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  • If the Buddha Dated: A Handbook for Finding Love on a Spiritual Path
    If the Buddha Dated: A Handbook for Finding Love on a Spiritual Path
    by Charlotte Kasl
  • Eat Move Sleep: How Small Choices Lead to Big Changes
    Eat Move Sleep: How Small Choices Lead to Big Changes
    by Tom Rath
  • Love's Executioner: & Other Tales of Psychotherapy
    Love's Executioner: & Other Tales of Psychotherapy
    by Irvin D. Yalom
Thursday
Oct302014

How Can Costumes & Role Playing Improve Your Sex Life?

Does the thought of donning a wig and feather boa in the bedroom sound silly, sexy, or somewhere in between? Since we're in the Halloween spirit, this morning on San Diego Living I discussed how costumes and props can be used all year long to turn a stale, serious, or predictable sex life into one that oozes fun, surprise, permission, and creativity.

~Dr. Jenn Gunsaullus, San Diego Sexologist, Sex Speaker, Sociologist

Wednesday
Oct222014

October Den E-Newsletter

What does October bring? Horrors for sure! The fun kind for Halloween and the dangerous kind when it comes to breast cancer awareness. I discuss the "pinkwashing" of America during October, my lastest TEDx Talk, recent appearances on the San Diego Living, and upcoming talks with the San Diego Opera and Women's Health Conversations in Pittsburgh. Below is the beginning portion of the newsletter.

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 ~Dr. Jenn Gunsaullus, San Diego Sexologist, Sexuality Speaker, Sociologist

Wednesday
Oct152014

TEDxPhoenixville 2014 Photos

Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'n Roll? Sign me up! That was the theme of the 5th annual TEDxPhoenixville event on September 27, 2014. I brought a heavier slant to the theme as a speaker about female sexual disempowerment, shame, and personal responsibility, and concluded by giving the audience a voice to take a stand for something different. It was really cool to have Kelly Stoetzel, the Content Director for TED, as our event emcee. The Colonial Theater (site of The Blob movie) did a wonderful job organizing the event (with the help of over 50 volunteers). And we had the last-minute bonus of a performance by a real rock 'n roller - Eric Bazilian of The Hooters! It was such a fun, powerful, community-minded day, I wanted to share some of the photos with you here :)

~Dr. Jenn Gunsaullus, San Diego Sexologist, Sociologist, Sexuality Speaker

Monday
Oct062014

Lack of Experience = Happier Marriage??

Does lack of experience in relationships prior to marriage make you more blissful in your marriage? How about having more people in attendance at your wedding? Research shows that these might make for a happier marriage. I discuss some recent research by the National Marriage Project with Marc Bailey on San Diego Living, Channel 6.

~Dr. Jenn Gunsaullus, San Diego Sexologist, Sociologist, Sexuality Speaker

Wednesday
Aug272014

Sex, Overweight Americans, & XL Love

San Diego SexologistWith 69% of Americans overweight, and over a third of those obese, it's interesting that we don't know that much about how this impacts intimacy, sex, and relationships. There's been some fascinating recent research on this topic (including a new book called XL Love), and I discuss this on San Diego Living this morning with Marc Bailey. In general I think it's important to take a balanced approach with a topic like this - don't shame yourself and others because that causes a negative spiral of self-hate. But also be mindful of honoring and respecting your body through conscious eating choices and regular exercise. These are all important aspects of a healthy sex life!

Dr. Jenn Gunsaullus, San Diego Sexologist, Sexuality Speaker, & Sociologist