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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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Now displaying: July, 2019
Jul 30, 2019

Welcome to episode 134 of the Sexology Podcast! Today I’m delighted to welcome back Dr. Steve Bodansky to the podcast. In this episode he speaks to me about the benefits of self-pleasure, overcoming shame and recommendations to discover your own erogenous zones. 

Steve Bodansky together with his wife Vera have been teachers of Sensuality for the past 35 years. Steve received a Masters in Molecular Biology at SUNY at Albany and a Doctorate at More University in Sensuality with an emphasis on female orgasm. He first studied and then taught at More U. thru 1992.  

For the past 27 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:  

  • The benefits of self-pleasure  
  • Incorporating mindfulness into self-pleasure  
  • What is peaking?  
  • Overcoming the shame associated with self-pleasure  
  • Understanding the need for build-up to climax  
  • The way in which pornography gives us a false view of the female orgasm  
  • Recommendations to discover your own erogenous zones  
  • The common strokes that are helpful for self-pleasure   
  • Learning not to be dependable on sex toys  
 

 

Resources 

stevebodansky@gmail.com 

http://www.extendedmassiveorgasm.com  

 

Extended Massive Orgasm: How to Give and Receive Intense Sexual Pleasure 

The Illustrated Guide to Extended Massive Orgasm 

To Bed or Not to Bed 

Instant Orgasm 

Extended Massive Orgasm: The Novel 

Extended Massive Life: A True Love Story and More  

Pigetry 

Universe of Love: Poems of Yin and Yang 

Orgasm Matters 

Love and Alzheimer’s 

Switch Pitcher: Evolution of Darwin 

 

Previous episodes with Steve Bodansky 

http://www.sexologypodcast.com/2018/09/11/sex-and-alzheimer/  

http://www.sexologypodcast.com/2018/02/20/extended-massive-orgasm-by-dr-steve-bodansky/  

 

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

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

 

https://www.instagram.com/oasis2care  

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

 

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

Jul 23, 2019

Welcome to episode 133 of the Sexology Podcast! Today I’m delighted to welcome Jeffrey Loh-Doyle, MD to the podcast. In this episode he speaks to me about the ways in which neurologists can help men with erectile dysfunction, the steps leading to a penile prosthesis and how the penile prosthesis works. 

 

Jeffrey Loh-Doyle, MD, is a specialist in complex surgical reconstruction of the male urinary tract, male urinary incontinence, erectile dysfunction, sexual health, urethral stricture disease, and Peyronie’s Disease. He joins the USC Institute of Urology after completing his urology residency at USC and further fellowship training in male genitourinary reconstructive and prosthetic surgery under Dr. Stuart Boyd, a world-renown reconstructive cancer surgeon and authority on reconstruction of the lower urinary tract and urologic prosthestics.  

  

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Dr. Loh-Doyle completed his undergraduate and medical school education in the prestigious Baccalaureate/MD program at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, where he achieved degrees in biological sciences, international relations, and doctor of medicine. Dr. Loh-Doyle’s areas of clinical and research interest include erectile dysfunction, male urinary incontinence, Peyronie’s Disease, reconstruction of the urinary tract, and urologic oncology. In addition to urology, he also has a keen interest in health policy and quality improvement and participated in a two-year health care administration scholars program run by the Los Angeles County Department of Health. He was awarded a grant to improve the peri-operative patient experience at Los Angeles County+USC, and he is an active participant in several committees aimed at improving the delivery of sophisticated healthcare to the underserved. 

 

In this episode, you will hear:  

 

  • The ways in which neurologists can help men with erectile disfunction 
  • The steps leading to a penile prosthesis 
  • How there is a psychogenic component to erectile disfunctions  
  • Allaying the concerns about injecting into the penis  
  • How the penile prosthesis works  
  • The main candidates for this type of surgery  
  • The possible risk and side effects  
  • How common is it for people to have mechanical issues?  
  • The level of satisfaction after surgery  
  • How quickly people can resume sexual activity after surgery  

 

Resources 

https://keck.usc.edu/faculty-search/jeffrey-loh-doyle/  

 

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

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

 

https://www.instagram.com/oasis2care  

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

 

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

 

Jul 16, 2019

Welcome to episode 132 of the Sexology Podcast! Today I’m happy to welcome Dr. Natalie Rosen to the podcast. In this episode she speaks to me about female sexual interest arousal disorder (FSIAD), the impact of FSIAD on partners and understanding self-expansion and how it can help.  

Dr. Natalie Rosen is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her research interests focus on understanding how individuals, and especially couples, cope with sexual problems or changes to their sexual relationship, including low sexual desire. She is an Associate Editor of the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior and has published over 70 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on sexual relationships. Dr. Rosen’s research is currently funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and the Canadian Foundation of Innovation. Dr. Rosen also maintains a small private practice focused exclusively on sex and couple therapy.

In this episode, you will hear:  

 

  • What is female sexual interest arousal disorder (FSIAD)?  
  • The key part that distress plays in this issue  
  • Understanding that we all go through different periods of higher and lower desire  
  • How common is FSIAD?  
  • The impact of FSIAD on partners  
  • How does this differ between same sex / different sex couples?  
  • How sexual discrepancies exist between couples from the offset  
  • The way in which FSIAD effects communication between partners  
  • Recommendations for couples overcoming this issue   
  • Understanding self-expansion and how it can help  
 
 

 

Resources 

https://www.amazon.com/Come-You-Are-Surprising-Transform/dp/1476762090   

 

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

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

 

https://www.instagram.com/oasis2care  

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

 

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

Jul 9, 2019

Welcome to episode 131 of the Sexology Podcast! Today I’m excited to welcome Jes L. MatsickPh.D and Anna C. Salomaa, M.S. to the podcast. In this episode they speak to me about defining sexual orientation, addressing the challenges around minority distress and the best practice for identifying sexual identity for clinicians. 

Jes Matsick, Ph.D.  

Jes L. Matsick, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Psychology and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at The Pennsylvania State University. She received her Ph.D. in Psychology and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan. In her research, she studies sexuality, gender, and prejudice, and much of her work is centered on the perspectives and experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) individuals. Dr. Matsick is the director of the Underrepresented Perspectives Lab at Penn State, where she trains undergraduate and graduate students to conduct psychological research with an emphasis on LGBTQ+ issues. Her lab uses social psychological and feminist theories and methodologies to examine contemporary social issues, such as heterosexism, bisexual prejudice, allyship, health disparities, and intergroup relations. Since 2010, she has published more than 25 scientific papers and book chapters in which she examines sexual diversity and the psychological experiences of adults with sexually stigmatized identities. In the classroom at Penn State, she teaches courses that draw on her expertise in sexuality, gender, and health (e.g., Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, Women’s Health Issues, Human Sexuality, and Psychology of Gender). Dr. Matsick’s research has been funded by the American Institute of Bisexuality, the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association, and the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues. 

Anna C. Salomaa, M.S.  

Anna C. Salomaa, M.S. is in her final year as a doctoral candidate at The Pennsylvania State University in the Department of Psychology; her area of focus is clinical psychology. The overarching goal of her research is to translate mapping the complexities of sexuality to the improvement of sexual minority health. Her primary areas of expertise include (1) issues in measuring sexual orientation in clinical and research settings and (2) mechanisms behind and interventions against bisexual prejudice in lesbian, gay, and heterosexual individuals that contribute to health disparities in bisexual people. In 2019, she received the Pennsylvania Psychological Foundation’s Student Multicultural Award. Anna is also the recipient of the 2018 Bisexual Issues Committee Foundation Award by APA's Division 44 (Society for the Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity). Anna integrates her research focus into her clinical work with sexual and gender minority clients by facilitating nuanced identity development. 

In this episode, you will hear:  

  • How they became interested in this area of research  
  • Addressing the challenges around minority distress  
  • How do they define sexual orientation?  
  • Measuring sexual orientation and asking the right questions for quality research  
  • The way in which our sexual orientation can change over our lifetime 
  • The fluidity of sexuality  
  • How Bi-Sexual people will experience social isolation  
  • How many people still view being Bi-Sexual as just a pre-cursor to becoming gay  
  • What are some of the best practice for identifying sexual identity for clinicians? 
 
 

Resources 

https://psych.la.psu.edu/directory/jes-matsick-ph-d  

https://psych.la.psu.edu/directory/acs312  

 

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

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

 

https://www.instagram.com/oasis2care  

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

 

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

Jul 2, 2019

Welcome to episode 130 of the Sexology Podcast! Today I’m delighted to welcome Dr. Cat Meyer, PsyD, LMFT. In this episode Dr. Cat speaks to me about BDSM, what does a BDSM relationship look like? How many people like some aspects of BDSM and learning to negotiate the rules and expectations. 

 

Dr. Cat Meyer, PsyD, LMFT is a licensed couples therapist #88224, sex therapist, yoga instructor, published researcher, and reiki practitioner dedicated to evolving the relationship we have surrounding sexuality and our bodies. Dr. Cat integrates various schools of thought including neuro science, somatic theory, psychology, EMDR trauma therapy, and sexual health in her work for private practice, workshops, and transformational retreats that are designed to help people create a deeply fulfilling, prosperous relational and sexual life. For personal therapy work, check her out at CatMeyer.com 

  

She is the co-creator of Goddess Celebration, an annual large scale women’s day retreat held in Malibu, CA, dedicated to uplifting and celebrating the goddess in every women. 

  

Dr. Cat is also host to the popular podcast Eat.Play.Sex on iTunes, in which she brings you expert guests talking on how to ignite your love life both mentally, physically, and relationally. She also gives daily advice and wisdoms about all things sex, love, and yoga on Instagram. 

 

In this episode, you will hear:  

 

  • What does a BDSM relationship look like? 
  • The relationship BDSM has with sexual identity  
  • The power play dynamics of BDSM  
  • How many people like some aspects of BDSM  
  • The feelings of shame that arise around this issue  
  • When is a good time to bring up BDSM to your partner? 
  • How to talk about BDSM to your partner  
  • Negotiating the rules and expectations  
  • The different types of relationships that can flourish with BDSM  
  • The after-care process of BDSM 
 
 

 

Resources 

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12119-019-09590-x  

 

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

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

 

https://www.instagram.com/oasis2care  

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

 

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

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