Polyamorous Relationship Prepared Me for Monogamy

I laughed in his face when my then-boyfriend asked me to move in with him — and his wife. I had only learned about polyamory four months prior, and while things had been going great as I dipped my toe in the ethically nonmonogamous pool, the thought of moving in with him and his wife of eight [...]

By |2019-07-03T14:57:53+00:00July 25th, 2019|Communication, Couples therapy, Marriage|Comments Off on Polyamorous Relationship Prepared Me for Monogamy

How To Talk About Sex And Consent

Sex And Consent - 4 Lessons From The Kink Community I don't remember when the concept of consent as it relates to sex became part of my vocabulary, but it shapes how I approach my personal relationships and affects the way I move through the world. I was shaken when the #MeToo movement exploded, not [...]

By |2019-07-03T14:30:08+00:00July 18th, 2019|Psychosexual Therapy, sex|Comments Off on How To Talk About Sex And Consent

Love Languages Good For Your Marriage

It’s important to figure out how we express love to those closest to us with Love Languages. In 1992, Gary Chapman, a senior associate pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, published The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate. In the book, Dr. Chapman says that the ways [...]

By |2019-07-03T13:58:35+00:00July 12th, 2019|Communication, Couples therapy, Marriage|Comments Off on Love Languages Good For Your Marriage

Normal Sex After Hospital

We came across this article on The Guardian website regarding Sex After Hospital. I am recovering from a suicide attempt. My partner has been a great support, but I am worried about intimacy and our sex life. I am scared that he thinks I am still too ill, or that he has “desexualised” me since [...]

By |2019-07-03T13:36:39+00:00July 4th, 2019|Psychosexual Therapy, sex, sex and disability, Sexual Desire|Comments Off on Normal Sex After Hospital