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 is an award-winning, weekly podcast that approaches psychology and mental health in a casual and accessible fashion. Listen as our hosts speak candidly with experts to break down complex topics in simple and understandable ways.
 

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Jul 12, 2018

Sex therapy. The very term is one that produces a flush of embarrassment in many people and is also prone to being misunderstood. But sex therapy is like most other psychotherapy, focusing on how to fix your issues. In this episode, our guest sex therapist talks about what his work consists of, dispelling a few of the misconceptions. He talks about the three main hallmarks of arousal, discusses common problems, such as erectile dysfunction and partners with extremely different libidos, and introduces practices such as “simmering” and “lazy sex.” He also offers some thoughts on polyamory, including the main factors leading to it failing.

 

SEX THERAPY SHOW HIGHLIGHTS  

[3:26]   The 3 main hallmarks of arousal

[5:18]   Why do we have trouble discussing sex with our partners?

[6:40]   What’s the deal with polyamory?

[9:48]   What is “simmering”?

[18:38] What is “lazy sex”?

[19:10] What to do about erectile dysfunction.

[24:10] What to do when you and your partner have vastly different sex drives.

Hosted by Gabe Howard and Vincent M. Wales. Previous episodes can be found at psychcentral.com/show or on your favorite podcast player.