The highly popular AlterNet.org website is currently featuring a long and meaty excerpt taken from Wendy’s book, Private Thoughts: Exploring the Power of Women’s Sexual Fantasies (coauthored with Suzie Boss) on their “Sex and Relationships” page. The excerpt describes, and illustrates with examples, nine positive functions of sexual fantasies: enhancing self-esteem and attractivenessincreasing sexual interest and desirefacilitating orgasmcelebrating the presentsatisfying curiosityrehearsing future possibilitiesrelieving stress and tensionpreserving a pleasant memorycoping with past hurts To read the article, go to: http://www.alternet.org/sex/146452/9_reasons_sex_fantasies_are_good_for_you or CLICK HERE
About the Healthy Sex Blog
Welcome to the Healthy Sex blog. Here we share the latest news and information about Wendy’s media interviews, presentations, and publications. You can find blog posts listed according to topic categories such as Sex & Love, Sex Abuse Healing, Sexual Fantasy, Porn Recovery, Reflections on Sex, and more – as well as by the date posted.
Reflections on Sex (RoS) posts
“Reflections on Sex” is a special category of blog posts featured in the Healthy Sex blog. It is sometimes referred to using the abbreviation, RoS. These blog posts serve as a running column, like a newspaper column. In these writings, Wendy shares the most fascinating ideas and insights she gained about sex in her more than forty years of work as a sex educator and therapist. New “Reflections on Sex” blog posts are published about one a month and are highlighted on this page. To find out as soon as one is posted follow Wendy Maltz on Twitter or Facebook for announcements.
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Join Wendy Maltz LCSW DST and Ms. HeartBeat, host Deborrah Cooper, in a discussion of relationship problems caused by pornography. We’ll discuss why it’s so easy to develop a problem with porn, and how relationships are being challenged. You can call in with questions and comments: 347-327-9215.
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In the May 2009 issue of the Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, Dr. Jeanne Shaw presents a detailed review of The Porn Trap. She says that as a seasoned therapist it’s rare to find a book that changes her perspective on a sexual topic, but that’s just what The Porn Trap did. Dr. Shaw describesThe Porn Trap as “a guide developed specifically for people whose porn use is spiraling out of control, who want to stop their destructive behaviors and avoid serious consequences and losses. The book provides an opportunity for porn users and their partners to become aware of risks and negative impacts. It focuses on rebuilding self-respect, achieving recovery, improving intimacy, and developing a satisfying sexual relationship without porn. This book is written in a nonjudgmental, compassionate way, making it valuable for therapists and patients, alike. Conversational writing style and progressive organization allows for easy reading and understanding of a dichotomized and controversial topic.” Dr. Shaw concludes her review saying “The Porn Trap lets people who have run into problems with porn use know that their problems are understandable and they are not alone. It also shows the way to healing so they can separate themselves from porn,reclaim their sexuality, and enjoy self-pleasuring and partner sex in ways that are ultimately more rewarding and life-affirming than what porn has tooffer.” The full review can be obtained through Informaworld http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all~content=a910358330 Informaworld
You are invited to listen to a fun talk that Wendy Maltz gave a few months ago to a large group of professional women in Eugene. Here she shares key concepts about ensuring healthy sexuality, overcoming common sexual problems, and welcoming life-affirming sexual passion and pleasure.
In a May 20, 2009 NEWSWEEK web exclusive “Rx vs. XXX” journalist Tony Dokoupil examines the pros and cons of using a testosterone supplement to treat problems with low testosterone in men. At issue are whether “Low-T” is a real and significant problem, and whether the potential negative side-effects of medication such as sweating, unseemly hair, an unexplained penis disorder, and breast growth would discourage this type of treatment. Dokoupil also explores a suggestion that regularly watching porn could be used as better alternative for increasing the level of testosterone. He quotesWendy Maltz, coauthor of The Porn Trap, in sharing that using pornography is not a good idea because it carries serious psychological, physical, and relationship risks, as well.
CLICK HERE to read Tony’s article.
Writing in the Fall 2008 issue of the Annals of Behavioral Science and Medical Education Family Medicine and Psychiatry Professor Amy Ellwood LCSW of the University of Nevada recommends The Porn Trap as a groundbreaking self-help guide for individuals with pornography concerns and an excellent resource for students in the medicine and sexuality fields.