July 17th, 2018

Episode #21

The Longevity Effect of Sex and Intimacy

On the episode, Dr. Gladden, Mark and Robb discuss how important having a fulfilling sexual life is to live a long and robust life. They also consider how the mindset about relationships needs to change and adapt when you’re thinking of a life lasts 120 years and beyond. You need to continue to find new equilibriums as you and your partner evolve as people.

Dr. Gladden emphasizes the need for friendship with your partner, not just sexuality, to help maintain your relationship and health. In comparison, caustic, destructive relationships can reduce your lifespan through stress and depression.

They discuss what happens when one person in a relationship decides to shift their health plan for longevity. This can sometimes cause a struggle, when the other doesn’t want to adopt the same lifestyle. Dr. Gladden and Mark offer suggestions on how to approach this, to hopefully result in both of you working to live a long, full life.

From a cardiovascular perspective, sex helps improve your health, thus allowing your body to be able have sex more. They discuss some statistics regarding the impact of frequency of sexual encounters on your health and longevity. Dr. Gladden explains the scientific reasons that orgasms are so important for health.

Next, we feature a 2017 RAADfest conversation between Mark and intimacy coach Laurie Handlers. Laurie offers recommendations on how often to have sex, as well as ways to improve sexual encounters as couples age. They discuss the need for variety to keep things interesting and grow more intimate.

They discuss masculine and feminine identities and how the projection of this can affect your ability to attract a mate.

Special Guest

Laurie Handlers

Laurie Handlers is a film producer, sex educator, author, and intimacy coach. You could call her a Sex and Happiness Coach! If you want to get sexier and happier, call her! She holds a Master’s degree in Education and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology. Her career includes over thirty years as a corporate change consultant, individual empowerment coach and international seminar leader.

She is a dynamic speaker, facilitator and has taught transformational workshops for women, men, couples, singles, parents and teens since 1978 on techniques and secrets that are the basis of healing the body, releasing past emotional trauma, stopping the aging process, and reducing stress.

Podcasts from her former internet radio show Tantra Café can be accessed here. Podcasts from her new show Sex and Happiness can be accessed at http://webtalkradio.net/shows/sex-and-happiness. Laurie stars in a hilarious indie documentary Tantric Tourists http://tantrictourists.com/. Find her book here: https://www.amazon.com/Sex-Happiness-Tantric-Laws-Intimacy/dp/097717400X

Follow Laurie on Twitter @LaurieHandlers.