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Integrating Conscious Kink into the Psychology of Kink

In recent years, the realm of human sexuality has seen a growing interest in conscious kink, a practice that combines mindful awareness, consent, and psychological exploration within the context of kink. This blog post delves into the fascinating world of conscious kink, discussing how it can enhance the psychological aspects of kink play while fostering deeper connections and personal growth.

By | 2023-06-27T18:44:05+00:00 June 20th, 2023|KInk-Positive Sex Education|0 Comments

BDSM Archetypes: Unveiling Their Intricate Relationship with Kink Psychology

Delving into the realm of BDSM, where the acronyms of Bondage, Discipline, Dominance, Submission, Sadism, and Masochism intertwine, reveals a rich tapestry of human desire and sexuality. For those well-versed in the subject, this blog post will embark on a profound exploration of BDSM archetypes, delving into the intricate relationship between these personas and the depths of kink psychology. Within the vast expanse of BDSM experiences, archetypes emerge as intricate role models, embodying specific personas that individuals adopt during their encounters. These archetypes serve as psychological frameworks through which power dynamics, fantasies, and particular behaviors find expression. Dominants, Submissives, Switches, Sadists, and Masochists are just a few of the multifaceted archetypes that shape the diverse and captivating tapestry of BDSM interactions. The allure of BDSM archetypes lies in the captivating interplay between power, control, vulnerability, and surrender. At its core, kink psychology encompasses the profound exploration of suppressed desires, hidden fantasies, and uncharted territories within the human psyche. By embracing archetypes, individuals embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery, pushing boundaries and embracing their authentic selves within the context of consensual and negotiated power dynamics. [...]

By | 2023-06-15T18:32:17+00:00 June 12th, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Embracing Kink Positive Therapy: Empowering Sexual Exploration and Healing

In today's world, where conversations about sexuality are becoming more open and inclusive, it's essential to shed light on alternative sexual practices. Kink positive therapy is a revolutionary approach that embraces diverse desires and offers a safe space for individuals to explore their sexual identities. Let's delve into the concept and understand how it can enhance personal growth and healing. Kink positive therapy is a form of psychotherapy that acknowledges and supports consensual kink and BDSM (bondage, discipline, dominance, submission, sadism, and masochism) activities. It aims to create a non-judgmental environment where clients can discuss their desires, fantasies, and experiences without fear of shame or stigma. By promoting open communication, education, and consent, kink positive therapists empower individuals to embrace their authentic selves and navigate their unique sexual journeys with confidence and self-acceptance. Kink positive therapy offers numerous benefits for individuals seeking sexual exploration and healing. Firstly, it allows individuals to develop a better understanding of their desires, helping them build self-awareness and self-acceptance. By working with a kink positive therapist, clients can process any shame or guilt associated with their desires and develop healthy [...]

By | 2023-06-05T20:35:21+00:00 June 5th, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sexual Integration Therapy Webinar on 1. 28.23 – A Modern Sex Therapy Institute event – 3 CE’s available

Sexual Integration Therapy A Client-Centered Approach to Enhance Sexual Confidence and Pleasure While Resolving Sexual Trauma, Compulsive Sexual Behaviors and Shame Webinar Leader: Galen Fous MTP “Galen Fous is a visionary looking to undo the shackles of societally induced sexual shame!” Dr. Michael Aaron, Sex Therapist, Author – Modern Sexuality For therapy professionals and individuals seeking support for sexual conflicts Whether you are a sex therapist, psychologist, sex-educator, sex coach or student wanting to help clients embrace their sexuality in a healthy way, or an individual seeking to understand and get in integrity around your sexuality, this webinar will offer a strong foundation to move towards what you want. SIT is an emerging sex therapy model, developed over 20 years, that supports clients to explore the depths of sexual ecstasy and intimacy their sexuality offers, while resolving the internalized shames, fears, compulsions, and traumas that may resist its fullest expression. Date: Jan 28, 2023 Time: 11am – 2pm PT Location: Online via Zoom SAVE 25%  Early Registration Discount thru January 8th Price: $39 for General Admission with no CE’s Price: $139 with 3 CEs from the [...]

By | 2022-12-31T17:28:32+00:00 December 30th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Innovative Sex Research Explores the Psychological Dynamics of Sexual Fantasy

Researchers hope to learn more about the nature of sexual fantasy and how shame, fear, internalized moral judgements and past trauma interfere with sexual pleasure  Galen Fous MTP, in association with Dr. Rachel Needle of the Modern Sex Therapy Institutes, believes his sexual fantasy research study – the Discover Your Personal Erotic Myth (PEM) Survey 2.0, can help psychology professionals, as well as curious individuals, better understand the range and depths of their sexual fantasies and how to express them in healthy, consensual ways. According to Fous, a sex-positive therapist, author, and sex-educator, “Understanding your PEM and learning how to communicate honestly about your fantasies , can open you to profound sexual ecstasies, deepen Intimacy in your relationships, and help you avoid disastrous erotic mismatches in long-term relationships.” Dr. Rachel Needle, Co-Director of the Modern Sex Therapy Institutes is joining Fous to do a scientific analysis of the data and publish research findings that will be gathered from the survey.  “We still have so much to learn about the nature of sexuality, sexual fantasies and how our sexuality is shaped” Needle noted. “We hope this [...]

By | 2022-08-03T23:09:05+00:00 June 8th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Shadow Archetypes of D/s and BDSM – October 14th 7-9pm Berlin time – online webinar

One can destroy trust and connection – another offers transcendent dark-edged sexual ecstasy "Galen is one of our favorite presenters...always fascinating, insightful and compelling insights into the Psychology of Kink." Dusty - Kink.com events Our unresolved shadow personas can wreak havoc on our D/s relationships.  They can also add potent psychological depths to our erotic excursions into the taboo edges of BDSM sex. For example, a raging tyrant or an incessant victim aspect of a person may be triggered to life in a moment, that acts nothing like the noble Dom or sub one aspires to be.   But in a consensual, negotiated scene, bringing out the tyrant aspect has the potential to drive the sexual intensity off the charts for both Dom and sub. There can also be a shadow behind one’s hesitancy to fully embody the tyrant in a scene, even when a partner desires that intensity. Learning about and beginning to resolve our shadows can build profound trust, enhance the depth and intimacy of our D/s relationships, and allow the deepest expression and ecstatic experience of our personal BDSM sexual personas.  Concepts Considered Shadows [...]

By | 2021-10-01T08:50:13+00:00 September 4th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Being A Sexually Authentic Conscious Empowered Man Online Workshop – May 22-23

Tools to fully embrace your unique sexuality, and untangle all that resists, fears, hides or judges its honest, consensual expression. “Galen Fous is a visionary looking to undo the shackles of societally induced sexual shame!” Dr. Michael Aaron, Sex Therapist, Founder, Modern Sex Therapy Institute Being sexually authentic is your birthright. Learning to share your deepest sexual truths with a trusted partner is one of the most loving, liberating, intimate and ecstatic of human experiences. Registration Link: https://galenfous.com/product/being-a-sexually-authentic-conscious-empowered-man-workshop-may-22-23/ What we will explore in this workshop? *Defining what “Normal” means… to you!  *Is the Problem Sex/Porn Addiction or Sexual Dishonesty *Being a Sexually Empowered, Embodied Man - Owning Your True Desires *Impeccable Integrity – Walking Your Talk  *Shifting Sexual Compulsivity to Sexual Authenticity  *Untangling Fear, Shame, Trauma and Harsh Judgments from our Authentic Sexual Expression *Understanding, Owning and Resolving the Shadows of our Secretive Sexual Expressions. *What to do with Your Nice Guy When your partner begs for Your Bad Boy…or vice versa! *Sex is Friction…Eros is Myth - Ritual, Archetypes, Symbols, Metaphor – tools to understand and express what turns you on sexually. *Key Consent Points [...]

By | 2021-04-22T20:31:03+00:00 March 2nd, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

FREE Sexual Integration Program

Have you been in sex/porn addiction therapy for a year or more and are still struggling? Do you want to move beyond secrecy and find a way to be honest, confident and shame-free about your sexuality? You might be a candidate for an alternative treatment program called Sexual Integration Theory and Practice. We are inviting 8 participants to this FREE 8 week program. Sessions are 50 minutes scheduled once per week. This program has a value of $800 plus. If someone is experiencing compulsive use of porn or sex, often called porn/sex-addiction, the Sexual Integration approach considers that the behavior may be a symptom of an underlying psychological conflict, not a psychological nor physical addiction. Here are some other possibilities that SITP considers in assessing the client: The core conflict may be the internal psychological struggle the client has about their own sexual desires not matching the moral or religious expectations of partners, family, religion or society. This inner conflict can include feelings of deep shame, confusion, fear of being discovered, or harsh internalized self-judgments condemning their sexual desires.  These sex-negative judgments opposing their authentic [...]

By | 2020-06-21T17:41:14+00:00 June 21st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Heart and Edge: The Dance of Passion and Erotic Power Play

The Conscious Engagement of Dominance and Submission A one-day workshop for inquisitive couples to explore dominance and submission and awaken the delicious tension of sexual polarity. With Sex Educators, Galen Fous MTP and Corinne Farago March 29th, 2020 10am – 5pm San Francisco Bay area (Marin) address provided on registration Cost: $200 per couple. (we’re keeping the cost extremely low for this first Bay Area workshop) REGISTER HERE In this one-day workshop you, and a small group of couples will learn about dominance and submission and how to play with these polar energies to heighten your erotic experience, find your authentic sexual expression, and bring novelty and passion into your sexual connection. You’ll learn new ways to embrace the heart, expand your intimacy, and ride the ecstatic energy of sexual polarity. When a couple explores conscious dominance and submission they can learn to: exchange erotic power within a safe and consensual container of intention and ritual. create a sexual polarity that fuels their passion and deepens their connection explore their core erotic minds, embody the archetypal erotic figures true for them, and share what turns [...]

By | 2020-02-03T02:23:40+00:00 February 2nd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sexual Integration Theory & Practice – San Francisco 3/31 7:30pm; get 3CE’s from MSTI

A Sex-Positive Alternative to the Sex/Porn Addiction Therapy Model “Galen Fous is a visionary looking to undo the shackles of societally induced sexual shame!”  Dr. Michael Aaron, Sex Therapist, Author – Modern Sexuality Whether you are someone seeking help in dealing with sexual compulsivity, or a sex therapist, psychologist, sex-educator, coach or student wanting to help clients embrace their sexuality in a healthy way, this talk will offer a strong foundation of techniques and practices to support you. Standard admission - $20 - single or get 2 tickets for $30 (just order 2 tickets then use code  2430 on checkout) Register Here This class offers 3 CE credits for therapists attending from the accredited Modern Sex Therapy Institute. Admission is $40 Register Here Registration also includes a FREE digital copy of  “Decoding Your Kink – Guide to Explore, Share and Enjoy Your Wildest Sexual Desires”  DYK has been praised by sexual psychologists and Kink/Sex Educators as "Visionary ...Masterful ...Groundbreaking  ...Cutting Edge...Worth its Weight in Diamonds ... Highly Recommended...A Must Read!" Date: Mar 31- Entry 7:00 - Start: 7:30pm to 9:30pm Location 730 Commercial Street, San Francisco, CA [...]

By | 2020-03-05T12:01:47+00:00 January 25th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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