What happens when a girl grows up in purity culture and gets married to the first boy who pays attention to her, just so she can have sex?
Tammy shares how American Jewish culture shaped her expectations and led her into situations that were unhealthy and even dangerous.
Episode 100! Ar Blia has been untangling early experiences of trauma, cultural beliefs, and confusing desires so she can explore her own pleasure.
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.
Danielle’s earliest sexual experiences were non-consensual and has impacted her in implicit, explicit, and confusing ways.
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.
Hope is trapped in a sexually repressive, emotionally abusive marriage shaped by the patriarchal traditions and relationship culture of her country of origin.
Jordan is a young mother of young children; she’s also a doula, and therefore all up in bodies and their business.
Tee is unhappily married, and unhappy with her sex life-like so many people. Also like too many, she experiences the lingering impacts of sexual assault.
Stephanie shares how childhood shame led to an eating disorder, which had a profound affect on her ability to relate with her sexuality and her sexual partners.