Juicy conversations on the transformative power of sex, pleasure, and embodied sexuality. Hosted by Morgan S. Taylor, specialist in women's sexuality and the founder of the Pathway to Pleasure Collective. Featuring special guest interviews with experts in the field of somatic sex education, sex therapy, and sacred sexuality.
Though we all come from sex, seldom do we connect the journey of conception, pregnancy and birth with it's ertoic--dare we say orgasmic?- origins. Join me in today's interview with Katie Spataro of Sacred Womb Services where we will be exploring how birth and orgasm are in fact the same process, what birth work has to do with sex work, and what it means to enter the sacred womb.
When you hear the word “seduction” you may immediately get images of some suave guy at a bar trying out his latest pickup lines on the nearest female or an image of some scantily clad woman playing strip tease to the hot guy across the room with her eyes. Seduction, in other words, is often synonymous with sexual “manipulation”.
But what if there were an entirely new way understanding of seduction? One that has nothing to do with pickup artists or master sexual manipulators (or bars!)
What if we understood seduction as our innate capacity to access desire and pleasure within our very own bodies and as a pathway to navigating erotic connection with another? (And nothing at all to do with fake pickup lines or false eyelashes?)
When we come to understand seduction by this definition, we gain greater access to our ability to:
Create deeper intimacy in our relationships
Create emotional safety
Understand how our past lives on in our bodies and what to do to resolve negative memories and emotions for good.
Share our sexual fantasies with our partners in a way that feels safe for us to do so.
From this perspective, seduction becomes an ongoing practice of learning to slow down, of learning how to re-connect deeply with our own bodies, of becoming radically present to exactly what is happening in in the here and now. It is an art of becoming more and more present. And in becoming more present we gain access to greater and greater amounts of pleasure, connection, intimacy and love.
Seduction is ultimately the art of knowing ourselves more deeply and learning to share ourselves more authentically with another (this is a far cry from manipulation!)
In this weeks episode of the Sex Talk Cafe I have the pleasure to introduce you to my dear friend and colleague Peter Craig, MA, LPC-Intern. Peter will be sharing with us more about this erotic art of seduction and how you can gain access to more pleasure in your own life when you learn the skillful art of presence and awareness.
Over the past two decades the removal of pubic hair has turned into a national craze, with Brazilian waxing studios cropping up on every street corner like weeds. Women are by far the biggest consumers of this hair removal trend but men have also increasingly started to partake in the fun, with 84% of women and 50% of men in the United States reporting some sort of pubic hair grooming ritual ranging from minor pruning to complete deforestation.
But when did we begin relating to our pubic hair as though it were weeds to be plucked, pulled, eradicated and annihilated from the human body?And what if there are some very good reasons to stop the deforestation and keep the bush?
In this podcast episode I will share with you the history of the women's hair removal fad including its associations with capitalism and the patriarchy, and share with you 8 compelling reasons why you might just want to keep that fluffy muffy intact.
What is the Sacred Root? And why is connecting with this part of our body through healing touch so important to our overall health? Find out in today's interview with Melissa Davison (formerly Melissa Mango). Melissa is a somatic sex educator and certified clinical hypnotherapist who is on a mission to help others experience a healthy, passionate and shame free sex life, free of mental blockages, fear and religious or cultural stigma and programs. Get in on our juicy conversation on what the field of somatic sex education has to offer us in moving beyond just talking about a problem by entering the realm of pleasure and consensual touch.
One of the practices I recommend for nearly all of my clients across the board is the self-pleasure practice. Also referred to as mindful erotic practice, the art of skillful self-pleasure is one of the most valuable and effective tools for awakening and expanding our sensual capacity (that is the ability to feel more and more sensation in the body) as well as the path to igniting our sexual arousal and activating desire.
In this podcast you will learn:
· WHY you should care about self-pleasure!
· Why NOT being in a relationship makes it easier and even more important to have a regular practice.
· What does neuroplasticity have to do with pleasure and arousal?
· Why our brains are not trained to automatically notice pleasure.
· How to use self- pleasure to release negative emotions, increase orgasmic capacity and re-wire the body and brain.
· Self-pleasure tips and a simple structure to help you get started with your own practice.
How to overcome the common obstacles to cultivating your own self-pleasure practice.
Think you have low sexual desire or low libido? Or do your think your partner's sex drive is too high (or too low)? Does this cause all kinds of challenges in your relationship? Desire discrepancy is one of the most common challenges I work with in my sex therapy practice. More often than not it is women who have been labeled as not being as sexual as men, or as having the "lower desire". And women have been labeled as sexually dysfunctional because of it. But the truth is that there is more than one way to get the flames of desire going . In this episode I share with you the two forms of desire and how they are different. When you understand how your desire actually works you will learn you are not dysfunctional at all, and that the idea of "low desire" is merely another myth of women's sexuality. Now you can stop just waiting for "the mood" to strike and take control over your libido once and for all.
Welcome to the Sex Talk Café. A podcast about the transformative and healing power of sex, pleasure and embodied sexuality. I am your host Morgan Susan. Taylor. I am a sex therapist and specialist in women’s sexuality and the founder of the Pathway to Pleasure Collective where I am passionate about normalizing the conversation on sexuality while building a bridge between the sexual and spiritual.
I created the Sex Talk Café as place for you to learn from myself and other experts in the field of somatic sex education, sex therapy, and sacred sexuality so that you can remove the mystery from sex, release guilt and shame, and learn to live a sexually empowered life filled with more confidence, connection, intimacy and love.