Sexual dysfunction: suffering x 2.

Usually my posts explore the experience and impact that sexual dysfunction can have on a woman’s sex life, confidence, and general well-being. In this post, I’d like to shift gears to the experience of the partner, who is often suffering too and may feel stuck. If that’s you, then you may have a whole bunch of …

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Sex is like a cup of tea?

I must admit that all of the conversations around “consent” regarding sex have had me bewildered. It just doesn’t seem like such a complicated idea. If someone is not saying “yes”, that would seem pretty straight-forward. Well clearly Craig Carillo, the producer of this 3 minute video Understand Consent With the Help of Stick Figures …

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Flibanserin.

Dr. Steven Snyder is a sex therapist as well as a medical doctor and wrote this excellent article about Flibanserin in Psychology Today, the so-called “pink viagra” for women. Professionals working in the field of female sexual health are anxiously awaiting the FDA’s decision on whether or not they will approve Flibanserin. Dr. Snyder ascertains …

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It’s how to fight.

Dr. John Gottman is an MIT-trained mathematician and psychologist who has spent decades observing couples and drawing evidence-based conclusions on the common patterns in healthy, loving relationships that last. In his observations of couples and the way they relate during conflict, Dr. Gottman asserts: “The issue isn’t whether you fight with each other, it’s how …

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The real “Hollywood” sex scene.

Often when I’m speaking, I will point out that sex is just not like what they show in the movies.  You know, we’ve all seen those great scenes where the clothes have no buttons or zippers to contend with, the penis finds its way into the vagina with no hand guiding it (kind of like …

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