Sexual Well-Being

Sexuality is about much more than the genitals or sexual hormones. It is the intersection of nature and nurture, physical body (genetics, hormones, genitals), mental health and behavior, environment, relationship with body/self/partner(s)/family, creativity, spirituality, culture (as well as religious and political influences, including historical, and all the related social justice limitations here). Sexuality is fluid – it can change throughout our lives. It can incorporate relationship diversity too (ex. monogamy, ethical nonmonogamy, etc). In fact, sexuality is a central aspect of being human throughout life (see WAS, 2014), and as such, impacts health, quality of life, and wellness.

If you grew up in the US, we are faced with a sex-obsessed (just look at most media and advertising), but sex-negative culture, which makes it incredibly challenging to navigate our sexuality in a self-directed way.  Further, our sexuality education in the US has been abysmal, and adults need on-going sexuality education that is accurate and not sensationalized or fictional (such as found on social media or as a part of lower quality adult entertainment).

I am available for one-on-one and group sessions utilizing sexuality education and counseling (I am currently under supervision as a sexuality educator and counselor);  I also offer book clubs and workshops for the community. For more information, please see my Events page, Private Client Information page, and/or contact me at ignitewellbeing.naperville@gmail.com

 

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Information on complementary and integrative health and wellness modalities, specific to sexual well-being is listed below, as well as more information on how I became a professional in the field of sexology and sexual health.  Please see the other main pages for information on additional modalities

– Fireside (Creativity Gathering): http://ignitewell-being.com/fireside-creativity-gatherings/

– How did I get here? http://ignitewell-being.com/how-did-i-get-into-sexuality-counseling-and-education/

– Myth-busting Monday: http://ignitewell-being.com/myth-busting-monday/

– Pleasure Café:  http://ignitewell-being.com/pleasure-cafe/

– Savor Book Club: http://ignitewell-being.com/book-reviews/ 

– Sexuality Counseling: http://ignitewell-being.com/what-is-sexuality-counseling/

– S e x-Positive Parenting: http://ignitewell-being.com/sex-positive-parenting/

– Yoga and Mindfulness for Sensuality

http://ignitewell-being.com/ yoga-and-mindfulness-for-sensuality/

 

*Please note that none of the above information is specific medical advice, but are educational resources.  If you have concerns about your health, please contact a trusted healthcare professional*

 

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The above content is written by Dr. Allison Mitch, PT (DPT); copyright protected, please cite accordingly.  The picture is from Pexels.  To work with me or for more information, please email ignitewellbeing.naperville@gmail.com