When a course of psychotherapy or counseling doesn't lead to recovery, good therapists work with the patient to figure out what might be standing in the way of significant improvement. If therapy still is not helping, they change their approach or ultimately refer the patient to another provider with different expertise. Unfortunately, some therapists are reluctant to concede that their approach is not working, so it is up to the patient to decide to try something new. … [Read more...] about Study: Therapy Helps Even Those Who Did Not Benefit Before
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Most couples don’t discuss their lovemaking very much, which diminishes intimacy. But BDSM absolutely requires ongoing, detailed discussion. Players must plan every aspect of their scenes beforehand and evaluate them afterward. Many BDSM aficionados say that pre-scene discussions are as intimate, erotic, and relationship-enhancing as the scenes themselves. And couples who enjoy occasional power play but who are not exclusively into BDSM often remark that it enhances their non-BDSM “vanilla” sex because the practice they get negotiating scenes makes it easier to discuss other aspects of their sexuality. The skills required for BDSM include trust, clear communication, self-acceptance, and acceptance of the other person. Those same skills that enhance relationships and sex—no matter how you play. … [Read more...] about The Truth About BDSM Relationships
The psychological community has a contentious history with the LGBTQ+ community, but we've begun a process of amends. It wasn't that long ago that the DSM, The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, deemed homosexuality as a "psychiatric disorder." In 1973, the APA ruled in a historic moment that being gay was no longer a psychiatric illness, stating, "Clearly homosexuality per se does not meet these requirements: Many homosexuals are satisfied with their sexual orientation and demonstrate no generalized impairment." It wouldn't be until 1987 that it was fully removed from the DSM, and one Psychology Today author describes the history of this quite succinctly. … [Read more...] about What Does “Queering Psychology” Mean?
Langley: My name is Travis Langley. I'm a friend of the Marston family, so this is actually very hard. (Disclosure of that seemed appropriate.) Now that trailer said, "based on," but you have a lot of promotional material out there that says, "the true story." So we're wondering where you got information, such as: No one we've ever spoken with who knew them knew the relationship between Betty and Dotsie to be sexual. If it was, that's fine! But where did you find proof that no one who knew them, to our knowledge, had? … [Read more...] about The “True Story” of Wonder Woman’s Marston Ménage à Trois
Frequently Asked Questions 1. How do you eat papaya leaves? Papaya leaves are extremely bitter in taste. That's why they are either blended into a juice or boiled to tea to reduce its bitterness. It is however suggested to add honey or jaggery to improve the taste. … [Read more...] about 22 Incredible Health Benefits Of Papaya Leaves