Julie and Gina continue the conversation about trauma and how it can affect your sex life. This episode focuses on the partners of people who’ve experienced trauma. How can you be supportive while also exploring emotional and sensual connection? Previous episode: Trauma & Sex
Gina Senarighi, MS, MA, CPC is a sexuality counselor and communication consultant specializing in healthy boundaries, passionate relationships, jealousy, and infidelity. She supports non-traditional couples all over the world as a retreat leader and certified relationship coach.
Julie Jeske, LPC is a sex and relationship counselor. She has a private practice where she helps clients increase intimacy, ignite passion and deepen their connection to themselves and others. Julie especially loves to help women discover who they are sexually. Through counseling, online classes, or in-person retreats; her clients learn how to talk about their sexual and relationship desires, and explore ways to make them a reality.
This episode covers:
- How you might know your partner has experienced trauma
- How to talk with your partner about their trauma
- Tools to help you avoid activating your partner’s trauma
- How to support your partner and how to get your own support
- Different ways a trauma history might show up in your sex life
- How to create a strategy for when things come up during sex
- Have a conversation with your partner
- Read a book from our resource list (provided on Swoon site)
- Get professional support