Episode 6: Our Sexual Potential

Stories told by Elizabeth and Dan with Perspective by Doug Block

Our Sexual Potential

“If sex educators aren’t having sex, it’s not very good for business.”

Summary: Most people might think that an intimate partnership of two sex educators would be filled with crazy hot sex. But, what happens when two experts who know all the answers to a fulfilling sex life start to feel under pressure?

Andy talks with documentary filmmaker Doug Block about the real secret to a happy marriage.

Resources:

Beyond the Bedroom, on Twitter, and Facebook

“112 Weddings” by Doug Block, on Twitter and Facebook

The D-Word the web’s leading documentary community

“51 Birch Street” by Doug Block

American Association of Sexuality Educators Counselors & Therapists (AASECT)

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2017-05-11T22:02:52+00:00 March 21st, 2017|podcast|2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Becky O'Brien March 24, 2017 at 7:23 am - Reply

    I’m enjoying Elephant Talk, thank you!
    I want to comment on Doug Block saying that marriage is hard and that the “secret” is that you have to work at it. I hear that a lot and it just hasn’t been my experience. I kind of avoid talking about that because it feels like bragging, but I just don’t feel like marriage is hard. Parenting is hard. Work is hard. Marriage just feels natural and easy. I happen to be married to an amazingly easygoing guy (and I realize he may not think marriage is as easy as I do!). We’re very compatible, and still in love after 18 years of marriage. I’m not saying everything is perfect, but it’s generally pretty easy. And I don’t think I’m alone in that. I think there are lots of people out there who don’t think marriage is hard. We just don’t talk about it because, well, what’s to talk about?! I’ll add that I don’t think having an “easy” marriage means we have a better marriage than someone who feels that their marriage is “hard.” It’s just different.

  2. Andy Horning March 27, 2017 at 3:30 pm - Reply

    Becky, thank you for your comment. I do think that some couples have a higher “ease” quotient than others. It sounds like you are one of those couples where things come with less friction and struggle than other couples. I totally get you about not “bragging about it” because it does seem like it’s so much more socially acceptable to bitch about our spouses than speak positively about what’s happening in our marriage.

    Do you feel like you can bring all of you to the relationship? Some couples don’t fight because they are conflict avoiders. How do uncomfortable subject matters get dealt with in your relationship? Some of this might resonate AND there are people out there who don’t really want to get into it all, don’t want to dig up messy stuff.

    But at the end of the day, how people love one another is so unique and personal. Research shows that it’s the self-reporting that matters. If you two feel happy and alive in your marriage then that’s enough. Part of the nature of a compelling story is that it has some drama or tension that can be resolved at the end.

    Thanks for sharing and Happy ELEPHANT TALKING!

    Andy

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