53 episodes

Relationship & Sex Therapist Dr. Tammy Nelson gets up close and personal with leading, sex-positive experts and influencers to examine hot topics and answer your questions about pleasure, sexuality, relationships and the most forbidden aspects of the human experience.

The Trouble with Sex The Trouble With Sex

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 50 Ratings

Relationship & Sex Therapist Dr. Tammy Nelson gets up close and personal with leading, sex-positive experts and influencers to examine hot topics and answer your questions about pleasure, sexuality, relationships and the most forbidden aspects of the human experience.

    Open Monogamy - Could It Work for You & Your Partner?

    Open Monogamy - Could It Work for You & Your Partner?

    The idea of monogamy and marriage  are no longer simple concepts. Can you have a loving, trusting relationship while exploring new direction as a couple? In this episode,  Dr. Tammy introduces the concept of Open Monogamy by answering listener questions and talking with a couple first-hand about what open monogamy means to them and how they successfully began redefining  their traditional relationship over ten years ago.

    DR. TAMMY WANTS TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS about Sex, Love & Relationship and help you with your Trouble with Sex. Send your questions to drtammy@thetroublewithsex.com.

     INTERESTED IN BECOMING A CERTIFIED AS A SEX THERAPIST?
    Visit ISTI - Integrative Sex Therapy Institute.  If you are already a therapist, find out how to receive your AASECT Sex Therapist Certification. Or, elevate your practice in relational psychotherapy by earning the new Certified Sex and Couples Therapist designation (CSCT).​ AASECT and CSCT renewal and re-certification classes are also offered.
    THE TROUBLE WITH SEX RESOURCES, REFERENCES & INFO

    CHECK OUT DR. T'S NEW BOOK - OPEN MONOGAMY!
    · To read more about how to improve your sex life, check out Dr. Tammy's Getting the Sex You Want: Shed Your Inhibitions and Reach New Heights of Passion Together.
    · Learn more about love, marriage, monogamy and how to redefine your commitment to each other in Dr. Tammy's TEDX talk - The New Monogamy - or her book by the same name.
     ·  Want more Dr. Tammy?  Read: The New Monogamy, When You're the One Who Cheats.

    • 32 min
    Hearts Not Parts: Understanding Gender-Expansive & Trans Sex

    Hearts Not Parts: Understanding Gender-Expansive & Trans Sex

    Do you or someone you love identify as non-binary or trans? Dr. Tammy talks with trans femme sex therapist  Lucie Fielding to answer your questions about gender, pronouns, and exploring sex as a trans person, or partner of someone who is gender-expansive.

    DR. TAMMY WANTS TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS about Sex, Love & Relationship and help you with your Trouble with Sex. Send your questions to drtammy@thetroublewithsex.com.

     INTERESTED IN BECOMING A CERTIFIED AS A SEX THERAPIST?
    Visit ISTI - Integrative Sex Therapy Institute.  If you are already a therapist, find out how to receive your AASECT Sex Therapist Certification. Or, elevate your practice in relational psychotherapy by earning the new Certified Sex and Couples Therapist designation (CSCT).​ AASECT and CSCT renewal and re-certification classes are also offered.
     
    GUEST BIO
    Lucie Fielding is a queer, non-binary, trans femme sex therapist and educator who specializes in working with individuals and relationship units including couples, triads, D/s relationships, polycule, and groups to develop empowered visions of sexual and relational health. 
    Lucie is an expert in kink and CNM-/ENM-knowlgeable, and she also specializes in providing affirmative support to sex workers as well as queer, trans, non-binary, and gender expansive adults. As a queer and trans provider, she is particularly attuned to the ways that social stigma, discrimination, and oppression manifest in disruptive ways and can lodge themselves in the body. Her book, Trans Sex: Clinical Approaches to Trans Sexualities and Erotic Embodiments aims to equip clinical providers with both conceptual frameworks and concrete tools for better engaging their trans, non-binary, and gender expansive clients in pleasure-centered discussions of sexual health.
    THE TROUBLE WITH SEX RESOURCES, REFERENCES & INFO

    CHECK OUT DR. T'S NEW BOOK - OPEN MONOGAMY!
    · To read more about how to improve your sex life, check out Dr. Tammy's Getting the Sex You Want: Shed Your Inhibitions and Reach New Heights of Passion Together.
    · Learn more about love, marriage, monogamy and how to redefine your commitment to each other in Dr. Tammy's TEDX talk - The New Monogamy - or her book by the same name.
     ·  Want more Dr. Tammy?  Read: The New Monogamy, When You're the One Who Cheats.

    • 29 min
    Meet Dr. A Hole

    Meet Dr. A Hole

    If you have ever had a hemorrhoid or fissure, you know how important it is to take care of your bum. And for those who enjoy anal sex and play, your tush needs extra care.  Meet proctologist and anal surgeon, Dr. Evan Goldstein (affectionately known as Dr. A*****e),  as he and Dr. Tammy talk sex tips, proper healthcare and what NOT to do with pool balls...

    DR. TAMMY WANTS TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS about Sex, Love & Relationship and help you with your Trouble with Sex. Send your questions to drtammy@thetroublewithsex.com.

     INTERESTED IN BECOMING A CERTIFIED AS A SEX THERAPIST?
    Visit ISTI - Integrative Sex Therapy Institute.  If you are already a therapist, find out how to receive your AASECT Sex Therapist Certification. Or, elevate your practice in relational psychotherapy by earning the new Certified Sex and Couples Therapist designation (CSCT).​ AASECT and CSCT renewal and re-certification classes are also offered.
     
    GUEST BIO
    Dr. Evan Goldstein is a nationally renowned anal surgeon and the Founder and CEO of Bespoke Surgical, the leading private practice specializing in an elite standard of sexual health and wellness care in New York City. His practice caters to a wide range of clientele; however, the majority of his patients are LGBTQ+. Dr. Goldstein is also the Co-Founder of Future Method, an innovative sex care brand that is the result of Dr. Goldstein’s years of experience working with his clients and understanding their sexual needs which has been embraced by people from a wide spectrum of sexualities.
    As the preeminent expert and thought leader in the field, Dr. Goldstein is committed to education and awareness—not only bringing the important issues surrounding sexual health to the forefront but also eliminating the stigma attached to anal engagement. Relating to a wider audience, Dr. Goldstein leaves the medical jargon behind and communicates in a straight-forward, direct manner, breaking down taboos and allowing for more conversational and open discussions.
    THE TROUBLE WITH SEX RESOURCES, REFERENCES & INFO

    CHECK OUT DR. T'S NEW BOOK - OPEN MONOGAMY!
    · To read more about how to improve your sex life, check out Dr. Tammy's Getting the Sex You Want: Shed Your Inhibitions and Reach New Heights of Passion Together.
    · Learn more about love, marriage, monogamy and how to redefine your commitment to each other in Dr. Tammy's TEDX talk - The New Monogamy - or her book by the same name.
     ·  Want more Dr. Tammy?  Read: The New Monogamy, When You're the One Who Cheats.

    • 38 min
    Best Sellers, Sex & Evolving Masculinity

    Best Sellers, Sex & Evolving Masculinity

    Join Dr. Tammy and best-selling author, adventurer, and human sexuality expert, Christopher Ryan as they talk about the journey of life, sexuality, and setting a positive and sustainable example for the next generation of men.

    DR. TAMMY WANTS TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS about Sex, Love & Relationships. Send your questions to drtammy@thetroublewithsex.com.

    INTERESTED IN BECOMING A CERTIFIED AS A SEX THERAPIST?
    Visit ISTI - Integrative Sex Therapy Institute.  If you are already a therapist, find out how to receive your AASECT Sex Therapist Certification. Or, elevate your practice in relational psychotherapy by earning the new Certified Sex and Couples Therapist designation (CSCT).​ AASECT and CSCT renewal and re-certification classes are also offered.

    GUEST BIO
    After receiving a BA in English and American literature in 1984 Christopher Ryan PhD spent the next two decades traveling around the world.
    In his mid-30s, Chris decided to get a little serious and pursue doctoral studies in Psychology at Saybrook Graduate School, in San Francisco, CA, using his dissertation to examine Darwin’s rather naive understanding of human sexual evolution — providing the core arguments later advanced in the New Times Best Seller  Sex at Dawn.
    Chris’s latest book, Civilized to Death: The Price of Progress , asks whether civilization has been a net benefit to our species. He hosts a weekly podcast, Tangentially Speaking, often recorded from the road while traveling in his van, Scarlett Jovansson. The podcast features conversations with comics, bank robbers, drug smugglers, porn stars, authors, and an occasional rattlesnake expert.
    THE TROUBLE WITH SEX RESOURCES, REFERENCES & INFO
    · To read more about how to improve your sex life, check out Dr. Tammy's Getting the Sex You Want: Shed Your Inhibitions and Reach New Heights of Passion Together.
    · Learn more about love, marriage, monogamy and how to redefine your commitment to each other in Dr. Tammy's TEDX talk - The New Monogamy - or her book by the same name.
     ·  Want more Dr. Tammy?  Read: The New Monogamy, When You're the One Who Cheats.

    • 36 min
    The Mormon Sex Therapist

    The Mormon Sex Therapist

    In April 2021, licensed marriage & family therapist and certified sex therapist, Natasha Helfer Parker, was excommunicated from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints for her outspoken views on sexual health, same sex marriage and other sexually related issues that the Church opposes. In this episode, Natasha speaks candidly with Dr. Tammy about her personally journey, and how she continues to serve and help her Mormon clientele as well as others from conservative communities who struggle to integrate all aspects of their identity.

    DR. TAMMY WANTS TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS about Sex, Love & Relationships. Send your questions to drtammy@thetroublewithsex.com.

    INTERESTED IN BECOMING A CERTIFIED AS A SEX THERAPIST?
    Visit ISTI - Integrative Sex Therapy Institute.  If you are already a therapist, find out how to receive your AASECT Sex Therapist Certification. Or, elevate your practice in relational psychotherapy by earning the new Certified Sex and Couples Therapist designation (CSCT).​ AASECT and CSCT renewal and re-certification classes are also offered.

    GUEST BIO
    Natasha Helfer Parker is a licensed, clinical marriage & family therapist and AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, speaker, writer, podcaster and training supervisor with 20 years of experience treating individuals, couples and family systems.  She is an advocate for sexual health in marginalized populations (LGBTQ+, religious minorities, women) and champions de-stigmatizing sexual lifestyle choices due to cultural/personal/religious bias.  
    Natasha is the founder and past president of the Mormon Mental Health Association.  She is a  regular columnist for Sunstone Magazine, podcast host for Mormon Mental Health Podcast and Mormon Sex Info and author of The Mormon Therapist Blog for Patheos. 
    She is also available to ecclesiastical leaders and other mental health professionals who are needing training or consultation on specific cases.  
    THE TROUBLE WITH SEX RESOURCES, REFERENCES & INFO
    · To read more about how to improve your sex life, check out Dr. Tammy's Getting the Sex You Want: Shed Your Inhibitions and Reach New Heights of Passion Together.
    · Learn more about love, marriage, monogamy and how to redefine your commitment to each other in Dr. Tammy's TEDX talk - The New Monogamy - or her book by the same name.
     ·  Want more Dr. Tammy?  Read: The New Monogamy, When You're the One Who Cheats.

    • 38 min
    Tell Me About the Last Time You Had Sex

    Tell Me About the Last Time You Had Sex

    Do you know your sex script? We all have subconscious stories we tell ourselves when it comes to love. In this episode, Dr. Tammy talks with acclaimed therapist and New York Times Best Selling author, Dr. Ian Kerner, about his latest book, and how we can reframe our stories to improve our relationships and our sex lives.

    DR. TAMMY WANTS TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS about Sex, Love & Relationships. Send your questions to drtammy@thetroublewithsex.com.

    INTERESTED IN BECOMING A CERTIFIED AS A SEX THERAPIST?
    Visit ISTI - Integrative Sex Therapy Institute.  If you are already a therapist, find out how to receive your AASECT Sex Therapist Certification. Or, elevate your practice in relational psychotherapy by earning the new Certified Sex and Couples Therapist designation (CSCT).​ AASECT and CSCT renewal and re-certification classes are also offered.

    GUEST BIO
    Ian Kerner, PhD, LMFT is a licensed psychotherapist and sexuality counselor who specializes in sex therapy, couples therapy and working with individuals on a range of relational issues. Ian  has recently been featured in The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Economist and on NPR .  He contributes regularly on the topic of sex for CNN Health and lectures frequently, including his TED TALK 2021. His New York Times best-selling author She Comes First (Harper Collins) has been translated into more than a dozen languages, and his latest must read, So Tell Me About the Last Time You Had Sex: Laying Bare and Learning to Repair Our Love Lives is available now!
    THE TROUBLE WITH SEX RESOURCES, REFERENCES & INFO
    · To read more about how to improve your sex life, check out Dr. Tammy's Getting the Sex You Want: Shed Your Inhibitions and Reach New Heights of Passion Together.
    · Learn more about love, marriage, monogamy and how to redefine your commitment to each other in Dr. Tammy's TEDX talk - The New Monogamy - or her book by the same name.
     ·  Want more Dr. Tammy?  Read: The New Monogamy, When You're the One Who Cheats.

    • 34 min

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