Headlines abound with new information about Harvey Weinstein’s aggressive and exploitative violation of a woman’s right to self-determination, free will and probable criminal activities. The Weinstein story has rightly highlighted the abuse of power to exploit and rape women. We need look no further than Weinstein, Donald Trump and Bill Cosby to see glaring examples of sexism, groping, using and otherwise exploiting women. Although there are too many men who use and abuse women, there are far more nice guys who insist on clear mutual consent prior to any sex.
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.
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.
Being sexual with your partner is the main conduit to express and receive love. Without sex, a couple cannot be as close emotionally. Marriage is a sexual relationship.
Do not be misled by half or more therapists who call themselves sex therapists on sites like Psychology Today, who are anything but real, certified sex therapists. This deception is only illegal in Florida, but all states should have laws regulating who can call themselves a sex therapist. At the least, these non-sex therapists should […]
OMTimes Radio Interview Aired Thursday, 11 May 2017, 4:00 PM ET There is no proven support for either sex addiction or hypersexuality. These are phony concepts which are used in sex negative ways. This does not mean some people are not out of balance or OCD (Obsessive–compulsive disorder). CBT (Cognitive behavioral therapy) is the most […]
Call it sexual manners. Call it sexual etiquette. Sexual manners and etiquette are an important part of being gentlemen and gentlewomen. In modern life many lack manners in general, and this shows up with sexual overtures, encounters and relationships. People often do not return phone calls or keep appointments. They fail to follow through on […]
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 […]
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, […]