Josephine Ferraro, LCSW - NYC Psychotherapist

Psychotherapy, EMDR, Hypnosis & Sex Therapy


My Articles About Sex

What is Sex Therapy?

What is the Difference Between Emotional and Sexual Intimacy?

What is Good Sex?

What is Sexual Health?

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

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

To Rekindle Passion Fire Needs Air

How Mindfulness Can Help With Low Sexual Desire

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 Power Play?

Is a Negative Body Image Ruining Your Sex Life?

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

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

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