Author: Dr. Michael Stokes

About Dr. Michael Stokes

Dr. Michael Stokes is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and AASECT Certified Sex Therapist in Rhode Island and a Licensed Professional Counselor in Connecticut who has a Doctorate in Professional Counseling and Supervision.

Dr. Stokes serves as a professional consultant for the Between Us Clinic. He is available for online teletherapy sessions. He also writes and reviews professional materials and articles.

In his private clinic, Dr. Stokes enjoys working with individuals and couples of all genders and sexual orientations who need additional support. He has years of experience providing sex therapy and can treat an array of sexual and intimacy disorders.

Viagra for Performance Anxiety – Does It Help?

Man thinking about taking Viagra for his performance anxiety

Viagra can help sexual performance anxiety but not in all cases. It usually depends on the underlying cause of the performance anxiety and its severity. For instance, if performance anxiety is caused by physical erectile dysfunction, then yes., Viagra should work. It will help treat the physical aspects of erectile dysfunction, and therefore help the man regain his erection, restore his confidence and fix performance … Continue reading Viagra for Performance Anxiety – Does It Help? »

Does Masturbating Help You Last Longer?

Man in bed happy because he can last longer

Yes – masturbating can help you last longer in bed! There are two ways in which masturbating can help you last longer (but one is more recommended than the other): Masturbate before sex and take advantage of the refractory period Use masturbation exercises such as the squeeze technique and the stop-start method (also known as edging) to improve your stamina How can masturbating before sex … Continue reading Does Masturbating Help You Last Longer? »

Does Masturbation Cause Premature Ejaculation?

Man in bed thinking that masturbation has caused him to have premature ejaculation

No – masturbation does not cause premature ejaculation. Some men fear that frequent or excessive masturbation can cause premature ejaculation. But generally speaking, masturbating is a normal healthy activity that should not cause any issues. But if you train yourself to ejaculate quickly during masturbation that could become a fixed habit. In fact, one of the causes for premature ejaculation is men practicing “rushed” masturbation … Continue reading Does Masturbation Cause Premature Ejaculation? »

Porn Addiction – Is It Real and What to Do About It?

Learn what porn addiction is, what are the signs, and how can you stop porn addiction once and for all. Porn addiction is a debatable subject and not all experts agree that it is a real addiction. Still, there are an increasing number of people who are having trouble stopping watching porn. If you feel like you are unable to stop watching porn even when … Continue reading Porn Addiction – Is It Real and What to Do About It? »

Mindfulness Meditation for Erectile Dysfunction

man practicing mindfulness meditation for erectile dysfunction

Learn how mindfulness meditation can help treat erectile dysfunction and sexual performance anxiety Meditation is a spiritual technique that is originally drawn from ancient Buddhist traditions. In recent decades leading psychologists have studied this technique and found out that it is incredibly powerful when used as a therapeutic tool. Meditation is helpful in developing a human quality called “mindfulness”. Developing higher levels of mindfulness is … Continue reading Mindfulness Meditation for Erectile Dysfunction »

Guided Imagery for Erectile Dysfunction – How to Beat Psychological ED?

A man listening to a guided imagery recording for erectile dysfunction

Guided imagery is a powerful therapeutic technique that can help men beat psychological erectile dysfunction that is caused by performance anxiety. In this article we’ll explain what guided imagery for ED is, how does it work and talk about how can you practice it? What is guided imagery for erectile dysfunction? Guided imagery is a visualization exercise in which you listen to a script that … Continue reading Guided Imagery for Erectile Dysfunction – How to Beat Psychological ED? »

How to Stop Masturbating and End Masturbation Addiction

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Learn how to resist the urge and quit chronic masturbation Masturbation is usually a normal and healthy activity. Most people begin to masturbate in their teenage years and continue to do so as adult. Masturbation can relive stress and anxiety, help us explore our sexuality, and even protect your prostate. But, in some cases, masturbation can become compulsive. While compulsive sexual behaviors, such as chronic … Continue reading How to Stop Masturbating and End Masturbation Addiction »

Sexless Marriage – Advice for No Sex Marriage or Relationship

A woman in s sexless marriage sitting at bed disappointed from her husband

For some couples a sexless marriage can be a serious problem which can often lead to a breakup or divorce. In this article we will talk about the common causes and try to give some advice to couples who are looking for help. But first, what is a sexless marriage? Well, a sexless marriage is defined as “couples who aren’t engaging in sexual activity or … Continue reading Sexless Marriage – Advice for No Sex Marriage or Relationship »

Sexual Performance Anxiety and Erectile Dysfunction

man lying in bed thinking about sexual performance anxiety erectile dysfunction

Many men are troubled by sexual performance anxiety. Learn about its’ true causes, symptoms and what can you do to get your sex life back on track! Have you ever felt nervous or anxious before or during sex, that you just couldn’t perform? Well, Sexual performance anxiety is one of the most common sexual issues. How common is sexual performance anxiety? Well, it is estimated … Continue reading Sexual Performance Anxiety and Erectile Dysfunction »