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Episode 234: Rooting Out Racism

George and Laurie add their hearts to the conversation about racism. We need to have the conversations that are uncomfortable. If we're marginalized, we have to protest - the rage…

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Episode 228: What Turns Him On

What turns him on? Visual stimulation is very important. Seeing his partner naked works if women can let go of their insecurity.  Join sex therapist and author Dr. Laurie Watson…

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Epsiode 227: Shame Over Sex

A married woman listener asks George and Laurie about how to overcome 15 years of shame regarding her thoughts about the 'right kind of sex to have', 'what is good…

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Episode 226: Do Women Enjoy Sex?

In this Mailbag episode, a listener raises a question about given the difficulty many women have in orgasming through intercourse, why would women want to have sex? Sex therapist and…

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Show Transcript for Episode 225: De-escalation

George Faller:                    Let's talk about negative cycles. Laurie Watson:                  Ooh, okay. Laurie Watson:                  Welcome to Foreplay Radio, Couples and Sex Therapy. I'm Laurie Watson, your sex therapist. George Faller:                    And…

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Episode 225: De-escalating Conflicts

The Pursuer - Withdrawer dance can escalate negative emotions and lead to misunderstanding what each partner is wanting, thinking, and feeling. Join sex therapist Laurie Watson and couples therapist George…

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Episode 221: When Two Withdrawers Relate

When two withdrawers are in a relationship, certain patterns recur. Understanding the motivations of each of the withdrawers can open up better conversation and connection. Avoidance of negative emotion can…

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219: Forgiveness After an Affair

Affairs devastate the trust and connection in a committed relationship. Recovery and reconnection is possible. Join sex therapist and author Laurie Watson and couples therapist George Faller as the talk…

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218: Sex and Stress

Nothing more sexy than talking about stress! How we perceive stress is how it impacts our body and which makes it inseparable from sex. Connection with another is the fastest…

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217: Men Who Don’t Go Down

One of the big disappointments for some women is when their partners don't want to do cunnilingus with them and they do. Join sex therapist and author Laurie Watson and…

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214: Healing Childhood Sexual Trauma

Sexual trauma in childhood can wreak havoc on adult emotional and sexual relationships. While challenging, traumas of this gravity can be healed. Join sex therapist and author Laurie Watson and…

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Show Transcript for Episode 212: Redeeming Sexual Problems Brings Closeness

Laurie:                                  Last time we talked about what makes for great sex. Today we want to talk about what's redemptive when we have sexual problems. Laurie Watson:                  Hey, you're listening to…

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209: Male Sexual Pursuers

Men who feel sex as their primary path to connection are often  told "all they want is sex."  Indeed, sex is exciting and pleasurable to them but also the way…

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208: Women Who Want It

Women who feel sexually alive and use sex as a pathway for connection can feel out of place in a society that tells them – women don’t/shouldn’t want sex as…

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207: Male Sexual Withdrawer

Men can often be the sexual withdrawer in a relationship contrary to our modern stereotypes. The reasons for this are several. Join sex therapist and author Laurie Watson and couples…

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205: Pursuer Pain and Frustration

Pursuers - a foundational episode about the partner in relationship who always wants more Pursuers' frustrations -- what's it like to be a pursuer in your relationship when you want…

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203: Laurie’s Story

Laurie Watson's Story of Healing from the Pursuer-Withdrawer Negative Cycle Laurie tells George her own story of why she became a sex therapist. Hear about her moment of decision when…

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203: Laurie’s Story

Laurie tells George her own story of why she became a sex therapist. Hear about her moment of decision when she stopped the negative pursuing cycle and changed her marriage.…

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202: Foreplay Meet Faller

It is my honor Foreplay Fam, to introduce a talented, courageous, brilliant therapist—meet my new podcast cohost George Faller, LMFT—a global leader in couples therapy! George debuts and tells his…

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201: Goodbye to Adam

The sad day is here when we say goodbye to Dr. Adam Mathews. Join Laurie and Adam as they share their fond memories of working together. Listen through to the…

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200: For Richer and Poorer

Money is one of the Big 3 -- along with Time and Energy. Negotiating the issues around money impacts a couple's capacity for intimacy. Join sex therapist and author Laurie…

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197: Your Sexual Style

We all fall into relational patterns in how we initiate sex and respond to initiation, how/when/where we have sex, how frequently, how freely we talk about sex, and so on.…

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195: September 2019 Mailbag

Are you being used for sex? What is it like to be in a pursuer-pursuer relationship? And more! Join sex therapist and author Laurie Watson and couples therapist Dr. Adam…

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194: Male Menopause

Do men go through menopause? Listen in with sex therapist and author Laurie Watson and couples therapist Dr. Adam Mathews as they talk about what happens to men as they…

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Show Notes for August Mailbag

August Mailbag  Almost daily, Foreplay - Radio Sex Therapy recieves tons of emails asking for personal sex or relationship advice from our hosts, Laurie Watson and Dr. Adam Mathews. Our…

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193: August 2019 Mailbag

Join sex therapist and author Laurie Watson and couples therapist Dr. Adam Mathews as they answer your questions!   Join us for Love and Sex 360 -- a weekend retreat…

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Episode 192: Faking Orgasms

A certain proportion of women will fake an orgasm to reassure their partner. Laurie says this is short-sighted! Join sex therapist and author Laurie Watson and couples therapist Dr. Adam…

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Show Notes for Forgiveness

Forgiveness In this episode of Foreplay - Radio Sex Therapy, Laurie Watson and Dr. Adam Mathews discuss the importance of forgiveness in your relationship. Forgiveness is defined as, “ the…

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191: Forgiveness

Forgiveness is essential for long lasting love and great sex. Unforgiveness robs a relationship of intimacy, both physical and emotional. Join sex therapist and author Laurie Watson and couples therapist…

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190: Honeymooning Anytime

The focus of a honeymoon ought to be sex. Whether you are newly married or have been partnered for awhile, getting away for a few days strictly devoted to sex…

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188: Riding the Crimson Tide

To have sex or refrain from sex during a woman's period? Research shows that there are 4 different reactions women have about sex on their periods. Join sex therapist Laurie…

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187: Sexual State of the Union

Talking regularly about the state of your sexual union is essential to achieving and maintaining a satisfying sexual relationship. Join sex therapist and author Laurie Watson and couple's therapist Dr.…

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186: Mailbag – July 2019

Join sex therapist and author Laurie Watson and couples therapist Dr. Adam Mathews as they answer your questions! In this episode: Diagnosing problems with oral sex; and female sexual pursuers…

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184: Fourth of July Fireworks

Fourth of July fireworks in the sky are great, but what about fireworks in bed? Join sex therapist and author Laurie Watson and Couples Therapist Dr. Adam Mathews as they…

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My Mother is a Sex Therapist In this episode of Foreplay - Radio Sex Therapy, Laurie Watson brings in a guest that is very close to her heart -- her…

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Saying it Better In any normal, long-term relationship, there are going to be complaints. In this episode of Foreplay - Radio Sex Therapy, Laurie Watson and Dr. Adam Mathews debunk…

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180: My Side of the Bed

Being connected with your partner is essential to communication and intimacy, but requires being able to take your partner's perspective. When we get stuck on 'our side of the bed'…

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179: The Perfect Argument

Learning to argue in a healthy manner is essential to a great relationship, but is often avoided by couples at all costs. Join sex therapist and author Laurie Watson and…

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178: Too Tired For Sex

We live our lives on overload: work commitments, family commitments, making dinner, chores, the necessities of everyday life can crowd out sex by making us too tired. Join sex therapist…

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Show Notes for May 2019 Mailbag

May 2019 Mailbag Join us for this monthly mailbag episode where we answer listeners questions! This episode features questions related to: Emotional affairs  Anxiety in sex What the word “safe”…

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177: May 2019 Mailbag

The May 2019 Mailbag episode is here! Sex therapist and author Laurie Watson and couples therapist Dr. Adam Mathews take your questions and give you great advice. In today's episode,…

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176: Sex Game to Change the Game

Unhealthy power dynamics in relationships can hamper connection. Join sex therapist and author Laurie Watson and couples therapist Dr. Adam Mathews as they explore the pursuer-distancer dance through the lens…

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175: Infertility Grief and Sex

For National Infertility Awareness Week, Foreplay's sex therapist and author Laurie Watson discusses the impact of infertility, both permanent and episodic, on a couple's sexual relationship. Check out this episode!

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174: Sexual Equality

Sometimes in committed relationship sex becomes unbalanced and the mutuality of the experience goes out the window. Join sex therapist and author Laurie Watson and couple's therapist Dr. Adam Mathews…

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173: The Eight Worst Sex Mistakes

Beware of these 8 sex mistakes! Every couple can fall into these bedroom traps. Join sex therapist Laurie Watson and couples' therapist Dr. Adam Mathews as they identify the big…

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Show Notes for Sexual Resilience

Sexual Resilience Resilience is defined as the ability to recover quickly from difficulties. Resilience is crucial in all aspects of our lives, from family, to career, and beyond. If resiliency…

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171: Sexual Resilience

In a committed relationship, challenges of all sorts impact both parties. Resilience is the power and capacity to use these struggles to draw closer together and makes our relationship stronger.…

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170: Female Sexual Pursuers

Women sexual pursuers are more common than our culture assumes. A woman who wants sex is sometimes viewed as a slut or whore, and is subject to negative feedback. What…

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Show Notes for The Change

Mastering Menopause Menopause: a dreaded word for men and women alike, but why? In this episode, Laurie sheds light on all the potential changes in your body during menopause, both…

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169: The Change

What goes on during menopause? What exactly is changing? What can be done to mitigate the changes from menopause? Join sex therapist and best-selling author Laurie Watson and couples' therapist…

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168: March 2019 Mailbag

Listener questions answered! The problems with quick orgasms; pursuer shutdown frustrations, and listening to actions versus listening to words. Join sex therapist and author Laurie Watson and couples therapist Dr.…

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167: Sexual Positions

Different sex positions have different pluses and minuses in different situations. Join sex therapist and author Laurie Watson and couples therapist Dr. Adam Mathews as they discuss different positions for…

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166: Unmet Expectations

We bring our expectations along with us into any situation. Particularly with our partner, we have a host of expectations that we want our partner to fulfill. A couple can…

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165: Sleeping with a Narcissist

Are you sleeping with a narcissist? What is a narcissist in any case? The term is floated around casually and often unhelpfully. Join sex-therapist and author Laurie Watson and couples…

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163: More Sex, More Money

The key to a great relationship, the hottest sex, the most money, the best connection, comes from secure attachment. Join sex therapist and author Laurie Watson and couples therapist Dr.…

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162: Fellatio

Following on last week's podcast on cunnilingus, this week we talk about fellatio for the fellows! Join sex therapist and author Laurie Watson and couples therapist Dr. Adam Mathews talk…

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161: Cunnilingus

For the majority of women, oral sex is the best way to climax. Often however it gets caught up in the power struggle of the pursuer and distancer. Join sex…

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160: The Great American Vibrator

Gain orgasmic security with the Great American Vibrator! Join sex therapist and author Laurie Watson and couples therapist Dr. Adam Mathews as they talk all things buzzing. The vibrator that…

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Relationship Goals for the New Year

Set relationship goals that cannot fail! 97% of new years resolutions fail. Join sex therapist Laurie Watson and couples therapist Dr. Adam Mathews as they discuss making great relationship goals…

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157: Fantasy in Relationships

Fantasy can play an important part in a committed relationship. Join sex therapist Laurie Watson in a seminar discuss fantasy and common obstacles to satisfying sex. We are asking listeners…

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154: Sex After Kids

Having kids can radically change sex for couples and can complicate our sex lives for a number of reasons. Join author and sex therapist Laurie Watson and couples therapist Dr.…

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Episode 153: Body Image

Next to relational distress, a negative body image is the biggest disruptor for derailing sex and desire. While this has traditionally been a woman's struggle, increasingly it is also an…

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152: Criticism

Criticism can be destructive to our relationships. In the fourth and final of Gottman's 'Four Horseman' series, Laurie and Adam address this destructive behavior and distinguish it for communicating complaints…

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Episode 151 – Sex and Anxiety

Anxiety can interfere with sexual satisfaction. Join sex therapist Laurie Watson and couples therapist Dr. Adam Mathews as they discuss how to deal with sex and anxiety. Check out this…

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149: Defensiveness

Continuing Gottman's Four Horseman series, Dr. Adam and Laurie dive deep into defensive behavior. Tune in to learn how to spot defensiveness within yourself and your partner. In this episode…

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148: Getting Pregnant

Sexual problems and the quest for getting pregnant plague more couples than you'd think. The stress of conceiving can often prolong the process. Laurie and Dr. Adam talk infertility, conception…

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147: Sex and Depression

Dr. Adam and Laurie discuss the complicated relationship between sex and depression in both men and women. They discuss symptoms and how to stay connected when your relationship is impacted…

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146: Mailbag: Listener Questions Answered

Laurie and Dr. Adam answer listener questions about sexual confidence, bringing a third person into a marriage, a porn addicted father and more!   Love us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/foreplayrst Check…

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145: Say Yes to Sex!

Sexual distancers may want sex, but for emotional reasons and the dynamics of their relationship may have difficult in saying yes to sex. Check out this episode!

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144: Stonewalling

What to do when your partner shuts down. In the second of Gottman's 'Four Horseman' series, Dr. Adam and Laurie address this destructive behavior and how to get through the…

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143: 10 Tips to Rekindle Romance

How to bring back the fun and romance into your relationship with these 10 easy tips. Listen in on Laurie's controversial advice on becoming the "most romantic man in the…

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142: Before Marriage

What is the number one most important trait in a good partner? Tune in to find out! In this episode Laurie and Dr. Adam explore the importance of sexual attraction…

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141: Porn: Good or Bad?

Porn use can bring out strong reactions on both sides: Some view it as a minor impact on a marriage while others feel it is equivalent to cheating. Dr. Adam…

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140: Contempt 911

Contempt, one of the most dangerous emotions in a relationship. This episode covers the markers of contemptuous behavior and why it's so destructive to a marriage. Laurie and Dr. Adam…

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136: Self-care (for Men)

Guys need self-care too! Men tend to run on low batteries without knowing handy ways of taking care of their bodies and minds. Dr. Adam and Laurie deliver practical tips…

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135: Daring to be Vulnerable

How to share your true-self with your partner. Laurie and Dr. Adam dive deep into what vulnerability really means for men (and women too).    Love us? Support us on…

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134: Premature Ejaculation

The easiest sexual problem to cure is often the most difficult to talk about. Dr. Adam and Laurie tackle the confusion and embarrassment associated with premature ejaculation. They offer help…

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133: Mailbag: Listener Questions Answered

Laurie and Dr. Adam answer listener questions! A fiancé suddenly experiences attraction troubles, mental health, switching distancer and pursuer roles, and a question from a young woman about the screaming pleasure…

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132: Sex Isn’t Everything

Believe it or not sex isn't everything! A well-rounded relationship includes other aspects like shared aspirations, friendship and intimacy. Can you have a great relationship without good sex? Can you…

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131: Friendships

How do friendships impact romantic relationships? Dr. Adam and Laurie discuss keeping your individuality while maintaining a strong bond with your spouse. How to talk about friendship boundaries, the positives…

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130: Getting Naked

Today's episode is all about nakedness. Why we grow to be self-conscious, positive self-talk and how getting naked in front of your partner builds intimacy and attachment. Shed the shame,…

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Suicide Prevention

Recognizing symptoms of depression and hopelessness in your loved one.  Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255 Check out this episode!

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128: Sex and Alcohol

The effects of alcohol on sexual performance and satisfaction are complicated. Dr. Adam and Laurie debate the pros and cons of this widely used social lubricant in your sex life. …

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Getting Textual

The word of the day is “pleasure connoisseur” A person who loves sexual touch and finds it to be the highest form of pleasure.  Her/his goal is to refine the…

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126: 7 Sex Dos and Don’ts

Don't miss these common dos and don'ts! Covering everything from phone etiquette to laughing at your loved one's short comings, Laurie and Dr. Adam give great tips on definitely what…

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125: Dividing Chores for Better Sex

Dr. Adam and Laurie delve into the dirty details of how splitting your household tasks can impact your sex life.  Like us? Become a Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/foreplayrst Check out this episode!

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124: Is age really just a number?

Even a five to ten year age difference can have a meaningful impact on communication, health and sexpectations.  Dr. Adam and Laurie tackle blending families and other issues that can arise…

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123: Sex and Self-Confidence

How to end the comparison game. Laurie and Dr. Adam discuss positive self-talk and tools for forgetting that critical voice, in and out of the bedroom.   Support us on…

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122: Morning Sex

Equally loved and loathed by many, today's hot topic is all about getting busy in the AM. Dr. Adam and Laurie give tips on how to make morning sex great…

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121: What Happens in Sex Therapy

What goes on in the sex therapist's office? This week Laurie and Dr. Adam dispel popular myths around their practices and discuss who can benefit from talking to a trained professional.…

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120: Facebook Friends and Exes in Town

Setting good boundaries with your partner shouldn't feel like a power struggle. Sex therapist Laurie Watson and couples counselor Dr. Adam Mathews discuss safeguarding your relationship and what to do if those boundaries get…

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119: Sex Advice for Young Couples

Struggling with sexual problems in your 20s? You're not alone! In today's mailbag episode Dr. Adam and Laurie discuss common reasons for trouble in the bedroom, even for couples who…

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116: Affair Discovery

Affair discovery! To-do's and not to-do's in the first few moments after discovering your partner is having an affair. While sexual betrayal strikes at the very heart of commitment, marriages…

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115: Sexual Perfectionism

Having high standards and being driven to meet them can produce good results in life. But in your sexual relationship, being a perfectionist can be a problem. Join sex therapist…

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113: Treating Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile Dysfunction has many potential causes and ways of treatment. Join sex therapist and author Laurie Watson and couple's therapist Dr. Adam Mathews as they talk with urologist Dr. Ryan…

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112: Valentine’s Day 2018

Avoid the traps and maximize the benefits of Valentine's Day. Join sex therapist Laurie Watson and couple's therapist Dr. Adam Mathews as they cover the Do's and Don'ts of Valentine's…

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111: Male Sexual Desire Disorder

Men can have low libido and low sexual frequency for a number of reasons.Join sex therapist Laurie Watson and couple's therapist Adam Mathews as they discuss the various causes of…

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110: Dating and Sex after Divorce

The challenges that a divorced person faces when they begin to date again are real and painful. Even more complications come when you start a sexual relationship after divorce. Join…

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108: Pursuer Pitfalls

What to do if you are a sexual pursuer and you feel constantly rejected and even the sex you have feels perfunctory? Join sex therapist and author Laurie Watson and…

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107: The Ultimate Sex Game

The path to a long-term successful relationship requires putting your relationship above your individual interests, which runs counter to where we always start and where our culture starts, which is…

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106: Relational Resolutions 2018

New Years is commonly time for resolutions. But often those resolutions aren't about our primary relationships. Join sex therapist and author Laurie Watson and couples therapist Dr. Adam Mathews as…

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105: Ghosts of Christmas Past

The holidays can evoke memories and strong feelings about our families. Managing these experiences in the hoidays is a path of growth. Join sex therapist and acclaimed author Laurie Watson…

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105: Ghosts of Chrismas Past

The holidays can evoke memories and strong feelings about our families. Managing these experiences in the hoiidays is a path of growth. Join sex therapist and acclaimed author Laurie Watson…

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103: I am Good, You are Bad

Black and white thinking is something that we can often fall into with our partner; doing so seems like it simplifies the world. But rigid black and white splitting is…

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101: Why Men Don’t Talk

The strong, silent type is the culturally-valued view of classic manhood. Join nationally acclaimed author and sex therapist Laurie Watson and couples therapist Dr. Adam Mathews as they talk about…

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100: A Sexual Feast

Just as in feasts like Thanksgiving, where we take our ordinary day-to-day activities and raise them to a new level, our sexual lives benefit greatly from quarterly sexual feasts ?…

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98: When Sex Goes Wrong

Many things can make sex goes wrong; some have easy fixes. Join acclaimed author and sex therapist Laurie Watson and couple's therapist as Dr. Adam Mathews as they discuss the…

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97: Optimal Sex and the Best Orgasms

Reaching orgasm is only the beginning. Optimal sex involves deeper connection and leads to more satisfying sex and even better orgasms. Join sex therapist and acclaimed author Laurie Watson and…

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96: #MeToo

#metoo - Laurie and Adam discuss their professional and personal experience with abuse and harrassment. In a serious conversation, they raise futher awareness about the stats and real situations of…

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90: Sexual Pursuer Rescue Plan

Sexual pursuers can sabotage themselves through their own thinking about sex in the midst of the experience. Join sex therapist and author Laurie Watson as she talks about how sexual…

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88: Mid-life Crises and Sex

Mid-life crises are often caricatured, but often in our 50's there is a real change in sex ? declining abilities and physical attraction. These changes can be disruptive to our…

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85: Friendship and Sex

Relationships have three broad areas of relating: the mundane details that must be done in live, sexual intimacy, and being friends -- liking our partner, enjoying their company, sharing the…

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Episode 84: Involuntary Celibacy

Involuntary celibacy (going more than 6 months without intercourse) within a committed relationship occurs more frequently than you would imagine. Join sex therapist and author Laurie Watson and couple’s therapist…

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Episode 81: Pleasure

Pleasure can often be hard to arrive at with our performance-oriented, accomplishment seeking culture. Join sex therapist and author Laurie Watson and psychotherapist Dr. Adam Mathews as they talk about…

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Episode 80: Ending the Fight

Fighting in relationship is unavoidable with two people with natural differences. Often because our wants and needs are involved, our fights in committed relationships can escalate emotionally. How to fight…

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Episode 78: Medical Challenges and Disabilities

Both short-term and long-term medical challenges/disabilities can impact a committed relationship. Join sex therapist and author Laurie Watson and psychotherapist Dr. Adam Mathews discuss how to handle these difficult situations.

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Episode 75: Trust

Trust is a foundational element in a relationship. In our sexual relationship, part of trust is worshiping our partner with our bodies. Join sex therapist and author Laurie Watson and…

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Episode 74: Jealousy

Can jealousy be healthy? If so, how? Join sex therapist and author Laurie Watson and psychotherapist Dr. Adam Mathews as they discuss how jealousy can be healthy and be helpful…

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Episode 72: Making Time for Sex

In our busy lives, sometimes sex is bumped down the priority list by work, children, or other responsibilities. Join sex therapist and author Laurie Watson and psychotherapist Dr. Adam Mathews…

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Episode 71: Self-forgiveness

When we are critical and hard on ourselves, intimacy is more difficult. Join sex therapist and author Laurie Watson and psychotherapist Dr. Adam Mathews as they discuss how to forgive…

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Episode 69: Ruthlessness

The ideal in a sexual relationship includes room for each partner to be ruthless in pursuing their own satisfaction. Join author and sex therapist Laurie Watson and psychotherapist Dr. Adam…

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Episode 66: Postpartum Issues

In a response to a reader email, author and sex therapist Laurie Watson and psychotherapist Dr. Adam Mathews take a deep dive into issues that arize for couples after childbirth.

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Episode 63: Am I Normal?

Everyone has questions about what is normal in life, but particularly in our sex lives. Join author and sex therapist Laurie Watson and psychotherapist Dr. Adam Mathews as they talk…

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Episode 62: Sexual Lulls

Sexual lulls happen in every committed relationship -- periods of little or no sex. Join sex therapist Laurie Watson and psychotherapist Adam Mathews as they discuss why sexual lulls happen…

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Episode 61: Emotional Connection

Emotional connection is not the same as being highly emotional. Join author and sex therapist Laurie Watson and psychotherapist Dr. Adam Mathews and learn the five ways to build emotional…

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Episode 60: Sexual Bids

Our communication with our lovers (and others) can be broken down into discrete bids for attention and interactions. In thsi episode of Foreplay, sex therapist and author Laurie Watson and…

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Episode 57: The Power Struggle

Every couple struggles in ways that are common -- The Power Struggle. Join sex therapist Laurie Watson and psychotherapist Dr. Adam Mathews as they dive into the whys and hows…

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Episode 55: The Highly Sexual Couple

Couples who have consistent, frequent sex have certain characteristics in common. Join author and sex therapist Laurie Watson and psychologist Dr. Adam Mathews as they discuss these specific characteristics.

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Episode 52: Stages of Sex

Sex follows a specific pattern from initiation to resolution. Understanding these stages helps to 'know where you are'. Join sex therapist and author Laurie Watson and psychotherapist Adam Mathews as…

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Episode 51: Sex During Pregnancy

Through the three trimesters of pregnancy, a woman's body changes in different ways, but that doesn't mean that sex can't be good. Join author and certified sex therapist Laurie Watson…

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Top 10 Podcasts of 2016

Here are the top 10 podcasts of 2016: 10 Episode 38: Am I doing it right? 9 Episode 14: Variety 8 Episode 36: Masturbation 7 Episode 44: Seduce Her 6…

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Episode 48: Sex at the Holidays

Straightforward 'how-to' guide to using the time at the holidays to 'sex up' your relationship. Listen as author and sex therapist Laurie Watson and psychotherapist Adam Mathews as they talk…

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Episode 45: Sex Rules

Unspoken and explicit rules for sex: when, where, and how sex can happen with your partner can limit our sexual expression. Join sex therapist Laurie Watson and pyschotherapist Dr. Adam…

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Episode 44: Seduce Her!

Often seduction seems to fade after the initial courtship in a committed relationship. Join sex therapist Laurie Watson and psychotherapist Dr. Adam Mathews as they discuss the four questions to…

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Episode 43: Breakdown in Paradise

Conflict drives true intimacy! Too many couples want to eliminate conflict in their relationship; but to be intimate requires healthy conflict. Join sex therapist Laurie Watson and psychotherapist Dr. Adam…

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Episode 42: November 2016 Mailbag

Join author and sex therapist Laurie Watson and psychotherapist Dr. Adam Mathews as they answer and discuss letters and questions that you the listeners have sent in. • What if…

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Episode 40: Make Up Sex

Make Up Sex. The best way to end an argument! Join author and sex therapist Laurie Watson and psychotherapist Dr. Adam Mathews discuss the reasons behind the best sex after…

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Episode 37: Breast Cancer

Breast cancer survivors suffer additional sexual side effects in addition to the gross impact to her physical breasts. From the point of diagnosis onward, breast cancer has a big impact…

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Episode 36: Masturbation

Masturbation is often a charged topic with many individuals and couples. The messages we receive about masturbation can influence our current sexual relationships. Join popular author and sex therapist Laurie…

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Episode 33: Male Athletic Sex

Men and women approach sex often with different views of what is 'ideal'. Men are geared to the immediate, athletic style; women to more sensual and romantic. Balancing these differences…

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Episode 31: The G Spot

Is the G-Spot real? Does every woman have one? Where is it? How to stimulate it? Join certified sex therapist Laurie Watson and psychologist Dr. Adam Mathews discuss the elusive…

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Episode 30: When He’s Inhibited

Contrary to our cultural assumptions, men can be inhibited sexually just as easily as women. Join certified sex therapist and author Laurie Watson and Dr. Adam Mathews discuss the underlying…

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Episode 29: Physical Attraction

Afraid you've lost attraction to your partner? Certified Sex Therapist Laurie Watson and psychologist Dr. Adam Matthews explain why attraction can lessen in long-term relationships. Learn practical and psychological ways…

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Episode 28: Erectile Dysfunction

Find out the reasons behind Erectile Dysfunction and ways to cope with this syndrome to maintain a satisfying sexual relationship. Note: we had some technical difficulty in recording this episode…

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Episode 27: Sexy Getaways

Find out some great ideas for sexy getaways from certified sex therapist Laurie Watson and Dr. Adam Matthews. Note: we had some technical difficulty in recording this episode and a…

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Episode 25: Sex after Trauma

After a sexual trauma, whether recent or not, a satisfying sexual relationship can be difficult to recover for a women. Listen to Certified Sex Therapist Laurie Watson and psychotherapist Dr.…

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Episode 21: Desire Discrepancies

Discrepancies in desire are a stress on a relationship, and are common at different times in a relationship. Listen to sex therapist and author Laurie Watson and Adam Matthews provide…

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Episode 16: Pornography

Pornography – The wide-ranging impact of pornography: what it is and how it impacts couples, including difficulties in arousal, attraction, and relationship.

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Episode 15: His and Hers Fantasies

Fantasies can play an essential role in keeping a sexual relationship vibrant. Men and women's fantasies differ and understanding the differences can heighten the couple's experience together.

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Episode 0: Foreplay

Foreplay -- What's it all about? Why is foreplay essential for the sex life you want to have.  Join author and sex therapist Laurie Watson discuss the whole point of…

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Episode 14: Variety

Variety and creativity in sex can both make our sexual relationship sizzling, but it can also be a source of tension.  Join Laurie Watson, author of "Wanting Sex Again" and…

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Episode 13: Affairs — What counts?

What is an affair? It can be broader than sex-outside-the-relationship. Different people have different definitions, which leads to tension within the relationship. Who can we be for our partner? Join…

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Episode 12: Talking

Talking is one of the most underrated parts of Foreplay... and it can begin in the morning and last all day long. Join Laurie Watson and her co-host Tony Delmedico for…

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Episode 10: Kissing

Kissing often falls off in a long-term relationship. As the eyes are the window to the soul, kissing is the window to the heart.  Join the conversation with Laurie and…

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Episode 9: When Sex Changes

The frequency of sex in a relationship can change suddenly -- whether on the honeymoon, when partners decide to live together, or at other points when life crowds in and…

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Episode 8: 52 and Needing Blue

Erectile dysfunction in men 45 and older in a partnered relationship is a problem with solutions. Listen to Laurie and Tony distinguish physiological ED and partnered ED and offer approaches…

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Episode 3: Go Oral or Go Home

Join the conversation as Laurie and Tony talk about oral sex and the relational stress that comes from its absence which often happens in a committed relationship. Show transcript is…

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