There are many good things about religion, but accurate and empowering messages about sexuality aren’t one of them! If you were raised in a religious community that held conversative or negative values about sexuality, you might be struggling in your sexual relationship as an adult. You’re taught that you should “flip a switch” when you get married and magically discover how to enjoy your sexual body, but it isn’t that simple.
Did anyone teach you about your sexual anatomy? Were you free to explore different sexual identities and interests so that you could decide what kind of sexual relationship you wanted? Was self-pleasure encouraged, or were you taught that giving your body pleasure was a shameful sin that should be avoided at all costs? If you’re ready to unpack the sexual messages you’ve learned and begin to explore sexual health through a professional, sex-positive lens, we’d be honored to help.
How We Help
Our sex therapists are affirming of all religions and will never try to convince you to leave your spiritual community.
We’ve supported hundreds of clients from different religious backgrounds who are ready to learn and explore the gifts their sexual bodies have to offer. Whether you were raised Baptist, Mormon, Catholic, Jehovah’s Witness, or anything in between, we understand that you probably weren’t equipped with the knowledge and empowerment you need to feel relaxed, confident, and shame-free in your sexual body. As sex therapists, we have our own complicated histories around sex and religious upbringing!
We feel confident that we can help you achieve your sexual goals while remaining respectful of your spiritual beliefs.
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My spouse and I are struggling in our sexual relationship. I’ve been taught that sex was dirty and wrong my entire life. I know that isn’t true, but I just can’t see how to move past it.
I’ve finally created my own beliefs about sexual pleasure and no longer feel ashamed or embarrassed. I’m relieved that I can hold on to my spiritual beliefs and be a fully sexual person.
I really want to find a partner, but dating feels overwhelming because I’m so uncomfortable sexually. I’ve never self-pleasured or had sex with another person. I don’t know where to begin.
I feel like I completed a masterclass in sexual education! I finally understand my body, my sexual values, and my personal boundaries. I’m dating with confidence and am excited about my romantic and sexual future.
I am no longer a member of my religious community. I believe that I’ve experienced trauma because of the lack of education I received about sex as an adolescent. I feel angry and hopeless.
I’ve been able to process my trauma and develop a clear understanding of who I am as a sexual person. I know that sexual healing will take time, but I believe that I will recover and create a sexual life that I’m proud of.
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