Menstruation. Cycle. Period. Time of the month. However you slice it, for those of you who know all too well about what it feels like to have the universe stop at the first drop understand that this natural reproductive health occurrence is far from a walk in the park. In fact, it has the capacity to trigger constant dread and ‘PMS blues’. Every month, countless women, nonbinary folks, and … [Read more...] about Bracing for and Embracing the Cycle: Self-Help Tips for Navigating Endometriosis and Premenstrual Dysphoric Symptoms
Body Image & Sexual Self-Esteem
Shame, Guilt, Embarrassment and Fear Anger, resentment, frustration, sadness and many other emotions are extremely important to pay attention to when they come up in our romantic relationships. This post isn’t about anger, and often anger is a secondary emotion; which means there is mostly another emotion, a primary emotion, behind your anger that makes you feel angry. Shame, guilt, embarrassment … [Read more...] about How Four Big Emotions Affect Our Sexual Wellbeing?
Many women experience low sexual desire at points in a long-term relationship and mistakenly believe (or their partners mistakenly believe) that the cause is hormonal. Because women have “responsive or receptive” sexual desire (unlike men who have spontaneous desire) women’s sexual desire is more likely to be impacted a range of stressors and factors. Consider these common barriers that can lower … [Read more...] about 10 Surprisingly Common Causes of Women’s Low Sexual Desire
Discomfort about your body can make you feel not only self-conscious in general, but also not confident in the bedroom. You may find yourself avoiding intimate situations with your partner or avoiding dating entirely. To overcome negative body image, it can be helpful to examine past events that influenced your body image. Children and teens receive commentary about their body’s and appearances … [Read more...] about When Body Image Issues Follow You Into the Bedroom
Adjusting to life after bariatric surgery can be filled with ups and downs. Many people hope that one of the impacts of the surgery is that they will feel better and look better. And of course some people believe this will translate to more and better sex! Unfortunately it’s usually not that simple. Below are some common sexual concerns I here from clients post-bariatric surgery: “I haven’t … [Read more...] about Sexual Concerns After Bariatric Surgery