There is no such thing as a perfect relationship, but that doesn’t mean that couples shouldn’t strive to maintain a happy, healthy relationship. Plenty of people believe that there’s room for improvement between themselves and their romantic partners. This isn’t to say that the relationship is “bad,” but it’s easy to understand why someone might […]
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Is your relationship on rocky ground? If so, you may be considering couples therapy in Chicago. Maintaining a healthy relationship is not always easy. While it’s normal to go through ups and downs, there comes a point when the problems become too overwhelming to handle on your own. Couples therapy in Chicago can […]
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Sexual kinks are increasingly more accepted in the mainstream culture, however there is still a lot of negative messaging about kinky behavior, including how kink and mental health coincide. What are Sexual Kinks? Sexual kinks encompass a broad array of sexual acts or interests that are generally not considered mainstream sexual activities. Mainstream […]
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Shame can be the primary drive and stressor in sexual compulsion. Shame can turn into a cyclical pattern, and people who experience shaming messaging around their sexual behaviors, desires, and interests may feel overwhelmed from this shame, causing the individual to hide their desires. How Does Sexual Shame Develop? We tend to pick […]
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Hypersexuality & hyposexuality imply that one’s sexual desire and/or sexual activity are uncommonly high or low. The cause for these concerns can be biological, stemming from medical conditions, medication use, hormonal imbalances, or psychological factors such as factors around the arousal system, trauma history, mental health history, or relationship issues. What are Hypersexuality & Hyposexuality? […]
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Casual sex and hookup culture have become common practice amongst young adults. When someone thinks of hookup culture, things like friends with benefits relationships, being strung along, situationships, booty calls, and one night stands might come to mind. With all that comes in the package of casual sex encounters, how can people navigate casual sex […]
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