Monday, April 25, 2016

Spring Runs Were A Success!

The chosen race for March was the Storybook 5K located at Theater in the Park, in Shawnee Mission, KS. It was a beautiful early Spring day, clear and sunny, with temperature in the mid 40s.

In keeping with the theme, several runners were dressed as their favorite characters from children’s books. The good doctors snapped a photo with the Cat in the Hat post-race.

Bright and early Sunday morning, we ran the Trolley Track Race, the fourth out of our 12 races. Not sure WHY runners like the wee hours of the morning, but we greeted the day with smiles. The day could not have been better, not a cloud in the sky and temperatures in the low 70’s. This was one of the most popular races with an estimated 8000 runners. WOW! Running through the beautiful Brookside neighborhood we were greeted by neighbors with words of encouragement, cow bells, and even a couple of Prince medley serenades, which really motivated us. Feeling like we are able to get into a running groove much faster now. Mind you by running we are still talking a slow, S.L.O.W. fast walk/jog.  But that groove seems to be key to making the run less work. We still  operate under the rule to "just finish" and allow walking breaks when needed. Having this respite rule makes the race less daunting.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Is "Porn Addiction" real?

Porn addiction gets a lot of media attention. No wonder most adults worry about it and most have no clue what it is or isn't.

Check out Marty Klein's thoughts on the topic in his recent rebuttal to the "Porn Addiction" hysteria.

Our team of sexuality experts recently attending the SSTAR (Society of Sex Therapy and Research) Conference in Chicago. Many in the field of sexuality are concerned with the misdiagnosing by the lay public of complex sexual issues. Often people are demonizing relatively common or non-pathological sexual activity and unfortunately all too often untrained clinicians fall into the trap of popular hysteria around sex. The public deserves better trained practitioners around sexuality and we in turn need to advocate for a more holistic understanding of health sexual pleasure.