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    Quote Originally Posted by FiveInTheBed View Post
    Maybe at Uni? ...but you're only allowed to pay for your tuition by working at Woolies or the like
    we just saw Monsters University and my mind us going to some interesting places! Sex therapy university....now that'd be a reality show!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atropos View Post
    I think that a few have engaged in deed with clients and now all have been tarnished with the same brush, iykwim?

    Most sex therapists are just normal therapist who focus on sex related disorders or issues (sex/porn addiction, physiological impotence, sex crime victims trying to regain their sex lives)....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atropos View Post
    Ok, so what do we think about sex therapists? My understanding is they don't always have sex with their clients- but often do. Is it less shameful when there is a degree or some kind of training involved?
    My dad is a sex therapist. He is self employed, but he does not have sex with his clients. I dont know of any sex therapists that sleep with their clients! I know my dads main clients are same sex orientated, transgender, teens and disabled. Alot of counselling sessions. He also offers support to sex workers and educates in safe sex & sexual health at schools, mens groups, prisons and more..

    And to the pp that asked where you get a degree in sex therapy... my dad did a masters of sexual health at sydney university.

    I dont believe that sex work is shameful, but thats probably to do with my upbringing.



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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsharvey View Post
    I seriously considered it when I was a student and desperate for money. I made some calls and came very close to doing it but something held me back. I don't know how I feel about it. I don't think I judge women and men who choose to be prostitutes, but I think it's a pity that it can be so seedy, and I know of several relationships that have been destroyed as a result. I wish it was better regulated and safer.

    I used to believe that it provided an outlet for potential rapists and possibly made our community a little safer as a result, but after the Adrian Bayley/Jill Meagher thing I think I might have been wrong about that.
    I cant go past this. Rape is not about getting laid, rape is about power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spideysmummy View Post
    I cant go past this. Rape is not about getting laid, rape is about power.

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    Hence why I said I *used* to think that :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atropos View Post
    I think that this person isn't a true therapist in any sense of the word. I believe she's exploiting her patients and tarnishing the careers of genuine therapists. Sex surrogate? Yeah, I don't gedddit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spideysmummy View Post
    My dad is a sex therapist. He is self employed, but he does not have sex with his clients. I dont know of any sex therapists that sleep with their clients! I know my dads main clients are same sex orientated, transgender, teens and disabled. Alot of counselling sessions. He also offers support to sex workers and educates in safe sex & sexual health at schools, mens groups, prisons and more..

    And to the pp that asked where you get a degree in sex therapy... my dad did a masters of sexual health at sydney university.

    I dont believe that sex work is shameful, but thats probably to do with my upbringing.



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    Thanks for the clarification I believe the doco I watched was to do with a particular method of training in a european country- but can't remember which!

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskittyfantastico View Post
    I think that this person isn't a true therapist in any sense of the word. I believe she's exploiting her patients and tarnishing the careers of genuine therapists. Sex surrogate? Yeah, I don't gedddit.
    She actually commented on the article herself that when she is engaging physically with clients its as a surrogate and not so much as a therapist. I don't know- I can see value in what she does. I can't help but think many sex workers are doing similar things without the training etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atropos View Post
    Nice spanner in the works Atropos.

    I think the lady in this article is a glorified prostitute. But worse. A bit like a doctor that boofs his patients: an abuse of power that is full of dangers.

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