Long Island Institute of Sex Therapy (LIIST)

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Pervasive Misogyny

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A wonderful article in the Huffington Post about how we develop our understandings of pleasure based on what is “right” as told to us by family, friends, lovers and ourselves. From how we dress to how we moan, our sexuality is created through the lens of society. Anyone can “stop mimicking the worst parts of heterosexism.”

New Parents

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You tirelessly plan for everything within your power to keep your child safe and happy. You spend countless hours thinking over how to raise your child in an uncertain world. You take days to shop around and research the best crib, stroller, diapers, pediatrician, day care, and kindergarten teacher. Have you thought about how important your relationship is to the happiness and well-being of your child? Whether this is your first child or the youngest of many, come join us for a workshop on how to enhance your relationship to withstand the strains of parenting and enjoy the wealth of your family for a lifetime together.

Sunday, April 14th, from 2-4pm at the Plainview Holiday Inn. $30 per person. Call 516-690-6779 or e-mail RosaraTorrisiLMSW@gmail.com to RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY!

Indian Public Displays of Kisses

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This New York Times article discusses how, in India, it is now becoming more and more acceptable for lovers, young and old alike, to show affection in public. While this may seem far off from what’s happening in your bedroom or with your relationship, fighting for the right to love who you love and to share it out-loud is still being battled in the US, many couples presently find it difficult to physically display their affection for their partners, and individuals with abuse histories continue to struggle with consensual intimacy. Seek help today! You deserve to have a loving relationship, a rewarding sense of your sexual self, and a satisfying level of intimacy with your partner.

Make Jam in 2013

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What would it be like if we approached sex as a lifetime of jam sessions? This video by Karen B.K. Chan takes us through a great journey in understanding sexuality as collaborative, process driven, and pleasurable.

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