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EXERCISE XXXVI.A

JOURNAL OF SEXUAL THOUGHTS, FANTASIES, CONFLICTS

This exercise helps you become more aware of your own sexual thoughts, feelings, fantasies, and desires. If we experience conflict over our sexual feelings, we tend to repress those feelings and try to deny their existence. Try to overcome a natural tendency toward inhibiting the expression of these thoughts and feelings. Remember, at this point you are only writing about what you think and feel, you are not acting on these impulses without thought or consideration of values. To clarify your own sexuality, you first need to identify the naturally occurring urges and desires within you. 1.

Journal Task: Use the form to enter information on a daily basis regarding your sexual thoughts, any accompanying trigger situations that stimulate those thoughts or fantasies, the degree of arousal you experience associated with your sexual thoughts, and finally, describe any internal moral conflict that may inhibit these thoughts or internal approval that may encourage these thoughts.

Entry 1 Day / Date

Sexual Thoughts

and Time: Trigger Situation

Degree of Arousal

1 None

Internal Conflict or Approval

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SEXUAL IDENTITY CONFUSION

2

3

4

5 Very Strong

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