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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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Aug 31, 2021

Welcome to episode 245 of the Sexology Podcast! Today I am delighted to welcome Dr. Soum Rakshit to the podcast. In this episode, we discuss sex toys, how Dr. Soum Rakshit transitioned from electrical engineering to co-founding MysteryVibe, what goes into the design of a sex toy and how you can communicate to your partner that you want to incorporate sex toys into your sex life. 

 

Dr. Soum Rakshit is the Co-Founder & CEO of award-winning sexual health company, MysteryVibe. Their mission is to make sexual health accessible to all — across all ages, genders & orientations. 

  

From his research & experiences over the past 2 decades, Soumyadip deeply understands that a major challenge in most people’s lives is keeping the ‘mystery’ alive in a long term relationship. This is especially the case after major life events like childbirth, menopause, cancer treatment or surgery. 

  

That’s why he decided to combine his defence electronics expertise with medical experts to create devices that address major sexual health issues like ED, dryness & pain during intercourse. At the same time, working closely with sexual health experts, his team has been at the forefront of researching & developing content that act as catalysts for people to start much-needed conversations to reignite their sex life. 

  

In his role as CEO of MysteryVibe, he focuses on pushing the boundaries on R&D, customer experience and supporting their long- term goal of making sexual health an integral part of our overall health. Soumyadip passionately believes that by empowering people with actionable knowledge & purposeful innovation is the way to make this happen. 

 

In this episode, you will hear: 

  

  • How Dr. Soum Rakshit transitioned from electrical engineering to co-founding MysteryVibe 
  • Ways to keep sex and mystery in the bedroom after big life events; kids, marriage etc 
  • The public’s perception of sexual health companies in 2021  
  • Why more investors are investing in sexual health companies  
  • Looking at what goes into the design of a sex toy  
  • Communicating to your partner you want to incorporate sex toys into your sex life 
  • Using complex technology to create simple solutions for people  
  • Looking at Pleasure Finder and how you can use it  
  • Looking at some of Dr. Soum Rakshit’s favourite sex toys  

 

Find Dr. Soum Rakshit Online 

https://mysteryvibe.com  

 

Crescendo from MysteryVibe 

 

Expanding Imagination Checklist 

https://oasis2care.com/free-erotica/ 

 

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

Aug 24, 2021

Welcome to episode 244 of the Sexology Podcast! Today I am delighted to welcome Dr. Paul Yong to the podcast. In this episode, we discuss pain after orgasms, the effects of endometriosis and the relationship between hormones and testosterone around this issue.  

 

Dr. Paul Yong (MD, PhD, FRCSC) is a Gynaecologist at the BC Women’s Centre for Pelvic Pain & Endometriosis and directs the Research Program at the BC Women’s Centre for Pelvic Pain & Endometriosis. Dr. Yong’s clinical practice is focused on pelvic pain, with a particular interest in endometriosis, painful periods, sexual pain, co-existing bladder and bowel problems, and pain related to the musculoskeletal system.  

 

His clinical research interests are in endometriosis and pelvic pain, and his translational research interests include bio-banking of endometriosis, gene sequencing in endometriosis, and investigating nerve formation in the pelvis as a cause of pain. Dr. Yong is also involved in teaching and is Assistant Professor in the UBC Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Division of Gynaecologic Specialties. 

 

In this episode, you will hear: 

  

  • Looking at pain post orgasm  
  • How common is it to have pain after orgasms? 
  • Is this more prevalent in men or women? 
  • Looking at endometriosis 
  • How long does pain usually last for people experiencing pain post orgasm? 
  • Recommendations for those struggling with this 
  • Looking at treatments for endometriosis 
  • Can endometriosis turn into a chronic pain? 
  • Recommendations for women experiencing pain during intercourse  
  • The relationship between hormones and testosterone around these issues  
 

 

Find Dr. Paul Yong Online 

https://yonglab.med.ubc.ca  

 

Expanding Imagination Checklist 

https://oasis2care.com/erotic-awakening/ 

 

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

Aug 17, 2021

Welcome to episode 243 of the Sexology Podcast! Today I am delighted to welcome Dr. Kate Balestrieri to the podcast. In this episode, we discuss revenge porn, safety measures we might be able to take to protect ourselves, looking at the psychological profile of people leaking sexual images and the importance of parents to talk to their kids about this issue. 

 

Dr. Kate Balestrieri, Psy.D., CSAT-S, is a Licensed Psychologist (Clinical and Forensic) in CA, FL and IL. She is a Certified Sex Therapist, Certified Sex Addiction Therapist – Supervisor, and PACT II trained couples’ therapist. Dr. Balestrieri earned her Doctorate of Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, and completed her Post-Doctoral Fellowship though the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine with a concentration in Forensic Psychology. In over 14 years of clinical experience, she has conducted clinical and forensic evaluations, provided expert witness testimony in court, and been a treatment provider in clinical, forensic, and correctional settings. 

  

The Founder of Modern Intimacy and Co-Founder of Triune Therapy Group, Dr. Balestrieri is a passionate advocate for mental health, relational and sexual health and wellness. In her private practice, Dr. Balestrieri works with adults, individuals and couples, primarily around treating trauma, substance abuse and addiction, intimacy disorders (sex/love addiction and sexual dysfunction), eating disorders and body image issues, bipolar disorder, Posttraumatic Stress disorder, depression, and anxiety. She also conducts comprehensive personality assessments, differential diagnosis evaluations, and screenings for the presence of alcohol/drug addiction, compulsive relationship behavior, and other psychosexual evaluations. 

  

Throughout her work, Dr. Balestrieri focuses on helping people build resilience and recovery from what ails them to move from a position of pain or discomfort to one of thriving, holistically in their lives. In that effort, Dr. Balestrieri works with individuals astutely to help mitigate anger management concerns, establish healthy boundaries, build effective communication strategies, and improve relationship patterns. 

 

In this episode, you will hear: 

  

  • How Dr. Kate became interested in the sexuality field  
  • Looking around the issues that lead to revenge porn  
  • How can we protect ourselves from revenge porn? 
  • Communicating with your partner about what happens to photos, videos etc 
  • Looking at the psychological profile of people leaking sexual images  
  • How many victims of revenge porn don’t come forward and report it  
  • Is narcissism a character trait of someone leaking images? 
  • Safety measures we might be able to take, E.G using secure apps 
  • Looking at how authorities around the world are putting in legislation to deal with revenge porn  
  • The importance of parents to talk to their kids about this issue  
  • Understanding the consequences of leaking sexual images  

 

Find Dr. Kate Balestrieri Online 

https://www.modernintimacy.com  

 

Expanding Imagination Checklist 

https://oasis2care.com/erotic-awakening/ 

 

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

Aug 10, 2021

Welcome to episode 242 of the Sexology Podcast! Today I am delighted to welcome Diane Gleim to the podcast. In this episode, we discuss whether it's bad to watch porn, the emergence of ethical porn, how many people fantasize about sex with multiple people, and the relationship between porn and masturbation. 

 

Diane Gleim is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and AASECT Certified Sex Therapist and Supervisor practicing in northern California. Her clients include anyone with a sexual concern: individuals and couples ages 18-80 and beyond, and the LGBTQ+, kinky, and poly populations. She treats the many diverse issues related to sexual identity, sexual expression, sexual behavior, and sexual relationships.  

 

In addition to her private practice, Diane’s work also includes training mental health professionals on a variety of topics related to sex and therapy and writing the blog Underneath the Sheets on Psychology Today’s website. She has been voted Sonoma County’s Best Sex Therapist for 4 years. Finally, Diane has appeared in various media including podcasts, her local media publications, and in Mel Magazine, The Buzz by Pure Romance, Quartz, and CNN.com. 

 

In this episode, you will hear: 

  

  • Looking at the definition of porn  
  • The ambiguous areas of porn  
  • Analyzing the “suspension of disbelief”  
  • How can we create piece of mind for ourselves when consuming porn?  
  • Looking at the emergence of ethical porn  
  • The contributing factors behind people reacting negatively to porn  
  • Understanding it’s ok to like different types of porn  
  • How many people fantasize about sex with multiple people  
  • Communicating your porn consumption to your partner  
  • The relationship between porn and masturbation  
  • Why robust arguments in a relationship can be healthy long term  
 
 

 

Find Diane Gleim Online 

 

Expanding Imagination Checklist 

https://oasis2care.com/erotic-awakening/ 

 

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

Aug 3, 2021

Welcome to episode 241 of the Sexology Podcast! Today I am delighted to welcome to the podcast. In this episode, we discuss the relationship between pleasure and pornography, how our erotic template fits into porn and analyzing the negative connotations that usually come with porn. 

 

Alan McKee is a Professor in Digital and Social Media in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at UTS. He is an expert on entertainment and healthy sexual development. He has published on healthy sexual development, and entertainment education for healthy sexuality in journals including the New Media and Society, Archives of Sexual Behavior, the International Journal of Sexual Health, the Journal of Sex Research and Sex Education. 

 

Katerina Litsou is a senior research assistant and a doctoral researcher at the University of Southampton. She has a bachelor of psychology and a master of sexology. Her current research focuses on female sexuality and the use of pornography. 

 

In this episode, you will hear: 

  

  • How Alan & Katerina became interested in this field 
  • How porn can be a feminist political act  
  • Looking at the data from various studies on porn 
  • How is porn defined in the research? 
  • Analyzing the negative connotations that usually come with porn  
  • The relationship between healthy masturbation and porn  
  • The importance of transparency and consent  
  • Looking at the correlation between pleasure and porn  
  • How many women feel porn isn’t politically correct  
  • Looking at how our erotic template fits into porn  
  • Analyzing the pros and cons of amateur porn  
 
 

 

Find Alan McKee Online 

 

Find Katerina Litsou Online 

https://twitter.com/kleechou  

 

Expanding Imagination Checklist 

https://oasis2care.com/free-erotica

 

 

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

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