How Men Really Experience Sex and Intimacy
These days, male sexuality is a hot-button issue, surrounded by myths, misconceptions and controversy. Because many men already struggle with acknowledging and exploring their sexual challenges, desires, and experiences, doing authentic and productive therapeutic work with them around sex is becoming a real challenge for therapists, 70 percent of whom are women. In this workshop, you’ll discover:
- How the predominant cultural myths about male sexuality—such it being inherently aggressive, out of control, selfish, and simplistic—impact men’s self-image, identity, and relationships
- The truth about the challenges men face with regards to sex and intimacy—including sexual shame, performance anxiety, body-image insecurities, loneliness, and disconnection—and why they’re often hidden from helping professionals
- How therapists can create authenticity and rapport with male clients when discussing sex, including tools to establish trust, overcome defensiveness, and communicate effectively
- Tips for female therapists working with male clients around sexuality
Note: No CE credit for this workshop.
Valeria Chuba, PhD, ACS, is a clinical sexologist, sex educator, and host of the Get Sex-Smart podcast. She helps men overcome sexual shame, achieve sexual confidence, and create satisfying and authentic intimate relationships.