Sexual Issues

When is it time to see a Calgary Sex Therapist?

Posted on 03/11/2018 in Sexual Issues, Tips for Therapy

If you’re having sexual issues and problems that you would like to work through, sex therapy might be a good solution for you. Here are some other things to consider that can help you determine whether sex therapy is right for you. Questions to ask yourself: Are you willing to talk about your sexual issues? A sex therapist in Calgary will ask you questions about your sex life and your sexual issues, so you’ll have to be open to discussing these matters in the sex therapist’s office. Is your partner is interested in sex therapy as well? A sex therapist… Read More Here!


Does Porn Contribute to Violent Crime?

Posted on 02/10/2018 in Anger Issues, Sexual Issues

Ever wondered if porn is connected to violent crime? This is a complex question. Read on for Dr Cory Hrushka's take on the issue. 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… Read More Here!


Model of action and perceived power (MAPP)

Posted on 22/03/2017 in Anxiety, Depression, 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!


Fighting Fair

Posted on 04/10/2016 in Couples Counselling, Sexual Issues

Tell me if this sounds familiar. You bring up a point to your partner, something like, “why don’t we have that spark anymore,” “I feel lonely in our relationship,” or “I don’t feel appreciated.” Really, it can be anything that you’re upset about and want fixed. Only, instead of your partner listening to your concern, they respond by getting defensive and saying something like “well you never initiate sex either and I can’t read your mind,” “we do have sex so what is your problem,” or “I do appreciate you, here’s some examples of why you’re wrong about this.” So… Read More Here!


Psychological Cause & Effect of Erectile Dysfunction

Posted on 04/10/2016 in Abuse, Anxiety, Depression, Sexual Issues, Stress Management

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!