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Rubber Band Therapy

Jim Burroway

November 2nd, 2007

Yes, there really is such thing as “Rubber Band Therapy.” It was popularized in ex-gay circles by Bill Consiglio’s book, Homosexual No More. You’re suppose to wear a rubber band around your wrist and snap it whenever you see a hot guy walking by. Or whenever you imagine a hot guy walking by. Or just whenever:

Every time you catch yourself watching someone erotically or engaging in fantasy, snap the band. This will cause a moderate stinging pain, which serves as a shocking reminder of what you are doing. This should help you interrupt the spell. (p. 90)

It doesn’t work. Go figure. Here’s the latest from Wayne Besen’s Truth Wins Out:

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Excerpt from Consiglio’s book courtesy of Wayne Besen.



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[…] The sample handout does not elaborate on how participants are to achieve the goal of “liv[ing] with SSA” (a topic reserved for future lessons), though based on Consiglio’s past advice, one wonders if it includes employment of the rubber band technique. […]

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