244 episodes

Sex podcast to help committed couples keep it hot! Find hope to keep your marriage and committed relationships emotionally connected and sexually erotic. Certified sex therapist Laurie Watson is joined by global leader in couples therapy - George Faller for an expert, frank and fascinating conversation about sex, love, therapy, relationship dynamics, healthy couples and marriage. We discuss everything from best sexual techniques and solving sexual problems, to building the emotional intimacy necessary for great sex in your relationship! Two therapists bring you sound, concrete tools to reframe your relationship problems and learn how to fall in-love again, rebuild trust, and feel desire. Subscribe to us today!

Foreplay Radio -- Couples and Sex Therapy Laurie Watson & George Faller

    • Sexuality
    • 4.7, 1.1K Ratings

Sex podcast to help committed couples keep it hot! Find hope to keep your marriage and committed relationships emotionally connected and sexually erotic. Certified sex therapist Laurie Watson is joined by global leader in couples therapy - George Faller for an expert, frank and fascinating conversation about sex, love, therapy, relationship dynamics, healthy couples and marriage. We discuss everything from best sexual techniques and solving sexual problems, to building the emotional intimacy necessary for great sex in your relationship! Two therapists bring you sound, concrete tools to reframe your relationship problems and learn how to fall in-love again, rebuild trust, and feel desire. Subscribe to us today!

    242: Come as you are with Emily Nogaski

    242: Come as you are with Emily Nogaski

    Welcome Dr. Emily Nagoski, PhD, fellow podcaster and award-winning author of the New York Times bestseller, Come As You Are: the surprising new science that will transform your sex life. 
     
    Dr.Nagoski's mission is to help us live with confidence and joy in our bodies! Together, Emily, George and Laurie want to help people have a healthy view of sex and challenge people's assumptions about what they believe and where they get stuck. We all see EFT as a way to help couples deal with the difficult feelings around sex where we often are anxious about hurting our partner's feelings or fearful of being found sexually inadequate.
     
    To help us understand desire, Emily tells us about where to find our brakes (all the good reasons not to be turned on... potential threats) and accelerators (everything we think, believe, imagine & touch, taste, smell, hear that has sexual connotations.)  Fun topics in this podcast: look at your g******s! (if you want to make friends.) She and George talk about the complicated relationship men have with their penises. Nagoski uses a hedgehog visualization to gracefully accept our feelings around sex. Ever wonder why your body may be turned on but you really don’t want sex? Emily shares the concept of non-concordant sex – when our body’s arousal and subjective sexual feelings don’t align.
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    Find Emily!!!:
    book - Come As You Are
    workbook -The Come as You Are Workbook
    new book!! - Burnout: the secret to unlocking the stress cycle
    podcast - the feminist survival podcast 2020

    • 37 min
    What Withdrawers Can Do Besides Walking Away

    What Withdrawers Can Do Besides Walking Away

    Knowing that their withdrawal triggers their partner, what can someone who feels attacked or criticized do - other than walking away? Wrestling with themselves and naming their feelings, gives them a moment to feel instead of shutting it down. Recognizing what happens in their body makes some room and space for the withdrawer distress. And becoming curious about their pursuing partners criticism and anger helps them reconnect emotionally.

    • 33 min
    240: Do Men Really Want Directions In Bed?

    240: Do Men Really Want Directions In Bed?

    Men want an engaged partner and frequently ask for communication in bed.  Yet, how can a women ask for what she wants without sending the message that she is critical and unhappy? Laurie and George discuss how a woman can offer sex tips so her guy can really be the best in bed for her especially if he is a sexual withdrawer. 

    • 26 min
    Two Ways Pursuers Can Calm Down and Love Their Withdrawing Partner

    Two Ways Pursuers Can Calm Down and Love Their Withdrawing Partner

    Pursuers have beautiful motives to push toward their partners - wanting more connection, more intimacy and more sex. But they often feel rejected and are told they are too much which escalates the cycle.

    Learn two things that help the pursuer calm down. 1) Remind yourself that you have good intentions to create change. 2) Use an image of someone who made you feel safe - a therapist, parent, grandparent or even of yourself comforting a younger version of yourself.

    • 28 min
    Four Sexy Questions

    Four Sexy Questions

    It's so hard to ask for what I want in bed or how to answer what do you want me to do to you sexually. Why? George says we either want to protect our partner from something hurtful and we're avoiding what we feel. But without talking about it, we shortcut that delicious exploration, even the missing spots and getting redirected - that is part of the magic of excitement. Our 4 questions are open-ended and hopefully spark real conversation between you and your lover - even if you've been doin' it forever.

    • 28 min
    49 Year-Old Virgin and Other Mailbag Questions

    49 Year-Old Virgin and Other Mailbag Questions

    Mailbag! - A 49 year-old virgin wonders if it too late for love or if she has lost her mojo. George and Laurie discuss having hard conversations about racism and sex including a listener's feedback. A woman having trouble with physical intimacy after her husband's emotional infidelity.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

Andres32 ,

Very helpful

I’ve been listening to relationship podcasts for years as a way to learn good skills, because I realize that I don’t have the best family role models. These guys are the best. Their the pursuer/distancer discussions have been so helpful to my wife (of 20 years) and me. Thank you for what you do!

Z fehjfesvuijhv ,

so helpful

So helpful in understandingyour partner.

Zombiehug101 ,

Just start listening!

If you want insight into the way your partner thinks about sex, this is the podcast for you. Laurie and George have honest, genuine, and tasteful conversations about real issues that committed couples deal with and talk to us about it ways that are actually helpful. If you want to learn how to talk to your partner about sex in a new way, start listening today!

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