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Ask Dr. Nan: What if having sex hurts?

Ask Dr. Nan: What if having sex hurts?

  Why talking about sexual pain disorders is key to promoting awareness and fighting the stigma and shame In my book Why Good Sex Matters: Understanding the Neuroscience of Pleasure for a Smarter, Happier, and More Purpose-Filled life I explore how the ability to...

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Overcoming Pain and Anxiety With This Mental Technique

Overcoming Pain and Anxiety With This Mental Technique

Everyone deals with challenges and problems, many of which are easily solved. However, every so often there is a situation that’s out of our control. While we might feel helpless, how we choose to mentally and emotionally respond is completely within our control and...

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9 Signs and Symptoms of an Unhappy Relationship

9 Signs and Symptoms of an Unhappy Relationship

What are the signs of an unhappy relationship? Why do people stay in them? How can you communicate to a partner that you are not satisfied, and if you can’t improve the relationship, how do you leave in a way that is healthy and empowering? In this article, we'll take...

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Happy Valentine’s Day! Let’s talk about pleasure (video)

In this video, Dr. Nan talks about the importance of pleasure in our lives. How pleasure is the ability to be present to the sensations in our body, the thoughts in our mind and our emotions. And Happy Valentine's Day! Love yourself, treat yourself, pleasure yourself!...

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Healthy hedonism heals!

Healthy hedonism heals!

The importance of pleasure. The more I see clients, the more evident it has become that the inability to experience pleasure--known as anhedonia--lies at the root of anxiety, stress, depression, and sexual problems.  Let's get busy with cultivating healthy...

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