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EP138 - Out Of Control Sexual Behavior with Michael Vigorito

Sexology

Release Date: 08/27/2019

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Welcome to episode 138 of the Sexology Podcast! Today I welcome Michael Vigorito to the podcast. In this episode he speaks to me about out of control sexual behaviour, examining the driving force behind it and understanding the best practices to deal with this issue. 

 

Mr. Vigorito is a sex therapist, author and consultant.  As a psychotherapist, he provides individual, couples and group psychotherapy for a range of sexual and behavioral health concerns. He developed a sexual health assessment and treatment protocol with Douglas Braun-Harvey, which was published in Treating Out of Control Sexual Behavior - Rethinking Sex Addiction (2016) (SSTAR 2018 Health Professional Book Award Winner).   

 

As a sexual health consultant for Behavioral Health Systems Baltimore and University of Maryland - Prevention Research Center, Mr. Vigorito designed and implemented capacity-building initiatives to integrate sexual health into mental health and substance use disorder treatment. These programs offered trainings and technical assistance in conducting routine sexual health conversations, sexual risk-reduction counseling and LGBTQ cultural competency within behavioural health systems of care.    

 

In this episode, you will hear:  

 

  • Defining out of control sexual behavior  
  • Examining the driving force behind this issue  
  • How common is this issue? 
  • Looking at boundary fidelities  
  • The consequences of trying to over-control sexual thoughts  
  • Is this a behavioral or addiction issue?  
  • Understanding not to adopt a disease narrative  
  • Using the framework of addiction issues to tackle this issue  
  • Are STD’s common for people dealing with this issue? 
 

 

Resources 

 

Bonus Episode - Anorexia Nervosa & Sex: https://oasis2care.com/bonus-episode-anorexia-nervosa-sex/

Bonus Episode - Sex & OCD: https://oasis2care.com/bonus-episode-ocd-and-sex/ 

Bonus Episode - Sex & Depression: https://oasis2care.com/bonus-depression-sex/  

 

 

Podcast Produced by Pete Bailey - http://petebailey.net/audio