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Masturbation Shame Masquerading as Disease

Title of Event: Masturbation Shame Masquerading as Disease
Description of Event:
Despite decades of medical and psychological research demonstrating the normalcy and healthiness of masturbation, self-pleasure remains shrouded in misinformation and shame. For those with anti-masturbation attitudes, post-orgasmic feelings can be interpreted and experienced as depression, anxiety, and sexual dysfunction. The purpose of this presentation is to explore this somatic phenomenon from a historical and cross-cultural perspective, and to offer clinicians effective interventions for alleviating distress associated with masturbation guilt.
Date of Event: April 1, 2024 - December 31, 2024
Location: Online Asynchronous
Sexuality Counseling (SC) Training:
SC1. Theory and methods of personal/individual counseling.
SC2. Theory and methods of sexuality counseling approaches to specific populations (e.g., youth, older adult, couples, LGBTQ people, people with disabilities, ethnic/ cultural/ faith-based populations).
Sex Therapy (ST) Training:
ST1. Theory and methods of sex-related psychotherapy, including several different models.
Presenter/Speaker: Eric Sprankle, PsyD, LP, CST
Company/Organization Sponsor: Minnesota Sexual Health Institute
Contact Name: Eric Sprankle
Contact Telephone Number: (507) 389-5825
Contact Email:
AASECT Approved CEs: 1