Psychologist, TED speaker and “Passion” radio host Dr. Laurie Betito stops by the Goldwater home to discuss monogamy and related issues like polyamory, marriage and divorce. Is monogamy sustainable? Is love? Are we stuck in a “mononormative” culture? Can non-monogamy save your relationship or just spectacularly destroy it?

You can also watch Dr. Laurie’s TED talks here:


Passion vs. sex: ensuring the viability of your relationship (TEDxJacksonHole)


The Pleasure Principle: The Secret to a Better Sex Life (TEDxMontrealWomen)


Dr. Laurie is also taking on a new role as an online sexual educator at the Pornhub Sexual Wellness Center, where patrons of the adult website can find important health information and resources.


Further reading:

  • Samantha:  Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What it Means for Modern Relationships by Cacilda Jethá and Christopher Ryan
  • Anne-France: The Savage Love podcast and column from journalist, author and activist Dan Savage
  • Daniel: Faces (1968), a film by John Cassavetes about the pursuit of love
  • Producer’s pick: Dr. Laurie’s The Sex Bible For People Over 50: The Complete Guide to Sexual Love for Mature Couples 



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