What Therapists Have To Say about Sex and Relationships

“People compare themselves with what their friends, media and society say or seem to expect, even if it is untrue or unrealistic,” says Pamela Stephenson Connolly, a sex therapist. She explains that there has never before been more varied discussions of not just sex, but everything that goes with it: gender, identity, relationships, love. Yet this has not necessarily translated into less shame – or even more open communication.  For many, Knowles says, the result is a kind of paralysis. “There are all sorts of small doubts creeping into people’s minds about what it is to be sexual, and even how.”

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