Gay sex addicts

If you are a gay male and interested in a conversation about whether or not sex addiction exists, is a problem for you or a loved one, or you just want to join in on a lively conversation about the topic, visit queerty.com and blog your two cents: Sex Addiction Los Angeles

 http://www.queerty.com/is-sex-addiction-a-myth-20090420/

Behavioral Health & Addictive Disorders Conference

Join me from May 27 – May 29 in Seattle, Washington for the U.S. Journal’s 22nd Annual Northwest Conference on Behavioral Health and Addictive Disorders.

I will be a keynote speaker at 9:00 am on Friday, May 29 talking about my new book, “Erotic Intelligence.” 

In two follow-up sessions, I will be presenting a course entitled “Sex Addiction 101: Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Sexual Addiction” and “It’s Not the Orgasm, It’s the Connection: Igniting Eroticism After Recovery.”

Join me and many others for an informative weekend in Seattle! Sex Addiction Los Angeles

For more information go to www.usjt.com

Sex addiction and eating disorders

The two behavioral addictions that most resemble one another, and often go hand-in-hand,  are sex addiction and eating disorders.  Both of these problems are difficult to change because the human race can’t survive without sex or food.  However, if you are addicted to sex you can certainly live without it (at least for a while) but if you’re addicted to food, you definitely can’t live without it. Sex Addiction Los Angeles

Recovery from these addictions requires clear boundary plans that are monitored by others in the person’s recovery community such as a sponsor, therapist, etc. 

In his article entitled “Sex Addiction Common Alongside Eating Disorders,” author Matthew Teimeyer examines the parallel between these  two behavioral addictions.  To read the article, click on

http://eatingdisorders.about.com/od/cooccurringdisorders/a/eatingandsex.htm

Sexual Fluidity…

Is there such a thing as sexual fluidity or is our sexuality static?  This author offers both research and explanation as to why/how it’s possible that our sexuality fluctuates over time and according to who were with and where we are in our lives. Sex Therapy Los Angeles

“I Kissed a Girl” Sexual Fluidity: Understanding Women’s Love and Desire by Lisa M. Diamond Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2008,  is available in  hardcover should you want to read the book.

Below you will find an excerpt of her book reviewed by Ellyn Ruthstrom:

In a culture most comfortable analyzing important issues using binary concepts—Democrat/Republican, pro/con, right/wrong—the straight/gay binary of sexual orientation is particularly well-defended. Admitting to any element of ambiguity or changeability in this most intimate part of our identities strikes fear into the hearts of many. Certainly the biphobia—prejudice against bisexuals—that is exhibited by both the straight and gay communities is a manifestation of that fear. If we understood ambiguity better, would we be able to accept that a fluid sexual orientation is as valid as any other? Would there be less distrust and apprehension of those whose sexuality doesn’t fit into a heads-or-tails reality?

To read the rest of the article, go to http://www.wcwonline.org/content/view/1945/

Or to read another article on why women leave men, go to http://www.cnn.com/2009/LIVING/personal/04/23/o.women.leave.menfor.women/index.html

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Older,Wiser, Sexually Smarter!

Finally, a book geared to adults enjoying and celebrating their sexuality! Sex Therapy Los Angeles

  

The newest sex education manual, Older Wiser, Sexually Smarter:  30 Sex Ed Lessons for Adults Only  is the first sex ed manual exclusively for adults!  This book is getting rave reviews and I think you will rave too.  To find out more and to order your copy,  visit http://ppgnnj.org/jforms/flyerOWSS.pdf

 

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