Posts Tagged ‘sex therapy’

Sex therapist at the Academy Awards, part 2 — The Courage to be Seen

    On the occasion of The Sessions being up for an Academy Award this year (Helen Hunt, for best supporting actress), we’re discussing some of the film’s implications  for sex therapy.  This is part 2. Something quite ordinary The Sessions tells the story one man’s extraordinary misfortune — paralyzed by polio at age 6 [...]

On eros, spirituality, and crying during sex

    Most recent in a series of articles  and interviews based on the new book Slow Sex by Nicole Daedone.   This is article 4 in the series.   My fellow sex journalist Tracy Clark-Flory was a guest at one of  Nicole Daedone’s weekend retreats  for women at Le Meridien in San Francisco last year.   [...]

Sexual healing that won’t break your nose

    All things considered, the mental health profession comes off pretty well in this year’s new sex movie Hope Springs.  Marriage therapist and author Dr Bernard Feld, played by Steve Carell, is a fairly nice specimen by Hollywood standards. He’s likeable, intelligent, confident-but-not-a-shmuck, and commits no flagrant boundary violations.  You get the idea.   He’s [...]

Dr Snyder named to NYC Best Doctor list by New York Magazine

    New York City Best Doctors, 2012 I was honored this week to be featured in New York Magazine’s June 11 issue as one of 1,160 best NYC physicians – and as one of only 31 New York City psychiatrists to make the cut. Listing as a New York Magazine Best Doctor has for many years [...]

When should a sex therapist recommend Fifty Shades of Grey to couples?

  Eighth in a series on Fifty Shades of Grey     Can Fifty Shades save your relationship? I’m hearing the same thing from sex therapists all over the country – If you recommend Fifty Shades of Grey to clients who are stuck in unhappy sexual relationships, some of them will come back reporting better [...]

Advice to future sexologists, and other topics

  Thanks to sexpert Megan Andelloux from Rhode Island’s Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health for permission to reprint the following interview (slightly modified) from her site www.thecsph.org What do you do in the field of sexuality? I’m a New York City psychiatrist and psychotherapist specializing in sexuality and relationship issues. I also write a [...]

Diary of a Manhattan Sex Therapist — The other side of Saturday night

Want to test your knowledge of male sexual psychology?   Take this quiz: QUIZ:  It’s Saturday night.  Paul, 25 years old, is on a date with a new woman whom he likes very much and finds very sexy.  Unfortunately, later that night when they undress together, he suddenly has no erection.  She is very understanding [...]

Sexual arousal for its own sake

Simmering: A two minute technique for nourishing the erotic bond between partners. Useful for modern couples for whom the idea of leisure time is a quaint memory, but who’d like to stay in touch. A modern dilemma Recently I had lunch with my colleague Eric Amaranth, and the conversation turned to the subject of polyamory — [...]

Sexuality, simmering, and the B train back from the beach

Photo credit:  Pedrosimoes7 A train in motion On the B train, one hot summer Sunday afternoon. I’m bringing my children and a few of their friends back to Manhattan, after a long day at the beach in Brooklyn. There’s a young couple standing near the exit door, sharing an ipod headset. Each with an earpiece [...]

The end of “Pink Viagra”:What have we learned?

(reprinted from Dr Snyder’s www.PsychologyToday.com/blog/SexualityToday) Another one bites the dust. As many of you know, this month the pharmaceutical firm Boehringer Ingelheim pulled the plug on flibanserin, the reputed (and as many have remarked, misnamed) “Pink Viagra,” which had been developed as a treatment for something called Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD) in women. Many in [...]