Todd S. Baratz

Todd Baratz is a psychotherapist specializing in relationships and sex. He has a private practice in New York City where he works with individuals and couples to create meaning around their relational and sexual lives.

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My partner often wants to have sex when I don't. Should I go through it to please them or just tell them I'm not into it? My partner often wants to have sex when I don't. Should I go through it to please them or just tell them I'm not into it? My partner often wants to have sex when I don't. Should I go through it to please them or just tell them I'm not into it? My partner often wants to have sex when I don't. Should I go through it to please them or just tell them I'm not into it?


Yes to both. It is always OK to say no – ALWAYS. Being pressured to have sex when you aren’t in the mood is never sexy but...

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We all have an inner critic. Rarely do we realize how impactful that critic can be. When it comes to desire, arousal and pleasure our inner...

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Stress is the antithesis of desire and pleasure. Therefore, when you are stressed sex will be at the bottom of your emotional and physical...