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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 288: New Moves—For Pursuers and Withdrawers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 25:26

Do you feel stuck in the negative cycle? What's not working? Couples usually understand what’s not working, but not what they could do differently. It is difficult for pursuers to understand where their withdrawer partner is coming from... and vice versa. But you are not helpless victims to the negative cycle! There are things you can do; You can control own your new moves. You can learn new ways to approach your partner that recognizes their needs.

 287: Hope For A Sexless Marriage? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:14

When someone is committed to fidelity and their partner absolutely does not want sex—is there any hope? The danger of a sexless marriage is that the couple may not feel the love of or for their partner and become subject to the temptation of others. They may long for the sexual connection they shared in the beginning; George and Laurie share some ideas about how taking their clothes off again can be safer.

 286: What Turns Women On? Female Sexual Cues | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:05

What sexual cues turn women on? Here’s a hint—interest is sexy! 32% of women lack sexual interest, according to study by Meston & McCall. The study found that increased sexual cues resulted in increased frequency for females. Female sexual desire has a more emotional component to it; Women are more externally triggered in relationship factors and setting; connection and presence. Laurie & George break down the cues for you in this week's episode.

 285: Q&A: Sexual Crossroads—Breakthrough Or Breakup? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:28

In this episode, we’re answering YOUR questions!! We find that the questions can be repetitive because couples are struggling with the same sexual and emotional issues… Let’s talk about a common theme we hear from our listeners: Willing vs wanting. Couples find themselves at a sexual "crossroads" with two options: breakthrough or breakup. How can you avoid the latter and instead find an opportunity to connect on a deeper level both emotionally and in bed?

 284: 3 Tools for Better Communication—Reflect, Evocative Response, Validate | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:51

How can you better approach and communicate with your partner about your feelings and needs? Reflect, Evocative Response, Validate... In this week's episode, Laurie and George give you concrete tools and bridging exercises to build your connection and understand each other on a deeper level.

 283: Finding A Sexual Flow State—Merging As One | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:50

Have you experienced a state of “flow” during sex? What is the correlation between flow and sexual satisfaction? A new research study by Jamea, E. N., McCaskill, L.A., & Needle, R. B. (2021) found that flow proved to be a significant positive predictor of both partner-focused and personal sexual satisfaction. In this episode, Laurie and George talk about how to find this sexual rhythm that will help you fall into each other, lose yourself in the moment, and merge together as one. 

 282: 4 Hot Techniques for Female Pleasure—OMGYES Research | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:48

We are keeping HOT this week! Real talk about female pleasure and the clitoris… Discover new techniques to increase pleasure during sexual intercourse. Using research from OMGYES, you can learn about techniques to try—both physical and psychological—to help your partner experience more pleasure. In this episode, we’ll discuss 4 techniques from the study: angling, rocking, shallowing, pairing, and kegel squeezes! for even more techniques that include videos and graphics!

 281: Anal Play - It's Okay If You Want It; It's Okay If You Don't | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:41

281: Anal Play - It's Okay If You Want It; It's Okay If You Don't

 280: My Partner Won’t Go Down—How Do We Go On? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:55

Maybe you or your partner is uninterested in or uncomfortable with certain acts, such as oral sex.  Both men and women can resist oral sex. What’s holding them back? The turn off could be anything: smell, taste, self-consciousness, discomfort, cleanliness, or fear of failure. Most of these concerns can be mitigated by change! But some things can be off limits- and you have to accept it and grieve certain acts that just aren't on the table for your partner.

 279: 5 Erotic Blueprints—What's Your Sexual Style? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:39

This week we’re talking about erotic blueprints. Like the 5 love languages—but all about sex! We all have different ways that we get turned on… Energetic, Sensual, Sexual, Kinky, and the Shapeshifter. Do you know your dominant style? When partners have different sexual styles, they can be on completely different wavelengths and don't understand what their partner wants. How do you get them talking about it and into flexibility, so that they can meet each other's needs?

 278: Erectile Dysfunction—Overcoming Anxiety with Vulnerability | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 34:24

ED is a common issue and can be caused by a number of reasons. The good thing is, it's treatable! Anxiety is perhaps the #1 reason for ED. Men are unable to be in the present moment because they are concerned about their performance, focused on the “end goal” being ejaculation. But what is the goal of sex and intimacy? Is it orgasm or deep connection? If the goal is connection, there is a beautiful opportunity to use vulnerability to come alongside parts of each other that almost never get connection.

 277: Overcoming Sexual and Emotional Blocks | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:09

277: Overcoming Sexual and Emotional Blocks

 276: Longings Fulfilled—When Your Lover Loves You Back | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:37

Does your partner feel just outside of your grasp? Are you longing for a deeper physical and emotional connection? Pursuers and withdrawers have different needs and fears that need to be understood and fulfilled...

 275: Online Dating—Finding Connection Beyond the Profile | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:19

Online dating can be tricky… and putting yourself out there can be a little scary! So, when you set up your online profile, ask yourself: Who am I? What do I need? What qualities are important to me in a partner? What kind of commitment and connection am I looking for? And then, make those values very clear on your profile. 

 274: How to Have Hot Makeup Sex—Minus the Fight! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:36

How can we skip the fight and still bring the passion of makeup sex to everyday sex?


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