Sex and Shame – Part 3

Beyond Fear and Shame of Sexual Performance Fear and shame around sexual performance is the most common issue clients come to me seeking help with. I often see a mismatch between how people think pleasure should be and how it actually is. This is part 3 in a series of three articles about Sex and…

Body shame

Sex and Shame – Part 2

Part 2 in a series of three articles about Sex and Shame, we look at the first two common sources of sexual shame, What we look like or how ‘sexy’ we look; Who and what we desire; Part 1 is here Body Shame and Body Love For women, body image tends to be a massive…

Sex and Shame – Part 1

So we’ve mastered sexuality as a culture now, right? Victorian repression long behind us as we live through a shame-free, liberated age. We’re mature, open and healthy in our sexuality; as evidenced by all the public health campaigns, TV sex and freely available pornography; the array of self help books and internet guides to bigger,…