Resources

resourcesPlease enjoy the below resources to help motivate you to get started on empowering your life. If you have a fantastic resource to share, we would love to add it to our resource page.

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Inspiring Quotes:

“It doesn’t matter which side of the fence you get off on sometimes. What matters most is getting off. You cannot make progress without making decisions.” — Jim Rohn

“Life will give you a message. If you don’t listen to the message, life will give you a problem. If you don’t address the problem, life will give you a crisis.” — Cheryl Richardson

“Your self care is a valid excuse to say “no” to anyone or anything.” — Cheryl Richardson

“You cannot solve a problem from the same level at which it was created. Change is required” — Albert Einstein

Inspiring Videos:

Nick Vujicic has no arms or legs but has come to terms with his lot in life:
http://www.maniacworld.com/are-you-going-to-finish-strong.html

Jill Bolte Taylor’s “Stroke of Insight”: http://www.mystrokeofinsight.com/
(click on the picture of Dr. Taylor holding the brain…it is an AWESOME clip!)

Resources for Your Sexual Enlightenment …

Workshop: “What are Open, Consenting Sexual Relationships?; Ask a Lifestyle Coach”

(Contact us for next class date; email ForAllSeasonsLifeCoaching@gmail.com or call 302-897-7727)

Curious about learning about “Open, Consenting Sexual Relationships” and how they work? Or have you been participating for years but would like to enhance your tool kit? Then join Michele & Sean for an educational overview of the life-style philosophy, rules, etiquette, terminology, how to get started, practicing safer sex, and tips for success. This event will equip attendees with tools and techniques on identifying & mitigating possible “problem” areas before they become issues ….resulting in a successful lifestyle experience….whatever that means for you. This workshop will be held at a lifestyle club in Perryville, MD during “off-hours” and includes lite snacks, a tour of the Club, the lecture and Q&A session (NO QUESTION IS OFF LIMITS) as well as a social meet and greet afterwards. This is a BYOB event. The cost of this event is $25pp cash. To RSVP: call The Private Affair at 410-378-8948 or go to the website: www.theprivateaffair.com

ALL ARE WELCOME ….singles, couples, poly pods, all ethnicities, and all sexual orientations.

Sex, Love & Relationships Meetup Discussion Group

Join our private, members-only DISCUSSION group for mature adults wanting to discuss sexuality in a non-judgmental, safe environment. Monthly meetings are held in our private home in Townsend, DE on a Sunday from 2pm to 4pm. Long-distance members can participate via teleconference.

The Learning Channel’s “Strange Sex” TV Series:
http://www.tlc.com/tv-shows/strange-sex

Learn about all things sex: fetishes, lifestyles, sexual performance challenges, body issues, sexual addictions. 2010-2011 season episdoses currently available on Netflix.

The H2 History Channel’s “How Sex Changed the World” TV Series:

Learn the history of sexuality and how religion and government impacted society’s sexual conditioning.

http://www.history.com/shows/how-sex-changed-the-world/videos

Dr. Laura Berman’s Website

Lots of great information on common and not so common sexual related questions: www.everydayhealth.com/sexual-health/dr-laura-berman/sexual-health.aspx

How to Have “Safer Sex” Resources

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention:
www.cdc.gov/sexualhealth

Planned Parenthood:
http://www.plannedparenthood.org/health-topics/stds-hiv-safer-sex/safer-sex-4263.htm

Having Safer Sex
(Preventing Sexually Transmitted Infections …STIs)

Dr. Marty Klein, sex therapist, has great information in his book, “Sexual Intelligence: What We Really Want From Sex And How To Get It”:

Here are a few key things you can do to proactively protect yourself from STIs/STDs:

  1. Familiarize yourself with the outward symptoms of the most common STIs/STDs
  2. Visually check your partner(s) for symptoms… showering together is an inconspicuous and fun way to do this
  3. Exchanging one’s sexual health history is great…..but that can be awkward with new partners. Kudos to you if you have the courage to do this!
  4. Obviously limiting the number of sexual partners reduces one’s risk exposure…but if that is not an option then…
  5. Practicing different types of sex without fluid exchange or genital contact reduces one’s risk, and if that is not an option….
  6. ALWAYS USE A CONDOM

But What Happens If You Do Get A STD/STI?

GET TESTED ASAP AND TREATED!!! Have the courage and respect for yourself and your partner to get the issue resolved ASAP and move past any emotional stigma of having a sexually transmitted disease/infection…..Dr. Klein states in his book:

“Many people consider an STI just about the end of the world. Once diagnosed they feel dirty, ashamed, broken. They wonder if anyone will ever again have sex with them, or if they’ll ever be able to enjoy it again. They can’t imagine ever telling someone about their condition.

Assuming you get treated, that’s the worst set of consequences for every STI (except HIV) most people will encounter — shame, stigma, isolation. And some long-term relationships are damaged by the revelation (or suspicion) of infidelity that accompanies the diagnosis of an STI (which is why so many people keep the information from their partner).

Modern medicine makes it possible to deal with STIs the way we deal with other medical conditions. Bacterial infections like syphilis are cured with simple medications. Viral infections like herpes cannot be cured, but they can be managed with simple medication and lifestyle adjustments regarding diet and stress. In a small number of people, an untreated STI leads to infertility — but again, prompt treatment can prevent this.

In all the lifelong consequences of an unintended pregnancy far outweigh the consequences of catching an STI.

ANONYMOUS STD TESTING RESOURCES

[SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASE (STD)]

STDCheck.com: www.stdcheck.com

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PREVENTING AN UNWANTED PREGNANCY

Besides various types of birth control (pills, surgically inserted devices, vasectomy and hysterectomy), the most common go-to resource to prevent a pregnancy is using a condom. But what if it breaks? Or slips off during sex?

There is a resource…..Emergency Contraception (EC)

Emergency contraceptive pills prevent pregnancy primarily, or perhaps exclusively, by delaying or inhibiting ovulation. One type is called Ella and is a contraceptive pill containing 30 mg of ulipristal acetate, a progesterone receptor modulator and prevents a fertilized egg from implanting. It is effective for up to 5 days after unprotected sex. Click below to learn more …

http://www.ella-kwikmed.com/morningafterpill.asp

Go to Princeton University’s website to learn about other options for emergency contraception:

http://ec.princeton.edu/info/ecminip.html