Talli's blog

What makes marriages happy?

Submitted by Talli on Wed, 11/12/2014 - 11:16

What makes marriages unhappy? Emotional reactivity, contempt, reacting destructively. What makes marriages happy? Actively engaging, kind responses. http://www.businessinsider.com/lasting-relationships-rely-on-2-traits-2014-11


Know your vagina!

Submitted by Talli on Wed, 11/12/2014 - 11:14
Finally, an evidence based, factual and informative article about female genital anatomy.   


Erectile dysfunction or premature ejaculation? Blame Mom!

Submitted by Talli on Wed, 11/12/2014 - 11:12

A new study in the Journal of Sexual Medicine reports that men with premature ejaculation and erectile dysfunction are more likely to report having a poor relationship with their mothers, and are more likely to have fallen in love for the first time, later in life.


Sexual Predators and Sexual Fetishes: Don't Confuse the Two

Submitted by Talli on Sat, 10/25/2014 - 19:42

Sexual predators and sexual fetishes: Don’t confuse the two


Radio Interview: Mindfulness for Sexual Pain

Submitted by Talli on Fri, 05/23/2014 - 15:28

This interview with Alexandra Milspaw of the Pelvic Alliance describes my mindfulness based approach to the treatment of sexual pain disorders and answers the following questions:


Ten Tips for Raising Sexually Healthy Orthodox Daughters

Submitted by Talli on Thu, 05/15/2014 - 11:10

For Times of Israel article click here

Masturbation it is considered normal, natural and healthy for young men, particularly who are not otherwise sexually active, to experience desire, arousal and the urge for release. Masturbation is understood to be a healthy aspect of human developement. Yet, Orthodox Jewish boys are taught that masturbation is a sin. In fact, even wet dreams may be a great source of conflict and guilt.While many may argue that "coitus interruptus" is the actual biblical prohibition and that "spilling of seed" is an added medieval construct, Orthodox Jews adhere to Oral Law, regardless.  Rabbi Yaakov Shapira an Orthodox Jew with Rabbinical ordination,  addresses this conflict directly, and  offers a variety of Rabbinical sources  concluding that masturbation may not be as sinful as is believed in contemporary Orthodox Jewish society. Listen here: