How Anxiety Affects Your Sex Life
Does anxiety affect sexual relationships? In this episode of Woman Worriers, host Elizabeth Cush and her guest, Nazanin Moali, PhD, talk about the different ways that anxiety might shape your sex life.
Sex. Too often, we don’t talk about it — especially when we’re having problems with it. We struggle alone with no hope for a solution. In this episode of the Woman Worriers podcast, creator and host Elizabeth Cush, of Progression Counseling in Annapolis, Md., talks with Nazanin Moali, PhD, a psychologist in Torrance, Calif., and host of the Sexology podcast, about anxiety, the role it can play in both lack of arousal and compulsive sexual behavior, and solutions that can help.
Listen and learn:
How the disconnect between our body and our brain affects arousal
Why lingerie and losing weight aren’t the answer
Why focusing on “pressing the gas” increases anxiety and frustration
How understanding what is causing your anxiety can help your sex life
What happens when your body remembers sexual trauma
Why the pull of porn can be so powerful — especially in the Internet Age
Why porn is to sex like romantic comedies are to relationships
What women with compulsive sexual behavior have in common with women with addiction — and most women with anxiety
Why it’s important to talk about sexual problems
Which evidence-based intervention is shown to help with both sexual dysfunction and mental health challenges
How 15 minutes of mindfulness a day can change your sex life
> About Nazanin Moali, PhD
> Dr. Moali’s website
> Better Sex Through Mindfulness: How Women Can Cultivate Desire by Laurie Brotto
> Come As You Are: The Surprising New Science That Will Transform Your Sex Life by Emily Nagoski, PhD
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