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Mindfulness for Sexual Pleasure

I recently wrote about men and low desire, and women and low desire, acknowledging that many people have desire difficulties. And that in fact, what is commonly seen as low desire is usually more accurately ...
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Men and Low Sexual Desire

In my last blog post, I discussed the issue of women and low sexual desire, a topic that is commonly presented in various media articles and forums. But what about men, do they ever have ...
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Women and Low Sexual Desire

As a sex therapist, one of the most common concerns I see is women who say that they have low desire. This is hardly surprising. Open any popular magazine or online media source and you’re ...
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When you can’t have sex

By Sarah Dale, MSc., RP What happens when you can’t have sex? Some women have difficulty with penetration, both sexual and non-sexual types of penetration, due to a condition commonly referred to as vaginismus. Vaginismus, ...
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Sex and Shame

Many of the sex therapy clients I work with report feelings of shame in relation to sex. In some cases, the shame is linked to a religious upbringing. Although the message to wait until marriage ...
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Anxiety and Sex

In my previous post, I discussed anxiety in general. In this post, I’ll discuss anxiety specifically in relation to sex. Anxiety and sexual dysfunction go hand in hand. Whatever the sexual difficulty (low desire, erectile ...
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Integrated Treatment for Male Pelvic Conditions

I recently had the pleasure of presenting on multiple conditions impacting men’s sex life at the Guelph Sexuality Conference. Along with two of my colleagues from Proactive Pelvic Health Centre, I presented on An Integrated ...
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Sex Addiction or Compulsive Sexual Behaviour?

Last week I attended the 47th annual AASECT conference for the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists. Along with two of my colleagues, I presented on a multi-disciplinary approach to the treatment of ...
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Research on Provoked Vestibulodynia

I recently had the pleasure of attending the annual conference for the Society for Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR). This conference presents research and clinical practice updates on a variety of sexuality topics, including erectile ...
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Treating Erectile Dysfunction

In my last post, I discussed the causes of erectile dysfunction. This post will look at the treatment options available. As mentioned in the last entry, erectile dysfunction may be caused by physical, psychological, and/or ...
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Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction is one of the common concerns I see as an individual, couple, and sex therapist. Thanks to the appearance of Viagra in 1998, there has been an increase in discussion and awareness of ...
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Sex Therapy Treatment for Vaginismus

The last blog entry was a guest post by Angelique Montano-Bresolin, a pelvic health physiotherapist at Proactive Pelvic Health. Angelique described a multi-disciplinary approach to treating vaginismus. Today, I’d like to talk more about the ...
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How Much Sex is Enough?

The last blog entry I wrote was about the topic of communication in relationships, which came up during a talk I gave for a local group of mothers. The other theme that came up at ...
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Vulvodynia—It’s Not in Her Head

The other day I was watching TV and a striking ad came on that made me sit up and take notice. Featuring dramatic music and numerous women with no dialogue, the ad ended with the ...
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When Sex Hurts

For far too many women, sexual intercourse is painful. Yet when the address this pain with their doctor, they may be told that there is nothing wrong with them. In fact, these women may have ...
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