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Taking Sexy Back

In today’s fraught romantic and sexual landscape, women are taught to view sexiness as a status to be earned, an indicator that society has deemed them conventionally attractive enough and that they’ve successfully walked the razor’s edge between being labelled a “prude” and a “slut.”

But therapists can help clients develop a more evolved kind of sexual self-awareness.

This recording explores how women can move from an “outside-in” to an “inside-out” construction of sexuality, not dependent on how they measure up in the gaze of others, and how men can be enlisted as allies in this process.


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Alexandra Solomon
2 Hours
23 Mar, 2019
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Alexandra H. Solomon, PhD, is staff clinical psychologist, member of the teaching faculty in the marriage and family therapy graduate program, and clinical assistant professor of psychology at The Family Institute at Northwestern University. In addition to her clinical work with couples and individuals, Solomon teaches graduate and undergraduate students. One of her courses is Northwestern University’s internationally renowned “Building Loving and Lasting Relationships: Marriage 101,” which combines traditional and experiential learning to educate students about key relational issues like intimacy, sex, conflict, acceptance, and forgiveness.


She also writes a column for Psychology Today and is the author of two books—Loving Bravely: Twenty Lessons of Self-Discovery to Help You Get the Love You Want (New Harbinger, 2017) and Taking Sexy Back: How to Own Your Sexuality and Create the Relationships You Want (New Harbinger, 2020). 


Solomon’s work has been widely cited, and her articles on love and marriage have appeared in The Handbook of Clinical Psychology, The Handbook of Couple Therapy, Family Process, Psychotherapy Networker, and other top publications in psychology. Her work also appears in O Magazine and The Huffington Post, and she is a frequent interviewee and contributor for the Oprah Winfrey Network, Yahoo! Health, The Atlantic, CBS Early Show, NPR, Psychology Today, Scientific American and The Economist. She is a sought-after speaker for corporate, collegiate, and professional audiences on topics related to modern love.

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  1. Identify several ways in which therapists can help female clients create a more expansive view of their sexual selves.
  2. Examine the ways in which societal sexual standards punish women for their failure to conform for the purposes of psychoeducation.
  3. Point out several conditions that typically accompany a negative self-image to inform the clinician’s choice of treatment interventions.
  4. Illustrate how female clients might enlist the help of male allies in becoming more sex-positive.



  • Relational Self-Awareness
  • Me Too
  • Toxic Masculinity
  • Sexual Desire

Declaration vs. Reclamation

  • The Impact of Trauma
  • Reforming Sex-Education
  • Purity Culture
  • Bodily Autonomy

Reconceptualizing Consent

  • Feedback Loop
  • Reframing Male Sexuality as Non-Predatory
  • Sex as an Open-Ended, Ongoing Personal Project
  • The Evolution of Sexual Identity
  • Personal vs. Relational Empowerment

Sexual Self-Awareness Through Different Lenses

  • Culture
  • Spirit
  • Development
  • Mind
  • Body
  • Emotion
  • Relationship

Target Audience

  • Psychologists
  • Physicians
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Other Behavioral Health Professionals



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