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Q&A: How Do I “Get Into It” After Forced Sexual Experiences?

“Tuning out” from sex is a survival response to non-consensual sex. It becomes kind of an automatic response so that later, even when you’re having sex with someone who you actually want to have sex with and consent to have sex with, it can be easy to slip into that same pattern and not really be present.

Q&A: My Husband And I Have A Power Struggle When It Comes To Sex

Sometimes couples engage in power struggles without talking about it. People may withhold sex from one another as punishment or perhaps they may give in to sex, but act as if they’re not enjoying it as a way of getting back at their partner.