Sexual disgust: What to do when sex feels dirty or gross

May 20,2021

Does sex feel dirty to you?

Sex is not exactly a “clean” act. It can get pretty slippery, sticky, and messy.

But for some people, it feels much more emotional. The feeling that sex is ‘dirty’ or ‘gross’ actually prevents them from having a happy and healthy sex life.

Sexual Disgust: When Sex Is Dirty Or Gross

If you’ve ever felt grossed out by sex, your body, or your partner’s body, you may wonder if there’s something wrong with you. 

But it actually makes a ton of sense that most of us have negative associations with sex and our bodies. How could we not, with all of the negative messages we receive? 

So what can you do to shift your mindset? Today we’re talking all about how to overcome your negative beliefs about sex.

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I'm Vanessa Marin, a sex therapist and writer specializing in helping you have more fun in the bedroom.

I have bachelor’s degrees in human sexuality and sociology from Brown University, and a master’s degree in counseling psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies. I’m also a licensed psychotherapist. I’ve been working in the sex therapy field since 2002 and have been featured by The New York Times, O: The Oprah Magazine, Real Simple, and many more.

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