Sex Positive Therapy can be (almost!) whatever it is that you need it to be. In sex positive therapy, there is no touching or intimate contact of any kind—we are discussing questions and concerns related to your experiences of sexuality. You might want to learn more about a certain topic, process a past experience or explore possibilities that you’d like to have in the future. Some people seek out sex therapy on their own, and some bring their partner(s).
What can I talk about in Sex Positive Therapy?
- Desire discrepancy in your relationship
- Loss of desire
- Increase in desire
- Compulsive sexual behavior or pornography use
- Finding your sexuality after trauma
- Body changes affecting your sexuality
- Medication side effects – these could be chronic or acute, mental or physical
- These could include STI’s, pain with sex, infertility, positioning concerns, and more.
- How to consider safety
- Consent / best practices
Changing body-related concerns:
- Pregnancy & postpartum
- Weight loss or gain
- Chronic pain
- Non-medical or medical aspects of gender transition and confirmation
- Better understand your own body and desires
- Masturbation techniques
- Sexual abuse survivor support
Sex is an absolutely normal and healthy part of our human experience. It’s important to have a space where we can talk about our sexual concerns and desires that is non-judgmental, knowledgeable, and supportive in order to have a fulfilling and healthy sex life, whether that is by yourself, with others or not at all (asexuality is real!).