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Body Image and Desire with Dr. Nazanin Moali and Dr. Kate

Mar 29, 2024

Dr. Kate and Dr. Nazanin discuss the link between body shape, body dissatisfaction and the effect of negative body image on sexual experiences. They also delve into self-perception, positive or negative, in young people as well as adults. Eating disorders can also influence how we feel about our body and our sexual well-being.

This episode has so much great information on the toll body image can take on us and ways to be aware of and improve this. Dr. Nazanin Moali, PhD is an internationally-recognized psychologist, educator, and podcaster. She specializes in assisting clients with eating disorders and sexual health challenges. Additionally, she hosts the podcast “Sexology” where she dives into findings in sex and intimacy psychology.

CHAPTERS 00:00 – 01:32 Introduction of Dr. Nazanin

01:40 – 07:31 Listener question regarding body image

07:32 – 11:17 how can people get closer to body neutrality

11:18 – 14:24 Relationship between negative body image and ability to feel sensation

14:25 – 18:31 How can partners support each other with negative body image?

18:32 – 23:14 The connection between food related behaviors and sexuality

23:15 – 25:17 How couples can break out of the cycle of compulsive eating to dissuade from physical intimacy

25:18 – 27:39 How couples can begin to build an attuned practice with one another

27:40 – 31:02 Practical ways someone can begin to reshape their relationship with their image

31:02 – 32:22 Outro

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