Sexual Desire

Calling All Postpartum Parents: This Workshop is for YOU!

When it comes to postpartum life, we are often left alone in the dark and confused about sex. And, if we are not well prepared for the physiological and emotional changes we may experience during pregnancy, delivery, and in postpartum life, then of course we are going to feel uneasy and anxious. When it comes to sex, postpartum parents may find themselves wondering: Will sex ever feel like it used to (before becoming a parent)? Will I ever want to be touched again? What can I do if my sexual desire has drastically changed and my partner’s has stayed the same?

These questions are the real deal and so is sexual health during postpartum life. In efforts to make the experience less daunting, Embrace Sexual Wellness and The Haven Group have joined together to design a workshop to address these very concerns on sexual intimacy during postpartum life. We are here to answer your burning questions and provide tools to help you stay intimately connected during this transition to parenthood.

Consider joining us on May 9th for a conversation on keeping the flame alive during postpartum life!

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Book Review

Review of Emily Nagoski’s book, Come As You Are

Come As You Are is an intelligent and creative read that is extremely relevant, comprehensive and a necessary contribution to the field of female sexuality. Emily Nagoski’s writing combines humor with a sex-positive tone to address the complexity of sexual desire and arousal for women in a way that is friendly, directive and resourceful.

Nagoski challenges popular societal conceptualizations about sexual arousal and desire while using science to explain why certain ideas are myths and offer alternative interpretations that honor individuals’ realities and experiences. Anecdotes from former clients are woven into the text to demonstrate how many people navigate these concerns throughout their sexual relationships, validating and normalizing the worries of many readers.

Nagoski introduces the framework, “Pleasure Is The Measure” as a guide for readers to understand their own positive sexual experiences and acknowledge the nuances of contexts that can interfere with sexual satisfaction and desire, both individually and relationally. Readers have the opportunity to complete worksheets, which are included throughout the chapters, to increase their understanding of how the content applies to their own experiences. The versatility of Come As You Are makes it a fantastic read for females and couples as well as clinicians working in the field of sexuality.