Today on the Sexology podcast we are talking about incorporating sexual excitement back into your life if you are recovering from sexual addiction. Dr. Alexandra Kathehakis will be joining me to discuss her book Sexual Reflections and various topics related to recovering from sex addiction.
Addictive sex stems from a place of using or taking advantage of others. It compromises a person’s integrity or values system while healthy sex reinforces a person’s integrity or values system. It makes you feel good about yourself. Many sex addicts confuse intensity for intimacy. In healthy sex it’s important to get naked emotionally and open up in order to be intimate.
When people qualify as sex addicts they are moderately to severely dissociated, which usually comes from early childhood trauma. It’s important they get to a point where they are associated and truly engaging with their partner.
- Common misconceptions when it comes to intimacy after recovering
- The difference between healthy sex and addictive sex
- How trauma contributes to sex addiction
- Importance of experiencing pleasure
- Creating a sexual health plan
- Thinking about your erotic template
- The evolution of your values
- The desire to feel desired
- Becoming associated instead of dissociated
- Moving away from what’s painful
About Dr. Nazanin Moali
Dr. Nazanin Moali is a clinical psychologist, sex expert, sexologist and sex therapist in the Los Angeles area. Dr. Moali has helped couples and individuals overcome sexual concerns, including pornography addiction. Dr. Moali hosts confidential consultation sessions for clients and potential clients in her Torrance and Hermosa Beach offices. You can also book a session with her online, via a secure video-counseling platform.
About Dr. Alexandra Kathehakis
Alexandra is the founder and clinical director of The Center for Healthy Sex in Los Angeles. She has won a number of different awards throughout her career and is a certified sex addiction therapist and supervisor. She specializes in sexual addiction and other sexual disorders.
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