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Laurie J Watson LMFT, LPC
Couples often ask me, as their sex therapist, how they can spice things up in bed. I think this question, most often, is really a request for permission to act on their own ideas.
Sexting has gotten a bad rap—and with good reason. Plenty of people have gotten themselves into hot water by sending inappropriate texts and pics... but here's a reframe.
Are you divorced and entering the dating scene a decade or two after you last went out for drinks? You are probably wondering about how the sexual game has changed and ....
Body image can really mess with our heads—in bed. And for women, criticism of our bodies can have the biggest impact on sexual desire.
The relationship between alcohol and sex is tricky. It can help us open up to healthy sexual activities, but there are risks too.
Depression can have a profound impact on sexual relationships. It can hamper our ability to feel emotionally secure with our partner, and it can rob us of our desire for sex.
“Stealthing” is a form of sexual violation that is as deceptive and dangerous as it sounds.
Morning sex vs. evening sex – it’s an age-old conflict. Men wake up aroused, with a testosterone spike so morning is prime time. But women often prefer a relaxed evening time...
Premature ejaculation—usually reaching climax in one minute’s time—is the number one sexual dysfunction among men, and its biggest consequence is shame.
The most common argument presented in sex therapy is “How often are we going to have sex?” — an important attachment question. Here are 5 do's and don'ts to resolve differences.
When Jenny's husband of several years barely ever initiated, she started to believe he wasn’t attracted to her anymore. He claimed he was, but still never seemed to make a move.
As most menopausal women could probably tell you, “the change” is about much more than just what is going on physically.
Let’s face it: Two bodies can make a lot of sounds and smells that are anything but sexy. Here are some embarrassing difficulties you might encounter – and how to handle them.
In the early years of a relationship, sex is hot, hot, hot! But can married couples keep sexual passion alive over the long haul? Long-term desire is rooted in something deeper.
Though it’s still taboo for many, there’s been a cultural shift when it comes to heterosexual anal sex. Do women enjoy it? What if he wants it and she doesn't?
Has the mountain turned into a molehill? There is nothing more frustrating for a woman than to have the physiological motivation toward sex diminish or disappear. Here's help....
How many times have you thought if you could just communicate about sex, it would get better, but instead talking seems to make it worse?
Is the G-spot real? Does every woman have it? How do I know if I'm touching the right spot?
While it may feel shameful to admit, everybody does it at some point in their lives.
Sex begins in her mind. For her, it’s the fantasizing, remembering, and imagining hot sex that revs her engine. Sex researcher Meredith Chivers says “being desired is the orgasm.”
Sex begins in the body. While women’s desire for sex may be prompted by their mind, memory, or emotional feelings of connection, for men, desire is physical.
A man complained that his wife didn’t want to have sex unless she felt emotionally connected to him. He had no idea what she was talking about.
The number one resolution for New Years is to “get fit.” The body life in our marriage is our sex life. Not just sex but sex imbued with meaning, desire and romance.
Sexual boundaries protect our special commitment. Sex rules, on the other hand, are often unspoken and usually limit sex.
It’s difficult to please a woman if she doesn't reveal her pleasure secrets. Myths about what she turns her on and what turns her off create untold anxiety. Here's the truth:
Five research-based ideas for heating up your sex life this summer.
Beating cancer means being and feeling alive and having hope. Beating breast cancer means that and feeling like a fully-alive female and sexual being.
Disaster! 6:13 p.m., manager Trisha Woodard stops into her vice president’s office for discussion, interrupting him looking at his iPhone and, well.... Save your company now!
Is your New Year's resolution - be better in bed? Do you wonder: How do I make her want to have sex more often? What makes a woman have an orgasm? How do I tell him what I like?
Kissing is the most difficult sex act. Make the ritualized New Year's Eve kiss a symbol of your commitment. Here's seven dos and don'ts to make it perfect:
Laurie Watson is an AASECT certified sex therapist and the podcast host of FOREPLAY - Radio Sex Therapy on iTunes. She lectures at Duke and UNC’s medical schools and can be reached at AwakeningsCenter.org.
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