When teaching my graduate Human Sexuality course, we begin class with “Sex in the News.” Usually, this means we’re talking about Sex Abuse in the News.
Dr. Jennifer Weeks
Posts by Jennifer Weeks:
For many in pornography addiction recovery, a behavioral intervention can be getting rid of their smart phone and going back to the dumb phone.
I came across this book about Autism and Sexuality when I was searching for more information on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and sex crimes.
Researchers recently published results from a study looking at pornography use and mental health in college students and effects on loneliness, depression, etc.
As soon as I saw this book, I bought it and was excited to read it. Though that may sound odd to someone not in my field, there is so little published on sibling sexual abuse that any new readings on the topic catch my eye. The occurrence of sibling sexual abuse is not that […]
I read Overcoming Unwanted Intrusive Thoughts for several reasons: The first is that we sometimes have individuals referred to us for potential sexual addiction who have intrusive sexual thoughts. Frequently these individuals are not dealing with a problematic sexual behavior, but intrusive sexual thoughts and we refer them out to a great area clinician who specializes […]
One of the unfortunate, but predictable, outcomes of the horrific Georgia shooting at the massage parlors is the rash of news articles talking about how Sex Addiction isn’t real. Most of what people are saying tends to focus on the lack of inclusion in the DSM-V and how sex addiction can be confused with moral […]
Last night, after my final session ended at 8 pm, I looked at the news quickly before I packed up to leave the office. The biggest piece of news was the horrific murder of eight people, many of whom were women of Asian descent, who were murdered in a shooting spree. These stories were followed by news […]
I saw ACE: What Asexuality Reveals About Desire, Society and the Meaning of Sex by Angela Chen mentioned on the list serve for the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA). As a clinician who works nearly entirely with clients with some type of problematic sexual behavior, I was keen to read this book. […]
Rob Weiss’s latest contribution to the recovery community is his book Prodependence: Moving Beyond Codependency. This book, and the philosophy of prodependence are an alternate take on the idea of codependency that has been rampant in the addiction recovery movement for decades. Codependence has been defined as “a psychological condition or a relationship in which […]