Lets start with the History of the Vibrator
Sex Toys have been around for many years and are now in common use. A sculpted and polished phallus estimated at 28,000 years old was found in Germany and is among the earliest representations of male sexuality ever uncovered. In China circa 3000bc highly ornate ivory dildos were much prized. Indeed the use of vulval massage as a therapy for “hysterical” patients dates back to Hippocrates in 5th-4th century BC.
This is the first of a series of blogs that hopes to dispel those mysteries and myths.
Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. – Albert Einstein
Each person has their own Mary Poppins type bag full of tools to help them live their lives. When you meet that special someone and want to have a full on relationship with them, beware. They will have their own bag too, probably a different set from yours. This is what I call our adaptions to life. Experience has told us which tools need to be in the bag. Some bags are fuller than others. Some tools look the same but have subtle differences like with a set of chisels. We may share some tools like how to boil an egg, work for a living. We may share some of the same goals or aspirations or we may share only a few.
It always amazes me that people wait so long before getting help to sort out relationship problems. A study undertaken by Relate indicates that it takes 6 years on average. Very often couples come into therapy because one has had an affair. To many this is the end with only one option – separation.
For all of you who follow me I have had a memorable workshop with occupational therapists, specialist nurses and rheumatoid physiotherapists in Glasgow in the summer. What a lovely bunch of ladies. Their candid contributions and honesty blew me away. My colleague Sarah Collins and I were talking about relationships and sexuality and the emotional impact of chronic illness on patients. This was a sponsored event which is free for any healthcare practitioner who works with chronic illness. Run by NRAS the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society this is a workshop not to be missed. I don’t say that because I play a part, but because it is such a reflective day and really challenges your interaction with patients from an emotional perspective. Sadly the Poole date of 11th October had to be cancelled as there were not enough numbers for FREE CPD! There will be a follow up date in December this year. So come, be represented and above all make a difference. Contact me directly for more information : firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on NRAS go to http://www.nras.org.uk/.
The Mary Clegg Clinic aims to provide the best in counselling and therapy and to do that we needed to have a website to match. We have recently released a new look website, with easy navigation, access to the Clinic and our clinic locations based around the country and to be able to read all about what we do, our therapy and how we can help you.