I wrote my book, Why Good Sex Matters: Understanding the Neuroscience of Pleasure for a Smarter, Happier, and More Purpose-Filled Life, to highlight the critical importance pleasure plays in promoting our overall wellbeing. Although our sex lives are certainly not the only source of pleasure, our relationship with our sexuality provides a keen window into our relationship with pleasure in general, and beneath that, good information about the functioning of our emotional brain. Many of us now appear to be struggling with anhedonia—the inability to experience satisfying pleasures—which can be a symptom of stress, anxiety, and depression. Anhedonia also contributes to making matters worse.
In this blog, I explore how sex (and pleasure) can be impacted by all sorts of factors that come along with living and loving.