Female Sexual Self-Awareness in the Age of #MeToo
In today’s fraught romantic and sexual landscape, women are taught to view sexiness as a status to be earned, an indicator that society has deemed them conventionally attractive enough and that they’ve successfully walked the razor’s edge between being labeled a “prude” and a “slut.” But therapists can help clients develop a more evolved kind of sexual self-awareness. This workshop explores how women can move from an “outside-in” to an “inside-out” construction of sexuality, not dependent on how they measure up in the gaze of others, and how men can be enlisted as allies in this process. You’ll discover:
- Why conversations about bodily autonomy, sex positivity, intersectionality, consent, and pleasure are needed today more than ever
- How to help your clients shed constraining, shaming, and limiting stories of their sexual self, inviting them to create alternate stories that are compassionate and empowered
- How to bring a more integrative perspective on sexual self-awareness into the therapeutic conversation
Alexandra Solomon, PhD, is a clinical assistant professor at Northwestern University and the author of Loving Bravely: 20 Lessons of Self-Discovery to Help You Get the Love You Want and the upcoming book, Taking Sexy Back: How to Own Your Sexuality and Create the Relationships You Want.