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Monogamy is tough, but rewarding

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin recently made headlines when they announced their plans to divorce (or, in their now-infamous words, “consciously uncouple”). However, many people have said that the split was a long time coming. In fact, rumors are that the pair had an open …

Males can be victims of sexual assault too

A new study published in the journal Psychology of Men and Masculinity found that 43 percent of high school and college-age men report they have experienced “unwanted sexual contact.”

Don’t let technology mess up your love life

Sex might appear to be everywhere, but a new study has found that people actually are having less of it than ever before.

Work on timing so your arrivals are at same time

Sexual pleasure is not created equal. Think of it this way: If men are like microwaves, women are more like slow cookers.

Don’t make boys ashamed of their masculine side

In creating a society that is more empathetic and gender-neutral, it’s crucial that we still allow children to express traits typically associated with masculinity.

Another positive change for same-sex couples

Attorney General Eric Holder made headlines across the country when he applied the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling to the Justice Department.

Let boys know it’s OK to show their softer side

While we have made recent strides towards gender equality in recent years, we still have a way to go when it comes to allowing men to embrace the full spectrum of their personality. While we are now OK with girls being tomboys and playing sports, we still aren’t OK with boys playing dolls or crying.

Things to consider before heading to divorce court

Just as it happened during the Great Depression, divorces declined from 2009 to 2011, and many people believe that the poor economy was the reason why fewer couples than usual were opting to split.

Don’t let meds lower your libido

Good news! There are many things you can do to combat low libido symptoms if you are taking anti-depressants.

Too many pounds can impact effectiveness of some forms of contraception

DR. LAURA BERMAN: Did you know that your weight might increase your chance of unwanted pregnancy?

Wedding pressure for straight and gay couples now?

DR. LAURA BERMAN: The passage of same-sex marriage in Illinois is not only a time of celebration, but one of transition for many same-sex couples across the state. Gay and lesbian couples might find themselves confronted with some of the same wedding pressure that traditionally has faced heterosexual couples.

Sex after 40? For sure, Miley Cyrus

DR. LAURA BERMAN: I can’t believe I’m actually writing about Miley Cyrus AGAIN. But after she made headlines when she told Matt Lauer that people over 40 don’t have sex, I just can’t help myself.

Some pluses among negatives of Hormone Replacement Therapy

DR. LAURA BERMAN: The Women’s Health Initiative has released more findings from another long-term study on HRT and while the findings again showed that hormone replacement therapy often poses more risks than benefits, there were some positives.

Focus on the positive instead of the negative

DR. BERMAN: The principles of Thanksgiving (gratitude, an appreciative spirit and generosity) can be life-changing when applied to your own relationships, particularly with that of your significant other.

Should you tell your mate to drop some pounds?

DR. LAURA BERMAN: Is there anything wrong with encouraging your partner to live a healthy lifestyle or lose weight for a special occasion?

Bringing sexy to condoms can be done

DR. LAURA BERMAN: We need to address why safer sex itself isn’t sexy. Why can’t we rewrite the script when it comes to healthy sex?

The pluses and minuses of being ‘nearlyweds’

DR. LAURA BERMAN: Nearlyweds are the latest relationship trend popular in Hollywood and beyond. They are couples who have been engaged for a long time without any clear plan of when they will get married (think Brad and Angelina or Jennifer and Justin.)