What causes a low sex drive?

With COVID-19, my sex therapy practice is busy: Sex has undoubtedly taken a hit for most relationships. And if sex was stressful before COVID-19, it likely is only getting more stressful and not less. With the pandemic being more of a long-term problem rather than a short-term crisis, you may be wondering how to get…

being cool is ruining your sex life

In my sex therapy practice I often wonder when I am specifically working with folks in couples therapy or relationship counselling: what stops folks from experimenting more? Getting sillier? Taking a chance on a weird request? And I started to wonder... Whether or not being cool is ruining your sex life definitely depends on your…

What is depression?

I have an understanding of depression. As a sex therapist you may be surprised to learn that the topic of depression comes up quite a bit in sex counselling. Struggling with sexual desire, sexual arousal, or connecting with partners can all be made particularly difficult when depression is present. Sexual energy is firey! It's energized!…

3 ways to practice talking about sex

I have met so many people in my sex counselling practice who feel tentative talking about sex openly and explicitly with their partners. Often times there are fears of being judged, feeling weird about asking for wants and needs, concerns that talking about sex will make partners feel inadequate or "bad at sex." This can…

Sex Therapy and 5 ways to change your life

Great things can happen in sex therapy! Maybe you’re having trouble maintaining or getting aroused. Maybe you’re exploring a new queer identity or gender identity. One of the most common types of clients I work with is someone who has experienced a sexual trauma, has done a tonne of trauma processing, but never got support…

Chinese Medicine, Natural Transition, and the Gender Binary [interview with Katrina Hanson]

CS: reflected in title, this is an article for transgender folks- Chinese Medicine, Natural Transition (using plant-medicines to alter hormones or ease hormone therapy symptoms/post-surgery symptoms), and the Gender Binary Do yin and yang make Chinese Medicine binary? Yin and yang are often associated with female and male energy respectively, which leads to the misconception…

Trans Birth and Pelvic Physiotherapy! [guest post by pelvic physiotherapist Michelle Fraser]

CS: The following post is written by LGBTQ-informed pelvic physiotherapist Michelle Fraser, who has taken the time to share some of her knowledge regarding pelvic health in the context of trans birth. There is mention of vaginal/rectal health, as well as a mention of trauma with no details. What is pelvic health physiotherapy? Pelvic health…