CC13 Workshop 17 - His Porn, Her Pain: Working with Couples When Pornography is an Issue - Marty Klein, PhD
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Couples therapy typically pathologizes porn use while legitimizing the grievances of the user’s partner. While this approach may seem logical, it rarely increases sexual/relationship satisfaction. How do we hold both partners while they struggle to define their behavior, contract, and emotions? This talk examines a different approach to intrapsychic conflict and power struggles over porn use. We’ll explore underlying relational issues, including: Is conflict about pornography a way to avoid confronting deficits in the sexual (or non-sexual) relationship? Are one or both partners acting out body image issues? Is porn use infidelity?
*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*
Dr. Marty Klein has been a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and Certified Sex Therapist for 35 years. He has focused his entire career toward a single set of goals: telling the truth about sexuality, helping people feel sexually adequate & powerful, and supporting the healthy sexual expression and exploration of women and men.