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Sexology podcast untangles the science of sex and pleasure. Each week, Dr. Nazanin Moali interviews experts, psychologists and researchers to explore the most intriguing findings in psychology of sex and intimacy. Sexology podcast will give you insight into all that you have ever wanted to know about sex but were afraid to ask. Join us in this weekly journey to examine sexuality and pleasure from a scientific perspective.
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Mar 28, 2017

Welcome to episode 12 of the Sexology Podcast, today I’m speaking to Natalie Finegood Goldberg, LMFT, CST about the issues surrounding erectile dysfunction. In this episode, Natalie talks about the causes of erectile dysfunction, its physiological and psychological factors contributing to this struggles and steps that can be taken to overcome this issue.

Natalie Finegood Goldberg is an AASECT Certified Los Angeles Sex Therapist and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFC #53017) specializing in sex therapy and psychotherapy. Working with individuals and couples, Natalie offers therapy services at her private practice in Beverly Hills. Previous work experience includes being a staff clinical associate at Center for Healthy Sex in West Los Angeles, as well as having previously worked at Cliffside Malibu, a dual diagnosis inpatient drug and alcohol rehab. Natalie was born and raised in Los Angeles and is familiar with the variety of pressures that come with living in LA. 

In addition to her degrees, Natalie has participated in a variety of trainings including a Clinical Sexology training with Dr. Patti Britton, Bridging the Couple Chasm: A Research Based Approach by Drs John and Julie Gottman, and the Sex Addiction Treatment Training Program with Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CSAT-S, CST-S. Natalie completed the rigorous requirements to become a sex therapist through the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) under the supervision of Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CSAT-S, CST-S and Dr Tammy Nelson, CST-S. Natalie is trained in EMDR Therapy with advanced training in AF-EMDR (Attachment Focused EMDR) with Dr Laurel Parnell. 

In this episode, you will hear:

  • The physical and psychological reasons why erections occur
  • How as men get older they need a mixture of physical and psychological stimulation to get an erection
  • The criteria that needs to be met to be diagnosed with erectile dysfunction
  • How erectile dysfunction is related to all sexual activity, not just for example masturbation
  • The physiological and psychological causes of erectile dysfunction
  • Why men prefer the problem to be physiological
  • How taking Viagra can make things worse if the problem is psychological
  • The effects anxiety can have in relation to erectile dysfunction
  • The impact erectile dysfunction can have on couples / relationships
  • How masturbation and pornography can affect erectile dysfunction
  • Available treatments both medically and psychologically
  • The average time treatments can take
  • The additional benefits mindfulness can bring
  • The importance of communication to help overcome this issue
  • Ways you can regain your sexual energy
  • Understanding that erectile dysfunction is a multi-layered issue that needs ongoing support

 

 

Resources

http://www.creatingchangela.com

natalie@creatingchangela.com

Mar 23, 2017

Welcome to episode 11 of the Sexology Podcast, today I’m going to talk about 4 myths around sex that I see are very common in my practice. Originally, I wanted to do 13 myths to tie in with the Persian new year but that might have taken a little while to record… So the myths I have chosen are the ones I hear most frequently in my practice, and I hope this episode will shed some light and truth on these myths.

 

In this episode, you will hear:

 

Myth 1 – Penis size dictates a woman’s sexual pleasure

 

  • The average penis size when erect is around 13cm or anywhere between 9 – 16cm
  • In inches, the average size is from 4.7 to 5.1 inches
  • How the medias idea of 7 inches being the average size is wrong
  • How shame and anxiety come into play because of this myth
  • Research shows that the size of a penis has no true physiological effect on female sexual satisfaction
  • The importance around the perceived size of a man’s penis
  • How men who perceive their penis to be small suffer from sexual confidence
  • Feeling comfortable and confident with your body and penis size to have a good sex life

 

Myth 2 – How masturbation has destructive consequences physiologically and mentally

 

  • Research shows that 60 – 94% of men have masturbated at least once, with 40 – 60% having done it in the last month
  • 43 – 85% of women have masturbated at least once, with 20 – 43% having done it in the last month
  • There’s no known negative consequences physiologically or mentally from masturbation
  • Studies have shown it helps in knowing one’s own needs for sexual pleasure, increased autonomy and body integrity improving self-esteem
  • How the myths of masturbation date back to the 17th century
  • How the majority of people continue masturbating when in a committed relationship

 

Myth 3 – Men are obsessed with sex and women don’t think about it

 

  • There’s no data to support the idea that men think about sex every 7 seconds
  • How this myth puts pressure on men to be overly sexual

 

Myth 4 – Vaginal sex is the best way for women to reach orgasm

 

  • How Freud invented the term “Vaginal Orgasm” without scientific basis
  • Most women can’t reach orgasm through vaginal penetration alone, they need clitoris stimulation and other kinds of stimulation to reach orgasm
  • How men can get frustrated because they can’t make women reach orgasm through vaginal penetration alone

 

 

Resources

http://oasis2care.com

Mar 14, 2017

Welcome to episode 10 of the Sexology Podcast, today my guest is Emily Nagoski. In this episode, Emily talks about the dual control model and how sex works in the brain, how attachment with our partners affects our sex life and the societal factors that affect women’s sexuality.

Emily is the author of the New York Times bestseller, COME AS YOU ARE: The surprising new science that will transform your sex life (Simon & Schuster, 2015). She has a Ph.D. in Health Behavior with a doctoral concentration in human sexuality from Indiana University (IU), and a Master’s degree (also from IU) in Counseling, with a clinical internship at the Kinsey Institute Sexual Health Clinic. She also has a B.A. in Psychology, with minors in cognitive science and philosophy, from the University of Delaware. While at IU, Emily worked as an educator and docent at the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex Gender and Reproduction. She also taught graduate and undergraduate classes in human sexuality, relationships and communication, stress management, and sex education. 

Emily is also the author of three guides for Ian Kerner’s GoodInBed.com: The Good in Bed Guide to Orally Pleasuring a Man, The Good in Bed Guide to Female Orgasms, and A Scientific Guide to Successful Relationships, as well as both author and narrator of Come as You Are.

A sex nerd among sex nerds, Emily has the lowest Erdős number of any sex educator in the world. She lives in western Massachusetts with two dogs, two cats, and a cartoonist. She’s funnier in real life (and hardly ever speaks in the third person).

In this episode, you will hear:

 

  • The dual control model and how sex works in the brain
  • The concept of break and accelerators
  • Sexual relevancy and the importance of context
  • How it’s easier to change our external environments rather than internal
  • Figuring out how to turn of the things that are hitting our sexual brakes
  • Eating disorders; the struggle with self-image
  • How the shame around body shape and size is more harmful than the fat itself
  • Learning to love your partner as their body naturally changes
  • How attachment with our partners affects our sex life
  • Why your brain thinks sex is more exciting at the start of a new relationship
  • Learning to be close with your partner whilst still sexually attracted
  • Societal factors that affect women’s sexuality
  • The taboo of women who love sex, e.g being called a slut
  • Why we shouldn’t live up societies standards for our sexual accelerators and brakes

Resources

http://www.thedirtynormal.com

http://emilynagoski.com/come-as-you-are

https://twitter.com/emilynagoski

Mar 7, 2017

Welcome to episode 09 of the Sexology Podcast, today my guest is Dr. Sandra LaMorgese. In this episode, Sandra speaks about how she made her journey into BDSM at the age of 55, misconceptions around the BDSM community and turning openness and vulnerability into a source of empowerment.

Sandra is an author, speaker, and CEO of Attainment Studios, a sex positive business directory website designed to bring together members of the sex-positive community, and for finding solutions for your professional and personal needs. She is an expert in communications, life transformation, authentic living, health, wellness, and intimacy.

Sandra is also an internationally featured Huffington Post blogger, a regular writer for Arianna Huffington’s new health and wellness platform Thrive Global, and among the top 10% of writer on Medium in 2016. She was listed as having the “Coolest Job in NYC” by Thrillist NYC, and her interview and photo shoot with Huffington Post ‘15 Unbelievable Photos of A 60-Year-Old Dominatrix with Her Client‘ article made the ‘MOST SHARED’, WHAT’S HOT and ‘TRENDING’ lists on The Huffington Post in the United States and Australia. 

Her recent book Switch: Time for a Change, is a memoir about how her later profession as a dominatrix ultimately allowed her to change her previously blind adherence to “the rules,” and to enter into a whole different kind of contract with a truer version of herself. Sandra was able to change her thoughts, feelings, and beliefs in order to embrace a passionate and fulfilled life.

In this episode, you will hear:

  • Sandra’s background and the different roles she’s had in her career
  • How she made her journey into being a dominatrix at 55 years of age
  • The relationship between vulnerability and authenticity
  • How the internal changes we make to ourselves can impact our surroundings
  • Exploring the unconscious through sexual play
  • How Sandra becomes present and mindful in her BDSM sessions
  • The importance of really connecting when being intimate
  • Misconceptions around the BDSM community
  • The dynamic of dominance and submission
  • How people of power like to be a submissive in BDSM
  • The connection between sexual energy and creativity
  • The importance of trusting the process with BDSM
  • Turning openness and vulnerability into a source of empowerment
  • Giving a voice to our true self
  • Overcoming boredom through excitement and curiosity

 

Resources

http://sandralamorgese.com

https://www.amazon.com/Sandra-Lamorgese-Ph-D/e/B01MCWCQZL

https://twitter.com/SandraLaMorgese

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