Sex and the Brain

January 23, 2012
Hosted by Jenny Friend, MFT

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Episode Description

This weeks’ expert is Susan Macintosh. She’s a Neuro Linguistic Practitioner. Together we’ll discuss the brain’s connections to our senses and emotions and how our development is affected with the focus being sexuality and sexual behavior. We’ll identify three general over arching attitudes toward sexuality and behavior people are likely to have in adulthood, talk about how each might experience this part of their life and make suggestions for why. The show ends with the Sex Organ of the Week Question. Join us with your questions and comments.

Hot and Healthy Sex Radio

Hot and Healthy Sex Radio

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Hot and Healthy Sex Radio provides listeners with quality information, explanation, and understanding about sex, sexuality, and health. It gives them an opportunity to learn about options, alternatives, awareness and habit and how each of them can be used in the service of vitalizing themselves and their relationships.

Topics covered include the physiology of sex is more than just the genitals, sex and the brain, a review of ‘normal’ sexual behavior, erotic travel, sex and pain, touch, what you lay on counts, toys and other aids, lotions and potions, and body image.

You can safely and comfortably listen, ask questions, make suggestions and add your thoughts. We invite you to explore and add to your understanding of sex, sexuality and health, the relationship each has to the other, and how to create awareness of easily incorporated habits to make daily life sizzle.

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Jenny Friend, MFT

Jenny Friend, MFT

As a child I was always curious about the way things worked; how the parts went together and meshed with each other. I spent more time than girls usually did under a car, learning about electronics and building things.

As a young adult I had the opportunity to return to school after 10 years ‘in the real world.’ Again my focus was understanding how things worked. This time the questions were about people’s personalities, beliefs, education, experiences and how they mesh in us.

Since I couldn’t seem to find a single program that helped me understand my complex questions, I spent 12 years exploring psychology, sociology, anthropology, and development while earning a Bachelors of Science, a Masters of Education, a Masters in Lifespan Development and a Masters in Counseling.

I did library and experimental research. I observed people in many settings and with different kinds of lifestyles. I talked to them about their lives, sexuality and sexual behavior. I was licensed as a therapist and completed the requirements for certification as a Sexologist in January 2000.

I've practiced as a Sex Therapist since then helping hundreds of individuals and couples, with these and other issues. From this diverse background comes an understanding of potentiality, an ability to see outside the box, and a way of putting people at ease. An alternative perspective allows me to help people see things differently.

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