• 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
  • Are Quebecers really that kinky?

    A new study coming out of Quebec indicates that YES, we here seem to favour sexual activity that was once considered quite marginal. According to this study by Christian Joyal and Julie Carpentier, we Quebecers are interested in and have even tried "risque" behaviour. Read More

    Recently, I have had the privilege of speaking at various retirement residences about sex and aging, offering tips on how to keep the action going. One of the areas I focus on with this group, average age of 84 years young, is safe sex. Read More


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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. 

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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 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 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.