Gendered Issues & Sexuality
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Therapy from a Feminist Perspective
Sexual Pleasure and Desire Therapy for Women and Other People Assigned Female at Birth (AFAB)
As a human, it is your right to find pleasure in your body and sexuality. But for some in our patriarchal society, it’s not so easy. Rigid gender norms combined with a lack of education about our sexual and reproductive systems can make it difficult to enjoy a healthy and fulfilling sex life.
If you struggle to:
• Overcome sexual shame and stigma
• Identify, access, and experience desire
• Communicate your sexual needs and desires to your partner(s)
• Cope with sexual trauma
• Achieve orgasm
You may benefit from my Sexual Pleasure and Desire Therapy. Using a combination of feminist theory and trauma-informed care, I can help you understand yourself, your body, your experiences, and the world, so you may move away from stigma and shame, and enjoy your body as you please.
Intimacy Support for Sexual Partners
Sex is a complex, personal experience, and even people in long-term sexual relationships can face difficulties. Whether you’re not feeling desired by your partner(s), struggling to experience pleasure or orgasm, or need help exploring and expressing your sexual needs, I can help you navigate all the complexities of sex so that you and your partner(s) can engage with your body in a way that is mutually pleasurable and empowering. My approach is explicitly feminist, and queer-, kink-, and poly-friendly.
Many men today are struggling to make sense of themselves, as feminist ideas, thankfully, gain mainstream attention. If you’re a man, you may be asking questions like:
• Is masculinity really “toxic”?
• What does life in a post-#MeToo world look like for me?
• How do I find my way as a man in this modern age?
Good news—healthy masculinity exists; dating can still be fun and exciting; and asking these questions means you’re ready to start respecting others and yourself.
Feminism can give you some new perspectives on your identity that will likely feel better for you than the rigid norms of traditional masculinity. I’m here to support you in exploring these new ways of living and relating, so that you can be the best version of yourself—for the benefit of all.
Men are struggling. A New Book Explores Why and What to do About it
Andrea Hsu, NPR
Men Have Fewer Friends Than Ever, and It’s Harming Their Health
Aubrey Hirsch, Vox
The Lonely Hearts Club Man
Ian Taylor, BBC Science Focus
Therapy for Problematic Porn Usage
Sex is a natural human impulse, and pornography use can be a regular part of a healthy sex life. And sometimes, pornography can interfere with your relationships, work, or lifestyle in harmful ways. Whether you feel that your use of pornography has become compulsive, or simply want to integrate it into your sex life in a more balanced and fulfilling manner, I can provide non-judgmental support from a sex-positive perspective.
Together, we can explore your relationship to pornography and its impact on your life. Then we can determine the values and goals you have for your sexual life and beyond, at which point we can develop perspectives, priorities, and practices that are more aligned with these. This can be done alone or, if your porn use is causing issues in your relationships, with your partner(s).
Sex Addiction Group Therapy at Foundry
Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous
Sex and Porn Addicts Anonymous
The Trouble with “Porn Addiction”
David Ludden, Ph.D., Psychology Today
3 Things Porn Use Could Reveal
Mark Travers, Ph.D., Psychology Today