Understanding “Normal” Sexuality and Clearing What Gets in the Way

January 30, 2012
Hosted by Jenny Friend, MFT

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There’s a lot of press out there that purports to tell us about the latest studies on what people do in their bedroom and minds. What do you think when you see this kind of stuff? Do you read the whole study, just the headline or maybe only the conclusion they drew? Do you compare yourself to their findings? Do you wonder about their conclusion? Are you more interested when the study confirms your experience or when it doesn’t? Today we’re going to talk about some of that press and how we define “normal”. With an understanding of our “normal,” reaching it becomes a matter looking for any barriers we experience. Call in with questions, comments and the answer of the Sex Organ Question of the week at: 1-866-472-5792.

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Jenny Friend, MFT

Jenny Friend, MFT

As a child I was always curious about the way things worked; how the parts went together and meshed with each other. I spent more time than girls usually did under a car, learning about electronics and building things.

As a young adult I had the opportunity to return to school after 10 years ‘in the real world.’ Again my focus was understanding how things worked. This time the questions were about people’s personalities, beliefs, education, experiences and how they mesh in us.

Since I couldn’t seem to find a single program that helped me understand my complex questions, I spent 12 years exploring psychology, sociology, anthropology, and development while earning a Bachelors of Science, a Masters of Education, a Masters in Lifespan Development and a Masters in Counseling.

I did library and experimental research. I observed people in many settings and with different kinds of lifestyles. I talked to them about their lives, sexuality and sexual behavior. I was licensed as a therapist and completed the requirements for certification as a Sexologist in January 2000.

I've practiced as a Sex Therapist since then helping hundreds of individuals and couples, with these and other issues. From this diverse background comes an understanding of potentiality, an ability to see outside the box, and a way of putting people at ease. An alternative perspective allows me to help people see things differently.

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