Editor’s note: Jim Brillon of TherapyCable interviews Dr. Joe Kort regarding relationship dynamics with mix-sexual orientation couples. They also touch on the topic of cultural difference in gay men coming out or not.
“Is my husband gay straight or bi?” The answer to this question is not as simple as it may seem. Men can and have had sex with other men, or have fantasies about it, generally come from a place of sexual abuse and a need to override those dark emotions with positive experiences. Otherwise, it could just be a sexual fantasy that may or may not require therapy, one thing is positive however, a level of honesty with the wife is vital to the health of the relationship.
In the first of three segments with Dr. Joe Kort, Jim Brillon discusses Joe’s upcoming new book. They explore the fluidity of male sexuality, outside the bounds of traditional Gay-Straight binary thinking. Through Dr. Kort’s remarkable insight and experience, this discussion opens up a deeper conversation about how real men navigate their sexual identities. The book and the conversation may provide some provocative and eye-opening insights and start you thinking in a broader way about male sexuality, coming out and mixed-orientation relationships.
Is my husband gay straight or bi? To learn more, please view http://therapycable.com/lgbt-community-videos.html
Also, see Dr. Joe Kort’s book, Is My Husband Gay, Straight, or Bi? Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 11, 2014)
More by Dr. Joe Kort here on GMP:
In the complicated world of sex therapy, the concepts of abuse and victimization are not as easily defined as they are in the public’s mind.
What happens when one partner wants sex more than the other? Dr. Joe Kort discusses sexual desire discrepancy.
It is crucial that we not generalize men as sexual predators waiting to pounce on any unsuspecting person just to get our sexual needs met.
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