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Dr. Trina Read, is the founder of VivaXO.com, Sensual Tastes Events. She is the mom of two boys, a best selling author, a go-to media expert, magazine columnist, spokeswoman and award winning international speaker.

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Entries by Trina Read

Don't Let Jian Ghomeshi Ruin Your Fifty Shades Moment

(3) Comments | Posted October 28, 2014 | 12:48 PM

As a sex educator watching the Fifty Shades of Grey phenomenon unfold was like watching a beautiful flower bloom (sorry to be so airy fairy, but that is how it felt).

For the first time since women fought for her right to orgasm in the 1960s, en masse 100 million...

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Cleavage: To Stare or Not to Stare?

(69) Comments | Posted June 16, 2014 | 8:30 AM

While sitting at an outdoor patio with my guy pal, a good-looking lady sashayed by. She was nicely dressed and even more nicely put together. My friend remarked with obvious approval, "There is an excellent example of 'floating cleavage'."

Naturally I turned to get a gawk.

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Masturbation Is the Last Taboo

(12) Comments | Posted May 29, 2014 | 8:28 AM

I was out for supper with a relative who decided to play a practical joke on me. He ceremoniously introduced me to our waiter as "the sex expert." In good form, the waiter laughed, squirmed, took our order and left.

It seems the joke was on my dinner companion. While...

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I Saw a Penis on Primetime UK Television. So What?

(5) Comments | Posted May 16, 2014 | 9:25 AM

Upon arriving in my U.K. hotel on a Monday at 9:00 p.m., I flipped to a BBC show featuring a male reporter drinking glass after glass of water. He was conducting an experiment where he was to urinate on a metal plate attached to an electric fence to see if...

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Dealing With Erectile Dysfunction As a Couple

(1) Comments | Posted May 9, 2014 | 8:27 AM

Silent devastation has befallen many a happy partnership due to erectile concerns. Both the man and the woman feel helpless in a situation that can have many concrete solutions.

As any person ages the body begins to break down. With an aging male, it becomes a little more...

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How Does a Man Please a Woman? The Answer Will Surprise You

(8) Comments | Posted April 30, 2014 | 12:32 PM

During a radio interview I was asked how a man could best please a woman. I explained, generally, men come to the sexual experience with only his porno-sex-ed and general socialization -- ergo pleasing a woman means:

1) A big penis
2) Lasting a long time during...

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How to Keep Your Relationship Infidelity-Free

(0) Comments | Posted April 24, 2014 | 10:10 AM

Cheating on your significant other is dangerously sexy and fun. It is an elixir to get the juices flowing and awakens a sweet feeling of aliveness that bubbles over within. Why else would someone risk it all for a bit of sex?

Does that statement make you angry?

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Advice for 50-Something Women Looking to Date

(4) 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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