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Asking for Myself

Asking for Myself

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tabú presents, Asking for Myself—a podcast where we peel back the layers of sexual wellness and dive into ‘taboo’ territory. Join me, Mia Davis, as I explore the realms of sexuality and mental health with renowned sexologists, educators, therapists, influencers, and a few of my unsuspecting friends.

Together, let’s navigate the topics you’re too afraid to talk about. 🙊

For more unlearning, head to talktabu.com and follow us at instagram.com/asking4myself. It’s time to start asking for YOURSELF.
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What do I need to know about pregnancy and childbirth? feat. April Davis of The Vagina Blog
Welcome back to Asking for Myself, where I ask all the questions you're too afraid to. In this episode, I am joined by April Davis of The Vagina Blog (@thevaginablog) to discuss all things vaginas. We exactly did we talk about? Feeling empowered and advocating for yourself as a patient Birth control and reproductive healthcare shaming What to expect when you're not expecting, but you know, also when you are expecting What a doula is and how it's different than a midwife (and, how to find the right fit for your birth needs) How to recognize when something's going wrong during childbirth and what your options are in the moment Epidurals and if they're necessary Body image and sexuality postpartum and during pregnancy How the partner of a pregnant person can feel more included in the process and embrace their partner's evolving body  How to become more comfortable naked and taking sexy photos This conversation is not for the faint of heart, but wow was it super eye-opening for me! Let's get into it. This episode is brought to you in part by ONE® Condoms. ONE products are uniquely designed for safe, healthy, enjoyable sex. With myONE® Perfect Fit, you have more than 60 sizes to choose from. Find your perfect fit and get 15% off using code TalkTabu. There's more? But, of course. We're back at it again with our amazing partners in sexual play and wellness, Honey Play Box. Get 25% off your purchase with code TALKTABU (+ other goodies you'll love). Today's magical find? Honey Play Box's ✨ Kong✨  Get your pleasure on! Ready to start #AskingForYourself? Join us on Instagram @asking4myself!
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what is it like to be a therapist on Instagram? feat. Amanda White + Todd Baratz
Welcome back to Asking for Myself, where I ask all the questions you're too afraid to. In this episode, I am joined by Amanda White, LPC (@therapyforwomen) and Todd Baratz, LMHC (@yourdiagnonsense) to discuss what it's like to be a therapist on Instagram. We cover quite a lot of territory. Such as, you might be asking?     Balancing the personal with the professional Establishing boundaries with your followers The responsibility of mental health professionals to set an example and publish reliable, trustworthy, accurate content — is there an added expectation or obligation? Building anti-racism into your life and practice as a White clinician Navigating titles and credentials on Instagram — how to know who is "legit" Tips for creating content that is personally fulfilling and beneficial to your audience Mental health challenges that come along with using Instagram as part of your business model Pretty saucy stuff. Let's get into it!   This episode is brought to you in part by Awkward Essentials, personal solutions for hella personal problems. Check out dripstick, their after-sex cleanup sponge that broke the Internet at awkwardessentials.com! There's more? But, of course. We're back at it again with our amazing partners in sexual play and wellness, Honey Play Box. Get 25% off your purchase with code TALKTABU (+ other goodies you'll love). Today's magical find? Honey Play Box's ✨ Radiant ✨  Get your pleasure on! Ready to start #AskingForYourself? Join us on Instagram @asking4myself!
01:15:38
June 8, 2021
how does non-monogamy work and is it right for me? feat. Jo Encarnacion + Gabrielle Smith
Welcome back to Asking for Myself, where I ask all the questions you're too afraid to. In this episode, I am joined by Jo Encarnacion aka @gofitjo and Gabrielle Smith to discuss all things polyamory and ethical non-monogamy. What exactly do we talk about?   Defining ethical non-monogamy — what is it? Are polyamory and ENM the same thing? What does "ethical" mean? How to explore non-monogamy and how to know if it's right for you The relationship escalator and how to hop off if it's not working for you Opening up conversations about jealousy and other fears/insecurities with your partner(s) Values and practices of ethical non-monogamy that can benefit monogamous relationships Sex-positive parenting and how to talk about ethical non-monogamy with your kids Yes, we cover a lot of tabú territory! Let's get into it. This episode is brought to you in part by #open, the polyamorous dating app for couples and singles who embrace ethical non-monogamy—from polyamory to threesomes, kinky dates, and more. #open is dating, updated. Download #open on the App Store or Google Play Store today!    That's right! We're back at it again with our amazing partners in sexual play and wellness, Honey Play Box. Get 25% off your purchase with code TALKTABU (+ other goodies you'll love). Today's magical find? ✨ The Explosive ✨  Get your pleasure on! Ready to start #AskingForYourself? Join us on Instagram @asking4myself!
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April 12, 2021
are orgasms necessary for good sex? feat. Portia Brown + Celine Manning
Welcome to the first episode of Asking for Myself, where I ask all the questions you're too afraid to. In this episode, I am joined by Portia Brown, the Founder of Froetic Sexology, and Celine Manning aka Coach Baddie, the CEO of Sex With Baddies. Trust me, you are in for a serious treat with all the gems dropped this episode! Some of the topics we cover:  How growing up with religion can impact your sexuality  When sex is "over" and how you can keep it going if you want to  Why the orgasm gap (people with vulvas experiencing fewer orgasms than people with penises) exists and what we can do to close it   How to find the clitoris (where it at tho?)  The benefits of masturbation  Why the best sex is "selfish" sex  How to gain confidence in the bedroom (and elsewhere in your life)  What might be going on and what you can do if you simply can't orgasm  Overcoming distractions and insecurities during sex Yes, we cover a lot of tabú territory! Let's get into it. This episode is brought to you in part by Lorals, the world's first oral sex panties. Lorals gives you the power to LoveOralAlways. Use code TABU for 15% off your first purchase!  What's that? Another amazing sponsor? Shout out to our partners in sexual play and wellness, Honey Play Box. Get 25% off your purchase (+ other goodies you'll love) with code TALKTABU. Today's magical Sex Toy Fairy 🧚‍♀ find? ✨ The Crave ✨ Get your pleasure on!   For more unlearning, check out talktabu.com and follow us on Instagram! Are you a mental health or sexuality professional? Join our Tabu Wellness community!
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