#4: Dr. Joe Kort - "Is My Husband Gay?" | Male Sexual Fluidity
What are we talking about? Men who have sex with men, have done it in the past or who are interested in it, but still identify as straight or mostly straight. However, their behavior or their interest makes their partner wonder about their sexuality. Sometimes someone will wonder if their husband is gay because they have no interest in sex with them. Or they don't show a strong libido or a high sex drive. Or, maybe their partner has had sex with men, either recently or in the distant past or...
#3: Parke Burgess - The Virus Known As Shame
Shame. We're not born with it but it is given to us at a very early age. And we unwittingly pass it along to others. Shame is an emotional response which is completely natural, and you should never feel there is something the matter with you for which you should be ashamed. Our natural response to shame is to close in, to try and hide as we attempt to minimize our exposure to something shameful. Shame has also evolved into a tool we use to keep each other safe and to make it clear what the...
#2: Edy Nathan - Grief, Sex, and Life
During this important conversation about grief and how it impacts our lives, especially within the context of our sex lives, Jessa and guest Edy Nathan help us to recognize that sexual changes throughout life are not always looked at as moments of grief. But, they certainly are and even if they seem small, they can add up to bigger, more powerful moments. Edy also helps us to understand the phases of grief. And, to see what may have shifted or changed in our lives which could have a...
#1: Sar Surmick - Sexual Consent, Did They Say "No?"
It's all over the news these days and sexual consent is important everywhere, even in a committed relationship. There are no "givens" and consent is required, no matter the situation. Especially if you change something within the relationship. Consent is basically a temporary license which must be renewed, you cannot take anything for granted. It is often quite hard to say "No!" Misunderstandings and miscommunications revolving around sexual consent, expectations, and even entitlement can...
#0: Jessa Zimmerman - Welcome to Better Sex, You Deserve a Good Sex Life
Welcome to the very first episode of Better Sex. I'm so glad you're here. The format of the show in the future is going to be largely interview-based, where I'm going to be talking to people with various areas of specialty and expertise that have some bearing on improving your sex life. But first, I want to give you a little chance to know who I am and why I'm doing this. I am a couples counselor and a sex therapist. I'm in private practice in Seattle, at the point of this recording, for...