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Believe it or not, pain with sex is incredibly common

February 5, 2024

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*First published in the Gratefull Company’s September 2021 Digital Newsletter You have probably heard about body image – people’s attitudes, beliefs, and perceptions about their own body. But have you heard of genital self-image? Genital self-image is the same sort of thing, but for your genitals. It’s how you think and feel about your genitals […]

September 11, 2021

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*First published in the Gratefull Company’s August 2021 Digital Newsletter You may have heard about the gender pay gap and efforts to close it. However, you may not have heard about another important gap – the orgasm gap. What exactly is the orgasm gap? It refers to the fact that in heterosexual sexual encounters, men […]

July 30, 2021

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*First published in the Gratefull Company’s July 2021 Digital Newsletter We often hear about intense sexual desire – the kind that just hits you unexpectedly, out of the blue. In our culture, we hear that sex is “supposed to be spontaneous”. Desire is something you have or you don’t have, and people simply have different […]

June 21, 2021

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*First published in the Gratefull Company’s June 2021 Digital Newsletter Where did you learn about sexuality and sexual health? Was it from your parents, friends, school, or the internet? Maybe a bit from all of the above?  When was the last time you had a frank and open discussion about sexuality? If you’re like most […]

May 26, 2021

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We all have options. We have options for which dating app to use, which TV show to binge watch, and which website to order holiday gifts through. But with these options all at our fingertips, do we end up just going with what we know and doing what we always do? What if we start […]

January 10, 2020

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We all want to have better, more passionate relationships. We want that spark. That Je ne sais qois. Psychology has a reputation for focusing on “fixing” problems like mental illness, couples’ disputes, and problem behaviours. However, the absence of these issues does not always mean the presence of positive ones. There is something in the […]

January 8, 2020

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The idea of swinging, wife-swapping, open relationships, and any form of non-monogamy are enough to spark debate for many people. Interest in these activities counter some of our most basic cultural views touting monogamy as the most desirable sexual arrangement out there. However, more and more couples are exploring the world of “consensual non-monogamy”, which […]

January 5, 2020