Month: May 2021

Eugene Viljoen

Why Am I So Tired?

For the last two weeks I have heard one question more than any other. Whether clients, friends, or family members, over and over again I have heard asked some version of the same question: “why am I so tired?” This question is usually prefaced by the perceived lack of energy each person feels they are …

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Sexual Rights

OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM THE SOUTHERN AFRICAN SEXUAL HEALTHASSOCIATION REGARDING SEXUALITYAs a representative organization on sexual health and sexual rights in South Africa,SASHA is represented through it’s members belonging to the medical and medical alliedprofessions, we support and promote the sexual rights of all, as defined through thedeclaration of sexual rights from the World Association of …

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Sex Addiction: Fact or Myth

Dr Eugene Viljoen – Researchers have had a difficult time reaching a consensus about whether or not sex addiction is actually a real thing. While the condition was considered (and rejected) for inclusion in the most recent edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, scientists remain unsure what causes a clinical addiction to …

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Disability and Sexuality

Ethical and practical issues impacting on the subgroup in South Africa The aspects of a free and fulfilling sex life in the disabled has long been denied or not studied at all. The result which came about shows the disabled or people with disfigurement still experience some exclusion from being able to have a fulfilling …

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What is Borderline Personality and how does it present itself!

The symptoms of borderline personality disorder include: a recurring pattern of instability in relationships, efforts to avoid abandonment, identity disturbance, impulsivity, emotional instability, and chronic feelings of emptiness, among other symptoms. The main feature of borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a prevalent pattern of instability in interpersonal relationships, self-image, and emotions. People with borderline personality …

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Dr Eugene Viljoen answers your questions regarding auto-eroticism.

How would you define auto-eroticism in your own terms?In layman’s terms the word would refer to self-pleasuring, or sexual arousal that you induce yourself in your own body, without direct sexual stimulation from someone else. It could include masturbation. Do you think auto-eroticism (finding yourself sexy and desirable) is important for relationships to improve? Please …

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Are Some People Destined to Cheat on Their Partners? Maybe, According to Science

Lies, heartbreak, deception, disgrace and tears. Breakup sex. More tears and more breakup sex. Such is the typical narrative of a couple torn apart by infidelity.  We see this frequently in our consulting rooms. While we may be conditioned to think of the unfaithful heartbreakers among us as cold hearted narcissistic personalities, science has come …

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