Unanswered Sex Question? READ THIS POST FIRST

If you have a sexual health question but you don’t know how to SEARCH for answers online THIS is the blog post for you!

 

Tip #1

Search “sexual health and” online because using the word “sex” will (unfortunately) lead you to pornographic websites.

Tip #2

Go Ask Alice!  That’s right, go to “www.GoAskAlice.com” and see about finding answers to your questions there.  This site is run not by a single girl named “Alice” but rather a team of healthcare professionals with Columbia University, the website statistics in 2014 say 4 million people visit the site per month.

Tip #3

Find an expert who is AASECT-certified by visiting: www.AASECT.org, then click on “Locate a Professional” on the homepage.  AASECT stands for the “American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists,” and is like the “gold standard” for healthcare professionals as far as sexuality education.  Unfortunately, many healthcare professionals do not receive comprehensive education in sexual health.

 

Furthermore, healthcare professionals with “sex” in their title sometimes do not have training in sexuality.  One small example of this is the “CSAT” label for licensed therapists which stands for “Certified Sex Addiction Therapist”.  The CSAT training uses a trauma lens and professionals with that training are not required to have any training in human sexuality.

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Wherever you are in the world, whether we ever speak, my hope in creating this blog is that it helps you to find the sexual health information that you need and deserve.  Remember–there are educated professionals out there who can help you, you just need to know where to look and who to ask.

 

–The author of this blog, Heidi Crockett, is AASECT-certified as a sexuality educator.

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*I am not intending to be disrespectful of CSAT therapists in my post, my point is how CONFUSING it is for the general public to know where to begin on finding answers to their questions on sexual health.  Another example is the general term, “sexologist” which has no clear definition.  It is similar to when nutrition labels use the word “natural,” neither of these two words actually mean anything specific.

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