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.
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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.
People who have difficulty reading traditional print books can now access five of Wendy Maltz’s books — The Sexual Healing Journey, Private Thoughts, Intimate Kisses, Passionate Hearts, and The Porn Trap — on the Bookshare.org website.
Bookshare is a service of the American Foundation for the Blind. It provides high quality text to speech voices, digital braille, and other user-friendly formats for a wide array of books. Due to an agreement with major publishers, this wonderful no-cost service enables people with visual impairment, physical disability, or severe learning disability to read the books that matter most to them. HealthySex.com made this happen based on the suggestion from a caring woman with visual impairment who contacted us and who wanted the books available for herself and others.
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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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We are pleased to announce that, as a gift to survivors and others, Wendy’s two highly-acclaimed sexual healing videos, “Relearning Touch” and “Partners in Healing,” are now available for free viewing here at HealthySex.com. The videos were co-produced with Intervision Media, a Eugene-based business, and have a long-history of being used and praised in therapeutic, educational, and individual self-help settings. Read their amazing reviews, learn more, and if you like, view them by visiting their pages on this site.
“Relearning Touch: Healing Techniques for Couples”
discusses and sensitively demonstrates the ground-breaking, highly beneficial relearning touch exercises described in Wendy’s book, The Sexual Healing Journey: A Guide for Survivors of Sexual Abuse.
“Partners in Healing: Couples Overcoming the Sexual Repercussions of Incest”
focuses on the crisis in intimacy faced by couples and how they learn to work as a team in healing.
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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