10 Tips to Guarantee a Sexy Holiday Season…

On November 26, 2009, in Uncategorized, by drneilcannon1

 

If I had a condom for each time somebody told me their sexual activity is down during the holidays, we could reduce unwanted teen pregnancies by 50%.  If you want be among the group who has a December filled with romance, it starts with intention.

For 10 sure fire tips on how to get the sex you want this holiday season go to an article I wrote at http://www.accessrx.com/blog/sexuality-dr-neil-cannon/top-10-holiday-tips-for-sex/.   Enjoy!

Spanish Fly is No Bueno…

On November 6, 2009, in Uncategorized, by drneilcannon1

 

I’m conducing a couples workshop in Mexico this week and a question arose about the notorious Spanish fly.  Yes, there really is such a thing and no, kids, don’t try this at home.  The spanish fly is made from beetles — the South American Emerald Green Beetle to be precise.  The Spanish fly is poisonous to humans but they are sometimes used to arouse bulls as an enticement to help them breed. I didn’t actually know bulls needed any more motivation to breed than a heifer in heat! The moral of the story is, as yummy as they look, leave these beetles to the bulls.

Vampires & Sexuality…

On October 25, 2009, in Uncategorized, by drneilcannon1
My experience with vampires began with a young female client who was a self-described vampiress.  With halloween around the corner and vampires on the rise in the mainstream media, I thought it’s time we give vampires a legitimate forum to have a conversation about a topic that most people know little about. For some, vampires represent the epitome of sexuality.  Legend has it that vampires are aristocratic, possess super powers and are 20 times stronger than their mortal counterparts.  What’s not sexy about that?  If you want to learn more, join us this week on the Sex and Intimacy show for our Halloween special where we will be interviewing a real vampire.  Our special guests include one of the leading vampires in the world, and world-renowned fang-maker Sebastiaan van Houten.  We will also be interviewing sexuality educator, Timaree Schmit who’s most recent project in process is the movie, Kiss Kiss Fang Fan, a lesbian vampire film.  Come hang with us for a show you will remember until you are undead!  For information on how to listen go to www.sexandintimacyshow.com.

Kinky is NOT a Diagnosis…

On October 17, 2009, in Uncategorized, by drneilcannon1

Help make history by signing the DSM Revision Petition now! The diagnoses in the DSM-IV-TR still subject
people who practice BDSM, fetishes and cross-dressing to bias, discrimination and social sanctions
without any scientific basis.

Sexual attitudes and behaviors change over time, i.e., it was only 100 years ago that masturbation was thought to cause blindness by the same medical community that is responsible for writing the 800 page DSM today.  Do you really want the government in your bedroom determining what is and is not a healthy form of sexual expression?

In addition to my private practice as a sex therapist I also testify as an expert witness as well as conduct diversity training for large corporations.  Labeling people as mentally ill can have a tremendous impact on child custody cases, employment matters, and security clearances.  For mental health professionals such as myself who are open and affirming to all forms of sexual expression between consenting adults, I can say with certainty that this is a very important issue and I hope every person who reads my blog will help by signing this petition.  In 3 minutes you can make a difference.

We need 3,000 signatures, but we only have 2,200 now. If you don’t speak up and call on the American
Psychiatric Association to adhere to empirical research when revising the diagnoses in the Diagnostic
and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM V), then the Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders Work
Group won’t make a meaningful change.

To sign, go to: www.thepetitionsite.com/1/DSMrevisionpetition

You can make your signature anonymous on this secure petition site so it doesn’t appear on the Internet
or when the petition is delivered to the APA.

What really goes on for men when they are dating?  Why don’t traditional relationships work for everyone?  Mark Anthony, self-described “serial dater” is going to answer those questions and more.  The Sex & Intimacy Show is one hour of unadulterated entertainment and eduction!  It is the only radio show where no question is off limits and no topic is taboo! For details about how to listen every Thursday night go to  www.sexandintimacyshow.com

To learn more about serial dater, Mark Anthony, the most interesting man in Canada you can visit his blog at: http://confessionsserialdater.blogspot.com/. We hope you will kick off your weekend by joining us for a sexy Thursday night!

From the Martial Arts to Marital Arts…

On October 1, 2009, in Uncategorized, by drneilcannon1

 

We have very special guests tonight on the Sex & Intimacy Show — the entertaining show about everyone’s favorite subject!  Tonight we will be joined by Richard & Diana Daffner.  The Daffner’s are the authors of Tantric Sex for Busy Couples: How to Deepen Your Passion in Just Ten Minutes a Day.  Did you hear that? 10 minutes for a hotter sex life!  The Daffner’s also bring an interesting twist to sexuality in that they are both instructors in the martial arts.  Diana is actually a black belt!  Richard and Diana are incredibly passionate about using sexual connection as a pathway to intimacy, love and authentic presence. Tonight’s show will be on immediately following the Avalanche post game show, so take a nap at work today and join us tonight.  For listening information and more information about Richard and Diana go to www.sexandintimacyshow.com

Selecting a Therapist…

On September 25, 2009, in Uncategorized, by drneilcannon1

 

Over the years I’ve had wonderful therapists and I’ve had awful therapists.  Most of my colleagues range from good to gifted.  Unfortunately, I also come across therapists that I wouldn’t let pet my cat, let alone work with one of my friends.  There is not a week that goes by that I am not asked how to select a therapist.  I write a monthly column for AccessRx — a leading men’s health blog and decided to comprehensively tackle the issue in the hopes that it will help people know what to look for.  A good therapist can help you heal while a bad therapist can do permanent damage. If you would like to learn more about how to make one of the biggest life-choices that  you will ever make, you can read my article at the  AccessRx.com blog.  Look for the article called “Sex Whisperers: How to Select the Right Sex Therapist.”

Social Intercourse with Francesca Gentille…

On September 24, 2009, in Uncategorized, by drneilcannon1

Tonight we will be joined by the outrageously effervescent media personality and “Diva of Divine Relationships,” Francesca Gentille.  Francesca has spent the past 10 years at the forefront of alternative culture.

In her mid-20’s she was the host of a nationally syndicated movie review show; “Take Two,” interviewing stars such as Tom Hanks, and Darryl Hannah. Today, Francesca supports every person as the star of his or her own movie. Come join us.  You can watch the movie of your life or you can create the movie of your life.  I hope you will join us and learn how to star in your own movie.

The Sex & Intimacy Show at 10PM Mountain Time, Midnight EDT.  www.sexandintimacyshow.com

The Boney Finger of Blame…

On September 19, 2009, in Uncategorized, by drneilcannon1

We’ve all done it.  “If only my partner would do X, Y, or Z, our relationship would be so much better.”  With that in mind, I hope you enjoy the following story by Valerie Cox as much as I do…

“A woman was waiting at an airport one night,
With several long hours before her flight.
She hunted for a book in the airport shops.
Bought a bag of cookies and found a place to drop.

She was engrossed in her book but happened to see,
That the man sitting beside her, as bold as could be.
Grabbed a cookie or two from the bag in between,
Which she tried to ignore to avoid a scene.

So she munched the cookies and watched the clock,
As the gutsy cookie thief diminished her stock.
She was getting more irritated as the minutes ticked by,
Thinking, “If I wasn’t so nice, I would blacken his eye.”

With each cookie she took, he took one too,
When only one was left, she wondered what he would do.
With a smile on his face, and a nervous laugh,
He took the last cookie and broke it in half.

He offered her half, as he ate the other,
She snatched it from him and thought… oooh, brother.
This guy has some nerve and he’s also rude,
Why he didn’t even show any gratitude!

She had never known when she had been so galled,
And sighed with relief when her flight was called.
She gathered her belongings and headed to the gate,
Refusing to look back at the thieving ingrate.

She boarded the plane, and sank in her seat,
Then she sought her book, which was almost complete.
As she reached in her baggage, she gasped with surprise,
There was her bag of cookies, in front of her eyes.”

Whoops!

(Story contributed by the world’s great son, Ki Cannon)



Thank Goodness for the Underwear Police…

On September 16, 2009, in Uncategorized, by drneilcannon1

 

Last Thursday at a Georgia night club, partygoers decided to dance in their underwear. Thank goodness the Atlanta Police Department (APD) stepped in and saved the crowd of adult patrons from themselves by arresting them.  If not for APD, consenting adults might have seen each other in their underwear. Doesn’t JC Pennny spend millions each year with footage of beautiful models wearing sexy lingerie in their prime time TV ads?  Thank heaven that APD was alert to the danger and even called in the “Red Dog Unit” which is generally reserved for gang violence.  Perhaps the police were concerned that the dancers might be packing Uzi’s underneath the elastic of their undies. Ultimately, 62 patrons and 8 employees were cuffed and forced to lay face down on the ground. What were these rebels being charged with, you ask? Indecency. Indecency, really? Haven’t the APD guys ever ever been to the beach or looked at a Sears Catalog? I wonder if the Atlanta DA will go for the death penalty against the CEO of Victoria Secret. Are our tax dollars really being spent on this nonsense?   In Atlanta, apparently we are when it comes to gay bars. As the men were roughly being forced to the ground, they were also on the receiving end of anti-gay slurs and excessive force. Can you imagine people at a straight club in an upscale part of your city being treated this way? Of course not. This is discrimination against a sexual minority and it should bother every American. In this great country it has to be okay to be white or black or mexican or asian or gay or straight, or god forbid, even left-handed.  In case you were wondering, “The mission of the Atlanta Police Department is to reduce crime and promote the quality of life, in partnership with our community…(and with values of) Dedication, Professionalism, Integrity.” Whoops!