• Feeling Anxious?

    Everyone gets nervous from time to time. Whether it’s a first date, a job interview, or running a 5K race, it’s normal to experience some degree of fear. Being nervous is uncomfortable, but it’s not necessarily something we can (or should) avoid. If properly channeled, a healthy level of nerves can prepare us physically and emotionally to perform at our best.

    But what happens when these feelings get out of hand? When they cause us such extreme distress that we avoid certain situations, don’t take reasonable risks, or otherwise miss out on opportunities because we’re paralyzed by fear? When fear and anxiety dominate your emotions, interfere with your ability to function, or disrupt your quality of life, it’s likely time to see a professional, as you may have an anxiety disorder.

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  • Exploring Sexual Frequency and Satisfaction

    How often do Americans have sex?

    Most people wonder at some point how often other couples, or singles, are having sex. This interest is driven from a desire to establish what is perceived as sexual normalcy. While it seems like the college singles are having the most sex, a recent study tells a different story.

    Contrary to popular belief, college students are having less sex than we may have been led to believe. A recent study finds that millennials are having less sex than older generations. So, if the college students aren’t having as much sex, maybe it’s young adult singles, one may wonder. Surprisingly, it is committed married couples who enjoy the most sex.

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  • Healthy is sexy: exploring health benefits of satisfying sex

    Satisfying sex has a much greater impact than just the pleasure it provides; sex has an abundance of lasting mental and physical health benefits which means that a good romp in the sheets is actually good for you!

    Physical health benefits

    While only 63% of Americans agree that sex is beneficial for your general health, a whopping 91% of Brazilians share this sentiment. Coincidentally, Brazilians have the longest romps in the world, averaging thirty minutes each session. It may be because they realize that sex is exercise, and exercising makes for better sex, and a healthier life!

    Sex is arguably the most enjoyable form of cardio, burning an average of 5 calories per minute while working multiple muscle groups. Cardio, as the name implies, strengthens our cardiovascular system, which can lower blood pressure, and even reduce the risk of heart disease.

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  • Premarital Counseling: 4 Crucial Topics We Cover To Make Your Marriage A Success

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    Marriage​ ​is​ ​a​ ​wonderful​ ​opportunity​ ​for​ ​two​ ​people​ ​to​ ​join​ ​their​ ​lives​ ​together,​ ​and​ ​many​ ​young couples​ ​are​ ​starry-eyed​ ​in​ ​love​ ​as​ ​they​ ​imagine​ ​their​ ​future​ ​together.​ ​However,​ ​each​ ​person brings​ ​a​ ​unique​ ​experience​ ​and​ ​background​ ​to​ ​the​ ​marriage,​ ​and​ ​while​ ​these​ ​can​ ​enrich​ ​the relationship,​ ​they​ ​can​ ​also​ ​bring​ ​about​ ​unexpected​ ​problems.

    Premarital​ ​counseling​ ​is​ ​an​ ​important​ ​step​ ​that​ ​helps​ ​couples​ ​resolve​ ​issues,​ ​anticipate​ ​common concerns,​ ​and​ ​be​ ​solution-minded​ ​to​ ​help​ ​them​ ​better​ ​guarantee​ ​a​ ​successful​ ​future​ ​together. Here​ ​are​ ​4​ ​crucial​ ​topics​ ​we​ ​cover​ ​in​ ​premarital​ ​counseling:

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  • Conventional Psychotherapy vs. a Certified Sex Therapist (CST)

    Human sexuality is one of the most complex, interesting, and sometimes difficult parts of the human experience that can be an important reason to see a sex therapist. How we feel about our bodies, our connection with a romantic partner, and any past attachment wounds or experiences all play a profound role in our lives. If you are needing help processing emotions related to your sexuality, therapy can help tremendously.

    What kind of professional should you seek out for these kinds of issues? A licensed psychotherapist can offer some insight into improving one’s sexual confidence, yet a Certified Sex Therapist (CST) has more specific training in helping individuals and couples identify and resolve a variety of sexual challenges.

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  • Sexual addiction: Understanding, diagnosing, and treating hypersexuality

    SEXUAL ADDICTION: UNDERSTANDING, DIAGNOSING, AND TREATING HYPERSEXUALITY

    Their names are all over the news and their deeds have led countless individuals to shed light on a problem our society is currently facing, and has been facing for some time now. The list of esteemed men now being ousted for their sexual exploits continues to grow daily, exposing the unfortunate impact of an oversexualized and undereducated society.

    In the western world, sexual education is a heavily politicized topic and more often than not, our youth are sheltered from the topic of sex. What is problematic is that while taught so little about sex, it is depicted everywhere in society. Sex and innuendos run rampant throughout the media, in television shows and movies, and even in magazines geared towards adults and adolescents alike.

    This causes our youth to develop into adults with a skewed idea of sexuality, which can inevitably lead to a variety of sexual disfunction disorders, the most currently publicized being sexual addiction. The good news is that understanding and addressing sexual addiction can lead to a better tomorrow with proper treatment.

     

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