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Episode Overview

On this episode of the Sexology Podcast I am joined by Dr. Ari Tuckman to discuss his specialties and findings around his research. One main topic we are looking at is ADHD as it relates to sex and intimacy.

When evaluating the dynamics between a couple where one deals with ADHD, we need to look at how this person interacts in the relationship. We also look at sexual eagerness. Some with ADHD may have increased sexual interest. Having someone more sexually interested and attuned can be a real strength in a relationship. The problem is when one is really into it and one isn’t. It can become another source of dissatisfaction.

If you have ADHD, you would think medication should be helpful to focus during sex. Although this is just in theory. We can’t make a sweeping recommendation that this is true. For most people, medication actually doesn’t have a benefit during sex. Ultimately, it’s about balance and having the right expectations. Other contributing factors to disconnect could be a parent child dynamic being a total sex killer as well as ADHD going undiagnosed. ADHD is at its worst when it’s not diagnosed or when it’s diagnosed and not really managed.


  • Differences in levels of satisfaction 
  • Finding in his book
  • Sex makes you a better person
  • Couples who make it work in relationships and in the bedroom
  • Impact ADHD has on sex and relationships
  • Working hard related to satisfaction
  • Resentment related to sex and ADHD
  • Working on your partners issues 
  • ADHD exacerbates problems that exist for any couple

About Dr. Nazanin Moali

Dr. Nazanin Moali is a clinical psychologist, sex expert, sexologist and sex therapist in the Los Angeles area. Dr. Moali has helped couples and individuals overcome sexual concerns, including pornography addiction. Dr. Moali hosts confidential consultation sessions for clients and potential clients in her Torrance and Hermosa Beach offices. You can also book a session with her online, via a secure video-counseling platform.

About Dr. Ari Tuckman

Dr. Ari Tuckman, PsyD, CST is an expert who has given more than 350 presentations across the world including the United States and 9 other countries. His fourth book, ADHD After Dark: Better Sex Life, Better Relationship, was just published and is the first to examine how ADHD impacts a couple’s sexual and relationship satisfaction and how to improve both.


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Sexology Podcast

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