Dr Janet Hall

Women’s Health & Fitness Summit

Dr Janet Hall will be speaking at the Women’s Health & Fitness Summit in Melbourne in October 2017. Her topic is “Understanding and Facilitating The Elusive Orgasm”.


Find the Time to Make Love

One of Australia’s foremost experts in the field of family, relationships and sexual therapy – prominent psychologist Dr Janet Hall – says too many Australians are getting their priorities wrong in 2016, and failing to find the time to make love … let alone do it well.

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Dr Hall, who presented at SEXPO MELBOURNE (Nov 24 – 27) says modern everyday stresses are getting in the way of healthy loving.  Too many Aussies are shutting down, not expressing their true feelings, are forgetting to listen, and are simply not making the all-important time for an intimate connection with the person they love.

“All of us need to know that finding the time for love making in a relationship can be a challenge, which is why many Australians should be making it a priority,” notes Dr Hall.

“Ultimately it’s about having a real and soulful connection with your partner that needs to be pursued, and not the first casualty of emails, work or any other 24/7 living pressures.”

RE-CLAIMING THE POWER FOR THE PASSION

OUR 24/7 LIFESTYLE IS A RELATIONSHIP KILLER – We are online, on call and in demand – more often than not for others.  Emails, texts, phone calls and work requests can arrive at any time of the day. We don’t stop at 5pm to have our own life any more.

UNDER PRESSURE – Then there are the ‘normal’ stresses involving money, raising children and a seemingly hectic and relentless pace of needing to get things done.

CHANGING YOUR LIFE (AND RELATIONSHIP) FOR THE BETTER – Dr Hall presented ‘Great Sex In A Loving Relationship’ at Sexpo’s S.H.A.R.E Seminars (Sexual Health and Relationship Education).  Dr Hall is an energetic and humourous presenter who delivers practical and well-researched information, drawing from her 35-years of experience as a professional therapist.

WORLD FIRST – MOTHER & DAUGHTER ‘SEXPERTS’ – In what may well be a Mother & Daughter ‘world first’ Dr Hall’s daughter, PamElla, also spoke at the S.H.A.R.E Seminars  PamElla is a practicing Tantra Coach, helping men, women and couples to find greater fulfilment in their lives.  Both Dr Janet and PamElla are available for interview.

Sexpo Melbourne www.sexpo.com.au
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What Is a Sex Headache?

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On a more serious note, however, a sex headache can be a warning of something much more sinister going on. Any sexual activity can trigger sex headaches. The exact prevalence in not known, although it is more common in women than in men.

SEX HEADACHE TYPES

There are two types of sex headaches – the pre-orgasmic and the orgasmic headache.  Neuroimaging is needed to distinguish primary, benign causes of a sexual headache from secondary, potentially life-threatening causes.

SEX HEADACHE CAUSES

Abrupt-onset and slow-to-build sex headaches can be primary headache disorders not associated with any underlying condition. However, sex headaches associated with loss of consciousness, vomiting, stiff neck, other neurological symptoms and severe pain lasting more than 24 hours are more likely to be due to an underlying cause including:

  • A widening or bubble in the wall of an artery inside your head (intracranial aneurysm).
  • An abnormal connection between arteries and veins in the brain (arteriovenous malformation) that bleeds into the spinal fluid-filled space in and around the brain.
  • Bleeding into the wall of an artery leading to the brain (dissection).
  • Stroke.
  • Coronary artery disease.
  • Use of some medications, such as birth control pills.
  • Inflammation from certain infections.

Several theories have been put forth to explain the underlying mechanism of a primary sexual headache. The leading explanation involves exertion leading to a sudden increase in intracranial pressure or an inappropriate reaction in the cerebral vasculature. Neural hypersensitivity, similar to a migraine, may also play a role.

PRIMARY SEXUAL HEADACHES

There are two subtypes of primary sexual headache:

  • Early sexual activity: usually of short duration and moderately severe. It is a tight, cramping, dull pain, often intensifying as sexual excitement increases. It is thought to relate to excessive contraction of the head and neck musculature that occurs before orgasm.
  • Orgasmic: which is severe, comes on abruptly and occurs at the point of orgasm. Postponing orgasm can prevent a sex headache. It is the most common type of headache associated with sexual activity.

Primary sexual headache is not usually recurrent:

  • It may appear suddenly, last for many months or years and stop abruptly.
  • It may occasionally occur on a regular basis for several months or, rarely, years.
  • Attacks may be intermittent and mild, or so severe as to scare the sufferer from attempting sex.

There appears to be a high comorbidity with a migraine, benign exertional headache and tension-type headache. The occurrence is not dependent on particular sexual habits. It most often occurs during sexual activity with the usual partner but also occurs during masturbation.

Risk factors include obesity, kneeling position during intercourse, the degree of sexual excitement, stress, history of a migraine and an exertion headache and a family history of a headache and arterial occlusive disease.

Pharmacological triggers may include marijuana, amyl nitrite, amfetamines, sildenafil and some anxiolytics.

Sensible actions to implement to avoid sex headaches include weight reduction, an increase in exercise, taking the passive role in intercourse and avoidance of drugs which act as trigger factors are all thought to be helpful.

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Disclaimer: The author’s own professional and personal knowledge, and opinion form the basis of this column. This information and opinion are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment of any manner. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health providers with any questions you may have regarding any medical condition and consult a qualified medical professional before beginning any nutritional program or exercise program. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on InShape News.


Dr Jan Highly Recommends Mindful Sex

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What is Mindful Sex?

Mindful sex requires open and honest discussion and agreement about both partners expectations. This needs frequent (say weekly) priority, so you are checking in with how it is feeling and how to make the sex even better.

It is just commonsense as well, to have occasional agreements to NOT have sex. The couple can work around busy work times or the woman’s hormones and menstrual period.

Then they can plan to have mindblowing sex as a transitional reward. This requires them to be creative and really plan for the enjoyment of intense sexual arousal and release.

The main factor is that each person must take responsibility for their own contribution to great sex as well as loving connection during the down times.

We can have it all when we put our minds to it!

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