© 2014 by Antoinette Izzo

December 9, 2014

I kind of live a double life. Most of the time, I live the life of a sexologist, anthropologist, and generally self-reflective person just trying to find my way in the world. During the summer, I put on my uniform and live the life of GySgt Izzo at my military unit in...

December 5, 2014

In many shamanic societies, if you came to a medicine person complaining of being disheartened, dispirited, or depressed, they would ask one of four questions. When did you stop dancing? When did you stop singing? When did you stop being enchanted by stories? When did...

December 4, 2014

The question: Why is "intimacy" an outcast in coversations about veteran wellness? Why, instead, are matters of intimacy ignored altogether or otherwise couched strictly in medicalized terms? (For some background on what is meant by "the medicalization of sexuality," a...

December 3, 2014

Next weekend (December 11-12, 2014), the Bob Woodruff Foundation is hosting the "Intimacy After Injury" convening in Washington D.C. I should be excited about this, right? Anyone truly committed to improving the intimate and sexual wellness of wounded warriors should b...

May 1, 2013

Sex Researcher. Sex Nerd. Sex, Sex, Sex...

 

My academic credentials are misleading. Although I have a doctoral degree in Human Sexuality and have spent many years more deeply engrained in the study of sex than most people I know, I cringe at the idea of being considered...

January 30, 2012

There’s a scene in the movie The Notebook in which Allie comes clean to Lon (her fiancé) about being in love with Noah (her true love). In context, Allie has just come back to Lon after spending a number of passionate days reconnecting with Noah; she is torn about what...

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