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Foreplay Radio -- Couples and Sex Therapy

Author: Laurie Watson & George Faller

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Sex podcast to help committed couples keep it hot! Find hope to keep your marriage and committed relationships emotionally connected and sexually erotic. Certified sex therapist Laurie Watson is joined by global leader in couples therapy - George Faller for an expert, frank and fascinating conversation about sex, love, therapy, relationship dynamics, healthy couples and marriage. We discuss everything from best sexual techniques and solving sexual problems, to building the emotional intimacy necessary for great sex in your relationship! Two therapists bring you sound, concrete tools to reframe your relationship problems and learn how to fall in-love again, rebuild trust, and feel desire. Subscribe to us today!
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STAY CONNECTED! - our most important mission during the COVID-19 outbreak! In times of stress we need to turn to each other. George and Laurie talk about their own struggles and hope to offer comfort to their listeners...as well as some thoughts about how to grow after being battle-tested! Plus, some a nudge for creative sex during quarantine!    
Pursuers get exhausted. After trying everything... talking, begging,  holding back their needs, getting angry... sometimes they just give up.  When Pursuers become Withdrawers, the relationship is in trouble. Join sex therapist Dr. Laurie Watson and couples therapist George Faller as they talk about dealing with burn out in a relationship.
Laurie and George demonstrate best ways to initiate a conversation to get your partner to open up about sex. And secondly, they talk about how to change the conversation with our kids and friends so we change the culture. George says he feels like he's been let into a secret society of women when Laurie reveals her girlfriend talk.
Do 2 withdrawers ever get together?  They do but when there is little conflict there is usually little sex.  Both people are so intent on being nice and not demanding, the difficult conversations that create intimacy just don't happen. They avoid the negative emotions and unfortunately shut out the intense emotions would make them feel securely connected. Join sex therapist and author Laurie Watson and couples therapist George Faller as they talk about withdrawers in relationship.
Why would a withdrawer have an affair when their partner is begging them for more connection? How can a pursuer get over their shame to see their partner's pain?  George and Laurie use attachment theory to add understanding that helps answer the question... "why, did you do this?" Uberlube is a great product in so many ways. Use promo code 'Foreplay' at their website so they know we sent you!
Affairs devastate the trust and connection in a committed relationship. Recovery and reconnection is possible. Join sex therapist and author Laurie Watson and couples therapist George Faller as the talk through how to reconnect after an affair.
218: Stress and Sex

218: Stress and Sex

2020-02-2127:03

Nothing more sexy than talking about stress! How we perceive stress is how it impacts our body and which makes it inseparable from sex. Connection with another is the fastest way to relieve stress.  George leads us in a discussion about how to change distress into eustress by changing our mindset about seeing stress as a challenge and reaching out to a partner and fight problems together.  Drawing from his writing in Sacred Stress, George helps Laurie think about a couple who look at the same moment - an erotic moment in two different ways - one as eustress (highly exciting) and the other sees it as distress (highly anxiety-producing.) 
One of the big disappointments for some women is when their partners don't want to do cunnilingus with them and they do. Join sex therapist and author Laurie Watson and couples therapist and author George Faller as they discuss how to have great cunnilingus.
Masturbation is a topic few couples are comfortable talking about; yet it is something that we all do. Join sex therapist and author Laurie Watson and couples therapist and author George Faller as they talk about masturbation and how it plays into your relationship. Visit our sponsor UberLube at www.uberlube.com; use promo code FOREPLAY so they know we sent you!
Most fantasies have the theme of someone being so into you. In our fantasy, our partner is showing high levels of engagement, high levels of passion and high levels of initiation. George and Laurie talk about how to tap into the energy of fantasy to bring new information, new ideas to the partnership. Try a fantastic lube at www.Uberlube.com/foreplay
Sexual trauma in childhood can wreak havoc on adult emotional and sexual relationships. While challenging, traumas of this gravity can be healed. Join sex therapist and author Laurie Watson and couples therapist and author George Faller as they discuss how you can heal childhood sexual trauma.
Trauma, PTSD, and other troubling experiences can invade and derail your relationship. Join sex therapist Laurie Watson and marriage therapist George Faller as they respond to a listener's letter about her husband's PTSD and how it plagued their relationship.
Sexual problems are opportunities to actually get deeper with each other. Cohosts talk about a man with ED and how he feels alone, alienated from his own body for fear of failure as well as alienated from his partner thinking he will let her down.  George shares how withdrawers strengthen their muscle memory to go away when they don't share their "ouch" or what hurts, denying themselves the comfort that their partner might offer.  Laurie share how vulnerable sharing actually draws a partner in.
When our hearts are connected, we can lose ourselves sexually in one another. Great sex requires a bit of knowledge, a lot of vulnerability and a willingness to explore more than just genital pleasure. George and Laurie talk about exercises they give clients to get more in tune with each other by exploring touch and the skin of their lover.    
Q&A for a woman, who's husband prefers porn and a man struggling with ED. George says, "When I think about porn, I don't come at it from a moralistic point of view. I think, does the porn serve a function to strengthen a couple's emotional bond, or does it create more distance?" Laurie and George discuss how the fear of rejection in a man with ED prevents him from sharing his vulnerability and receiving the comfort he deserves from his wife. Instead they both stay separated and dissatisfied. 
Men who feel sex as their primary path to connection are often  told "all they want is sex."  Indeed, sex is exciting and pleasurable to them but also the way they feel and want to express love and connection.  Listen to George Faller and Laurie Watson talk about how men feel about sex; why the couple needs their sexual motivation and what they can do to have more of it.
208: Women Who Want It

208: Women Who Want It

2019-12-1322:224

Women who feel sexually alive and use sex as a pathway for connection can feel out of place in a society that tells them - women don't/shouldn't want sex as much as men. Laurie and George discuss healthy women who are in touch with their bodies, their desire for their partners and long for physical intimacy. When rejected the relationship can be strained, she can feel crushed emotionally and she can question her very attractiveness. Co-hosts affirm her right to have her needs met.
We think men always want sex. But some of them don't chase their partners. How can we understand this phenomenon? Laurie and Geoge talk about one issue - sexual performance - causing one  man to sexually withdraw. But there are other reasons as well... 
Sounds pretty discouraging if your partner says she'd be fine never having sex again. Laurie and George discuss how to get to the root of what she's saying. Using an acronym O P L E A S F helps us organize what has obscured her libido. 
Pursuers' frustrations -- what's it like when you want more and you can't get it? What's it like to work so hard and see your partner walking away from you? We know it feels unfair and want to help you see how you push that might be driving your partner away! Get vulnerable for your own sake. 
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Miss T

TY TY interesting concepts. Hopefully, open dialogues will begin.

Mar 17th
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Gina Marston

this podcast doesn't play, so do half of your other ones! what's going on?

Mar 11th
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Miss T

This episode definitely dispelled some myths

Dec 6th
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ForexTraderNYC

wow adam! we miss u alrdy! it aint same without you...big difference.. comeback dude! u can spear a hour a week.. geogie boy seems like a nice guy but adam is ADAM! i loved his humor n was more relateble.. o boy what a difference in personalities.

Nov 3rd
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nelly arraiz

not being a man myself... and relating to every single thing they said here.

Aug 13th
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ForexTraderNYC

aww Madison (intern) sounds so sweet.*hugs* thx for working hard behind scenes.. appreciate it! :)

Jul 19th
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ForexTraderNYC

my God what a beautiful mom/son relationship. it's sweet the mom is speaking so politely to her son like a professional n adult. I never seen a parent give their children such respect n appreciation.its interesting.he came out of her womb.. here he is communicating..with her speaking common language.. I love laurie she is so cool n fun.. I wish I had a mom like that.

Jul 19th
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Colt Craig

Fantastic podcast. Tons of great topics, great knowledge, and always consistent. Keep up the good work! I hope to have new episodes to listen to for years to come.

Jul 1st
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Deldrick Surles

I love your episodes and that you are based it Raleigh! I got so excited and even started researching you more.

Jun 7th
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Tammy Matuszczak

wish your episodes were longer! I enjoy listening :)

Apr 28th
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Crystal Pickett

I love this episode and I'm trying to understand my husband more emotionally...however, I have my own emotional issue with the part at 20:40. It's about what the man expects to make him feel better and more manly. It seems like a cheap replacement for emotional love, verification or fortitude, when a man is asking for what a professional escort would provide. Is that what I need to do for my husband to make him feel loved? Is love so cheap? Maybe there is something so engrained in my character that I expect more for myself as a woman, knowing woman's suffrage and struggle to want to rise above a horrible stereotype of weakness that it is actually embedded in my ability to bend into certain sexual norms that show me as weak and oppressed as a woman, and more importantly as a human who is fit to be respected? I would like to understand better how a man wants sexual acts to show emotional connection in a marriage. I'm open to it, but I'm not okay with letting my guard down or being thought if as a weak woman. I am a proud, strong woman. I can't just bend to a man's wants and feel strong. It's so hard to feel strong with the odds stacked against us daily anyway. my husband and I have a great relationship, we share the load equally. But I need to understand him better. We have had our challenges and I want to make this work. If I have questions, so do others. Please do a podcast on strong women and how to let their guard down and not to become victims in their married lives and sex lives.

Apr 10th
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Ian Buell

As a man, I am crying inside right now...

Mar 15th
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Ali

a YouTube channel would be awesome 🙌🏽 🙌🏽

Mar 4th
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james black

this is too focused on the females ...women think they don't need to seduce their man ..think they don't need to study how to give a man pleasure. ...what kind of foreplay is good for a man ...

Feb 16th
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james black

enthusiasm is fine if you are young but skill is what matters ...most women have no skill and make no effort to learn

Feb 16th
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james black

you guys really have no idea ...if your wife will not have sex with you ..its over ...don't waste a decade like i did..its not much to ask ..how many women eve make a study of how to be good at fellatio... most are completely unskilled. and make no effort at all to study ... these two say men should make so much effort to arouse ..if she won't make the effort for you ...its over .

Feb 13th
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Ian Buell

I have no home.

Dec 2nd
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Ian Buell

my attachment is screwed up. I don't feel as if I'll ever get my needs completely met in life. this episode really resonated.

Oct 28th
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Ian Buell

I can't explain how understood I felt at around the 26 minute mark of this episode.

Oct 1st
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Julia M

Great channel with great advice! Already made a difference in my life!

Sep 6th
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