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Karen Washington

Karen Washington is a graduate of the Adler School of Professional Psychology with a masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. She is an aspiring sex therapist, with a foundation in communication and self esteem. She has conducted research on communication, dating dynamics, and infertility counseling. Karen firmly believes in presenting education and information through the lens of humor, especially when it comes to sex.
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The 8 Best Sex Positions for Exhausted Parents The 8 Best Sex Positions for Exhausted Parents The 8 Best Sex Positions for Exhausted Parents The 8 Best Sex Positions for Exhausted Parents


Treat sex as special time between you and your partner. Plan for it. Anticipate. Make it happen. Here are 8 positions to make it more fun

Is This High Libido or a Serious Sex Addiction? Is This High Libido or a Serious Sex Addiction? Is This High Libido or a Serious Sex Addiction? Is This High Libido or a Serious Sex Addiction?


Is there a difference between a high libido and a sex addiction? Should personal opinion be the final determining factor? Click here to...

How Taking Control of Your Sex Life Will Lead to Better Sex How Taking Control of Your Sex Life Will Lead to Better Sex How Taking Control of Your Sex Life Will Lead to Better Sex How Taking Control of Your Sex Life Will Lead to Better Sex


You can't always count on your partner to know what turns you on, but it's never too late to take charge of your own sexual satisfaction....

6 Signs You've Just Had Great Sex 6 Signs You've Just Had Great Sex 6 Signs You've Just Had Great Sex 6 Signs You've Just Had Great Sex


Great sex takes passion, creativity, and a sense of humor. Here are 6 signs you're getting it right

Q&A by Karen Washington


My partner is a little too vanilla. How do I introduce new flavors? My partner is a little too vanilla. How do I introduce new flavors? My partner is a little too vanilla. How do I introduce new flavors? My partner is a little too vanilla. How do I introduce new flavors?


This seems like a loaded question, meaning that there may be more going on than I can address here in a one-off. I will do my best. I have...

I miss enjoying sex, but I'm just not interested anymore. What can I do? I miss enjoying sex, but I'm just not interested anymore. What can I do? I miss enjoying sex, but I'm just not interested anymore. What can I do? I miss enjoying sex, but I'm just not interested anymore. What can I do?


There’s a lot to unpack in that question. I’d venture to guess that you, like a lot of my clients, are experiencing a lot of stress in life...

I've been married for 35 years and we've lost the passion in the relationship. How can we get it back? I've been married for 35 years and we've lost the passion in the relationship. How can we get it back? I've been married for 35 years and we've lost the passion in the relationship. How can we get it back? I've been married for 35 years and we've lost the passion in the relationship. How can we get it back?


Wow! Congratulations on your marriage. Obviously, something has been working within that time. But, I hear ya. Many people struggle with...


When you say sex with your current partner isn’t like what you remember, I am not sure what you mean. Based on your follow-up question...


I hear you. Many people tell me the same thing; they go go go all day and just do not have anything left when it's all over. By the time...


That is very distressing on several levels and is probably not helping you. There are a variety of options available to you – but first, a...


What exactly do you think you need help with? Based on what you are asking me, I am lacking information to formulate a specific response....


I am really sorry to hear that you’re experiencing this. I can imagine it is frustrating. When it comes to performance anxiety or erectile...


First off, have you talked to him about his porn consumption and your concerns? From the sounds of it, I am guessing not. Porn, in my...


It sounds a little bit like your husband has a Madonna/Whore complex. He views you as his Madonna, or a woman that is more “pure” in his...

I had an allergic reaction because of a sex toy. What can I do? I had an allergic reaction because of a sex toy. What can I do? I had an allergic reaction because of a sex toy. What can I do? I had an allergic reaction because of a sex toy. What can I do?


First thing, I just want to say that sucks. However, you are in luck. There are several alternatives to toys that have rubber in their...


Ouch. I have heard about this. As long as you’re OK with why he isn’t going down, I won’t go there. However, I absolutely understand why...


Honestly, I see this in my office more frequently than you might think. Partners are rarely on the same page with each other all of the...


I see partners that experience this often, especially over time. It is completely natural to a certain extent that sex will wax and wane...


I can say that no one is ever comfortable with dirty talk in the beginning. If there are people who are okay with dirty talk from the jump,...


First, I commend you and your sex drive. Second, I want to applaud that you recognize the changes that you are experiencing and that you...


Given the information you have provided, I would first need to ask you what is missing or what part of your sex life isn’t being met...


I want to say two brief statements here before I give you a more in-depth answer to your question. There is a time and a place for...


Congratulations on your pregnancy! As it seems you've learned, sex while pregnant requires a little extra creativity, but there are a...


There are a few ways to approach this issue. Firstly, I am glad to hear you are willing to be vocal and open about your wants and needs....


First, I would like to start by saying congratulations, and good for you! (Only sort of kidding). Now down to the nitty gritty. There...


I'm assuming that sex is not the only reason you are in this relationship. Otherwise, I doubt you would even bother writing for advice or...


Experimenting with sex toys can be a wonderful way to spice things up in the bedroom. Perhaps you've never used toys together, but have...


I want you to think back very carefully, and try to remember which one of you brought up the threesome. Was it you or your partner? The way...


It sounds like you're in a difficult situation, and one where there is no clear right or wrong answer. What do you know about the history...


For eternity men have quested for the holy grail of the internal G-spot. I encourage you to join the ranks. There are a multitude of...


Wow. That seems like quite a predicament to be in. I get having sex with a willing partner, although I’m curious about your thought...


The first thing I want to know is how is the communication in your relationship? Have you felt, up to now, that the two of you can discuss...


It sounds like there is an awful lot going on in your relationship. Let’s divide and conquer, shall we? First, I would like to ask you...


I hear this complaint frequently from new parents. There are a few things going on here. For the first few months after the birth of the...


You should be nervous. Constructive criticism is still criticism, and this particular topic is supremely sensitive and tied heavily to ego....


I would have to say that the majority of what goes into this decision is your comfort level, as well as what is relevant. Personally, I am...


I want to first say that I appreciate the consideration you are this decision. I hear too many times over about girls who make this choice...


This isn’t nearly as incongruent as you may think. First, in true BDSM relationships, the submissive is the person with the power. All it...