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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 318: Desire After the Wedding Cake – Is Marriage An Anti-Aphrodisiac? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:44

What happens to sexual desire after marriage? Everything can change! The switch can be confusing, and so in this episode, we will try to iron out a bit of that confusion by digging into what it is about marriage that dampens sexual desire.  Listen as we talk about the real reasons for the shift in desire after marriage! While it’s easy to blame marriage, the byproducts of marriage–time and togetherness–are the real villains.

 317: What Does An Orgasm Feel Like? Tips for Talking About the Big 'O' | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:14

An orgasm is so powerful – It’s almost indescribable!  If your partner asked you to describe how an orgasm feels in your body, could you do it? Would you do it? We're giving you 5 tips on how to talk about orgasms with your partner. Laurie and George also open up about what their own experiences are like… Practicing what we preach–VULNERABILITY! If you're ready to talk about the big O, we have 5 open-ended questions you can use for a smooth conversation that will improve your connection.

 316: How and Why to Talk About Our Sexual Past | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:32

A person’s sexual history is profoundly revealing. Those who have attempted to discuss sexual histories with their lover know the conversation can elicit different emotional reactions. It can be awkward to ask your partner about their past or have your partner ask you about your sexual past, but the outcome of braving such a conversation is stronger intimacy. Let's go beyond numbers and into curious questions. Find success in discussing sexual histories, learn about your partner's accelerators & brakes

 315: Closing The Orgasm Gap | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:53

315: Closing The Orgasm Gap

 314: Pain Points – How To Heal Attachment Injuries Together | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:26

How do we heal the pain created by reaching for our person and finding they aren’t there? We’ve all experienced hurt and disappointment in relationships. When a healthy attachment is present, the pain is acknowledged, and you move past it together. However, when there’s an attachment injury, the process of moving forward is blocked... The good news is that it’s never too late to heal an attachment injury! Let’s talk about HOW to heal these attachment wounds… together.

 313: Are You A Good Kisser? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:37

Let’s talk about all things smooches! Types of kissing, "good" kisses, what a kiss means to you… Labeling someone as a “good” kisser implies a one-size-fits-all technique, but in reality, we don’t have good and bad; we have compatible and non-compatible kissers. Kissing is a matter of preference, attraction, attunement, and perhaps even genetics. We often throw kissing into the foreplay category and give it little thought, but kissing can be the end game– it doesn’t always have to lead t

 312: Forbidden Dark Places – Shame & The Sexual Cycle | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:52

Within the sexual cycle, shame takes many forms. We might feel shame over what we've done, things that have been done to us, or over our desires and fantasies. If one partner brings up a new sex act and their partner has a disgusted reaction, it can create deep shame for even bringing it up or disgust at one's self for having "such" ideas, further fueling the shame cycle. How do we close the gap and find attunement within this mismatched experience? Listen to Laurie and George roleplay these conversations.

 311: All The Feels – Sharing 5 Primary Emotions with Your Partner | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:04

5 primary emotions: joy, fear, anger, sadness, shame, and disgust – feeling all of them is important, especially with your partner. Emotions are the language of the body. They say, "pay attention, something's happening!" But so often we don't pay attention, choosing, consciously or unconsciously, to disconnect. While there are many tools we can use to rewrite the script, in this episode we're going to talk about co-regulation and co-creation ("CoCo") And learn how to share and navigate emotions togethe

 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...

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