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Dr. Trina Read, is the founder of VivaXO.com, Sensual Tastes Events, Host and producer of Recipes for Love and is CBC radio’s Relationship Columnist. She is the mom of two boys, a best selling author, a go-to media expert, magazine columnist, spokeswoman and award winning international speaker.

VivaXO.com, is a sexual health resource that features expert contributors from all over North America and the U.K., and provides informative and accurate information which is updated daily.

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Entries by Trina Read

Advice for 50-Something Women Looking to Date

(2) Comments | Posted April 15, 2014 | 5:54 PM

The latest Bridget Jones novel, Mad About the Boy, has a widowed-with-two-small-kids Bridget back in the dating market. In true chick-lit fashion, she somehow gets a young hot man despite all of her insecurities/foibles. But the reality of dating is it's mostly a drudge and it doesn't help that many...

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Stop Giving Single People a Bad Name

(2) Comments | Posted April 11, 2014 | 12:37 PM

Being single is not a bad thing per se...it's just there is an incredible stigma to being single. Which makes too many singles trying to find 'the-one' all the more desperate.

Singles tend to obsess over their dating life
Why wouldn't they? It's the norm to dissect a...

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Why It's Getting Harder For Women To Love Their Bodies

(1) Comments | Posted April 8, 2014 | 8:07 AM

Stylists can tell women how to make the best of her body while in clothes; however, all bets are off once she has to expose her body in a bikini.

One of the hardest -- and most frustrating things -- I've had to deal with is helping women accept their...

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Step One to Being Sexy? Get Over Yourself

(0) Comments | Posted April 3, 2014 | 8:35 AM

Do you believe that dreadful myth circulating for far too many years: people are born sexy? Think about it. We want to believe movie stars burst out of the womb with their overwhelming charisma. Or the sexy siren Victoria's Secret models never lower themselves to do ordinary mortal things like...

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Drug Companies Are Cashing in on 'Low Libido'

(6) Comments | Posted March 24, 2014 | 12:25 AM

Low libido one of the most common problems presented in sex therapy. It is estimated that approximately 20 per cent of men and 33 per cent of women are affected by low or absent sexual desire.

But in trying to seize an opportunity are drug companies

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Are You Secretly Masturbating?

(24) Comments | Posted July 31, 2013 | 5:38 PM

By the time this couple came to talk to me, they were in a pretty bad sexual rut. They had been married for 15 years and had two teenage kids.

Both were masturbating almost daily, at about the same time in the evening without their partner knowing. To top...

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So, Why Do They Need a Parade?

(1) Comments | Posted June 5, 2013 | 12:24 PM

Who knew Judy Garland's death would be the catalyst to set off the Gay Pride movement?

Garland died in 1969 and, prior to that, had established herself as an icon for the GLBT crowd (gays, lesbians, bisexual and transgendered). The viewing of her body was held on...

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What To Do With a Screamer When You're Trying to Sleep

(10) Comments | Posted May 10, 2013 | 5:31 PM

Have you ever noticed that there is no Miss Manners etiquette regarding the appropriate level of sex noise?

Once while staying overnight in a hotel at about 1 a.m., I woke up to a couple zealously having sex in the next room. It then happened at 1:45 and again at...

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Mummies Don't Need to Be Yummy, They Need Orgasms

(21) Comments | Posted March 29, 2013 | 8:51 AM

Sometimes I'm disappointed how young women take for granted their right to orgasm. It was a hard-won battle by feminists in the 1970s (feminism today being a four letter word).

That is, until I realized this generation -- if up for the task -- has an equally challenging battle...

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Dear Men, Here's What You Need to Know About Sex

(59) Comments | Posted March 15, 2013 | 8:00 AM

If I could write a letter to men (not all men, but many men) on behalf of many women, it would go something like this:

Dear Men,

Women want sex to have a beginning, middle, and end.

In chick-language, sex is a journey, not a goal-oriented destination....

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Why is His Vasectomy My Responsiblity?

(130) Comments | Posted February 26, 2013 | 11:25 AM

As I limped "blue balled" to read a book in bed I said to my husband in frustration, "You know if you were fixed, we could be having sex right now."

Equally as frustrated he replied, "What's wrong with using a condom!?"

"I'm ovulating today" I...

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The Ordinary Moments That Affect Your Sex Life

(1) Comments | Posted February 15, 2013 | 6:15 AM

A few years back...my husband took the homemade frozen muffins, put them on the bright blue IKEA plate, placed them in the microwave, turned to me and asked, "How long should these be in the microwave?"

Innocent enough question. But I was up at 3:00 a.m. with a teething baby,...

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Is Being Too Tired for Sex Simply an Excuse?

(6) Comments | Posted February 4, 2013 | 7:48 AM

Has "I'm too tired" become the new "I've got a headache"?

Today's average couple is always on the go and busy. Somehow getting through each day stretched for time, overworked and tired. It's not surprising then that being tired gets in the way of them having good sex on a...

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Why You Shouldn't Divorce Over a "Sexless Marriage"

(45) Comments | Posted January 22, 2013 | 11:37 AM

I believe "sexual incompatibility" is often the catch-all excuse many couples use because they don't know how to work through their outside-the-bedroom couple issues.

It raises the question: Is the fall-out from a divorce really worth it because a couple wants to believe they are sexually incompatible? I would...

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Can Erotica Help Women's Sexuality?

(8) Comments | Posted January 7, 2013 | 11:19 AM

I'm glad the Fifty Shades of Grey (FSG) trilogy and its 15 minutes of fame are over. I couldn't for the life of me understand why such a poorly written book became 2012's biggest blockbuster seller since there's much better erotica to read. I also could not understand how such...

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The 20 Things I Learned About Sex After Baby

(16) Comments | Posted December 31, 2012 | 7:12 AM

Six weeks after my second son was born in 2009 I embarked on a "Six Month Sex Challenge."

My motivation was simple: after having my first son -- who was 26 months at the time -- trying to get sex back on track was, at times, a complete...

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OK Ladies, Time to Start Loving Your Vaginas

(6) Comments | Posted December 19, 2012 | 10:00 AM

The Sex Doctors , Dr. Brian Parker and Dr. Trina Read, discuss the difference between men and women's genital image.

Dr. Brian's Point

So Trina, we've already discussed that 80 per cent of women aren't happy when they look in the mirror, but what do you chicks think...

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Some of My Penis Pet Peeves

(21) Comments | Posted December 7, 2012 | 11:58 AM

My introduction to the penis was unceremonious and pretty typical of a five-year-old: I will show you mine, neighbour boy, if you show me yours. By 13, my girlfriends and I successfully came up with all the ways to say penis from A to Z. I'm still trying to remember...

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And the Award For Best Orgasm Goes To...

(8) Comments | Posted June 15, 2012 | 12:23 PM

For over a hundred years, sex researchers, feminists and pop culture have been enmeshed in an ongoing debate as to which is superior: the vaginal or clitoral orgasm. Regrettably, their high-brow ponderings have left the average gal in their wake wondering whether her orgasm is either real or...

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He Likes Blow-up Dolls... So What?

(12) Comments | Posted January 4, 2012 | 2:52 PM

While speaking at a sex show in Vancouver, a colleague mentioned a discussion with her morning waiter from our hotel restaurant. He confessed to her that no woman he has yet met was "perfect" enough for him.

As such he decided the best compromise was to buy...

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