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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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Sep 29, 2020

Welcome to episode 196 of the Sexology Podcast! Today I'm delighted to welcome Cyndi Darnell to the podcast. In this episode Cyndi talks to me about dating in the time of coronavirus, exploring your sexuality during a pandemic and improving intimacy during this challenging time. 

 

Cyndi Darnell is a NY based, internationally renowned sex & relationships therapist & clinical sexologist. Originally from Australia, her approach spans the clinical to the esoteric. Her academic work is published in the Journal of Sex Education (UK) & Sexual & Relationship Therapy (UK). 

  

She holds a board affiliate position for the University of Wisconsin - Stout Graduate Certificate in Sex Therapy Program. She’s a clinical associate with Pink Therapy UK and faculty on Pink Therapy's Foundation Certificate in Gender, Sexuality & Relationship Diversity Therapy and at New York’s Omega Institute. 

  

Her online courses  and podcast The Erotic Philosopher meet today’s adult sex education needs by bridging the gaps in peoples’ knowledge regarding pleasure, relationships, passion and desire. As a trusted media source, her wisdom has been published in media outlets globally including The Washington Post, O -The Oprah Magazine, New York Magazine, Huffington Post, Bustle, Vice, Cosmo, Sydney Morning Herald, The Guardian and Aussie TV series LukeWarmSex for ABC. She’s spearheading progressive sex & relationships seminars and workshops for adults that deeply change people’s lives. In 2015 she was the only sexologist named on MindBodyGreen’s Top 100 Women to Watch. 

  

She maintains a global consulting practice in NYC and online and offers insight into the quandaries of the erotic to transform fear into freedom. 

 

In this episode, you will hear: 

  

  • Should we be dating during a pandemic? 
  • Looking at the different types of dating currently available to us  
  • Recommendations for improving communication skills  
  • Exploring your sexuality during a pandemic 
  • Is it safe to have hook up sex? 
  • Can we pursue longer term relationships through Covid? 
  • How we can improve intimacy during this challenging time 
  • Will our dating lives change forever? 
  • What a new normal might look like for dating  
  • Finding ways to not get overwhelmed by the restrictive nature dating during a pandemic 
  • Using the time we have to reflect on what we really want from our sexuality and relationships  

 

Sex Quiz for Women 

https://oasis2care.com/sexquiz/ 

 

Find Cyndi Online 

http://www.cyndidarnell.com  

 

Find Dr. Moali online:   

http://www.sexologypodcast.com 

 

Find me on social media:   

https://www.instagram.com/sexologypodcast 

https://www.facebook.com/oasis2care   

  

If you are interested in booking a video counselling session with Dr. Moali: 

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

 

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

Sep 22, 2020

Welcome to episode 195 of the Sexology Podcast! Today I'm delighted to welcome Erika Ettin to the podcast. In this episode Erika talks to me about online dating, the best practices you can use to meet people online and things to consider for yourself and the person you’re engaging with when dating online.  

 

Erika Ettin is the Founder of A Little Nudge, a consulting company that helps people navigate the world of online dating, from first click to first date. She is also the author of the book Love at First Site and the co-host of the popular dating podcast So, We Met Online… 

  

Erika studied economics at Cornell University and received her MBA from Georgetown. She started A Little Nudge in 2011 (after a seven-year career as an economist). She is responsible for many relationships, marriages, and the confidence some people simply need to “get out there.” 

  

A Little Nudge has been featured in media around the country, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, Good Day Philadelphia, CBS, and Ask Men, and she currently writes a weekly syndicated dating column.   

 

In this episode, you will hear: 

  

  • How well does online dating work? 
  • Does online dating work better dependent on your sexuality?  
  • Looking at the issue of perceived flaws  
  • Understanding that you need to need cast a wide net to get a good amount of quality responses 
  • The common mistakes people make when dating online 
  • The importance of being authentic and truthful when representing yourself 
  • Be positive about yourself but don’t over-do it 
  • Seeking out niche sites for those into Kink, BDSM etc  
  • Being honest about your intentions whether it’s a one-night stand or long-term relationship 
 
 

 

Head to Nazanin’s Instagram each Friday in September for a new cooking challenge she is doing, focusing on enhancing your sensuality and libido! 

 

Ebook: How to Increase Your Libido – For Women 

https://oasis2care.com/how-to-increase-your-libido/ 

 

Find Erika Online 

https://www.alittlenudge.com  

 

Find Dr. Moali online:   

http://www.sexologypodcast.com 

 

Find me on social media:   

https://www.instagram.com/sexologypodcast 

https://www.facebook.com/oasis2care   

  

If you are interested in booking a video counselling session with Dr. Moali: 

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

 

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

Sep 15, 2020

Welcome to episode 194 of the Sexology Podcast! Today is a solo episode where I answer your questions about ways in which you can improve your sex life. We’ll look at issues such as sexual trauma re-enactment, improving your sex life after the honeymoon period and the importance of intimacy after sex.  

  

In this episode, you will hear: 

  

  • Why we engage in trauma re-enactment and ways to overcome those behaviors 
  • Learning to confront what happened in the past 
  • The importance of body work that can be healing  
  • How power play and BDSM can help overcome trauma 
  • Looking at the dynamics of bisexuality  
  • Understanding when the right time is to start taking medication 
  • Improving your sex life after the “Honeymoon Period”  
  • The importance of communicating effectively and directly with your partner about what you want sexually  
  • How masturbation can affect our sleep cycles  
  • Using masturbation as a crutch to get better sleep 
  • The importance of intimacy after sex  
  • Looking at cultural differences in sex

 

Head to Nazanin’s Instagram each Friday in September for a new cooking challenge she is doing, focusing on enhancing your sensuality and libido! 

 

What Kind of Lover Are You? 

http://www.sexologypodcast.com/lover 

 

Find Dr. Moali online:   

http://www.sexologypodcast.com 

 

Find me on social media:   

https://www.instagram.com/sexologypodcast 

https://www.facebook.com/oasis2care   

  

If you are interested in booking a video counselling session with Dr. Moali: 

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

 

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

Sep 8, 2020

Welcome to episode 193 of the Sexology Podcast! Today it’s my pleasure to welcome Ariel Watriss to the podcast. In this episode, Ariel speaks to me about how she became involved working around the STIs, misconceptions people still have about STIs and analyzing the risks around sex.  

 

Ariel Watriss (she/hers) is a nurse practitioner currently working in college health at Tufts University Health Services. She started there in 2013 and in June 2018 was promoted to be the Sexual health specialist for the clinic.  

  

She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from the MGH Institute of Health Professions School of Nursing in 2011. Prior to her time at Tufts, she worked at the Fenway Community Health Center in their research department, the Fenway Institute. She was the primary clinician providing care to study participants and performed medical procedures in multiple HIV prevention biomedical studies, including HIV PrEP studies.  

  

Before attending nursing school, she ran the HIV counseling, testing and family planning programs at the Sidney Borum Jr Health Center (a health center for disenfranchised and LGBTQ youth). She was the recipient of the American College Health Association (ACHA) 2015 Affiliate New Professionals Award for the New England area.  

  

Her professional passions include LGBTQIA health, sexual health, and helping young adults navigate their own health advocacy. She has presented talks at national and regional conferences on HIV PrEP/PEP/sexual health, and has served as a panelist on CDC HIV prevention education programs. 

  

In this episode, you will hear: 

  

  • How did Ariel get into this work? 
  • Misconceptions around STIs  
  • Looking at the issue of shame and best ways to counteract it  
  • Analyzing the risks around sex 
  • The basic information that people need to be well informed  
  • Looking at the hierarchy of concerns around STIs  
  • How there is a lot of confusion and stigma around herpes  
  • Looking at the treatments available for STIs in 2020  
  • Why an STI diagnosis is not a death sentence or the end of your sex life 
  • Learning when to best communicate you have an STI to a partner of prospective partner  
  • Navigating hook up culture with STIs  
 
 

 

Head to Nazanin’s Instagram each Friday in September for a new cooking challenge she is doing, focusing on enhancing your sensuality and libido! 

 

What Kind of Lover Are You? 

http://www.sexologypodcast.com/lover 

 

Find Ariel Watriss here:  

https://twitter.com/watrissa  

 

Find Dr. Moali online:   

http://www.sexologypodcast.com 

 

Find me on social media:   

https://www.instagram.com/sexologypodcast 

https://www.facebook.com/oasis2care   

  

If you are interested in booking a video counselling session with Dr. Moali: 

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

 

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

Sep 1, 2020

Welcome to episode 192 of the Sexology Podcast! Today it’s my pleasure to welcome back Amir Mohebbi to the podcast. In this episode Amir and I talk about medical treatments for sexual dysfunctions, looking at the issues that cause sex to be painful and learning to change your lifestyle to improve your sex life.  

  

Amir Mohebbi is a proud Iranian-American currently completing his psychiatry residency at St. Louis University. He trained under mentorship from world-renowned forensic psychiatrists, Drs. William J. Newman and Brian J. Holoyda, whom co=authored a review related to his interests in sleep medicine and forensics entitled “Sexsomnia as a Defense in Repeated Sex Crimes”. 

  

Amir presented his work alongside an expert panel consisting of forensic psychiatrists at the American Psychiatric Association 175th Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA. He earned his medical degree from St. Louis University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of California, Irvine. 

 

In this episode, you will hear: 

  

  • Is there a medical treatment for those who find sex painful?  
  • Looking at the issues that cause sex to be painful  
  • How menopause can affect sex and sexuality  
  • Looking at medical prescriptions and if they can help  
  • Analyzing the effectiveness of Viagra and other medicines for erectile dysfunction   
  • Understanding that Viagra won’t help with the root cause of the issue 
  • How a healthy lifestyle can drastically improve erections  
  • Adapting your sexual life around hormonal changes  
  • How chronic iron deficiency can affect sexual desire  
  • Learning to change your lifestyle to improve your sex life  

 

Head to Nazanin’s Instagram from Friday 4th September for a new cooking challenge she is doing, focusing on enhancing your sensuality and libido! 

 

What Kind of Lover Are You? 

http://www.sexologypodcast.com/lover 

 

Find Amir here:  

EP175 with Amir Mohebbi

 

Find Dr. Moali online:   

http://www.sexologypodcast.com 

 

Find me on social media:   

https://www.instagram.com/sexologypodcast 

https://www.facebook.com/oasis2care   

  

If you are interested in booking a video counselling session with Dr. Moali: 

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

 

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

 

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