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Depathologizing Porn

Why Can't It Be Just an Acceptable Diversion?

November/December 2009
Open porn use introduces a relational question that most couples never face: how to live with the knowledge that your partner's erotic fantasy-world often doesn't include you.

Heart of the Matter

Helping Couples Find Their Sexual Chemistry

November/December 2009
Whether they know it or not, what most people are looking for in sex therapy isn't so much a change in specific behaviors as a way of developing a more rewarding couple sexual style.

Journey to the In-Between

Adventures in the Realm of the Senses

November/December 2009
While so much about sexuality is brazenly public these days, we haven't advanced very far in our ability to talk about what we find most terrifying about our own sexuality.

Why Him? Why Her?

A Massive Internet Survey Proposes and Answer to An Age-Old Question

May/June 2009
An ambitious empirical study oh how biological temperament steers people toward a particular personality type as a romantic partner offers the prospect of unraveling one of the oldest human mysteries.

You Say Tomato...

Or How I Learned to See Every Couple as the Odd Couple

May/June 2009
Too often couples make contrasts in temperament into negative stories about how their partner won't change. Could it just be that every couple is The Odd Couple?

Case Study

Fantasy in Couples Therapy: Is encouraging sexual fantasies playing with fire?

November/December 2008
Many therapists assume that if they help couples improve their relationships, the improvement will naturally lead to a rewarding erotic life. But what if helping couples create a satisfying erotic life is the key to increasing their feelings of companionship and mutual connection, not the other way around?

Case Studies

Eros and Aging: Is good enough sex right for you?

July/August 2008
Despite marketing blitz, Viagra hasn't turned out to be the neat remedy for erectile dysfunction for men over 50 that was promised. Can therapists offer aging couples more enduring help as they proceed through the life cycle?


Rethinking the Imperatives of Gender: Has society become toxic to both genders?

July/August 2008
Two provocative new books try to separate myth from reality about gender differences and the distinctive challenges faced by young men and women coming of age in a culture that can be toxic to both genders.

When Three Threatens Two

Must Parenthood Bring Down the Curtain on Romance?

September/October 2006
It takes time—measured in years, not weeks,—for couples to find their bearings again after the birth of a child, and many never do.

Beyond Viagra

Why the Promise of Cure Far Exceeds the Reality

May/June 2004
Despite all the hoopla, the dropout rate for Viagra exceeds 40 percent. A case explores the aspects of middle-aged sexuality that no drug can address.
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