Performance anxiety – it’s not just for men | Claudia Six, PhD | TEDxWilmington

“Nobody is ever broken.” That’s how Dr. Claudia Six begins her talk about women’s sexual performance anxiety. She addresses specifically how women (and those that love being with them) can overcome such anxiety, which appears VERY different from the kind that affects men. Arousal slows down for women, rather than speeds up; and many women think there is something broken about them. Dr. Six calls her approach to helping women overcome their anxiety the achievement of “erotic integrity.” When a woman owns her sexual being and desires, when she can give voice to her needs without worrying about her partner’s reactions, she is on the road to “erotic integrity.” As Dr. Six says, making this step is about more than the bedroom — it is about women saying “We are enough. We are not broken.”

Dr. Six has 25 years as a practicing Clinical Sexologist, and is a successful sex therapist who has helped thousands of people find their authentic selves and enjoy a more fulfilling relationship. Her approach is unique, and her style is warmly engaging, putting her clients and workshop attendees at ease. Her credentials include a M.A. in Counseling Psychology and a PhD in Clinical Sexology and she’s a Board Certified Clinical Sexologist by the American Board of Sexology. Her new book, Erotic Integrity: How to be True to Yourself Sexually was published in May, 2016 and has already garnered several awards.

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