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Although there has been some increased visibility in professional counseling literature pertaining to LGBTQ+ issues, gaps still exist. One such omission is how LGBTQ+ sexual wellbeing is negatively influenced by substance use. This commentary briefly reviews ways LGBTQ+ sexual wellbeing is negatively impacted by substance use. We provide commentary on how counselors may bolster sexual wellbeing when working with LGBTQ+ substance users and highlight gaps in counseling research. Lastly, recommendations for integrating this content into counselor training are provided.
Chaney, M. P., & Urhahn-Schmitt, N. (2023). LGBTQ+ Substance Use and Sexual Health and Wellbeing: A Special Commentary. Journal of Counseling Sexology & Sexual Wellness: Research, Practice, and Education, 4 (2), 66-69. https://doi.org/10.34296/04S11078