From Dr. Jane's Notebook

Sexual Health: Important Concerns

Sex is everywhere. It is difficult to turn on television, go to a movie or read anything these days without being exposed to sexuality. As fiction, sex between consenting human adults is usually portrayed as a perfect human experience. But in reality, sexual dysfunction and embarrassment plague many relationships. Here are a few thoughts on the matter.

The role of love, affection, sexuality and intimacy cannot be overestimated in a relationship. Counselors who are specifically trained in marital and sexual relationships are credentialed by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) or the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT).

We live in a time when the media bombards us with images of flawless sexual experiences; in reality, however, sex is not flawless. We live in a time when there are great expectations for life-long sexuality; in reality, however, there is far too little education about maintaining sexual health. No question... sex is important. So if its a problem, you owe it to yourself and to your partner to seek help.

ęCopyright, 1993, 1995, Jane R. Rosen-Grandon. All rights reserved.

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Last Updated October 17, 1998 by Gary M. Grandon, Ph.D.