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Marty Klein Ph.D.
Exploring your sexual identity is fine. Feeling confined by your decisions, or expecting others to validate your unique definitions, is self-limiting.
When couples ask me if watching porn is a form of infidelity, they're usually surprised by my answer.
A sense of proportion is important as we adjust male-female relationships to be more respectful.
More women than ever are routinely removing or trimming their pubic hair. Is that empowerment or submission?
Alabama only recently got rid of prison chain gangs. Now it wants to chemically castrate sex offenders, even if they have no interest in kids.
Everyone says the internet has changed "everything." But it hasn't changed the human heart—or sex.
Product after product gives women and men the chance to feel sexually inadequate. Self-acceptance and better communication are a better fix for almost any sexual problem.
Pain in any body part can undermine sexual satisfaction. Here's some comfort, and a few ideas.
There are dependable ways to undermine your own sexual experience. Here's how to avoid many of them.
Almost everyone is curious about other people's sex lives. The truth may not be exotic, but it's profound.
Every Halloween, exaggerated stories of danger to our kids fly around like witches on brooms.
There are crucial things about pornography on which we can all agree. We should be discussing them more.
Many couples struggle to find a sexual routine they both enjoy. Talking about what people really want can help break this impasse.
By insisting on special rules, trans activists are discouraging Hollywood from making films about trans stories.
This law is part of a long series of attempts to corral our sexual imagination.
Philip Roth was a fearless chronicler of American sexuality, outraging men, women, Jews, Gentiles, and anyone else who didn't like looking in the mirror.
Lifetime sex offender registration is NOT a "light punishment" whatsoever.
Our internal narratives of powerless scare us out of the communication and self-acceptance crucial to improving sex.
Gender stereotypes can undermine the important message of the #MeToo movement.
Assuming that women can't control their emotions in the face of their partner's porn use disempowers them--and undermines the partnership a couple needs to work things out.
What 4 challenges do couples face this year about love, sex, & intimacy? What do therapists need to understand about them?
If it reminds some people of sex, does that make it sexy--and therefore dangerous?
Labelling Harvey Weinstein a "sex addict" allows us to confidently say "I'm not like that," rather than encouraging us to look at our own pain.
Do you enjoy the freedom to craft your unique sexuality? Thank Hugh Hefner, who pioneered the way for women and men.
Sex can be thrilling, awful, or even both. We should be honest with college students about the difference.
When couples argue about porn, they're usually arguing about something else.
Low sexual desire is a troubling issue. When is it not a sexual dysfunction?
Scripture doesn't mention birth control. So why are many religious people against it—for you?
Erotic age role-play between adults is incredibly common. Unfortunately, prosecutors and juries think it's sick and dangerous.
There are opinions about sex, and facts about sex. Here are some facts to help Mr. Trump govern us.
Marty Klein, Ph.D., is a certified sex therapist and a licensed psychotherapist. He has written five books and 200 articles about sex. His TV appearances include 20/20 and Nightline.