Discovering your couples’ sexual style - Dr. Barry McCarthy - Episode 136

Dr. Barry McCarthy joins us today to dive into the very vulnerable topics of sex, eroticism, and intimacy between couples, and how they can contribute to the success or demise of committed relationships. In this episode we cover:

  • Responsive sexual desire for men and women
  • Valuing intimacy, pleasure, and eroticism
  • Women and men as intimate and erotic allies
  • Why the Best friend relational style and the Complementary Sexual Style is the best fit for most couples.
  • What is variable, flexible couple sexuality and how does it help couples as they age?

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About Geoff Steurer
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist, relationship educator, and coach with over 20 years of experience. I am the co-author of, "Love You, Hate the Porn: Healing a Relationship Damaged by Virtual Infidelity", the host of the weekly podcast, "From Crisis to Connection", and have produced workbooks, audio programs, and online courses helping couples and individuals heal from the impact of sexual betrayal, unwanted pornography use, partner betrayal trauma, and rebuilding broken trust. As a leader in the field, I am a frequent contributor on these subjects at national conferences, documentaries, blogs, magazines, and podcasts. I also write a weekly relationship advice column available on my blog. I founded and ran an outpatient sexual addiction and betrayal trauma recovery group program for over 14 years, co-founded and chaired a local conference to educate community members about harmful media, and founded and administered a specialized group therapy practice for over 10 years. I currently maintain a private counseling and coaching practice in beautiful Southern Utah where I live with my wife and children.

About Dr. Barry McCarthy
Barry McCarthy, Ph.D. is a professor of psychology at American University, a diplomate in clinical psychology, a certified sex therapist, and a certified couple therapist. He has published more than 110 professional articles, 29 book chapters, and 14 books. Barry has presented more than 450 professional workshops in the United States and internationally. In 2016 he received the Masters and Johnson award for lifetime contributions to the sexuality field.


Books: Couple Sexuality After 60, Contemporary Male Sexuality, Rekindling (Desire 3rd Edition), Enhancing Couple Sexuality, Finding Your Sexual Voice