Guest post fromÂ Evelyn Resh,Â a certified sexuality counselor and a certified nurse-midwife with over 20 years of experience as an integrative health and sexuality practitioner.Â
Despite all the time I spend thinking, studying, and talking about sex I still canâ€™t fully understand why people often talk about their sex lives as if theyâ€™re talking about going in to hospice. Grave and sullen voices whisper feelings and facts - both good and bad - in hushed and secretive tones. Itâ€™s as if the person I am talking to is disclosing something unlawful or horrific like; â€śIâ€™m counter-fitting twenties in my basementâ€ť, or â€śI know itâ€™s hard to believe but I love dealing crystal meth. at the elementary school.â€ť
The Internet: purveyor of endless information and entertainment. Seamlessly meshed with our televisions, phones, even our cars. A nearly constant presence in our lives. Â
Great for finding porn, too. But you knew that.
HIV care is a part of sexual health: seems obvious, but pairing the two together might not happen as often as youâ€™d think. Sexual health psychotherapist Douglas Braun-Harvey, MFT, talks about the frequent disconnect between HIV services and basic sexual health principles, and what to do about it.Â
This podcast comes from sexual health expert Debby Herbenick, PhD, MPH
QUESTION:Â My wife discovered toys about 30 years ago, and our love life died. She says that I can't satisfy like her toys do. After she is done she just goes to sleep. She says she loves me and does not want to lose me. Sometimes I just feel like a paycheck. I try and just hold her at night but she says I am too hot and to go away. Every time I hear the buzz I just go sit in the living room and turn on the TV. I feel it is time for me to leave. I know people think that men do not need to be held but we do. Just to lay in bed and talk. Tell me about her day. Should I walk away?