Category Archives: Sexuality

Caitlyn Jenner and a Whole Lot of Questions

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I don’t propose to wade into the Caitlyn Jenner controversy, especially since my views on the role of shame in transgender identification offend some people, but I’d like to share a few of my reactions to the Vanity Fair cover … Continue reading

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Autogynephilia: Aroused by the Image of Yourself as the Opposite Sex

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Although I’ve been focused on finishing my book, the subject of transgender psychology has lately absorbed a lot of my interest. My fear that I might offend readers and provoke further attacks has stopped me from writing more about it, … Continue reading

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Further Thoughts on the Transgender Controversy

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Rather than responding to each of the many comments I received on my original post on transgender issues, I’ve decided to write a new, more generally responsive post. Let’s go back to reader Lauren’s comment, the one that many people … Continue reading

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Keeping Secrets from Your Therapist

When people enter psychotherapy, even if they’re desperate and deeply in need, they don’t fully reveal themselves in the early phases of treatment. As in any relationship, it takes time to develop enough trust so you feel safe making yourself … Continue reading

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Why Sex Matters

One of my colleagues recently told me how dismayed she was that so many of her clients in long-term relationships or marriages seemed to have given up on sex entirely, or had passionless, unsatisfying sex a couple of times a … Continue reading

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