I started studying sex a little over three years ago. More than just the statistics about sexually transmitted diseases, you know, the things no one talks about, like loss of desire, sexual anxiety, how to perform a sexual act, intimacy issues, etc. I was already a therapist and counselor but didn’t really know what population of people I wanted to work with. I guess I picked the most interesting subject known to man. From my experiences, people generally want to know more about sexuality and sexually related topics, and want to know more about my career. I get the interesting looks when people find out why I do for a living.
When I talk about my work to friends and family in public, the conversations near us go quiet, instantaneously, it never fails. People generally have misconceptions about those who study, counsel and educate others on sex. It can be taboo topic and it’s a field that still feels relatively new. Here are some things you may need to know about sex therapy.