ImagePaul Joannides, author of the award-winning book on sex, Guide To Getting It On! is joining the Vibrance team of consultants.  This writer and educator will be on the Women and Men's Bulletin Boards, responding to questions, adding comments, and sharing advice. He's also going to be taking some of what he knows and turning it into provacative, interesting articles you will enjoy!  We asked him for a brief bio to introduce him to our site visitors and this is what he told us:

Paul Joannides is a research psychoanalyst, which means he went to school for way too long. He is on the editorial board of the American Journal of Sex Education. Paul is also the cow superintendent at his county fair. He lives on a remote bay in the beautiful Northwest with his wife, daughter, dogs and small herd of livestock (which includes llamas).

But there is much more; just Google him and see. Then click here to talk to him on the Bulletin Boards.

There is a secret that we sex therapists know that generally folks don't know: horny, angry men are still horny.  Horny, angry women don't experience having sexual desire--at least not toward the object of their anger.  
This fascinating male/female difference has actually been proven in research. Angry wives withhold sex. But horny, angry men tend to be irritable and critical toward their partners, making wives even more irate. What a vicious circle. It stands to reason, then, that a major reason that so many couples experience diminishing sexual desire might be that their relationships need an attitude adjustment. 

ImageWhen Esquire or Oprah needs a quote about sex or sexual well-being, they often turn to Dr. Aline Zoldbrod (aka " Dr. Z").  

 The Boston- based relationships and sex expert has gained national recognition for developing her own original theories and innovative interventions to make sexual and relationship problems disappear. Now Dr. Zoldbrod will bring her expertise and wry wisdom to our Bulletin Boards.  She'll answer questions and post observations for us.

 Click here to go directly to the boards.

February 2, 2007---Fluctuations in sex hormone levels during women’s menstrual cycles affect the responsiveness of their brains’ reward circuitry, an imaging study at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has revealed. While women were winning rewards, their circuitry was more active if they were in a menstrual phase preceding ovulation and dominated by estrogen, compared to a phase when estrogen and progesterone are present.