Maybe you’ve noticed that Google removed the popular “accountability” apps Covenant Eyes and Accountable2You from its Play store last week.
Consent is a hot button topic today. The #metoo movement continues to grow and the supreme court nomination brought to light the suffering of many sexual abuse survivors. The general public is starting to realize that we do not teach consent to our children Those of us who work in the fields of sexuality (sex […]
The #MeToo movement has brought long overdue attention to the experiences of women who have been victims of sexual abuse and harassment. If you look behind the sensational headlines, the movement has sparked a much-needed conversation about consent. I have previously written about how we teach consent in our practice in a blog on the […]
I am writing to you today from the annual conference of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA). Each year, in addition to traditional talks, there are poster presentations. Today, Marion Desfachelles, a Ph.D. student at the University of Montreal, presented a poster on her research on girls and sexting. Background on Canadian Laws […]
I engaged in prevention and education work as a direct result of working as a forensic psychologist in the field of sexual addiction and sexual offending. Despite my efforts and the efforts of many others more well-known than myself, we continue to see an increase in cybersex issues with teens. This month, I have had […]
The Center for Healthy Sex has posted the Webinar in full on their YouTube channel. Please follow the link to watch the full webinar.
Join me this Friday for a free one hour webinar hosted by The Center for Healthy Sex at 12:00 pm (PT) to talk about the effects of cybersex and sexting on children. Click here to see the event details http://centerforhealthysex.com/sex-therapy-resources/upcoming-events/ You can also check out my book on the topic: The New Age of […]
My last post detailed research presented last year by Dr. Wisniewski . Today’s post will highlight research she presented just a week or two ago, the end of February, at the CSCW conference. Dr. Wisniewski and her colleagues continue to generate wonderful research that has real time applicability to parenting in the digital age. Very […]
One of the many comments I often hear when talking about pornography and young people is, “What’s the big deal? I saw my dad’s playboy when I was a kid and I’m ok.” This statement is true on many accounts. Yes, many people grew up sneaking a peek at a Playboy or Penthouse magazine and […]
American news and social media feeds have been consumed lately with the comments of a presidential candidate regarding the sexual exploitation of women. As someone who works with both sexual abuse survivors and sexual offenders, the responses of many people truly bother me. Therefore, I feel compelled to share on one of the basic teachings […]