DrBuckley RecoveringSexual Intimacy

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Individuals and couples have many misguided beliefs and expectations regarding sex and intimacy that can negatively impact their well-being and their relationship. As we get older, struggle with an …

Individuals and couples have many misguided beliefs and expectations regarding sex and intimacy that can negatively impact their well-being and their relationship. As we get older, struggle with an illness, or experience a decrease in physical or sexual functioning, we and/or our partner can fall short of these expectations, which often lead to feelings of pain and disconnection. In this presentation Dr. Lori Buckley will address relationship and sexual concerns, and will give practical tips, ideas and techniques to enhance your relationship and your sex life.

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  • 1. Sexual & RelationalIntimacy: No Erection Required Lori Buckley. Psy.D., CST
  • 2. Why Do We Have SEX?
  • 3. •Pleasure•Connection/intimacy•To Feel desired or desirable
  • 4. Why we love a hard penis
  • 5. •Pleasure•Closeness/intimacy•Feeling desired or desirable
  • 6. ...is it necessary to have an erection to enjoy sex???
  • 7. Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, alistening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of whichhave the potential to turn a life around. Leo Buscaglia
  • 8. What to Do: Relational Intimacy• Affectionatetouch: pleasure, closeness, feeling desired• Playfulness: pleasure, closeness• Communication: closeness, feeling desired
  • 9. 3 Levels of Sexual intimacy• Heart: closeness, feeling loved• Body: pleasure, sensuality• Mind: eroticism, imagination, fun
  • 10. “Everything will be all right in theend... if its not all right, then itsnot the end.”- Sonny, from the movie “The BestExotic Marigold Hotel”
  • 11. www.drloribuckley.com