First Stage of Sexual Development: Innocence It would be naive and inaccurate to say that the human being is asexual when he or she is born as a baby. Of course, that is what we like to think as we look at the little innocent laying in the cradle, yet sexual development starts immediately. The newly born begins to sense the essential distinctions of the feminine and masculine energies of parents, brothers, sisters and other relatives and friends. Through the senses of touch, hearing, taste, smell, and sight, the baby experiences the pleasurable–and not so pleasurable–aspects of these other life energies. Discovering life energies through the
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The ICASA training programme employs a combination of teaching, experiential exercises, group discussions and direct feedback in order to maximise trainee learning and growth. Participants are guided through a series of structured relaxation, communication, sensual and sexual awareness exercises, integrated with experiences that enhance trainee self-awareness and capacity for intimacy. Trainers provide individual feedback and advice for every trainee throughout the training programme. The experiential aspects of surrogate partner training are modelled on the practices of The ICASA Sexual Recovery Programme and aim to develop knowledge, awareness, skills and attitude necessary for effective surrogate partner work. Experiential learning also generates
Millions of people, everywhere across the globe, are affected adversely by a sense of loneliness. It is a problem of pandemic proportions throughout the world today, causing misery, sickness and suicides on a massive scale. Can anything be done to cure loneliness? Are we simply victims of our condition—or do we possess the power to control our circumstances? Maybe you are like many people who are fatalistic, thinking that genes, heredity, environment and social status cause personal circumstances; they believe that these are the reasons for their failures, struggles or disadvantages. On the other hand, observation of the history
Were you told as a child, or adolescent, that you should “find a nice boy, or girl, and settle down?” If so, it is time that you rejected such advice. It is impossible to experience Quantum Sex if you have “settled down.” The idea of “settling down” is one that tells you to stop expressing yourself fully; it is intended to reign in the behaviour of adolescents who are exploring life and pushing the conventional boundaries. It would be much safer, the “settling-down” idea posits, to live within boundaries, rather than to explore life beyond them. This is true; but
Everybody needs to have a good sex life. The ancients in the Orient attributed the Way to good health and longevity of life to be through an active sex life. Artists, poets, writers, musicians, inventors—all creative people—have an active sexual appetite. Why? Because what we call sex energy is the Universal Creative Force; ultimately, it is so creative that it can even produce a physical body that contains human life. Whenever sexual energy is aroused there is a surge of Creative Energy, which, in the right conditions, can be harnessed and used for extraordinary purposes—personal health, vitality, happiness, and
Most men and women today believe that the aim of intimate touch is to achieve pleasure in their partner. But this mistaken belief is the seed of all performance anxiety. As a result, many men and women are anxious about sex and intimate relationships. They worry about whether they will be able to please their partner. They wonder if they are ‘doing it right’. Men are insecure about their ability to touch and to make love in such a way that fulfils their partner. “How was it for you?” they ask after love-making, concerned that she may not be satisfied;
In appropriate cases, Surrogate Partner Therapy is incorporated within the context of the ICASA Sexual Recovery Programme. This works by restoring the body’s natural sexual responses through a non-demand sexual environment and giving the client instruction, support and effective sexual training techniques which eliminate pressure and restore sexual confidence. Since being established in 1994 the ICASA Sexual Recovery Programme has helped over a thousand people to gain control of their sexual responses and lead a full, satisfying sex life. High efficacy rates have been made possible through the resources of a skilled and highly sensitive team that includes ICASA
The ICASA Sexual Recovery Programme offers men, women and couples powerful, practical and effective tools within a gently evolving programme that helps to transform unhelpful early conditioning and develop a new relationship with oneself and others. It is a structured professional, therapeutic programme involving a partnership of considerable commitment, honesty and courage between client, therapist and (where appropriate) Surrogate Partner. The programme provides the opportunity to establish and maintain truly fulfilling intimate and sexual relationships and a peaceful, loving relationship with oneself. While fear of intimacy may result from background factors and early life conditioning, the solution and a permanent
Why are intimate relationships so fragile in our modern culture? 42% of all marriages in the Western world end in divorce; a statistic that does not, of course, include the staggeringly high failure rate of other types of intimate relationships. Most men and women today are more experienced and practiced at breaking up relationships than they are at building and maintaining them! Why is this so? To discover the solution—The Way of Indestructible Relationships—we must look at the foundations upon which intimate relationships are built. Intimate relationships today are expected to succeed while still being built on the foundations of
“Pornographic addiction”—or obsessive, excessive use of pornography—is defined as the repeated use of pornographic material until it causes serious negative consequences to one's physical, mental, social, or financial well-being. A large percentage of people, who are attached to porn, experience difficulties in personal relationships; they tend to isolate themselves from friends and even their family. Excessive use of porn may also lead to sexual dysfunctions such as erection problems, premature or inhibited ejaculation. There is now widely read research published online that claims another aspect of pornographic addiction: changes that occur in the brain when one spends a considerable time