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Marty Klein Ph.D.
To help you celebrate Father's Day, here are some answers to the questions kids may have about sexuality.
By what alchemy does someone turn an ordinary object into an arousing sexual object?
Couples in conflict about his porn watching are almost always in conflict about something else.
Parents who don't want porn to be their kids' sex education can do something about it.
QAnon's theories of huge sex trafficking rings involving Oprah, the Pope, and the Democratic Party are bizarre nonsense. So why do hundreds of thousands of Americans believe them?
If your beliefs make sex complicated, don't blame sex.
How does America decide when one person's "conscience" can violate another person's human and legal rights?
A decade before the internet, Shere Hite gave a voice to women who understood something very important about their sexuality.
Men are jailed every day for playing sexual fantasy games with other consenting adults.
Another anti-sex Christian leader caught with his pants open? Another classic case of reaction formation.
Wanting to improve your sex life is reasonable. Is eliminating porn the best way?
Worried you're not normal if he (or you) doesn't orgasm every time? Consider this.
Looking for answers to COVID's emotional impact? Are we asking the right questions?
Science says hormone replacement therapy makes life better after menopause. So why are we so afraid of it?
When a couple quarrels about contrasting levels of sexual desire, there's often more going on than a simple libido difference.
Whether you're single or coupled, you still face sexual decisions.
What should your physician, physical therapist, dentist, pain specialist, and other health care providers ask you about—but generally don't?
Too many people think an erection is necessary to enjoy sex, and suffer way too much when they or their partner don't have one.
Should you be punished as a sex offender if your stepchildren accidentally see you topless?
Exploring your sexual identity is fine. Feeling confined by your decisions, or expecting others to validate your unique definitions, is self-limiting.
When couples ask me if watching porn is a form of infidelity, they're usually surprised by my answer.
A sense of proportion is important as we adjust male-female relationships to be more respectful.
More women than ever are routinely removing or trimming their pubic hair. Is that empowerment or submission?
Alabama only recently got rid of prison chain gangs. Now it wants to chemically castrate sex offenders, even if they have no interest in kids.
Everyone says the internet has changed "everything." But it hasn't changed the human heart—or sex.
Product after product gives women and men the chance to feel sexually inadequate. Self-acceptance and better communication are a better fix for almost any sexual problem.
Pain in any body part can undermine sexual satisfaction. Here's some comfort, and a few ideas.
There are dependable ways to undermine your own sexual experience. Here's how to avoid many of them.
Almost everyone is curious about other people's sex lives. The truth may not be exotic, but it's profound.
Every Halloween, exaggerated stories of danger to our kids fly around like witches on brooms.
Marty Klein, Ph.D., is a certified sex therapist and a licensed psychotherapist. He has written five books and 200 articles about sex. His TV appearances include 20/20 and Nightline.