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    Q&A with a Sex Counsellor: Intimacy & Recovery

    Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:20 pm


    If you or your partner (or both) are making changes to your drinking or drug use, you might find that your experience of intimacy also changes. This might be something to celebrate, but it could also be confusing and confronting. We’re excited to have sex counsellor Jeremy Shub here to answer any of your questions about your experience.

    Intimacy & Recovery
    For some, intimacy has historically been entwined with intoxication. With sobriety can come positive, negative or mixed impacts on your confidence or arousal, as well as your relationship with your partner, self, and body. You may find that you’re experiencing more stress or conflict in your life, minimising your libido. On the other hand, you might realise that you’re creating space in your life to better explore what intimacy and relationships mean to you.

    Jeremy Shub
    Jeremy is an inclusive counsellor, psychotherapist and bodyworker who works with people of all genders, sexual orientations, bodies, ethnicities, ages and abilities. He is dedicated to supporting people as they heal and grow into wellbeing. Jeremy is here to have an open discussion and answer any questions you may have about how your recovery journey, or the recovery journey of your partner, may be impacting intimacy.

    Ask any questions below
    Whether your relationship is long term, new, fleeting or transient, please post any questions below for Jeremy.

    Are you eager for an understanding of what’s going on for you, ideas or strategies for working through things, or tips on how to have discussions? There are no stupid questions, and as always this is a safe space free of judgement. Take advantage of this opportunity to ask anonymous questions! You never know how many others want to know the same thing. Looking forward to your questions below.

    This will be open for questions until Monday, February 24th, after which he will endeavour to answer your questions.
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    Re: Q&A with a Sex Counsellor: Intimacy & Recovery

    Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:28 pm

    Something I often get asked about is whether sexual drive and intimate relationships can return to normal in addiction recovery, or it will have lasting effects, so it would be great to hear from you on this.
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