THE LONG ISLAND INSTITUTE OF SEX THERAPY
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Long Island Institute of Sex Therapy (LIIST)

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Babeland @ LIIST

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If you’ve been working with any of the therapists at the Long Island Institute of Sex Therapy, you know we love Babeland. LIIST has now developed a relationship with Babeland, so you can find all of their best products simply by clicking right ::here::!

Along with their website, Babeland also has three stores in New York that we highly recommend you pay a visit to.

 

What is Sex Therapy?

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It is understandable that you’d be concerned with what “sex therapy” might entail. We are often asked what a client might expect from sex therapy at LIIST.

Sex therapy is talk therapy with behavioral components. What that means is, in the office, we talk. The therapist never engages in physical contact with you. At first we talk about the history of who you are as a person, your family history, your dating/relationship history, your sexual history, and then the history of this problem in particular. With talk therapy, we work through any of the underlying psychological causes of your sexual difficulties. With behavioral therapy, we give you guided activities to do at home either with or without a partner. These activities start out very “low impact” and gradually work their way up to your goal. Each step is met with success before moving on to the next one. Especially throughout this process, your feedback is essential in order for us to customize your treatment to you.

Because collaboration is important, we often combine therapy at LIIST with the many allied individual and couples therapists, gynecologists, urologists, pelvic physical therapists and fertility specialists. You can contact our top Additional Resources here (go to the middle of the page).

Most people start off with weekly appointments for about 2-3 months and then move to every other week appointments for another 2-3 months, then either end therapy or move to monthly maintenance sessions for a few months, with the possibility of progressing to maintenance sessions every 3 months, or annual check ins if desired.

I hope that helps answer some of the questions you might have. Still wondering why you should go to a sex therapist?

LIIST on the Radio talking about Sex Addiction

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Did you listen to Rosara Torrisi on LI News Radio this evening with host David Levenstein and author/advocate Frank Vetro? Curious about sex addiction or out of control sexual behavior? Call us at 516-690-6779 or email us at RosaraTorrisi@lisextherapy.com. In collaboration with with Peter Kanaris in Smithtown, we have weekly therapy groups for both the identified client and a separate group for their spouses or significant others.

About Rachel Hoffman, LMSW

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Rachel Hoffman is a licensed social worker who has considerable experience working with teens and young adults. With an eclectic therapy style, Rachel has treated people with symptoms of depression and anxiety, especially those going through life-transitions such as break-ups, divorce or the death of a loved one.

Rachel is also a contributing writer for Elite Daily, focusing on the influence of technology on dating. Rachel ran an initiative for single parents living in the Queens area and run support groups for single parents and their children. Additionally, Rachel assists patients as a social worker on both the Oncology and Obstetrics units at the NYU Langone Medical Center.

Rachel is a member of both AASECT and NASW and is currently in graduate school earning her PhD in Human Sexuality.

Q&A at Jericho High School

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Rosara Torrisi, 2015 Best Sex Therapist on Long Island, was recently invited and presented to a group of high school students in Jericho for the second year in a row. All of the students were eager to ask sexologist, Rosara Torrisi about her work as a therapist, her work as a sex therapist, and some education about healthy sexuality. Here are some of the questions and answers. Continue reading

Vote for Rosara Torrisi

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I am nominated for Long Island Press’ Best Sex Therapist of Long Island this year! I would really appreciate it if you would cast your vote as many times as you can and spread the word! You can vote once a day per computer. Here are instructions on how to vote:

1.  Visit this link to vote: http://tinyurl.com/VoteForRosaraTorrisi

2.  Scroll down to “Sex Therapist”

3.  Select Rosara Torrisi, LMSW- Plainview

4.  Accept the terms and conditions

5.  Cast your vote!

6. Repeat steps 1-5 daily :)

Indiana University/Kinsey Institute Study About Sex and Porn

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The Kinsey Institute in Indiana is a pioneer in research that helps us all better understand sexuality from multiple perspectives. Rosara Torrisi knows some of the researchers personally and they are professional, brilliant, and respectful. If you have some time and if you have any interest, please consider participating in this online and confidential study.

College Students and Sexually Explicit Media

You are invited to participate in a research study about college student’s sexual behaviors and exposure to sexually explicit media. You were selected as a possible subject because you may have read or responded to a recruitment notice related to college students sexual behaviors and exposure to pornography. We ask that you read this form and ask any questions you may have before agreeing to be in the study. 

You must identify as college or university student who is at least 18 years of age to participate in this this study. 

The study is being conducted by Dr. Debby Herbenick in the Department of Applied Health Science in the School of Public Health.

STUDY PURPOSE

The purpose of this survey is to better understand sexual behaviors among college students and porn’s influence on sexual experiences. 

PROCEDURES FOR THE STUDY:

If you agree to be in the study, you will do the following things:

You will be asked to complete an anonymous questionnaire that asks about your background (e.g., age, gender) as well as your feelings and experiences related to sexual activity and viewing pornography. It takes approximately 10-15 minutes to complete the survey. A total of 500 college students are being recruited for participation in this study. 

CONFIDENTIALITY

As this study involves the anonymous completion of questionnaires, we ask that you do not type your name or any other identifying information into the survey. As such, your survey responses will not be able to be connected to your identity in any way. Efforts will be made to keep your personal information confidential. We cannot guarantee absolute confidentiality. Your personal information may be disclosed if required by law. 

Organizations that may inspect and/or copy your research records for quality assurance and data analysis include groups such as the study investigator and his/her research associates, the IUB Institutional Review Board or its designees, and (as allowed by law) state or federal agencies, specifically the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) who may need to access your research records.

PAYMENT

You will not receive payment for taking part in this study

CONTACTS FOR QUESTIONS OR PROBLEMS

For questions about the study, contact the researcher, Dr. Debby Herbenick, at 812.855.7011 or debby@indiana.edu.

For questions about your rights as a research participant or to discuss problems, complaints or concerns about a research study, or to obtain information, or offer input, contact the IU Human Subjects Office at (812) 856-4242 or (800) 696-2949.

VOLUNTARY NATURE OF STUDY

Taking part in this study is voluntary. You may choose not to take part or may leave the study at any time. Leaving the study will not result in any penalty or loss of benefits to which you are entitled. Your decision whether or not to participate in this study will not affect your current or future relations with the investigators. 

HERE’S THE LINK.

This is the home that love built

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I rarely post something religious, but I found this meditation to resonate with my practice as a therapist for couples, relationships and individuals. What are your thoughts? How does love fortify your home? How is your home a refuge for you and your family? What joys and sorrys and mundane tasks has your home held you through? Sundays aren’t the only Sabbath days, how do you make time to care for yourself in whatever way is needed by you?

The Home That Love Made
Amanda Poppei

This is the home that love made.

It is full of the love that the founders felt, when they planned out these walls and raised these beams above us.

This is the home that love made.

It is full of the love of all who have worshipped here; those who have celebrated and grieved here; the babies dedicated, couples married, and family members mourned here.

This is the home that love made.

It is full of the love of our children, as they learn and laugh together, and our youth, as they grow into their own sense of purpose and meaning.

This is the home that love made.

It is full of the love of the staff who have served it, full of their hopes for this congregation, their hard work and their acts of dedication.

This is the home that love made.

It is full of the love of the choir, the love made so clear in the voices lifted here on Sunday morning.

This is the home that love made.

It is full of our love, the love of this community, despite our differences and our disagreements, the love that holds us together as a people.

This is the home that love made. Can you feel it?

May the love be with us always.

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What to do when your kids walk in on you

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From the wonderful Logan levkoff:

“What happens if my kids walk in on us having sex?” And it’s not just something that I see in my practice; 17 percent of moms inSheKnows’ “Secret Life of Moms” survey have admitted to being interrupted while in the throes of passion. So while that may seem mortifying, the likelihood is that it can (and just may) happen at some point in your life. So prepare accordingly.

#1 Don’t panic. You really don’t know what they saw (or heard). (Yes, I’ve been walked in on. My kid didn’t bat an eyelash; she just wanted breakfast.)

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