Jessica is one of so many women who have been told, “You have such a pretty face, if you could only lose 50 pounds…”
Melissa experienced childhood sexual abuse and is dealing with its long-term impacts. She has a complicated pleasure response and is working on reframing how she views sex after abuse.
Lois carried shame into her adulthood due to childhood sexual abuse. As an adult, she found healing and had wonderful sex with her current husband, which has dwindled as they’ve gotten older.
Cathy dissociated from her body and felt huge shame as the result of childhood molestation. Today she advocates for all people to release shame and feel pleasure, regardless of their body shape and size.
Leah talks about healing from childhood messaging about her body and sexuality, learning to say “no”, and how women protect men’s feelings during heterosexual sex.
In these new solo episodes, Leah tells her own story. Today, she talks about confusing messages she got around sexuality as a child. Also: listener questions!
Jillian has a significant aversion to sex. Because she is actively searching for answers, Leah provides some gentle coaching and exercises.
Brianna grew up in the Baptist church where she learned that sex was sinful. In this first of a two-part episode, Brianna talks about her early relationships, meeting her husband, and how they recently began talking about exploring swinging
Tenisha is a practicing Christian who went through a period of intentional celibacy as an adult. In this conversation she talks about her early conversations in internet chat rooms, needing alcohol in order to have sex, her choice to become celibate at age 23, and the relationship she’s in now
Through her teens and early 20s, Sarah dated MUCH older men. She talks about the pressures she felt and how the power differentials in those relationships worked. She is now married to a man her own age and in the second half of the show we talk extensively about the physical difficulties she has with sex and how she and her husband work around them.