Can we talk about masturbation?

Can we talk about masturbation?

It has been a while since we have visited the topic of masturbation here. I’ve written and spoken about it before, but I think it is good to revisit this, even though it can be an uncomfortable topic. Many people (myself included) have experienced deep shame over the...
Sex Addiction: Fact or Fiction?

Sex Addiction: Fact or Fiction?

Awhile ago, I came across an article that raised the question of whether sex addiction is really an addiction or not. The main points against labeling seemingly compulsive sexual activity as “addiction” are: 1) the intensity of peoples’ sex drives fall...
Making Changes That Matter and Last

Making Changes That Matter and Last

It is fairly simple to make some changes in our lives. We do it every day. We change jobs or get a new car or move to a new home. Maybe we enter a new relationship. These can be significant changes that may or may not be easy, but we make them anyway. Then there are...
Coping with My Coping Mechanisms (Part 2)

Coping with My Coping Mechanisms (Part 2)

In my last article, I opened up the topic of Coping Mechanisms and talked about some of the ways we cope with stress and just life in general in negative ways. I posed a number of questions to help you to analyze the behaviors that you are coping with and cast a...
Coping with My Coping Mechanisms (Part 1)

Coping with My Coping Mechanisms (Part 1)

“Coping mechanisms are the strategies people often use in the face of stress and/or trauma to help manage painful or difficult emotions. Coping mechanisms can help people adjust to stressful events while helping them maintain their emotional well-being.” –...