Episode 57: Mental Health // Sex Therapy, Relationships, Sexual Health and Desire with Kelly McDonnell-Arnold // Clinical Sexologist, Sex & Relationship Therapist, and Owner of Bliss Counselling

In this episode of The Maker’s Collective Podcast we sit down with Kelly McDonnell-Arnold, a clinical sexologist and sex & relationship therapist and owner of Bliss Counselling. This woman and this conversation are ev-er-y-thing. Sex is normal. Experiencing issues in your sex life is normal. It’s all NORMAL.

We hope this conversation will get you thinking, help you feel (that’s right!) normal, and as Lacey mentions in the intro, get you talking about sex, ba-by!

Topics covered:

  • Meet Kelly – her journey to becoming a clinical sexologist and a sex & relationship therapist
  • Normalizing conversations about sex with kids in your life
  • Spontaneous desire vs responsive desire
  • Ways to support yourself when you’re experiencing issues in your sex life
  • Talk about sex (with friends, with partners, with a therapist)
  • Therapy as a preventative practice
  • Interview therapists until you find the one you click with
  • Bliss Counselling
  • Sexology International – a digital space for people to learn about sex and sexuality
  • Your friends are in relationship with you too
  • Advice for anyone who isn’t sure if therapy is for them
  • Advice for anyone who isn’t sure if seeing a sex therapist is for them
  • Questions to ask a therapist when interviewing them
  • Benefits of therapy

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