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  • June 28, 2016 Sexual abuse is harmful regardless of the gender of the perpetrator or of the victim. For boys, non-consensual sex is about one in six. One faulty path arrived at is the belief that if any part of it was pleasurable, it wasn’t really abuse. The body is hardwired for pleasure; thus, the victim may believe his body betrayed him. Beginning to get therapy, one male sexual survivor said, “I want to put up a sign that says ‘closed for repairs.’” I spoke about the Kinsey Institute’s dual control model of sexual response I also illuminate a number of pathways toward healing. Click here for the podcast

  • October 1, 2016 I spoke about my specialization: working with adult men with sexual abuse histories, who may be erotically conflicted – often with problematic sexual behaviors. What does “out-of-control” sexual behavior look like? What can compulsive viewing of porn teach a man? How can he integrate this in a sexually healthy way with his partner? In the second half of the program, I discussed the clinical presentations of men versus women with sexual abuse histories. How are the genders typically different? Click here for the podcast


 Marc Gilmartin, MA
 Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Certified Sex Therapist
Certified Group Psychotherapist
 1800 116th Avenue NE, Suite 104
 Bellevue, WA 98004
 (425) 453-6344