In Glorification of Deliberate Intimacy
Intentional intimacy is an overlooked gem that has the power to deepen connections and enhance relationships in ways we may not realize.
A Journey of Gratitude: Reflections on Being a Sexologist
In studying and understanding human sexuality, I have embarked on a career that demands empathy, knowledge, and an open mind.
The Liberating Mirror: Embracing Vulva Confidence for Self-Acceptance
Many women experience shame and embarrassment about their vulvas, the way it looks, smells and might
Rebuilding Bridges: Nurturing Your Relationship After a Fight
What sets successful couples apart is their ability to repair and strengthen their bond after the
Embracing the Power of a Calm Erection
Understanding the role of relaxation in achieving and maintaining an erection is crucial for addressing issues related to performance anxiety
“I Need You to Adore Me”: Exploring the Power of Adoration in Relationships
Adoration is a profound and heartfelt expression of love, respect, and admiration for your partner.
The Complexities of Sexual Arousal: Navigating Arousal Non-Concordance
Welcome to the intriguing world of arousal non-concordance, where your physiological and subjective
How the Gottman Method Teaches Couples the Art of Compromise
The Gottman Method teaches couples how to compromise effectively without sacrificing their
Exploring Sexual Pleasure Through Edging
Edging is a technique that involves stopping stimulation before reaching orgasm, then resuming the activity to build up the pleasure
Debunking the Myth of Vibrator Addiction
You can look at using your vibrators the same way you look at using any other machine. They take the labour out of life and make it more wonderful.
Pain, Partnership, and Pleasure: Coping with Endometriosis
Women usually seek help from sex therapists to address this aspect of endometriosis management or learn to
Mindful Masturbation: Enhancing Sexual Wellness Through Self-Love
Masturbation has been a taboo subject for far too long, shrouded in
Five Must-Read Books on Sexuality for Men
Whether you are looking to improve your sexual performance or looking to explore new fantasies, whatever the case may be,
Bids for Connection: The Secret to Building Stronger Relationships
Bids or requests for connection refer to any attempt by one partner to connect with the other through
Understanding Performance Anxiety in Men
Men often feel pressure to perform well during sex and satisfy their partners. Not only this pressure takes the fun out of sex
How Practicing Mindfulness Can Improve Your Sexual Experiences
mindfulness can be a powerful tool for improving sexual experiences and deepening intimacy between
6 Reasons Why Women Experience Performance Anxiety
To combat performance anxiety during sex, it’s essential to first understand the root cause of the anxiety.
How to Achieve Orgasm During Partnered Sex?
As a sexologist, I understand that achieving orgasm during partnered sex can be complex and multifaceted for some women.
Does Breastfeeding Impact Your Sex Life?
In talking about sexual desire after childbirth, one factor that may be overlooked is how breastfeeding can impact women’s sexual experiences
Five Reasons Why Some Women Struggle to Orgasm During Partnered Sex
It is important to understand the underlying reasons why you might struggle with reaching climax
Five Books To Help You Understand Female Sexuality
Female sexuality has long been a topic of discussion, fascination, and even controversy. Women’s sexual experiences and desires have been the subject
The Impact of Feeling ‘Touched Out’ on Women’s Sex Drive and Intimacy
Being “touched out” refers to the overwhelming exhaustion from constant physical contact and engagement with one’s children.
How Pregnancy and Childbirth Affect Women’s Sexual Desire
Unfortunately, the adverse effects of pregnancy and childbirth on women’s sexuality are often underestimated.
Meta-Emotion: How You Feel About Feelings
How we feel about our feelings, or our meta-emotions, can also have a profound impact on our well-being and relationships. Because meta-emotions dictate
Why Lesbians Enjoy Better Sex Than Heterosexual Couples
While it is true that every individual’s sexual experiences are different, some evidence suggests that lesbians may indeed have better sex than heterosexual couples.
In Praise of Slow Sex: Embracing Intimacy, Connection, and Sensuality in the Bedroom
I often meet clients who feel pressured to have quick and intense sexual experiences, leaving little
Exploring the Science of Human Sexuality and the Role of Sexologists
Sexology is the scientific study of human sexual behaviour, including
How Afterplay Can Strengthening the Bond Between Couples After Sex
Afterplay is the time spent with your partner after sex, where you remain
How Long Should Sex Last?
As a sex therapist, I often get asked, “what is the ideal length of sex?” It’s a valid question, but unfortunately, there is no definitive answer.
The Five Love Languages: Enhancing Your Relationship Through Effective Communication
Love languages are the distinct and diverse ways through which
How Simmering Builds Sexual Desire In Long-Term Relationships
Simmering is a process that entails gradually building up sexual tension over time instead of seeking immediate gratification.
Tips for Igniting and Sustaining Passion in Your Romantic Relationship
For many individuals, experiencing passion in a romantic relationship is vital to sustaining a healthy and fulfilling partnership.
What Is An Emotional Bank Account In a Relationship?
In the context of relationships, the term “emotional bank account” refers to the accumulation of positive feelings and experiences
When Your Partner’s Expectations Make It Hard To Orgasm
This pressure can come from different sources, including societal expectations, media portrayals of sex, and even from their partner themselves.
Seven Ways Couple Therapy Can Transform Your Relationship
As a couple therapist, I have had the privilege of working with many couples who have faced a range of challenges in their relationships.
Understanding Your Sexual Desires
As a sex therapist, I often hear from clients, women in particular, struggling to understand what turns them on. It’s a common experience that can sometimes be frustrating and confusing.
The Impact of Delayed Ejaculation on Men’s Sexual and Emotional Health
Delayed ejaculation, also known as inhibited ejaculation, is a common sexual dysfunction characterized by the inability to orgasm
Understanding Inhibited Ejaculation
This condition is characterized by the inability to orgasm and ejaculate during sexual activities. Delayed Ejaculation happens despite experiencing normal sexual arousal and erection.
Birth Trauma and Sexual Well-Being
As a licenced sex therapist, I frequently work with clients who experienced birth trauma and struggle with intimacy and sexual wellness in the aftermath of that.
Understanding the Phenomenon of Emotional Flooding
In their research, Drs John and July Gottman notice that flooding occurs when one partner becomes overwhelmed by
Understanding Stonewalling in Couple’s Conflicts
One of the Four Horsemen in relationships, according to Drs. John and Julie Gottman’s research is stonewalling. The Four Horsemen,
What is the Antidote to Contempt?
Drs. John and Julie Gottman described contempt as one of the Four Horsemen in relationships. They have discovered in their research that
Breaking the Cycle of Defensiveness in Relationships
Defensiveness is one of the “Four Horsemen” in relationships, according to the research of Drs. John and
Understanding and Overcoming Criticism in Relationships
It also underlines shortcomings or mistakes in the other person rather than addressing a specific
The Four Horsemen: Recognizing Negative Communication Patterns
The 4 Horsemen, criticism, contempt, defensiveness, and stonewalling, can be predictors of relationship distress and, ultimately, failure.
6 Strategies for Enhancing Sexual Intimacy in Your Relationship
When two people are sexually intimate, they are able to express their emotional and physical connection to one another through a wide range of physical, sexual and emotional behaviours
When is it Normal to Lose Your Erections During Intercourse?
Some men may find that their arousal waxes and wanes a few times during sexual activity. While others may experience a more consistent level of arousal. It is important to know that waxing and waning can happen
What is Gottman Method of Couple Therapy?
The Gottman Method of couple therapy is a scientifically proven approach to relationship therapy. This method was developed by
Strategies for Boosting Sexual Attraction in a Long-Term Relationship
Sexual attraction generally encompasses several elements, including physical attraction,
What is a Sex Therapist good for?
This is a question I get asked a lot. Sex therapy, also known as sexuality counselling, is talk therapy created to support individuals and couples in exploring and addressing their
Is Your Sex life the Casualty of Your Relationship?
Every time a couple arrive at my office to better their sex life, I try to explore the issue holistically to understand what has
What is a Sexual Memory Bank?
Every sexual relationship has a sexual memory bank. This is the collection of all the experiences you and your partner have ever shared surrounding your sex life.
How Does it Feel to Prematurely Ejaculate During Sex?
Men describe the physical sensation of Premature Ejaculation as a feeling of loss of control, a sense of urgency, or pressure to ejaculate.
When is the Right Time for Couples to Start Therapy?
Your romantic relationship sits at the centre of your life, and how it is going will positively or negatively impact other aspects of your life.
Why do I keep Prematurely Ejaculating?
Men of all ages are susceptible to the sexual problem known as Premature Ejaculation (PE) or Early Ejaculation. It is characterised by an
What is Erectile Dysfunction or Erectile Difficulty?
Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is the inability to obtain or sustain an erection sufficient enough for penetrative sex. The loss of erection
What is Premature or Early Ejaculation ?
A very common sexual problem known as premature ejaculation (PE), or early ejaculation, happens when a man ejaculates prior
Six Common Obstacles Preventing Couples from Seeking Therapy
ome of the main reasons couples go to therapy have been to improve
How to Encourage Your Partner to Attend Sex or Relationship Therapy?
At least a few times a month, I get
With academic backgrounds in Midwifery, Sexology, Counselling and Psychotherapy, Hanieh brings a unique perspective and a well-rounded approach to Sex and Relationship Therapy. In addition to private practice, Hanieh writes a weekly blog about the topics that challenge her clients, hoping it helps others.