Rethinking Infidelity – Is It Always Black and White?

“When we select a partner, we commit to a story. Yet we remain forever curious: What other stories could we have been part of? Affairs offer us a window into those other lives, a peek at the stranger within. Adultery is often the revenge of the deserted possibilities.” Esther Perel leaves no stone unturned in…

Sexual Surrogacy

Yes, people who act as sex surrogates actually exist. The proper terminology for this line of work is surrogate partner therapy. Before the AIDs scare of the 1990s, there were many more surrogate partners than there are now. With the fear of a deadly sexual transmitted disease, many surrogates closed up shop and chose other professions.…

Video series: Sexual Healing

Sexual Healing, a 2006 reality TV show featuring Chicago-based sex therapist Dr. Laura Berman offering advice and activities for a variety of couples as they navigate intimacy issues. Sometimes it just takes an outside perspective to get to the heart of concerns, and help couple get out of their funk, and Dr. Berman does this…