The Relationship Between PTSD and Our Sexuality

Cyndi Darnell is a sex and relationship therapist who has observed the results of everyday abuses that many experience in one capacity or another—whether it be in their own relationships, or something they watch on TV or read about in the paper: “I see a lot of trauma in my clients in areas of sex and relationships. Sometimes subtle and sometimes chronic, the relationship between PTSD and sexuality/relationships is vast. Often associated with violence, sexual trauma can be a result of sexual assault, but more commonly in response to everyday abuses that happen in non-consenting sexual relationships—even between married/loving partners. Click image for more.