Homosexual Sexual Drugs
I am often surprised when I am asked if we offer Gay Sexual Medicine (as if who a person has sex with determines sexual function). The short answer is “Yes,” but then I am really uncomfortable with that answer too! We work in Sexual Medicine – Period. Gay, bi, straight, pansexual, asexual, omnisexual, whatever – The labels just don’t matter. The gender doesn’t really matter either. If you need help, we’re here to help.
But I get it. I understand where the question is usually coming from. For many patients, their experience with doctors and sexual issues has been fraught with trauma. It is hard for most people to talk to their doctor about sexual issues. When someone is in a sexual minority, that conversation can be terrifying. Unfortunately, I have heard too many stories from patients and their harrowing experiences with doctors who were less than sensitive about patient concerns.
So, when I am asked about Gay Sexual Medicine, I’m hearing the unspoken question of “Am I safe to come to your practice?” “Is my sexuality going to be a problem?” “Will I be made to feel bad/awkward/perverted/weird/marginalized/dehumanized/unaccepted if I come to Maze for help?”
The answer is a resounding affirmation of who you are, your sexuality, your sexual expression, and of you! One of the first appointments is where the patient sits down with a therapist and we figure out where we can help and what treatment goals are. We don’t tell the patient what our goals are – we listen to them and align our goals with the patient’s desires. For any sexual questions or concerns, contact us for a free phone consultation. We will work to help you have the best sex life possible. Who you decide to have sex with is up to you!