Dr. Marianne Brandon

Clinical Psychologist, Diplomate in Sex Therapy & Author


Continuing Ed for Therapists


Monogamy & Low Sex Drive

Creating Sexual Chemistry

Professional Writings

Psychosocial Aspects of Sexuality With Aging

The physical, emotional, and relationship challenges that often accompany the aging process may add complexity to one’s sexual experience and expression. This article explores some potential interpersonal variables that can impact sexual satisfaction and function with age. As the numbers of seniors continue to rise, health practitioners will be increasingly called upon to assist these patients with their sexual concerns.
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Monogamy and Nonmonogamy: Evolutionary Considerations and Treatment Challenges

Few topics generate such controversy and emotional reactivity as the nature of human mating behavior. Unfortunately, and potentially to the detriment of good patient care, sexual medicine practitioners have largely avoided this matter. An understanding of the scientific literature can empower practitioners to more effectively confront the inevitable monogamy and nonmonogamy challenges present in research and clinical practice. Read more.

The challenge of monogamy: bringing it out of the closet and into the treatment room

Sexual health professionals embrace a mind-body paradigm for the treatment of sexual dysfunction. Yet even with our inclusive approach, sexual disorders remain treatment challenges. Clearly we are missing something – a variable that is becoming increasingly difficult to ignore: monogamy is not necessarily natural for primates. This paper represents a long-overdue discussion about the monogamy dilemma.
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Male and Female Sexual Dysfunction in a Rapidly Changing Cultural Environment: Addressing Gender Equality versus Equivalence in the Bedroom

The socio-sexual climate in Western cultures is changing at an astounding rate. Never before have societal expectations about gender roles shifted so radically, transforming our understanding of what it means to be a sexual man or woman today. We have observed that confusion regarding masculine and feminine roles within long-term committed relationships.
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