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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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Feb 13, 2018

Welcome to episode 58 of the Sexology Podcast, my guest today is Dana Nelson who is an American psychologist and counselor living and practicing in Lyon, France (Rhône-Alpes region). In this episode Dana talks about the common challenges long distance relationships place on sexual relations, establishing and understanding boundaries and using technology to stay sexual in a long-distance relationship.

Dana works with English-speaking adults and adolescents, providing individual counseling and psychotherapy, couples and relationship counseling, and group therapy.

 She specializes in working with expats, international students, and others living abroad (both adults and adolescents) who are struggling with emotional and psychological difficulties and who want to develop greater self-awareness and self-compassion, feel more grounded, and develop more meaningful and satisfying connections with those around them. She also specializes in working with intercultural couples and couples whose relationships have been impacted by their life abroad.

 An expat herself, she moved to Lyon from Pennsylvania in 2014 to join her French partner. Before they met in graduate school, she never dreamed of moving to France — but now here she is, on an international adventure!

 Dana's specialization in working with expats and intercultural couples has emerged from her own life experience. Still navigating her own expat journey every day, she knows that life abroad is full of both adventures and many (many!) challenges. However, she also believes that this experience of living abroad — which takes us out of our element and calls into question many things we have taken for granted about ourselves and the world — can provide us with truly unique opportunities to learn about ourselves and to grow both as individuals and in our relationships. 

In this episode, you will hear:

  • Dana’s answers to a listener’s email on remaining sexual in a long-distance relationship
  • The common challenges long distance relationships place on sexual relations
  • Learning to be mindful of your partners life in a different country and scheduling time
  • Developing trust in a long-distance relationship
  • Knowing what you want from the relationship
  • Establishing and understanding boundaries
  • The importance of fine tuning better communication
  • Using technology to stay sexual in a long-distance relationship
  • Dana’s personal recommendations to overcoming the obstacles of a long-distance relationship

Resources

http://www.dananelsoncounseling.com/mindful-expat-podcast/

http://www.sexologypodcast.com/2017/07/18/sex-and-intercultural-relationships-ft-dr-dana-nelson/

Feb 6, 2018

Welcome to episode 57 of the Sexology Podcast, today I am delighted to be joined by Sandra L. Brown, M.A who talks to us about why people develop Narcissistic Personality Disorder, what causes NPD, anti-social PD and psychopathy and recommendations on what to do if you find yourself in a pathological relationship.

Sandra L. Brown, M.A., is the founder of The Institute for Relational Harm Reduction & Public Pathology Education.  She is a former psychotherapist in the field of psychopathology and trauma survivor treatment, community educator on the intersections of Mental Illness, Personality Disorders, Violence, and Recidivism.  She is a clinical lecturer and trainer, TV and radio guest, and an author. Her books include the highly popular How to Spot a Dangerous Man Before You Get Involved, the award-winning Women Who Love Psychopaths: Inside the Relationships of Inevitable Harm With Psychopaths, Sociopaths & Narcissists, as well as the clinically relevant Counseling Victims of Violence: A Handbook for Helping Professionals.

Sandra is recognized for her pioneering work in women's issues related to relational harm from dangerous, toxic, and pathological partners.  She specializes in the development of Pathological (Toxic) Love Relationship training based on her theory development for other professionals and the development of survivor-based support and treatment services. The Institute is the only formal clinical Model-of-Care approach for survivors and offers the largest available array of products and services related to this population.  Her books, CD's, DVD's, and other training materials have been used as curriculum in drug rehabs, women's organizations and shelters, women's jail and prison programs, school and college-based programs, inner city projects, psychology and sociology programs, and distributed in almost every country of the world. Her books have been translated into several languages.

She is the founder and current president of the first professional national Association for NPD/Psychopathy Survivors Treatment, Research, and Education and is a private Trauma Consultant, and advocate for survivors seeking justice.

In this episode, you will hear:

 

  • What is a Pathological Love Relationship?
  • How is it different from other relationships?
  • Why people develop Narcissistic Personality Disorder?
  • What causes NPD, anti-social PD and psychopathy?
  • Red flags to look out for if a relationship is pathological
  • Who do pathological partners target?
  • What happens to survivors from PLRs?
  • Recommendations on what to do if you find yourself in a pathological relationship

 

Resources

www.saferelationshipsmagazine.com

https://survivortreatment.com

http://floridapsychotherapy.com

Jan 30, 2018

Welcome to episode 56 of the Sexology Podcast, today I am delighted to be joined by Ken Page who speaks to me about falling in love with people who aren’t good for us, becoming more self-assured and emotionally available and learning to attract people who love you for who you really are.

Ken Page, LCSW, is a renowned psychotherapist, leading Psychology Today blogger, Huffington Post blogger and author of the bestseller Deeper Dating: How to Drop the Games of Seduction and Discover the Power of Intimacy. He has been featured in O, The Oprah Magazine, The New York Times, Cosmopolitan, Fox News, WPIX-TV News and more.

Ken has led hundreds of workshops on intimacy and spirituality for thousands of participants. He has taught at Columbia University, the Omega Institute and the Garrison Institute. Before writing his book, Page founded Deeper Dating in 2004; an event in which trained facilitators shared the insights of Deeper Dating and then led participants in a series of fun and enriching exercises.

The live events he led provided an alternative to the bar scene and superficial dating events and drew thousands of men and women of all ages, backgrounds and sexual orientations. His work has been highly acclaimed by numerous top thought leaders, including Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt, Arielle Ford, Edward Hallowell, MD, Chip Conley, and Judith Orloff, MD. Katherine Woodward Thomas, New York Times bestselling author of Calling in The One and Conscious Uncoupling says, “Ken Page is my new relationship guru!”

In this episode, you will hear: 

  • Why do we fall in love with people who aren’t good for us?
  • Becoming more self-assured and emotionally available
  • How long you should keep dating to see if there’s a spark for a relationship?
  • Making sure to be your most authentic self when finding a partner
  • Losing your taste for relationships that chip away at your self-esteem
  • The importance and concept of the wave
  • Learning to attract people who love you for who you really are

 

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Resources

http://deeperdating.com

 

Jan 23, 2018

Welcome to episode 55 of the Sexology Podcast, today I am delighted to be joined again by Dr. Sharon Cohen who talks to us about why sexual chemistry is a necessity for any relationship to thrive, learning to enjoy the stability of relationships and the technological impacts that apps like Tinder have had on modern relationships.

Dr. Sharon Cohen is a Relationship and Love Consultant in Newport Beach, California. She works with women who can’t seem to find the right relationship or who aren’t sure they are in the right relationship. Sometimes clients who come to her are ready to give up on love. She helps them have supportive, committed, deeply loving relationships with a man who ROCKS THEIR WORLD.

Her vision of success is that all women who want to be will be in relationships of ever-lasting love with their “meant-to-be” partners, feeling connected and loved. Her primary mission is to help women gain the skills to attract and keep long-lasting love.

A sub-set of that mission is to get women inspired to attract the love they desire. Her expertise and life experiences support in sparking awareness and prompting change in her clients. Using an educational and action-oriented program, Dr. Sharon’s clients see their interactions and relationships in a whole new light. With this new-found awareness, her clients free themselves from their past mistakes in their dating, relationships, and life so they can now relax into love.

She has a background in psychotherapy and now works as a consultant, ready to offer you expert advice as to what it is you are doing wrong. Her experience is that the clients who are coming to see her don’t know what it is they are doing that isn’t working and they are ready to get that guidance.

She currently sees clients in her office, on “walk & talks” outside of the office and via phone calls for people who aren’t in the local area.

 

In this episode, you will hear:

 

  • The underlying reasons we go back to unhealthy relationships
  • Why sexual chemistry is a necessity for any relationship to thrive
  • Learning to enjoy the stability of relationships
  • The amount of time you should give to a person before deciding it’s not working
  • Technological impacts that apps like Tinder have had on modern relationships
  • Giving time to become attracted to a person’s personality
  • The warning signs to look for when going on dates with strangers

 

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Resources

http://drsharoncohen.com

sharon@drsharoncohen.com

www.facebook.com/drsharoncohen

 

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Jan 16, 2018

Welcome to episode 54 of the Sexology Podcast. Today’s show mark’s the one year anniversary since beginning the podcast and thank you for all of your support and feedback to the show, it is truly appreciated.

 

In this episode, we recap highlights of some of the best interviews from the last year, featuring pearls of wisdom from:

 

Dr. Albert Wong (Episode 01)

Dr. Barbach (Episode 06)

Dr. Emily Nagoski (Episode 10)

Dr. Patti Britton (Episode 14)

Dr. Jen (Episode 15)

Laurie Watson, LMFT (Episode 19)

Renelle Nelson, LMFT (Episode 21)

Dr. Lanae (Episode 30)

Dr. Laurie Mintz (Episode 39)

Dr. Pomeranz (Episode 41)

Dr. Anita Johnson (Episode 42)

 

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Resources

https://www.sexologypodcast.com

https://www.facebook.com/oasis2care

https://twitter.com/oasis2care

Jan 9, 2018

Welcome to episode 53 of the Sexology Podcast, today I am delighted to be joined by Dr. Sharon Cohen who talks to us about how to decide if you are emotionally ready to have sex with your date, putting communication at the heart of your relationship and the importance of negotiation when it comes to consensual sexual activity.

 

Dr. Sharon Cohen is a Relationship and Love Consultant in Newport Beach, California. She works with women who can’t seem to find the right relationship or who aren’t sure they are in the right relationship. Sometimes clients who come to her are ready to give up on love. She helps them have supportive, committed, deeply loving relationships with a man who ROCKS THEIR WORLD.

 

Her vision of success is that all women who want to be will be in relationships of ever-lasting love with their “meant-to-be” partners, feeling connected and loved. Her primary mission is to help women gain the skills to attract and keep long-lasting love.

 

A sub-set of that mission is to get women inspired to attract the love they desire. Her expertise and life experiences support in sparking awareness and prompting change in her clients. Using an educational and action-oriented program, Dr. Sharon’s clients see their interactions and relationships in a whole new light. With this new-found awareness, her clients free themselves from their past mistakes in their dating, relationships, and life so they can now relax into love.

 

She has a background in psychotherapy and now works as a consultant, ready to offer you expert advice as to what it is you are doing wrong. Her experience is that the clients who are coming to see her don’t know what it is they are doing that isn’t working and they are ready to get that guidance.

 

She currently sees clients in her office, on “walk & talks” outside of the office and via phone calls for people who aren’t in the local area.

 

 

 

In this episode, you will hear:

 

  • How to decide if you are emotionally ready to have sex with your date? How can you assess the partner is ready?
  • Reestablishing sexual boundaries after they’ve gone too far
  • Putting communication at the heart of your relationship
  • Learning to communicate more face to face and less via texting
  • How long we should continue going out with someone when there is no sexual chemistry?
  • The importance of negotiation when it comes to consensual sexual activity

 

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Resources

http://drsharoncohen.com

Jan 2, 2018

Welcome to episode 52 of Sexology Podcast. Today, I am delighted to welcome Dr. Nickie D. Phillips.


Nickie is an associate professor of criminal justice at St. Francis College, Brooklyn, NY where she teaches courses that include criminology, criminal justice, crime and media, and victimology. She is director of the Center for Crime and Popular Culture serving scholars, students, and laypersons interested in issues pertaining to the intersection of crime, social control, and popular culture. The Center sponsors special events, lectures, and guest speakers on campus, each geared toward understanding how cultural artifacts shape and reflect public attitudes toward offenders, victims, and the operations of the criminal justice system.

Nickie received her Ph.D. from City University of New York Graduate Center in 2006 and holds a M.A. in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Her research interests include media and crime, crime and popular culture, and sexual violence. She is author of Beyond Blurred Lines: Rape Culture in Popular Media (Rowman and Littlefield, 2017) and co-author of Comic Book Crime: Truth, Justice, and the American Way (NYU Press, 2013), the latter of which examined representations of crime and justice in contemporary American comics books through the lens of cultural criminology.

In this episode, you will hear:

  • The evolution of rape culture during the past decade.
  • The concept of rape culture in television, gaming and comic books.
  • The normalization of violence against women in media.
  • How #Metoo movement breaks the silence of ongoing sexual harassments in our society.
  • Potential backlash of #MeToo movement.
  • Empowering the victims of sexual harassment.
  • Methods for ending rape culture

Resources

http://www.sfc.edu/academics/institutescenters/popculture

https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781442246270/Beyond-Blurred-Lines-Rape-Culture-in-Popular-Media#

https://www.amazon.com/Comic-Book-Crime-Alternative-Criminology/dp/0814767885

nphillips@sfc.edu

Dec 26, 2017

Welcome to episode 51 of the Sexology Podcast, today I am delighted to be joined by Deborah Beaumont. We talk about how cancer diagnosis may affect an individual’s sexuality and sex life, the effects it can have a survivors’ intimate relationships and coping mechanisms recommended to improve their sexual health.

 

Deborah Beaumont is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse and two-time cancer survivor. After her last experience with cancer (bilateral breast cancer) and multiple complications from treatments she was frustrated with conventional medicine telling he the only thing she could do to prevent another recurrence of cancer was to take prescriptions, get yearly check-ups and hope for the best that it didn't return. Feeling there was a need to know about more about prevention and making treatment decisions that supported having a good quality of life (given all the treatment and medication side effects she experienced) she immersed herself in learning about holistic and integrative treatment that complimented the medical advice she was being given.

 

She is now a certified functional medicine practitioner and is a holistic and integrative health coach supporting women and empowering them to make treatment decisions not only in treating cancer reclaiming their health and having a good quality of life after chemo and active treatment is done. She emphasizes an integrative mind-body approach to health, healing and living.

 

She works with women by phone and Skype and provides coaching and consultation to women looking for holistic and integrative recovery.

 

In this episode, you will hear:

  • How cancer diagnosis may affect individual’s sexuality and sex life
  • Sexual side effects from post cancer treatment
  • Knowing that it’s ok for women not to be sexual after cancer treatment
  • How cancer can affect survivors’ intimate relationships?
  • The psychological differences between sexual side effects of post cancer treatment and cosmetic surgeries      
  • Coping mechanisms recommended to survivors as a way to improve their sexual health

Resources

https://mindbodynutritionrn.com

radicalhealthRN@gmail.com

 

 

Dec 19, 2017

Welcome to episode 50 of the Sexology Podcast, today I am delighted to be joined by Dan Griffin, M.A., who talks to us about the meaning behind “The Man Rules”, his thoughts on recent sexual allegations that have broken in the media and the importance of context and consent in alternative sexual behaviors.

Dan Griffin, M.A., is an internationally recognized author, thought leader, and expert on men’s relationships and masculinity.

Dan’s work and life is dedicated to exploring and redefining what it means to be a man in the 21st century. Dan is dedicated to helping men be better men by understanding the impact of the Man Rules on their lives and finding the success in their personal lives they are striving for in the professional lives. Griffin’s book, A Man’s Way through Relationships, is the first book written specifically to help men create healthy relationships while navigating the challenges of the “Man Rules™,” those ideas men internalize at very young ages about how to be real boys and men. In 2015, Dan was honored to be named a Senior Fellow at the world renowned leader for treating addiction and trauma, The Meadows.

Griffin’s professional background includes over two decades in the mental health and addictions field. He is also the author of A Man’s Way through the Twelve Steps, the first trauma-informed book to take a holistic look at men’s sobriety. He co-authored Helping Men Recover, the first comprehensive gender-responsive and trauma-informed curriculum for addiction and mental health professionals. Griffin earned a Master’s degree in Sociology from the University of Kansas where his graduate work was the first qualitative study centered on the social construction of masculinity in the culture of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Dan grew up in the DC area and lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Nancy, and his daughter, Grace, and has been in long-term recovery from addiction since he graduated college in May of 1994. 

In this episode, you will hear:

  • The meaning behind “The Man Rules”
  • Dan’s thoughts on recent sexual allegations that have broken in the media
  • Do we relieve abusers of their actions if they’re sex addicts?
  • Recommendations to be more relational in your sexuality
  • Can we change our erotic template?
  • The importance of context and consent in alternative sexual behaviors
  • How a man might react differently from when they’re in recovery from sexual addiction to when they’re in the midst of it

 

Resources

http://www.dangriffin.com/man-rules-podcast

 

Dec 12, 2017

Welcome to episode 49 of the Sexology Podcast, today I am delighted to be joined by Dr. Joe Kort, Ph.D. He talks to us about why some straight men are drawn to gay sex, the taboo of talking about this topic and how are compulsive behaviors different from sexual attraction. 

Psychotherapist, coach and author Joe Kort, Ph.D., MSW, MA founded his practice in 1985. Its specialties include: Gay Affirmative Psychotherapy, emphasizing how being knowledgeable about gay issues informs the therapeutic process, and IMAGO Relationship Therapy, a specific program to help couples and singles learn to improve their communication and relationship skills. It is based on the books Getting The Love You Want and Keeping The Love You Find by Dr. Harville Hendrix. 

This practice specializes in sex therapy and sexual identity issues, including Out-Of-Control Sexual Behavior; responsible non-monogamy/monogamy; childhood sexual, physical and emotional abuse; mixed-orientation marriages; coming out; and depression and anxiety. The group offers workshops for couples and singles.

In this episode, you will hear:  

  • Why some straight men are drawn to gay sex but aren’t gay
  • The compartmentalization men can make between gay sex and being gay
  • How society says it’s ok for women to have sex other women but not the same for men
  • How trauma reenactment can play a role in this issue
  • The taboo and difficulty to talk about this with partners
  • How are compulsive behaviors different from sexual attraction?
  • How the more this issue gets repressed, the more it will come up
  • The role shame plays around this issue
  • How homophobia can be used as a smokescreen

 

Resources

http://www.joekort.com

http://www.straightguise.com

 

 

Dec 5, 2017

Welcome to episode 48 of the Sexology Podcast, today I am delighted to be joined by Quandra Chaffers, LCSW. In this episode we talk about how masturbation can become a form of violence, the trauma nonconsensual masturbation creates and why the actions of Harvey Weinstein and Louis C.K were acts of violence.

Quandra Chaffers, LCSW is a Certified Sex Educator through AASECT the American Association of Sexuality Educators Counselors and Therapists, and also a Certified EMDR Therapist. She boasts over 10 years of experience working with sexual violence survivors as both a crisis intervention counselor and a psychotherapist. For six years, she made a career in treating violent offenders as a facilitator for a batters intervention program.

Quandra strives to help men and women overcome rape, intimate partner violence, sexual acting out, and a host of other sex related issues. She believes that sexual health is the natural solution to sexual violence. Her private practice Sexual Abuse and Sex Solutions is located on the cusp of the Nob Hill district in San Francisco and helps clients address both sexual trauma and problematic sexual behaviors. 

In this episode, you will hear:

  • How masturbation can become a form of violence
  • Where is the line between out of control sexual behaviour and violence?
  • Why the actions of Harvey Weinstein and Louis C.K were acts of violence
  • The damage Kevin Spacey did by using his coming out as a smokescreen for sexual abuse
  • The trauma nonconsensual masturbation creates
  • Understanding the root causes of why people become sexual offenders
  • The importance and need to learn to have more empathy

 

Resources

https://www.sasstherapy.com

quandra@sasstherapy.com

Nov 28, 2017

Welcome to episode 47 of the Sexology Podcast, today I am delighted to be joined by Jeanette Tolson who talks to us about what constitutes consent, what might stop someone from reporting sexual assault and how can we create a culture of consent.

Jeanette Tolson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor in New York.  She earned her Master’s in Social Work at SUNY Albany and completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Sex Therapy and Sexuality Education at the University of Michigan.  

Prior to opening her private practice in 2015, she was the Executive Director for a not for profit community recovery organization.  Ms. Tolson currently has an academic appointment at SUNY Delhi and been teaching there continuously since 2009. Ms. Tolson has worked in a variety of outpatient settings. Her clinical interests include working with relationships from an attachment perspective, LGBTQ issues, recovery from infidelity, and substance use disorders.

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In this episode, you will hear:

 

  • What constitutes consent?
  • How yes doesn’t mean yes all the time
  • What is sexualized hostility?
  • Why perpetrators find it arousing to terrorize their victim
  • What might stop someone from reporting sexual assault
  • The ways in which alcohol can affect these situations during and after the assault
  • How can we create a culture of consent?

 

Resources

https://jeanettetolsonlcsw.com

https://youtu.be/oQbei5JGiT8

 

Nov 21, 2017

Welcome to episode 46 of the Sexology Podcast, today I am delighted to be joined by Stuart Fensterheim, LCSW who talks about the factors that contribute to a loss of passion, the differences between hook up sex, marital sex and making love and how intimacy tends to only be associated with sex.  

Stuart Fensterheim, LCSW is an author and podcaster specializing in helping couples to create a true and authentic love story where they both feel secure and important. His thirty plus years as a therapist have given him a unique perspective on love and relationships. 

The Couples Expert Podcast is produced weekly and has an international following on iTunes; currently with over 100,000 downloads and growing. The podcast brings Stuart together with experts from all over the world; in the field of love and relationships. In-depth and insightful discussions on all facets of adult relationships are addressed on The Couples Experts podcast. In addition to his Podcast, clinical and online work, Stuart also facilitates seminars and workshops employing emotionally-focused couples therapy; as well as intensive counseling weekends designed to help couples get to the heart of their struggles and find the answers they are seeking for a closer and more connected loving relationship.

Stuart is available to speak on topics including:

Surviving Infidelity and Rebuilding Trust

Finding Love in Middle Age

Having a Closer Connection with Your Partner § Sexuality and Monogamy

Same-Sex Relationships

Making Your Good Relationship Great

 

In this episode, you will hear:

  • The factors that can contribute to a loss of passion
  • How a couple’s sex language can be different and the importance for open communication
  • The difficulty to connect when there’s unresolved emotions with our partners
  • The differences between hook up sex, marital sex and making love
  • Why people struggle with synchrony sex
  • How intimacy tends to only be associated with sex

 

Resources

http://www.thecouplesexpertscottsdale.com

http://www.thecouplesexpertscottsdale.com/podcasts

Email: Stuart@thecouplesexperts.com

Nov 14, 2017

Welcome to episode 45 of the Sexology Podcast, today I am delighted to be joined by Sara Sweetly. Sara shares her story of how she became interested and involved in this work, misconceptions that exist around fetishes and tips on how to have great phone sex.

 

Sara is a professional Dominatrix and phone sex operator who works primarily with clients in the fetish and kink community. Sara’s goal is to help her clients find a way to express their sexuality without restrictions or the unpleasant feeling of judgment. To Sara, helping her clients means helping them to find the sexual answers that could lead to a path of greater self-discovery and overall healthier relationships for them.

 

Sara believes that it is possible to uncover your true sexual capabilities and to experience the sex life that you are truly worthy of. She is the founder of the Must Love Fetish podcast, an educational sexuality podcast dedicated to exploring and finding ways to bridge the vanilla and kinky worlds. This interview-style podcast features a new fetish and guest every week – and explores the psychology behind fetishes in order to help people better understand what it is like to live with one.

 

Sara has been featured on numerous podcasts, including consensually speaking, sex + love with sexologist Randi Levinson, and now sexology podcast. She has been the guest on several live radio talk shows, including the Rob & Slim show – where she often busts the misconceptions about phone sex and sex work in a light-hearted manner. With a background in psychology, Sara is currently working towards her sex coaching certification and eventual Doctorate in Human Sexuality.

 

During her free time, she produces audiobooks and her voice can be heard on both Amazon Audible and iTunes. Sara likes to think of herself as a producer of aural pornography, and hopes to create a workshop in which she can teach couples the art of dirty talk in order to enhance their relationships. Sara is currently working on her first book “Aural Sex: The Art Of Dirty Talk as Foreplay.” (working title) 

 

In this episode, you will hear:

 

  • How Sara became interested and involved in this work
  • The common and uncommon fetishes Sara hears on the phone
  • Misconceptions that exist around fetishes
  • How this line of work has created a good business for Sara
  • The types of role play Sara will participate in on the phone
  • How many people like to be submissive in their phone calls
  • Tips on how to have great phone sex

 

Resources

https://mustlovefetish.com

https://twitter.com/SaraSweetly

 

Nov 7, 2017

Welcome to episode 44 of the Sexology Podcast, today I am delighted to be joined by Elise Carr, M.A. who talks to us about understanding Tantra, the benefits of adopting a Tantric lifestyle and how you can use Tantra even if you’re not in a relationship.

Elise Carr is the Woman behind StellaMuse, known as the ‘Pioneer of Yoni-Heart-Mind Power’ she mentors, councils and advises your journey of Awakening from Within through Sacred Guidance, Sacred Sexuality, Spirituality & Soul.

With unwavering enthusiasm, fierce dedication and spirited insight, Elise guides inspirational and aspirational souls on a purpose driven, joy filled mission away from fear, dissatisfaction and illusion, and into courageous love and mental clarity; guiding them to a live life as their most authentic, nourished and unique selves.

Elise is also a student of the Mysteries and a certified; Holistic Life/Health Coach, Tantra practitioner and Reiki Master, as well as a Writer, Speaker, Model and Artist.

In this episode, you will hear:

  • Understanding Tantra and what is sacred sexuality?
  • How Elise began her journey into the world of Tantra
  • What the practice of Tantra usually looks like
  • How Tantra is a way of life and more than just sex
  • The way in which Tantra can expand consciousness
  • The overall benefits of adopting a Tantric lifestyle
  • Learning to schedule time with your partner
  • How you can use Tantra even if you’re not in a relationship

Resources

http://www.stellamuse.com

Oct 31, 2017

Welcome to episode 43 of the Sexology Podcast, today I am delighted to welcome back Dr. Lisa Wade. In this episode, we talk about the difference between sex and gender, external and internal factors that may influence gender identity and the double standards that exist in society when dealing with gender identity issues.

 

Lisa Wade is an associate professor of sociology at Occidental College. Her newest book, American Hookup, is about the emergence and character of the culture of sex that dominates college campuses today.

 

Before receiving her PhD in sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Lisa earned an MA in human sexuality from NYU and a BA in philosophy from the University of California-Santa Barbara.

 

Lisa has authored over a dozen academic research articles and a textbook on the sociology of gender. She also actively contributes to media, writing extensively for non-academic audiences and appearing on television and radio.

 

In this episode, you will hear:

 

  • The difference between sex and gender
  • Gender identity and sexual orientation – is there a relationship between them?
  • External and internal factors that can influence gender identity
  • What it means to identify as gender non-confirming
  • The relationship between biological and societal factors that can affect our gender identity
  • How societal intuitions of power try to keep the status quo to protect their own power
  • Parenting and gender identity
  • The double standards that exist in society when dealing with gender identity issues

 

Resources

https://lisa-wade.com

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30231781-american-hookup

email: lwade@oxy.edu

 

Oct 24, 2017

Welcome to episode 42 of the Sexology Podcast, my guest today is Dr. Anita Johnson. In this episode, Dr. Anita Johnson shares with us how to heal your relationship with your body and reclaim power of feminine energy. 

Anita Johnston, Ph.D., is a Depth Psychologist and author of Eating in the Light of the Moon, which has been published in six languages. She is the co-creator of the online course, Light of the Moon Café which is an interactive “workbook” and women’s support circle for Eating in the Light of the Moon, and she is the author of a book chapters and other professional journal articles.

She has been working in the field of women’s issues and disordered eating for over 35 years and is currently the Clinical Director of ‘Ai Pono Hawaii which has outpatient eating disorder programs in Honolulu, the Big Island of Hawaii, and a residential treatment program in Maui.

Dr. Johnston provides individual consultations online, and conducts Soul Hunger workshops and professional trainings around the world, using metaphor and storytelling, along with her training as a clinical psychologist, to address the complex issues that underlie struggles with eating, weight, and body image.

In this episode, you will hear:

  • Why women today are dissatisfied with their image
  • How feminine energy is connected to the earth
  • Understanding your intuition and instinct
  • The resonation people feel with her book “Eating In The Light Of The Moon”
  • How food habits are linked to sexual desires and behaviours
  • The power of feminine energy and the need to understand it better
  • The need to have better support networks around ourselves

 

Resources

www.DrAnitaJohnston.com

www.LightoftheMoonCafe.com

DrAJ1@aol.com

Anita@LightoftheMoonCafe.com

 

Oct 17, 2017

Welcome to episode 41 of the Sexology Podcast. Today I am joined by Dr. Kelifern Pomeranz who talks to us about male sexual arousal, the common causes for sexual dysfunction and the pros and cons of using PED5 inhibitors.

 

Dr. Pomeranz is a licensed clinical psychologist and sex therapist with a practice in Silicon Valley. In addition to her private practice, she also works as a staff psychologist at Stanford University. Dr. Pomeranz earned her doctorate in clinical psychology in the Bay Area and has worked in a number of diverse settings, including the San Francisco jail, Salvation Army rehabilitation center, and UC Davis Medical System. She spent 9 years at the Boston VA, focusing on substance use disorders, sexual trauma, and out of control sexual behaviors.

 

Dr. Pomeranz recognizes the importance between sexual and emotional well-being and believes that not enough clinicians are talking with their clients about this important topic. In her private practice in Menlo Park she treats individuals who are struggling with a variety of sexual health concerns, including erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, desire discrepancy, genito-pelvic pain, female orgasmic disorder, penetration disorders, sexual trauma, gender/sexual identity, and alternative sexual lifestyles. In addition, Dr. Pomeranz treats substance use disorders and other addictive behaviors, including out-of-court sexual behaviors, utilizing a harm reduction model. Dr. Pomeranz is a member of AASECT and Bay Area Open Minds.

 

In this episode, you will hear:

 

  • Gender differences with sexual arousal
  • Does penal erection hardness correspond to arousal?
  • Common causes for sexual dysfunction in men
  • What you can do as partner to help with erectile dysfunction
  • The link and misconceptions around ageing and erectile dysfunction
  • How certain medications can be harmful to people’s relationships
  • The feelings of shame that can occur around this issue
  • Ways in which you can approach and support your partner through this

 

Resources

https://www.drpomeranz.com

Oct 10, 2017

Welcome to episode 40 of the Sexology Podcast, my guest today is Gigi Engle! In this episode, Gigi discusses why some sexual fantasies are common, and whether they should stay as fantasies or manifest into a reality!

 

Gigi Engle is a writer and sex educator. She was the head sex and dating writer for Elite Daily and Thrillist Media Group before launching a career in freelance writing and sex education. She's written and reported for a variety of magazines and websites including Cosmopolitan, Elle, Teen Vogue, Marie Claire, Glamour, Brides and many more.

 

Gigi teaches classes and workshops focused on sex ed basics like Vibrator 101 to Buttplugs for Beginners to feminist topics like Vulva Confidence and The Orgasm Gap. She is currently working on her first book, a feminist sex guidebook, with St. Martin's Press, an imprint of MacMillen.

In this episode, you will hear:

  • Where our sexual fantasies come from
  • How you can learn more about your sexual template from fantasies
  • Rape fantasies: why people have them
  • Recommendations on what to share or not share with your partner when it comes to fantasies
  • Why just because you have a fantasy, doesn’t mean you want it to happen
  • Having good communication with your partner to avoid shame
  • Making compromises with your partner for sexual fantasies
  • How the media and pornography can form some of our fantasies

For more great content please check out www.sexologypodcast.com

 

Resources

http://missgigiengle.com

http://www.jsm.jsexmed.org/article/S1743-6095(15)30944-9/fulltext

Oct 3, 2017

Welcome to episode 39 of the Sexology Podcast, my guest today is Laurie Mintz, Ph.D. who talks to us about orgasms, the different types of women's orgasm, common factors that may attribute to not experiencing orgasms and the importance to have open communication to improve your sexual life.

Dr. Laurie Mintz is an author, therapist, professor and speaker whose life’s work has been committed to helping people live fuller, richer lives through the art and science of psychology. 

As a tenured Professor at the University of Florida, she teaches the Psychology of Human Sexuality to hundreds of undergraduate students each year. She also teaches and mentors graduate students, helping them find their own niche as psychologists. Dr. Mintz has published over 50 research articles in academic journals and six chapters in academic books. She has received numerous professional and teaching awards, and is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association.

Dr. Mintz is the author of two popular and highly acclaimed books—both written with the aim of empowering women sexually: Becoming Cliterate: Why Orgasm Equality Matters and How to Get it (HarperOne, 2017) and A Tired Woman’s Guide to Passionate Sex: Reclaim Your Desire and Reignite Your Relationship (Adams Media, 2009).

With this same goal of providing scientifically-accurate, sex-positive information to enhance female pleasure, Dr. Mintz also writes a popular Psychology Today blog. She also gives presentations and workshops to professionals and lay audiences and is often quoted in national and international media. For over 25 years, Dr. Mintz has also maintained a small private practice. One of her greatest honors is to help clients reach their goals and to live fuller, more authentic lives.

In this episode, you will hear:  

  • How to know whether you’ve reached orgasm or not
  • The different types of orgasm women can have
  • How most women need clitoral stimulation to orgasm
  • The different standards that exist between women and men on the issue
  • Common factors that can attribute to not experiencing orgasm
  • Feelings of shame that can occur through not being able to orgasm
  • Potential evolutionary benefits of having orgasms
  • The importance to have open communication to improve your sexual life

 

To book an appointment for Sex Therapy with Dr. Nazanin Moali call (310) 6009912 or click here

 

Resources

http://drlauriemintz.com

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0062484389

Sep 26, 2017

Welcome to episode 38 of the Sexology Podcast, my guest today is Dr. Piper Grant. Dr. Grant is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, sex therapist, Certified Sex Addiction Therapist and founder of Numi Psychology. In this episode, we talked about the common emotions women may experience after discovering sexual betrayal and steps they can take when starting their journey of recovery.

Dr. Grant has extensive experience working with couples and individuals in healing ruptures within their relationship, overcoming sexual dysfunction, deepening their intimacy, and (re)building a strong foundation within their relationship. She specializes in working with individuals and couples on issues related to sex, intimacy, and trauma. 

Although based in Los Angeles, California, Dr. Piper seeks to reach individuals and couples internationally in recovery from sex addiction and healing from sexual betrayal by hosting retreats in Bali for women who have experienced sexual betrayal and couples in recovery from sex addiction. These are the only retreats hosted in Bali that are tailored to help couples and individuals on issues related to sexual betrayal and hosted by a Psychologist and CSAT.

In this episode, you will hear:

  • The common emotions women may experience after discovering sexual betrayal
  • How a woman’s self-image can be damaged
  • Recommendations for getting in touch with your feminine intuitive self
  • The challenges of the grieving process
  • Libido changes that can occur following sexual betrayal
  • The repeating cycle that can happen through multiple relationships
  • Steps you can take when starting your journey of recovery

 

Resources

www.numipsychology.com

www.drpipergrant.com

Sep 19, 2017

Welcome to episode 37 of the Sexology Podcast, my guest today is Dr. Six who speaks to me about sexual performance anxiety, the different ways it manifests between men and women and knowing when it’s time to seek professional help with this issue.

Dr. Six has 25 years as a practicing Clinical Sexologist, and is a successful sex therapist who has helped thousands of people find their authentic selves and enjoy a more fulfilling relationship. Her approach is unique, and her style is warmly engaging, putting her clients and workshop attendees at ease. Her credentials include an M.A. in Counseling Psychology and a PhD in Clinical Sexology and she’s a Board Certified Clinical Sexologist by the American Board of Sexology. She’s also a professor at USF where she teaches graduate students about Sexology. Her book, Erotic Integrity: How to be True to Yourself Sexually was published last year by She Writes Press.

In Erotic Integrity, Dr. Claudia Six leads readers through ten sexual themes including garden-variety performance anxiety, sexual boredom, newly dating, coming out, and more and reveals three simple steps to a more rewarding sex life: knowing who you truly are as a sexual being, embracing that knowledge, and living it authentically.

In this episode, you will hear:

  • How you define sexual performance anxiety
  • The different ways it manifests between men and women
  • How it can take women longer to get turned on
  • The feelings of being broken or defective that can occur through this issue
  • The impact pornography can have on bad education around sex
  • Having open communication in your relationship to deal with sexual performance anxiety
  • How the win or lose mentality can affect men
  • Knowing when it’s time to seek professional help with this issue

 

Dr. Moali offers limited time reduced fee sex therapy treatment in Hermosa Beach or Torrance locations. Contact Dr. Moali(833) 376-6254 today to schedule an appointment or book a free 15 min consultation. 

 

 

Resources

www.drsix.net

https://drsix.net/erotic-integrity-book/

(415) 453-6218

Ted Talk - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIxRPWHFWIM

 

Sep 12, 2017

Welcome to episode 36 of the Sexology Podcast with your host Dr. Nazanin Moali. In this episode, Dr. Moali talks about the important topic of psychological growth following experiencing sexual assault or rape. Furthermore, she discusses how sexual trauma may produce positive growth for individuals in various areas of their lives including their ability to relate to others, their general appreciation of life, and their ability to see new possibilities and changes in their spiritual life. 

 

In this episode, you will hear:

 

  • How people overcome adversity after sexual assault
  • Why people can view themselves as a survivor rather than a victim
  • Changing relationships; needing others for support
  • Renewing one’s purpose in life and becoming more spiritual
  • Redefining perspective with mindfulness practices
  • How growth is a gradual process
  • Cultivating post-traumatic growth through support
  • The importance of honouring your own journey

 

Take advantage of this month’s reduced fee limited time offer for Sex therapy by Dr. Nazanin Moali. You can book your appointment by calling (833) 376-6254

 

Resources

http://www.sexologypodcast.com/

https://bmcmedresmethodol.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12874-017-0344-2

https://ptgi.uncc.edu/ptgi-related-inventories/

 

Sep 5, 2017

Welcome to episode 35 of sexology podcast. Today I’m joined by Wendly Maltz LCSW, who shares with us the steps one can take to rediscover the joy of sexual intimacy after experiencing sexual assault. 

Wendy Maltz LCSW, DST, is an internationally recognized sex therapist, author, and speaker, with more than thirty-five years of experience treating sex and intimacy concerns. She authored a number of highly acclaimed sexuality resources, including the recovery classic, The Sexual Healing Journey: A Guide for Survivors of Sexual Abuse, as well as Private Thoughts: Exploring the Power of Women’s Sexual Fantasies, and The Porn Trap: The Essential Guide to Overcoming Problems Caused by Pornography.

Wendy compiled and edited two best-selling poetry collections that celebrate healthy sexual intimacy, Passionate Hearts: The Poetry of Sexual Love and Intimate Kisses: The Poetry of Sexual Pleasure. Her popular educational website, www.HealthySex.com, provides free articles, podcast interviews, posters, couples sexual healing videos, and more to help people recover from sexual abuse, overcome sexual problems, and develop skills for love-based sexual intimacy.

An experienced public speaker, workshop trainer and keynote presenter, Wendy has lectured in many major cities in the U.S., plus in Canada and New Zealand. Her presentation style is described as “warm and friendly,” “professional,” “information rich,” and “accessible.” Having worked in the field of sexuality for over three decades, Wendy knows how to put her audiences at ease on the subject.

In this episode, you will hear:  

  • The common myths that exist around sexual assault
  • How people can blame themselves for something they didn’t have control over
  • The issue and complications around consent
  • How being sexually assaulted can affect a person’s outlook on sex
  • Common sexual challenges that survivors face
  • Ways in which you can support a partner who’s been sexually assaulted
  • Discovering when you are ready to go on the sexual healing journey
  • How it’s possible to still enjoy sex after being assaulted

Resources

www.HealthySex.com

Books

https://www.amazon.com/The-Sexual-Healing-Journey-Survivors/dp/0062130730

https://www.amazon.com/Private-Thoughts-Exploring-Womens-Fantasies-ebook/dp/B00A8SKN6K

https://www.amazon.com/Porn-Trap-Essential-Overcoming-Pornography/dp/0061231878

https://www.amazon.com/Passionate-Hearts-Poetry-Sexual-Love/dp/1577315677

https://www.amazon.com/Intimate-Kisses-Poetry-Sexual-Pleasure/dp/157731445X

Aug 29, 2017

Welcome to episode 34 of the Sexology Podcast, my guest today is Dr. Janet Brito who speaks to me about mind body approach; what it is and how it can be used, the benefits of tapping into mindfulness and how a healthy and balanced diet can help with sexual health.

 

Janet Brito is a licensed clinical psychologist, and licensed clinical social worker in Hawaii. She is an AASECT certified sex therapist and a Graduate of the Fellowship Program in Human Sexuality at the University of Minnesota Medical School, one of only a few university programs in the world dedicated to sexuality training.

 

Currently, she is the founder of the Center for Sexual and Reproductive Health where she specializes in the areas of relationship and sex therapy, gender and sexual identity concerns, out of control sexual behaviour, non-traditional relationships, holistic sexual health approaches, and infertility.

 

In this episode, you will hear:

 

  • Mind body approach; what it is and how it can be used
  • The research that has been conducted into the efficacy of holistic medicine
  • The benefits of tapping into mindfulness to help with this issue
  • Societal messages people receive that can lead to shame
  • The narrative of our story and how that can lead to sexual challenges
  • Being the author of your own story and owning it
  • Ways in which alternative medicine practices can help increase sexual activity and intimacy
  • How a healthy and balanced diet can help with sexual health

 

Resources

http://sextherapyhawaii.com

https://www.facebook.com/drjanetbrito/

 

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