Sex Articles

Relationship Issue

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, September 9th, 2014
When I was a teenager I vowed to myself and God to remain a virgin until I was married so I could save myself for the man that I am supposed to spend forever with. Well I am in a relationship now and about 4 ...

I’m Married and in Love with a Married Woman

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, September 4th, 2014
From S. Africa: My cheating habits started a few years back. I feel that I was pushed into the hands of another woman. My wife hadn't been working for some years at that time and we just had our second child a few months back. ...

My Boyfriend Won’t Hold Me or Cuddle Me

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, August 31st, 2014
From the U.S. i have been with my boyfriend for almost a year now and i know he has a problem being intimate, but it is getting ridiculous. he says its because he was raised differently and he is stuck in 50's mentality. he is not ...

Relationship Issue

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Saturday, August 30th, 2014
I have been dating Jack for about two years. Recently, we have been discussing marriage, but there is an issue and I don’t know how to resolve it. I have been in two other long term relationships before Jack: one was for a ...

Is This Considered Sexual Abuse?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, August 28th, 2014
From the U.S.: My brother and I grew up with a narcissistic mother. I have read online that this causes a lack of nurturance. As a result when I was 6, 7, 8 my brother and I had sexual relations. I don't remember much, but ...

He’s Never Experienced Love

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, August 26th, 2014
My best guy friend and I starting seeing each other now we both are just friends. He expressed to me that in his last relationship he only had physical feelings for his x and looking back now he didn't love her and didn't miss her ...

Was My Daughter Sexually Abused?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, August 25th, 2014
I think my daughter was sexually abused. I took her to a doctor,unfortunately too late for physical evidence. Doctor and I talked. They didn't feel that daughter's behavior (my 3 years old) was that of one that was sexually abused. They said she seemed too friendly. ...

Can’t Fall Asleep with Anyone But My Ex

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, August 21st, 2014
I have difficulties falling asleep when in bed with someone else. It has occurred with a handful of different men in different beds. I will either sleep for one or two hours or not at all. This has happened consistently for over four years all ...

Turning My Relationship More Serious Made Me Lose Desire

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Monday, August 4th, 2014
Hello, and thank you for reading and answering my question! After more than two years of being single, I decided I needed more affection and physical attention and asked a male friend if we could try having a casual relationship (casual because I ...

Sexual Identity and God

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, August 3rd, 2014
I was raised in a Southern Baptist home. We had a very conservative family life. I was raised to believe being gay was/is wrong. I moved away and tried the "gay" lifestyle, it did not end well. I decided to be true to my family's ...

12-Year Old Viewing Odd Materials

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, July 30th, 2014
Please help me as I am not sure where to go with this. A 12 old boy found inappropriate videos online. I check his electronics at random, and found a video of a girl being ganged up on and they put a baseball bat in ...

Confusion of Childhood

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
First, I will start with some info about me, I am 21 with 2 kids and engaged with the father. I previously was having thoughts that I had sexual intercourse when I was 4 with someone who was only a few years older, I remember bits ...