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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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Jul 3, 2018

Welcome to episode 78 of the Sexology Podcast. Our guest today is Dr. Jennifer Weeks. In this episode, Dr. Weeks talks us about pornography addiction along with discussion on evidence-based treatments for out of control sexual behaviors. Also, we evaluate the differences between healthy and unhealthy reliance on pornography as a method for mood regulation.

 

Dr. Jennifer Weeks is the founder and director of Sexual Addiction Treatment Services, an out-patient treatment program for out of control sexual behavior. She has over twelve years experience treating all aspects of addiction, trauma and addiction, sexual addiction, and sex offenders. She is a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist- Supervisor, Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor, a Licensed Professional Counselor and has a Ph.D. in Psychology. Dr. Weeks is the author of the blog, Dr. Jen’s Recovery Readings as well as the prevention book, The New Age of Sex Education: How to Talk to Your Teen about Cybersex and Pornography in the Digital Age.

 

In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Weeks provides continuing education training for therapists and lectures at addiction conferences throughout the US.

  

In this episode, you will hear: 

  • The differences between non-problematic viewing of pornography vs. pathological behavior
  • Criteria for pornography addiction
  • The prevalence of pornography addiction in general population
  • Media literacy for parents and how to talk to your teen about pornography
  • Cultivating sexual health after being diagnosed with pornography addiction

 Resources:

https://www.sexualaddictiontreatmentservices  

https://www.amazon.com/New-Age-Sex-Education-Pornography/dp/1483575209 

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https://www.instagram.com/oasis2care  

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Jun 26, 2018

Welcome to episode 77 of the Sexology Podcast, today my guest is Marie-Claire Thauvette who talks to us about what inspired her to write the book "Honeymoon Playbook", why the book is helpful for couples who didn’t start off having good sex and learning to be open and communicative with your partner to allow for sexual improvements. 

 

Marie-Claire Thauvette is a familiar face in the industry, and has been featured on many podcasts, summits, radio and television shows. Her new book “The Honeymoon Playbook” is a best seller in 3 categories, and with it has really helped new and not so new couples spice up their lives in and out of the bedroom. 

 

She is also a successful entrepreneur, professional educator, and woman on a mission: to teach individuals and couples alike about the power of intimacy, sex and communication – and how to have FUN doing it. MC combines her over 30 years of teaching experience and her AASECT and ISEE Sexual Educator certifications to reignite passion in singles and couples. 

 

Marie-Claire Thauvette not only helps couples, she has a lot of fun helping daters become expert kissers, masters in sexuality, and most importantly keeping her daters accountable to find quality soul mates.   

 

In this episode, you will hear:  

 

  • What inspired Marie to write her book 
  • Why the book is helpful for couples who didn’t start off having good sex
  • Knowledge couples who haven’t had sex yet can find useful as they become sexual 
  • Learning to overcome bad sexual experiences
  • The amount of disinformation there is about sex online 
  • How you can improve your sexual skills with practice 
  • The need for very specific feedback to improve your sex life 
  • Learning to be open and communicative with your partner to allow for sexual improvements 
  • Overcoming the issue of shame to become more communicative 

 

Resources 

www.relationshipbliss.ca 

https://www.amazon.ca/Honeymoon-Playbook-scoring-romantic-honeymoon/dp/0995807000 

https://www.facebook.com/oasis2care  

https://www.instagram.com/oasis2care  

https://twitter.com/oasis2care   

 

Jun 19, 2018

Welcome to episode 76 of the Sexology Podcast. Our guest today is Rebecca Wong, LCSW-R. Rebecca talks to us about why it is difficult to talk about sex with our partners, the need to spend time with our bodies and discover what feels good and how anxiety can affect performance in the bedroom.  

 

Rebecca is a relationship therapist and consultant. She’s also the creator of Connectfulness, a research-based practice that encourages you to explore and embrace every aspect of your humanity – including everything that’s marvellous and all that’s messy. 

 

Rebecca takes you on a deep dive into that middle place between the personal and the professional, between the places you explore in therapy and the work you do in coaching.  

 

When you explore this fertile in-between space, you can make great things happen. When you truly see yourself, you create the ripple that allow you to be the change you wish to see in the world – and that invites everyone around you to do the same. 

 

In this episode, you will hear:  

 

  • Why it is difficult to talk about sex with our partners 
  • The difficulty of escaping the narrow view of what is “normal” within sexuality  
  • The need to spend time with our bodies and discover what feels good  
  • Guidance points for talking about these issues with our partners  
  • Learning to be supportive whilst being true to yourself  
  • The power dynamics that exist within couples  
  • How anxiety can affect performance in the bedroom  
  • The dynamics of masculine and feminine energy  

 

Resources 

https://connectfulness.com 

https://www.omgyes.com 

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https://www.instagram.com/oasis2care  

https://twitter.com/oasis2care   

Jun 12, 2018

Welcome to episode 75 of the Sexology Podcast, today my guest is Sophie Lucido Johnson, who talks to us about her new book Many Love: A Memoir of Polyamory and Finding Love(s), what a polyamorous lifestyle looks like to her and the difference between polyamory and open relationships.  

 

Sophie Lucido Johnson gets a lot of questions when she tells people that she’s polyamorous. Many Love is an intimate look at this often misunderstood practice: its history, its misconceptions, and Sophie’s personal transformation from serial monogamist to proud polyamorist. 

 

After trying for years to emulate her boomer parents’ forty-year and still-going-strong marriage, Sophie realized that maybe the love she was looking for was down a road less travelled. In this bold, graphic memoir, she explores her sexuality, her values, and the versions of love our society accepts and practices. Along the way, she shares what it’s like to play on Tinder side-by-side with your boyfriend, encounter—and surmount—many types of jealousy, learn the power of female friendship, and other amazing things that happened when she stopped looking for “the one.” 

 

In a lot of ways, Many Love is Sophie’s love letter to everyone she has ever cared for. Witty, insightful, and complete with illustrations, this debut provides a memorable glimpse into an unconventional life. 

 

In this episode, you will hear:  

 

  • What a polyamorous lifestyle looks like to Sophie  
  • How Sophie emphasizes the relationship whilst being polyamorous  
  • Why polyamory is a good fit for many people but not everyone 
  • Understanding you’ll have to deal with the issue of jealously when becoming polyamorous  
  • Learning how to make polyamory work within a family dynamic  
  • The difference between polyamory and open relationships 
  • The connection between polyamory and queer culture  

 

Resources 

http://www.sophielucidojohnson.com  

https://www.facebook.com/oasis2care  

https://www.instagram.com/oasis2care  

https://twitter.com/oasis2care   

Jun 5, 2018

Welcome to episode 74 of the Sexology Podcast. Our guest today is Dr. Lori A. Brotto, PhD. In this episode, Dr Brotto and I talk about using mindfulness to improve sexuality, how stress levels have impacted our sexuality and learning to use mindfulness in intimate situations.  

 

Lori A. Brotto, PhD, is a clinical psychologist, a sex researcher, and the author of Better Sex through Mindfulness: How Women Can Cultivate Desire (Greystone Books, 2018). A member of various sexuality organizations, she is also Canada's Research Chair in Women's Sexual Health and an associate editor for Archives of Sexual Behaviour. 

 

In this episode, you will hear:  

 

  • The findings that Lori has found through her work and research in this area  
  • How stress levels have impacted our sexuality  
  • The importance to reduce our stress levels to improve sexuality  
  • Learning to overcome and pass through the “honeymoon period” in a relationship  
  • Why Lori became interested in sex and mindfulness 
  • The ways in which mindfulness can improve our sexual functioning  
  • The best ways to encourage people into this practice to improve their sex life  
  • Learning to use mindfulness in intimate situations  
  • Manging and using fantasies in a healthy way  
  • Recommendations from Lori on the first steps to take using mindfulness to improve sexuality  

 

Resources 

http://www.loribrotto.com 

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https://www.instagram.com/oasis2care  

https://twitter.com/oasis2care   

May 29, 2018

Welcome to episode 73 of the Sexology Podcast, today my guest is Stephanie Buehler PsyD, CST-S, who speaks to me about the common challenges couples face during pregnancy, why many women are scared to have sex during pregnancy and recommendations on how to approach and improve communication on these sensitive subject matters. 

 

Stephanie Buehler PsyD, CST-S, is an internationally recognized licensed psychologist and AASECT-Certified Sex Therapist and Supervisor. Dr. Buehler is director of the Buehler Institute, where she provides sex and relationship therapy as well as continuing education programs. 

 

She is also part of Hoag for Her Center for Wellness, where she specializes in helping women overcome painful sex, as well as helping high-risk breast cancer patients. She has published on sexuality for both professional and lay audiences, including her books What Every Mental Health Professional Needs to Know About Sex, 2nd Edition and Sex, Love, and Mental Illness: A Couple's Guide to Staying Connected. 

 

In this episode, you will hear:  

 

  • The common challenges couples face during pregnancy  
  • How the lack of sexual drive can carry on after giving birth  
  • The ways in which pregnancy affects a woman’s libido  
  • Why many women are scared to have sex during pregnancy  
  • The unique challenges that happen during the post-partum period  
  • How many women find sex painful after giving birth  
  • Recommendations on how to approach and improve communication on these sensitive subject matters  
  • The ways in which breastfeeding can impact sexual relations 

 

Resources 

http://learnsextherapy.com 

www.LearnSexTherapy.com 

www.TheBuehlerInstitute.com 
https://www.amazon.com/Stephanie-Buehler/e/B004ANMUHO/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1 

https://www.facebook.com/oasis2care  

https://www.instagram.com/oasis2care  

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May 22, 2018

Welcome to episode 72 of the Sexology Podcast, today my guest is Alice Little who is the number one booking legal sex worker in the United States, she is 4ft 8 and works at the Moonlite Bunny Ranch.    

 

Alice writes advice articles for She Knows Media and has been a guest on the Tim Ferriss Show. She has been interviewed and featured by CNN, ABC’s Nightline, Re nery29, Quartz, Shane and Friends, and other podcasts and news outlets. She is a proponent of sex positivity and women’s rights and has marched for equality. Alice is also one of the founders of the “Hookers for Healthcare” movement, petitioning the government for effective health care that works for everyone. 

 

Alice frequently sees couples in and out of the bedroom, coaching them on how to enhance their relationships, increase the quality of their communication, and help bring intimacy back into their interactions. She hosts a weekly vidcast titled ‘Coffee with Alice,’ where she discusses sex work, fields questions, and aims to inform on all things sensual. Alice has also presented at over 50 Kink and BDSM events nationwide. 

 

In this episode, you will hear:  

  • How Alice became involved in this profession 
  • The pros and cons of being a legal sex worker 
  • The difference between a legal sex worker and prostitution 
  • Why communication is the key in this profession 
  • Working with clients and their emotions 
  • How Alice makes people comfortable if it’s their first time with a legal sex worker 
  • How couples who use legal sex workers can improve their sex lives afterwards 
  • The common misconceptions and challenges legal sex workers face 

 

Resources 

https://thealicelittle.com  

https://www.facebook.com/oasis2care  

https://www.instagram.com/oasis2care  

https://twitter.com/oasis2care   

May 15, 2018

Welcome to episode 71 of the Sexology Podcast, today my guest is Robert Cox who talks to us about the developing rape culture in our society, how we can combat objectification of men and women and the need for rape victims to know it’s ok to reach out and talk about their experiences.  

Robert Cox is a therapist in private practice in Liberty, MO.  He specializes in the treatment of Trauma, Addictions and Autism.  Robert creates a podcast providing psycho-education and mindfulness training called Mindful Recovery. In addition, he is a guest blogger on the Huffington Post.   

 

In this episode, you will hear:  

  • What is rape culture and who does it protect? 
  • Roberts experience of defending his daughter for wearing “in appropriate” clothing in school  
  • Why we shouldn’t protect anyone who has abused or raped women, even if they are close friends or relatives  
  • Making sure we don’t invalidate people’s experiences  
  • How men need to take more responsibility for their hormones and actions  
  • How we can combat objectification of men and women  
  • The role that fear and control plays within these issues  
  • The need for rape victims to know it’s ok to reach out and talk about their experiences  

 

Resources 

http://oasis2care.com/podcast/rape-culture-popular-media/  

https://www.facebook.com/oasis2care  

https://www.instagram.com/oasis2care  

https://twitter.com/oasis2care   

May 8, 2018
 

Welcome to episode 70 of the Sexology Podcast, today my guest is Robert Kandell who speaks to me about non-monogamous relationships, the pros and cons of being in a non-monogamous relationship and advice on how to approach this topic with others.  

Robert Kandell has 18 years’ experience in helping men find themselves. Through the practice of absolute approval in his teaching, he sees those parts that are hidden in their shadows. These are the fetishes, hurts, or hidden desires. He draws them out with a firm but loving hand so what was once hidden can now become internal power.  

An expert in interpersonal communication and relationship, he has helped thousands of students become happier, have better relationships, more sex, and a more balanced, energized life. Working with Robert is not for the faint of heart. He has been described as “part football coach, part loving dad and part slightly crazed drill sergeant. 

In this episode, you will hear:  

  • How Robert became interested in this area  
  • The pros and cons of being in a non-monogamous relationship 
  • How most people are not actually monogamous 
  • Why non-monogamous relationships aren’t the solution for everyone  
  • The role that jealously plays in this issue  
  • Learning to have open and honest communication your partner about this  
  • The issue of fear of abandonment
  • Advice on how to approach this topic with others  

Resources 

http://tufflove.live  

https://www.facebook.com/oasis2care  

https://www.instagram.com/oasis2care  

https://twitter.com/oasis2care  

 

May 1, 2018
 
 

Welcome to episode 69 of the Sexology Podcast, today my guest is Dr. M. Max Ezzati M.D., FACOG who speaks to us about the common misconceptions around fertility treatment, how struggles with infertility can have an impact on sexual relations and recommendations for couples currently going through this process.  

Dr. Ezzati is a fertility specialist and reproductive surgeon at Palo Alto Medical Foundation, affiliated with Sutter Health in the Bay Area in Northern California. Dr. Ezzati received his medical degree from Tehran University in Tehran, Iran. After medical school, Dr. Ezzati moved to England to pursue specialty training in obstetrics and gynecology at the teaching hospitals of the University of Cambridge and the University of London, where he also served as a clinical lecturer. 

In 2007, Dr. Ezzati moved to the United States and completed his internship and residency at Georgetown University Hospital/Washington Hospital Center, in Washington, D.C. Following his residency, he completed a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center/Parkland Hospital, in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Ezzati is double board-certified in both Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI). 

Dr. Ezzati’s special professional interests include fertility preservation through oocyte cryopreservation (egg freezing) and embryo cryopreservation (embryo freezing), fertility treatment for older women and those with diminished ovarian reserve, and minimally invasive reproductive surgery using the da Vinci robot to treat endometriosis and uterine fibroids. He has published numerous peer-reviewed clinical and scientific research papers, review articles, case reports and textbook chapters on these and other topics. 

He is currently on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology and also serves as an ad hoc peer-reviewer for several other high impact journals such as Human Reproduction, Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics, Placenta, and Reproductive BioMedicine Online 

 

In this episode, you will hear:  

  • The most common misconceptions about fertility treatment  
  • The frequency of intercourse needed through fertility treatment 
  • How struggles around infertility can have an impact on sexual relations  
  • The best way to define infertility  
  • Is it safe for couples to have sex during pregnancy?  
  • The need to keep with the treatment over a long period of time for success  
  • Recommendations for couples currently frustrated going through this process   

 

Resources 

https://www.sutterhealth.org/find-doctor/dr-mohammadmax-ezzati  

https://twitter.com/maxezzatimd  

https://www.facebook.com/oasis2care  

https://www.instagram.com/oasis2care  

https://twitter.com/oasis2care  

 

Apr 24, 2018

Welcome to episode 68 of the Sexology Podcast, today my guest is Renelle E. Nelson who is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist. She has been providing therapy for over 10 years. In this episode, she speaks to me about her thoughts on a listener’s email worrying her husband might be gay, discovering your own body and pleasures and actionable steps that can be taken to improve your sex life.  

Renelle knows that you are facing a lot of challenges right now from dealing with Anxiety, Depression and even disbelief. You may also have been given an ultimatum in your relationship. Relax and take a deep breathe, now come in and let’s talk about your concerns. At Kaleidoscope, her passion and goal is to help you develop the skills that are needed to address the challenges that you are currently faced with. Whether you are dealing with communication issues, lack of desire or Infidelity, it is important for you to know you don’t have to go through this alone. If there is a problem then there has to be a solution. 

Together let's work to solve the solvable and use the Kaleidoscope of change to give you a different view of the unchangeable. 

In this episode, you will hear:  

  • Renelle’s thoughts on a listener’s email worrying her husband might be gay  
  • The importance of communication to improve sex in a relationship  
  • Discovering your own body and pleasures  
  • Not confusing a partner potentially being gay with low libido  
  • How sex is still viewed in a negative light in many societies  
  • Actionable steps that can be taken to improve your sex life 
  • How journaling and self-care can improve your sex life  

 

Resources 

https://www.facebook.com/kaleidoscopeservices  

http://www.sexologypodcast.com/2017/05/30/mismatched-libido-with-renelle-nelson-lmft/ 

Apr 17, 2018

Welcome to episode 67 of the Sexology Podcast, today I’m joined by Erica Garza who talks to us about her book Getting Off, the connection between sexual shame and addiction and the story of her recovery from sexual addiction 

Born in Los Angeles to Mexican parents, Erica Garza has spent most of her adult life traveling and living abroad. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter. Erica’s essays have appeared in Salon, Narratively, BUST, Marie Claire, Good Housekeeping, Refinery29, Bustle, Alternet, Vivala, HelloGiggles, the Los Angeles Review, and Australia’s Mamamia and The Motherish.

 

She has appeared as a guest on BBC Radio 4, Thom Hartmann’s The Big Picture, and August McLaughlin’s Girl Boner Radio. In 2010, she earned her MFA in Creative Nonfiction at Columbia University. Her memoir on sex addiction, Getting Off, is her first book.

 

Her addiction follows and transforms with her in each point in her coming-of-age, which spans the transition from dial-up to digital in the 1990s and early 2000s. From Playboys hidden discreetly under mattresses to softcore on late night cable to vast varieties of porn ubiquitous and easily accessible across the internet, Garza’s personal account is also a study of an era in which both technology and sex changed dramatically in our everyday lives.  

GETTING OFF is as raw and unflinching a personal story as it is an insightful and modern perspective on sexuality and addiction. Garza doesn’t find a tidy cure for her obsessions, but in the absence of false hope and prepackaged redemption is a credibly imperfect and remarkably relatable journey toward self-acceptance.

 

In this episode, you will hear:

 

  • The challenge of talking about her sex life openly
  • Why Erica decided to share her story
  • The perspective of sex addiction being an ethnic minority and female
  • How sex addiction can affect anyone in life
  • The ways in which porn can be used as a crutch
  • How over-viewing porn can lead to desensitization
  • The connection between sexual shame and addiction
  • What made Erica comfortable disclosing her issues to her now husband

 

Resources

http://www.ericagarza.com

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https://www.instagram.com/oasis2care

https://twitter.com/oasis2care

Apr 10, 2018

EP66 - Joy of intimacy with Rabbi Manis Friedman

 

Welcome to episode 66 of the Sexology Podcast, today I’m joined by Rabbi Manis Friedman who speaks to me about his book The Joy of Intimacy, the difference between sex and intimacy, how pornography has degraded intimacy and how giving each other space can improve intimacy.

 

World-renowned author, counselor, lecturer and philosopher, Rabbi Manis Friedman uses ancient wisdom and modern wit as he captivates audiences around the country and the world. He hosts his own critically acclaimed cable television series, Torah Forum with Manis Friedman, syndicated throughout North America. Over 150,000 copies of his provocative yet entertaining tapes, both audio and video have been sold.

 

Rabbi Friedman’s first book, Doesn’t Anyone Blush Anymore? published by Harper San Francisco in 1990, was widely praised and is currently in its fourth printing. Rabbi Friedman is a noted Biblical scholar, recognized for his sagacious grasp of Jewish mysticism and a professionally ranked member of the National Speakers Association.

 

Rabbi Friedman was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia in 1946 and immigrated with his family to the United States in 1950. He received his rabbinic ordination from the Rabbinical College of Canada in 1969.

 

When he takes the podium, Rabbi Manis Friedman enthuses each of his listeners with a sense of purpose and definite direction. Perhaps his greatest gift of all is his balance of compassion and wisdom.

 

In this episode, you will hear:

 

  • How Rabbi Manis Friedman became interested in teaching these topics
  • The difference between sex and intimacy
  • How Rabbi Manis Friedman defines intimacy
  • The ways in which we have disregarded intimacy as a society
  • Why the bedroom needs to be a very sacred and private space
  • How pornography has degraded intimacy
  • The need to create time for intimacy and not work too hard and reserve our energy
  • How giving each other space can improve intimacy

 

Resources

http://www.itsgoodtoknow.com

http://thejoyofintimacy.com

https://www.facebook.com/oasis2care

https://www.instagram.com/oasis2care

https://twitter.com/oasis2care

Apr 3, 2018

Welcome to episode 65 of the Sexology Podcast, today I’m joined by Debra Wickman M.D. who talks to us about holistic sexual medicine, the wheel of sexual experience and how it works and the best way to bring up sexual issues with your physician.

Dr. Debra Wickman is a gynecologist with more than 20 years of experience. She completed a fellowship in Female Sexual Medicine at UCLA, and is also trained as a sexuality counsellor.

Her model of diagnosis and treatment incorporates programs that uniquely educate, empower, and encourage personal growth, sexual discovery and healing for women.

The programs look beyond a singular medical, pharmaceutical, or behavioural therapy, and instead integrate all approaches from a mind-body perspective. Central to her model is a holistic sexuality approach, using her training as a gynaecologist to link the physical aspect of healing with the mental, emotional and spiritual facets to treat the whole sexual being.           

Her research interests include exploring effects of sexual practices on the vaginal microbiome, and methods to condition the female arousal response.

She is a popular workshop speaker for women’s groups and has also presented lectures and research at venues such as the World Congress of Sexual Medicine in Beijing, China; ACOG 2017 Annual Clinical & Scientific Meeting, AASECT 2017 Annual Meeting and the World Association of Sexual Health in Prague, Czech Republic. She is featured in the 2017 book – Outstanding Results – authoring a chapter entitled “Outstanding Doctor–Patient Relationships: How to Connect with your Physician and Receive Optimal Care”.           

In this episode, you will hear:

  • How Debra became interested in applying holistic sexuality approach
  • How physicians struggle to discuss sexual issues due to limited time
  • The wheel of sexual experience and how it works
  • Overcoming limiting beliefs passed down from parents
  • The challenge and difficulty of great orgasms
  • The damage getting sexual information from pornography can do
  • The best way to bring up sexual issues with your physician
  • Making sure you feel comfortable and connected when addressing these issues

 

Resources

http://drdebrawickman.com

https://www.facebook.com/oasis2care

https://www.instagram.com/oasis2care

https://twitter.com/oasis2care

Mar 27, 2018

Welcome to episode 64 of the Sexology Podcast, today I’m delighted to welcome back Dr. Stacy who appeared in EP07 of the podcast. In this episode, she speaks to me about how our sexuality changes we get older, practices we can use to alleviate discomfort around sexuality as we age and how sex can be better when we're older as we've become more confident with ourselves and our identity.   

Dr. Stacy got into the field of Clinical Sexology because of her passion for helping people better connect and experience the best sexual intimacy with themselves or with their partner(s).  She holds a Doctorate degree in Human Sexuality in addition to a Masters in Clinical Sexology and is a Certified Sex Coach. She is a member of WASC (World Association of Sex Coaching), including ACS (The American College of Sexologists) which shows that she has the earned top credentials in my field. She also has a BA in Psychology and is a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer and Vascular Sonographer.  

She has been a consultant selling adult novelties since 2006 and has had the experience of reaching many men and women to educate them in a fun, positive approach to love, romance and all aspects of sexuality. Her education and own sexual journey and life experience enable her to help you move forward in a positive direction to face the challenges that may lie ahead and to achieve your goals. Coaching is designed to help women, men, of any sexual orientation or gender, address their concerns about sexuality, sexual function, and sexual expression. 

In this episode, you will hear:  

  • The common ways people sexuality changes as we age  
  • The age at which these changes begin to happen  
  • Practices we can use to alleviate discomfort around sexuality as we age  
  • How many of us use sexual toys incorrectly 
  • How our culture doesn’t recognize beauty in women as we age  
  • Confidence issues men will face such as erectile dysfunction  
  • How our fear of aging plays into the issue  
  • Knowing it’s ok to talk about these issues with your physician  
  • How sex can be better when we’re older as we’ve become more confident with ourselves and our identity  

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Resources 

http://www.drstacy.org  

https://www.facebook.com/DrStacySexCoach  

https://www.facebook.com/oasis2care  

https://www.instagram.com/oasis2care  

https://twitter.com/oasis2care  

Mar 20, 2018

Welcome to episode 63 of the Sexology Podcast, my guest today is Liz Dube who talks to us about painful sex during intercourse, potential causes that might lead women experience painful intercourse and the link between sex and power in sexual harassment. 

Liz Dube – Is a Sex and Relationship Therapist, Speaker, and Blogger who is passionate about helping others increase intimacy and sexual satisfaction in their relationships. She loves speaking on any topic related to sex and intimacy and she has a private practice in Long Beach & Huntington Beach, CA where she helps men, women, and couples get empowered about sex.

Men and women often have unrealistic expectations about sex that make them feel inadequate and create a performance focus to sex that leaves them bored, frustrated, and unsatisfied. Liz works with her clients to move past negative, destructive sexual messages, to stop tolerating mediocre sex, and get empowered and excited about having fun in the bedroom and achieving their full sexual potential.

In this episode, you will hear:

  • How common is it for women to experience pain during sexual intercourse?
  • What are some potential causes that might lead women experience painful intercourse?
  • Is that something treatable? What are some of the common treatment?
  • Does this condition get better with aging or childbirth?
  • What are some of the contradictory messages women are receiving about their sexuality from their environments?
  • How these messages impact women's sex drive?
  • What is the link between sex and power in sexual harassment?
  • How does sexual violence against women impact women's and men's sexual functioning?

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Resources

www.talksexwithliz.com

Mar 13, 2018

Welcome to episode 62 of the Sexology Podcast, my guest today is Erika Miley, M.ed., LHMC . In this episode, Erika shares with us why many people experience shame around sexuality, and some of the signs that shame might be getting in the way of good sex.

 

Erika believes in the true power of compassion for the self and for others. Her aim is to be an ambassador of compassion for you and how you can become more compassionate with yourself.  

 

She works with clients from adolescents to adults on various issues including depression, anxiety, sexuality, couples, relationship issues, families. She also works with those who are in monogamous relationships or non-monogamous relationships. 

 

Erika prides herself in her ability to create a safe and welcoming environment for all of her clients. Erika's practice is a LGBTQIA friendly and kink friendly. She also offers coaching and encouragement for new therapists looking to start their own businesses. 

 

She has specific training in sexuality issues, and also has training working with those who have eating disorders or recovery from eating disorders, as well as bariatric surgery clients. Erika looks forward to walking with you down the path to becoming who you are meant to be. 

 

In this episode, you will hear: 

 

  • Why many of us experience shame around sexuality  
  • The three circles and what they entail  
  • The need to be emotionally safer to have better sex  
  • How deeper change comes from deeper work  
  • Some of the signs that shame might be getting in the way of good sex 
  • The need to look after ourselves physically as well as mentally  
  • Details on Erika’s new Podcast – Sex! The Podcast  

 

Resources 

Mar 6, 2018

Welcome to episode 61 of the Sexology Podcast, my guest today is Dr. Amy Marsh who speaks to us about using hypnosis for management of sexual concerns, the types of people who are a good fit for hypnosis being used around sexuality and five ways erotic hypnosis can help couples.

 

Amy Marsh, EdD, DHS, CH, CI is an AASECT-certified sexuality counselor and clinical sexologist and a certified hypnotist and hypnosis instructor. She holds Doctor of Education (EdD) and Doctor of Human Sexuality (DHS) degrees from the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality. She is on the advisory board of the World Association of Sex Coaches and teaches two courses for SexCoach U. Her interest in sexuality and reproductive health dates from her teens, when she worked as a pregnancy counselor in a feminist free clinic. 

 

As a hypnosis instructor, Dr. Marsh teaches a 150-hour, online course in Hypnosis for Sexual Concerns. She also teaches workshops to people who want to learn the gentle arts of romantic and erotic hypnosis for their own enjoyment and pleasure. 

 

Dr. Marsh is published in the Electronic Journal of Human SexualityCarnal Nation, and several blogs. Her essay, “Kid Chrysalis,” was included in Rachel Pepper’s anthology, Transitions of the Heart - Stories of Love, Struggle and Acceptance by Mothers of Transgender and Gender Variant Children, published in 2012. She is also a contributor to the Cultural Encyclopedia of the Penis. A collection of some of her Carnal Nation columns, Sex Squicks, was published by Renaissance eBooks in 2013. 

 

Dr. Marsh has presented workshops at several conferences, including AASECT, CatalystCon West, American Counseling Association pre-conference Learning Institutes, the Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity, Gender Odyssey, and Gender Spectrum. 

 

Her national television appearances include Good Morning AmericaThe Tyra Banks Show, and two National Geographic Taboo episodes, “Forbidden Love” and “Private Passions.” The topics of most of these programs was Objectum Sexuality. 

 

Dr. Marsh currently has a private practice as a sex counselor and hypnotist in Lake County, CA. Previously she worked in Hawai'i and the SF Bay Area.  

In this episode, you will hear:

 

  • How Amy defines sexual enrichment
  • Using hypnosis for management of sexual concerns
  • The types of people who are a good fit for hypnosis being used around sexuality
  • The difference between using hypnosis for sexual concerns and erotic hypnosis
  • Five ways erotic hypnosis can help couples
  • Common themes Amy found during her research survey in this area

 

Resources

https://amymarshsexologist.com

https://intimate-hypnosis-training.com

Feb 27, 2018

Welcome to episode 60 of the Sexology Podcast, my guest today is John Webber, LMFT. In this show, John talks about looking at relationships through the lens of evolutionary psychology, monogamous relationships v non- monogamous relationships and why many therapists don't talk about sexuality.

John is an existential-humanistic therapist rooted in a psychodynamic approach. He believes that a great deal of the issues that bring individuals, couples and families into counseling stem from the need to regulate emotions, accept feelings and decide how they choose to meet them. He promotes the therapy room as a safe, non-judgmental place in which clients can discuss their thoughts and feelings and explore more healthy paths for their lives.

John and his wife are raising three teens. This rich family experience, along with the challenges all families face, guides his work. He has enjoyed volunteering as an assistant scoutmaster (BSA), and as a coach of boy’s and girl’s baseball and softball teams. In his free time John practices self-care by following his interests of reading, gardening, meditation, swimming, writing poetry, podcasting, walking his dog and attempting a new venture as an author.

John held positions in academia and the media industry for 25 years, including; adjunct professor, news director, creative advertising director, and television and film producer. In 2006, he was nominated for an LA Area EMMY Award for a documentary on pediatric physical therapy.

John holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology. He completed a psychotherapy internship at The Jewish Family and Children’s Service in Long Beach, CA. In addition to leading counseling groups at a psychiatric hospital, John has a private practice in Hermosa Beach, CA 

In this episode, you will hear:

  • Looking at relationships through the lens of evolutionary psychology
  • How nature plays a role in mating and relationships
  • Monogamous relationships v non- monogamous relationships
  • Is infertility more painful for women or men in monogamous relationships?
  • How a lack of resources plays into this subject area
  • Why many therapists don’t talk about sexuality
  • Finding the right therapist for you to help in this area
  • How the early lust of a relationship can die down as attachment and connection grow deeper

 

Resources

therapywirks@gmail.com

http://www.talkingtherapypodcast.com

https://www.facebook.com/talkingtherapypodcast

Feb 20, 2018

Welcome to episode 59 of the Sexology Podcast, my guest today is Dr. Steve Bodansky. In this episode, Dr. Bodansky talked about the concept of extended massive orgasm, the barriers for women around enjoying sexual intercourse and keeping the sexual spark alive when in a long-term relationship.

 

Steve Bodansky together with his wife Vera have been teachers of Sensuality for the past 35 years. They met in 1980 and were married in 1983. Steve received a Masters in Molecular Biology at SUNY at Albany in 1979 and a Doctorate at More University in Sensuality in 1992 with an emphasis on female orgasm. He first studied and then taught at More U. thru 1992. Vera started doing one-hour orgasms demonstrations in 1980 and also received her doctorate in Sensual studies in 1992.

 

Steve became certified to do these demonstrations in 1987. They developed another orgasm school in 1992 after leaving Morehouse called The Welcomed Consensus where they taught for 5 years and certified 5 new students into becoming teachers and demonstrators of orgasm. For the past 22 years they have been coaching students as a couple and started writing books about optimum sensual pleasure.

 

They have trained many people over the past 30 years with courses and personal training and continue to do so. A number of their former students have become sensual facilitators themselves.

 

In this episode, you will hear:

 

  • What are examples of different types of orgasms and what are the differences between how men and women respond?
  • The importance of taking timely breaks in foreplay
  • Is the extended massive orgasm more achievable for men or women?
  • Multiple orgasms – something all women can achieve?
  • What are the barriers for women around enjoying sexual intercourse? Is there anything that a partner can do to facilitate this process?
  • Making sure you know your own body and what pleasures you
  • How can we train our partners to become better lovers?
  • What are some of the aspects that need to be present when someone would like to receive maximum pleasure?
  • Keeping the sexual spark alive when in a long-term relationship
  • How good communication leads to better sex

 

Resources

stevebodansky@gmail.com

http://www.extendedmassiveorgasm.com

http://www.orgasmmatters.com

 

Feb 13, 2018

Welcome to episode 58 of the Sexology Podcast, my guest today is Dana Nelson who is an American psychologist and counselor living and practicing in Lyon, France (Rhône-Alpes region). In this episode Dana talks about the common challenges long distance relationships place on sexual relations, establishing and understanding boundaries and using technology to stay sexual in a long-distance relationship.

Dana works with English-speaking adults and adolescents, providing individual counseling and psychotherapy, couples and relationship counseling, and group therapy.

 She specializes in working with expats, international students, and others living abroad (both adults and adolescents) who are struggling with emotional and psychological difficulties and who want to develop greater self-awareness and self-compassion, feel more grounded, and develop more meaningful and satisfying connections with those around them. She also specializes in working with intercultural couples and couples whose relationships have been impacted by their life abroad.

 An expat herself, she moved to Lyon from Pennsylvania in 2014 to join her French partner. Before they met in graduate school, she never dreamed of moving to France — but now here she is, on an international adventure!

 Dana's specialization in working with expats and intercultural couples has emerged from her own life experience. Still navigating her own expat journey every day, she knows that life abroad is full of both adventures and many (many!) challenges. However, she also believes that this experience of living abroad — which takes us out of our element and calls into question many things we have taken for granted about ourselves and the world — can provide us with truly unique opportunities to learn about ourselves and to grow both as individuals and in our relationships. 

In this episode, you will hear:

  • Dana’s answers to a listener’s email on remaining sexual in a long-distance relationship
  • The common challenges long distance relationships place on sexual relations
  • Learning to be mindful of your partners life in a different country and scheduling time
  • Developing trust in a long-distance relationship
  • Knowing what you want from the relationship
  • Establishing and understanding boundaries
  • The importance of fine tuning better communication
  • Using technology to stay sexual in a long-distance relationship
  • Dana’s personal recommendations to overcoming the obstacles of a long-distance relationship

Resources

http://www.dananelsoncounseling.com/mindful-expat-podcast/

http://www.sexologypodcast.com/2017/07/18/sex-and-intercultural-relationships-ft-dr-dana-nelson/

Feb 6, 2018

Welcome to episode 57 of the Sexology Podcast, today I am delighted to be joined by Sandra L. Brown, M.A who talks to us about why people develop Narcissistic Personality Disorder, what causes NPD, anti-social PD and psychopathy and recommendations on what to do if you find yourself in a pathological relationship.

Sandra L. Brown, M.A., is the founder of The Institute for Relational Harm Reduction & Public Pathology Education.  She is a former psychotherapist in the field of psychopathology and trauma survivor treatment, community educator on the intersections of Mental Illness, Personality Disorders, Violence, and Recidivism.  She is a clinical lecturer and trainer, TV and radio guest, and an author. Her books include the highly popular How to Spot a Dangerous Man Before You Get Involved, the award-winning Women Who Love Psychopaths: Inside the Relationships of Inevitable Harm With Psychopaths, Sociopaths & Narcissists, as well as the clinically relevant Counseling Victims of Violence: A Handbook for Helping Professionals.

Sandra is recognized for her pioneering work in women's issues related to relational harm from dangerous, toxic, and pathological partners.  She specializes in the development of Pathological (Toxic) Love Relationship training based on her theory development for other professionals and the development of survivor-based support and treatment services. The Institute is the only formal clinical Model-of-Care approach for survivors and offers the largest available array of products and services related to this population.  Her books, CD's, DVD's, and other training materials have been used as curriculum in drug rehabs, women's organizations and shelters, women's jail and prison programs, school and college-based programs, inner city projects, psychology and sociology programs, and distributed in almost every country of the world. Her books have been translated into several languages.

She is the founder and current president of the first professional national Association for NPD/Psychopathy Survivors Treatment, Research, and Education and is a private Trauma Consultant, and advocate for survivors seeking justice.

In this episode, you will hear:

 

  • What is a Pathological Love Relationship?
  • How is it different from other relationships?
  • Why people develop Narcissistic Personality Disorder?
  • What causes NPD, anti-social PD and psychopathy?
  • Red flags to look out for if a relationship is pathological
  • Who do pathological partners target?
  • What happens to survivors from PLRs?
  • Recommendations on what to do if you find yourself in a pathological relationship

 

Resources

www.saferelationshipsmagazine.com

https://survivortreatment.com

http://floridapsychotherapy.com

Jan 30, 2018

Welcome to episode 56 of the Sexology Podcast, today I am delighted to be joined by Ken Page who speaks to me about falling in love with people who aren’t good for us, becoming more self-assured and emotionally available and learning to attract people who love you for who you really are.

Ken Page, LCSW, is a renowned psychotherapist, leading Psychology Today blogger, Huffington Post blogger and author of the bestseller Deeper Dating: How to Drop the Games of Seduction and Discover the Power of Intimacy. He has been featured in O, The Oprah Magazine, The New York Times, Cosmopolitan, Fox News, WPIX-TV News and more.

Ken has led hundreds of workshops on intimacy and spirituality for thousands of participants. He has taught at Columbia University, the Omega Institute and the Garrison Institute. Before writing his book, Page founded Deeper Dating in 2004; an event in which trained facilitators shared the insights of Deeper Dating and then led participants in a series of fun and enriching exercises.

The live events he led provided an alternative to the bar scene and superficial dating events and drew thousands of men and women of all ages, backgrounds and sexual orientations. His work has been highly acclaimed by numerous top thought leaders, including Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt, Arielle Ford, Edward Hallowell, MD, Chip Conley, and Judith Orloff, MD. Katherine Woodward Thomas, New York Times bestselling author of Calling in The One and Conscious Uncoupling says, “Ken Page is my new relationship guru!”

In this episode, you will hear: 

  • Why do we fall in love with people who aren’t good for us?
  • Becoming more self-assured and emotionally available
  • How long you should keep dating to see if there’s a spark for a relationship?
  • Making sure to be your most authentic self when finding a partner
  • Losing your taste for relationships that chip away at your self-esteem
  • The importance and concept of the wave
  • Learning to attract people who love you for who you really are

 

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Resources

http://deeperdating.com

 

Jan 23, 2018

Welcome to episode 55 of the Sexology Podcast, today I am delighted to be joined again by Dr. Sharon Cohen who talks to us about why sexual chemistry is a necessity for any relationship to thrive, learning to enjoy the stability of relationships and the technological impacts that apps like Tinder have had on modern relationships.

Dr. Sharon Cohen is a Relationship and Love Consultant in Newport Beach, California. She works with women who can’t seem to find the right relationship or who aren’t sure they are in the right relationship. Sometimes clients who come to her are ready to give up on love. She helps them have supportive, committed, deeply loving relationships with a man who ROCKS THEIR WORLD.

Her vision of success is that all women who want to be will be in relationships of ever-lasting love with their “meant-to-be” partners, feeling connected and loved. Her primary mission is to help women gain the skills to attract and keep long-lasting love.

A sub-set of that mission is to get women inspired to attract the love they desire. Her expertise and life experiences support in sparking awareness and prompting change in her clients. Using an educational and action-oriented program, Dr. Sharon’s clients see their interactions and relationships in a whole new light. With this new-found awareness, her clients free themselves from their past mistakes in their dating, relationships, and life so they can now relax into love.

She has a background in psychotherapy and now works as a consultant, ready to offer you expert advice as to what it is you are doing wrong. Her experience is that the clients who are coming to see her don’t know what it is they are doing that isn’t working and they are ready to get that guidance.

She currently sees clients in her office, on “walk & talks” outside of the office and via phone calls for people who aren’t in the local area.

 

In this episode, you will hear:

 

  • The underlying reasons we go back to unhealthy relationships
  • Why sexual chemistry is a necessity for any relationship to thrive
  • Learning to enjoy the stability of relationships
  • The amount of time you should give to a person before deciding it’s not working
  • Technological impacts that apps like Tinder have had on modern relationships
  • Giving time to become attracted to a person’s personality
  • The warning signs to look for when going on dates with strangers

 

Complimentary Breakthrough to Deep Love phone consultation - write Dr. Sharon at sharon@drsharoncohen.com and say you heard about this offer through Sexology podcast. 

Resources

http://drsharoncohen.com

sharon@drsharoncohen.com

www.facebook.com/drsharoncohen

 

To book an appointment with Dr. Moali (50% Discount until Valentine’s day) please visit – https://oasis2care.clientsecure.me/client_portal

 

 

 

Jan 16, 2018

Welcome to episode 54 of the Sexology Podcast. Today’s show mark’s the one year anniversary since beginning the podcast and thank you for all of your support and feedback to the show, it is truly appreciated.

 

In this episode, we recap highlights of some of the best interviews from the last year, featuring pearls of wisdom from:

 

Dr. Albert Wong (Episode 01)

Dr. Barbach (Episode 06)

Dr. Emily Nagoski (Episode 10)

Dr. Patti Britton (Episode 14)

Dr. Jen (Episode 15)

Laurie Watson, LMFT (Episode 19)

Renelle Nelson, LMFT (Episode 21)

Dr. Lanae (Episode 30)

Dr. Laurie Mintz (Episode 39)

Dr. Pomeranz (Episode 41)

Dr. Anita Johnson (Episode 42)

 

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Resources

https://www.sexologypodcast.com

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https://twitter.com/oasis2care

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