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Each week, Dr. Nazanin Moali interviews experts, psychologists, mental health practitioners and researchers to explore the most intriguing findings in psychology of sex and intimacy.

Sexology podcast will give you insight into all that you have ever wanted to know about sex but were afraid to ask. Join us in this weekly journey to examine sexuality and pleasure from a scientific perspective.

Sexology Dr. Nazanin Moali, Ph.D, Psychology of Sex | Couple Therapy | Sex Education

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Each week, Dr. Nazanin Moali interviews experts, psychologists, mental health practitioners and researchers to explore the most intriguing findings in psychology of sex and intimacy.

Sexology podcast will give you insight into all that you have ever wanted to know about sex but were afraid to ask. Join us in this weekly journey to examine sexuality and pleasure from a scientific perspective.

    EP387 - Deserving of Love: Navigating Dating with an STI

    EP387 - Deserving of Love: Navigating Dating with an STI

    Welcome to episode 387 of Sexology Podcast! Today I am delighted to be speaking with Courtney Brame, founder of Something Positive for Positive People, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping those diagnosed with genital HSV2 (herpes) navigate the stigma and mental health challenges that come with the diagnosis. 

    As founder of Something Positive for Positive People, Courntey combines his expertise as a 500-hour registered yoga teacher with his passion for destigmatizing herpes. Through SPFPP, he offers restorative yoga and meditation in support groups, enhancing holistic well-being for those living with herpes. 

    As the host of the SPFPP podcast, Courtney shares inspiring stories of individuals navigating herpes stigma. He extends his advocacy to sexual health education and STD prevention, promoting stigma-free communication among healthcare providers and organizations. Driven to create a world where herpes discussions are empowering and stigma-free, Courtney's work at SPFPP is reshaping sexual health dialogue, offering a blend of wellness practices and empathetic advocacy to build a more understanding community.

    In this episode, you will hear:

    ·      The Genesis of Something Positive for Positive People
    ·      Navigating Herpes Stigma and Mental Health
    ·      Expanding Support Through Yoga and Community
    ·      Understanding Herpes: Symptoms, Transmission, and Treatment
    ·      Breaking Down Myths and Addressing Stigma
    ·      The Importance of Disclosure and Navigating Relationships
    ·      Resources and Support for Living with Herpes
     
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    • 42 min
    EP386 - Experts Advice on Male Sexual Health

    EP386 - Experts Advice on Male Sexual Health

    Welcome to episode 386 of Sexology Podcast! Today we are delving into the often-taboo topic of erectile dysfunction (ED), featuring insights from clinical psychologists, sex therapists, physical therapists, and coaches.

    Across this episode, we will cover the psychological and physical aspects of ED, offering practical tools and strategies for managing this condition. Guest experts, including Dr. Eric FitzMedrud, Dr. Judson Brandeis, Caitlin V, Dr. Susie Gronski, and Darshana Avila, share their top tips for addressing ED, focusing on holistic and embodied approaches to sexual wellness. 

    We also look at the importance of addressing sexual shame, relationship dynamics, and emotional well-being as integral components of tackling ED. We encourage you to consider therapy, coaching, and educational courses as pathways to improve your sexual health and confidence.

    In this episode, you will hear:

    ·      Tackling Erectile Dysfunction: Breaking the Silence
    ·      Expert Insights: Psychological Perspectives on ED
    ·      Holistic Approaches to Sexual Wellness
    ·      Exploring Physical and Lifestyle Factors
    ·      Physical Therapy and Emotional Intimacy in Sexual Health
    ·      Addressing Erectile Dysfunction: Emotional and Psychological Strategies
    ·      Navigating Solutions: Therapy, Coaching, and Courses
     
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    • 25 min
    EP385 - Sexual Arousal in Men: Intimacy Using Natural Strengths

    EP385 - Sexual Arousal in Men: Intimacy Using Natural Strengths

    Welcome to episode 385 of Sexology Podcast! Today I am delighted to welcome Nadège. In this episode, Nadège speaks to us about arousal in cisgender men and how to embrace and enhance it by breaking societal norms and constraints. Nadège emphasizes the importance of not shaming sexual fantasies as a step towards achieving quicker arousal.

    Nadège is a sex scholar, bestselling author, and speaker dedicated to teaching others how to feel healthier and empowered in their sexuality.

    From a young age, Nadège has been unapologetically curious about sex. Whenever a friend faced heartbreak or a sexual dilemma, she became the go-to person for advice. Over time, Nadège was labelled variously as a slut and a trailblazer—titles she embraces with pride.

    Over the years, Nadège realized the unique gift they possess in sex education, a gift they are passionate about sharing with the world. On an average day, you’ll find Nadège in her home office, hair in a power ponytail, as she uses her nerd powers for good. When Nadège is not busy researching sex, you can find her at a friend's house geeking out about food, Astrology, or pop culture!

    In this episode, you will hear:

    ·      Fantasies and Arousal: Embracing Your Desires
    ·      Exploring Arousal for Men: Breaking Down Barriers
    ·      Communication and Connection: Key to Sexual Satisfaction 
    ·      Challenging Societal Norms: Redefining Masculinity in Sex
    ·      Navigating Relationship Dynamics and Sexual Compatibility
    ·      Seeking Help and Embracing Change: The Path to Sexual Fulfillment
    ·      Preventative Measures and Mental Reframes for Arousal Issues
     
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    • 39 min
    EP384 - Mental Wellness and a Thriving Sex Life: Overcoming Medication Side Effects

    EP384 - Mental Wellness and a Thriving Sex Life: Overcoming Medication Side Effects

    Welcome to episode 384 of Sexology Podcast! Today I am delighted to welcome Dr. Josephine McNary. In this episode, Dr. McNary's insightful discussion sheds light on a topic often overlooked in healthcare conversations. By addressing the sexual side effects of medications, she highlights the significance of holistic patient care. Her emphasis on strategies for managing these side effects underscores the importance of proactive healthcare planning and patient education.

    Moreover, Dr. McNary's focus on the crucial role of communication between patients and healthcare providers reinforces the foundation of a strong patient-provider relationship. This open dialogue can lead to better understanding, increased trust, and improved overall health outcomes.

    Lastly, the mention of the potential for sexual function to return to baseline after discontinuation of medication offers hope and encouragement to those facing these challenges. It serves as a reminder that while side effects may be temporary, the benefits of proper medication management and healthcare support can lead to a positive outcome.

    Dr. McNary is a board-certified general psychiatrist, working with a variety of patients in her outpatient practice. She specializes in medication management and is particularly interested in the use of complementary medicine for mood and anxiety disorders.

    Dr. McNary has her BA and MA degrees from Stanford University and her MD from Tulane University. From there, she completed her psychiatry residency at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, where her training included women’s mental health, mood and anxiety disorders, cognitive behavioral therapy, and couples and family therapy.


    In this episode, you will hear:

    ·      Understanding Sexual Side Effects of Medication
    ·      Personal Experiences and the Importance of Sexual Health
    ·      Navigating Medication Side Effects and Sexual Health
    ·      The Reversibility of Sexual Side Effects and Patient Advocacy
    ·      Strategies for Managing Medication Side Effects
    ·      The Importance of Open Communication and Support
    ·      Exploring Solutions and Resources for Sexual Health
     
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    • 28 min
    EP383 - Everyone Has Baggage: Unlocking the Secrets to Second Marriages

    EP383 - Everyone Has Baggage: Unlocking the Secrets to Second Marriages

    Welcome to episode 383 of Sexology Podcast! Today I am delighted to welcome Dr. Larry Waldman, a recently semi-retired certified school psychologist and licensed clinical, forensic psychologist from Phoenix, Arizona. In this episode, Dr. Waldman discusses the challenges faced in second marriages, highlighting the importance of maintaining positive interactions, how to manage conflicts constructively, and the role sexual compatibility plays in a long-lasting relationship.

    Dr. Waldman emphasizes positive interactions, constructive conflict resolution, and sexual compatibility as key elements for success in second marriages. Couples can strengthen their bond through appreciation, kindness, and respect, while addressing conflicts through active listening and compromise. Open communication and understanding of each other's needs help sustain a healthy marriage, fostering a strong and fulfilling partnership.

    Dr. Waldman trained as a public speaker and has presented for PESI.  His signature presentations are: The Business of Private Practice—The Graduate Course You Never Had and Teaching Parents to Parent.  He has made over 150 paid presentations in his career to attorneys, chiropractors, psychologists, family therapists, counselors, social workers, school psychologists and school counselors.

    In this episode you will hear:

    ·      Exploring the Dynamics of Successful Marriages
    ·      Key Factors in Marital Failures and Solutions
    ·      The Role of Sexual Compatibility in Relationships
    ·      Addressing Sexual Issues and Enhancing Communication
    ·      Insights into Second Marriages and the Importance of Self-Reflection
    ·      Secrets to a Lasting Marriage: Selflessness and Evolution
     
    101 Ways to Keep Your Relationship Hot
     
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    • 34 min
    EP382 - Open Your Imagination: Positive Feelings About Your Partners Other Intimacies

    EP382 - Open Your Imagination: Positive Feelings About Your Partners Other Intimacies

    Welcome to episode 382 of Sexology Podcast! Today I am delighted to chat with Dr. Joli Hamilton. In our conversation we delve into the intricate dynamics of jealousy within relationships, whether they be monogamous or non-monogamous. Dr. Hamilton's insights shed light on the nuances of sexual jealousy, distinguishing it from mere envy and highlighting its role as a multifaceted emotional response that signifies a perceived risk to the bond we hold dear. 

    As we discuss this sensitive topic, we uncover strategies to navigate the profound emotional hurdles that jealousy can present, while also confronting the societal stigmas and misconceptions that often surround this complex emotion. Join us as we unravel the layers of jealousy and explore ways to foster healthier and more secure connections in our intimate relationships.

    Dr. Joli Hamilton is the relationship coach for couples who color outside the lines & founder of The Year of Opening. She is a research psychologist, TEDx speaker, best-selling author, and AASECT certified sex educator. Joli also co-hosts the Playing with Fire podcast with her anchor partner, Ken. Joli’s been featured in The New York Times, Vogue, Cosmo, and NPR. 

    She’s spent the past two decades studying and reimagining what love can be if we open our imaginations to possibility. Joli helps people create non-monogamous partnerships that are custom-built for their authentic selves, no more shrinking, pretending, or hiding required.

    In this episode you will hear:

    ·      Defining and Understanding Sexual Jealousy
    ·      The Complex Emotions Tied to Jealousy
    ·      Cultural Perceptions and Personal Experiences of Jealousy
    ·      Exploring Jealousy in Monogamous vs. Non-Monogamous Relationships
    ·      The Journey of Navigating Jealousy and Embracing Compersion
    ·      Intergenerational Trauma and Its Impact on Relationships
     
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    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

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369 Ratings

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Professional, Accurate, Positive

Dr. Moali brings professional, practical, and accurate information and advice to every episode. Her expert guests add details on important topics.

You can address your fears and insecurities as well as improve your pleasure by listening to this podcast.

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