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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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May 28, 2019

Welcome to episode 125 of the Sexology Podcast! Today I’m delighted to welcome Dr Melvin L. Phillips, Jr. to the podcast. In this episode Dr. Melvin speaks to me about chronic illness, the challenges of dealing with this issue, the uncertainty and anxiety it can create and tips on how to regain a sense of sexual normality. 

 

Dr Melvin L. Phillips, Jr. is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia. Dr Phillips has worked in several mental health and substance abuse treatment settings including outpatient community mental health, inpatient treatment, and private practice for the past 13 years.  

 

He is a speaker and has lectured on topics including preventative services, anxiety and stress management, caregiving stress, depression in the elderly, mindfulness and cognitive strategies for chronic pain, revalidating sexuality for couples with chronic pain and illness, ethical decision making, and the assessment of mental disorders. He has published in the Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work, conducting a research study on LGBTQ-Affirmative Teaching at Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Understanding Program Directors Views.  

 

He holds a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree in Organizational Leadership with an emphasis in Behavioral Health from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ. In addition, Dr Phillips holds a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from Norfolk State University and is an adjunct professor in the Master of Social Work Program with the School of Social Work at Western New Mexico University. Dr Phillips currently is currently in private practice in Washington, DC., where he treats chronic illness and sexual dysfunction. 

 

In this episode, you will hear:  

 

  • How the is a common issue but one of talked about enough  
  • The challenges of dealing with chronic illness 
  • The side effects of becoming hooked on medication  
  • Learning to continue to enjoy pleasure through chronic illness  
  • How people going through this feel a part of their relationship has been stolen from them 
  • The uncertainty and anxiety it can create  
  • The impacts on your desire level  
  • Learning more about retrograde ejaculation  
  • Tips on how to regain a sense of sexual normality  
  • The importance of communication through this issue 
  • The way in which sexual rigidity can cause further problems  
 
 

 

Resources 

www.ccccmentalhealth.com 

www.drleephillips.com  

 

Bonus Episode, Sex & OCD: https://oasis2care.com/bonus-episode-ocd-and-sex/ 

Bonus Episode, Sex & Depression: https://oasis2care.com/bonus-depression-sex/  

 

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Podcast Produced by Pete Bailey - http://petebailey.net/audio 

May 21, 2019

Welcome to episode 124 of the Sexology Podcast! Today I’m delighted to welcome Vanessa Marin to the podcast. In this episode she speaks about masturbation, the common myths surrounding female orgasm, how porn and the media only represent one kind of female body and experimenting with sex toys.  

Vanessa Marin is a licensed psychotherapist specializing in sex therapy. She’s here to help you stop feeling embarrassed about sex and start having way more fun in the bedroom.  

She has bachelor’s degrees in Human Sexuality and Sociology from Brown University, and a master’s degree in counseling psychology. She writes for The New York Times, Allure, and Lifehacker, and has been featured over 1,000 times in major publications like O, The Oprah Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Refinery29, and Real Simple.  

 Vanessa specializes in online programs that help you transform your sex life from ordinary to extraordinary, all from the comfort and privacy of your own home. Through courses like The Passion Project: A Couples’ Blueprint To Rediscovering Desire And Reigniting The Spark and Finishing School: Learn How To Orgasm, she finds immense joy in spreading the message that we all deserve more from our sex lives.  

Vanessa’s business is actually a family affair! Vanessa’s sister Jennifer is her right-hand woman. And since her husband Xander joined to help manage the online portion of the business, they have joined forces to start talking about the challenges faced in modern day relationships  - including their own - with the goal of exploring how a fulfilling sex life plays an integral role in a healthy relationship. 

In this episode, you will hear:  

  • The common myths surrounding female orgasm  
  • The issue of women hating their bodies  
  • How porn and the media only represent one kind of female body  
  • The rise of plastic surgery to change the shape of genitalia  
  • Redefining four play – why it’s not just a prelude to penetrative sex  
  • What is a pre-orgasmic women? 
  • The shame that still exists around masturbation  
  • Ways to further explore your own journey with masturbation  
  • How masturbation can be a form of self-love and self-care  
  • Recommendations on discussing masturbation with your partner  
  • Transferring new sexual skills from masturbation to sex with your partner  
  • The importance of communication and specific instruction  
  • Experimenting with sex toys  
 
 
 

 

Resources 

https://vmtherapy.com/online-sex-therapy-programs/  

 

The Vulva Gallery - www.instagram.com/the.vulva.gallery  

 

Jennifer Gunsaullus Episode - http://www.sexologypodcast.com/2017/04/18/the-power-of-masturbation-with-dr-jennifer-gunsaullus/  

 

Bonus Episode, Sex & OCD: https://oasis2care.com/bonus-episode-ocd-and-sex/ 

Bonus Episode, Sex & Depression: https://oasis2care.com/bonus-depression-sex/  

 

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May 14, 2019

Welcome to episode 123 of the Sexology Podcast! Today I’m delighted to welcome Rae McDaniel to the podcast. In this episode they speak about the difference between being bisexual and heteroflexible, taking the first steps to explore your sexual curiosity and understanding the need to treat potential dates and partners with care and respect as you explore your sexual curiosity.   

Rae McDaniel is a Gender and Certified Sex Therapist who works with folks feeling anxious and lost about a transition they’re experiencing in sex, gender, sexual identity, or relationships. Rae also provide consultation & training for professionals and organizations wishing to uplevel their knowledge and expertise in these areas. Rae is the founder of Practical Audacity, a therapy and healing collective in Chicago, Illinois.  

Rae holds a Master of Education in Community Counseling from DePaul University in Chicago and is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois. Rae graduated from the University of Michigan’s Sexual Health Certificate Program with specializations in Sex Therapy and Sexuality Education and is a Certified Sex Therapist through the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists. 

In this episode, you will hear:  

  • What is the difference between being bisexual and heteroflexible? 
  • Does consuming the same sex porn make you homosexual?  
  • The difficulties people experience when they find out their partner is consuming same sex porn  
  • How western culture is more accepting of women being bisexual than men  
  • The discriminations that still exist on society today for showing any affection to the same sex  
  • How bisexuals struggle for support even within the LGBTQ community  
  • Taking the first steps to exploring your sexual curiosity 
  • Understanding the need to treat potential dates and partners with care and respect as you explore your sexual curiosity 
  • How to start the dialogue with your partner around this issue if you’re in a monogamous relationship  
 

Resources 

http://www.practicalaudacity.com  

 

Bonus Episode, Sex & OCD: https://oasis2care.com/bonus-episode-ocd-and-sex/ 

Bonus Episode, Sex & Depression: https://oasis2care.com/bonus-depression-sex/  

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May 7, 2019

Welcome to episode 122 of the Sexology Podcast! Today I’m delighted to welcome Gina Gutierrez to the podcast. In this episode she speaks about sexuality and desire, the differences between men and women when it comes to desire and arousal, the downsides of getting your sex education from porn and the need to make desire open, communicative and vocal. 

Gina Gutierrez will probably ask you how you’re feeling when she meets you. As co-founder and CEO of Dipsea, Gina is an empathy-driven entrepreneur focused on helping women feel sexually, mentally, and emotionally empowered through audio storytelling. Dipsea’s stories help women tap into their sexuality on their own terms, unlock confidence, and develop a more holistic sense of well-being. 

Armed with a degree in psychology from Duke, Gina saw her career as a brand strategist take off when she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area. There, she started working with leading startups and Fortune 500 companies, including Facebook, Google, Reebok, ThirdLove, and DoorDash. But many late nights spent talking with friends about their experiences with fun, sexy content made her realize something: there was actually very little of it made for women, especially not in audio format. So, in 2018, she and friend  

Faye Keegan combined their left-brain and right-brain strengths to launch Dipsea. The design-forward, female-focused, sex-positive app delivers short-form audio stories that help women and couples tap their inner sexual powers accessibly. 

Just one year since launch, Dipsea has already been featured by ELLE, Marie Claire, Vox, and TechCrunch, and has raised $5.5 million in funding. All this despite Gina and Faye being told that a startup focused on female pleasure and erotic content wasn’t “venture-backable.” 

In this episode, you will hear:  

  • The differences between men and women when it comes to desire and arousal  
  • How ethics around porn can get in the way of desire  
  • The main things people were searching for when it comes sexuality  
  • The way in which porn has been designed predominantly for male desire  
  • Why is the psychology of the brain overlooked for women?  
  • The downsides of getting your sex education from porn  
  • How psychological arousal and desire is missing for a lot of people today  
  • What can we do to increase sexual desire? 
  • The need to make desire open, communicative and vocal  
  • How Gina and her team create the content for Dipsea Stories  
 
 

 

Resources 

Dipsea app  https://dipseastories.com/sexology  

Episodewith Dr. Emily Nagoski 

http://www.sexologypodcast.com/2019/03/12/female-orgasm-with-dr-emily-nagoski/  

http://www.sexologypodcast.com/2017/03/14/come-as-you-are-an-interview-with-dr-emily-nagoski/  

Bonus Episode, Sex & OCD: https://oasis2care.com/bonus-episode-ocd-and-sex/ 

Bonus Episode, Sex & Depression: https://oasis2care.com/bonus-depression-sex/  

 

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https://oasis2care.com/contact-nazanin-moali-psychologist/

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