Advancing the Field of Human Sexuality

There were many of us who worked for over one year to create the following statement that was recently approved by the Board of Directors of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors & Therapists (AASECT).  When the statement was approved, Dr. Russell Stambaugh said, “With this passage of this position, AASECT is officially on … Read more

Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Study of Compulsive Sexual Behavior

I was delighted to honor my friend, Doug Braun-Harvey in Minneapolis yesterday as Dr. Eli Coleman and the University of Minnesota announced the first research fellowship of its’ kind.  Few issues in the world of sex therapy are more misunderstood than out of control sexual behavior. From left to right: Neil, Dr. Anna Randal and … Read more

Understanding “Sex Addiction”

Our society has created so much confusion about the concept of sex addiction that it has become difficult for the consumer of counseling services to know which way to turn.  The following is an excerpt from a good article that helps to clarify the situation. Myth 1: Sex addiction is about sex and only sex… Hazelden Betty Ford … Read more

Tiger and Sex Addiction…

  It was only a matter of time before Tiger ended up in rehab for “sex addiction.”  I’ve been predicting this scenario publicly since November.  It appears that Tiger is now at Pine Grove Behavioral Health and Addiction Services in Mississippi, not South Africa as originally reported.  The lesson I hope women will take away from … Read more

The Year of the Tiger…

  2010 is The Year of the Tiger.  Not only that, but Chinese New Years falls on February 14th this year.  Hmmm.  I bet Valentine’s Day is a little different in the Woods household this year. But here’s the deal: Regardless of how bad it looks, it may not be over for Tiger and Elin. … Read more

The Boney Finger of Blame…

We’ve all done it.  “If only my partner would do X, Y, or Z, our relationship would be so much better.”  With that in mind, I hope you enjoy the following story by Valerie Cox as much as I do… “A woman was waiting at an airport one night, With several long hours before her flight. … Read more

Former President to be Featured on The Sex & Intimacy Show…

She may not be Bill Clinton, but she is definitely one of the most important people in the field of sexuality.  Dr. Patti Britton is the Immediate Past President of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT). Past President’s of AASECT read like the “Who’s Who” of sexuality professionals.  AASECT is … Read more

What if Your Wife Dumped You to Marry a Carnival Ride?

  There are some things I just couldn’t make up and this is one of them.  A 33 year old woman from the great state of Pennsylvania is getting hitched to an amusement park gondola ride.  The couple has been dating for over a decade with the bride-to-be having ridden the ride 3000 times during … Read more

Recovering from infidelity…

Yesterday shined a spotlight for me on the process required to heal from infidelity.  I had a couple in my office that was in week 14 of therapy following an affair.  Three months earlier this couple was on the verge of divorce.  Neither party wanted to be in therapy and in fact after the first … Read more