Author Archives: Lia Salciccia Prusha

About Lia Salciccia Prusha

therapist and blogger

What being a Sex-Positive Psychotherapist Means to Me, Why it’s Important, and Where it’s Led Me

To me, the term Sex Positive, boils down to the idea that consensual sex is pleasurable, pleasure is ok, our bodies are good, and we need education, not rules, governing sexual behavior. To others, it means that commie pinko sex … Continue reading

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Where I went to graduate school

It looks like my alma mater for my Master’s in Counseling Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute has been sprucing up their website. If you were curious about my training and influences you might hop on over there, and even if you … Continue reading

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Shocker: Sex-Positive column gets trounced by commenters on Fox.com

This makes me sad. Read the article, then read the comments. http://www.foxnews.com/health/2011/02/01/unleashing-animal-instincts-bed/?test=faces#content The debate is so polarized. I feel really bad for Jenny Block, author of a sexuality column, in the wolf’s den of Fox.com. Knowing she’s just trying to … Continue reading

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Movie Review: The King’s Speech and the healing power of the therapeutic relationship

By any account, The King’s Speech was an amazing film. As a therapist, I was especially amazed at the poignancy with which the film depicts the healing power of a therapeutic union, and how many elements of a good therapeutic … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sex at Dawn Challenges Institution of Monogamy by Examining Human Prehistory

Sex at Dawn is hard to describe. On one hand, it challenges monogamy. That’s what all the buzz is about. And indeed, the book squarely takes on many cultural assumptions about monogamy-that it is preferable for a society, that it … Continue reading

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Creator of AWARENESS iPhone app responds!

After reading my review of the AWARENESS iPhone app, the app’s creator Ronit Herzfeld, who just wrote another thought provoking blog (this one about the universally loud self criticisms resounding not only through your own but everyone else’s head) in … Continue reading

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iPhone app teaches mindfulness, effects change

I first learned about the Awareness iPhone App through a link somebody shared on Facebook. Ronit Herzfeld wrote a lovely article about how a lack of emotional awareness is connected to divisive political thinking  and how increased awareness can change us … Continue reading

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