What is the theory behind this LGBTQ therapy worksheet?
Asexuality is a broad spectrum of sexual orientations. A basic definition of asexuality is the lack or low sexual desire towards others. Individuals with asexuality may or may not form romantic relationship but the basis of their relationship is not on sexual desire or attraction. This spectrum consists of panromantic, heteroromantic, homoromantic, demiromantic, or several other orientations.
Many families or social groups who are accepting towards diverse sexual orientation still are unaware of the prevalence of asexuality. This leads them to force their asexual members to form relationship out of fear of being left alone. This type of treatment is mentally distressing for the asexual individuals.
How will the worksheet help?
This worksheet will help asexual clients to disclose their information to their families or other social groups. They will be proactive to deal with negative reactions and also how safe it is since there is a substantial change of physical violence according to research.
How to use this worksheet?
Answer the question in their given space. Be mindful of your responses. Perform this activity in a distraction free zone. A post coming out section is provided for you to record your experience after disclosing your sexuality.
LGBTQ therapy worksheet
Anthony F. Bogaert (2015) Asexuality: What It Is and Why It Matters, The Journal of Sex Research, 52:4, 362-379, DOI: 10.1080/00224499.2015.1015713
Petra L. Doan (2007) Queers in the American City: Transgendered perceptions of urban space, Gender, Place & Culture, 14:1, 57-74, DOI: 10.1080/09663690601122309
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