In the few months since the supreme court overturned Roe v. Wade, we have been dealing with waves of distress emanating from all directions. In addition to my upset (which is considerable, motivating me to pen this post as an attempt to actively cope), my clients,...
Seven Ways to Increase Your Sexual Satisfaction
Feb 2, 2022
First and foremost, good sex is about being present.
It’s important not to judge one’s erotic self or the erotic experience, but rather to practice radical self-acceptance.
During sex, one’s mind may go into “spectatoring” mode, being goal-directed or self-conscious. The key is to simply notice it without judging
Ask Dr. Nan: What if having sex hurts?
Mar 30, 2021
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...
What is Female Ejaculation, and Why It’s Good For You
Feb 24, 2020
Buckle up, folks, we’re about to dive into a controversial sex topic: how to squirt during sex. “Squirting,” more accurately known as female ejaculation (and sometimes called “shejaculate” by the internet), remains one of the more highly debated and controversial...
Yes Masturbation is Healthy | How to Use A Vibrator [VIDEO]
Feb 17, 2020
How to use a vibrator is one of the questions I get most often—and most bashfully—in my work as a sex therapist. I began my career as a psychotherapist, becoming a sex therapist and certified relationship expert when I realized that so many of my clients came to me...
Why Can’t I Orgasm? A Neuroscientist Explains
Feb 10, 2020
In my practice as a certified sex therapist and in my work as a neuroscientist studying pleasure, there’s one question I hear a lot: Why can’t I orgasm? 6 Possible Reasons You Aren't Able to Orgasm Having a regular stream of orgasms isn’t just about having a...