First off, let’s ask ourselves, what is sex? Is it one activity? More than one? Is physical contact a necessary component? How about connection? Pleasure? Consent? Is it sex if you are alone?
And, why is it important to you to have sex? Or, not important?
These questions are a great first step to consider, and there are many different opinions/answers to all of these—no right answers!
Most of us have some pretty boxed-in ideas about what sex is, including sexual health. And, often the primary focus of sex therapy is to consider new ways of looking at sexual health.
When I talk about sexual health, I am thinking about 4 key components:
Safety from Disease
Access to accurate information--Between the mixed-up messages we get in social circles, through the media, health class, no wonder most of us are confused!
Pleasure--And, what sex education program actually includes pleasure as a topic?
Freedom from violence/coercion
I discuss all four of the topics above as needed in sessions. No genuine questions will surprise me!
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