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Dr. Ford: Should She Let Her Husband Know She No Longer Wants to Have Sex With Him?

By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.
By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

You can let your husband know that there were too many years when you felt overwhelmed and under-supported and that the cumulative effect of that experience combined with your age has left you without desire. How he responds to your honest statement might open up the opportunity to work on some of the issues between you, which I would recommend, if you want to have a close and harmonious future.

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Film & Television · Sex & Sexuality

Movie Review: ‘The Danish Girl’ — Transexual Reality Then and Now

By Alexandra MacAaron
By Alexandra MacAaron

'The Danish Girl' is a beautiful film that reflects fine work from everyone involved. But, just as Caitlyn Jenner was criticized, justly, for joking that the hardest part of being a woman is “figuring out what to wear,” 'The Danish Girl' oversimplifies Lili’s transition. If all she really craves are the trappings of femininity, she is missing more than a second x-chromosome.

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Emotional Health · Sex & Sexuality

Dr. Ford on Emotional Health: Young Women, Dating Apps, and Sexual Hyperactivity

By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.
By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

While casual sex became acceptable to many young people, it wasn’t until the advent of the Internet that people didn’t have to actually meet each other to have sex. A recent article in 'Vanity Fair' describes the “hook-up culture,” which is facilitated by apps like Tinder and Hinge, as the “dating apocalypse.”

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Emotional Health · Health · Marriage & Life Partners · Sex & Sexuality

Sexual Incompatibility: Might an Affair Save a Passionless Marriage?

By Hilda Hutcherson, M.D., and Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.
By Hilda Hutcherson, M.D., and Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

"Some people will judge you harshly for even thinking about having an affair. I will not. A 52-year-old woman has the right to decide how to run her own life. Seeking couples therapy from a sex and marital therapist might help you make a well-informed decision."

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News · Sex & Sexuality

Today’s Talk Topic: Popular Culture and Sexual Entitlement

By Women's Voices For Change
Since last week’s slayings in California and the perpetrator’s poisonous rantings about the women who rejected his advances, much media attention has focused on the pervasiveness of misogyny in this world—even here, in America; even now, in 2014. In The Daily Beast, 11-time Jeopardy! winner Arthur Chu charges that our culture encourages a sense of sexual entitlement in men—even nerdy…
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Emotional Health · Sex & Sexuality

Masters of Sex, Heroes of Science

By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.
By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

Showtime’s dazzlingly entertaining new series, "Masters of Sex," chronicles the pioneering work of William Masters, M.D., and his assistant, Virginia Johnson. Their research into the nature of human sexuality provides a wonderful backdrop for a show that proves, once again, that these days, the good stuff is on cable TV.

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Lifestyle · Sex & Sexuality

An Introvert on the ‘Today’ Show

By Roz Warren
By Roz Warren

"You’d never use the words 'life of the party' to describe me. Plus, the prospect of being on national television was, to put it mildly, terrifying. At work, I’m always ready to entertain a crowd of toddlers at the library with 'The Wheels on the Bus' or 'The Itsy Bitsy Spider.' But entertaining millions of people on live TV?"

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