Category Archives: Relationships

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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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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On Defensiveness and Crab–a rant and a recipe

In all my years of being defensive, recognizing defensiveness in others, and helping others recognize and move through their own defensiveness, I never asked the question until the other day. What are we defending ourselves against, exactly? But now that … Continue reading

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