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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, 2019

Welcome to episode 148 of the Sexology Podcast! Today’s episode is a solo episode during which I will respond to listeners’ pre-recorded questions. Here are the questions that I will answer in this episode:

  • Why do so many women have spanking fantasies?
  • How common are BDSM fantasies?
  • How hard should a “normal” erection be?
  • How do I know if I am “hard enough”?
  • What do I do if I can’t get “hard enough”?
  • How can you get your partner to initiate sex more often?
  • How do you ask your partner to have sex without sounding desperate?

If you’ve got questions, I have answers! Record your questions here: http://www.sexologypodcast.com/ or email it to drmoali@sexologypodcast.com

 

Resources mentioned in the episode:

Books:

Arousal: The Secret Logic of Sexual Fantasies

https://www.amazon.com/Arousal-Secret-Logic-Sexual-Fantasies/dp/0312302428

 

Tell Me What You Want: The Science of Sexual Desire and How It Can Help You Improve Your Sex Life 

https://www.amazon.com/Tell-Me-What-You-Want/dp/0738234958

 

Articles: 

http://www.repositoryeffetti.it/2010/agoraDisfunzioneErettile/download/letteratura/efficaciaClinica/Mulhall_JSM2007.pdf

 

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/jsm.12734



Find me on social media: 

https://www.instagram.com/oasis2care

https://www.facebook.com/oasis2care

 

Work with me:

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

Oct 29, 2019

Welcome to episode 147 of the Sexology Podcast! Today I’m delighted to welcome CrisMarie Campbell and Susan Clarke to the podcast. In this episode they speak to me about the misconceptions people have around having good relationships, not over compromising in a relationship and finding your voice to communicate what you really want to your partner.  

 

CrisMarie Campbell and Susan Clarke are the co-founders of Thrive Inc. They’ve spent 20 years helping men, women, couples, and teams to resolve difficult conflicts and create strong, thriving relationships. They’ve written two books: The Beauty of Conflict and The Beauty of Conflict for Couples.  

 

They’ve given presentations on conflict resolution, communication, teamwork, and creative problem solving at Fortune 100 companies like Johnson & Johnson, Microsoft, AT&T and Nationwide, as well as, at organizations like the Gates Foundation, University of Washington Medical Center, and San Francisco Giants and many others.  

 

They also run transformational retreats for couples several times a year, including Couples Mojo and Couples Alive. 

 

In This Episode You Will Hear:  

 

  • The misconceptions people have around having good relationships  
  • Learning to not over compromise in a relationship  
  • How the blame game comes into effect when you’re changing too much of yourself for a relationship 
  • The art of communicating this issue with your partner 
  • How having a good relationship doesn’t always mean you’re having good sex 
  • Strategies to help keep your partner excited  
  • Unconventional ways people can feel closer to their partner 
  • Being stuck having left over sex  
  • Learning to say how what you really want  
  • Recommendations to properly understand what your partner is communicating to you  
 
 

 

Find CrisMarie and Susan here:  

 

 

Find me on social media:

  

Work with me: 

 

Extra Content 

 

Bonus episode, Sex & Anorexia Nervosa: https://oasis2care.com/bonus-episode-anorexia-nervosa-sex/ 

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

 

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

Oct 22, 2019

Welcome to episode 146 of the Sexology Podcast! Today I’m excited to welcome Jose Luis Tapia-Fuselier Jr to the podcast. In this episode he speaks to me about sex and disability, the effect a chronic illness or physical disability will have on a person's sex life, and sex tips for individuals and couples.  

 

Jose Luis Tapia-Fuselier Jr. (pronouns: he, him, his) is currently a third-year doctoral student in counseling education and supervision at the University of North Texas. Jose’s research is focused on clinical interventions for interabled couples in couples’ and sex therapy. Specifically, Jose focuses on the adjustment process after one partner acquires a disability. Jose provides individual, couples, play, and family therapy with a special focus in working with disabled people in three languages (English, Spanish, and American Sign Language) at a private practice.  

 

Jose has spent time working with interabled couples at a private rehabilitation setting for people with brain injuries (TBI and Stroke). He has also presented at the national, regional, state, and local level on topics related to counseling disabled clients, interabled couples and sex therapy, and bilingual counseling and supervision. 

 

Questions Asked & Topics Talked About: 

 

  • Does having a physical disability change one’s sexuality? Is it possible for individuals with disability to have fulfilling sex lives? 
  • How does chronic illness or disability affect couples’ relationship and sexual dynamics? 
  • The research that Jose has done in this area  
  • Taking a look at the different relationship dynamics  
  • How couples can learn to enrich the emotional quality of their relationship after experiencing these changes? 
  • Overcoming the challenges people face through therapy  
  • What are some of sex tips that you have for these individuals and couples? 

 

Find Jose here:  

JoseTapia@my.unt.edu  

 

Find me on social media: 

https://www.instagram.com/oasis2care 

https://www.facebook.com/oasis2care  

  

Work with me: 

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

 

Extra Content:

 

Bonus episode, Sex & Anorexia Nervosa: https://oasis2care.com/bonus-episode-anorexia-nervosa-sex/ 

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

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

 

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

Oct 15, 2019

Welcome to episode 145 of the Sexology Podcast! Today I’m pleased to welcome Elizabeth “Liz” Newsom, LCSW to the podcast. In this episode she speaks to me about using BDSM as a form of self-care and finding your healthier self, and provides recommendations on where to get started.  

 

Elizabeth “Liz” Newsom, LCSW, is a sexuality/intimacy therapist/educator specializing in working with individuals who identify as kinky and/or consensually non-monogamous (poly, swingers, etc.); those who identify as gender non-conforming and/or have questions about sexuality; as well as those who need assistance with issues such as depression, anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, communication/anger/intimacy issues and much more. In addition to standard individual, family and relationship counseling, Liz is currently expanding her practice to include supervising and training new therapists with her sex positive inclusive therapeutic approach.  

 

For the last few years she has been providing community/professional education regarding working with kinky clients, specifically with the intent of normalizing kink for professionals that work with kinky individuals and educating on the difference between domestic violence/assault and kink. Additionally, she has been providing support and education around parenting, relationship transitions, and co-parenting in the context of consensual non-monogamy.  She is a member of several organizations including American Association of Sexuality Educators, Clinicians and Therapists (AASECT), World Professional Association of Transgender Health (WPATH), Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA) and a board member with National Coalition of Sexual Freedom (NCSF). 

 

Questions Asked:  

  • How can you use BDSM as a form of self-care? 
  • What falls under the umbrella of BDSM? 
  • What are ways in which people will find their healthier selves through BDSM? 
  • Is it possible to find pleasure outside of your erotic template?  
  • How did Liz’s clients find body acceptance through BDSM? 
  • What are the first steps Liz would recommend doing?  
 

 

Find Liz here:  

 

Resources 

https://www.amazon.com/Screw-Roses-Send-Thorns-Sadomasochism/dp/0964596008   

https://fetlife.com  

 

Find me on social media:

https://www.instagram.com/oasis2care 

https://www.facebook.com/oasis2care  

  

Work with me: 

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

 

Extra Content:

Bonus episode, Sex & Anorexia Nervosa: https://oasis2care.com/bonus-episode-anorexia-nervosa-sex/ 

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

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

 

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

Oct 8, 2019

EP144 - Getting Off Without Checking Out with Jessica Graham

 

Welcome to episode 144 of the Sexology Podcast! Today I’m delighted to welcome Jessica Graham to the podcast. In this episode she speaks to me about incorporating fantasy in a healthy way, how sexuality is connected to spirituality, and using mindfulness to increase your desire

 

Jessica Graham is a meditation teacher, sex, relationship, and spiritual guide for couples and individuals, speaker, and author of Good Sex: Getting Off Without Checking Out. She is a contributing editor of the meditation blog, Deconstructing Yourself and co-founded The Eastside Mindfulness Collective. Jessica also founded Wild Awakening, to help people become more human through psycho-spiritual evolution using meditation and self-inquiry. Jessica is also an award-winning actor and filmmaker.

 

As a gift to Sexology listeners, Jessica is offering one month free on Simple Habit!

 

Trial Code: WILDAWAKENING

First, sign-up for Simple Habit at http://www.simplehabit.com

Using a web browser, log into your account. Input the following link: http://www.simplehabit.com/redeem/wildawakening

Download the app and enjoy! The free trial will then be applied to your mobile app as well (ios and Android)

**Please note, the redeem link ONLY works on the web. Please do not try to input in the app.

 

In this episode, you will hear:

  • Why are so many partners checking out during sex?
  • Learning to incorporate fantasy in a healthy way
  • Exercises for body awareness
  • Incorporating healthy fantasies with your partner
  • How sexuality is connected to spirituality
  • Learning about the issue of orgasmic shame
  • How women are very cut off from their pleasure
  • Taking a look at the pleasure activism movement
  • Using mindfulness to increase your desire

 

Find Jessica here:

www.yourwildawakening.com

https://www.instagram.com/jessicaclarkgraham

https://www.amazon.com/Pleasure-Activism-Politics-Emergent-Strategy/dp/1849353263

 

Find me on social media:

https://www.instagram.com/oasis2care/

https://www.facebook.com/oasis2care/

 

Work with me:

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

 

Bonus episode, Sex & Anorexia Nervosa: https://oasis2care.com/bonus-episode-anorexia-nervosa-sex/

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

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

 

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

Oct 1, 2019

Welcome to episode 143 of the Sexology Podcast! Today it is my pleasure to welcome Dalychia Saah to the podcast. In this episode she speaks to me about allowing yourself to have more pleasure, why we struggle to connect with our bodies and finding your erotic voice. 

 

Dalychia Saah (she/her) is a sexuality educator, professor, writer, and speaker. Through her words and work, Dalychia facilitates space for people to connect deeper with their desires for their body, relationships, life, and our world. She is passionate about people unlearning oppressive norms that are externalized, inter-personalized, and internalized that keep us from moving towards a more liberated way of being. Dalychia believes that systematic forms of oppression can be overthrown by a reclamation of intra- and interpersonal power.  

 

Dalychia is the co-founder of Afrosexology, a pleasure based sex education platform that creates educational content and workshops to center the pleasure, empowerment, and liberation of Black people.  Afrosexology’s work covers topics such as masturbation, self love, enhancing communication in relationships, radical twerking, racialized sexual oppression, body agency and much more. Through Afrosexology, she has created space for tens of thousands of people of color to reclaim their sexuality and body agency.  

 

Dalychia is a lecturer professor at the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis, where she teaches graduate level courses in social theory, social justice, and sexuality education. She is also a sought after facilitator and keynote speaker for conferences and events related to social justice and/or sexuality.  

  

Her work and words have been featured in HuffPost, Teen Vogue, Allure Magazine, Vibe Magazine, Glamour Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Playboy Magazine, Broadly, and others. She has received the Phenomenal Woman Award, Spirit of Social Work Award, Rev. Robert Gilbert Advocacy Award, and Academy for Leadership & Civic Engagement Leadership Award. 

 

In this episode, you will hear:  

 

  • The internal and external oppressive challenges that get in the way of pleasure  
  • A lack pleasure pride in our society  
  • How we seek to create goals and aims out of every aspect of our lives  
  • The detrimental effect of being too goal orientated 
  • Why struggle to connect with our bodies  
  • The power of self-care  
  • Liberation through masturbation  
  • Finding your erotic voice  
  • Learning to overcome our fears of allowing ourselves pleasure  
 
 

 

Resources 

http://www.afrosexology.com  

 

Bonus Episode, Sex & Anorexia Nervosa: https://oasis2care.com/bonus-episode-anorexia-nervosa-sex/

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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