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By: Riley Fortier, M.Ed. What is asexuality? Asexuality is another sexuality in the LGBTQIAP+ spectrum. People who are asexual experience little or no sexual attraction to others. Asexual people, or “aces,” often identify somewhere on a spectrum that includes their emotional, spiritual and romantic attraction to other people. (Want to explore your sexuality? Click here to see if one of our therapists is a good fit for you). Check out the video below to learn more about defining this type of sexuality: [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ue6a5psQIXk[/embed]   Additionally, check out this video where asexual people answer common questions: [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4AtPdjnc4g[/embed] Asexuality is NOT: Abstinence Celibacy Sexual repression Inability to find a partner Fear of intimacy Asexual people MIGHT: Fall in love Be in a relationship Masturbate Experience an orgasm Choose to engage in sexual activity Choose to not...

Toxic Workplaces

By Ryan Cocron, LMFT Possible Signs of a Toxic Workplace Toxic workplaces and workplace trauma seem to be increasingly common. Toxicity and trauma can impact people long after the toxicity ends or someone gets a new job. As a therapist, I have observed an increase in clients talking about toxicity and or trauma at work. Furthermore, I have personally experienced how workplace trauma can impact workers and appear in new jobs. Some signs you may be experiencing or have experienced trauma at work include: tension at work or intense dread when thinking about work guardedness around managers/bosses feelings of resentment or being taken advantage of When I say trauma and toxicity, I am referring to anything from harassment and abuse to pressure to work longer hours and...

Temperature Play

By: Riley Fortier, M.Ed. Temperature and Play Temperature play, is (you guessed it) playing with temperature! Temperature can heighten the senses, making it a fun aspect to your sexual exploration. Changes in temperature activate the thermoreceptors within the skin, and these shifts can provoke a sensual reaction during sex. Ultimately, this is a way to enhance sensations, intimacy, and trust with a partner, as well as exploring ways to be intimate that does not directly include genitals or other erogenous zones. Heat One of the most common types of heat play is wax play. This is when BODY SAFE candles are lit, then dripped from ~3 feet above the person’s body onto their chest, back, or butt. This creates a really intense heat in one small area for a few...

Cuffing Season

By: Riley Fortier, M.Ed. What is cuffing season In its most basic definition, “cuffing season” is the time of the year that people are specifically looking to be in a relationship. In the Northern hemisphere, this happens in the beginning of Fall, around late September/October and ending in the Spring around April. “Cuffing” refers to getting “handcuffed” (yikes) or tied-down to a partner. During the colder months, people are more likely to stay indoors in the warmth and the idea is that people would like a romantic partner to share that time with. It’s true that serotonin levels naturally drop with the temperature (Cohen, 2021) so people can start to feel down, which can trigger a desire to find someone to spend time with to combat that feeling.  Tips Many...