How Does Trauma Affect Your Sex Life? More Than You Might Think
Trauma describes a whole lot of profoundly negative experiences, major and minor. Witnessed or experienced, trauma memories lodge in the brain’s electrical pathways and can light up at random or be sparked by reminiscent sensory experiences—which burns those pathways deeper—which makes them fire more frequently—which can turn the mind into an internal combustion engine of anxiety and pain.
Sexual or otherwise, trauma is everywhere—around us and through us, in different degrees and with varying impacts. Understanding how trauma works in the mind and body can open up a lot of insight and empathy about our own and others’ behavior.
Regaining a sense of empowerment after acute or long-term trauma may seem daunting—but there are a lot of proven techniques and strategies you can use to form healthy habits and develop a sex-positive mindset.
Though I only accept a small number of clients for 1-on-1 hourly sex therapy for ongoing deep trauma work—my coaching and educational spaces are trauma-informed, both by personal experience and training. If there’s something you’d like to learn more about—or a story you think needs to be told, reach out and fill me in.
Otherwise read on to learn more about trauma and how to cope.