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Sexologist Dr. Jane Fleishman and sex therapist Dr. Rosara Torrisi break down the beauty of human sexuality in the latter half of life -- also known as the better half.

Our Better Half Our Better Half

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.6 • 10 Ratings

Sexologist Dr. Jane Fleishman and sex therapist Dr. Rosara Torrisi break down the beauty of human sexuality in the latter half of life -- also known as the better half.

    128: DESIRE-ABILITY: Beyond the Binary

    128: DESIRE-ABILITY: Beyond the Binary

    Our guest this week, Lucie Fielding (she/they), is a sexuality educator and resident in counseling in Charlottesville, Virginia. They have an MA in Counseling Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute as well as a PhD in French from Northwestern University. Their background in literature attunes them to ways narrative and image impact our embodied sexualities.
     
    She talks about the “magically multi-orgasmic polymorphously perverse playground of wonder" and “the off label uses of our bodies". She is quite fond of reimagining our bodies in new and erotic ways. 
     
    Lucie just published her first book (which we highly recommend), Trans Sex: Clinical Approaches to Trans Sexualities and Erotic Embodiments (Routledge, 2021). You can find it here or at your favorite local independent bookstore. If you’d like to know more about Lucie, visit her beautiful website here.
     
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    • 44 min
    127: Season 7 Trailer

    127: Season 7 Trailer

    Dear Listeners, 
     
    We are delighted to share that Our Better Half will be returning this September for our seventh season! Big shout-out to our sponsors for making this possible, and to you, listeners, for your ongoing support. In this trailer, hosts Dr. Jane Fleishman and Dr. Rosara Torrisi discuss some of the things they’re looking forward to this fall.  
     
    By the way, with six seasons under our belts, Our Better Half has published over 120 episodes, and they are all available for free through our website! As we approach the milestone of a new season, we invite you to explore our archive to find more great content about sex in the second half of life. 
     
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    • 4 min
    126: End-Of-Year Wrap Up

    126: End-Of-Year Wrap Up

    Dear Listeners:
     
    This week we offer you a quick episode as we wrap up this season of the podcast. And what a season it's been! Rosara and Jane recall their conversations with Dr. David Whitehead, Dr. Peter Kanaris, Kelly Gordon, Dr. Lee Phillips, Dr. Imani Woody, Joan Price and Jessica Drake, Cyndi Darnell, and give thanks to their new co-hosts, Dr. Jayleen Galarza and Dr. Sabitha Pillai-Friedman. If you haven't heard these episodes yet, feel free to take a listen as we take a much-needed hiatus. And we can't forget our generous sponsors: Gazebo, Modern Sex Therapy Institute, Sex Coach U, and Uberlube. We love them all! We'll be back in the fall with a brand new season. Lots of exciting guests and conversations. And lots to learn. See you in September!
     
    Enjoy the rest of your summer,
    The Our Better Half Team
     
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    • 8 min
    125: Magia Sexual/Sex Magick

    125: Magia Sexual/Sex Magick

    When Wildilisa Silverman talks about sex magick, she says it’s “using the energy of the erotic to make your hopes and desires into a reality. “ She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who received her MFT from Hofstra University. She is passionate about helping others live the life they deserve. Her practice focuses on the various needs of her clients–through individual, couples, relationship and family therapy.
    She is also a native Spanish-speaker and has experience working with unique cultural backgrounds. She has completed levels 1 and 2 of the Gottman Couples Therapy Method, which can help couples learn how to manage conflict and rekindle fondness and admiration.
    You can find out more about Wildilisa’s work at The Long Island Institute of Sex Therapy here.  
    You should also follow her on Instagram at @lovesexwithwildy 
    Here is an article that explores similar sex magick techniques to the ones that Wildilisa mentions during the episode. 
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    • 21 min
    124: Come-Passion

    124: Come-Passion

    Our guest today is Greg Dawson, a licensed clinical social worker who works at the Dallas VA as a case manager and therapist treating veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. He treats veterans, family members, older adults, sex offenders, people with disabilities. He also works as a sex therapist at CAYA (which stands for Come As You Are), a sex therapy based private practice. He does education through Come-passion, an education and sexual expression site for all genders, cultures, and races. Greg Dawson describes himself “as a Black man from the South who grew up in a military family.” He is committed to his clients and to his own self-care as a way to create balance as a clinician.
    Listeners, if you’re interested in contacting Greg, his sex therapy practice is at https://www.cayatoday.com/ and his sex education and party site is https://come-passion.com/. 
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    • 22 min
    123: Managing Pelvic Pain: A Message of Hope

    123: Managing Pelvic Pain: A Message of Hope

    Dr. Sonia Bahlani is one of the world's leading pelvic pain medicine specialists. She graduated magna cum laude from her undergraduate school and then went on to receive her Doctor of Medicine degree from the Virginia Commonwealth School of Medicine. She completed her residency in OB/GYN at New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and then went on to a prestigious fellowship at the Smith Institute for Urology. Sonia is invited to present at many different conferences and has published numerous research articles. In addition to her career, Sonia is a mom to two beautiful sons and wife to a fellow physician. 
    You can find out more about Dr. Bahlani’s work here.
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    • 20 min

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Brilliant!

I love the energy and connection between the co-hosts, as well as the co-hosts and their guests! The information presented is timely, well thought out and helpful for me both as a healthcare provider and an adult daughter of aging parents... including one within the early stages of dementia. Thank you for bringing this information out in informative and even enjoyable ways!

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