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How to Honor Grieving Parents

14 Oct, 2021

How to Honor Grieving Parents

Today (October 15) is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. Although many people may not know about this special day, chances are you probably know someone who has suffered a pregnancy loss. According to the American College of Obstetricians and...
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Gabby Petito and the Truth about Domestic Violence

01 Oct, 2021

Gabby Petito and the Truth about Domestic Violence

On September 11, Gabby Petito’s family reported her missing. They had become increasingly concerned after not hearing from the 22-year-old Long Island native in weeks. The bubbly, adventurous pharmacy technician was popular on social media and kept in touch with her...
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Coping with Painful Sex

20 Sep, 2021

Coping with Painful Sex

Nearly 1 in 10 women say that they find sex painful. Yet only 51% of women tell their male partners when intercourse hurts. Sadly, this bears out what I have found in my experience as a sex therapist: Although painful...
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Does Penis Size Matter?

06 Sep, 2021

Does Penis Size Matter?

In the bedroom, bigger is always better. At least, that’s what we hear in popular culture when it comes to penis size. Yet a new study proves that men don’t need to be extra-large down there in order to please...
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What Men Really Want in the Bedroom

30 Aug, 2021

What Men Really Want in the Bedroom

Over the last 3 decades, I have spent a lot of time working with women who feel inhibited or ashamed in the bedroom. Many of these women feel as though they aren't attractive enough or thin enough to be sexy...
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Why Pronouns Matter

23 Aug, 2021

Why Pronouns Matter

If you follow my work on social media or you listen to my podcast The Language of Love, you know that I recently sat down for an interview with Jeffrey Marsh. Jeffery Marsh is an LGBTQ+ activist, advocate, and author...
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Is Maintenance Sex Sexist?

16 Aug, 2021

Is Maintenance Sex Sexist?

Model Caprice Bourret recently landed herself in hot water when she encouraged women to have ‘maintenance sex’ with their husbands.  In an interview with OK! Magazine, Bourret discussed why she thinks sex is so important in a marriage and why it’s...
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What Simone Biles Can Teach Sexual Abuse Survivors

06 Aug, 2021

What Simone Biles Can Teach Sexual Abuse Survivors

When the Tokyo 2020 Olympics began back in July, I don’t think anyone expected how groundbreaking the competitions would be…especially when it came to what was happening behind the scenes. The 2020 Olympians proved that they weren’t afraid to be...
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Releasing Blame and Reclaiming Self-Love

17 Jun, 2021

Releasing Blame and Reclaiming Self-Love

Recently, I posted an Instagram video in which I talked about my struggle with blame and shame regarding my son Sammy’s death. Whenever a parent grieves the loss of a child, regardless of how that death occurred, I think blame...
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Should You Settle or Stay Single?

15 Apr, 2021

Should You Settle or Stay Single?

I came across this article on Buzzfeed the other day about women who chose to ‘settle’ for a good-enough partner rather than continue to wait on their ideal soulmate. The article was inspired by a viral thread started on Reddit’s ‘Ask Women’...
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How to Get More Kisses and Cuddles from Your Partner

09 Apr, 2021

How to Get More Kisses and Cuddles from Your Partner

As a sex therapist, I know that the connection between affectionate touch and intercourse frequency is undeniable. In my experience, it’s easy to predict that sex is going to decline when things like kissing, cuddling, massage, hand-holding, and other forms...
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The Gift of the 'New Normal'

26 Mar, 2021

The Gift of the 'New Normal'

For the past several months, ‘the new normal’ has become a buzzword. Used to describe post-pandemic life, the new normal refers to the way we will live as we exit the shadow of COVID-19. It’s a way to acknowledge the...
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