IGN-6 Dr. Paula Bloom Talks About Sex, Bad Boys, & Hating Your Job

Brace yourself for this no-holds barred interview with Dr. Paula Bloom. We talk about sex, relationships, hating your job and….yeah, more sex!

Dr. Bloom is a practicing clinical psychologist, author, speaker and frequent on-air CNN contributor. She is called on by the media to offer perspective on a wide range of events and topics including national tragedies, international events and mental health topics such as happiness, resilience and relationships. Paula is the co-author of Why Does He Do That? Why Does She Do That? Two Relationship Experts Reveal the Naked Truth About Dating in the 21st Century. She has been a contributor to PBS’s This Emotional Life and The Huffington Post and has been featured in Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Woman’s Day and Men’s Health.

Specifically, in this episode you will learn:

  • Why it seems that women don’t want sex as often as men
  • Why a woman during the heat of passion might not feel as sexy as her partner thinks she looks
  • Some of the key considerations that determine whether a woman wants sex or not
  • How to put your woman in the mood for sex
  • The best time to initiate foreplay (guys–it’s not when you think!)
  • Why some women are attracted to “Bad Boys”
  • Some of the underlying causes of men who are controlling
  • How to open your eyes to other career options when you hate your job
  • How mindfulness can change your life
  • Why we can’t control our thoughts and what to do instead
  • The benefits of meditation (even when you suck at it)
  • That getting to know who you are is not “woo-woo,” how to do it, and why it’s valuable to getting what you really want
  • About accepting who you are and why it’s important to your progress

Favorite Quotes:

“When someone shows you who they are, believe them.”  -Maya Angelou

“My mind is like a bad neighborhood, I try not to go there alone.”  -Anne Lamott

“Knowing who you are, makes it easier for you to ask for what you need, which makes it easier to actually have a likelihood of getting it.” -Dr. Paula Bloom

 Links and resources mentioned in this episode:

Dr. Bloom’s Book:  Why Does He Do That? Why Does She Do That?: ‘Two Relationship Experts Reveal the Naked Truth About Dating in the 21st Century’

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