As therapists, our primary ethical guideline is do no harm. Our second is to honor our clients’ autonomy and freedom of choice. As healers, this becomes most important when working with clients around sexuality and sexual expression. Sex positivity is a relatively new attitude born out of a sexual revolution against the conservative forces trying to inhibit our increasingly free sexual expression thanks to birth control, equality of the sexes, and greater acceptance of homosexuality.
Sex-positive practitioners helping our clients heal from harmful expressions of sexuality (disease, incest, rape, assault) are the leaders of a movement working to change the world’s attitude towards sexual expression, one person at a time.
For more reading and an in-depth discussion, don’t miss Alexandra Katehakis’ article on this topic on HuffingtonPost: Is the Sexual Healing Movement the New Sexual Revolution?