Do you hate Valentine's Day? Well, you will after this episode! Ok, maybe that's not true. Hopefully you'll have some resolve, if nothing else. Some of us, here at Family Affairs, aren't huge fans of Valentine's Day. Whether you can't wait to get flowers in front of your coworkers, or you'll spend another lonely evening masturbating with your own tears, you should definitely join us for a HILARIOUS panel discussion with some of our favorite relationship experts, Indigo Stray Conger, Matt LeBauer, and Lisa Thomas.
Come, learn about the bloody origins of the holiday, with Indigo's gold-star worthy history reporting. Come, strategize your defiance of the cliches with Matt's aggressive and unapologetic boundary-setting. Come, take notes on Lisa's effortless, fairytale marriage. And if that doesn't do it for you, Ben's bitter, doughy, middle-aged dick jokes never disappoint - or at least, remind you that things could be worse. Come, join the Family Affairs gang for a fun - if not cynical - take on the holiday designed to shame the lonely and horny alike.
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More people are dying of opioid abuse and accidental overdose than ever before. It's an epidemic that doesn't discriminate. Opioid addiction has nothing to do with race or class, age or gender. Prescription drug abuse is widespread and - along with opioid abuse - it's killing more Americans than auto accidents. Join us for a serious, but enjoyable, conversation with Kevin Petersen, a licensed therapist who specializes in working with families of substance abusers. This is an important topic and we all need to be informed. You might even know someone personally who needs help.
Visit Kevin's Website Here
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From politicians to actors to hollywood executives, people are getting called-out for sexual misconduct by the dozens. While it's not totally surprising to learn that people in power abuse that power - it's not even surprising to regularly hear stories of men behaving badly, even assaulting women, sexually. Perhaps the most troubling thing about these recent reports of sexual misconduct and assault - in addition to the horrors that are those two things, already - are that they involve some of our favorite and generally well-respected public figures - and we're likely just seeing the tip of the iceberg.
No reasonable person would argue that sexual assault, aggression, or unwelcome lewd conversation and behavior are wrong. What is helpful to understand, however, is what is being violated - fundamentally - in these situations. In order to be more aware of our own behaviors and to respect the boundaries of others, we need to identify the basic rules of social etiquette and maybe more importantly: understand our obligation to ourselves to set and maintain boundaries
Join guest, Matt LeBauer, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and expert in boundaries and consent, for a REALLY IMPORTANT conversation that is not only topical, but fundamental to humanity and morality.
Loneliness is a living version of death.
Matt cites Love's Executioner by Irvin Yalom in exploring loneliness and ultimately fear of death as being the root causes of poor boundaries and unwillingness to disappoint others.
Where can someone start to understand Feminism? Read Bell Hooks, here.
Contact Matt on his website, here.
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Sex is an important part of relationships - maybe the most important, depending on who you ask. It's also the most common point of contention in relationship therapy. While it's totally normal for libido to ebb and flow as we age and cope with a number of stress variables, it's also totally normal to feel frustrated with the amount of sex we're having. And any relationship coach or therapist worth their hourly rate will tell you, you absolutely don't have to accept low libido as a fact of life.
In this episode, we talk to Family Affairs regular, and libido expert, Indigo Stray Conger. Indigo shares several stories of libido issues she has worked through with clients, as well as tips for better communication around arousal and how to restore a strong libido, once it starts to wane.
Join us for a fun and candid conversation and save your sex drive, people!
Check out The Three Minute Game on Betty Martin's site.
Give Indigo a visit on her site, too.
You can find Lisa Thomas, here.
Interested in recording a podcast or audiobook of your own? Check out smART Studio for the best rates and highest quality standards under the same roof.
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Tis the season for gridlock, office parties, impossible expectations, overeating, depleted savings, and self-righteous relatives who have no business discussing politics. The good news is, you're going to listen to this show and it's going to make you laugh about this stressful time of year, while arming you with invaluable tactics for coping with stress and expectations. Join host, Ben Robbins, for a round-table discussion with licensed experts Lisa Thomas, Indigo Stray Conger and Matthew LeBauer and SURVIVE THE HOLIDAYS!
If you have any experience at all, online dating, you've come across this phrase. Maybe you're someone who gets regularly propositioned for no-strings-attached (NSA) sex and you need to weed those people out. Maybe you're middle-aged, coming off a long-term-relationship and it's been so long since you dated, you didn't realize "hookups" are a thing and thought for a minute that a lot of people are really opposed to sex. Ok, now I'm sounding old.
We can talk all day about what life was like before the internet and smart phones, but you'll be hard-pressed to convince me that there's any bigger contribution to society than online dating, and the ease with which one can have a legal, consensual, romantic encounter.
The unfortunate side-effect of streamlined sexual encounters, is a loss of effort and etiquette in the process. Basically, you can arrange to have sex with someone, without all of that pesky courtship and "being a decent human being" stuff. Welcome to hookup culture.
We were very fortunate to go straight to the source on this topic, interviewing Dr. Lisa Wade. Dr. Wade is a college professor and researcher at Occidental College, specializing in studying the habits around sex and relationships, among young adults. Join host, Ben Robbins, and Licensed Sex Therapist, Lisa Thomas, for a fun and candid interview with one of the foremost experts on hookup culture and learn what it is, why it's so common, and why it's a problem.
Relax, it's just a hookup.
You can buy Dr. Wade's book, American Hookup: The New Culture of Sex on Campus, here
Check out the "Just Sex" episode of Hidden Brain (an NPR podcast that can also be found on their website, here)
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EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.
It's a specific form of psychological therapy that aims to rewire your brain's processing of traumatic events. EMDR has become increasingly popular in recent years and has gained acceptance throughout the Psychology and Counseling worlds.
Having originated as a treatment for soldiers suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), EMDR is more widely practiced now as an effective treatment for sexual assault trauma, grief, and other traumatic memories.
Licensed Sex Therapist and EMDR Practitioner, Denise Onofrey, is an expert in this type of treatment. We were so lucky to have her on the show, to gain a better understanding of the process, the science behind it, and to hear some success stories from her personal experiences practicing EMDR professionally.
Whether you know someone who could use help overcoming psychological trauma, you could use help yourself, or you just want to explore a new and exciting niche in the world of psychotherapy, this show will offer valuable insight at resources.
Check out Denise's website My Relationship Strategist
Buy her book Your Relationship with You
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Save Your Sex Life!
Eeeek! My partner wants to do gross things in bed! What if it hurts. What if I don't like it? What if I DO LIKE IT?! What if they leave me for someone else if I don't try the thing?
First of all, get ahold of yourself. You're an adult. You're being ridiculous. Second of all, just do it. Do the damn thing. Lean into it. Sound like good advice? Well, you might be surprised to find out that two of our bonafide sexperts agree that couples should compromise.
Special guest, and friend of the show Dr. Joe Kort joins us for a fun conversation about kink and relationships, and what's changed in the past decade.
Believe it or not, if you went to therapy with your partner ten years ago, and confessed your dirty sexual fantasies, it's entirely possible that the therapist would try to cure you of your perversions. Dr. Kort even wrote an article about it. Can you believe how much has changed? Well, if not, listen to this episode. Now, your therapist is more likely to side with the more perverted half of the relationship, than the more conservative one. Well, at least these two therapists are.
Check out Dr, Kort's website here.
You can preorder his latest book here
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Shame and Humiliation
We've talked about shame and humiliation before - you know, the fun kind? This is a show about the other kind of sexual shame: the kind that leads to people doing the other fun, weird stuff we've discussed in the past. This is about real shame - emotional baggage shame. You don't have to have grown up with strong religious influence to understand sexual embarrassment and discomfort. It's as much a function of puritanical cultural values as it is specifically religious.
Most people have beliefs and judgments about sex and the importance of purity that are rooted in misogyny and original sin. Having spent twelve years in Catholic school, I have a well-established relationship with guilt and embarrassment around sex. Why is this such a common experience, it's almost a cliche? The major religions have a lot in common when it comes to sex and the need to control people's sexual behaviors - from who they have sex with, to how and when. But, there's plenty of positive religious teaching around sex, as well.
On this episode, we're discussing all things sex and religions with expert, Kristin Hodson. Kristin is a practicing mormon who specializes in providing sex therapy and education in religious communities. (Be sure to check out her website) She's a leader in her field and a great interview guest. Join us for an eye-opening conversation about the conflicts and inherent dilemmas people face where sex therapy and traditional family values collide.
Be sure to check out her website
Kristin also coauthored The Real Intimacy, A Couple's Guide to Healthy Genuine Sexuality.
Here's a link to the RISK! podcast cuz I think it's really great and everyone should listen to it (also we reference it in the interview)
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Let's talk about [anal] sex!
See what I did there? I made it seem like I was embarrassed to say "anal" because I actually am. It's one thing to talk about sex ALL THE DAMN TIME, but as soon as butts come into the equation, people get squeamish. So, let's get it out of the way: Butts are for pooping. There - are you happy?!
So, according to some statistics from some website that claims to have looked into it, 42% of men and 36% of women have tried anal sex. Who knows how scientific that is. Let's just say a lot of people have had anal sex. It's not just a gay thing. It's not just a Greek thing - "Greek-style" is synonymous with anal sex; don't @ me!
So, people have been doin' it in the butt FOREVER. There's so much historical evidence (especially in ancient Greece) of men and women participating in anal sex. It's even believed they didn't associate it with homosexuality, at all. We also have examples of anal penetration in historical asian art, where men are often depicted having anal sex with much younger men. But historical precedence aside, there's some simple physical adjacency that implies evolutionary science is pretty much ok with anal. They're right next to each other!
I like to call it "The Lord's Plan B". Seriously, guys, she/he put one hole that feels good for penises right next to another hole that feels good for penises, but has different consequences. One can make you pregnant and the other will just make you wince in pain - or not. This is maybe a good time to address the pain issue. Anal sex should not hurt. It does take some getting used to, but this idea that it's about enduring punishment is bogus. Double thumbs-down to the "painal" category on PornHub. In fact, don't ever consult pornography for any advice on anal sex. Those are professional actors with size twelve assholes.
Ask the experts
Here's what I know: some people like doing butt stuff. Some people don't. Some people are indifferent, or they save it for special occasions. Some people haven't tried it but they're curios because they have that one friend who talks about how great it is, every time she drinks red wine. Some people think its gross because butts are dirty. Some people think it's morally wrong. Some people think if you like butts, you're gay. Does that help? I didn't think so. Let's ask a real expert.
Carlyle Jansen is a bonafide butt SEXPERT. That's why we called her. If you've read this far, you're probably dying for a professional take on anal sex. Well, don't worry. You'll get one - and a bunch of amateurish dick-jokes too, courtesy of yours truly. We asked her to come on the show because she's a well-known sex educator who literally wrote the book on anal sex. (Check out Anal Sex Basics for even more butt sex fun.) She has a great website too, where you're sure to find something naughty and educational. Carlyle covers everything from the taboo of anal and the appeal, to practical tips ("just the tip" is a good place to start) and even share some great resources. And if you're a guy who's interested in the benefits of a healthy prostate, check out the aneros prostate massager - even if it is just clever branding of a buttplug to ease your latent homophobia.
Welp, that about does it. Thanks for reading this. Leave comments below and give us a five-star review on itunes if you like buttstuff!
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How do you deal with cheating?
A letter from a listener sparked this conversation (which turned into a whole show) about infidelity. Cheating is the oldest and most challenging story in the sex and relationship book. Anyone who has experienced it first hand - or been witness to infidelity in others' relationships - knows just how painful it can be. Ultimately it's about jealousy.
Special guest, Indigo Stray-Conger notes that jealousy is a totally worthless emotion, that we're all born with. Why are we jealous? Why does infidelity hurt so bad? Why do we feel ashamed both as cheaters and victims of cheaters? Most importantly: What should we do about infidelity? Many feel that it's a deal-breaker - that there can be no forgiveness. Others are more willing to look into the reasons it happened and weigh the behavior against the relationship's potential to be salvaged.
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What is Ageplay
Ageplay (sometimes "Age Play" or "Age-play") generally refers to sexual role play where someone pretends they're a different age, but it's important to note, it's not always sexual. "Who's your daddy" is probably the most common introduction to age play. Even if it's not your go-to for sexy talk, I'm going to assume most sexually active adults are familiar with the cliche. By the way, who ever decided that was sexy, and why do so many people agree? I would love to know how many people just go with it - neither party knowing exactly why, or whether they like it, but just because "that's' what you do".
Here's what Wikipedia says about age play:
Ageplay is roleplaying between adults, and involves consent from all parties. Ageplay can be sexual or non-sexual, it all depends on what people agree to within their relationship. Portraying any age can be the goal of ageplay, from babies, to the elderly. Usually this involves someone pretending to be younger than they actually are, but more rarely can involve assuming an older role. More here.
Whether a person is pretending to be younger or older, play style might include different vocabulary, clothing, and behaviors. Sometimes Ageplay can actually become more about regressive behavior and less about sexual role play. This is often the case with Adult Baby Diaper Lovers (ABDL) who aren't necessarily even playing in a sexual context. Many ABDL enthusiasts enjoy the feeling of being coddled and cared-for like a child. It can be as much about love and nurturing as sex and power dynamics - which might not show up at all. Sometimes ABDL is all about the fetishizing the physical elements of infancy: diapers, onesies, toys and stuffed animals.
Is this about incest or pedophilia?
This is probably the first point of discomfort for a lot of people when it comes to ageplay. Are we talking about pretending to have sex with children? Sometimes, yes. "Pretending" however is the operative word. It's only incest if you're having sex with a blood relative and it's only pedophilia if you're having sex with a minor child. Whew! I'm glad that's out of the way. It's important to remember that we're talking about consensual role play - whether it's sexual or not - between adults. In this case, those adults are pretending to be someone else, of a different age and likely personality type, race, profession, demographic, etc.
It has been noted that sometimes daddy / boy and daddy / girl dynamics can be related to past trauma. Sometimes reenacting past trauma can be therapeutic and beneficial to sexual abuse victims. For more on this topic, check out episode 27 of Family Affairs "What's Your Kink" with Dr. Joe Kort.
Generally, however, "Call Me Daddy," isn't about incest or abuse. It's usually just a formal power exchange, like "You're in charge of the sex, Big Man." (or woman, etc...please don't make me spell out all of the variations on this in an effort to be totally inclusive. You get it.)
Let's talk about our guest.
Dr. Rhoda Lipscomb
You might recognize sex expert and friend of the show, Dr. Rhoda Lipscomb, from previous episodes on Swinging and Adult Baby Diaper Lovers.
She is an expert in Alternative Sexuality (among other things): LGBTQ issues, swinging, polyamory, BDSM, Kink, ABDL, Fetishes, Gender Identity and Cross Dressing. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, ASCH Certification in Clinical Hypnosis, Board Certified Clinical Sexologist and Board Certified Professional Counselor. More here.
Dr. Rhoda is very knowledgable and comfortable talking about this stuff. One of the things we love about her, is how much better we feel after discussing challenging topics with her. She's a master of balancing knowledge with empathy and non-judgment.
Check out her website and schedule a session!
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Sex Education with Isaac Cross
How often do you get free education? In this episode, Isaac Cross stops by the studio to share condensed versions of two classes he teaches at CAL Center For Alternative Lifestyles. Isaac is the founder of CAL, a Colorado organization committed to providing support for members of alternative lifestyle communities. He specializes in nontraditional relationships, kink, BDSM, and all flavors of LGBTQ identity.
(Note: This episode contains a wealth of information and helpful resources. Scroll to the bottom for links.)
Different styles of relationships
Isaac is well-versed in nonmonogamy (sometimes spelled "non-monogamy" or "non monogamy") and its various forms. Did you know there's a difference in Polyamory and Swinging, or that they aren't mutually exclusive? It's more than just semantics. If open relationships aren't your cup of tea - or aren't subversive enough - maybe you should consider Relationship Anarchy. (I hear gunshots and sirens every time I type that.) Relationship Anarchists are taking things so far as to say, "It's not just about questioning monogamy, it's about stripping all 'accepted' meaning from relationships."
Are you kinky? Do you like "kinky" sex? For non-kinky people, this probably means fuzzy handcuffs or doggystyle. For kinky people, this could mean literally anything. Isaac does a great job of describing the kink scene in broad strokes for those who are new to it, or just curious. We cover everything from definitions and terminology to what to expect when you visit a BDSM dungeon for the first time. Kink and BDSM are often stigmatized as paraphilia (or literal mental disorders) but are gaining recognition as simply a difference in taste, and not an actual indicator of incorrect of unacceptable behavior.
Say what you will about Fifty Shades of Grey, but it did bring kink and BDSM into the mainstream conversation about sexuality. It got a lot of people interested and many of those people are graduating from fuzzy handcuffs to impact play, rope bondage, needles and blood play, and various forms of pet play. All of these activities can be thrilling and packed with endorphins, but must be respected and practiced respectfully as well. There are real physical and psychological risks to many of these activities and some very basic education is all you need to practice safely. Isaac is here to give you that education. "Top-drop" and "sub-space" are among the more common emotional states resulting from BDSM activities. Listen and learn what to expect and how to manage those intense feelings following a scene.
Physical and Emotional Health
Think what you do in the bedroom stays in the bedroom? Unfortunately that's rarely the case. One thing to consider when you get involved with kink and BDSM is that rough play sometimes leaves a mark. In fact, many wear those bruises and rope burns like a badge of honor. Spend a few minutes on Fetlife (the Facebook for kinksters) if you don't believe me.
Yes, those bruises are a result of consensual rough play. No, your doctor doesn't always believe you when you tell her it was consensual. She definitely doesn't believe you when you make up a story about falling down several flights of stairs with an armful of bowling balls. Doctors are required by law to report abuse. You could find yourself in the middle of some domestic violence drama, without the domestic violence. If you have access to good bdsm or bondage education, your instructor might recommend you talk with your doctor about your lifestyle, ahead of time. If they're unable to accept it, find a new doctor. The same goes for mental healthcare.
Not all therapists and counselors are created equal. Many, in fact, are judgmental and disapproving of nontraditional relationships and sexuality. Therapists also have an obligation to report abuse. We may be slowly coming around as a society, when it comes to acceptance - or not.
Let's Talk about AIDS...
...with an HIV positive man and the person he has sex with. We talk about a lot of difficult subjects on this show. In fact, we even claim to be your resource for the conversations you're afraid to have. I have a confession, right of the bat: I am afraid to have this conversation. Well, technically I've already had the conversation, and it went really well.
HIV/AIDS is worst case scenario for most people. It was for our guest on this show, and then he learned how to manage the disease. He's overcome plenty of challenges, since being diagnosed over 20 years ago, but he's alive and well. He's happily married too. It was a pleasure listening to his story and to hear from his optimistic and very supportive partner, as well.
Here, Have Some Statistics
The folks at Family Affairs are sex and relationship experts. These guys at HIV.gov are HIV AIDS experts and they have the info we don't. Here's what they say:
More than 1.1 million people in the U.S. are living with HIV today, and 1 in 7 of them don’t know it.
An estimated 37,600 Americans became newly infected with HIV in 2014.
From 2008 to 2014, the estimated number of annual HIV infections in the U.S. declined 18%.
Gay and bisexual men, particularly young African American gay and bisexual men, are most affected.
Southern states bear the greatest burden of HIV, accounting for 50% of new infections in 2014.
In the jurisdictions where they could be estimateda, annual infections in all states decreased or remained stable from 2008-2014.
(These are just a few points from their VERY thorough website. We recommend you check it out here)
Looking for more?
If you want to read more on HIV/AIDS, we recommend AIDS Info
Let's NOT talk about sex, Mom.
Few things make most people more squeamish than talking about sex with their parents or their kids. It's common comedy fodder to explore the horrors of parental sexual activity. Whether it's walking in on some hot, geriatric love-making, or finding out at airport security that grandma travels with a vibrator, people really don't like to think about family members doing the deed.
As parents ourselves, the only thing worse than walking in on Mom and Dad is the thought of having a sick or pregnant child. Generally speaking, people would prefer their children steer clear of unwanted pregnancy and STIs. So why is it so hard to talk to our kids about sex? Chalk it up to latent conservatism and puritanical religious values, but most of us would rather not think about it. But, like it or not, its actually really important you're prepared for when and how to talk to your kids about sex.
Why is it important to talk to kids about sex?
Obviously there are the major impacts of pregnancy of sexual health. That's probably the first thing that comes to mind. Whether you believe in abstinence or responsible sex education, you're probably in agreement that you don't want your kids pregnant or getting someone else pregnant. It's probably a good idea for your kids to understand what exactly leads to pregnancy long before puberty. Kids are smart. Kids are exposed to the big bad world earlier than we think, and they're going to learn from someone, if not from their parents. Wouldn't you like to have that first chance at shaping their values to match your own?
Children are their own people. They're not just miniature versions of us. They're unique versions of us, and we're their primary resource for knowledge and judgment. I'll never forget seeing a condom in the park when I was about ten. I didn't know what it was, and my friend laughed at me. "That's what girls put in their pussies so they don't get pregnant," he eagerly explained. I went straight home and asked my mother about it. Thank god she set me straight on the mechanics of the whole ordeal, at the very least. As a devout Catholic, she didn't believe in condoms or premarital sex, but she did believe in her son not repeating asinine misinformation. We have a responsibility as parents to arm our children with as much information as possible, to prepare them for the cruel, hard world. We also have the responsibility of curating that information to so they're learning appropriately to their age.
What about sexual abuse?
While pregnancy and STIs are the first things to come to mind, there's another implication to early sex education: abuse. Lots of children are victims of sexual abuse - probably way more than you realize. It's a really scary thing for parents and we rarely associate it with education - or lack thereof. Sexual predators will happily exploit the naivety and innocence of children. We're taught to trust grown ups - especially teachers and coaches. When there's implied trust that comes with a title, it's easier to accept what that person is telling you is ok. Teaching children about sex is also teaching them about boundaries and inappropriate touch. Victims of sexual abuse rarely lie about it. ALWAYS listen to a child who describes suspicious contact with anyone.
Join us for a fun and VERY important conversation with Certified Child and Adolescent Counselor, Kari Weiler. Kari is an excellent resource for all things sex and parenting and parents talking about sex. She will make you feel better about having the conversation with your own children and will probably raise some concerns that you hadn't considered.
Contact Kari here for more information.
This is your brain. This is your brain on sex. This is your brain on Family Affairs - the podcast guaranteed to save your sex life - with brain sex expert, Nicole Gravagna! Today, we're talking orgasms, seizures, intimacy and erotic sex with a brain scientist. Ever wonder what happens in your brain when you have an orgasm? Do men's and women's brains look the same when they orgasm? Do men and women actually experience different KINDS of orgasms?! Can science justify kinky sex? Join us for a candid and brainy conversation about dirty sex stuff with a bonafide science expert (who may admit to enjoying sex, herself).
From Chaz Bono, to Caitlyn Jenner, to the political fight over which bathroom you're allowed to use, Transgender issues have become increasingly topical - to say the least. Recently, it was suggested by the President of The United States that transgender people are unfit to serve in the US Military. Why do people feel so strongly about this? Are we (the royal, human *we*) more transphobic than homophobic? Maybe I'm showing my ignorance by saying this, but why is this such an uncomfortable topic for many of us? I consider myself progressive and non-judgmental, but this is an area where I have little experience and I just don't even know where to start - which is exactly why it's an important discussion. Join us for an interview with Dr. Kristie Overstreet. She is a clinical sexologist and psychotherapist specializing in transgender issues. (She's kind of a big deal when it comes to this stuff and you should definitely check out here website here) Dr. Overstreet answers all of our difficult and embarrassing questions and does a great job of evoking empathy around this difficult topic. Join us for a fun and candid interview and find out how you can act like a decent human being and show some sensitivity and respect to people who are just a tiny bit different from you. Let's start by losing the word "tranny".
My Mom's a Sex Worker!
Do you remember when you were just an average high school teenager, growing up with a single parent who was a sex worker? Can you even imagine what that would be like? Well, lucky for you, you don't have to imagine. We're going to talk all about it in this wonderful, candid, and very human interview with a 16 year old girl and her sex-worker mother. You'll be shocked at how open an honest they are with each other and how that affects their relationship. Learn first hand from our guests how modern, sex-positive parenting looks and weigh the benefits for yourself.
Infertility? Low Libido? Get Poked!
Have you heard of acupuncture? Have you ever done acupuncture? There's no question it has become increasingly popular, in recent years, for treating physical and psychological ailments alike. It's has even gained acceptance among practitioners of western medicine for its proven healing capabilities.
Does acupuncture really work?
Yes. Next question. (While the jury is still out on how or why it works, the benefits of acupuncture are well documented, and there's little doubt that it is beneficial to patients.)
Who and what is acupuncture for?
Everyone and everything. Ok, I don't know that for sure, but if I were a gambling man, I'd bet you can find an acupuncture treatment for whatever ails you. This is a show about sex and relationships so we're interested in how acupuncture is used in that arena. The topic: Fertility and Libido. It's no secret that acupuncture can help couples struggling with fertility. We're talking to renown Denver Acupuncturist, Debra Kuhn, who specializes in acupuncture and other eastern medicine therapies for libido and fertility (among other things). Join us for a fun and candid conversation about how acupuncture can help you and save your sex life.
About Our Guest
Debra Kuhn Gerson, L. Ac., Dipl. OM, FABORM, is a leading authority in women’s health, wellness, and fertility. As the founder of one of Colorado’s largest wellness centers, Botanica Wellness Sanctuary, she has counseled thousands of women on how to lead healthier and more fulfilling lives. Her mission is to educate, empower, and inspire women to achieve their maximum health, wellness, and fertility potential using a combination of Eastern and Integrative medicine.
Contact Debra Here!
What's proper etiquette for flirting? How do you communicate your romantic interest in a person and avoid the friendzone? Stick with us, kid. We'll show you the ropes.