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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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Oct 31, 2017

Welcome to episode 43 of the Sexology Podcast, today I am delighted to welcome back Dr. Lisa Wade. In this episode, we talk about the difference between sex and gender, external and internal factors that may influence gender identity and the double standards that exist in society when dealing with gender identity issues.

 

Lisa Wade is an associate professor of sociology at Occidental College. Her newest book, American Hookup, is about the emergence and character of the culture of sex that dominates college campuses today.

 

Before receiving her PhD in sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Lisa earned an MA in human sexuality from NYU and a BA in philosophy from the University of California-Santa Barbara.

 

Lisa has authored over a dozen academic research articles and a textbook on the sociology of gender. She also actively contributes to media, writing extensively for non-academic audiences and appearing on television and radio.

 

In this episode, you will hear:

 

  • The difference between sex and gender
  • Gender identity and sexual orientation – is there a relationship between them?
  • External and internal factors that can influence gender identity
  • What it means to identify as gender non-confirming
  • The relationship between biological and societal factors that can affect our gender identity
  • How societal intuitions of power try to keep the status quo to protect their own power
  • Parenting and gender identity
  • The double standards that exist in society when dealing with gender identity issues

 

Resources

https://lisa-wade.com

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30231781-american-hookup

email: lwade@oxy.edu

 

Oct 24, 2017

Welcome to episode 42 of the Sexology Podcast, my guest today is Dr. Anita Johnson. In this episode, Dr. Anita Johnson shares with us how to heal your relationship with your body and reclaim power of feminine energy. 

Anita Johnston, Ph.D., is a Depth Psychologist and author of Eating in the Light of the Moon, which has been published in six languages. She is the co-creator of the online course, Light of the Moon Café which is an interactive “workbook” and women’s support circle for Eating in the Light of the Moon, and she is the author of a book chapters and other professional journal articles.

She has been working in the field of women’s issues and disordered eating for over 35 years and is currently the Clinical Director of ‘Ai Pono Hawaii which has outpatient eating disorder programs in Honolulu, the Big Island of Hawaii, and a residential treatment program in Maui.

Dr. Johnston provides individual consultations online, and conducts Soul Hunger workshops and professional trainings around the world, using metaphor and storytelling, along with her training as a clinical psychologist, to address the complex issues that underlie struggles with eating, weight, and body image.

In this episode, you will hear:

  • Why women today are dissatisfied with their image
  • How feminine energy is connected to the earth
  • Understanding your intuition and instinct
  • The resonation people feel with her book “Eating In The Light Of The Moon”
  • How food habits are linked to sexual desires and behaviours
  • The power of feminine energy and the need to understand it better
  • The need to have better support networks around ourselves

 

Resources

www.DrAnitaJohnston.com

www.LightoftheMoonCafe.com

DrAJ1@aol.com

Anita@LightoftheMoonCafe.com

 

Oct 17, 2017

Welcome to episode 41 of the Sexology Podcast. Today I am joined by Dr. Kelifern Pomeranz who talks to us about male sexual arousal, the common causes for sexual dysfunction and the pros and cons of using PED5 inhibitors.

 

Dr. Pomeranz is a licensed clinical psychologist and sex therapist with a practice in Silicon Valley. In addition to her private practice, she also works as a staff psychologist at Stanford University. Dr. Pomeranz earned her doctorate in clinical psychology in the Bay Area and has worked in a number of diverse settings, including the San Francisco jail, Salvation Army rehabilitation center, and UC Davis Medical System. She spent 9 years at the Boston VA, focusing on substance use disorders, sexual trauma, and out of control sexual behaviors.

 

Dr. Pomeranz recognizes the importance between sexual and emotional well-being and believes that not enough clinicians are talking with their clients about this important topic. In her private practice in Menlo Park she treats individuals who are struggling with a variety of sexual health concerns, including erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, desire discrepancy, genito-pelvic pain, female orgasmic disorder, penetration disorders, sexual trauma, gender/sexual identity, and alternative sexual lifestyles. In addition, Dr. Pomeranz treats substance use disorders and other addictive behaviors, including out-of-court sexual behaviors, utilizing a harm reduction model. Dr. Pomeranz is a member of AASECT and Bay Area Open Minds.

 

In this episode, you will hear:

 

  • Gender differences with sexual arousal
  • Does penal erection hardness correspond to arousal?
  • Common causes for sexual dysfunction in men
  • What you can do as partner to help with erectile dysfunction
  • The link and misconceptions around ageing and erectile dysfunction
  • How certain medications can be harmful to people’s relationships
  • The feelings of shame that can occur around this issue
  • Ways in which you can approach and support your partner through this

 

Resources

https://www.drpomeranz.com

Oct 10, 2017

Welcome to episode 40 of the Sexology Podcast, my guest today is Gigi Engle! In this episode, Gigi discusses why some sexual fantasies are common, and whether they should stay as fantasies or manifest into a reality!

 

Gigi Engle is a writer and sex educator. She was the head sex and dating writer for Elite Daily and Thrillist Media Group before launching a career in freelance writing and sex education. She's written and reported for a variety of magazines and websites including Cosmopolitan, Elle, Teen Vogue, Marie Claire, Glamour, Brides and many more.

 

Gigi teaches classes and workshops focused on sex ed basics like Vibrator 101 to Buttplugs for Beginners to feminist topics like Vulva Confidence and The Orgasm Gap. She is currently working on her first book, a feminist sex guidebook, with St. Martin's Press, an imprint of MacMillen.

In this episode, you will hear:

  • Where our sexual fantasies come from
  • How you can learn more about your sexual template from fantasies
  • Rape fantasies: why people have them
  • Recommendations on what to share or not share with your partner when it comes to fantasies
  • Why just because you have a fantasy, doesn’t mean you want it to happen
  • Having good communication with your partner to avoid shame
  • Making compromises with your partner for sexual fantasies
  • How the media and pornography can form some of our fantasies

For more great content please check out www.sexologypodcast.com

 

Resources

http://missgigiengle.com

http://www.jsm.jsexmed.org/article/S1743-6095(15)30944-9/fulltext

Oct 3, 2017

Welcome to episode 39 of the Sexology Podcast, my guest today is Laurie Mintz, Ph.D. who talks to us about orgasms, the different types of women's orgasm, common factors that may attribute to not experiencing orgasms and the importance to have open communication to improve your sexual life.

Dr. Laurie Mintz is an author, therapist, professor and speaker whose life’s work has been committed to helping people live fuller, richer lives through the art and science of psychology. 

As a tenured Professor at the University of Florida, she teaches the Psychology of Human Sexuality to hundreds of undergraduate students each year. She also teaches and mentors graduate students, helping them find their own niche as psychologists. Dr. Mintz has published over 50 research articles in academic journals and six chapters in academic books. She has received numerous professional and teaching awards, and is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association.

Dr. Mintz is the author of two popular and highly acclaimed books—both written with the aim of empowering women sexually: Becoming Cliterate: Why Orgasm Equality Matters and How to Get it (HarperOne, 2017) and A Tired Woman’s Guide to Passionate Sex: Reclaim Your Desire and Reignite Your Relationship (Adams Media, 2009).

With this same goal of providing scientifically-accurate, sex-positive information to enhance female pleasure, Dr. Mintz also writes a popular Psychology Today blog. She also gives presentations and workshops to professionals and lay audiences and is often quoted in national and international media. For over 25 years, Dr. Mintz has also maintained a small private practice. One of her greatest honors is to help clients reach their goals and to live fuller, more authentic lives.

In this episode, you will hear:  

  • How to know whether you’ve reached orgasm or not
  • The different types of orgasm women can have
  • How most women need clitoral stimulation to orgasm
  • The different standards that exist between women and men on the issue
  • Common factors that can attribute to not experiencing orgasm
  • Feelings of shame that can occur through not being able to orgasm
  • Potential evolutionary benefits of having orgasms
  • The importance to have open communication to improve your sexual life

 

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Resources

http://drlauriemintz.com

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0062484389

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