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Adventures in Woman-Centered Sexuality: A Critique of Masters & Johnson’s Human Sexual Response Cycle

Written by on January 5, 2017 in Cultural Studies, Sexuality with 1 Comment
Adventures in Woman-Centered Sexuality: A Critique of Masters & Johnson’s Human Sexual Response Cycle

In 1966, William Masters and Virginia Johnson published Human Sexual Response in which they described a four-stage sequence of physiological changes that occur as people (in particular, heterosexual couples having penile-vaginal intercourse) engage in sexually stimulating activities. This “sexual response cycle” model was revolutionary at the time because there really wasn’t a systematic view of what went on biologically […]

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Bring Back Date Night! Strategies for Couples Who Struggle with Scheduling Overwhelm

Written by on March 9, 2015 in Love, Relationships, Sexuality with 2 Comments
Bring Back Date Night! Strategies for Couples Who Struggle with Scheduling Overwhelm

So many of the couples and intimate partners I see complain of schedule overwhelm. Whether they’re worried about a lack of sex and intimate connection or incongruencies around childcare and housekeeping, time is, for many, a key barrier to feeling intimately connected.   While it is true that the pace of life is faster and faster […]

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Sustaining Eroticism in Long Term Relationships

Written by on December 17, 2013 in Love, Relationships, Sexuality, Skills for Embodied Living with 4 Comments

I recently posted this TED talk with Ester Perel, author of Mating in Captivity, on Facebook.  She’s talking about how to sustain desire in long term relationships.  I really enjoyed the talk because she did such a good job naming the impediments to maintaining a satisfying level of sexual intimacy over time. Often when I’m […]

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