When Religion Impacts Your Body

When Religion Impacts Your Body

It's one thing to read one's narrative of navigating through the shaming messages and double binds that religious institutions place on one's sexuality--it's a completely different experience to see it acted out. Join us Friday, September 28 at 7:30 at the Old West Church to see Bobby Britton’s play, Revival: A Southern Gothic Gospel Cabaret”, a show about the impact of Evangelical roots on his body and sexuality. Jeremiah Gibson will join other sex educators for a post-play panel on the impact of religion on gender and sexuality.

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Regarding Sex Addiction

Regarding Sex Addiction

South Shore Family and South Shore Sexual Health join with the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists in standing against language of sex addiction to describe the sexual behaviors and desires of people with high levels of sexual excitement and low levels of sexual inhibition. Problems may arise in relationships between people with differing levels of excitement and inhibition, but these are relational dynamics that can be discussed through couples and sex therapy.

We will talk about sexual urges, thoughts, and behaviors as natural sexual processes, as ways of exploring who you are and how you can grow both individually and relationally. We will continue to discuss sexuality from a pleasure-centric model, where sex is a way of celebrating the positive sensations and physiological processes of our bodies. And we will continue to explore sexuality in individual and couples contexts, where sex is representative of a decision making process by which you combine intimacy, growth, and pleasure.

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The Sexual Double Standard

The Sexual Double Standard

The sexual double standard affects the way that young men and women talk about sexuality.

Women are far more likely to be on the receiving end of embarrassment and shame than men. After all, men gain social status for their sexual exploits. Women are more likely to be emblazoned with a capital A (or, in 2016, a capital S, for slut) for theirs.

The sexual double standard follows women and men into long-term committed relationships. Learn more about how, and how we can break the power of these social messages around sexuality:

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Family Therapy and Sexuality

Family Therapy and Sexuality

We are dedicated to providing quality sex education to families of adolescents and young adults in the greater Boston area. There's a really good chance that should you send your adolescent or family to SSFHC, our therapists will be exploring the role of sexuality and relationships in your teenager's and family's development.

But what does that mean? What are our goals, and what does success look like?

We recognize that talking about sexuality with your teenagers may be challenging, but we hope to discuss some, if not all, of the following topics:

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