A range of experiences can be considered traumatic but do not necessarily meet the criteria for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Big “T” trauma refers to events in which you thought yourself, or a loved one was going to be seriously harmed or die. Examples of Big “T” trauma include sexual assault, rape, combat trauma, serious vehicular accidents, serious medical events, surviving a physical … [Read more...] about 10 Need to Know Facts about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
A trigger refers to a person, place or situation that causes PTSD symptoms. If you have experienced sexual violence, you may find that sex is a trigger. If sex is a trigger you may find yourself avoiding sex completely, or you may avoid certain sexual acts or aspects of sex. Having sex become a trigger can be extremely upsetting. Identifying your triggers is the first step to healing sexually from … [Read more...] about What to do if Sex is a Trigger: Identifying Your Triggers
Several factors are related to male infertility. First, older age is correlated with low sperm count and less healthy sperm. Other factors that are known to reduce sperm count or create less healthy sperm include drug or alcohol abuse, anabolic steroid use, poor diet, being overweight, smoking, toxin exposure from pesticides and lead, and exposure from endocrine disrupting chemicals. Medical … [Read more...] about Men & Infertility
It is estimated that 10% of women will experience infertility. These numbers may be increasing as women are having children later in life. A woman is considered to be infertile if she has activity been trying to get pregnant for a year without success. Infertility in women can be caused by various medical conditions including endometriosis, uterine fibroids, primary ovarian insufficiency, … [Read more...] about Women and Infertility
If you are a woman who recently had pain with penetrative sex, you should consult your OB/GYNO to determine the medical factors that may be causing painful sex. Medical conditions that can cause pelvic pain include endometriosis, vulvodynia, interstitial cystitis, various skin conditions, hormonal changes related to menopause, pregnancy, or while breastfeeding, physical trauma from childbirth, hip … [Read more...] about Having Pain with Sex?
Do you sometimes wonder if now is a good time to go to individual therapy? There be times when you know therapy is absolutely needed. Whether it’s your mood, or something significant is going on, and life just feels like more of a struggle. But, sometimes that moment passes and that sense of urgency or certainty has gone. Here at Better Being Mainline, we often use the phrase, “Strike while … [Read more...] about 6 Signs It’s Time to Seek Individual Therapy (According to a Therapist)