Sex is a major part of life, whether we want to talk about it or not. It is also an important part of our mental health—good thinking means good sex, and vice versa. In fact, great sex is great for our brain health; it boosts our longevity, happiness, intelligence, or ability to form deep and meaningful connection, and our mental resilience, while, orgasms, whether they occur in a relationship or not, have many health benefits, include stress relief and better skin!
In this podcast I discuss why sex is such an important part of our mental and physical health, how to spice up your sex life and improve your relationship, how to recover from sexual trauma and how to become comfortable with your own sexuality with sex therapist Emily Morse, author, Doctor of Human Sexuality and host of the SiriusXM Radio show and podcast of the same name, Sex With Emily. Emily has made it her life’s work to help people have great sex. As she says, life is too short for bad sex, as it is such an important part of our daily life and our overall mental and physical wellbeing. Indeed, many people spend a large part of their day thinking about sex! This is why it is so important that people of all ages learn how to love themselves and get comfortable with their own sexual needs and desires, to not only improve their own sexual wellbeing but also their relationships.
For more info on Dr. Emily and her podcast (I highly recommend listening if you have more specific questions!) visit: http://sexwithemily.com
Podcast Time Highlights:
5:12 Why Emily loves talking about great sex
7:00 What makes sex bad?
8:00 How to recover and heal from a sexual trauma
15:20 The penetration myth
16:30 Why women are like slow-cookers, and men are like frying pans
17:18 Good communication is a lubricant
22:28 How to talk to your children about sex
26:54 Why our society is dominated by male sexual pleasure, and what you can do about it
28:02 Why great sex is great for the brain
28:30 Are we in a sex recession?
37:42 Why many women find sex painful
43:00 Dangerous sex myths
46:50 What to do when your partner cheats on you
50:00 Is porn good for us?
53:40 How sex connects us
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