Biological sex differences have numerous and important implications for how we show up in relationships. Listen to today’s show to learn more about these differences and use this information to improve your relationship today!

In this episode with Dr. Stephen Furlich, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • How sex hormone levels influence communication and behavior
  • The structural differences between male and female brains and why you should understand them
  • How testosterone can hinder language abilities
  • Navigating conflict with an understanding of male and female biological differences
  • How men and women handle stress differently on a biological level
  • Why women have better intuition
  • And much more!

Dr. Stephen Furlich is the author of a breakthrough book, Sex Talk: How biological Sex Influences Gender Communication Differences Throughout Life’s Stages. He has taught and researched communication at the university level for over 20 years. He has taught a variety of communication courses with the main focus of better understanding oneself and others. Dr. Furlich has been an associate professor at Texas A & M University since 2018 and served as an assistant professor there for five years prior to that. He earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education, a Master of Arts in Communication Studies, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Texas Tech University. He resides in Commerce, Texas.

Sign up for our 14 Day Happy Couples Challenge here: 14 Day Happy Couples Challenge

Do you want to hear more on this topic? Continue the conversation on our Facebook Group here: Love Tribe


Foria is an innovative health and sexual wellness company that designs all-natural sexual intimacy products for women, people with vulvas, and the people who love them. Get 20% off your first order by visiting

Calm is the #1 app for sleep and meditation. Transform your life with just a few minutes a day. For listeners of the show, Calm is offering an exclusive offer of 40% off a Calm Premium subscription at

Spark My Relationship Course: Get $100 off our online course. Visit for our special offer just for our I Do Podcast listeners!

Episode Links

Buy the book: Sex Talk: How Biological Sex Influences Gender Communication Differences Throughout Life’s Stages

If you love this episode (and our podcast!), would you mind giving us a review in iTunes? It would mean the world to us and we promise it only takes a minute. Many thanks in advance! – Chase & Sarah