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Two Words About Female Satisfaction: Oral Sex

In spite of what is portrayed in movies and on TV, the majority of women do not reach orgasm during intercourse. Most need direct stimulation of the clitoris, which is usually too far away from the vagina to get what it needs during penetration. Yet...

Seven Problems a Sex Therapist can Help Solve

If you are having conflicts in the bedroom, a sex therapist may be able to help. They will be a neutral party who can listen to both sides of any issue, and help you create a solution. If you are facing any of the concerns...

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What to Share with College-Bound Teens about Sexual Assault

How often does sex abuse happen on college campuses? These statistics from the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN, an American nonprofit anti-sexual assault organization) are worth sharing with your college student: 13% of all students experience rape or sexual assault through physical force,...

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Great Sex After 50

When you reach your 50s, it might seem like sex should be better than ever: you don’t have to worry about getting pregnant, having sex while you are on your period, being walked in on by your children, etc. But it usually doesn’t work that...

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Couples Counseling has Benefits Beyond the Bedroom

Couples therapy is a specific type of talk therapy that can help you uncover the root causes of intimate partner conflicts. When both people are invested in the process, there can be many benefits, as detailed in this article on Talkspace. The Benefits of Couples...

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Couples Counseling Can Ease the Stress of Infertility Treatments

Infertility is among the most challenging experiences couples face, and affects 10 percent of couples worldwide. Lack of marital intimacy—a frequent result of infertility–can lead to dissatisfaction with the relationship, among other problems. I encourage any couple with infertility seek out skilled sex therapy to...

How to Ask Your Partner for More Sex (and Get it)

If you’ve been in an intimate relationship for a year or more, chances are you’ve experienced being in the mood when your partner wasn’t—or vice versa. Mismatched libidos, at least sometimes, is one of the most common issues we see in sex therapy. The Most...

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Plan Ahead for Sex with Your Spouse

It may not seem romantic, but one of the best ways to make sure you and your spouse make time for intimate encounters is to put them on the calendar. There are many benefits to this approach: Both people can plan ahead and take steps...

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The Nutrition-Libido Connection

A recent study in the British Medical Journal found half the women and nearly two-thirds of the men surveyed wanted more sex. In my Charlotte sex therapy practice, I hear many reasons for couples having less sex: anxiety, stress, vaginal dryness after menopause, and sexual...

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Can Meditation Lead to Better Sex?

We all know sex is better when we are relaxed. But lots of things can keep us tense before and during intimate encounters: Stress Anxiety Time shortages Past experiences Guilt or shame Poor body image Unrealistic performance expectations Because of these and other reasons, many...

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