Five Surprising Ways Obesity can Affect your Sex Life on The About Sex Podcast

June 18, 2017
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Let's be honest. We've put on a few pounds. We got married and graduated college and then we got comfortable. No more long walks to class. No more pickup games outside the basketball lounge (that's a thing, right?). That added to long hours sitting up to a desk in a cubicle and the Extra Value Menu at McDonalds means our waistlines have expanded (your pants did not shrink :) .

 

Many newly married couples gain weight and there are some surprising ways this extra weight can negatively affect your sex life, and we're not just talking about the need for a pulley system. Listen in for the five surprising ways obesity can change your sex life and also some helpful tips on how to change it back on the About Sex Podcast.

 

-Josh and Angela :)

 

Episode 36

 

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The Relationship Dance - The Roller-coaster of Passionate Sex and the Mundane

June 11, 2017
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Sex can be amazing, like a beautiful ballet, graceful and in perfect synchronicity.

Sex can be passionate, like a sensual tango of pushing and pulling, holding roses in your teeth while throwing your partner across the room (in a loving way).

Sex can also become a chore, like tap dancing, or like walking the dog or taking out the garbage, if the conditions are just right.

But the good news is that it's normal. Relationships go through different phases and outside factors and stressors can affect your relationship and sex life. You need to understand the dance to know when you or your partner are pulling away; that way you know when to embrace them even closer. Find out more in this week's episode of About Sex, with Sex Therapist Angela Skurtu and her husband Josh! 

 

Episode 35

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Marriage with no physical attraction or Compatibility

June 4, 2017
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Some people marry for looks.

Some people marry for safety and security.

Some people marry to avoid war and destruction with a rival kingdom, as France has sent a declaration of war and the only way to avoid defeat is to create a stronger union with Spain.

Some of these marriages / partnerships can change over time, and one of the big changes could be frequency or even existence of sex within the marriage. Find out the different reasons people marry and ways to keep a health sex life and marriage in this episode of About Sex, with Angela Skurtu, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Sex Therapist, and her husband, Josh.

 

Episode 34

 

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Hand (Job) Angels on the About Sex Podcast

May 28, 2017
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A group of people have taken up the torch that many of us are not willing or able to hold. They are taking one on the chin for those that need it the most. These individuals are called "Hand Angels" and their main function is to give sexual pleasure to disabled individuals. Pretty amazing. Find out more in this week's episode of the About Sex Podcast.

 

Episode 33

 

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Reference:

http://www.bbc.com/news/av/magazine-39724523/a-charity-providing-sex-services-for-disabled-people

Adult Sex Education on the About Sex Podcast

May 18, 2017
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Many people make it to adulthood without having any proper sex education. Some parents even will wait until the night before the wedding and then pull them aside for a quick chat about the birds and the bees.

Really.

Many states in the US also allow for medically innacurate sex education and this leads to a lot of misinformation and shame around sex, including clitoral orgasms, penis and labia sizes, common sexual dysfunctions and more. Find out about this and a whole lot more in this week's episode of the About Sex Podcast.

 

 

Statistical Reference:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/08/sex-education-requirement-maps_n_5111835.html

Cuddling: A Therapist’s Intervention That Just Might Save your Marriage

May 7, 2017
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Some people call Angela and tell her "We can't cuddle! We tried everything and still can't figure it out. Please help us! Just take our Money!"

Well, not really. But Cuddling can be a great way for a couple to reconnect after a rough spot in their marriage and some may find it a new favorite part of their day. Find out more on how to cuddle in this week's episode of About Sex.

 

Episode 31

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How to Prepare for Sex as a Senior Citizen (Yes, Grandma Does it too)

April 30, 2017
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Your body is changing all the time. Once, you were but a babe, hairless and just a squishy pile of giggles and dirty diapers. You grew to become a child, then a teenager, with new hair everywhere and an awakening of your sex life, and then on to adulthood. But the last stage can be just as exciting. Sex in your older years may come with some new challenges, but the happiest seniors have a strong sex life and find ways to work around the aches and pains. Find out more in this week's episode of About Sex.

 

Episode 30

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The Truth about Sex Addiction diagnosis and Danger of Abstinence Treatments

April 23, 2017
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Some mental health workers have been treating patients for sex addiction with abstinence. This can wreck a marriage and there is no empirical evidence for the diagnosis or any of the treatments out there. To put it bluntly, they are shooting blindly into a forest trying to hit a target that may not even exist. Find out more in this week's episode of About Sex.

Episode 29

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Penis Immersion Therapy!

April 16, 2017
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The title really speaks for itself. If you have a phobia of penises, the approved treatment is penis immersion therapy. This is also known as exposure therapy. No, that does not mean you surround yourself with rooms full of penises, no matter how many times you ask. There are actualy steps and safety ptotocols to find a healthy outcome in this situation. Find out more on this week's episode of About Sex.

 

Episode 28

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How to Tell if You are the “Other Woman” and Other Tips to Ethical Online Dating

April 9, 2017
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We have all heard the story. Boy meets girl. Girl falls in love. Girl has sexual encounters with boy and then finds out the boy has a second facebook account with photos of him and his wife and children. That boy is already married! There are red flags that signal someone is cheating on their partner. Listen to this week's episode of About Sex to hear more about this and other tips on hooking up ethically on tinder and other dating websites.

 

Episode 27

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Simple Tips to Becoming a Good Lover

April 2, 2017
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We all want to be the perfect lover. The perfect romantic idealization of a Don Juan. The perfect knight in shining armor. We want our lovers to remember our passionate moments with a fire deep inside them. But most of us will settle for our lovers just remembering we even had sex.

For some it may seem to come easy, but the reality is we have to work at it. We have to talk and learn and find a way to not only please ourselves, but give unending pleasure to our sexual partners. Find out more in this week's episode of About Sex.

 

Episode 26

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Breaking news! Teens have sex! What you do with that information will decide your own child’s fate.

March 26, 2017
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Teens have sex. Let that sink in for a moment. Nothing you say or do will change that, but what you say and do will affect how protected and educated they are about sex. Maybe if you actually talk to them about it, you might find they have opinions and values of their own when it comes to their sexuality.

Episode 24

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Big news: Porn can sometimes be unrealistic!

March 19, 2017
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In this episode, we discuss how porn can sometimes be unrealistc. Yes, it is true. Realy A lot of young people get their sex education by watching porn and may come away from it with some unrealistic expectations. 

Episode 23

 

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The biggest mistake men make when talking to their partners about sex

March 12, 2017
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Yes, you have to sometimes talk about sex with your partner, but the worst thing you can do is to make them feel criticized or pressured about sex. This can cause a negative feedback loop. You don't get enough sex. You complain. Outcome: Less sex! Listen and find out how to avoid this common issue. Many clients come in for sex therapy about just this topic.

 

Episode 22 - Sex Under Pressure

How dirty talk can spice up your sex life

March 5, 2017
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Dirty talk during sex can range from telling your partner what to do with you or talking about a dirty fantasy you had at work about centaurs with jelly sandwiches. Oh so much mess could be made with that jelly! In this episode we discuss how to talk dirty and how to get over your awkwardness around talking dirty, if needed.

 

Episode 21 - Dirty Talks

How porn is educating your children about sex

February 26, 2017
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In this episode we discuss how pornhub has launched a sex education intitiative. Oh my. Won't someone think of the children? Can't they just watch porn without these hippies trying to educate them?

 

You can see the sex education section at www.pornhub.com/sex/ or you can just google it, people. Just google sex education. 

Episode 20

About Sex Episode 19: Premature Ejaculation and Erectile Dysfunction can be hard on your sex life.

February 21, 2017
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Are you losing your erection? Are you having trouble getting an erection at all? Are you new to sex and have performance anxiety?

Premature Ejactulation and Erectile Dysfunction can be hard on a relationship, and not the good kind of hard. There are many causes and also treatments for these common sexual dysfunctions. There is hope! 

Join Josh and Angela Skurtu for this week's episode.

About Sex Episode 18 - Orgasm Stipulation- Once your Orgasm is finished, it’s time to get your partner off!

February 15, 2017
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Do you not know how to orgasm? Would you like to be able to orgasm better? Would you enjoy hearing a sex therapist and her husband discuss such topics? Would you be interested in joining a multi-level marketing team that sells red plastic solo cups? We hope you enjoy our gentleman's (and ladies') guide to reaching that orgasm mountaintop and yodeling till you collapse Thanks for joining us for this week's episode. Be sure to like / share / subscribe. -Josh and Angela

About Sex Episode 17: Masturbation Distraction - Your partner masturbates without you. How can you deal with that?

February 9, 2017
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Can you deal with it? 

Can masturbation take away from your sex life? Is there ever too much masturbation? Can your partner be pleasing themselves to avoid needing you? Do you take it personally and should you? 

Find out more in this week's episode.

 

-Josh and Angela

About Sex Episode 16: Flirting and Initiation - How you are Doing it Wrong

February 2, 2017
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Welcome to the new home of the About Sex Podcast. We are listed on iTunes now!!!! Yay!!! That only took forver! You can reach us by going to www.aboutsexpodcast.com or you can click the little RSS button over by the share button (which you should also click) and add us to whatever podcatcher you use. Or you can just click here.

This episode is called "Flirting and Initiation." How do you flirt? How do you know if someone is flirting with you? How do you know if you are CURRENTLY flirting and not aware of it (this is probably why so many people grab Josh's butt)?

How do you initiate sexual relations with your partner? How do you initiate sex with a new love interest? How do you tune a carburetor on a Baby Blue 1964 Ford Mustang with custom chrome rims and leather interior...? 

We answer some of these questions and more in Episode Sixteen of the About Sex Podcast. If you enjoy listening, please like, subscribe, and share.

Enjoy!

 

- Josh and Angela Skurtu

 

About Sex Episode 15: Disability and Awkwardness

January 29, 2017
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In this episode we discuss disability and how a sex therapist can help with it. We also discuss sexual awkwardness and Angela puts Josh on the spot to tell a personal awkward story. Not cool, Angela.

Episode 11: Taboo

January 22, 2017
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Episode 14 - Polyamory Periphery

January 15, 2017
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polyamory in popular media is discussed.

Episode 13 - Consent Calibration

January 10, 2017
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We discuss consent in this episode.

Episode 10

January 8, 2017
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I think we talked about the president in this one.

Episode 09: Infidelity

January 7, 2017
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Episode 12: Rape and Incest porn and other very, very NSFW topics. You were warned.

January 1, 2017
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Even Josh cringed at this topic matter.

Episode 07: Desire

December 24, 2016
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