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  • "Passion" turns 17 years old!

    Wow. I can hardly believe that this much time has flown by.  More importantly, I still love every minute of every show.  I feel blessed, honored and privileged to be able to talk to listeners night after night about a topic that everyone thinks about, but few open up about.  Over the years, I have received thousands of questions from listeners about all kinds of sexual difficulties or relationship issues.  I am grateful that people have the opportunity to get information in an anonymous fashion, and they have a space to discuss sometimes very delicate issues.  I realize that many topics I discuss, few people can relate to.  However, this is the beauty of sexual diversity.  By discussing sexual practices that some people find “weird” we bring into the open and out of the closet, people’s preferences.  I hope that this leads us to accept people for who they are and what they do (as long as it’s safe, legal and consensual of course). We don’t have to agree, but we do have to give a voice to all. As we enter into our 18th year, I hope you will send me your ideas about topics or segments you would like to hear more about.  Finally, I want to take this opportunity to thank all of my listeners for their support and loyalty.  Without you, clearly I would not be here. Read More
  • Addicted to Love?

    Could you be addicted to LOVE?  Those who are such “addicts” seek the passion felt at the beginning of relationships.  They actually confuse love with LUST. Beware if you fall in love too fast and too often.  Don’t get me wrong, falling in love is a wonderful, beautiful feeling, but when it happens too often it may do harm to your self esteem and your emotional wellbeing. Some people who fall in love quickly may feel that they don’t deserve all that much and the result is a frequent broken heart.  Others are simply hopeless romantics who are in search of the “perfect” person/romance (which frankly does not exist).  In both cases, you may end up giving and doing too much too soon, scaring away a partner.  Fulfilling relationships are much more about what happens weeks, months and years after the initial honeymoon phase of a new relationship, rather than just the experience of falling in love. Take a look in the mirror.  Ask yourself if there is a pattern to your dating/relationship experiences.  Ask yourself if you have felt loved, secure and fulfilled.  If not, it may be time to sit with a therapist to help you figure out the WHY and to learn about HOW to have healthy relationships. Read More
  • A male contraceptive pill--is it just around the corner?

    For as long as I can remember, there has been talk about the development of a male contraceptive pill. It seems to always be just a few years away from being on the market. So where the heck is it? With all of the medical advances we have seen, no one has come up with one yet?? According to a recent WebMD post on the subject, there are several reasons why it seems so complicated: men produce sperm continuously (unlike the monthly cylce of women); the medication needs to make it reversible; there are side effects, and funding seems to be difficult to obtain. I would also like to add that many women would still want to control their own fertility and may not "trust" her guy to remember to take his pill (at least that is what women who I have asked have expressed to me). Nevertheless,it seems there are 5 or 6 methods of contraception being tested at this time. The more things change, the more they stay the same! Stay tuned...maybe in another 10 years we will have a viable option for male birth control other than condoms and vasectomies (hmmm, where have I heard that before?) Read More

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Email Dr.Laurie at: laurie.betito@cjad.com
 

Need a little Passion in your love life? Dr. Laurie Betito takes your intimate calls about love, sex and relationships, weeknights at 10:00pm on PASSION.

Dr. Laurie is a Clinical psychologist with a specialty in sexuality in private practice. She joined the Standard Radio family about 22 years ago when she co-hosted a show on MIX 96 called “The Loveline”.  She joined CJAD 800 over 12 years ago with her own nightly talk show. Montrealers have been getting the best sex-ed ever since.  Passion is the only show of its kind. Each night she takes on a different issue facing couples, singles, and teens, plus she is open to answering all of your questions about sex. From aphrodisiacs to zoophilia, Dr. Laurie covers all the bases.  She shies away from nothing. Some of her guests have included porn stars, lap dancers, and tantric sex instructors. But if it matters to you or your body, Dr. Laurie can make you feel comfortable talking about it... sexual dysfunction, infidelity, teen sex,  Dr. Laurie gives her advice on any problem troubling your heart. She offers her opinions on a wide range of topics. Tune in to Passion and get first hand experience. 

For more information about Dr. Laurie visit her web site: http://www.drlaurie.com/

 

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THIRTY 4PLAY FRIDAYS : Every Friday, Dr. Laurie is joined by professional football player, number 34, Ky Hebert for some edgy, fun talk about sex.

THE THERAPIST PANEL : Once month, Dr. Laurie invites several of her colleagues to discuss mental health and relationship issues, offering practical advice to listeners from various therapeutic approaches.
 
ALTERNATIVE SEXUALITY: On the first Wednesday of every month, Pierre and Catherine from www.bdsmcircle.com join me to discuss issues related to "kinky" sex.

SEX TRIVIA : Once a month we play a game of sexual trivia with your chance to win a great Passion Package 
         
LGBTQ : Once a month, we invite a panel of “experts” on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning issues that come to us from the youth and senior LGBTQ groups that are housed at the Beaconsfield United Church.
 
RELATIONSHIPS AND THE LAW : Maitre Linda Hammerschmid joins me once a month to answer all of your questions regarding family law (separation and divorce, custody issues, “common-law”, etc)
 
BEAUTY TIPS : Every month, Dr. Clifford Albert, family physician who specializes in cosmetic procedures (not plastic surgery), and is the Medical Director of the Canadian Institute for Laser Surgery, joins me to answer your questions.
   
THE BOY'S CLUB : Every month Passion gives equal time to the guys. Joining Dr. Laurie are various men (friends, colleagues, husbands of friends) of all ages. Together, we discuss all topics related to sex, dating, and relationships.
 
THE PASSION VIEW : Every month, Dr. Laurie is joined by her girlfriends (with regulars Dania Besnos and Maia Cooper) for an on air chat about everything and anything--related to sex and relationships of course!
 
DATING DILEMMAS : Reformed Seducer and Relationship Coach Frank Kermit (of www.franktalks.com) co-hosts Passion. Dr. Laurie and Frank discuss the dating dilemmas of "Singledom" and will address everything from first dates and first impressions to bad break ups and commitment problems.