Hugh Hefner’s Playboy was a major force igniting and defining the sexual revolution of the 1960’s and 1970’s. Hefner was a major civil rights advocate. He was an advocate for LGTBQ rights and women’s right to choice, and he stridently and effectively combatted puritan prudishness and sexual hypocrisy. He opposed the double standard, and he emphasized the importance of privacy and our fundamental right to consensual eroticism.
Welcome to the Pleasuredome Podcast! From the heart of the Puget Sound, home of Starbuck's coffee, Boeing airplanes, Amazon deliveries, Microsoft software, and the world's best Sex Therapy (what do you think we do all year when it is raining outside?), comes the Pleasuredome Podcast, a series of reflections on the state of Sexology and our Sexual Union as a society from America's foremost sexologist, sex therapist, and sex commentator, Dr. Roger Libby.
In our polarizing world of political correctness and fake news, it is not surprising that people are for or against porn. All porn is not the same. Some porn is highly arousing and helpful to individuals and couples. Other depictions are inundated with uncomfortable themes or scenes and in rare cases, with illegal ones such […]
I created National Orgasm Week in 1976 (the same year I created the term sex-positive!) as a way to emphasize the importance of orgasm and using commonsense about safer sex during Spring Break for college students. This fun-filled week has persisted, not just for college students, but for all sexual enthusiasts. The first week of […]
In my illustrated sexual humor book, Sex from Aah to Zipper (at Amazon), I recommended frequent home deliveries, where a lover rushes home to ravish you with undulating, tantalizing sex. Deliveries are made at lunch or before or after work, and they should be accomplished within thirty minutes of an arousing phone call. Anticipation becomes […]
Until now, all prescription drugs approved to enhance sexual functioning have been for men. Addyi is the first such drug for women. Wrongly dubbed the female Viagra, Addyi has been shown to modestly increase sexual desire in premenopausal women. Viagra increases arousal for men who have desire, but it does not increase desire. I was […]
I have always appreciated the healing power of humor in my practice, not just for things that ail us, but for relationships. We have to be able to see the humor and laugh at ourselves, and with our partners, in certain situations. Sex is no exception. One of the […]
In Seattle, we are a land of technology. But technology can interfere with intimacy if we’re always on the cell phone or at the computer, or watching television. Or, it can sometimes enhance sex in the case of vibrators — a vibrating page or a vibrating cell phone — if we put it where […]
Where do we usually make love? In bed!? We can be a lot more adventurous! I think we need to go somewhere near water — particularly running, streaming, undulating water like the ocean or a river in the mountains — so we can make love with the passion of the running water. Any water — well, […]
Should sex be viewed strictly in terms of black and white, right and wrong, romantic love vs. pure, pulse-racing lust? Or is sex more prismatic, open to wider interpretation and exploration? That ought to be the pivotal question to arise from the film based on the most popular fan fiction about sex in recent times. In […]
The brain is our main sex organ. Couples need to be up front about their desires, fantasies and what it is they want to experience together.