CATEGORY: Sexuality and Sexual health 156 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.


Understanding Your Sex Values

Posted by: Emily Endres, Intern

Why do some sexual desires and practices make us feel good and others make us shrink with shame? Sometimes, this is due to a mismatch between our desires and our…


(Not) Kissing Game

Posted by: Shannon Oliver-O'Neil, LCSW Therapist, Supervisor of Interns, Art Museum / Fairmount Office Manager

Often when couples discuss sexual desire, they imagine it as a concrete, independent force that they have no control over. Either a person “has” desire, or they don’t. This way…


Create Your Body Pie: Body Image Game for Couples

Posted by: Chrysoula Iliopoulou

Create your Body Pie: Body Image Game for Couples

Through media and television, our societies and cultures place expectations for appearance and standards of beauty on people’s bodies. We all…


​Pleasure, Physical Touch, and Low Sexual Desire

Posted by: Chrysoula Iliopoulou

Low sexual desire is a common challenge that individuals and couples face and often prompts them to seek sex therapy. Think of the last time you felt desire, and ask…


Building Intimacy With Massage

Posted by: Samantha Eisenberg, Samantha Eisenberg, LSW, MSW, MEd, LMT,

          Massage has many mental and physical benefits that promote overall wellbeing. Soft and light touch activates the parasympathetic nervous system, which allows the recipient…


Bring Your Own Porn

Posted by: Shannon Oliver-O'Neil, LCSW Therapist, Supervisor of Interns, Art Museum / Fairmount Office Manager

Porn can be a wonderful tool to learn more about your own desires and your partner’s turn-ons. It can provide a way to share new ideas from a distance -…


Talking about Herpes

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 Tell a Potential Sexual Partner about Herpes

Herpes simplex virus (HSV), often called herpes, is a common virus that is usually transmitted through sexual contact. According to the…


Knowing When to Date Again

Posted by: Melvin Tillman, Melvin Tillman, MA

 

After some deliberation, you made the conscious effort to stay single for some time.  Specifically, you decided to take a break from pursuing a committed relationship. Perhaps you found…


Sexual Scripts and ED

Posted by: Melvin Tillman, Melvin Tillman, MA

According to the Massachusetts Male Aging Study (2018), Erectile disorder (ED) is a challenging sexual dysfunction that approximately 53% of US men have experienced at some point.  Though there are…


Being Mindful During Sex: Find-the-Smell Activity

Posted by: Shannon Oliver-O'Neil, LCSW Therapist, Supervisor of Interns, Art Museum / Fairmount Office Manager

Many women and men struggle with being mindful during partnered sex. Difficulty staying engaged, or mindfulness, during sex can make sex less enjoyable, or even cause avoidance of sexual…


Mycoplasma Genitalium and Why It May Be a Problem

Posted by: Melvin Tillman, Melvin Tillman, MA

        During the 1980s, scientists recognized mycoplasma genitalium (mahy-koh-plaz-muh jen-nee-tae-lee-um) as a bacterial sexually transmitted infection (STI).  To put it simply, mycoplasma genitalium, also known as MG, is…


How to Engage in Spanking with a Partner

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

Are you and your partner interested in spanking but do not know where to start? Trying something new can be fun and exciting, but also overwhelming and anxiety provoking. Below…


Owning Your Porn Problem

Posted by: Melvin Tillman, Melvin Tillman, MA

Porn is a sexual tool that many people utilize.  However, while some have a healthy relationship with pornography, others develop obsessive and destructive tendencies with porn.  Some people would…


BDSM with Household Items

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

You and your partner may be eager to delve into the Bondage/ Discipline/ Submission/ Domination (BDSM) world, but may not be ready to go to the store to buy toys…


An Introduction To BDSM

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

The popularity of 50 Shades of Grey has sparked curiosity of the BDSM world for many. Although the blockbuster brought attention to the BDSM world, 50 Shades Of Grey does…

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