I've done a couple of trainings with Barry McCarthy and love his approach to sexuality. He uncovers the myths, misconceptions and attitudes that limit our capacity to experience a lifetime of health sexuality. His work is especially relevant to couples in long term monogamous relationships but offers useful guidance for anyone who wants to enjoy sex more. His "average Joe" looks and straightforward delivery are a fun juxtaposition to the cultural myth that only hip, beautiful and young people get to have a great sex life.
Below is an interview with Barry about the book he wrote with his wife Emily McCarthy, called Enhancing Couple Sexuality.
Barry McCarthy talks about his book Enhancing Couple Sexuality
A friend was talking with me about his latest relationship. He asked, What are you supposed to do when you're running out of gas or things start breaking down? As I listened to him, memories of a college road trip out west and then of my old tractor lawnmower ran through my head . How do you know whether to try to fix things or just move on? Not an easy question.
Comparing relationships to vehicles may seem odd, but they share some common elements. Both need fuel to keep going. You need to take care of them by performing regular maintenance. Sometimes they malfunction a bit and you can read a manual or talk to a friend and get things running smoothly again. Other times there's a problem yo...