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.
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.
Singer/Songwriter Alanis Morissette interviewed Wendy Maltz for her “Conversation with Alanis” podcast (Episode 5). It aired on Monday, Feb 8, 2016 and can be accessed at anytime thereafter, at no charge.
In this dynamic, funny, and heartfelt conversation, Alanis and Wendy, reveal much about love, sex, porn issues, sexual healing, fantasies, and more. It is a great interview and really showcases Alanis’ powerful work as a catalyst for personal growth and relationship healing. With this episode, Alanis breaks new ground talking candidly and deeply about sexual issues, and, by example, encouraging others to do the same.
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Are you dealing with the repercussions of past sexual abuse in an intimate relationship? Or concerned about a future relationship? If so, you will find lots of information, insights and advice listening to the engaging interview Wendy Maltz gave for the new podcast show, Relationship Alive! Hosted by Neil Sattin, his podcast is devoted to helping couples improve their relationship and have good sex lives. Wendy’s interview, “Deeper Intimacy Through Sexual Healing,” is pretty comprehensive, covering topics such as: What is sexual abuse and what are the sexual problems it can cause?, What is involved in healing sexual concerns, How to work as a team in sexual healing, and What are the key exercises that can help survivors and their intimate partners reclaim a healthy and enjoyable sexuality. This episode also focused on issues related to pornography and its impact. Wendy’s books, The Sexual Healing Journey, and, The Porn Trap, are discussed.
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Psychologist Lori S. Katz has just released an excellent and much-needed book,“Treating Military Sexual Trauma” (Springer Publishing, 2015). It features a chapter on healthy sexual functioning after military sexual trauma (MST) based on an interview Lori did with Wendy Maltz LCSW, DST. The book addresses many aspects of recovery and covers topics such as understanding MST, neurobiology, sleep disorders, substance abuse recovery, body memories, cognitive processes, and the application of various counseling techniques for addressing the concerns of MST survivors. Kudos to Lori for creating such a comprehensive resource!
Nic DiDomizio, a Mic.com sex & relationship columnist, discusses some important drawbacks of watching today’s pornography in his article entitled, “One Tweet Sums Up What’s Missing About Sex When We Watch Porn”. The article was inspired by a tweet by a man named Kristian who tweeted: “Is there any gay porn where they go out on a date, fall madly in love w each other, have passionate sex, and cuddle at the end?” In his article, Nic shares how pornography emphasizes body parts and stimulation and ignores the emotional and partner-oriented dimensions of sex that contribute to sexual satisfaction in relationships. Consequently, porn may handicap people who are raised and rely on it as a sexual outlet. Nic interviews Wendy, mentions The Porn Trap and let’s readers know that there is a way to make up for lost learning.
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When couples suffer because they can’t open up about their sexual wounds it affects their intimacy. Wendy was recently interviewed by Luis Congdon on the hit marriage enrichment show – The LastingLoveConnection podcast. It’s featured many wonderful colleagues such as Dr. Harville Hendrix, Dr. Dan Siegel, Drs. John and Julie Gottman.
On the show we went in depth on how couples can support each other recover from sexual abuse. To listen to the show CLICK HERE or on the picture below:
Writer Tracy Clark-Flory provides readers a close look into the after-effects of sexual assault in a new article, “What Sex After Sexual Assault Is Really Like,” in the online magazine Refinery29. The piece features expert advice from sex therapist Wendy Maltz LCSW DST, and mentions, The Sexual Healing Journey: A Guide for Survivors of Sexual Abuse as a resource. Clark-Flory also discusses the wisdom of Wendy’s “relearning touch” exercises and the importance of moving slowly back into being sexual when recovering from this type of trauma. To read the article, CLICK HERE
In another article, writer Lucia Peters of Bustle magazine praises Clark-Flory for breaking the silence on discussing the the real problems and lasting effects that can result from sexual assault. To read this follow-up article, CLICK HERE.