Are you not interested in sex… or is the sex that’s on offer for you just not that enticing an offer? How can your relationship with yourself improve your sex life? And what makes sex truly worth having?
My guest today, Peggy J. Kleinplatz is Professor in the Faculty of Medicine and Director of Sex and Couples Therapy Training at the University of Ottawa, Canada, and is a Certified Sex Therapist and Educator. She is Director of the Optimal Sexual Experiences Research Team of the University of Ottawa and has a particular interest in sexual health in the elderly, disabled and marginalized populations. Peggy has edited four books (listed under Resources), including the book we talk about today, Magnificent Sex: Lessons from Extraordinary Lovers with A. Dana Menard, Ph.D.
Peggy’s decades of research into optimal sexual experiences have found that what makes sex truly ‘worth having’ is, perhaps, the opposite of what many of us have been taught by Cosmo or porn. In fact, it may be exactly these expectations that set us up for problems in achieving sexual intimacy. What does make for “magnificent sex” turns out not to be anything to do with toys, tips, or tricks – the results may surprise you.
Peggy’s research: OptimalSexualExperiences.com
Books edited by Peggy J. Kleinplatz, PhD:
New Directions in Sex Therapy: Innovations and Alternatives (2012)
Sadomasochism: Powerful Pleasures with Charles Moser, Ph.D., M.D. (2006)
Sexuality and Ageing with Walter Bouman, M.D. (2015).
Magnificent Sex: Lessons from Extraordinary Lovers with A. Dana Menard, Ph.D.