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Working with Victims of Sexual Abuse

Working with Victims of Sexual Abuse

In the wake of the therapeutic skills that have emerged through the many therapeutic meetings with victims of sexual offences, this challenge has come up: How do we help couples where one or both have been victims of sexual abuse to establish a sexual relationship on their own terms, without the interference of the perpetrator? Even though one or both have undergone therapy focusing the individuals´ traumatic sexual history, the sexual interactions within the couple are still marked and influenced by the same history of sexual offence. Sexuality can be affected by dissociation on different levels: cognitive, emotional and bodily; and ”time sliding” makes it difficult to separate the here-and-now from the there-and-then.
This presentation will focus on therapeutic work with such couples and how to interact with them in their efforts to establish satisfying sexual relationships based on sexological experiences modified by understanding of complex traumas.

Areas of Interest / Categories: WAS 2007

WAS 2007

PDE5 Inhibitors: Do they have a Role in Treating Female Sexual Dysfunction?

Until recent years therapeutic approaches to female sexual dysfunction (FSD) have relied mainly on cognitive behavioural sex therapy, couple counselling and psychotherapy. The success of the phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitors in the treatment of erectile dysfunction in men prompted the notion that there may be a similar role for these drugs in thetreatment of female sexual dysfunction.

Débat: la taille du pénis est-elle importante pour la femme ? (Oui) (French)

In a 2005 UCLA study, 85% of women said they were "very satisfied" with their romantic partner's size, but 45% of men responded they would prefer their penis size increased and 84% of respondents rated their penis size as average to above average. Penis size is of great concern to many people: some consider having a large penis a mark of masculinity; others are concerned that their penis is too small to satisfy their sexual partner(s).

The sexual behavior and consciousness of japanese youth: an orientation of 'pure love'

This report examines the results of The 6th National Survey of Youth Sexual Behavior. This survey has been conducted at intervals of six years since 1974 in Japan. Goals of presentation: Analyzing the data on contemporary Japanese youth’s sexual behavior and consciousness from the perspective of gender.

Development of Sexual Identity, Barriers to Intimacy, and the Promotion of Sexual Health

There are three basic ingredients of an individual's sexual health: the development of their identity, their capacity for intimacy, and an enviornment which promotes sexual health. Barriers to identity and intimacy can come from family intimacy dysfunction and unhealthy cultural environments. Self identity and self esteem are essential ingredients for the capacity of intimacy. The self is formed in the context of interpersonal relationships and the cultural milieu. The failure to develop a postive identity and capacity to intimacy leads to identity and intimacy dysfunction. Lack of self esteem,sexual identity confusion and dysphoria, sexual dysfunctions and disorders, interpersonal violence are often symptoms of identity and intimacy function.

Kamasutra - Ancient yet Modern!

Who was the writer of Kamasutra? Which place did he come from? And when did he write Kamasutra? The date is not precise. It has been proven through epigraphic, literary, historical, numismatics and archaeological evidences, that Vatsyayana, the author of Kamasutra belonged to a place called “Nagarak” from South Gujarat and wrote Kamasutra between 351 and 375 A.D.

Tuning In and Turning On: a Practical Model of Sexual Arousal for Clinical Use

Sexual arousal is the experience of becoming sexually excited or turned on. Sexual arousal is a three-step process of: 1) tuning out all non-erotic experience 2) focusing on sexually pleasurable stimulation either generated or received by the brain 3) triggering of subjective arousal (feelings of erotic pleasure) and objective (physical) changes

The influence of drug use, exercise, and sexual orientation on body image concerns in men

Studies of body image concerns in men have largely neglected the influence that these concerns may have on the day-to-day social, professional and emotional lives of this group. Using quantitative data collection methods, the present study sought to measure the day-to-day body image concerns in a general population sample of men located in Sydney, Australia and how these may be affected by men’s legal and illegal drug use, exercise patterns, and sexual orientation. Two hundred and thirty one males comprised the final sample that participated in the study.