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Joseph Nicolosi, a psychologist in Encino, Calif. For nearly 30 years, he has offered a "psychodynamic" form of reparative therapy for people—mostly men—seeking to change their sexual orientation. He cites the following case: A year-old married accountant was recalling another man that he had seen at the airport while on a business trip. I asked him to hold onto that image and observe his bodily sensations while staying connected to me. As he did, he felt an intense sexual longing. But as he followed that fantasy through an imaginary sexual scenario, quite unexpectedly, he then experienced an embodied shift to sadness, longing, and emptiness. In tears, he spoke of his sense of deep unworthiness.
Adolescence is the dawn of sexual attraction. It happens due to the hormonal changes of puberty. These changes involve both the body and the mind — so just thinking about someone attractive can cause physical arousal. These new feelings can be intense, confusing, sometimes even overwhelming. Teens are beginning to discover what it means to be attracted romantically and physically to others.
A blond boy confiscated the journal and yanked a bunch of pages free from the binding. Detecting and destroying FIs was how you got the gay out. He was 19 when he entered LIA for a two-week evaluation.