“Take a moment to share, play and connect with yourself and your partner(s) free of expectations or self judgment to experience how wonderful intimacy and sex can be."
Dr. Peg Hurley Dawson discusses Out of Control Sexual Behavior (OCSB) and her treatment methods for OCSB. Dr. Hurley Dawson was interviewed by Juliet Austin from The Mind Body Institute for a bonus video.
Dr. Hurley Dawson's therapeutic lens is based on the work of Doug Braun Harvey the author of, "Treating Out of Control Sexual Behavior: Rethinking Sex Addiction."
Sex Therapy is a form of counseling to address sexual concerns including but not limited to:
As a Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor, Peg obtained additional training in human sexuality and offers a unique multi-faceted, sex positive approach.
In addition, Peg is a Kink Knowledgeable Professional. She welcomes individuals, couples and polyamorous human beings of all sexual orientations, genders, relationship configurations and lifestyles.
Sexuality is more than sex. It can change over the lifespan, is diverse, and is fluid. Many individuals find this to be an important aspect of their identity.
Allow yourself to explore your own sexuality with compassion, insight and with out judgment. Feel free to get in touch with Peg, as she will hold the space for you in your exploration of your own sexuality.
Sexual orientation encompasses many elements including who you are attracted to emotionally, physically and sexually. Gender Identity is how you experience yourself as a human being. There is no one way to identify as there is a continuum of identities:
If you are delving into discovering your own orientation or identify, Peg welcomes you to meet with her.
There are many aspects to intimacy including:
Are you and your partner(s) finding difficulties with intimacy? Peg will assist in discovering what intimacy means to each of you.
Sexual desire varies greatly depending on the individual and involves many different aspects including physiological response, arousal and can fluctuate through out the lifespan.
If you and your partner(s) are experiencing mismatched desire, please feel free to contact Peg to inquire how she can assist you individually or with your partner(s).
Relationships vary immensely from being two individuals who define themselves as a Couple or two + individuals in a committed relationship may define themselves as Polyamorous.
In any relationship individuals may identify as Gay, Lesbian, Non Binary, Transgender, Hetrosexual or Bisexual.
As you may be experiencing difficulty in your partnership(s), exploring opening the relationship to polyamory, consensual non monogamy, swinging and/or anything else, contact Peg.
Sexual behavior and sexual activity varies greatly for all human beings.
Consensual sexual behavior includes activities such as Kink, BDSM and other sexual activities.
Sexual behavior can also feel out of control to an individual. When this occurs the person feels like they are living a secret life or may feel like they have an addiction.
Are you feeling this way? If so, reach out to Peg to gain clarity.
*Individuals who practice Non-Consensual Sexual Behavior such as Voyeurism, Exhibitionism, and sexually offending behaviors, should consult with a professional from Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers. www.atsa.com
Sexual health is an integral aspect of being human as it involves your values, emotions, spirituality, mentality, physicality and eroticism. Peg believes healthy sexuality is based on consent, positivity, respectfulness, free of any power dynamics, stigma, shame or violence.
In relationships we all have our own needs, agendas and perspectives which influence each person's experience. Peg will help each person to first explore their values, emotions, spiritual beliefs and their own sexuality.
Through caring and empathic communication each person will then learn about their values, emotions, spiritual beliefs and aspirations of your partner(s).
With these insights Peg will then help each individual to connect with their inner wisdom which will guide the relationship with respect, integrity and honor.
Wikipedia discribes Sexual Consent:
"Sexual consent is consent to engage in sexual activity. Sexual activity without consent is considered rape or other sexual assault."
Exploitation is when one individual has leverage, power and control over another individual to receive sexual gratification.
Honesty is paramount and an aspect of positive sexual health. Open communication with your partner(s) is KEY and allows for reciprocity.
Every individual's values will influence how they are going to engage sexually. If values are communicated, understood and honored, then individuals will not subject themselves to a sexual experience which may feel awkward or uncomfortable.
Mutual pleasure as a combined experience will allow partner(s) to engage in a powerful, sensual and exciting sexual experience.
Masturbation (solo sex) is the primary way to have the safest sexual experience. When sharing sexual pleasure with another, give thought to their experience to assure the greatest satisfaction of all involved. Resulting in a greater sexual experience with freedom to enjoy without anxiety or stress afterwards.
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