CATEGORY: Sexuality and Sexual health > Sexuality 101 (Core Sexuality)  21 articles

Get back to the basics. Learn the techniques you need to feel good about your sexual encounters. Develop the skills to get your sexual needs met.

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How to Shift Your Sexual Scripts

Posted by: Center for Growth Therapists

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: Center for Growth Therapists

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…


Exactly What Is Asexuality

Posted by: Melvin Tillman, 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…


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…


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…


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…


Sexpectations

Posted by: Libby Gilbertson

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…


When You Think About Touching Yourself

Posted by: Libby Gilbertson

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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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? …

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