After deciding to become a counselor I was encouraged to pick a niche, a client population and issue I was passionate about. I thought about this for a while. I have always had a passion for sex research.
I started pursuing this interest with a minor in Sexuality Studies during undergrad. While getting my counseling degree I continued this interest by completing research papers and giving conference presentations.
So it didn’t take me too long to make sex therapy one of my specialties.
What is Sex Positivity?
I’ve noticed that sex can sometimes be seen in a negative light in our society. I didn’t think this was right so I wanted to see what I could do about it.
I found research, articles, and professionals that defined themselves as “sex positive.” After exploring this new phrase, I discovered that it means something slightly different to everyone.
To me, “sex positive” means being aware of societal views of sex and understanding that sexuality develops differently in all people. It means withholding judgment and criticism of people’s sexual expressions and practices while being aware of and exploring your own.
This definition is what fuels my personal view on sex and how I work with my clients professionally.
How to Become Sex Positive!
Be open with yourself. Many issues we have about sex and sexuality are the issues and fears we have about ourselves. Being sex positive is a personal journey to explore why we think the way we do and if those thoughts benefit us.
Becoming sex positive is accepting that sex does not have to be limited. Accepting this without judgement and keeping an open mind is a vital part of being sex positive.
Sex is as limitless as your imagination and desires allow it to be!
Working with a Sex Positive Therapist
Sex therapists practice from different theories of counseling. Remember, a sex positive therapist keeps an open mind throughout the counseling process as you disclose, explore, and develop your sexual identity and expression.
It is important to be comfortable with the therapist you have chosen. So take the time and make the best decision for yourself!
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