This workshop explores the various reasons why men, who do not identify as gay, may have sex with men. This workshop focuses on straight men who have sex with me, men who have sex with men. While this sexual classification is emerging and becoming more prominent in both the academic and clinical realms, many health care professionals are still largely confused and unaware of some of the complexities and scenarios that exist among a population that does not fit neatly into the over-simplified understandings that traditionally exist around sexual orientation, sexual identity, sexual attraction and sexual pathology. Other than simply being “in the closet”, the presentation reviews some of the common scenarios and categories of men who fall into the emerging sexual classification of male sexual fluidity, who may not identify as gay or bisexual. Attention will be given to the some of the particular struggles of women whose partners have sex with men.
- Explain the common categories and scenarios of male sexual fluidity who do not identify as gay or bisexual.
- Describekink and fetish dynamics and how they contribute to male sexual fluidity.
- Discuss t clinical implications in the context of treating sex addicts who are MSM, his partner, and the couple.
Psychotherapist Joe Kort, PhD, LMSW, is the clinical director and founder of The Center for Relationship and Sexual Health in Royal Oak, Michigan. He is a board-certified clinical sexologist, author of four books, lecturer and facilitator of therapeutic workshops. Throughout his 36 years of private practice, he successfully has utilized varying therapy modalities to help hundreds of individuals and couples improve their lives and strengthen their relationships.
Dr. Kort specializes in marital problems and conflicts; mixed orientation marriages; male sexuality and sexual health concerns; “sex addiction,” out-of-control sexual behaviors; sexual identity issues; childhood sexual abuse; LGBTQIA Affirmative Therapy; and Imago Relationship Therapy.
He is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), a safe and effective treatment that can help patients who have suffered for years from anxiety, distressing memories, nightmares, insomnia, abuse or other traumatic events.
Dr. Kort obtained his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan, with a dual major in psychology and social work. He earned master’s degrees in social work and psychology from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, and a doctorate (PhD) in Clinical Sexology from the American Academy of Clinical Sexologists.