Qualities of Healthy Sex Exercise

wendy-1In 1991 Wendy Maltz LCSW developed the HealthySex™ nightshirt to help survivors of sexual abuse and others understand healthy sexuality. The nightshirt evolved from a workshop exercise in which participants brainstormed positive qualities of sex.

As you read the qualities below, identify which ones are present and true in your sexual relating. If you identify qualities that are often lacking, you may want to concentrate on learning more about them and integrating these qualities into your lovemaking in the future.

Healthy sex is. . .

  • having choice
  • nurturing
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  • playful
  • loving myself
  • respectful
  • being honest
  • physically safe
  • feeling ready
  • caring
  • warmth
  • laughter
  • socially responsible
  • fun
  • shared intimacy
  • something I deserve
  • being friends
  • comfortable
  • expressing love
  • being equal partners
  • mutually desired
  • celebration
  • feeling good
  • honoring my pace
  • sensual touches
  • private
  • arousing
  • being patient
  • relaxing
  • open communication
  • enjoyable
  • satisfying
  • good memories

. . . for me!

(The HealthySex™ Nightshirt is currently out of stock.)