Category Archives: Odds & Ends

Only Yes Means Yes

When it comes to sexual interactions, “no means no” but lots of other things mean no too. Clear communication is important.

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The Science of Love

The New York Times recently reported on a developing field called interpersonal neurobiology. This field is exploring how love and emotional attachment affect our brains and our behaviour.

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Safer Sex Stigma

Yesterday, the city of Los Angeles mandated safer sex practices for actors in adult films, i.e. they must use condoms or similar barriers. As I read the news article, two things struck me: the regulation and the reaction.

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The Same Only Different

The “battle of the sexes” has been raging for a long time – perhaps since time began – and is a perennial source of drama and comedy. Men and women* clearly have a lot in common as human beings, yet … Continue reading

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Sex And Black Tape

Tom and Ray have made jokes about car owners solving their problems with a small piece of black tape… strategically placed over the check-engine light on the dashboard! Of course, a piece of black tape doesn’t solve anything at all; it … Continue reading

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Overcoming Jealousy

There’s a lot of advice out there about overcoming jealousy and much of it focuses on self-analysis and understanding what’s at the root of your feelings of jealousy. If it were that simple, we could think jealousy away and we … Continue reading

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Why Society Has A Sex Problem

An excellent article came across my newsfeed recently, and much of it resonated with and reinforced my understanding of sex, sexuality and the problems so many people experience today.

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Music To Your Brain

It’s no secret that music affects people’s moods.  In today’s MetroNews an article titled “Why music feels good” described some of the brain science behind music.  What I found interesting was that there has actually been a lot of research … Continue reading

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A Question of Ethics

A university student recently wrote to me and asked me for some information on ethics in the context of sex therapy. Here’s how I answered:

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A Pleasant Surprise

I was riding on the subway earlier this week with a friend, and we saw this “beauty” ad in the car we were in:   

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