Is it possible for cancer, chemotherapy and sex to co-exist? Yes. Yes, it is.
Not many people would even consider talking about sex and cancer and sadly it's one of those topics that doesn't receive much coverage.
Not many people who were living with cancer and undergoing treatment would consider talking about their experience let alone building resources to help those experiencing the life with cancer.
But then, not many people are like Tess Deveze, The Intimacy OT from ConnectAble Therapies.
You will find this episode very worthwhile and you may just stumble upon important information to help someone in your life too.
To download The Intimacy and Cancer Toolkit please visit www.connectabletherapies.com
You can watch Tess's videos via her YouTube Channel The Intimacy OT
And of course, you can tune in and subscribe to The Maven's Private Diaries on YouTube for more information, resources, products and information about sexuality.
I am pleased to announce our new partnership with Dave Wells, Clinical Sexologist, and The Spicy Boudoir.
Dave will be joining The Spicy Boudoir community to share his knowledge and wisdom about all things sexuality, with a focus on male sexuality, which sometimes tends to take a back seat.
To learn more about Dave and to engage his services please visit: https://davewellstherapies.com.au/
In this episode, I had the privilege to speak with two cast members from jessica drake's Wicked Guide to Senior Sex: Co-created with Joan Price.
I ask Bonnie and Joel what their motivation was for being in the film and what they hope people will learn.
We touch on many interesting topics in our chat, such as dry, male orgasms, swinging, squirting and more. We have a strong feeling that we'll be speaking with Bonnie and Joel again in the future and we certainly look forward to that!
If you would like to purchase a copy of the film you can do so from the following:
Australia and New Zealand:
Too often older persons are depicted in the world as sexless beings, well, that just ain't true!
We are all sexual beings until the day we die!
Two beautiful minds came together and created something very special, a guide to sex for seniors.
This episode is The Maven speaking with Joan Price, senior sex advocate and co-creator of Jessica Drake's Wicked Guide to Senior Sex.
The film is available to purchase for Australian and New Zealand audience via https://www.thespicyboudoir.com/jessica-drakes-wicked-guide-to-senior-sex
Audiences in USA please visit: https://joanprice.com/wicked-sex
In this episode, I’m going to talk about how celibacy…or rather…'abstinence from having orgasms'…helps me to maintain my ability to achieve orgasm.
Yes…that’s right. Abstinence strengthens my ability to orgasm as well as influences the intensity. Sounds incredible doesn't?
Stick around to the end because I’m going to stand on my box of vibrators and deliver a moral to my story.
How do you navigate the loss of a beloved? How do you know when it's the right time to reconnect with your body? How do you deal with feelings of guilt and being unfaithful if you find intimacy and/or love again?
Joan Price has experienced all of this and more when she lost the love of her life, Robert. Knowing that many...many people need to discuss the topic of sex after grief...Joan set about researching the stories of both grievers and non-grievers. Her latest work is the collective wisdom of those stories now cleverly crafted into words written with deep kindness and compassion for others. Her advice is delivered in a manner that is true to the heart of deep emotion and a celebration of joy.
If you are in Australia you can purchase Sex After Grief via www.thespicyboudoir.com and Booktopia. Overseas buyers can purchase directly from Joan: https://joanprice.com/books/sex-after-grief
It was my absolute pleasure to speak with Joan for an hour and this is just a snippet of what we covered. Stay tuned for updates as I will be publishing bonus episodes with Joan in the future.
You can also watch this interview on YouTube Channel: The Maven from The Spicy Boudoir
Despite being a person who is very comfortable with their sexuality and talking about sex, I have never been to a workshop to explore and develop my sexual persona and knowledge.
That is about to change with my participation in workshops conducted by the good people from Curious Creatures. In this episode, I am speaking with one of the facilitators, Roger Butler, about what to expect and what to wear.
My partner and I will be attending 'Fun Little Sex Games' and 'Kink 101'. We're looking forward to sharing this experience together.
Stay tuned to the podcast as I'll be speaking with Roger again next week when I debrief with him about our learnings.
Thank you for listening!
Susan, The Maven
In this episode I am chatting with Richelle Menzies, a Clinical Sexologist based in Hobart, Tasmania.
Aside from her private practice, Sensual Potential, Richelle is also the resident sexologist on BENT FM and has been a guest speaker with renown sexologist Isiah McKimmie talking about non-monogamous relationships and vulvas. Richelle is very well-known in the Queer community for her work. Richelle is a lifetime member of Queensland Aids Council, a member of the LGBTI Health Alliance, the Society of Australian Sexology (SAS), the Australian Counselling Association, the Australian Community Workers Association and the National Disability Practitioners network.
If you would like to work with Richelle you can contact her via her website: http://www.sensualpotential.com.au/
The 101 year old Sexologist mentioned by Richelle is Dr Shirley Zussman.
Pssst...The vibrator mentioned in the podcast is my all-time favourite. It's not your ordinary, run of the mill vibrator, no...it's fit for a Queen!
Click here for the Zalo
My tips for women when dating in the 'adult' online dating-sphere.
You will hear how I approached writing my profile and I hope you find some valuable lessons in how to write a profile that will attract the right person.
Unlike some, I chose to date on an adult site because I could not find mature, like-minded people on the more conservative sites.
There will be a guide for men in the future too.
Susan, The Maven
Wrinkles are important and not just to women seeking a youthful appearance.
My wrinkles mean something that is unique to my life and to erase them would rub out precious memories. Doesn't mean I don't moisturize though, no one likes dry, itchy skin.
What do your wrinkles mean to you?
This episode is dedicated to my Mother, Maggie Tabberer and Joan Price.
I am not a porn star.
I'm a woman who embraces life with kindness, compassion, empathy and lots of bloody good sex.
Not looking for fame, just looking to help others lose their fear to try something different in life - except don't do drugs, that shit is bad for you. This trailer will give you an idea of what topics you'll find in my diaries.
Remember these two things:
Living a life in fear is a life half lived - Anonymous
What would life be if we didn't have courage to attempt anything? - Vincent Van Gogh
I hold these quotes close to my heart and they give me strength to be me. You can too.
Love and light.