EP 978B - Why Good Sex Matters

Summary: Research shows that many people are having less sex, and those who do have a lot enjoy it less.
Air Date: 2/4/20
Duration: 23:25
Host: Michael Roizen, MD
Guest Bio: Nan Wise, PhD
Nan Wise, PhD, is a cognitive neuroscientist, professor, licensed psychotherapist, certified sex therapist, board-certified clinical hypnotherapist, and certified relationship specialist.

After almost twenty years in clinical practice, she became driven to understand how the brain creates moods and behaviors in relation to sex and other aspects of human experience. Having returned to academia to pursue a PhD in cognitive neuroscience, she is now a cognitive neuroscience researcher at Rutgers University-Newark.

Dr. Nan has contributed her expert opinion to outlets such as National Geographic, The Atlantic, Time, Glamour, Women’s Health Magazine, The Washington Post, HuffPost, Romper, Bustle, and has a regular column in Glamour, and a recurring blog for Psychology Today in which she addresses sexual health questions from readers. She lives in West Orange, NJ.
  • Book Title: Why Good Sex Matters
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  • Guest Twitter Account: @AskDoctorNan
EP 978B - Why Good Sex Matters
Opportunities for pleasure are everywhere... from sex to food to exotic escapes. Yet, we are becoming increasingly more depressed and anxious.

Research shows that many people are having less sex, and those who do have a lot enjoy it less.

For more than 30 years, Dr. Nan Wise has worked as a therapist, helping people achieve more satisfying sexual lives. In recent years, her work has shifted to the study of anhedonia -- the inability to experience pleasure from activities usually found enjoyable -- and why more people than ever suffer from it.

In her book, Why Good Sex Matters, Dr. Nan not only reveals the fundamental problems of how we think about sex and pleasure, but also how we arrived at this problematic relationship.

Listen as Dr. Nan joins Dr. Roizen to share insights from the book, as well as how a new understanding of sex can lead to a more expansive experience of pleasure in all aspects of our lives.

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