or do not get enough arousal to become…


Sexual Boredom

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Breaking the Cycle of Sexual Boredom

Sexual Boredom: Are you tired of the same monotonous sexual routines in the bedroom? Frustrated with your spouses’ sexual inhibitions or lack of creativity in…


The Female G-Spot

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Discovering The Female G-Spot - tips from a Philadelphia sex therapist: 

What is the G-Spot?

The G-spot (shorthand for the Grafenberg spot, and also known as the urethral sponge) is a bean-shaped soft…


The Big O

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

The Big O: How to Achieve an Orgasm ( Again, and Again, and Again...)

Do you have difficulties achieving an orgasm? Have you been diagnosed with primary anorgasmia, secondary anorgasmia and situational anorgasmia…


Orgasm

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Orgasm

Ask Alex, I live with my boyfriend and we have such a lovely relationship. We are very much in love and I believe we will eventually get married if our path…


Am I Having An Orgasm

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Ask Alex, I need your help. Currently, I am having good sex. I know this because it feels good. My question is, how will I know if I am having…


Unsure About Orgasm

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Ask Alex

My wife doesn't think that she is having an orgasm through intercourse. I think she is having an orgasm. I'll give her reasons and mine. I have tried to be as…


Coming Out To Parents

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Coming out to biased parents: The realization and acceptance of one’s own sexuality is an exciting and anxiety-provoking journey. Initially you may want to tell every person you know that you…


Fifty Shades of Grey: How it’s Positive

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Fifty Shades of Grey: How it’s positive for sexuality 

In 2012 the first book of the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy hit the shelves and fell into the hands of women…


Cheaters: Who And Why

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Cheaters: Who Are They and Why Do They Do It?

Why do people cheat?  There are many reasons that people cheat.  You may hear people say that we as humans…


Letting Yourself Fall in Love

Posted by: Libby Gilbertson, ABD, MEd, LMFT, Director of Quality Assurance

Have you found yourself repeatedly pushing away relationships? Do you participate in a pattern of casual dating that only last so long or gets so far emotionally? Does the idea…


Couples Communication Skills Exercise

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Couples face many challenges in their relationships. One of the most common issues couples deal with is poor communication skills. Couples engaging in poor communication skills may break up…


Vaginal Dilator Therapy for Sexual Pain

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Your journey towards pain free sex has been difficult. You have been undiagnosed, misdiagnosed, and may feel like you are going crazy.  You are frustrated that there is no medical…


Perks of Vaginal Dilator Therapy

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Perks of Vaginal Dilator Therapy

The thought of using vaginal dilator therapy to treat recurrent or chronic sexual pain can be intimidating. Vaginal dilator therapy has been an effective treatment to…


Infertility: Your Husband As Your Support System

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Infertility: Your Husband As Your Greatest Support System

Are you and your husband experiencing infertility? The diagnosis of infertility can be painful and traumatic.  You may be experiencing emotions that may…


Dealing with Desire Discrepancy

Posted by: Angie Dion, MFT, LMFT, Therapist

You and your partner are both in your early thirties. You’ve been together for several years and overall you have a good relationship. Over the past several months though, things…


Infertility: It is Okay to Decline a Friend’s Baby Shower

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Another baby shower invite and you panic. Why does attending a baby shower always make you feel so bad about your own infertility? How can being happy for your friend’s…


Enjoying Blindfolds In Your Life

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Enjoying Blindfolds in Your Sex Life  The introduction of blindfolds is a great way to spice up a relationship that has gotten sexually stale. Too often people get sexually bored…


Couple’s Sculpting Exercise

Posted by: Libby Gilbertson, ABD, MEd, LMFT, Director of Quality Assurance

Are you and your partner in need of a check up for a better understanding about the status of your relationship? We…


Vaginismus

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Do You Have Vaginismus? Vaginismus is a disorder defined as painful spasms of muscles around the outer third of the vagina. Sometimes the muscles at the opening of the vagina tighten…


Learn About Premature Ejaculation

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Many men complain of premature ejaculation. The good news is that this problem tends to respond to sex therapy. Clearly, if you are reading this tip, you may be thinking…


Sexual Anxiety And Premature Ejaculation

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

The Connection Between Sexual Anxiety and Premature Ejaculation   What is anxiety? Anxiety is frequently described and experienced in different ways. From a laypersons perspective, having anxiety is similar to having…


Flirting Language For Skyping

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Using Intentional Language To Develop Your Own Flirty Nickname For Skyping:  When you are in a long distance relationship communication is crucial.  There are many ways you can communicate, despite the…


Sexnology

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Everyone has heard that watching porn can increase the sexual experience between you and your partner. But with technology advancing, you can do so much more to increase your sexuality…


What Should Your New Year’s Resolution Be?

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

What Should Your New Year’s Resolution Be?

Before you make your standard New Year’s resolution to go to the gym at least three times a week, think about what you truly…


What is Vulvar Vestibulitis

Posted by: Jennifer Foust, PhD, MS, LPC, Director of Clinical Services

You may have never heard of vulvar vestibulitis. Or maybe you are afraid that you have it. Vulvar vestibulitis is an inflammation in the vestibule, otherwise known as the vaginal…


Vulvar Vestibulitis Syndrome

Posted by: Jennifer Foust, PhD, MS, LPC, Director of Clinical Services

Vulvar Vestibulitits Syndrome (VVS) is a medical condition that involves pain upon touch of the vaginal opening or penetration (Bergeron, Bouchard, Fortier, Binik, and Khalife, 1997). Some women also feel…


Sexual Trauma and Shame

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Sexual Trauma and Shame

There are many aspects of shame that can develop for a survivor of sexual trauma. Here at the Center for Growth in Philadelphia, a common false belief…


Painful Sex: Genito-Pelvic Pain/Penetration Disorder

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

At some point in their life, most women will experience pain during or after sex. Female pelvic or sexual pain is a widespread problem, affecting 3 out of 4 women…


How to Choose the Right Lube

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

When it comes to sex, wetter is better. Sexual lubricants are becoming increasingly common, with drugstores and specialty stores carrying a wide variety of options. Sometimes the choice can be…


Boost Your Self-Confidence With A Mantra

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

How to boost your self-confidence in just a few minutes: If you’re just about to go into an important meeting, give the biggest presentation of your life, or are just…


High Sex Drive Or Sexual Addiction

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

The Difference Between Sexual Addiction and High Sex Drive: A Fine Line

 

Many couples seek sex therapy because of mismatched sexual desires, sex habits, skills and needs. Common complaints are:

  • My…

Does Your Partner Have A Sexual Addiction

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Quiz: Does Your Partner Have A Sexual Addiction?

If you answer "yes" to a majority of these questions, then there is a strong possibility your partner has a sex addiction.

  • Does…

Getting to know your Turn Ons Using the Five Senses

Posted by: Libby Gilbertson, ABD, MEd, LMFT, Director of Quality Assurance

Are you feeling less turned on recently, but have no idea why? Are you struggling to tap into your sexual desire to get in the mood? Sometimes people get into…


Sexpectations

Posted by: Libby Gilbertson, ABD, MEd, LMFT, Director of Quality Assurance

Do you hold beliefs around sexuality that your lover is not fulfilling?  Is sex a sensitive area that you have trouble talking about with your lover, friends, or family members…


What is Trauma?

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

What is Trauma?

From a trauma counseling therapist’s perspective, trauma is defined as a deeply disturbing experience, which can be sexual, physical and / or emotional. Here at the Center for Growth…


Do I Have A Sexual Addiction?

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Quiz: Do I Have A Sexual Addiction? 

These questions prompt you to question your sexual behavior habits. If you answer "yes" to a majority of them, consider seeking sexual addiction counseling with…


Therapy For Sexual Addiction

Posted by: Jennifer Foust, PhD, MS, LPC, Director of Clinical Services

There is Help: Therapy For Sexual Addiction Do you find that you have conflicting feelings about giving up your sexual addiction? Your sexual desires and behaviors have likely been a source…


When You Think About Touching Yourself

Posted by: Libby Gilbertson, ABD, MEd, LMFT, Director of Quality Assurance

People have an amazing ability to feel pleasure based off of touch alone. Touching yourself is more than an idea suggested by the Divinyls song I Touch Myself from the…


Sexual Health Overview

Posted by: Libby Gilbertson, ABD, MEd, LMFT, Director of Quality Assurance

Many people first think of health from a medical lens where health is the absence of illness. A lot of people do have to navigate sexually transmitted illnesses, fertility, chronic…


Navigating Living Alone Together

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Navigating Living Alone Together (LAT)

            In a time when the trend is going toward cohabitating prior to marriage, there is also a trend to Living Alone Together. What does that…


Role of Anxiety in Erectile Dysfunction

Posted by: Libby Gilbertson, ABD, MEd, LMFT, Director of Quality Assurance

Understanding the Role of Anxiety in Erectile Dysfunction

A lot more men have trouble getting or maintaining an erection than you would expect. Erectile dysfunctions can occur during a…


How Do I Get The Most Out Of Couples Counseling?

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

How Do I Get The Most Out Of Couples Counseling? (Couples Counseling, Marriage Counseling & Sex Therapy in Philadelphia)

How do I get the most out of couples counseling? Making the decision…


Just Because I’m Not Having An Orgasm, Doesn’t Mean I’m Not Enjoying It!

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

       We’ve all heard about the people who orgasm every time they have sex; sometimes, 

they have multiple orgasms in one session. Unfortunately, you’re not a part of that 

group…


Sex Addiction and Shame

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Sex addiction and shame 

When it comes to sex addiction, shame plays a significant role. Shame is a primary drive and trigger in sex addiction, from having shame and guilt for…


Building a Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Network

Posted by: Jennifer Foust, PhD, MS, LPC, Director of Clinical Services

Do you feel isolated and alone? Are you confused about your sexuality? Or worry about how those around you will respond? Coming out can be an emotional and scary process. …


Is It Okay To Masturbate When You Are Pregnant?

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Is It Okay To Masturbate When You Are Pregnant? Yes!

Self-stimulation for pregnant women can be fun and exciting: As you go through pregnancy, your body undergoes many changes. These changes…


Masturbation for Self (women only)

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Masturbation for Self: turning yourself on

One of the many benefits of masturbation for self is that it is something that you have complete control over. There is no need to negotiate…


Sex and Pregnancy: The Second Trimester

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Sex and Pregnancy: The Second Trimester 

Some women experience sex as the most enjoyable during the second trimester. For one reason, most of your earlier pregnancy symptoms (nausea, exhaustion, etc) may…


Rape

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Rape: It’s not your fault. These are some of the first words you need to hear if you have been raped or sexually abused. You’ve gone through a traumatic experience.  The…


Curbing the Mastrubation Habit at the Office

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Cubing the masturbation habit at the office Have you ever masturbated at the office? Are you concerned that you cannot stop mastrubatin at the office? Do you worry that you might…


Dating Vs. Porn Addiction

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Dating VS Porn Addiction: For many people, using porn is a component of their overall dating behavior and repertoire.  For some, however, that relationship with porn turns into an addiction and these…


Obstacles and Coping Skills for Sexual Addiction

Posted by: Jennifer Foust, PhD, MS, LPC, Director of Clinical Services

Obstacles and Coping Skills for Sexual Addiction: the first step when recovering from a sexual addiction is to stop the sexually compulsive behavior. This step may seem simple enough, however…


Sex Addiction Recovery

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Sex addiction recovery: The first step in recovering from a sex addiction starts with you! True recovery means becoming honest with oneself. One must acknowledge ones own problems.

In the beginning…


Understanding Sex Addiction

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

What is a sex addiction? Sex addictions are best understood as a form of an intimacy disorder. Addicts typically experience compulsive sexual thoughts and/or actions. For example, sex addicts compulsively…


Sex and Pregnancy: The First Trimester

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Sex and Pregnancy: The First Trimester 

The first trimester of pregnancy is a different experience for every woman, especially when it comes to your sex life. Some women have morning sickness…


How To Become Pregnant

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

How To Become Pregnant / Maximize the chances of becoming pregnant 

 These suggestions are written in no particular order.  Some suggestions are more important than others. 

  • Engage in intercourse once every…

Awaking Your Sexual Self & Getting More Out Of Sex

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Awakening Your Sexual Self...And Getting More Out of Sex: Do you get nothing out of sex? Do you feel like you must be missing something? If so, then this tip is…


Safer Sex Life at College

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Practicing Safer Sex at College: going to live at college opens up a wide new world of freedoms. As you start of your college career, you discover that you have some…


Discovering Motivation to Change

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Discovering Motivation to Change: Do you have a bad habit that you want to change? Do you find that no matter what you try, you keep falling back into the same…


Herpes and Self Worth

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Herpes and Worth: The twenty dollar Bill Exercise: Since finding out about your diagnosis, have you at one time or another made comments like, “No one will want me anymore since…


How To Increase Communication In The Bedroom

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

How to Increase Communication in the Bedroom Center for Growth / Marriage Counseling in Philadelphia

While you may find your current sex life to be working for you and your…


The Power of Compliments

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

The Power of Compliments The Center for Growth / Couples Counseling in Philadelphia

Compliments can become few and far between in relationships, and worse, the compliments can often become stale…


The Strong Black Woman in Relationships

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

When we think about the Strong Black Woman, one of the struggles that plagues this badge of honor is the idea of balancing strength and vulnerability in life and relationships…


Combating Your Low Sexual Self Esteem

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Sexual Self Esteem: Self-esteem can be defined as a person’s overall evaluation of their self-worth. It includes how they feel about their self beliefs, emotions, as well as how it…


Getting intimate without ever taking your clothes off

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Getting intimate without ever taking your clothes off developed at Sex Therapy in Philadelphia / Center for Growth.  Do you ever hear your wife say, “my partner always initiates sex, I…


Analingus

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Analingus, defined by Sex Therapy in Philadelphia is also known as rimming, anal-oral sex, is the act of kissing, licking and/or sliding one’s tongue in and out of another individual’s anus…


Curious About Anal Sex

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Are you curious about anal sex, but not sure where to begin?  Then keep reading.  Sex Therapy in Philadelphia has put together a 101 how to guide to anal sex for…


Exploring the Pleasures of Anal Sex and Stimulation

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Throughout the world, there are many taboos against anal stimulation. Yet, despite the sexual taboos, the sexual practice continues.  Depending upon which static you read, 20%-50% of the population has…


Expressing Needs and Sexual Desires

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Are you and your partner struggling with sexual desire?  Do you feel pressure to perform although you’re not in the mood?  Is sex unsatisfying?  Does it feel like a chore? …


Mindful Sex: A Guide To Becoming Fully Present Sexually

Posted by: Jennifer Foust, PhD, MS, LPC, Director of Clinical Services

Do you feel that you do not fully experience your sexual experiences and sexuality? Do you sometimes feel like you are not present during sex or like you are just…


Eroticizing the Foot

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Sex Therapy / Couples Counseling in Philadelphia 267 324 9564

One of the most forgotten, shunned and under appreciated body parts are the feet. Feet sometimes experience neglect, because of their…


Different Types of Sexual Pain

Posted by: Jennifer Foust, PhD, MS, LPC, Director of Clinical Services

Many conditions cause female sexual pain, otherwise known as dyspareunia. Some of the conditions that cause female sexual pain include: vulvodynia, endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease, sexually transmitted infections, vaginal infections…


Making Skype Sexy

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Sex Therapy & Couples Counseling in Philadelphia:  Communication is the key in any long distance relationship.  Luckily, in our modern, tech-savvy society there are several mediums that can promote and…


Different Ways To Handle A Sex Addiction

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Sex addiction treatment in Philadelphia.  267-324-9564

The first step when recovering from a sexual addiction is to stop the sexually compulsive behavior. This step may seem simple enough, however willpower alone…


Getting Artsy In The Bedroom: Finger Painting and Sex

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Finger painting is not just for children, it is for adults too! In fact, finger painting can be an erotic experience designed for adults only!  Adults of all sizes, shapes…


Make-Up Sex: Turn On or Off? Know Thyself ( and Thy Partner)

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Marital problems and make-up sex: Are you still able to enjoy moments of intimacy with your partner even though there are problems in the relationship? Is the quality of sex…


Sexual Aversion Defined

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Sexual Aversion Defined by Sex Therapy in Philadelphia.  Call today to schedule a consultation. 

Most people are not in the mood for sex twenty four hours a day, seven days a…


The Art Of Seduction

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Sex Therapy in Philadelphia - the art of seduction.

Having “good sex” is oftentimes determined even before the act is committed.  Therefore, it’s surprising that the topic of mood and atmosphere…


What Is A Sexual Aversion

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Sexual Aversion Treatment in Philadelphia. 267-324-9564

Most people are not in the mood to have sex all day long, every day – accept maybe on vacation or in the early stages…


Coping After An Affair: When Your Suspicions Are Confirmed

Posted by: Jennifer Foust, PhD, MS, LPC, Director of Clinical Services

Therapy in Philadelphia 267-324-9564

Coping After An Affair: When Your Suspicions Are Confirmed

If you just found out that your partner had an affair, you likely feel very hurt, angry…


Eating Disorders & Sexual Trauma

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Most of the tips on sexual trauma and eating disorders can be found at:

http://www.sextherapyinphiladelphia.com/eating-disorders-and-sexual-trauma

to schedule an appointment with an eating disorder therapy / sex therapist call 267-324-9564


Premarital Counseling for Same-Sex Couples

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Counseling for same sex coules in Philadelphia.  Call 267-324-9564

While many therapists are “couples counselors” not all couples counselors are trained in all types of couples counseling.  Gay and lesbian couples…


Self-Care for Partners of Trauma Survivors

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Trauma Therapy in Philadelphia (267-324-9564)

Self-Care for Partners of Trauma Survivors tip focuses on the importance of self-care for partners of trauma survivors and offers some ideas about how to engage in…


Talking to Your Kid About Going to Play Therapy

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Play Therapy in Center City Philadelphia: There are many reasons for seeking play therapy for your child.  Every parent has his or her own specific set of reasons. Regardless of how…


Trauma:  Coping with Your Partner’s Isolation

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Trauma Therapy in Philadelphia: 267-324-9564

As the partner of someone who experienced trauma, you have likely noticed significant changes in your partner, not to mention your relationship.  These changes have probably…


Understanding the Role of PTSD Symptoms in the Cycle of Isolation

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

PTSD Treatment in Philadelphia: 267-324-9564

Some of the actual symptoms of PTSD can cause a person to isolate himself/herself.  PTSD is characterized by three categories of symptoms:  hyperarousal, intrusion and constriction. …


Women and Body Image Exercise

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Body Image Therapy in Philadelphia: Women and Body Image: How to Restructure Your Thinking by Nurturing your body 

When it comes to our own perception of our body image, many people tend…


Poor Body Image and Thought Records

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Center for Growth / Body Image Therapy in Philadelphia: Completing a Thought Record to Address Poor Body Image

It is common for individuals living in Philadelphia to struggle with self-confidence about their…


Re-framing the Concept of Boundaries

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Boundaries: Re-framing the concept

The term boundaries means the limits you set with others based on what you feel most comfortable with; this can be physically, emotionally,intellectually, sexually, the list goes…


Letting Go of Expectations

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Opening Yourself Up to More by Letting Go of Expectations

Do you find yourself often disappointed when things don’t go your way? Do you find yourself constantly disappointed by friends…


Examples of Blame-Free Communication

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Center for Growth: Couples Counseling / Marriage Therapy in Philadelphia

Examples of Blame-Free Communication

It is common for individuals in Philadelphia to avoid discussing conflict, especially when it involves expressing emotions…


New Relationship and Facebook

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Managing a New Relationship in the Land of Facebook

So you began dating someone new, and you’re just a few weeks in and it’s going really well, but then he/she sends…


Blaming and Codependency

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

How to avoid blaming when expressing your emotions or reality to friend/partner/coworker, etc

Do you ever struggle to get your point across? Do you find yourself in conflict with a…


Quick Boundary Tips

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Once you have Identified Your Boundaries, you are ready to share them with others and express your feelings about the relationship and your boundaries


Identifying Your Boundaries

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Boundaries are “guidelines, rules or limits that a person creates to identify for him- or herself that are reasonable, safe and permissible ways for other people to behave around him…


7 Essential Steps to Making Change Real

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

7 Essential Steps to Making Change Real. The concept of change is an essential aspect of what it means to be human, whether it is our own personal goal for…


Internet Addiction

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Internet Addiction is just that. It is an addiction to the Internet

Signs of an Internet addiction: 

* More time with online friends than with real friends* Online friends know sides of…


Herpes Support Group in Philadelphia

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Help with Herpes: A Support Group Now Forming

* Do you or your partner have genital herpes? * Are you worried about the emotional, physical and sexual impact of herpes?* Do you…


Sexual Addiction

Posted by: Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, LCSW Individual, Couples & Family Therapy IMAGO Certified Marriage Counselor AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor Founder & Director of the Center for Growth Inc.

Sexual Addiction Therapy in Philadelphia

What is a sexual addiction? We believe sexual addictions are best understood as a form of an intimacy disorder. Addicts typically experience compulsive sexual actions and…