by Wendy Strgar January 25, 2012
Known as America’s sex therapist, Ian Kerner offers some of the sagest advice you will ever hear in this not to be missed conversation about how sexual pleasure heals our life. Ian’s is a clear voice of sexual sanity clarifies everything from the power of enhanced foreplay and oral sex to the mystery and complexity of opening to your sexual fantasies. If you are like millions of others who are dissatisfied with their sex life, this conversation might be just the medicine that yours needs to rethink your sexuality and revitalize your capacity for intimacy.
Ian Kerner, Phd, widely known as “America’s sex therapist” is a New York Times best-selling author of numerous books including She Comes First and Love in the Time of Colic. Ian’s journey to becoming a sex therapist grew out of his own personal battle with sexual dysfunction and his desire to help others. He often addresses issues that are painfully common in the “American bedroom” but nonetheless lead to lives of quiet desperation. Ian appears frequently on NBC TODAY and writes a bi-weekly health column for their website. He is also a regular contributor to CNN as well as wide a range of magazines, blogs and other media outlets.
In addition to a busy private practice, Ian lectures nationally on a variety of subjects and recent appearances have included: The Organization of Women Leaders at Princeton University, human sexuality classes at Indiana University, the 92nd Street Y in New York City, Sex Week at Yale University and the Psychology Honors Society at New York University. is certified to counsel by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is a Diplomate in Sex Therapy of the American Board of Sexology. Ian is also a professional member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health and The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSIS).
Ian is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Brandeis University, and also holds degrees from New York University and the American Academy of Clinical Sexologists. Ian is a former Thomas J. Watson Fellow and recipient of the Erwin J. Haberle Award in Clinical Sexology. Ian was born and raised in New York City where he resides with his wife and two young sons.
by Wendy Strgar May 22, 2018
There is no time like long summer nights to cultivate our uniquely, profoundly human capacity for pleasure, especially sexual pleasure. Our pleasure response transforms our relationship to each other and even to life itself. Focusing on pleasure not only changes how we see our opportunities for intimate connection, but also invites us into a deeper relationship with our erotic soul.
by Wendy Strgar May 17, 2018
It becomes hard to trust your own thinking when nothing seems to be working. The space between how I thought it would go and how it is going seems to widen in front of my eyes. Maybe most difficult of all is how often the undesirable outcomes around us spill over into our relationships, both at home and at work. An errant comment too easily turns into an argument. I become blind to my impact on people around me, caught up in the unresolved problems surrounding me. During times like these, we often underestimate the power of the choices we make and how it can create a path back towards what’s working or down the slippery slope of self-destruction, which my husband affectionately calls “flirting with the gutter.”
Here is my short list to making it better when it isn’t working at all. Each one helps you do the next one, so start at the beginning and work your way down.
by Wendy Strgar May 03, 2018