EP142 - Is It Okay to Fantasize About Others Even When You're in a Relationship?

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By Nazanin Moali, Ph.D., Dr. Nazanin Moali, and Psychology of Sex | Couple Therapy | Sex Education. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Welcome to episode 142 of the Sexology Podcast! Today's episode is a solo episode where I discuss fantasizing about others while you're in a relationship, understanding from the fantasy what you want more of in your relationship, the way our sub-conscious plays a role in this issue, and how this is a very common issue for lots of couples.

In this episode, you will hear:

  • Is it normal to fantasize about someone else while in a relationship?
  • The importance of communication and dialogue when defining the parameters of your relationship
  • The stigma attached to non-monogamous relationships
  • How our sub-conscious plays a role in this issue
  • Recognizing obsessional thoughts and what to do with them
  • Being true to your own values
  • Learning to not judge yourself for having certain thoughts
  • Removing yourself from situations where you might regret a decision later, e.g. drinking at a social event
  • Understanding from the fantasy what you want more of in your relationship
  • The role that guilt and shame plays with this issue
  • How this is a very common issue for lots of couples

Resources

http://www.sexologypodcast.com/2017/03/07/sexuality-and-vulnerability-lesson-learned-as-a-dominatrix/

https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/not-attracted-to-partner-advice_us_5d716d09e4b0fd4168e7a673?guccounter=1

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Bonus Episode, Sex & OCD: https://oasis2care.com/bonus-episode-ocd-and-sex/

Bonus Episode, Sex & Depression: https://oasis2care.com/bonus-depression-sex/

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Podcast Produced by Pete Bailey - http://petebailey.net/audio

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