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What Every Sex Therapist Should Know about the Pelvic Floor

The pelvic floor is a complicated anatomical entity which includes muscles, soft tissues, nerves, blood supply, and the organs supported within. In addition to sexual function, the pelvic floor is integral in bowel and bladder functioning, sphincter control, and support of the pelvic organs. While the pelvic floor has objective and anatomic markers, pelvic floor function is closely related to psychological processes including anxiety and trauma.

This two hour teleclass is designed to educate counselors, therapist and educators with limited medical background, in the basic anatomy and function of the pelvic floor. The anatomy of the pelvic floor will be reviewed in detail and normal pelvic floor functioning in sexual activity will be elucidated. In addition, the functions of the pelvic floor will be reviewed and explained. The role of the pelvic floor in sexual pain disorders and other sexual problems will be addressed and relevant research will be cited.

We extended early registration for Down Under: What Every Sex Therapist Should Know about the Pelvic Floor until April 23rd – register in the next two days and save $50!

About the class:

Date: May 19th, 2014 from 10:00 am – 12:00 n. Listen live or download the teleclass and listen at your convenience.

Check out the world’s biggest online Conscious Sexuality and Relationship Conference at No-Cost!

Please join me for the FREE Online Conscious Sexuality and Relationship Conference this May hosted by Marc David and Emily Rosen, and sponsored by the Institute for Conscious Sexuality and Relationship! The Conscious Sexuality and Relationship Conference features 40+ experts who’ll share innovative ideas and daring insights in these fascinating realms. You’ll experience an approach that honors all of who we are as sexual and relational beings – body, mind, heart and soul. That’s why I’m so excited to be one of the featured experts in this unique online event May 12-16th 2014, which you can sign up for FREE here: The Conscious Sexuality and Relationship Conference

This is going to be the largest online conference of its kind, ever! Get ready to be inspired by speakers from a variety of disciplines who each have something unique and innovative to share.

Some topics include:

- Cutting edge research on sex, biology and the brain
- A deeper understanding of Tantra
- Evolutionary Psychology looks at relationship and sexuality
- Communication styles
- New visions in relationship and sex
- Mindful Loving
- Ancient wisdom teachings
- The psychology of men, sex and relationship
- Modern insights from clinical sex therapy
- The sacred art and science of sexual healing
- Understanding sexual trauma
- New tools for navigating relationship challenges
- The future of love and relationship
- And lots more!

The field of human sexuality and relationship is wildly diverse and often difficult to navigate. It’s time to discover an approach that dives deeper in an honest, engaging, and uplifting way. It’s time to discover our truest sexual and relationship potentials.

Once again, I hope you join me!

Dates: May 12-16 2014

Price: FREE

Sign up online at The Conscious Sexuality and Relationship Conference

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New Teleclass for Sex Therapists: the Pelvic Floor

Sexual therapists and educators recognize the importance of awareness and function of the pelvic floor in sexual enhancement, as well as the role pelvic floor dysfunction may play in sexual problems. Yet, without a clear understanding of pelvic floor anatomy, behavioral counseling related to the pelvic floor may be limited.

Join Talli Rosenbaum and I for another two-hour teleclass for professional, clinical and/or medical personnel looking for information on the pelvic floor and the role it plays in sexual function.

Down Under: What Sex Therapists Should Know About the Pelvic Floor

Date: May 19th, 2014 from 10:00 am – 12:00 noon Eastern. Listen live or download the teleclass and listen at your convenience.

Save $50 on registration before THIS Tuesday April 15th ($99 before 4/15; $149 after)

The pelvic floor is a complicated anatomical entity which includes muscles, soft tissues, nerves, blood supply, and the organs supported within. In addition to sexual function, the pelvic floor is integral in bowel and bladder functioning, sphincter control, and support of the pelvic organs. While the pelvic floor has objective and anatomic markers, pelvic floor function is closely related to psychological processes including anxiety and trauma.

This two hour teleclass is designed to educate counselors, therapist and educators with limited medical background, in the basic anatomy and function of the pelvic floor. The anatomy of the pelvic floor will be reviewed in detail and normal pelvic floor functioning in sexual activity will be elucidated. In addition, the functions of the pelvic floor will be reviewed and explained. The role of the pelvic floor in sexual pain disorders and other sexual problems will be addressed and relevant research will be cited.

Register Now

Sex, marriage, and relationships – new advice from relationship experts

I was a guest expert on Huffington Post Live’s What’s Trending. We talked about the 8 signs that you’re in the right relationship. Read the original article that inspired this topic: 8 Signs You’re In The Right Relationship

Watch 8 Signs You’re In The Right Relationship on Huffington Post LIVE

 

I’ve also recently hosted a series of taped discussions with John Gray, Ph.D. and other relationship experts for YourTango. See the latest episodes:

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Middle-aged and single – are you doomed? No!

In our culture today, if you’re not married by mid-life, do people judge you? Why do people stay single? Are they workaholics, are they undateable? Do they have a fear of rejection? Intimacy? Commitment? Perhaps you’re all of the above. Being single at mid-life might suggest you’re doomed to find love, the truth is that you’re not.

Relationship Experts John Gray, Susan Heitler, Margaret Paul, Annie Gleason and Tammy Nelson discuss the reasons you may not have found a steady relationship yet and what you can do to overcome your long-term dry spell.

Watch this video to learn about why you should be friendly with everyone, why online dating is the place to be and why looking for a partner can be fun. All you have to say is “I’m ready for love right NOW.”

Embracing Your Fantasies: How To Bring Erotic Play Into Your Love Life

My friend, Arielle Ford, is hosting these relationship skill-building seminars which kick off on Tuesday, April 1st and continue through Wednesday, April 9th.

If you haven’t registered, don’t worry – there’s still time!

And I hope you will register because on Sunday, April 6th, I’m going to share with you what I know about “Embracing Your Fantasies: How To Bring Erotic Play Into Your Love Life”, in a panel discussion alongside Reid Mihalko and Charlotte Rose.

You’re going to learn:

  • The #1 thing couples should establish to achieve more orgasms
  • How to ask your partner for something new (without making him feel like he’s failed)
  • The #1 reason people are sometimes hesitant to share their fantasies (judgment isn’t it!)
  • How to handle an erotica attempt “gone bad” in a way that brings you closer
  • The ultimate secret to changing your sex life — right away!

And here’s something else worth sharing . . . to jumpstart an immediate and meaningful change in your life, Arielle is giving you instant access to three powerful pre-event videos that will help you . . .

  • Identify and break unconscious habits that stand in the way of the intimacy you crave
  • Affair-proof your relationship by creating a connection so strong neither partner is even tempted to stray!
  • Create a truly spiritual connection with your partner—even if you’re on different spiritual paths or one partner isn’t spiritually focused at all

Register for the Series at No Charge and Receive INSTANT Access to Pre-Event Videos with Deepak Chopra, Dr. Jenn Berman & Michael Bernard Beckwith

Join me, and together we’ll take in everything this brand new series has offer!

Bring fresh, juicy, conscious sexuality relationship to your love life

I’m so excited to announce that I’m one of the featured experts in the Conscious Sexuality and Relationship Conference hosted by Marc David and Emily Rosen and Sponsored by the new Institute for Conscious Sexuality and Relationship! The Conscious Sexuality and Relationship Conference features 40+ experts who’ll share innovative ideas and daring insights in these fascinating realms.

This highly unique ONLINE event goes live May 12-16th 2014, and you can sign up for FREE here:

Register for Conscious Sexuality and Relationship Conference

The fields of human sexuality and relationship are wildly diverse and often difficult to navigate. There are so many taboos that exist around this beautiful part of being fully human and alive. Our focus will be on inspirational approaches to relationship and sexuality that are fresh, outside the box, creative, and even a bit daring. We’ll be giving these all-important topics the generous attention they deserve.

Some of the Conference Topics include:

  • Cutting edge research on sex, biology and the brain
  • A deeper understanding of Tantra
  • Evolutionary Psychology looks at relationship and sexuality
  • Communication styles
  • New visions in relationship and sex
  • Mindful Loving
  • Ancient wisdom teachings
  • The psychology of men, sex and relationship
  • The psychology of women, sex and relationship
  • Modern insights from clinical sex therapy
  • The sacred art and science of sexual healing
  • Understanding sexual trauma
  • New tools for navigating relationship challenges
  • The future of love and relationship
  • And lots more!

You’ll enjoy a truly diverse group of experts including: Arielle Ford, Dr. Geoffrey Miller, Anyaa McAndrew, Gina Ogden, Tammy Nelson, Charles Muir, Henry Grayson, Richard Anton Diaz, Nicole Daedone, Caroline Muir, Deborah Anapol, Dr. Jenni Skyler, Dr. Patti Britton, Dr. Jen Landa, and lots more. It’s an incredible community of teachers and wisdom-leaders. The goal is to create an exciting, honest, and powerful new conversation that allows us to discover our truest sexual and relationship potentials.

So if you’re interested in fresh ideas and a cutting edge approach to relationship and sexuality, then please join me for this one-of-a-kind virtual conference. It’s going to be an information rich educational adventure that goes live May 12-16th 2014.

Sign up for the 1st Online The Conscious Sexuality and Relationship Conference HERE for FREE

Orgasms : Only for the lucky few?

Reposted from Talli Rosenbaum’s blog. Read the full post on her site here.

Shouldn’t all women be able to reach orgasm? And, why do some women reach orgasm through intercourse, and others don’t? These are legitimate questions which deserve evidence based, repectful answers. And it turns out that the answers vary, depending on who you may ask.

Here is one approach, fairly common amongs sex therapists:

“Female orgasm is nice, but if you arent having them, its OK. Not all women have orgasms. Not all have orgasms with a partner, though they can fly solo, and certainly not all women can have an orgasm with intercourse.”

Many quote the following statistics:

“Only 15% of women climax during intercourse”

“A third of women do not orgasm at all, a third can climax alone but not with a partner. Only one third of women can climax with a partner, and of those who can, only 40% do so during intercourse.”

But in the effort to “normalize” women’s experiences, are we not disempowering women to expect pleasure and satisfaction? While I agree that not all women may reach a climax during intercourse, should women be made to believe that only a lucky minority can hit the jackpot at all? Is sexual pleasure and, yes, orgasm, not a natural and expected outcome, at least some, or most of the time? The statistics are inconsistent and may reflect some political/socio/cultural agendas.

Read the rest on her blog…

Talli Rosenbaum is a AASECT Certified Sex Therapist and pelvic floor physiotherapist. She has joined me as co-host of multiple teleclasses regarding the physiology of sex. I am happy to share with you that we have a new teleclass coming up in May, watch for a new course on pelvic floor issues and rehabilitation for painful sex. Watch my Upcoming Events page for more details. Be sure to join the mailing list for special discounts, or join the Gold Discount Membership NOW!

Create a Spiritual Connection with Your Beloved – short video with Michael Bernard Beckwith

Imagine feeling so comfortable with and connected to your beloved that the walls between you all come down . . . and a deeper level of intimacy is reached, as each of you trusts the other to see and know the real you . . .

Whether you’re still looking for “the one,” are in a new relationship or have been married for decades, a love like that is hard for many of us to even imagine.

But it is possible, if you know how to create it.

That’s why I’m sharing this short but important video on how to create a spiritual partnership in today’s fast-moving, modern world-featuring love and relationship experts Michael Bernard Beckwith and Arielle Ford.

In the video, “6 Simple Practices for Sharing a Spiritual Connection With Your Beloved: How to Create a New Level of Intimacy in Your Modern Relationship,” Michael and Arielle reveal simple ways to create a spiritually connected relationship -even when we’re on different spiritual paths or if one partner isn’t spiritually focused at all.

This video is just a small preview of the truly remarkable, free, online event Arielle is hosting for the third consecutive year: The Art of Love Relationship Series.

Starting with a LIVE kick-off on Tuesday, April 1st, and for 8 more powerful days, 55 of the world’s most respected love and relationship experts will share all the leading-edge tools, techniques and insights that will help you overcome unconscious habits that block intimacy and then, instantly adopt new techniques to find and sustain a whole new level of closeness with your partner.

Watch for my talk as one of the experts on sex – and yes, the whole series is a special gift to you!

Watch the Pre-Event Video with Michael Bernard Beckwith and Register for the Series at No Charge Now

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Picking up yoga could help your marriage

It’s no secret that yoga is wonderful for physical and mental health – facilitating flexibility, strength, calm, and relaxation. Did you know it’s equally beneficial for your marriage? If your marriage could use a little extra help (or a lot), consider adding a yoga habit to your routine. Here’s 10 Ways Yoga Can Help Your Marriage.