Welcome to episode 35 of sexology podcast. Today I’m joined by Wendly Maltz LCSW, who shares with us the steps one can take to healing sexual assault and rediscovering the joy of sexual intimacy after the experience.
Wendy Maltz LCSW, DST, is an internationally recognized sex therapist, author, and speaker, with more than thirty-five years of experience treating sex and intimacy concerns. She authored a number of highly acclaimed sexuality resources, including the recovery classic, The Sexual Healing Journey: A Guide for Survivors of Sexual Abuse, as well as Private Thoughts: Exploring the Power of Women’s Sexual Fantasies, and The Porn Trap: The Essential Guide to Overcoming Problems Caused by Pornography.
Wendy compiled and edited two best-selling poetry collections that celebrate healthy sexual intimacy, Passionate Hearts: The Poetry of Sexual Love and Intimate Kisses: The Poetry of Sexual Pleasure. Her popular educational website, http://www.HealthySex.com, provides free articles, podcast interviews, posters, couples sexual healing videos, and more to help people recover from sexual abuse, overcome sexual problems, and develop skills for love-based sexual intimacy.
An experienced public speaker, workshop trainer and keynote presenter, Wendy has lectured in many major cities in the U.S., plus in Canada and New Zealand. Her presentation style is described as “warm and friendly,” “professional,” “information rich,” and “accessible.” Having worked in the field of sexuality for over three decades, Wendy knows how to put her audiences at ease on the subject.
In this episode, you will hear:
- The common myths that exist around sexual assault
- How people can blame themselves for something they didn’t have control over
- The issue and complications around consent
- How being sexually assaulted can affect a person’s outlook on sex
- Common sexual challenges that survivors face
- Ways in which you can support a partner who’s been sexually assaulted
- Discovering when you are ready to go on the sexual healing journey
- How it’s possible to still enjoy sex after being assaulted