Dating while pregnant – Tammy
Tammy shares how American Jewish culture shaped her expectations and led her into situations that were unhealthy and even dangerous.
I want be pushed against the wall – Ar Blia
Episode 100! Ar Blia has been untangling early experiences of trauma, cultural beliefs, and confusing desires so she can explore her own pleasure.
Sex and Cerebral Palsy – Karin
Karin lives with cerebral palsy. She talks about learning to appreciate her body and seeing herself as worthy of pleasure.
Sex and the 7th Day Adventist Church – Chandra
Chandra grew up in the 7th Day Adventist church, which she says neither acknowledges nor teaches that consent exists for women.
I was afraid he would kill me – Gina
Gina had a history of acting out and questionable marriages. She is realizing she was groomed to be this way as a child, and it’s a trauma response to early assaults.
Not saying ‘no’ doesn’t mean ‘yes’ – Danielle
Danielle’s earliest sexual experiences were non-consensual and has impacted her in implicit, explicit, and confusing ways.
Orgasms aren’t the best part of sex – Christine
Christine participates in orgies, bondage, non-monogamy, skilled play partners, and sex-positive parties. She also experiences dissociation and OCD that impact her ability to orgasm.
I haven’t told my husband my fetishes – Vin
Vin married young. She started as a “good girl” and now enjoys an open and communicative sexual relationship with her husband.
I like to get tied up – Natalie
Natalie talks about how binge and purge eating behaviors have affected her experience of sex and her body. She also traded sex for lodging when she didn’t have steady housing.
Gender is a non-issue for me – Donya
Donya started getting sexual attention very young because her body developed early. After having a child and settling into the closest thing to commitment outside of marriage, she received a breast cancer diagnosis.