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Petra Zebroff PhD

Sex Therapist, Relationship Counsellor & Clinical Sexologist

Dr. Petra Zebroff is a clinical sexologist, author, counsellor and researcher for the last 20 years. My goal as a therapist is to help couples and individuals understand their relationships and feel more confident in who they are, to help find full and satisfying relationships (both sexual and non-sexual), greater energy and an overall feeling of well-being.
6 Signs It Is Time To See A Sex

6 Signs It Is Time To See A Sex Therapist

Each couple deals with sexual compatibility a little differently. Some will seek help early, and some will live with sexual incompatibilities for many years before they make a change. No matter which stage you are in, a sexual incompatibility can make or break a relationship. And how to navigate when to get professional help is key.
11/05/2015 01:35 EST
Female Desire: The Overworked Pink

Female Desire: The Overworked Pink Pill

After so many trials and tweaks this overworked pink pill still does little more than act as a placebo. We need to stop beating this dead horse and look for something that gets some real results. Women with low desire deserve better. And this drug is distracting women from getting the help they really need.
08/20/2015 03:21 EDT
Great Sex Does Not Depend on Penis

Great Sex Does Not Depend on Penis Size

The pressure of getting a long-lasting erection or having a big enough penis can become such a focus to a man (and his partner) that it dominates his experience, not allowing him (or his lover) to be present, connected, and all of the other things necessary for an amazing sexual experience.
04/05/2015 10:48 EDT
If You Want to Be in Love, You Have to Talk About

If You Want to Be in Love, You Have to Talk About Sex

A recent article in the NY Times titled "To Fall in Love With Anyone, Do This," has made a bit of splash on FB and other social media. Anyone at all interested in "love" seems to know about, or be talking about, these 36 questions designed to create "interpersonal closeness." But there are no questions about sex.
01/16/2015 05:30 EST
This One Simple Thing Can Push Your Sexy Quotient Through the

This One Simple Thing Can Push Your Sexy Quotient Through the Roof

Here is some proof. Humour is one of the highest rated traits for attracting a lover -- ranked by men as appealing, topping even 'wearing sexy clothes'. Both men and women considered humor to be in the top three traits that make someone appealing for short-term (read "sexual") or long-term (read "partner") connections.
08/27/2014 12:34 EDT
Would You Use Google Glass During

Would You Use Google Glass During Sex?

A few days ago Google released <em>Glass</em>, their new wearable computer glasses. This $1,500 gadget can record every minute of a our lives -- including our sex lives. Put on a pair of <em>Glass</em> and capture all the grinding and pounding from your partner's perspective.
04/24/2014 11:59 EDT
How Sex Toys Help

How Sex Toys Help Seniors

Women over 50 are buying vibrators, dildos and sensuous toys in record numbers. This trend makes sense from a sexological perspective. The body changes after 50, and these toys can be practical and helpful in accommodating these changes. But which toy makes sense after menopause?
02/20/2014 12:33 EST
Is This Libido Killer Ruining Your Sex

Is This Libido Killer Ruining Your Sex Life?

Higher stress levels are linked to more disagreements with lovers, an erotic deterrent of the highest level. In fact, in order to engage with another person on any intimate level we need to perceive enough safety. This safety helps us feel sexual arousal and bonding with our partner due to the release of the hormones oxytocin and vasopressin.
01/14/2014 12:13 EST
Why Sexual Variety Is So

Why Sexual Variety Is So Important

A longer lasting solution for pumping up your sexual 'oomph' comes from a different type of sexual variety. By changing the <strong>how</strong> instead of the <strong>who</strong>, we can open a world of sexual pleasure for a lifetime. By fighting against your body's natural habit of getting locked in to one method of pleasure, you can train yourself to enjoy a much wider variety of sensations and situations.
08/12/2013 08:37 EDT
Should I Try Female

Should I Try Female Ejaculation?

My answer is try it if you are intrigued. It is a liberating experience that can open up sexual possibilities. If it is not for you, don't worry. Sex can be great without ejaculation. Don't stress yourself out either way. Here are some of the arguments for and against.
06/21/2013 12:32 EDT
Fantasizing About Being Dominated By a Lover? You're Not

Fantasizing About Being Dominated By a Lover? You're Not Alone

Playing with power conjures up the image of leather-clad bodies in handcuffs and collars -- visuals seen mostly on <em>Law and Order SVU</em>. But that is only one side of power play. So why is power so popular in getting our erotic juices flowing?
04/21/2013 11:00 EDT
What NOT To Learn From Pornography: A Guide For

What NOT To Learn From Pornography: A Guide For Men

Porn can be an exciting, fun and easy way to get aroused. It can help to inspire you sexually and teach you about sex. But porn is "fantasy" and more often than not, a male-centric one. Real-life sex is quite different. If you are learning how to have sex from porn, you may be getting misinformation, especially when it comes to pleasing a woman. Don't get misled. <strong><em>This column contains what some could consider graphic sexual language and topics.</em></strong>
11/01/2012 03:18 EDT
The Good and Bad Lessons Men Can Learn From Pick-Up

The Good and Bad Lessons Men Can Learn From Pick-Up Artists

Sex therapists generally cringe at the advice given by pick-up artists. They argue that the less-than-genuine techniques create empty, angst-based relationships. The sex is more about power than pleasure and both parties (including the pick-up artist) are left feeling unfulfilled. Here are the good and bad elements that men can learn from pick-up artists.
08/29/2012 07:46 EDT