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Jessie Ripes

Jessie is a junior at the University of Miami (FL) who is thrilled to be an intern for the 2021 Psychotherapy Internship Program. Currently working towards a Bachelor of Science in Public Health and Psychology, she hopes to become a clinical psychologist and a certified sex therapist. She is passionate about empowering women to speak up in a professional and a personal setting
Does Hookup Culture Impact Mental Health?

Does Hookup Culture Impact Mental Health?

The History of Hookup Culture Hookup culture is a relatively new acceptance and encouragement of casual sexual encounters outside of romantic, committed relationships. The rise of hookup culture can be attributed to many societal shifts, but the somewhat recent waves...

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How to Get Over a Breakup and Move On

How to Get Over a Breakup and Move On

There’s no one size fits all approach to getting over a breakup. This can feel especially true if there wasn’t anything necessarily wrong with the relationship.It can be really tricky to know how to accept a breakup and begin moving on from it. Not all relationships...

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Using Mindfulness to Have Mind-Blowing Sex

Using Mindfulness to Have Mind-Blowing Sex

Mindfulness is an exercise that encourages you to be completely focused on the present moment. It is a state of meditation where you pay close attention to your feelings and sensations in the current moment with no judgement or interpretation. Not only does...

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The Pros and Cons of Social Media on Sexuality

The Pros and Cons of Social Media on Sexuality

In today’s day and age, people live in a digital world. Even within the past 5 years, social media use has increased by a dramatic 93%. There were over 3.81 billion users of social media sites in 2020 on platforms such as Facebook, Instagram Twitter, and Snapchat to...

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13 Tips for How to Heal From a Toxic Relationship

13 Tips for How to Heal From a Toxic Relationship

Toxic relationships can be different for everyone. They don't always tart out toxic, so it can be tricky to identify if you are in an unhealthy relationship. Even if you have identified it, it can be really hard to leave the partner for many different reasons. While...

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12 Tell-Tale Signs of a Toxic Relationship

12 Tell-Tale Signs of a Toxic Relationship

Toxic relationships can be tricky to navigate, and it can be difficult to know when to leave a long-term relationship.  It can also be a challenge to recognize the signs of a toxic relationship, if you’ve invested a lot of time into it - especially because not all...

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