Thursday, February 18, 2010

'Press Release from'

'Press Release from'

MaleSurvivor Conference will offer cutting edge research, best clinical techniques and advocacy strategies on male sexual abuse
International organization dedicated to preventing, healing, and overcoming sexual victimization of boys and men through education, treatment, and advocacy announces 2010 conference at John Jay College

New York, NY (February 16, 2010) – MaleSurvivor (, an international organization dedicated to issues surrounding the sexual victimization of boys and men, has announced the details of their bi-annual “Healing & Hope” international conference. The conference, whose attendees travel from all over the world to participate in workshops and seminars conducted by leading experts, will take place at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City from Thursday, March 18, 2010 through Sunday, March 21, 2010.

This year’s line-up of guest speakers and authors includes: Theoron Fleury, Olympic Gold Medalist and Stanley Cup Champion; Robert B. Oxnam, a dynamic speaker and Asia expert who has advised leaders such as Bill Gates and Warren Buffet; Joe Kort, PhD (MSW, MA), a Board Certified Sexologist specializing in sex therapy and author of “Mending a Shattered Heart”; Robert Weiss (LCSW, CSAT), Founder of the Sexual Recovery Institute and author of “Cybersex Exposed.”

Originally geared toward clinicians and behavioral health professionals, many of whom were survivors, the conference has grown to include survivors and their loved ones, attorneys, law enforcement professionals, legal advocates, researchers, educators, and students.

“The range of presenta­tions has become exceptionally wide and includes workshops, clinical presentations, and survivor presentations about personal experiences,” remarked Dr. Richard Gartner, official spokesperson for MaleSurvivor. “Research discussions, prevention workshops, and presentations by leading experts from all fields are an integral part of what make the conference such a unique opportunity for those who attend.”

The cost to attend the 2010 International “Healing & Hope” conference ranges from $250 to $449. Members of MaleSurvivor pay a reduced rate. For more information about the conference contact Trish Massa at YTAMassa[at]

About MaleSurvivor

Founded in 1995, MaleSurvivor ( is committed to preventing, healing, and eliminating all forms of sexual victimization of boys and men through support, treatment, research, education, advocacy, and activism. The organization offers a bi-annual international conference, several “weekend of recovery” retreats throughout the year, and web based services including a quarterly newsletter, discussion boards, chat rooms and educational materials. Memberships are available for both survivors and all who support them.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Metro Detroit sex addicts are finding help

PATRICIA ANSTETT: 313-222-5021 or

Specialists who treat sex addiction say the problem begins there, then spirals
out of control until the pursuit of sex becomes so compulsive that it can
destroy lives, pose health risks to people and their partners, and cause major
financial or legal problems

The needs keep growing

As with
any addiction, the needs grow. A sex addict spends large parts of a day or week
planning and engaging in sexual activities. It makes them take risks and do all
kinds of things they may not once have considered, including same-sex hookups
and sex in public places, putting them at risk for getting arrested and charged,
said Royal Oak sex therapist Joe Kort, who has studied with Carnes for more than
a decade.

Although therapy takes time, "it's quite treatable," Kort
said. The Woods story, he said, forces people "to look at their behaviors and
feel a sense of shame and understand, 'I could be hurting somebody. This could
happen to me if it happens to Tiger Woods.' "

For entire article click here

Woman with low sexual desire

Great article about women with low sexual desire and painful intercourse in NYT

Women who want to want

MORE THAN BY any other sexual problem — the elusiveness of orgasm, say, or pain
during sex — women feel plagued by low desire. The problems often overlap, but
above all the others that can thwart an erotic life, the remoteness of lust is
what impels women to seek treatment. And as Brotto discusses the disorder, she
is not talking about something physical. She regularly wires the genitals of her
patients to a photoplethysmograph to measure whether the women respond with
surges of vaginal blood flow while they watch a pornographic video. Almost
always, they do.

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