This clinical guide focuses on couples and relational sex therapy with people where one or more of the partners is erotically marginalized: a person who identifies as LGB, queer, trans, nonbinary, intersex, poly, kink/BDSM, or who has an alternative relational or sexual structure in general. Through an exploration, and expansion, of historical sex therapy models, the authors will deepen the reader's understanding of the needs of erotically marginalized clients. Nine principles for affirmative therapeutic practice are presented to aid clinicians in better meeting the needs of erotically marginalized clients in the face of a sexuality and desire landscape that is rarely spoken about and for which there is little language in therapeutic contexts. These nine principles provide tools for work with clients who are not just negotiating changes in their relationship structure but are looking to deepen the intimacy of their sexual practices through creating language for the liminal unspoken awarenesses that lie between touch and how one feels desired by another when they are truly and authentically seen by a sexual partner. The nine principles are demonstrated and enhanced through the use of clinical case studies from clinicians in the field.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 160
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
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