Josephine Ferraro, LCSW - NYC Psychotherapist

Psychotherapy, EMDR, Hypnosis & Sex Therapy

Psychotherapy, EMDR, Hypnosis, Somatic Experiencing & Sex Therapy - In Person and Online Therapy
(917) 742-2624

Email: [email protected]


My Articles About Sex

What is Sex Therapy?

What Are Common Issues Discussed in Sex Therapy?

What Are the Most Common Misconceptions About Sex Therapy?

Overcoming Problems With Anxiety-Related Erectile Dysfunction

Is It True That "Real Men" Are Always Ready to Have Sex?

What is the Difference Between Emotional and Sexual Intimacy?

How You Feel About Yourself Can Affect Whether or Not You're Attracted to Your Partner

What is Sexual Self Esteem?

What is Erotic Empathy in Relationships?

Overcoming Feelings of Sexual Shame and Guilt Due to Personal Issues

Overcoming Feelings of Sexual Shame and Guilt Due to Interpersonal Issues

Overcoming Feelings of Sexual Shame and Guilt Due to Cultural Issues

The 5 Most Common Sexual Insecurities That Heterosexual Men Have

The 5 Most Common Sexual Insecurities That Heterosexual Woman Have

How to Stop Getting Into Power Struggles About Your Spouse's Porn Viewing

What Are the Basic Rules of Sexual Consent?

What Are the 4C's of Safe and Pleasurable Sex?

No Means No Isn't Enough. What is Enthusiastic Sexual Consent?

How is Getting Pressure From Your Partner Different From Consensual Sex?

How to Make Consent and Sexual Negotiation Fun

Creating the Potential For Sexual Desire Using the Sex Drive Simmer Technique

Creating Your Sexual Menu with a Yes, No, Maybe List

Women Who Have Lost Sexual Desire Can Get It Back

What is Your Sexual Initiation Style?

What If You and Your Partner Have Different Sexual Initiation Styles?

What is Good Sex?

Overcoming Sexual Anxiety

Getting Help in Sex Therapy For Painful Sex

Many Women Don't Tell Their Male Partners When They Have Pain During Sexual Intercourse

What is Sexual Health?

What is the Connection Between Attachment Styles and Sexual Satisfaction?

Sexual Explorations: Substitute the Words "Sexual Fantasies" With "What Are You Sexually Curious About?"

How Projecting One's Feelings of Inadequacy on a Partner Can Result in the Loss of Sexual Attraction

Sexual Health: Treating Sexual Compulsivity in Sex Therapy - Sexual Addiction or Out of Control Sexual Behavior (OCSB)?

What Causes Out of Control Sexual Behavior (OCSB)?

How Existential Anxiety Contributes to Out of Control Sexual Behavior

Understanding Your Sex Script

Changing Your Sex Script: The Beginning Phase of Sexual Arousal

Understanding Your Sexual Motivation

What is Rec-Relational Sex?

What is Performative Sex?

Understanding Your Sexual Accelerators and Brakes

Getting Curious About Your Own and Your Partner's Turn-Ons

To Rekindle Passion Fire Needs Air

How Mindfulness Can Help With Low Sexual Desire

Getting Help in Sex Therapy For Painful Sex

Sexual Wellness: Discovering Your Peak Sexual Experiences

Sexual Wellness: What You Can Learn From Kink Culture About Consent

Sexual Wellness: Savoring Pleasure

Sexual Wellness: Don't Yuck Anybody's Yum

What Does Sex Positive Mean?

The Paradox of Love and Sexual Desire in a Committed Relationship

What is Kinky Sex?

What's the Difference Between a Fetish and a Kink?

Are You Curious About Exploring Fetishes With Your Partner?

How to Have Fun and Passionate Threesomes

Kinky Sex: What is Cuckolding?

BDSM: What Does It Mean to Be a "Brat" in a Sub-Dom Relationship?

What is Pegging?

Kinky Sex: What is Consensual Somnophilia?

What is Power Play?

What is Pegging?

Is a Negative Body Image Ruining Your Sex Life?

What is Eroticism?

What is Your Erotic Blueprint? Part 1

What is Your Erotic Blueprint? Part 2

What is Sexual Desire Discrepancy in a Relationship?

Overcoming Sexual Desire Discrepancy

Understanding Your Sexual Arousal Type: Spontaneous Sexual Arousal

Understanding Your Sexual Arousal Type: Responsive Sexual Arousal

Understanding Your Sexual Arousal Type: What Happens When Both Partners Experience Responsive Sexual Arousal?

The Erotic Equation: Attraction + Obstacles = Sexual Excitement

What Are the 4 Cornerstones of Eroticism?

A Cornerstone of Eroticism: Longing and Anticipation

A Cornerstone of Eroticism: Violating Sexual Prohibitions By Breaking the Rules

A Cornerstone of Eroticism: Searching For Power

A Cornerstone of Eroticism: Overcoming Ambivalence

What Are Emotional Aphrodisiacs?

Anger as an Emotional Aphrodisiac

Anxiety as an Emotional Aphrodisiac

Guilt as an Emotional Aphrodisiac

What Are Your Core Erotic Themes?

Core Erotic Feelings: What Emotions Help You to Get in the Mood For Sex?

Elevated Erotic Feelings Can Enhance Your Mood For Sex

Why is Sexual Context So Important For Sexual Desire?

Sexual Orientation and Erotic Orientation Don't Always Match and That's Normal

Sexual Health: What is Arousal Nonconcordance?

Heterosexual Women Are Often Labeled as Having Low Sexual Desire When the Real Problem is Their Sexual lNeeds Aren't Being Met During Partnered Sex

Are Negative Thoughts Getting in the Way of Your Sexual Pleasure?

What are the Benefits of Sexual Role Play?

Exploring and Normalizing Sexual Fantasies Without Guilt or Shame

Are You Too Ashamed to Share Your Sexual Fantasies With Your Partner?

Destigmatizing Sexual Fantasies of Power and Submission in Relationships

Understanding the Unconscious Meaning of Your Sexual Fantasies

Sexual Wellness: What You Can Learn From Kink Culture About Consent

The Power of Novelty to Enhance Sexual Desire in Your Relationship

Tips on How to Start a Conversation With a Partner About Your Sexual Desires

Keeping the Spark Alive in Your Relationship

Discovering Your Peak Sexual Experiences

Based on Sex Research: What Gets Women Turned On?

Women's Sexuality: Tips on Sexual Self Discovery

What is Sexual Anxiety?

How Sex Therapy Can Help With Sexual Anxiety

What is Consensual Nonmonogamy?

What is Compersion in Consensually Nonmonogamous Relationships?

A Good Sense of Humor Can Be Sexually Attractive

BDSM and Kink: What is a Sub-Dom Relationship?

BDSM and Kink: What Are the Different Types of Sub-Dom Relationships?

BDSM and Kink: Are You Curious to Explore a Sub-Dom Relationship?

BSDM and Kink: What is BDSM Aftercare?

Sex Research: Heterosexual Women Often Find Hookups Less Sexually Satisfying Than Men

Can Hookups Be Safer and More Sexually Satisfying For Heterosexual Women?

Keeping Sex Alive in Your Relationship is Up to Both of You

The Benefits of Scheduling Sex

Relationships: Coping With a Sexual Rejection From Your Partner

Faking Orgasms Can Ruin Your Relationship

How to Stop People Pleasing So You Can Reduce Your Anxiety and Increase Your Sexual Pleasure

What is Consensual Voyeurism?

What is Consensual Exhibitionism?