Sex and Intimacy

Sex and Intimacy

#171 How your Attachment Style Influences Sex & Intimacy?

Boredom is a common problem couples face, especially those in long-term relationships. But you don’t have to be bored. Luckily, in this episode, Dr. Kristie talks about simple and practical steps that you can take to spice up a relationship that has gone stale.

#169 How Relationship Equality Can Improve Intimacy?

Boredom is a common problem couples face, especially those in long-term relationships. But you don’t have to be bored. Luckily, in this episode, Dr. Kristie talks about simple and practical steps that you can take to spice up a relationship that has gone stale.

#167 Feeling Bored in Your Relationship? Try These Hacks!

Boredom is a common problem couples face, especially those in long-term relationships. But you don’t have to be bored. Luckily, in this episode, Dr. Kristie talks about simple and practical steps that you can take to spice up a relationship that has gone stale.

Exploring Your Sexuality through Erotica

#164 Exploring Your Sexuality through Erotica with Ruan Willow

In this episode, we are joined by an erotica writer and podcaster under the pen name Ruan Willow. She has written romance and erotic romance books and even started her own publishing house. We talk about normalizing fantasy desire and our own connection with ourselves and how erotica has allowed people to be able to get carried away with their own sense of imagination and imaginary play.

Fix Yourself First Episode 158 Which of the 12 Types of Intimacy Do You Crave?

#158 Which of the 12 Types of Intimacy Do You Crave?

Are you happy in a relationship or satisfied with your sex life? Regardless if your single or in a relationship, in this week’s episode, we’re covering the different types of intimacy and how to get your needs met.

Fix Yourself First Episode 157 How to Redefine Intimacy for Better Relationships

#157 How to Redefine Intimacy for Better Relationships

Have you ever thought of how your current definition of intimacy may be keeping you from getting your relationship needs met? In this week’s episode, you’ll learn how to talk about your relationship intimacy needs whether you’re single or in a relationship.

Fix Yourself First Episode 156 What You Need to Know About Urinary Incontinence, Sexual Pain, & Libido Changes with Dr. Rena Malik

#156 What You Need to Know About Urinary Incontinence, Sexual Pain, & Libido Changes with Dr. Rena Malik

So many women are struggling with sexual health and genitourinary issues and not talking with anyone about it, much less getting help. In today’s episode, I’m chatting with urologist Dr. Rena Malik and you’ll learn what you need to know to feel more comfortable in your body.

Fix Yourself First Episode 150 Diet for Great Sex with Christine DeLozier

#150 Diet for Great Sex with Christine DeLozier

In this week’s episode, I’m chatting with Christine DeLozier. We discuss sexual potential, the connection between our nervous system and sex, and what foods to avoid to decrease sexual dysfunction. You’ll learn how much power you have over your desire, libido, and healthy sex life.

Fix Yourself First Episode 148 Keeping Intimacy Alive Long Term by Kim Jefferson

#148 Keeping Intimacy Alive Long Term by Kim Jefferson

In this special episode, I’m the one on the hot seat with Kim Jefferson from the Fit Girl Magic podcast, where she interviews me about all things sex, intimacy, and communication in long-term relationships. You’re not going to want to miss this informative and action-packed episode.

Fix Yourself First Episode 137 Listener Questions Answered: Couples Intimacy + Communication Issues

#137 Listener Questions Answered: Couples Intimacy + Communication Issues

In this week’s episode, listener questions are answered on intimacy and communication in relationships.

Fix Yourself First Episode 131 Sexual Self-Esteem, Desire Differences, & A Sexless Marriage by Shivonne Davis

#131 Sexual Self-Esteem, Desire Differences, & A Sexless Marriage by Shivonne Davis

In this week’s episode, Shivonne Davis, from the Millennial Marriage Toolkit Summit, interviews Dr. Kristie on all things sex and marriage. We discuss developing your sexual self-esteem, communicating about sex, navigating desire differences, what makes a sexless marriage, and how to bring sexual collaboration into your relationship.

Fix Yourself First Episode 126 11 Ways We Use Sex

#126 11 Ways We Use Sex

In this episode, I’m sharing the 11 roles of sex and the different reasons we use each.

Fix Yourself First Episode 125 Why You Need a Sexual Buffet

#125 Why You Need a Sexual Buffet

In this episode, I’m covering why you need a sexual buffet and how you can build one in your relationship. Get ready to have options other than just what you think “sex” is supposed to be.

Fix Yourself First Episode 123 5 Myths About Sex + Relationships You Need to Stop Believing

#123 5 Myths About Sex + Relationships You Need to Stop Believing

In this episode, I’m sharing with you the 5 myths that you may still be believing about sex that are negatively affecting you and your relationships. From desire differences to defining sex, you’ll learn the truth about these myths which will help you improve your relationships.

Fix Yourself First Episode 118 Do's + Don'ts For a Healthy Sexual Self

#118 Do’s + Don’ts For a Healthy Sexual Self

In this episode, I’m sharing with you the Do’s and Don’ts for a healthy sexual self. You deserve pleasure, connection, and safety when it comes to intimacy, so follow these do’s and don’ts in order to improve your sexual self.

Fix Yourself First Episode 116 Sexual Health For All with Dr. Heather Irobunda

#116 Sexual Health For All with Dr. Heather Irobunda

From sexed to safe sex, and the truth about why it’s difficult to talk to our physicians about our sexual health… we’re covering it all with rock star OB/GYN Dr. Heather Irobunda.

Fix Yourself First Episode 112 Experiencing Pleasure with Dr. Rachel Allyn

#112 Experiencing Pleasure with Dr. Rachel Allyn

In this episode, Dr. Rachel Allyn and I discuss the mind-body connection, the struggle with pleasure acceptance, and ways to reconnect with your body. If you ever feel disconnected during sex or struggle to connect with pleasure, don’t miss this week’s episode.

Fix Yourself First Episode 106 Sexual Self-Esteem For Men with Martin Fretwell

#106 Sexual Self-Esteem For Men with Martin Fretwell

In this episode with Martin Fretwell, we discuss his journey with mental health, sexual health, and pleasure as well as why it’s so difficult to have this conversation in men’s spaces. Don’t miss our discussion on all things about men’s sexual health.

Fix Yourself First Episode 104 More Than A Mom with Lindsey Spelyng

#104 More Than A Mom with Lindsey Spelyng

In this episode, I’m chatting with Lindsey Spelyng, founder + CEO of MamaCommon, a membership platform for growth-minded and time-strapped women to flourish in all seasons of motherhood. She celebrates authenticity and vulnerability in herself and others more than anything, which is what she’s creating in her community.

Fix Yourself First Episode 102 STI Awareness with Courtney Brame

#102 STI Awareness with Courtney Brame

In this episode, I’m interviewing Courtney Brame, founder of Something Positive for Positive People, an organization advocating for the integration of post-STI diagnosis support resources and STD prevention efforts while connecting people struggling with STI stigma to mental health resources. We discuss stigma, discrimination, what to do post-diagnosis, communication about your diagnosis, and much more in our open chat about STIs.

Fix Yourself First Episode 101 Attachment Styles, Resentment, Boundaries, & Communication with Dr. Kristie

#101 Attachment Styles, Resentment, Boundaries, & Communication with Dr. Kristie

Ever wondered what your attachment style, resentment, boundaries and communication have to do with sex? In this special episode today, I’m sharing my interview from the I’m Not Late; You’re Just Early podcast, hosted by Sabrina Parmar. Don’t miss our conversation to help you improve not just your relationships, but the one with yourself as well!

Fix Yourself First Episode 98 Turning Down Your Inner Critic

#98 Turning Down Your Inner Critic

In this episode, I’ll teach you how our inner critic has a big effect on both our emotional and sexual selves as well as how you can begin to re-write the narrative. When you feel more in control of your thoughts and beliefs, your inner critic will be empowered to help you build a better relationship with yourself and others.

Fix Yourself First Episode 97 Talking with Your Kids About Sex

#97 Talking with Your Kids About Sex

In this episode, I’m covering how to talk to your kids about sex. From not knowing what to say, or how to say it, to figuring out at what age parents should start talking to their kids about sex, this episode will help parents navigate that conversation and help deal with the uncomfortability of talking about their own sexuality and sexual selves.

Fix Yourself First Episode 96 Talking Sex & Intimacy with Dr. Kristie

#96 Talking Sex & Intimacy with Dr. Kristie

This is an excerpt from my interview with Josey and Alexa from their podcast Chasing Alignment. We had such an incredible conversation I had to share it with you here. From common questions I answer to everything you want to know about pleasure, we cover it in this interview.

Fix Yourself First Episode 92 Ethical Non-Monogamy with Gabrielle Smith

#92 Ethical Non-Monogamy with Gabrielle Smith

In this week’s episode, Gabrielle Smith shares what you need to know about ethical non-monogamy, her journey, and what most people get wrong about opening up their relationships.

Fix Yourself First Episode 90 Painful Sex & Pelvic PT with Dr. Krystyna Holland

#90 Painful Sex & Pelvic PT with Dr. Krystyna Holland

In this episode, I’m chatting with Dr. Krystyna Holland a physical therapist who specializes in the provision of trauma-informed pelvic floor care to individuals across the gender identity spectrum. We discuss what is pelvic floor PT, what to expect at a first appointment, how it helps many issues you wouldn’t think about, the stigma of talking about sex with your doctor, dilators, and much more.

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#82 Talking About Sex With Dr. Kristie

#80 How to Get More Comfortable Talking About Sex

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#73 Differences in Sexual Desires You Need to Know

Today, I’m chatting with Kevin Nahai, speaker and coach. He and I connected and once I heard his story I knew I had to have him on the show. From dealing with a chronic disease to depression, disordered eating, and toxic relationships, he has been able to transform his life, overcome his challenges, and now helps people do the same with his tips and strategies.

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#68 Sexual Longevity with Dr. Amy Killen

Have you ever wondered how your sexual self changes over time? In this episode, Dr. Amy Killen, anti-aging, and a regenerative physician specializing in sexual optimization, aesthetics, and longevity medicine shares her insight in sexual longevity. As a board-certified emergency medicine physician with ten years of ER experience, she saw the impact of unchecked, chronic disease, and disability from the front lines before transitioning to anti-aging and regenerative medicine. Join us for a discussion on optimal sexual health, how hormones affect our libido, new treatments for sexual optimization, and the power of stem cells.

#65 12 Types of Intimacy You’re Looking For

Does it feel like your relationship is missing something? If you’re feeling disconnected from your partner or need to improve trust in your relationship, start by focusing on any of the 12 types of intimacy. In this episode, I’ll share the 12 different types of intimacy that we are looking for in our relationships. From physical intimacy to emotional intimacy, there are several more needs to be met in order to have our healthiest relationship.

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#63 The Roles of Sex with Dr. Ish Major

Ever wonder what a reality star expert has to say about sex? Dr. Kristie is chatting with Dr. Ish Major is the co-host of WeTV’s hit series Marriage & Family Boot Camp Reality Stars and frequent guest host on The Doctors, The Tamron Hall Show, The Today Show, and The Steve Harvey Show.

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#61 Busting Sex Myths with Dr. Emily Jamea

Ready to bust some sex myths that you thought were true? Join me in this episode as I chat with Dr. Emily Jamea, sex and relationship therapist, to challenge our beliefs about sex. We discuss why it’s difficult to talk about sex, how to communicate with your kids about sex, myths about sex that you thought were true, and much more. Dr. Emily brings her experience and knowledge to the show while sharing information and tips you don’t want to miss.

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#59 Talking About Sex in Your Relationship

How do we learn how to talk about sex? From what we’re taught growing up to our past experiences, we build a narrative about sex and intimacy. Here we are in long-term relationships expecting to talk about, navigate, and have a healthy sexual relationship with not being able to talk about our needs, wants, desires. In this episode, you’ll learn the 11 most common barriers to discussing sex in your relationship and my 11 go-to tips to help you have a better conversation around intimacy.

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#55 How to Feel More Sexually Confident

Is your sexual confidence helping or hurting your relationship? If you’ve ever struggled with your sexual self-esteem, then don’t miss this episode. There are many everyday experiences that are keeping you from integrating your sexual self into your whole self. You deserve happiness, satisfaction, and an equally mutual relationship. In this episode, I’ll walk you through common struggles and tell you how to work through each of them.

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#49. What Every Couple Needs to Know About Sex

In the 2nd part of the Fix Yourself First couple series, this episode covers what every couple needs to know about sex. You’ll hear the most common issues that lead people to work with me in sex therapy, a few things I commonly hear from couples, and the seven things you need to know about sex. Even if your relationship checks all the boxes with sex, you don’t want to miss the most important things to know to keep you both happy and satisfied. Get ready to make your sexual relationship your best one yet.

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#37 Sex vs. Intimacy: Why You Need to Know the Difference

Today, I’m chatting with Kevin Nahai, speaker and coach. He and I connected and once I heard his story I knew I had to have him on the show. From dealing with a chronic disease to depression, disordered eating, and toxic relationships, he has been able to transform his life, overcome his challenges, and now helps people do the same with his tips and strategies.

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#24 Overcoming Barriers to Your Sexual Self

As a whole person, you need to be connected to your sexual self. You deserve to have insight into your wants, needs, and desire, but many people struggle due to inner barriers. In this episode, I’ll discuss the three major barriers that keep you from connecting with your sexual self and how to overcome each of them.

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#18 Ask Me Anything

As a psychotherapist and clinical sexologist, I receive hundreds of emails from people asking questions about every aspect of their lives. From mental health, relationships, sex, gender identity, sexual identity, and many other topics, I enjoy providing my thoughts on these topics. I decided it would be helpful to take a few of your questions and answer them in an Ask Me Anything episode. This one is general topics, and future ones will specifically cover questions about sex and identities.

Fix Yourself First - Episode 12

#12 How to Improve Your Sexual Self-Esteem

It’s time to talk about your sexual self-esteem. How would you rate your sexual self? Could your sexual self-esteem use an upgrade? Your sexual self-esteem is yours to determine. Stop allowing it to be connected to your self-worth.

I’ll define sexual self-esteem, why it’s normal to feel uncomfortable, barriers that get in the way of your sexual self-esteem, and tips on how to improve it. If you are ready to give your sexual self a boost, then this episode is for you.