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 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 […]
It is much too common to hear one or both partners resist seeing a sex therapist and couples counselor. They claim their problem can be solved on their own (if this were true, why are they considering help?), and they resist with a litany of excuses. This is all foolishness! Sometimes one partner wants help, […]
How does the consumer know if a counselor really is a qualified sex therapist? A real sex therapist is board certified by The American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) (being a member does not certify a therapist) or by The American College of Sexologists, The American Board of Sexology or The American […]
If you have sexual and relationship problems, look up AASECT certified sex therapists in your area, and check out their websites to be sure your needs match their training and experience. Anyone calling themselves a sex therapist should be AASECT certified, or in the process of becoming AASECT certified. AASECT.org has listings of certified sex […]
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 […]
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, […]
By Dr. Roger Libby T.V. personality Kelly Rippa claims she has a really happy marriage because they have lots of sex. There is some truth to this claim. When couples prioritize their sex life, they are emphasizing each other rather than work, children and other constant distractions from pleasure. This does not mean work and […]
It is a good thing that marijuana is legal in Washington and Colorado. Existing research reveals that one-half to three- fourths of users believe sex goes better with pot. Desire, arousal and orgasms are enhanced by some who use pot. However, using pot heavily can lower testosterone, especially for men. Moderate use does not appear […]