When Wendy’s friend, Mary Clare Feighan, invited her to be interviewed for her new website, SimpleClarity.biz, she just couldn’t say no. Clare is a dynamic, caring person who has put together a program series that helps women inspire other women to succeed with their life dreams. Like other women featured in the “Conversations with Substance” video series, Wendy’s interview provides a candid, friendly, information-filled conversation that gets to the heart of her life’s work. Wendy shares about the importance of integrity, determination, persistence, and self-care in following through with goals. To find out more, and even watch Wendy practice some daily yoga and smiling exercises, see “conversation teaser 2” at https://www.simpleclarity.biz.
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.
Healthy Sex Blog
While the #MeToo movement is awesome and bringing much-needed attention to the ubiquitous problem of sexual abuse in our culture, it is also triggering some painful memories for many survivors. If that is the case for you or someone you know Wendy Maltz, author of The Sexual Healing Journey has helped write an informative article for Bottomline Health that gives lots of suggestions for ways to deal with upsetting feelings and and heal from what happened in the past. The article, “When #MeToo Brings Up Painful Memories of Sexual Abuse, Here’s Help” covers questions survivors have such as: whether and how much to disclose about past sex abuse, who to share with, what to do if the past offender is still in your life, when to seek therapy, and more.
Wendy is also featured in a program discussing #MeToo and Sexual Abuse Healing on the “About Health” KPFA Radio show with Dr. Will Courtenay, November 6, 2017. To listen, CLICK HERE FOR KPFA RADIO SHOW LINK
Looking for ways to connect love with sex and improve an intimate relationship? Join us in a new and FREE web video series/virtual summit on women and love produced by Dr. Erica Goodstone. Erica and Wendy reveal ways to improve communication, touch, and mutual understanding, especially when past experiences of sexual abuse may be getting in the way. The program features episodes with other nationally recognized sexuality experts, as well.
Dr. Nazanin Moali interviewed Wendy for her on the Sexology podcast,“Healing from Sexual Assault with Wendy Maltz LCSW”. Wendy really enjoyed being on the program as Nazanin is such a caring therapist and interviewer. They identify some common myths about sex assault, various impacts of abuse on sex, how to heal, and what it feels like to develop and reclaim healthy sexuality.
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Dr. Nazanin Moali, Ph.D., Sexology Podcast
Ever wonder how initial and heavy use of pornography can impact mental health? The ability to form loving sexual relationships? Danny Whittaker of the mental health podcast, “My Own Worst Enemy,” discusses these topics and more in a dynamic interview with Wendy Maltz. The interview, “Porn Scars: Afflictions of the Porn Generation” delves into new kinds of problems young men are sharing, the compelling attributes of today’s porn, the importance of developing sex and relationship skill sets, personal growth processes for healing, and even the key to happiness! Candid, penetrating, and lively, it is an interview that identifies and addresses often overlooked repercussions.
Wendy Maltz’s first book, the recovery classic, Incest & Sexuality: A Guide to Understanding & Healing is now available for FREE download through the International Psychotherapy Institute’s free psychotherapy books program. Coauthored with Beverly Holman, it was first published in 1987 by Lexington books, and later republished by Jossey-Bass. It broke new ground being the first book to devote itself entirely to the sexual repercussions of sexual abuse.
Wendy remembers writing it by hand on a yellow legal pad and later literally “cutting and pasting” (with scissors and glue!!!) the typed versions of early drafts to make edits. Incest & Sexuality sold over 50,000 copies during its first few years alone, and educated both professional and public readers, for many years more until it went out of print. While understandably a bit dated now, given that it’s been 30 years, it remains a groundbreaking healing guide filled with stories, concepts, and heart-felt ideas that are still relevant to people today.
To read more about Incest & Sexuality on our site, CLICK HERE
To find out more about the free download, CLICK HERE or on the book jacket below:
Check out this interview Wendy gave for Luis Congdon’s “Thriving Launch” relationship podcast to learn about sexual healing techniques and basic principles of sexual recovery. Find out how it’s possible to overcome negative repercussions with patience, smarts, and new touch experiences. “Love is stronger than abuse”
Today’s kids may be getting way more than an eyeful if they stumble upon hardcore porn on the internet according to Erica Etelson, a children’s environmental health activist and mother writing in parents.co. In her new article ,“This Is Your Kids Brain on Porn,” Erica talks about how easy it is for kids to see porn and how harmful it can be to their young minds and developing sexuality. Erica interviews Wendy and several other professionals about the growing problem. The Porn Trap is mentioned.and Erica offers suggestions for how parents can protect their children and help them when viewing does occur.
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Concerned about pornography? Come listen to a dynamic conversation Wendy Maltz LCSW DST, coauthor of The Porn Trap, had on the nationally acclaimed Dear Sugars radio program with Cheryl Strayed (author of Wild) and writer/co-host Steve Almond. This is the first of two episodes in which we spoke (Part One, Episode 79). In this initial part, we respond to a letter from a man trying to evaluate if he has a problem with porn and whether his regular interactions with it could be harming his marriage. Open, frank, and, at times, funny, this program will entertain, enlighten, and inform.