Sex is an important aspect of any healthy, romantic relationship, so when there's trouble in the bedroom, it could signal trouble in the relationship, sex experts say. Dr. Oz talks with Dr. Gail Saltz, psychiatrist with NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, and Chip Rowe, senior editor of Playboy magazine, about different sex issues that affect relationships.
Dr. Saltz says many people who come to see her for therapy don't come in realizing they have a problem with sex. But Dr. Saltz says a lack of sex—or a lack of good sex—can contribute to other problems. "They come in depressed, anxious, having a relationship problem or some other arena of life," Dr. Saltz says. "But at the end of the day, I can't tell you how often it boils down to having a sexual problem. It may not be in the actual behavior of sex—it may just be how they view themselves in their head."
Chip talks about the importance of women vocalizing what they want to their significant other so he can please her properly. "Guys want to be better lovers," Chip says. "But many women keep the information to themselves."
Chip and Dr. Saltz also answer callers' questions, ranging from how they feel about creating sex tapes to how to please their lovers in other ways if intercourse is not possible. And Dr. Saltz discusses the importance of pleasing yourself before you can tell your lover how to please you. She talks with one woman about the importance of having orgasms after the caller shares she has never experienced one before.
Printed from Oprah.com on Sunday, December 8, 2013