MovEvolution Heal, Move & Evolve Podcast
MovEvolution Heal, Move & Evolve Podcast
MovEvolution Performance & Sports Therapy
9 - What if Exercise Felt as Good as Sex?
56 minutes Posted Jul 9, 2020 at 2:16 am.
How do we define "sex" and "fitness"?  
Why did Dr. Nasrallah-Babenko specialize in "sexual wellness"
Sexual stigmas and "shame" in the US and abroad
Richard's defintion of "fitness"
How do we measure and define "sexual wellness" and why might sex feel bad?
Why might sex and exercise feel bad?
What causes us to have an aversion to sex or exercise? 
When is the best time to develop (sexual and athletic) skill?
What is the arousal/performance curve and how does it apply to sex and exercise? 
What is exercise felt as good as (good) sex?
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This is a very special and unique podcast, comparing the aversion nauseous to exercise and aversion to sex.
I was fortunate  to have as my guest the very smart brain  and charming,  Dr. Maha Nasrallah-Babenko, Psychosexual and Relationship Therapist.
We get into:
2:30 How do we define "sex" and "fitness"?  
5:15 Why did Dr. Nasrallah-Babenko specialize in "sexual wellness"
7:25 Sexual stigmas and "shame" in the US and abroad
13:50 Richard's defintion of "fitness"
16:30 How do we measure and define "sexual wellness" and why might sex feel bad?
20:07 Why might sex and exercise feel bad?
22:14 What causes us to have an aversion to sex or exercise? 
28:34 When is the best time to develop (sexual and athletic) skill?
30:30 What is the arousal/performance curve and how does it apply to sex and exercise? 
35:25 What is exercise felt as good as (good) sex?
Guest(s): Dr. Maha Nasrallah-Babenko
Bio: Dr. Maha is passionate about helping people live, love, and sexually connect more authentically, courageously, and freely, through meaningful and challenging conversations and experiences. She believes that healing is the journey towards holism, and finds great joy and fulfillment in helping clients through that journey. 
She completed her Ph.D. in Psychology at University College London, UK, and has a Diploma in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy accredited by the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT), UK. 
Maha offers an integrated approach that combines the fundamentals of Humanistic therapy, Cognitive Behavioral techniques, the Gestalt approach, Psychodynamic model, and IMAGO theory. She is currently a Certified Sexologist from the American College of Sexologists. In addition, she has completed a Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner and Coach training, a Sports Psychology Coaching certification, and a Nature-Based Therapy course. She is also in the process of completing an Animal-Assisted Psychotherapy Certification. She has been practicing as a Psychosexual and Relationship Therapist for the last decade, in addition to offering workshops, retreats, and couples intensives. 
Having lived in London, Lebanon, Dubai, New York City, and now California, she has worked with clients from diverse backgrounds and cultures. She is currently working with Walk Intuit as a Psychological Assistant and is able to offer in-person therapy sessions and online coaching/consulting sessions in English or Arabic.
Website: www.sexualhealingdoc.com
Contact Info: [email protected] 
Social Media pages:
IG: @sexualhealingdoc 
FB: www.facebook.com/DrMahaNasrallah 
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCChJmy_dgI5ZWZmGAs1Btfw
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