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Trina Read

Founder VivaXO.com and Sensual Tastes Events

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.

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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Don't Let Jian Ghomeshi Ruin Your <i>Fifty Shades</i> Moment

I'm not interested in discussing Mr. Ghomeshi's sexual preferences. What does concern me is whether all this negative press will scare women and couples back into their sexual shell. Are they now hesitating to go see the much anticipated Fifty Shades movie, feeling guilty instead of empowered if they choose to indulge their sexual senses in this pleasure?
10/28/2014 12:49 EDT
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Cleavage: To Stare or Not to Stare?

Guys shouldn't be given carte blanche to stare, even when the lady has her cleavage out invitingly. But women might want to lighten up a bit and save themselves unnecessary headaches. Cleavage staring will never go away -- it's in a man's DNA. Might as well make peace with it.
06/16/2014 08:29 EDT
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Masturbation Is the Last Taboo

We really need to ask ourselves why masturbation is still the ugly cousin hiding in the sexual closet? That is, self-pleasuring is really great to do, just so long as we do not talk about it and no one finds out. Perhaps as people start to realize how many people are doing it, it will not be such a big deal to talk about.
05/29/2014 08:12 EDT
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Dealing With Erectile Dysfunction As a Couple

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. Being able to talk openly, honestly and with vulnerability about ED begins with seeing the other person's side.
05/09/2014 08:22 EDT
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How to Keep Your Relationship Infidelity-Free

The reality is there are too many unsatisfying and empty relationships. Consequently in today's instant gratification society, at least half of men and women are looking for a quick fix of what they need outside of their relationship. If cheating is easy and there is a high payoff, why wouldn't they?
04/24/2014 09:09 EDT
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Step One to Being Sexy? Get Over Yourself

Sexy is as sexy does. You have it within you to be "that sexy person" who can walk into any room and stop everyone in their tracks. You are that person who unabashedly oozes sexuality. You see, being sexy is easy. It's the getting over yourself that's the hard part.
04/03/2014 08:35 EDT
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Drug Companies Are Cashing in on 'Low Libido'

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 selling a product that women don't need? The chances are slim that one day women can take a pill which will overcome the complex myriad of things that make up her will, want and desire to have sex. Instead couples need to roll up their sleeves and talk about the plethora of different solutions/options available.
03/24/2014 12:25 EDT

Are You Secretly Masturbating?

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 it off, neither wanted the other to know what they were up to because they were too ashamed of their behavior.
07/31/2013 05:38 EDT
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So, Why Do They Need a Parade?

Call me a slow learner, but I suddenly realized why there have to be gay pride parades at all. It does not matter if it is a big city, small city, Canada or the U.S. There are not enough straight people supporting homosexual rights. And I couldn't help but wonder when the day will come that there will be no need for a Pride Parade.
06/05/2013 12:24 EDT

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

Have you ever noticed that there is no Miss Manners etiquette regarding the appropriate level of sex noise? As thrilled as I am about people overtly enjoying their sexuality, I do not believe it should infringe on my sleep time.
05/10/2013 05:31 EDT
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Mummies Don't Need to Be Yummy, They Need Orgasms

It is my hope that this next generation of women will put a stop to this crazy nonsense of being a "yummy mummy". If and when they do, sex can then become what it was meant to be: a time for emotional connection with your partner. Because right now, sex for the super-busy woman is just one more thing that sits on her to-do list, that makes her feel guilty to boot.
03/29/2013 08:07 EDT
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Why is His Vasectomy My Responsiblity?

In my mind, the answer to our spontaneous sex woes is simple: a vasectomy. Such a minor thing to have in order for us to have a happy and healthy sex life. Or at least for me it is such a simple and minor thing. Problem is, it's been a year that my husband has been dodging the "you need to get a vasectomy" bullet. Why is birth control up to me and why do I have to be the nagging wife to get this done?
02/26/2013 12:23 EST

The Ordinary Moments That Affect Your Sex Life

And so it seems the quality of our sex lives hangs in the balance of these ordinary life moments that have little to nothing to do with sex. And just as easily, they can be reconciled and turned around in a matter of seconds. Remember: In these moments it's really up to you and your partner which way you want your relationship to go.
02/15/2013 07:54 EST

Is Being Too Tired for Sex Simply an Excuse?

Has "I'm too tired" become the new "I've got a headache"? Today's average couple is always on the go and busy. It's not surprising then that being tired gets in the way of them having good sex on a regular basis. But we can only hold our partner at arm's length for so long before the relationship starts to suffer.
02/03/2013 11:53 EST