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The secret logic of male sexuality
Joe Kort, Ph.D.
A viral video of a gay student confronting a bully raises important questions.
Neuroscience finds itself at odds both with the idea of sex addiction and with anti-porn advocates.
For many people, the holidays are far less joyful than all the hoopla around them would suggest.
What happens when someone is turned on by learning that their partner cheated?
When turning over one’s money is a turn-on.
Are open marriages just another way of cheating? It's important to understand that consensual non-monogamy is about consent and agreement between partners.
At first glance, The Handmaid’s Tale looks like a story about the oppression of women. But so much more is relevant to what I see in my practice.
Do you understand how your intersectional identities privilege you or discriminate against you?
How parents and therapists can navigate changing labels.
How can parents talk with their kids about sex?
How often do we actually go ‘under the covers’ to better understand our desires and most embarrassing questions?
"Leaving Neverland" portrays the harmful effects of childhood sexual abuse on male survivors.
As a parent, have you thought about what you will say if your child tells you they are LGBTQ?
Have you negotiated your monogamous relationship contract in your relationship?
Destructive internalized homophobia is common among LGBTQ people. It is important to recognize the symptoms.
Excessive masturbation is a symptom, not the problem in a couple’s sexual relations.
Obsessive doubts about one’s sexual identity may be more than just denial.
"That's so gay" is always pejorative, always harmful, and always homophobic. It is especially harmful for kids struggling with their sexuality who have yet to come out.
Talking about about sexual health without people projecting their fears and shame onto it.
The vast majority of men I deal with in therapy say, “If she doesn’t want it, it totally turns me off.”
All too often everything from having extramarital affairs to watching porn to desiring different sexual experiences with a reluctant partner is lumped together as sex addiction.
As therapists we know a lot about sexual pathology, but what about sexual pleasure?
Sexual abuse disorients you; it does not orient you. Consider straight men who have sex with men due to childhood sexual abuse.
Mother and son incest: Are deep-seated cultural taboos against recognizing it hindering therapy?
Loving a partner with Asperger’s can be both challenging and rewarding
The term “sexual addiction” carries misconceptions that can lead client and therapist down the wrong road
It is time to stop gender bias and understand what really is happening in men’s erotic universe.
This simplistic label of "sex addict" does nothing to help someone with out-of-control sexual behaviors
We rarely think about the hatred of men and the microaggressions against them.
Why is it difficult for the mainstream to accept that the Orlando massacre was a hate crime against LGBT people?
Joe Kort, Ph.D., LMSW, who formerly taught at the University of Michigan, provides LGBTQIA Certifications and Couples and Sex Therapy Certification for therapists, counselors, and medical professionals with Modern Sex Therapy Institutes.
Understanding the Erotic Code will provide up-to-date information on male sexuality and male sexual fluidity.