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I am often asked why it is so important to use other words like queer, pansexual or non-binary and not “stick with the basics” like gay or lesbian.
My response is "because words matter!"
Just like our struggle to achieve marriage equality, the word “marriage” matters as it implies and defines the institution of marriage; not separate but equal like “union.” Therefore, I patiently explain that words like queer, non-binary and gender-queer also matter. When I am introducing myself at a professional presentation, I say I am a “white, spiritual, cis-gender, gay male." These words (or some would call labels) matter as they define further who I am as a person. To be inclusive is to be accepting and affirming of everything about someone as a person.
Co-dependency can destroy your happiness, career, health and personal relationships. It is a type of dysfunctional helping relationship in which one person supports or enables another person's serious addiction or mental health issues. It is as toxic as any drug or alcohol dependency.
We’ve all had a “moment”. Gotten angry, hurt, or scared. Slammed a door, honked a horn, raised our voice. But if you are part of the 1.6% of the U.S. population (or 4 million people) diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD) these instances can be much more than a passing “moment".
There might not be a more difficult path in life than that of a transgender person. Often ostracized in mainstream society, many endure a lifetime of abuse (mental, physical, and sexual), not because the gender they have been assigned at birth does not match who they are, but because our society lacks understanding and education about gender and gender identity.
@drjoekort RT @pnetworker: The perspective that therapy is a failure unless people overcome their difficulties once and for all is simplistic. Many pe…
@drjoekort A transman told me that when he presented female and used women’s restroom, lots of talking, even women passing toi… https://t.co/MEN3PDGzL2
@drjoekort Men are stigmatized for having one non-straight thought, women are fetishized for it. #sexualfluidity… https://t.co/09BWJh5yPL
@drjoekort @MarkOTherapist @pnetworker Thank you very much Mark.
@drjoekort RT @Loftyspace: This ridiculousness has to stop. Porn viewing isn’t destroying our kids. Sex isn’t destroying our kids. Ignorance, fear-mon…