The American Psychological Association (2013) defines Female Orgasmic Disorder as “delayed, infrequent or absent ability to experience orgasm or markedly reduced intensity of orgasmic sensations.” It is an extremely common sexual dysfunction. Below are 10 important facts about FOD: Situational orgasm difficulties: Most women cannot orgasm with penetration alone, usually due to not receiving … [Read more...] about What is Female Orgasmic Disorder (FOD)?
Sexual pain in women can hurt more than your sex life. Bergeron, Rosen, and Pukall (2014) suggest, “The experience of sexual pain during intercourse is extremely distressing to both the sufferer and their partner, who may feel confused, guilty, sympathetic and/or deprived. The consequences of this problem extend beyond sexual intercourse and affect individual psychological health, as well as … [Read more...] about The 7 Most Common Psychological Contributors of Sexual Pain in Women
Why Should Psychotherapy be a Part of Vaginismus Treatment and Other Pelvic Pain Issues? Have you ever paid an attention to how vaginismus and its treatment are depicted in the media? How realistic are pelvic pain problems on TV shows and movies? You may be familiar with a TV series called Private Practice. In this medical drama show, an OBGYN joins a group private practice for holistic … [Read more...] about Vaginismus Treatment in the Media
Emotional safety leads to safe conversations. When you know that you can share anything with your partner because they will not judge or criticize you, the quality of your romantic relationship will increase significantly. Similarly, if you have a relationship competency skill, you will provide that emotional safety for your partner and they will be easily able to share their world with you. … [Read more...] about Guidelines for Safe Conversations: Learn to Improve Your Relationship Competency with These 5 Conversation Tips
Tremendous variation exists among abusive styles. An abusive partner may change so much from day to day that he could not belong to any type. It is helpful to keep in mind that an abuser can have days when he turns into a loving, attentive and thoughtful partner. At these times, you may feel that his problems have finally gone away. However, abuse always comes back eventually unless the abuser has … [Read more...] about Ten Types of Abusive Men
Self-care can feel like another chore on your to-do list when you are “time poor.” Many people are feeling extremely time poor right now due to the juggling of multiple roles at once (for instance being a full-time employee while simultaneously being a parent who is homeschooling). If you are feeling very short on time try to incorporate self-care in to activities that you already have to do … [Read more...] about Self-Care for the Time Poor