ISSM Uncovered Podcasts

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Uncover the secrets of sexual health on the ISSM Uncovered Podcast! From personal stories to expert insights, tune into a friendly and informative space and continue your journey to a satisfying and healthy sex life.

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Episode 20: The Secret Science of Orgasm

In this podcast hosted by Shelly Varod with special guest Jim Pfaus a Professor of Neuroscience, we explore the intricate pathways of the brain and the compelling psychological aspects that underpin this extraordinary phenomenon. Delving into the realm of neuroscience, we uncover the intricate mechanisms that define an orgasm, examining its role not only in reproduction but also as a powerful reward system within the human brain.

Discover the secrets hidden within the enigmatic waves of pleasure, as we discuss the profound impact orgasms have on our minds, bodies, and relationships. We unravel the complexities of this universal sensation, shedding light on the science that makes it such a revered and sought-after experience.

Join us as we navigate the uncharted territories of pleasure, exploring the science, psychology, and profound significance of orgasms in the human experience. This initiative is brought to you by our dedicated podcast team. Explore our previous episodes to discover more.

Episode 19: Exploring the Uncharted Territory of Female Sexual Pain

Join us for a compelling episode that delves into a topic often left unspoken: pain during sexual activity in women.

In this enlightening discussion, we have the privilege of hosting a distinguished guest, Johannes Bitzer, the former Chairman and Professor Emeritus of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University Hospitals of the University of Basel. With a career spanning decades, Johannes brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the forefront of this conversation.

Our conversation is fascinating as we explore the intersection of biology and psychology, where Johannes has spent years crossing and overlapping these two fields. This unique perspective sheds light on the intricate ways in which our bodies and minds intersect when it comes to sexual health.

From addressing the physiological aspects of female sexual pain to delving into the psychological factors that can contribute to it, we leave no stone unturned.

Tune in as we navigate this essential but often overlooked aspect of women's sexual health. Join us in breaking the silence surrounding female sexual pain and taking steps towards a healthier, happier, and more fulfilling intimate life.

The ISSM Podcast is an initiative of the ISSM Education Committee led by Coby Reisman and including team members Shelly Varod, Sameena Rahman, and Karl Pang.

Episode 18: What is Desire Discrepancy?

Join us as we delve into the "Desire Discrepancy" topic with renowned clinical psychologist, and sexuologist Marieke Dewitte, interviewed by our ISSM Podcast host Shelly Varod.  Listen now and enhance your understanding of this important aspect of sexual well-being.

This ISSM Podcast is a production of the ISSM Podcast Team with Cobi Reisman, Shelly Varod, Sameena Rahman and Karl Pang.

Episode 17: What is new in Female Sexual Medicine?

Listen to the latest ISSM Podcast. Sue Goldstein, the current President of the International Society of the Study of Sexual Health (ISSWSH), joins ISSM Podcast host Sameena Rahman to discuss "What is new in female sexual medicine? Tune in for expert advice from a leading authority in Female Sexual Medicine. #WSHD2023

This ISSM Podcast is a production of the ISSM Podcast Team with Cobi Reisman, Shelly Varod, Sameena Rahman and Karl Pang.

Episode 16: Are porn, masturbation and similar behaviors harmful?

In this latest ISSM Podcast. Charmaine Borg, an Assistant Professor at the University of Groningen, joins ISSM Podcast host Shelly Varod to discuss a burning question: 'Are porn, masturbation and similar behaviors harmful?'
Tune in for some expert advice and hear all about bedroom boredom, stimulating sex, the meaning of sex and having a space and time to talk sex. 
This ISSM Podcast is a production of the ISSM Podcast Team with Cobi Reisman, Shelly Varod, Sameena Rahman and Karl Pang.

Episode 15: What to do when you are uncomfortable with sexual preferences of your partner?

Francesca Tripodi, a renowned psychotherapist and sexologist from Italy, joins Shelly Varod to discuss a burning question: "What to do when you're uncomfortable with your partner's sexual preferences?" Tune in for some expert advice and practical tips to navigate this sensitive topic!
This ISSM Podcast is a production of the ISSM Podcast Team with Cobi Reisman, Shelly Varod, Sameena Rahman and Karl Pang.

Episode 14: How does Menopause affects the sex drive

In our latest ISSM podcast episode, our host Shelly Varod engaged in a conversation with Tami Rowen, a renowned obstetrician and gynecologist from the USA. The interview delved into the topic of how menopause affects a woman's sex drive and offers valuable insights. 
This ISSM Podcast is a production of the ISSM Podcast Team with Cobi Reisman, Shelly Varod, Sameena Rahman and Karl Pang.

Episode 13: How do elderly gay and bisexual women navigate their sexuality?

Listen to Clinical Associate Professor Astrid Højgaard as she engages in a conversation with our host, Shelly Varod, discussing the importance of raising awareness about how elderly gay and bisexual women navigate their sexuality.

Learn more and listen to previous podcast episodes as well.

Episode 12: PGAD - How do you experience arousal?

In this episode of the ISSM Podcast, Shelly Varod discusses Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder (PGAD) and its impact on individuals. Thanks to the ISSM Podcast Team’s support, we can share this intriguing conversation with the expert, Caroline Pukall.

Learn more and listen to previous podcast episodes as well.

Episode 11: LGBTQIA+ a crash course on current terminology

In this ISSM podcast episode, we venture into the captivating world of LGBTQIA+ terminology. Join us as we embark on a crash course led by esteemed guest speaker Charles Moser, interviewed by Shelly Varod, sex therapist from Israël and member of the ISSM Podcast team together with Cobi Reisman, Karl Pang and Sameena Rahman.

Episode 10: Sexual problems and their relation to the pelvic muscles

For episode 10 of the ISSM podcast, Shelly Varod and Cobi Reisman discuss the pelvic floor and sexual complaints. Tune in to learn more about this topic and listen to other podcast episodes as well!
ISSM Podcasts is an initiative of the ISSM Education Committee and the ISSM Podcast Team, supported by Sameena Rahman, Cobi Reisman, Karl Pang and interviewer Shelly Varod (Israel), a certified sex therapist.

Episode 9: Sexual Boredom

In our 9th episode of the ISSM Podcast, Leonor de Oliveira talks about sexual boredom. Listen to this interesting talk, hosted by Shelly Varod (Israel), a certified sex therapist and member of the ISSM Podcast Team, supported by Sameena Rahman, Cobi Reisman, and Karl Pang.

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