Managing Low Sexual Desire – The Science of Sex Podcast Ep. 31! – DrZhana

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Managing Low Sexual Desire – The Science of Sex Podcast Ep. 31!

What are some ways that people can manage low sexual desire?

Goes Deeper

Low sexual desire is something that is more common than most people think. It can appear in many different forms, and it is not synonymous with asexuality. Low sexual desire among women is thought to be common around the the time of menopause, and despite what people might assume, there are many different treatment options both medicinal and not for women. On this week’s episode, we have Dr. Lori Brotto discussing her extensive research on treatment for low sexual desire, specifically in women.

Dr. Lori Brotto is a Professor in the UBC Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, a Registered Psychologist in Vancouver, Canada, and the Executive Director of the Women’s Health Research Institute of BC located at BC Women’s Hospital. Dr Brotto is the director of the UBC Sexual Health Laboratory where research primarily focuses on developing and testing psychological and mindfulness-based interventions for women with sexual desire and arousal difficulties and women with chronic genital pain. Dr. Brotto is an Associate Editor for the Archives of Sexual Behavior, has 150 peer-reviewed publications, is the Sexual Health expert writer for the Globe and Mail, and is frequently featured in the media on topics related to sexuality. Her book, Better Sex Through Mindfulness: How Women Can Cultivate Desire is a trade book of her research demonstrating the benefits of mindfulness for women’s sexual concerns, and is in press with Greystone Publishing and will be released in April 2018.

Foreplay

BDSM practitioners are outraged about former New York Attorney General, Eric Schniederman’s, depiction of role-playing. After being accused of sexual assault and sexual violence by several women, Schniederman insists that the activities that occurred between him and his accusers was consensual role-playing. However, the women who have come forward have made clear that their interactions with him were not consensual. Consent, communication, and negotiation are the three most important values upheld in the BDSM community, so when he tried to play sexual assault off as kinky sex, the kink community was not having it at all. This defense of “rough” or “kinky” sex has been used before by people accused of sexual assault, but let it be clear that all activities that fall within BDSM are consensual, and if they are not, it is abuse. Period.

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