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Does American Culture Sexually Repress Women? - Dr. Clark (VIDEO)

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Dr. Clark discusses why she believes all cultures sexually represses women.

Dr. Clark:
I think all cultures do. I think it’s a universal--we are very judgmental about female sexuality. It’s longstanding, it’s probably tens of thousands of years that it’s been going on so we are so used to it; we can’t see it. It’s as thick as, it’s as present as the air we breath and whether, and it’s easy to look at another culture and say, “Wow, that’s really different,” but I think it’s pervasive.

And I think it has harmed males. I think they, males have, they are hampered by females not finding an interest in sex, not being able to see sex as a physical activity, you know, to not enjoy sex and it’s not good for either party.

So, all true benefits are mutual. I think there would be a benefit for both should we allow the training and get the correct information to the female so that she can explore her body and make reasonable choices as to how she shares it.

About Dr. Mary M. Clark, Ph.D.:
Mary McGinn Clark, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist (PSY17897), Marriage and Family Therapist (MFC17748) and an AASECT Certified Diplomate in Sex Therapy with over 25 years of experience working with people. She addresses sexuality, relationship and intimacy concerns for individuals and couples. She has taught at the University of San Diego, SDSU, MiraCosta and Grossmont Community Colleges and presented material at UCSD and at professional conventions.

Visit Dr. Clark at San Diego Sexual Medicine at Alvarado Hospital

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