One would expect that millions of years of evolution produced a very reliable human reproductive system with build-in redundancies, resulting in a robust sex drive, unfailing physiological mechanisms, and simple, consistent patterns of reproductive behavior and responsiveness...
In reality, however, humans exhibit an enormous variety of sexual behaviors and preferences, while population studies reveal a surprisingly high prevalence of sexual problems and dysfunctions. Clearly, human sexuality appears to be characterized by diversity and fragility rather than by evolutionary conformity and sturdiness.
(Verhulst & Reynolds, 2009, p. 320)
It’s no longer enough to grab a bite then go home and do a little shagging. Today, we have to understand why we do this, why our partner does this, how we can do it longer, more artfully, and more frequently, and why we are not doing it in with someone in a higher income bracket. As a result we mostly wind up doing it with ourselves.
We’ve been entered against our will in some sort of sexual Olympics, when all we ever wanted was a three-legged race at the company picnic.
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No therapist can promise results. Our office provides advanced practice and research-based services. Dr Minten stays current with therapy and counseling modalities, relational and family health practices, sexual health, teaching, supervision, and clinical practice research to provide quality programs to clients, professionals, students, interns, and organizations.
She is licensed in Nevada as a Marriage and Family Therapist and a Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She is an AAMFT-approved supervisor, and she teaches and contributes to research in the field.
In terms of sexual health, both the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists and the American Board of Sexology have set rigorous standards for national board certification. Dr. Minten has been certified by both boards, and she has remained a board certified sex therapist since 2006.