Sexual Issues

Video: The Truth About Child Sex Abuse

Posted on 01/12/2015 in Abuse, 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 sexual abuse or abuse of any kind, Insight Psychological has experienced counselors in Edmonton & Calgary that are available to help. Contact us today. Read More Here!


Have You Got Spring Fever?

Posted on 05/05/2015 in Sexual Issues, Stress Management

It’s a common thought that spring time brings thoughts of love, attraction, and sexual desire. Spring fever, as some call it, is an experience felt by many. Think about your own seasonal fluctuations. Have you fallen in love more often in the spring or winter? When were you born? When were your babies born? Is there any pattern to when your relationships have ended? Let’s explore the research behind spring fever to gather more information and see if it really exists. Testosterone One thing we know is that testosterone levels do change through the seasons. Testosterone is actually highest in… Read More Here!


Sex & Marriage: When Your Spouse is Your Best Friend

Posted on 30/09/2014 in Couples Counselling, Sexual Issues, Stress Management

Sex with a long-term intimate partner who knows your innermost secrets – it sounds good on paper doesn’t it? Surprisingly, a common theme that arises in relationship counselling is that sex starts to lose its appeal as the bond between people grows. A love partner stops being a figure of desire in the bedroom and starts to feel like a good friend. Sex becomes routine, boring, without passion, mundane, a chore, tiring, or any number of uninspiring things. How can knowing more about your partner make sex less interesting? As love grows, why does desire sometimes shrink? To answer some… Read More Here!


Oxytocin’s Positive Impact on Relationships

Posted on 17/12/2013 in Couples Counselling, Sexual Issues, Stress Management

As I continue to work with clients and families on the subject of their relationships and sexuality, I have found the impact of Oxytocin on our brains and its effect on relationships highly fascinating. The role Oxytocin is a very important one, especially during the Christmas season; at a time when we start spending more time with family and friends. The Effects of Oxytocin More and more research is being published that indicates Oxytocin increases trust and bonding, thereby playing an important role in maintaining relationships and mood. It has also been found to reduce high levels of stress hormones,… Read More Here!