© 2014 by Antoinette Izzo

Military Sexuality & Intimacy in the News
 
Sexual Problems Are Common Among Veterans With PTSD
Matthew Tull
June 10, 2017
https://www.verywell.com/sexual-problems-in-veterans-with-ptsd-2797447
 
The Impact of Trauma on Marital Sexuality
April 5, 2017
https://www.onlyyouforever.com/impact-trauma-marital-sexuality/
Veteran battles with PTSD's affect on intimate realtionships
Donovan Long, WVLT News
January 18, 2017
http://www.local8now.com/content/news/Veteran-battles-with-PTSDs-affect-on-intimate-realtionships-411123695.html
For Veterans, Trauma Of War Can Persist In Struggles With Sexual Intimacy
Ailsa Chang, NPR
January 1, 2017
http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/01/01/507749611/for-veterans-trauma-of-war-can-persist-in-struggles-with-sexual-intimacy
 
Breaking the Ice: Interdisciplinary Treatment of Sex and Intimacy Issues in veterans with Co-morbid TBI and PTSD from the Iraq and Afghanistan Conflicts
Nicole Randall & Matthew Golley
December 16, 2017
http://traumapsychnews.com/2016/12/breaking-the-ice/
 
How PTSD Can Lead to Sexual Dysfunction
Laura Tedesco
April 21, 2015
http://www.menshealth.com/health/ptsd-causes-sexual-dysfunction?fullpage=true
 
The Other Invisible Wounds: Sex & The Military Conference 2015
Arly Nguyen
April 13, 2015
http://socialworklicensemap.com/the-other-invisible-wounds-sex-the-military-conference-2015/
Wounded troops battle obstacles to sex and intimacy
Patricia Kime
December 30, 2014
http://www.militarytimes.com/story/military/2014/12/29/iraq-afghanistan-veterans-genital-injuries/20479715/
 
The Injury Afflicting Veterans That No One Wants to Talk About
Tessa Poppe
December 23, 2014
http://taskandpurpose.com/injury-afflicting-veterans-no-one-wants-talk/
 
A Company Helping Wounded Veterans Get the Hot Sex They Deserve
October 30, 2014
http://blog.filthydirty.com/veterans-ptsd-or-paralyzed-sex/
 
How to Re-Establish Intimacy After A Severe Injury
Military OneSource
http://www.militaryonesource.mil/health-wellness/marriage?content_id=268954
 
How Can PTSD Impact Sexuality and Intimacy?
Glenn W. Parkinson
http://www.brainlinemilitary.org/content/multimedia.php?id=8362
 
Veterans, Caregivers Learn to be Healing to Each Other in Innovative Warrior to Soul Mate Programs
Rob Henthorn
April 15, 2014
http://fatherhoodchannel.com/2014/04/15/veterans-caregivers-learn-to-be-healing-to-each-other-in-innovative-warrior-to-soul-mate-programs-415/
 
Sexual Problems in Veterans with PTSD
Matthew Tull, Ph.D. 

April 16, 2014

http://ptsd.about.com/od/ptsdandthemilitary/a/SexualProblemsPTSDVeterans.htm.

 

Let's Be Honest: Intimacy After Deployment

Raleigh Duttweiler

September 16, 2013

http://spousebuzz.com/blog/2013/09/lets-honest-intimacy-deployment.html

 

Military Marriages, Strained By War, Beginning to Heal

David Wood

July 3, 2013

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/03/military-marriages_n_3511780.html

 

Bob Woodruff Foundation Bestows Grant to SemperMax Support Fund, Training in Support of Sexual Health and Intimacy Clinic at WalterReed Enabled

February 8, 2013

http://sempermax.com/doc/Sexual_Health_Training_press_release_BWF_.pdf
 
Intimacy Lost: Veteran and His Wife Speak Out on Hidden Toll of War
Carol Simons

December 12, 2012

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/intimacy-lost-veteran-and-his-wife-speak-out-on-hidden-toll-of-war/

 

Sex and the Wounded Soldier
Sarah Stillman
November 12, 2012
http://www.ochbergsociety.org/magazine/2012/11/sex-and-the-wounded-soldier/
 
DoD Studies Intimacy Issues Among Combat Vets

Patricia Kime

January 19, 2012

http://www.armytimes.com/article/20120119/NEWS/201190323/

 

Injured Soldiers Struggle to Maintain Relationships, Intimacy

Elizabeth M. Lorge

May 28, 2008

http://www.army.mil/article/9393/

 

Is Sex Over? Badly Hurt Vets and Sexual Intimacy

Kimberly Hefling

May 21, 2008

http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/washington/2008-05-21-1027848609_x.htm

 

 

Critical Commentary on Medicalization of Sexuality & Sexological Training in Helping Professionals
 
The medicalization of sexuality: Conceptual, normative, and professional issues.
Tiefer, L. (1996). The medicalization of sexuality: Conceptual, normative, and professional issues. Annual Review of Sex Research, 7(1), 252-282.
 
Lack of Human Sexuality Training in the Profession of Psychology 
Minwalla, O.

June 2014

http://theinstituteforsexualhealth.com/the-lack-of-human-sexuality-education-in-the-profession-of-psychology/

Films

 
Making Love After Making War, a film (in production) about supporting intimate relationships for wounded service members, veterans, and their partners.
http://www.loveafterwar.org/about

 

Blogs

 
Reinventing Our Family, a blog by Abby Maslin about loving and learning after TBI
http://www.brainline.org/abbymaslin/
Wargasm: Sexuality, Intimacy, and Post-War Reintegration, a blog by M.B. Dallocchio (The Desert Warrior)
http://thedesertwarrior.com/blog/wargasm-sexuality-intimacy-and-post-war-reintegration
 
 
General Disability or Illness
 
Sex After a Cancer Diagnosis Is Difficult, but Not Impossible
Lorraine Kember

February 28, 2014

http://www.asbestos.com/blog/2014/02/28/sex-after-cancer/

 

Brainline.org, Preventing, treating, and living with TBI

http://www.brainline.org/index.html

 

Stages of Disability and Acceptance

Timothy E. Hornik, Captain, US Army, Retired

BlindNotAlone.com

 

 

Research & Academic References

 

Sexual Function in Female Veterans: A Review.

Rosebrock, L., & Carroll, R. (2017). Sexual Function in Female Veterans: A Review. Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, 43(3), 228-245. 

Sexual Dysfunction in Veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Breye
Tran, J.K., Dunckel, G., & Teng, E.J. (2015). Sexual Dysfunction in Veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 12(1), 847-855.
Sexual Dysfunction in Male Iraq and Afghanistan War Veterans: Association with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Other Combat‐Related Mental Health Disorders: A Population‐Based Cohort Study.
Breyer, B. N., Cohen, B. E., Bertenthal, D., Rosen, R. C., Neylan, T. C., & Seal, K. H. (2014). Sexual Dysfunction in Male Iraq and Afghanistan War Veterans: Association with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Other Combat‐Related Mental Health Disorders: A Population‐Based Cohort Study. The journal of sexual medicine, 11(1), 75-83.
Sexuality among wounded veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), and Operation New Dawn (OND): Implications for rehabilitation psychologists.
Cameron, R. P., Mona, L. R., Syme, M. L., Cordes, C. C., Fraley, S. S., Chen, S. S., ... & Lemos, L. (2011). Sexuality among wounded veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), and Operation New Dawn (OND): Implications for rehabilitation psychologists. Rehabilitation psychology, 56(4), 289.
 
Sexual dysfunction in combat veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.
Cosgrove, D. J., Gordon, Z., Bernie, J. E., Hami, S., Montoya, D., Stein, M. B., & Monga, M. (2002). Sexual dysfunction in combat veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder. Urology, 60(5), 881-884.
Male sexuality and psychological trauma: Soldiers and sexual disorder in World War I and Weimar Germany.
Crouthamel, J. (2008). Male sexuality and psychological trauma: Soldiers and sexual disorder in World War I and Weimar Germany. Journal of the History of Sexuality, 17(1), 60-84.
The impact of individual trauma symptoms of deployed soldiers on relationship satisfaction.
Goff, B. S. N., Crow, J. R., Reisbig, A. M., & Hamilton, S. (2007). The impact of individual trauma symptoms of deployed soldiers on relationship satisfaction. Journal of Family Psychology, 21(3), 344.
Sexual dysfunction in male operation enduring freedom/operation Iraqi freedom patients with severe post-traumatic stress disorder.
Hirsch, K. A. (2009). Sexual dysfunction in male operation enduring freedom/operation Iraqi freedom patients with severe post-traumatic stress disorder. Military medicine, 174(5), 520-522.
Preliminary evaluation of sexual problems in combat veterans with PTSD.
Letourneau, E. J., Schewe, P. A., & Frueh, B. C. (1997). Preliminary evaluation of sexual problems in combat veterans with PTSD. Journal of traumatic stress, 10(1), 125-132.
Erectile dysfunction among male active component service members, U.S. Armed Forces, 2004–2013
MSMR (September 2014). Erectile dysfunction among male active component service members, U.S. Armed Forces, 20014-2013. Medical Surveillance Monthly Report, 21(9), 13-16.
https://www.afhsc.mil/documents/pubs/msmrs/2014/v21_n09.pdf#Page=13 
 
The impact of sexual functioning problems on mental well-being in U.S. veterans from the Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF) conflicts.
Nunnink, S.E., Fink, D.S., Baker, D.G. (2012). The impact of sexual functioning problems on mental well-being in U.S. veterans from the Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF) conflicts. International Journal of Sexual Health, 24, 14-25.
The role of emotional numbing in sexual functioning among veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
Nunnink, S. E., Goldwaser, G., Afari, N., Nievergelt, C. M., & Baker, D. G. (2010). The role of emotional numbing in sexual functioning among veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Military medicine, 175(6), 424-428.
Breaking the silence: Supporting intimate relationships for our wounded troops and their partners: A call to action.
Satcher, D., Tepper, M. S., Thrasher, C., & Rachel, S. A. (2012). Breaking the silence: Supporting intimate relationships for our wounded troops and their partners: A call to action. International Journal of Sexual Health, 24(1), 6-13.
Male erectile disorders in Vietnam combat veterans with chronic post-traumatic stress disorder.
Solursh, L. P., & Solursh, D. S. (1994). Male erectile disorders in Vietnam combat veterans with chronic post-traumatic stress disorder. International journal of adolescent medicine and health, 7(2), 119-124.
Sexual health and quality of life among male veterans with intestinal ostomies 
Symms, M. R., Rawl, S. M., Grant, M., Wendel, C. S., Coons, S. J., Hickey, S., & Krouse, R. S. (2008). Sexual health and quality of life among male veterans with intestinal ostomies. Clinical Nurse Specialist, 22(1), 30-40.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18091126
Sexuality and Disability: The Missing Discourse of Pleasure
Tepper, M. S. (2000). Sexuality and disability: The missing discourse of pleasure. Sexuality and disability, 18(4), 283-290.
http://pdc-connection.ebscohost.com/c/articles/11303692/sexuality-disability-missing-discourse-pleasure
Genital image, sexual anxiety, and erectile dysfunction among young male military personnel.
Wilcox, S. L., Redmond, S., & Davis, T. L. (2015). Genital image, sexual anxiety, and erectile dysfunction among young male military personnel. The Journal of Sexual Medicine, 12(6), 1389-1397.