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  Welcome to yet another Sexy Friday here at Bliss Counselling! Today we are excited to share with you another episode of “Sex Talk with Kelly”. During this episode, Kelly is joined by Jo Flannery (clinical sexologist), Dr. Martin Dragan (clinical sexologist) and Dianne from the Stag Shop! Kelly and Jo start the episode off with an insightful conversation about sex after kids, explaining that you shouldn’t feel pressured to go back to the same type of sex life that you had...

  Recently, Sexologist Kelly McDonnell-Arnold invited me on her Rogers TV Talk Show, “Sex Talk with Kelly.” (Airing Wednesday’s at 10:30 pm, on Rogers Cable Network, check it out!) Our goal was to start a conversation around how parents might approach sexual health topics with their adult children on campus. Apparently there’s much to say on that topic, and those 7 minutes really flew by! We felt it was important to encourage healthy sexual attitudes while also keeping safety in mind....

  Hello and welcome to our second sexy friday! This week, we are very excited to share some tips on how to keep your long-term relationship thriving and sexy! Long-term relationships can get a bad rep when it comes to sex—where any semblance of a sex life goes to die. Please (yes, we’re not too proud to beg), consider bringing more flirting, seduction, and sexual encounters back into your long-term partnership(s). By tapping into the power of seduction when your relationship is...

  The problem with saying, “Let’s agree to disagree,” is that we often shut down important conversations in an attempt to preserve our relationships. Unfortunately, when we take this approach we don’t allow our connections to deepen. Often, we use this phrase to avoid arguments or conflicts entirely, convincing ourselves that it is simply easier to end the conversation and keep our opinions to ourselves. In counselling sessions with couples, I am often challenging them to rethink their prior assumptions about...

Hello and welcome to our Sexy Friday blog series, where Bliss Sexologists will share their extensive knowledge on all things sex! With this new blog series, we hope to take you on a sexploration into uncharted territory, guiding and educating you on all things sex and relationships! Within this series you’ll find links to videos from Kelly McDonnell-Arnold’s “Sex Talk with Kelly”, produced by Rogers TV. You’ll also have access to podcasts and other valuable resources provided by our talented...

  We love working with couples in therapy! Our client’s relationship with their partner is often their most important relationship, and we’re honoured to have couples sit with us and trust us with their most sacred, tender, and vulnerable moments. Working through issues within marriages and relationships is both emotional and rewarding. We’re grateful to get to witness couples strengthen their connections and become better communicators—all in the name of better relationships. Navigating couples therapy can be tricky if one partner is less than...

When you decide to go to sex therapy, you could be feeling a little nervous about what to expect. This is totally normal! Visiting a therapist can bring up all kinds of fears and questions about the unknown. Many people toy around with the idea of therapy a bunch of times before they pick up the phone and schedule an appointment. Even if you have an appointment on the books already, you might be considering cancelling. The thought of sharing...

You’re having a hard time lately. And it’s even the little things that never used to bother you. You know you have a lot to be grateful for, and maybe like you should just “get over it,” but it’s not that easy. For most people, it’s tricky to know whether coming to therapy makes sense. So often people have so many positive things going on in their lives that signing up for therapy might feel like you’re admitting defeat or that...

If your pillows could talk. Not tonight. Ugh, I’m soooo tired. Just let me sleep. You’re just too tired for sex, and honestly, it’s the furthest thing from your mind and while feeling guilty is hard enough, you wish you had enough energy to have sex. Even just thinking about sex makes you tired. Ask yourself these questions: How’s your diet? Is it mainly made up of unprocessed, healthy, and whole foods? Are you hydrated? Are you drinking at least eight...

Often when I have clients come in to discuss topics related to their couple relationships, family relationships or friendships, what I hear is:  “I can’t tell them because I may hurt their feelings.” Well, one thing we know as therapists is that this exact type of thinking is what frequently keeps people stuck in unhealthy relationships or prevents connection.  When we withhold what we are thinking to ‘protect’ someone, we don’t allow opportunity for connection or growth. We stagnate, we build...