On this episode of the Sexology podcast I’m joined by Shannon McHenry, LMFT as we talk about what sex looks like after sexual trauma or sexual assault.
In our conversation, Shannon and I discuss how trauma is stored in the body and the necessity to work through that trauma.. Topics include things like yoga for PTSD, how to work with your body to regulate, doing grounding exercises and learning to not be afraid of our bodies, needs or desires. It’s about getting back into our body and using our senses to be present in the moment.
- Challenges with sexuality post sexual assault
- Physiological responses in trauma survivors
- Blaming yourself
- Myths around sexual violence
- Rarity of stranger rapes
- Different types of consent
- Power of group therapy
- Sex after sexual trauma long term
- How can partners support loved ones in recovery
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 Shannon McHenry
Shannon has extensive trauma experience. She is a licensed family therapist with a speciality with child trauma, rape and bettering and PTSD. She supports women in repairing their relationships with themselves and others. She has supported many in having a long-lasting recovery.
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