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Vibes Week

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What is normal?

What does it even mean to be “normal”?

Who gets to decide?

The problem originates with the word itself. It’s problematic across all human behaviour. We know that of the more than 7 billion people on the planet no two are the same so quite how the term ‘normal’ can apply is beyond me.

Scarlet Ladies

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Debunking rape myths

Sexual assault immense level of trauma. Victims endure the immediate physical and mental trauma of the actual event as well as many ongoing psychological challenges. As if these challenges aren't enough, a strong and significant stigma of being raped persists. Victims must deal with added shame, arising from the stigma-laden reactions.

Counsellors Cafe

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The big ‘o’

There was a time where women were ignored by clinicians or would take for granted that they could not orgasm. Most of this was due to the fact that women, unlike men, do not need to climax in order to conceive. This piece isn’t about multiple orgasms, it’s about the women who struggle to have any. I want to let you know that you are not alone and that there is support. Women are entitled to not only enjoy sex but to climax also

Lloyds Pharmacy

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How to cope with ED following the Treatment of prostate cancer Pharmacy

Prostate cancer is not a cause of erectile dysfunction, treatments for the disease can cause the problem. Among them: Surgery to remove the entire prostate gland. This article outlines challenges and also treatment methods

Counsellors Directory

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Alcohol Dependency and sexual functioning

As most of us know, psychoactive substances are believed to be aphrodisiacs, but in reality they have damaging effects on all aspects of sexual function. The interrelationship of alcohol use and sexual activity is well established, but in reality it was not until the 1970's that alcoholism was universally recognised as a cause or contributor to sexual problems such as erectile dysfunction, inhibited sexual desire and anorgasmia.

Counselling Directory

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Impact of aging on male sexuality

There is a normal change in men when they age and often this is not something that is readily discussed. Information and messages about sex and ageing are that it is not a priority as we get older. If this is the perceived; it makes it difficult for men (and women) to know what to expect and what is acceptable for them sexually as they age.