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Discomfort as a Process of Change

College campuses are now becoming the battleground of the resurgence of political correctness.  In the Atlantic article “The Coddling of the American Mind” some teachers in higher education are now mandated to issue ‘trigger warnings’ if their course may cause strong emotional responses from the students who may have unresolved trauma.  American culture and the modern day practice of professional psychology …

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How I found Out My Partner was Gay

The straight spouse in gay relationships often get left behind in receiving support and accurate information during a divorce.  How I found Out My Partner was Gay illustrates this yet provides a very narrow and inaccurate look at male and female sexuality.  Professional coaching and psychotherapy sessions include the provision of clear and concise sexual education as well as new perspectives …

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The Impact of Fifty Shades of Misinformation

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On Friday, February 13th, the movie Fifty Shades of Grey opened in theaters throughout the country.   I went to see it and felt horribly uncomfortable.  Many others left the movie well before it ended.  As an expert in alternative sexualities I’ve felt comfortable hearing some of the most atypical sexual fantasies and desires in clinical sessions.  The cheesy script in this movie aside, …

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What Fifty Shades of Grey doesn’t explain.

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Written by Peter Chirinos and Caroline Shahbaz There has been quite a bit of buzz about alternative sexualities such as Transgenderism, Polygamous relationships, BDSM and SM in the media since 2010. Often, there is a bewildering number of contradictory information, leading to confusion as to what these alternate sexualities are combined with at best an unease of abnormality, or fear …

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Healthy Sexuality

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My presentation on emerging definitions of healthy sexuality went very well!  So well I am developing a full day and two day expanded trainings for participants to gain a better understanding of the definition in the context of non-mainstream sexual expressions.  I was able to provide clinical guidelines on defining healthy sexuality when it is applied to clients who practice …

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Changing Taboos: Healthy Sexuality Today

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Register now for my new presentation! (click here) http://www.nvlpc.org/event/changingTaboos Leather chaps, whips and chains, heteroflexibility (bisexuality), mixed orientation relationships and sado-masochism as a spiritual practice are among the range of sexualities being widely practiced in today’s post-gay marriage world. To date, healthy sexuality has been rooted in conservative, puritanical and hetero-normative perspectives of sexuality. In this presentation, Peter Chirinos, LPC …

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Sex A Significant Predictor of Happiness Among Married Seniors

In an article entitled “Sex A Significant Predictor of Happiness Among Married Seniors” Dr. Adrienne Jackson, assistant professior at Florida Agricultural and Mechnanical University, discovered that “frequency of sexual activity was a significant predictor of both general and marital happiness.”  The article defines “sex” as vaginal, oral or anal sex.  It is well known in the sexological field that the …

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Sexual Abuse 4 Times More Likely For Men

According to an article published by the American Journal of Preventive Medicine  approximately 13.9% of men with disabilities reported a lifetime of sexual violence.  Disabled men are more than four (4) times more likely to be victims of sexual assault when compared to a normative group of men without disabilities.  In this study “disability” was broadly defined and included psychiatric …

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Men May be Prompted to Seek More Sex Partners …

An interesting article entitled “Men May Be Prompted to Seek More Sex Partners in a Permanently Dismal Economy” suggests that persistent economic hardship may lead men to stray away from their long-term committed relationships because of a perceived threatening environment and low survivability.  This article offers an understanding based on sexual selection theory and evolutionary psychology to explain the potential for infidelity. There …

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