Filling Your Intimate Time: From Date Night to Erotic Travel

February 6, 2012
Hosted by Jenny Friend, MFT

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With time to nurture your sexuality and behavior, alone or as a couple, do you know what to do? Physical foreplay and intercourse are only a part. Another is feeling sexy and excited and the precursors of experiencing things through your senses that make you go “mmm”. Feeling physically well is there, too. Hot and Healthy Sex is supported by all these so today we’re talking about a few, focusing on couples time. It can be as simple as “Date Night” or as grand as an unforgettable vacation. We’ll start by brainstorming things close home beyond the traditional dinner and movie. Then we’ll move on to more elaborate ideas like a weekend away and wrap-up with erotic travel. Erotic travel takes you places to entice the senses and stimulate your deepest desires. You may want to throw off the constraints of everyday life and enter a world unlike anything you’ve ever experienced or just stick a toe in. Open-minded fun loving adults can make fantasy a reality at resorts all over the planet.

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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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