According to Wikipedia
The sex-positive movement is a social movement which promotes and embraces sexuality with few limits beyond an emphasis on safe sex and the importance of consent. Sex positivity is "an attitude towards human sexuality that regards all consensual sexual activities as fundamentally healthy and pleasurable, and encourages sexual pleasure and experimentation. The sex-positive movement is a social and philosophical movement that advocates these attitudes. The sex-positive movement advocates sex education and safer sex as part of its campaign." The movement generally makes no moral distinctions among types of sexual activities, regarding these choices as matters of personal preference.
To me, "sex-positive" means that I recognize that people DO have sex, they do it lots of different ways, and that as long as everyone is a consenting adult those choices are theirs to make. While I don't necessarily agree that all consensual sex is always healthy and pleasurable, I think that the ideal is to create an environment in which people feel empowered to consent to the sex which would be healthy and pleasurable for them. A common misconception about sex-positivity is that it means everyone should have lots of sex with lots of people - that's not true! Sex-positivity instead is about not assuming that sex *has* to be a negative or shameful, and instead empowering people to make their own choices about sex.
In our culture, we often get messages about people who have "too much" sex or "not enough" sex. We are told that there are certain people with whom it's "okay" to have sex and others with whom it's not. We hear about the "right way" to have sex and about all the "wrong" ways.
For me, sex-positivity, or sex in general, isn't about simplistic "right" or "wrong" ways to do things. It's much more complex than that. Here are some factors to consider:
So then how does all of this apply to therapy? Have you ever had a doctor you went to see who you felt like you couldn't be fully open with? I know I have. If you can't tell your doctor what you really do, especially when it comes to sexual health or the physical challenges that can be involved in activities like BDSM, they can't fully help you.
When you go to see a therapist, if you can't talk about certain aspects of your life you might not benefit from therapy as much as you otherwise would. Knowing that your therapist is sex-positive means you can talk about that "weird" way you have to masturbate if you want to get off or the complicated polycule you find yourself involved in. Seeing the whole person allows therapists, like me, to help you in the most efficient and effective way possible.
What are your thoughts on sex-positivity?