Why orgasms matter
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Why Orgasms Matter

New developments for women navigating challenges KEY POINTS Sexual satisfaction is now considered an important factor contributing to overall well-being by the WHO. It is widely acknowledged that the most important single predictor of sexual satisfaction for women is orgasm. …

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Why good grief matters
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Why Good Grief Matters

It is important that we cultivate our ability to tolerate painful feelings, the most intense of which, by far, is grief. In this blog, I will address the neuroscience of grief.

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Sex in the News: The International Clitoris Summit 2023

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Neuroscience Hacks: The Healing Power of Pleasure

Much of our understanding of what enables us to experience pleasure counterintuitively comes from the more abundant research into pain.
When we investigate the brain correlates of pleasure more closely, we discover that the pathways for pleasure and pain are closely intertwined.
When we avoid pain, we are also learning to avoid pleasure. We shut down emotionally as well as physically.

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Neuroscience Hacks for Enhancing Happiness: Harnessing your attention on new ways to be for the new year.

Most people make resolutions about what they should do to be happy. But research shows that harnessing one’s attention on radical acceptance of what is and focusing on how you get to be in the new year will increase your ability to enjoy life. Want to make New …

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Relationships

How to Talk About Sex With Your Partner: Steps for Creating and Nurturing Your Sexual Potential

Before we discuss how to talk about sex with your partner, let’s highlight why it is so critically important. As a sex therapist and researcher, I can easily say that the number one reason people end up seeking sex therapy …

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