Treatment Of Gay Men, Lesbians And Bisexuals

The following excerpt is from the self help
psychology book, Be Your Own Therapist.


Not too many years ago the American Psychiatric Association discarded the idea that homosexuality was a psychological disturbance. There are very few licensed therapists who have claimed any success in converting people with homosexual tendencies to the 100% heterosexual path. For most gay men, lesbians and bisexuals the possibility of such a change is most unlikely, nor wanted.

 

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Q: Some surveys reveal that nearly half of all adults have had some sexual experience with same-sex partner(s). This
is natural because of our inherent bisexuality
is caused by predatory gays and lesbians
is natural because teens are not yet permanently focused upon one sex
none of the above

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With gay men, lesbians, bisexuals and all others of alternate sexual orientations, therapy often focuses (particularly in the beginning) on becoming comfortable with the way they are sexually right now. This includes: [a] accepting themselves, [b] discovering how and when to tell others about themselves and [c] dealing with others' rejection.

Labeling one another as straight, gay, bisexual, etc seems very important to many. But it can be a trap because of lack of clearcut distinctions and lack of awareness that sometimes our desires will change over time.

Common therapy issues that are not sexual-orientation-specific (being sexual at all, anger, grief, self-esteem, addictions, relationships, etc.) often are the most important therapy issues. Treatment for these is much the same as it is for heterosexuals.

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More Excerpts This Chapter
   Psychology of Sex Education - Psychological Sexual Health Care
   The Caviar of Sex
   What About Your Dreadful Sexual Dream Last Night?
   Overcoming Our Puritan Heritage
   Sex By The Scorecard
   Do We Choose Our Sexual Preferences?
   Sexual Boxes
   Treatment Of Gay Men, Lesbians And Bisexuals
   Achieving A Calmer Pornography Viewpoint 1    2
   Sex & The Catholic Church
   Rape
   Sex Therapy
   Sex Therapy We All Received
   Women And Men Will Never Be The Same Sexually


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