Foreplay Radio – Couples and Sex Therapy show

Foreplay Radio – Couples and Sex Therapy

Summary: Sex podcast to help committed couples keep it hot! Find hope to keep your marriage and committed relationships emotionally connected and sexually erotic. Certified sex therapist Dr. Laurie Watson is joined by global leader in couples therapy - George Faller, LMFT for an expert, frank and fascinating conversation about sex, love, therapy, relationship dynamics, healthy couples and marriage. We discuss everything from best sexual techniques and solving sexual problems, to building the emotional intimacy necessary for great sex in your relationship! Two therapists bring you sound, concrete tools to reframe your relationship problems and learn how to fall in-love again, rebuild trust, and feel desire. Subscribe to us today!

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 310: The 3 Roads of Connection – Is Your Relationship On the Right Path? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:29

Let's use the 3 road analogy to discuss the sexual and emotional cycles: the High, Middle, and Low Roads. Research highlights the importance of navigating all three roads for relationship success. The question is, how do we navigate them? Balancing all three roads within your relationship will require a conversation that isn’t for the faint of heart. We’re putting all the pieces together in 5 exercises that will challenge your relationship and open the door to communication.

 309: Script For A Sexual Breakthrough! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:08

EFT walks couples through a de-escalation process, but what sets EFT apart is Stage Two. The second stage focuses not on “what’s wrong” but on making things right in the relationship. In stage two, couples learn to replace the negative cycle with a positive. They create “new moves.” The script in this episode is about compassionately sharing and accepting each other’s needs. By integrating these new moves into your relationship through better communication, you can continue to grow in sex

 308: 5 Sexual Initiation Styles – Which Turns You On? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:36

How do you initiate in the bedroom? ;) George and Laurie explore (and joke!) about 5 different initiator styles: Seduction, Touch, Emotional Connection, Sex Talk and Power Play. Which way do you like it best? Which way does your partner like it best? Does seduction begin with the way you drink your coffee in the morning like it does with Laurie? Are you missing each other because of a style difference?

 307: The Yin and Yang of Sexual Energy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:45

This episode is all about finding balance in Yin, Yang, and sex. Combining Yin and Yang in the bedroom requires honoring our evolving natures. The balance is ever-changing because people are ever-changing. In the bedroom, that means honoring and asking, “Where am I now? Where is my partner now? What do I want now?” Both Yin and Yang are needed for our sex lives to flourish. Partners in relationships can both be dominant in one type, but we most often see opposites attract. 

 306: Body Blocks – Moving Past Your Sensory Turnoffs | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:54

Touch, smell, sound, taste, vision... Which senses cause you sexual "blocks?" Perhaps touch feels unnatural, painful, or irritating. Maybe you are self-conscious about the way you smell and aren't comfortable with letting your partner go down. Or maybe some sounds or things your partner says turns you off... Moving past these requires communication with your partner. Start by sharing your "blocks" with your partner. Explore what you don’t like, explore what you do, and share when you’re ready.

 305: "Still Face" In Bed – Rethinking Unresponsiveness | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 25:28

Laurie & George discuss the 'still-face' experiments and how that shows up in the bedroom – look on our partner's face that spells d i s c o n n e c t i o n! We have to get curious about what is going on for the partner giving the still face. Listen as Laurie and George suggest ways to get curious and open up a conversation about still face.

 304: Love and Sex – How They Go Together | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:27

Sex and emotions—there’s a delicate balance between the two, an overlap that can’t be ignored. Emotions can enhance sex or inhibit sex, and sex can enhance emotions or inhibit emotions. Borrowing concepts from the attachment theory, we dive into how sex and emotions intertwine by exploring the role of the Pursuer and Withdrawer...

 303: Sensual Moves from the Movies – 3 Hollywood Tips | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:04

What can we learn from Hollywood about balancing sexual 'yin and yang'? In this episode, we'll focus on sensuality as a pure act of giving, and on the importance of balance between the yin (sensuality) and the yang (assertiveness) of sex.  Shifting from yang to yin asks us to unravel our unrealistic views of sex, and Hollywood occasionally provides the perfect how-to guide. Let's talk about three movies with scenes that perfectly capture yin sensuality...

 302: How to Ask Your Partner for Variety in the Bedroom | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:33

Want to explore new moves with your partner, but don't know how to ask? How can Pursuers approach and encourage their Withdrawer partner to open their mind to new things? When we want variety or want to suggest something new to our partner, energy and enthusiasm can carry the day. When there is reluctance, a Pursuer needs to resist the wish to fall back and at least bring their heart and passion.

 301: The #1 Sex Life Destroying Habit & How To Fix It | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:08

All of us have struggles communicating, and these struggles often seep into the bedroom. As sex and couples therapists, we often run into couples who avoid talking about sex and sexual needs. Instead, they defer to an avoidant-style habit that can be a sex life killer: making assumptions.  When we make up stories about our partner, it kills the curious drive that creates sexual magic. When we assume our partner knows what we want, we forfeit the possibility of getting our needs met.

 300: The Shared Trauma of 9/11 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:21

300: The Shared Trauma of 9/11

 299: Vulnerability Can Spice Up A Boring Marriage | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:14

Couples who find themselves stuck in the boring and mundane are often couples who have failed to be vulnerable. We're using a three-road analogy to explain why some couples remain in mediocracy...

 298: Frustrated Pursuers–The Pain of Rejection | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:16

Because sexual Pursuers are usually the sexual initiator, they are often facing rejection. Over time they become anxious about initiating. For Pursuers, rejection goes beyond being told “no” when they make a sexual advance. Rejection also happens when they perceive or assume rejection. It may seem unfair but it feels true to the sexual Pursuer. How can Withdrawers seek to understand and help their frustrated sexual Pursuer? We’re breaking down 5 ways Withdrawers can protect their partner from rejec

 297: When Does Sex Become Compulsive? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:32

Sometimes sexual activities become compulsive and lead to damaging pattern in people's relationships and work lives. Defining sexual compulsion is best done by identifying certain patterns and behaviors. These can include overindulging in porn, loss in interest in sex with their partner, having a "secret" life seeking seeking sexual activities elsewhere, escalation of risky sexual behaviors, or neglecting responsibilities due to their addiction. How do we understand and begin healing sexual addiction?

 296: 4 Steps To Romantic Sex! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:19

We talk a lot about romance outside of the bedroom, but what does a romantic interlude look like? Both men and women appreciate romance and thoughtfulness in relationships. Bringing romance to a relationship will differ for everyone but based on our experience, there are 4 important elements for adding spice to the bedroom! Let's break down each of these steps!


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