Dr. Laura Berman Webcast Transcript
Janet: Okay. My husband's totally okay with it by the way too. He kind of laughed it off.
Dr. Berman: That's great.
Oprah: He kind of laughs it off. So do you share your fantasies with your husband? You do?
Janet::I will. And happy birthday to you again.
Oprah: Well, thank you. Thank you, Janet.
Oprah: Aida is on the phone from Newark. Aida, I think you're going to be our last caller. Go ahead.
Aida: Yes, hi. Hi, Oprah. Dr. Berman, thank you for taking my call.
Oprah: All right.
Aida: Here's my situation. I am 53, I am divorced, but I find that I am—I get horny a lot and I get wet easily. So my question is, is that normal? Is it healthy?
Dr. Berman: Yeah. It's great that you're 53 and that you still, you know, experience lubrication.
Aida: Thank you. Thank you.
Dr. Berman: That's—that's a good sign about your hormone levels and about your sexual function. I don't think there's anything wrong.
Oprah: Where does the word "horny" come from?
Dr. Berman: You know, I think it has to do with an erection and the idea of it being like a goat's horn or a horn on an animal, and so when he had a horn, that he was aroused and had an erection, and then the word "horny" came from that.
Oprah: Oh, okay. I just wanted to know.
Dr. Berman: Yeah. And women have owned it as well even though they don't have a horn, per se, when they—
Oprah: So were you worried about being 53 and horny?
Aida: What was that?
Oprah: Were you worried about it?
Aida: No, no, no. You know, I—I see a friend and we talk about it, and I'm surprised I'm the only one who feels this way.
Dr. Berman: Yeah, that's probably just—
Aida: No one seems to be doing it, and I talk to male friends and—and I tell the, "I'm so in touch with my sexual part of me now. I feel so sexually liberated." And he says, "Wow, that's great."
Oprah: Yeah. Because—
Aida: And the problem is I get wet at the thought.
Oprah: Finally you don't have to worry about getting pregnant.
Dr. Berman: Right.
Aida: That's a good thing.
Dr. Berman: And you've come into your own and you are probably feeling good about your body—
Aida: I do.
Dr. Berman: —and where you are in your life. Embrace it, baby. Have fun.
Aida: Thank you. Thank you so much.
Oprah: Thanks, Aida. So we're almost out of time, and this has been very interesting.
Dr. Berman: You hung in there really well.
Oprah: I really did. And I've done this, you know, every night—this has been a—I have to tell you all. I started on Monday. I'd just come back from Africa. I've said that at the beginning. So I've done—working live shows during the day and then doing this at night and then so—going to leave here, you know, and move on into the inauguration week. So it's been pretty fascinating.
Dr. Berman: Pretty intense.
Oprah: Pretty intense, yeah. Trying to take a nap during the day, and today I didn't take a nap, so—
Dr. Berman: And you got to talk about sex toys tonight.
Oprah: And I got to talk about sex toys. This is the day where I needed a nap, okay? It's literally burning the candle at both ends. So if you saw me in the morning, I've been here all day this week. So Dr. Berman's New York Times best-selling book is called Real Sex for Real Women, and I—really thanks to all of our callers and Skypers, not just for tonight but all of you sexually liberated vibrant women and men calling in tonight, I thank you. But for all week, beginning on Monday with Bob and then Tuesday, Dr. Oz, and then our spiritual counselors on Wednesday and Suze Orman last night, it's just really been great. It's one of my favorite things to do in the world, to be able to reach out to this community of people and offer information that hopefully will lead you to having a better life. So if you want to experience this class again or tell a friend who missed it, this is one to tell a friend about. Our webcast will—yeah, it's called "Watch Oprah squirm"—will be available on demand tomorrow for free here at Oprah.com. You can also download the podcast tomorrow at Oprah.com and iTunes. The difference between this, though, being on the Web, if we were on TV, the lawyers would have been back there screaming the whole time.
Dr. Berman: No, there's no way we would have been able to talk about—
Oprah: You would have been stopped at the Aphrodite, baby.
Dr. Berman: And the love juice.
Oprah: And the love juice wouldn't have made it. And God knows the panties. The whole thing. Okay. The conversation continues right after this webcast. If you are an Oprah Radio subscriber, tune in on XM 156 and Sirius 195. Dr. Berman will be taking more of your calls. She's there, and she will be alone because I'm going to go pack for the inauguration. Thanks, everybody.
Dr. Berman: Yeah.
Oprah: Good night.