“Fifty Shades of Grey” — We read it.

Fifty Shades of Grey, by E L James is really fun. The trilogy tells the story of a recent college graduate, Anastasia Steele and her wealthy, handsome CEO boyfriend named Christian Grey. As their courting progresses, Mr. Grey exposes Ms. Steele to the wonders of BDSM (bondage/discipline, dominance/submission and sadism/masochism ). For some readers this …

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A funny thing happened at the airport…

Last Wednesday I was heading off to Chicago to speak at a sex therapy and research conference. Yes, Virginia, there is such a thing as sex therapy and research conferences (for the record, many of them are not nearly as much fun as they sound, or as they could be, so don’t go Googling and …

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Dodson debate.

An interesting thing happened at Yale a few weeks ago. Betty Dodson, a feminist, bisexual, 84 year old, champion of free love and sexual diversity, debated an Orthodox traditional Jewish 21 year old at the Yale political Union. The Yale Political Union is the nation’s largest student debating society where students engage each other as …

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Newlywed’s guide to intimacy.

In my work at the Center I frequently see “Torah observant” women who are struggling with sexual and relationship issues in a new marriage. They are from a community where certain rules and rituals must be observed. A new book called The Newlywed’s Guide to Physical Intimacy has just come out by Jennie Rosenfeld, PhD …

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Let’s get it on.

The Guide to Getting it On is a book by Paul Joannides. He describes himself as a research psychoanalyst and he writes a blog regularly for Psychology Today called “As You Like It”. He deals with a lot of important issues in both his book and in his blog, however his style in the book …

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Welcome to Better Sex Blog

Welcome to Better Sex Blog. This blog was created by some of the world’s leading experts in the field of sexual health.  Michael A. Werner, MD, FACS, a board-certified, fellowship-trained urologist whose practice is limited to sexual dysfunction and male infertility; Bat Sheva Marcus, LMSW, MPH, PhD and Clinical Director of The Medical Center for Female …

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