Boston Sex Therapy Deals with the Reality of Infertility
Posted on October 16, 2014 by Aline Zoldbrod
By Aline Zoldbrod Ph.D.
Going through the experience of infertility is one of life’s greatest stresses. Unfortunately, just as you are going through this terrible situation with your spouse and need to feel close, your sexual intimacy is affected by the trauma of the fertility problems you are facing.
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Boston Sex Therapy Notes: Physically Violent Home Affects Sexuality
Posted on September 22, 2014 by Aline Zoldbrod
Greta*, a thirty three year old woman sat in my office, nervously fidgeting with her hair.
“I’m having terrible relationship problems. I’m not sure what’s going on, but it’s making things really bad with my boyfriend. This is the first time I have ever lived with someone. And six months into the relationship, for some reason, I stopped wanting to have sex. I began to feel that it bothered me to be touched… I felt like I was crawling out of my skin. …Actually, now that I think of it, I’ve had trouble having pleasurable sex my whole life.”
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Boston Sex Therapist on Painful Sex: How to Ask for Sex to Stop “Right in the Middle”
Posted on August 28, 2014 by Aline Zoldbrod
(Adapted from her book Sex Talk (New Harbinger, 2002) with Lauren Dockett)
Painful sex is a much more common phenomenon than most people understand. It is not shown in sex scenes in movies or on TV. Perhaps it is because the media does not show sexual pain as being normal, but people respond to having sexual pain as if it is shameful. It most certainly is not!
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Sexless Marriage: Boston Sex Therapist Discusses How to Break Out of the Panda Syndrome
Posted on July 18, 2014 by Aline Zoldbrod
Adapted from Dr. Aline Zoldbrod and Lauren Dockett’s book Sex Talk (New Harbinger Publications, 2002)
One of the more gratifying aspects of being a sex therapist in Boston is helping a loving couple break out of their habitually sexless marriage.
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Prisoners of Parenthood: How to have Hotel Sex without the Hotel—Tips from Your Boston Sex Therapist
Posted on June 30, 2014 by Aline Zoldbrod
As often happens in my Boston sex therapy office, a straight couple with children are bemoaning the fact that it is almost impossible to have the privacy and the luxury of getting away somewhere private and comfortable to have sex at a time of day where they are not worn out and exhausted. It really is a common, frustrating problem. We’re not talking about people who are willing themselves to be in sexless marriages, we are talking about people with actual sex drives and wishes for sexual connection who are essentially what I think of as “prisoners of parenthood.” Since most people have children in this country, I’m sure some of you reading this will relate.
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