Author Mitchell Tepper, Ph.D., knows first-hand how surviving a serious injury or illness, or living with a chronic condition, brings a host of physical changes, emotional responses, and relationship challenges. Those challenges can leave one feeling like less of a man or woman, undeserving of love, fearful of rejection, and avoiding sex. However, injury or illness doesn’t have to end your sex life, promotes Tepper.
“Through sharing my own story of sexual self-discovery after breaking my neck at age 20, and the stories of research participants and coaching clients, I reveal the secrets that will guide you back to feeling whole and fully alive again in Regain That Feeling: Secrets to Sexual Self-Discovery,” offers Tepper.
In his newly-released book, Tepper busts the top myths that may be holding someone back, including:
- I have no feeling therefore my sex life is over!
- I’m not experiencing pleasure or orgasm anymore, so sex is pointless! Why bother?
- My partner left me, cheated on me, avoided having sex with me, that means I’m not lovable and I’m not a capable partner.
- No one will want a person with a disability as a lover.
- Just give it time. Everything will fall into place.
- If you have high self-esteem, everything else will follow.
- I shouldn’t be thinking about sex right now, I should be focused on (fill in the blank).