Brenda grew up in a “sex silent” household and transitioned right into purity culture. For a naturally highly sexual person, this spelled dysfunction and disaster.
Kay is our youngest guest yet, and she lets us in on how her generation is exploring sex differently because they’re the first with easy access to porn.
Caz is a disability advocate who has learned to accept and manage pain using kink play.
Tori grew up in Purity Culture, which taught her what she didn’t want—a life with far more shame than sex, compounded by firmly fixed instructions around gender.
Tammy grew up in a strict Jewish home. It shaped her early experiences around sex and marriage, and led her into situations that were unhealthy and downright dangerous.
Ar Blia has been untangling early experiences of trauma, limiting cultural beliefs, and confusing desires. Even within a conservative community, she has been able to find adventure, find herself, and find a partner who truly works for her.
Karin talks about living and loving with cerebral palsy. She is frank about planning, logistics, and how things like choice and vulnerability show up differently for her than for able-bodied people.
Chandra grew up in the 7th Day Adventist church, which she equates to a cult. She faults the church for neither acknowledging nor teaching that consent exists for women.
Gina grew up as a hot babe, the kind we’d all be jealous of. It took a long journey of sexual acting out and questionable marriages for her to realize that she was both groomed to be this way, and it’s a trauma response to early assaults.
Danielle is a therapist who admits to not always being as self-aware as she presents. Her earliest sexual experiences were non-consensual. She found healing within a happy marriage, then suffered a miscarriage with its own series of impacts.