Sexual intimacy often experiences dips or lulls as a couple goes through life together. You can’t predict the changes life will throw at you, and some are easier to handle than others. However, some challenges will take a more significant toll on your life and relationship. Long-term increased workload, stress, health problems, medication (with … [Read more...] about 7 Tips to Revive the Sexual Intimacy in Your Relationship
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I recently spoke with Melanie Tait on the ABC Radio Nightlife program about open relationships. This was a fascinating discussion with some interesting callers on the talkback sharing their experiences. In this interview I answer the following questions: How common is it for couples to have an open relationship? How have … [Read more...] about Is an Open Relationship Right for You? Relationship Therapist Clinton Power Speaks on ABC Radio
No two people in a relationship are going to have the exact same sexual desire, but when it becomes a chronic problem, it might be time to seek help. The most common myths about desire In our culture, sexual education is spotty at best. Many of us get a lot of our ideas about sex from movies and pornography, and those aren’t always the healthiest … [Read more...] about Desire Discrepancy: The Real Reasons You’re Not Having More Sex in Your Relationship
Couples are stressed out more than ever It’s not easy being in a relationship these days. With so many competing stresses including managing your work, personal life, family, and relationship, it’s no wonder so many couples are stressed out. And when you’re stressed out, it can negatively impact the connection between you and your partner over … [Read more...] about How to Stay Connected as a Happy and Healthy Couple
The surprising science that will transform your sex life. We all know that we have sexual turn-ons and turn-offs. We might sometimes have trouble identifying what exactly they are in ourselves and others, but we know they’re there. With inspiration from sex educator and TEDx speaker Emily Nagoski, I’m inviting you to apply that turn-on/turn-off … [Read more...] about Kicking Your Sex Life into High Gear: The Dual Control Model and What It Means for Your Relationships
Curious if an open relationship can work for you? An open relationship is not for everyone, however, there are plenty of couples who are either curious, interested or just plain ready to open their relationship. Open relationships are not for the faint of heart. And they certainly aren't a solution for a failing relationship. Simply put, … [Read more...] about The What, Why, and How of Open Relationships
Pornography used to be relegated to suspicious movie theatres, back rooms at video stores, and expensive cable channels in hotels. The Internet has made porn accessible to anyone with a computer or a smart phone, and porn use by teenagers is steadily rising. Besides setting up unrealistic expectations about sex, heavy porn use may correlate with … [Read more...] about Pornography Use is on the Rise in Young Australians
There's been a lot of talk lately about sexual harassment in the hospitality industry since an article in Fairfax newspapers exposed the dirty underbelly of this industry. So I recently spoke with Hannah Reilly on the triple j radio show The Hook Up about these disturbing behaviours that are impacting many young people working in … [Read more...] about Sexual Harassment in the Hospitality Industry: It’s Not Okay!
Polyamory is not widely understood or accepted in our current society, but it has a history at least as long as monogamy. A polyamorous relationship is not the same thing as an open relationship. Polyamorous people want to commit to multiple-partner relationships, which may develop emotionally and include feelings of love. An open … [Read more...] about Polyamorous Relationships: Can They Really Work?
When it comes to talking about sexuality, desire and successful relationships, Esther Perel is an erudite and visionary therapist who shares many insights and fascinating perceptions about modern love and relationships. Her popular TED Talk has been viewed close to 3 million times. She recently appeared on Lewis Howe's podcast, The School of … [Read more...] about Sexual Desire and Successful Relationships with Esther Perel [VIDEO]