Dr. Marty Klein

Changing the Way People, Politics & the Media Look at Sex

Sexuality Programs

Sex, Love, and Intimacy: Defining, Discussing, Enhancing

Many Americans use the words sex, love, and intimacy interchangeably. These do not mean the same thing, however, and our culture’s confusion about this contributes to both relationship and sexual dissatisfaction.

This workshop will present innovative definitions of love, sex, and intimacy; discuss how our culture–and psychotherapy–confuses them; examine how patients can communicate about them more effectively; and explore strategies to understand them independent of each other–so patients can better connect them when appropriate, enriching their lives.

Using this perspective, we will focus on issues including:

  • Power dynamics in sexual and intimate relationships
  • Diagnosis and treatment of desire discrepancies
  • The role of “casual sex” in people’s lives
  • Does therapy take sex seriously?
  • Companionate marriages
  • Non-monogamy and other non-standard arrangements
  • The therapist’s own issues about sex, love, and intimacy

Rave Reviews

Our students and faculty appreciate the wit and sensitivity Dr. Klein brings to his profession. We recommend him without reservation as a lecturer and recognized authority in sexology.

Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality

Your workshop was one of the highest rated presentations. Participants found your humor, clinical experience, and ease with questions particularly valuable.

American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, & Therapists

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