Sex: Need Or Addiction?

Sex is a physiological need. That’s according to Abraham Maslow – an American psychologist. When you say a need, it simply plays a vital role for survival. You simply can’t live without it.

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Like the food you eat, the water you drink, the air you breathe and the clothes you wear, you need sex to bring a different shade of color to your ordinary life. Truth is; sex isn’t only a science. It’s also an art. It’s both a science and an art, which yield physical and emotional benefits.

Sex releases endorphins. When you feel tired or burnout, there are various activities you can do to release stress. Yet, nothing compares with making love. It is a magic pill. Just by the thought that you’re making love with someone makes you feel special. Your mind tells you to relax and lose yourself.

Increase self-esteem is another benefit of having sex. A lot of therapists will agree when you’re receiving enough romance and sex, you’ll respect yourself more. You’ll learn how to love yourself, which results to feeling confident of your body.

Yet, be extra careful! Sex is a powerful human need. Once abused, it easily becomes your addiction. Sex addiction is a common problem. Three to 6% of American adults is considered sex addicts (CNN, 2008) and their behaviors are filled with denial and guilt.

So, learn how to enjoy the freedom of having sex without becoming addicted. Don’t hesitate to seek professional help if you think and feel you’re turning yourself into someone you’re not because of compulsive sex activities such as BDSM, masturbation, rape and incest.

Come to think of it, folks! Sex feels better when you do it the right way at the right time.

DDC Psych Circle Batch 2006 Celebrates Reunion 2016

After weeks of planning, the psychology graduates of Davao Doctors College Batch 2006 celebrated their reunion in World Palace KTV in Davao City.

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Only five arrived but nobody cares. All of us had fun. Reunion wasn’t all about the quantity of attendees but it’s more about the quality of the moment shared together ten years after the graduation.

We made things happen not only by words but both in words and actions. It’s raining too that night. It’s cold especially inside the Outer Space room. However, as people say, the show must go on.

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Three of them were even busy moms – namely Ella, Dorreen and Hazel. Two of the mentioned had three kids. For the meantime, they left them with their yayas at home to celebrate. Hats-off to you, moms!

As for Mitchell, he clearly wanted to finally marry the girl of his dreams to settle down. And there’s Dean. Woah, he’s a smiling kid. Jeez, at 32, he’s still holding a toy made for kids 28 years younger than him lol.

‘Til the next time, Sigmund Freuds. MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY 2017!

Albert Ellis’ 10 Irrational Beliefs

Albert Ellis is an American psychologist who died on the 24th of July 2007. He was named as the second most influential psychotherapist in history next to Cal Rogers. In his book entitled “A Guide to Rational Living,” he enumerated the ten irrational beliefs which make people unhappy (along with the page numbers).

1.) The idea that you must have love or approval from all the significant people in your life (101).

2.) The idea that you absolutely must be thoroughly competent, adequate, and achieving or The idea that you must be competent or talented in some important area (115).

3.) The idea that other people absolutely must not act obnoxiously and unfairly, and, that when they do, you should blame and damn them, and see them as bad, wicked, or rotten individuals (127).

4.) The idea that you have to see things as being awful, terrible, and catastrophic when you are seriously frustrated or treated unfairly (139).

5.) The idea that you must be miserable when you have pressures and difficult experiences; and that you have little ability to control, and cannot change, your disturbed feelings (155).

6.) The idea that if something is dangerous or fearsome, you must obsess about it and frantically try to escape from it (163).

7.) The idea that you can easily avoid facing many difficulties and self-responsibilities and still lead a highly fulfilling existence (177).

8.) The idea that your past remains all-important and because something once strongly influenced your life, it has to keep determining your feelings and behavior today (187).

9.) The idea that people and things absolutely must be better than they are and that it is awful and horrible if you cannot change life’s grim facts to suit you (197).

10.) The idea that you can achieve maximum happiness by inertia and inaction or by passively and uncommittedly enjoying yourself (207).

Source: Chris Flannery