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You let off the brake, slam it into first gear, and pop the clutch full throttle. The engine roars to life, your tires screaming into the void. There may be something out there, other people, cars, ironic t-shirts, but while you hold that wheel and feel that engine rumble to life you become one with the car.

You shift to second gear, and another chorus roars to life. Third gear, you can feel the force in your chest as you accelerate. Fourth gear, the signs on the side of the road start to seem like streaks of color passing you by. When you finally hit fifth gear, the tachometer makes its final ascent and you pass into what feels like another dimension.

In this episode of About Sex, we discuss how couples can shift into different gears through the five dimensions of touch. You shift through Affectionate, Sensual, Playful, Erotic, and finally Intercourse. Join us for this and much more with our special guest Monica Houttuin, who is also a sex therapist. That's right, two sex therapists in the room. What could go wrong? :)

 

 

About our Guest: 

Monica Houttuin, LCSW, CST at Counseling Rediscovering Connections

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Monica is a Couples and Intimacy Specialist, Certified Sex Therapist and Educator.

She works in private practice in Union Missouri and specializes working with couples struggling with issues of sex and intimacy.  Her area of expertise is reviving sexual injury from affairs and helping couples make adaptations to their sexual connections as a results of chronic illness or just the regular effects of long term relationships and living a long life together.

Monica  earned her Master's Degree From Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri with an emphasis on Family Therapy and Mental Health.  Upon completion of that degree, she earned a Certificate in Sex Therapy from the University of Michigan. Combining those credentials with many  years of experience intense Clinical Supervision, she earned her certification as a sex therapist through the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT). She has pursued advanced training in research proven effective methods to treating couples such  approaches for couples therapy, including Crucible™ Couples Therapy and Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT) and Gottmann Methods.

Find her at:  

 

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Get marriage therapy and sex therapy in the St Louis area with Angela Skurtu LMFT M.Ed, a Licensed Marriage and Sex therapist. You can talk to her about sex or other therapy needs at: www.therapistinstlouis.com

 

References:

McCarthy; Shifting Gears; https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/whats-your-sexual-style/201205/shifting-gears

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