Sexual Issues

Erectile Dysfunction : Medical Cause but Psychological Impact

Posted on 17/11/2020 in Amare (Sex, Intimacy, & Gender), Blog, Sexual Issues

So, you’re experiencing erectile dysfunction (ED), which motivated you to see your doctor and you’ve learned the cause is medical. Now what? There is hope! Although most ED issues are psychologically based, some are medical.  Generally speaking, medical causes mean medical treatments! Even though the cause of your ED is physiological – there is a possibility you can alleviate ED by treating the cause. For example, if your condition is diabetes, getting your blood sugar under control can help. Heart failure or other cardio-vascular concerns can be treated and may relieve or partially relieve some of your ED. Medications as… Read More Here!

 

Model of action and perceived power (MAPP)

Posted on 22/03/2017 in Anxiety & Depression, Blog, Sexual Issues

Abstract Due to the need and request for a more sophisticated and robust understanding of the area of bondage, discipline and sadomasochism (BDSM or SM) activity, a more detailed and organized visual representation model was developed based not only on clinical experience, but on input from the SM community. This is called the model of action and perceived power (MAPP). After a review of the literature finding that little has been written outlining any adequate pictorial models of these relationships, the MAPP was developed to chart how commonly identified personal or given labels such as Master, Slave, Predator, etc. within… Read More Here!

 

Psychological Cause & Effect of Erectile Dysfunction

Posted on 04/10/2016 in Amare (Sex, Intimacy, & Gender), Blog, Gender and Sexual Wellness, Sexual Issues

Are you experiencing Erectile Dysfunction (ED)? If you look at a lot of the medical literature exploring ED, they tend to quote that psychological factors are responsible for about 10%-20% of all cases. Interestingly, as a psychologist, and in my practice as a sex therapist, it is my experience that psychological factors are responsible for closer to 80% or 90% of ED issues. Certainly, there are a lot of medical causes for ED, and these need to be ruled out first prior to looking at psychological effects or causes. Common medical conditions that induce ED include: Diabetes,  obesity, history of smoking… Read More Here!

 

Video: The Truth About Child Sex Abuse

Posted on 01/12/2015 in Blog, Children, Parenting, Sexual Issues

Sex abuse of any kind is terrible and can leave lifelong mental and emotional scars, but it is especially abhorrent when it happens to children. The video below is a great piece produced by the BBC on "The Truth About Child Sex Abuse" Watch Video Here If you have concerns about child sex abuse, or abuse of any kind, Insight Psychological has experienced counselors in Edmonton, Spruce Grove, Red Deer & Calgary that are available to help. Contact us today. Read More Here!

 

Does Porn Contribute to Violent Crime?

Posted on 02/10/2015 in Blog, Gender and Sexual Wellness, Sexual Issues

Does pornography cause rape, sexual violence or murder etc.? With a commentary on serial murderer Ted Bundy’s use of pornography. Although there are two sides to the question of ‘does pornography cause rape, sexual violence or murder?” In order to understand, we need to look at the difference between causation and correlation. Pornography may be correlated to sexual violence and murder, but it is connected to many other things as well and vice versa, just like high religiosity is related to violence (just look at the crusades as an example), especially when we consider the amount of individuals currently using… Read More Here!