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Straight Talk About Sex
Marianne Brandon Ph.D.
Refocusing yourself on these points can reduce your motivation to cheat.
Identifying what's interfering with your enjoyment of partnered sex is the first step to improving your love life.
There's a lot you can do to increase your sexual pleasure. And the good news is, if it's good for your sex life, it's usually good for you and your life more generally.
The evolutionary purpose of passion isn’t to keep a couple together for decades. Its purpose is simply to motivate short-term pair bonding and procreation.
People avoid therapy because they see no benefit to talking about their struggles. But therapy can help change your relationship to even "unfixable" problems.
Surveys suggest that at least 10 percent of men struggle with low sex drive. There are multiple potential causes, as well as a variety of ways to address them.
Our culture is transforming faster than at any time in the history of humankind. Rather than be passive bystanders, let's actively write the story of the Future of Intimacy.
Sexbots are more than science fiction, and they are among the most controversial inventions we will be confronting in the next few decades.
Our love and vulnerability, and our ability to give and receive love all become only more critical as technology advances.
We have evolved over hundreds of thousands of years to exhibit some basic sexual differences. Ignoring this science creates extraordinary distress in romantic relationships today.
Just about every aspect of life has been impacted by technology. The basic structure of human relationships—the way we love—is not far behind.
Our modern combination of an evolved cerebral cortex coupled with our primitive sexual biology presents interesting and often challenging scenarios for us all.
Let’s review some strategies for surviving the relationship stresses that are undoubtedly rearing their unwelcome heads right now. Here’s a crash course in couples’ therapy.
Stressful times are capable of bringing out our best as well as our worst. For the next weeks and perhaps months, most of us will show both of these sides to our partners.
Maintaining physical distance from our friends, neighbors, colleagues and strangers is becoming the new normal. In light of these changes, what's to come of psychotherapy?
Many couples make the faulty assumption that if initiating sex is simple at the beginning of the relationship, it should always be simple. But that’s not realistic.
Our personal experiences, morals, and values leave us vulnerable to assumptions about sexuality that feel accurate, but may be far from true.
Well-meaning lovers may confuse sexual coercion with sexual assertiveness.
Vulnerability isn’t a bad word. In fact, cultivating this tender emotion can deepen and expand a romantic relationship.
Why communication in the bedroom often fails.
Passionate, lustful sex doesn't originate in our minds. It comes from a more instinctive, animalistic place inside us.
Dr. Marianne Brandon is a clinical psychologist, diplomate in sex therapy, futurist, author and lecturer with over 20 years’ experience working with couples struggling to create more passionate intimate relationships.