How May I Serve Thee? Let Me Count The Ways

Imagine this: You’re at home, getting ready to do a massage. You don’t see clients at home that often and you don’t have a dedicated space, so you’ve got your massage table set up in the dining room, as usual. The heater’s on, since your place tends to be a bit on the cool side, …

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Don’t Call It Consent: Being Groomed for Sex

Consent requires that a person have all the necessary information to make a decision and the power to choose and have that choice respected by others. The possibility of authentic consent rests upon equality of power in a relationship. Consent should never be confused with submitting, going along, or acquiescing. ~ Marie M. Fortune SEXUAL …

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Does Anyone Really Want to Know about Therapist Abuse? (Part 2)

Only once, as I recall, did I come right out and ask someone why they had never asked me anything about my situation. As it turned out, it was a big mistake. Both of us, I think, left the conversation feeling really bad. I never dared ask the question again. Here are a few attitudes …

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