Married to a Sex Therapist, OMG and more! Guest Monica Houttuin joins us again,

July 9th, 2017


How can I love thee? Let me count the ways... Three? Is that all? I probably need to do better than that. Let me see, there is poking, rubbing, spitting. That's love, right?

Luckily, I'm married to a sex therapist. I'm sure she can help. This week we talk about being married to a sex therapist and we also cover how sex therapists can help us talk about sex.


About our Guest: 

Monica Houttuin, LCSW, CST at Counseling Rediscovering Connections


Monica is a Couples and Intimacy Specialist, Certified Sex Therapist and Educator.

She works in private practice in Union Missouri and specializes working with couples struggling with issues of sex and intimacy.  Her area of expertise is reviving sexual injury from affairs and helping couples make adaptations to their sexual connections as a results of chronic illness or just the regular effects of long term relationships and living a long life together.

Monica  earned her Master's Degree From Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri with an emphasis on Family Therapy and Mental Health.  Upon completion of that degree, she earned a Certificate in Sex Therapy from the University of Michigan. Combining those credentials with many  years of experience intense Clinical Supervision, she earned her certification as a sex therapist through the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT). She has pursued advanced training in research proven effective methods to treating couples such  approaches for couples therapy, including Crucible™ Couples Therapy and Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT) and Gottmann Methods.

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Episode 38


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

June 11th, 2017


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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Adult Sex Education on the About Sex Podcast

May 18th, 2017


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.


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.



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

March 12th, 2017


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

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