Privacy and Shame in Healthcare

with Beth McNaughton

Wanting privacy and feeling shame when it comes to our bodies, tends to go hand in hand. Often an embarrassing or life changing healthcare issue comes up and we really don't want to face a doctor, or we just want to talk to someone who has been there. On this show we are joined by Beth McNaughton, VP at Inspire to talk about finding a safe community to share our healthcare concerns without the fear of our data or privacy being stolen. 

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Women's Sexual Health & Wellness

The Body Board Live Presents

Sex, Body, and Soul

Hosted by Kate Roberts,
The Body Agency Founder and Sexual Health Expert

Hear from leading womens' wellness experts as they discuss the seismic shift for the better in feminine health and sexual wellness.

Work, Life, and Mother Balance

with Claudia Naim-Burt

Claudia Naim-Burt is a mother of 2 young boys and COO of Keep Company and is an expert of self-care and practicing work life balance. We go deep into how to both keep your employees while also being kind to yourself. We will make no more excuses for being a successful executive and a mother and doing your best in all areas. Woman having it all just doesn't exist, it's all about integration!

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Preventing the Next Pandemic

with Dr. Marc Valitutto and Lynn Mento

There is not one person in the world that hasn't been affected in some way by the Coronavirus, global pandemic . We have lost trillions in GDP, it has taken precious lives and we have lived in isolation away from our loved ones. The long-term ramifications are still not clear. I talked with Dr Marc Valitutto, a scientist and conservationist from Eco Health Alliance and Lynn Mento CEO, at Conservation International about our project One Health. We discussed the role and study of animals, how saving wildlife is saving humans and how conservation intersects with human health and population. Spoiler alert, we talked a lot about bats and rats AND why the pangolin is the most trafficked mammal!

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Aging and Grief Go Hand in Hand

with Valerie Von Sobel

As we age, we also lose our loved ones, that's sadly life! Often losing our parents and siblings, can lead us down on our own morbidity journey. Our guest Valerie VonSobel, a survivor of the Communist era in Hungary, tragically lost her son, mother and husband all at the same period of time and while grieving used her art and love of fashion as healing mechanisms. This is her story of rebuilding her life and being... well, fabulous! She is a work of art herself and at 80+ a much sort after fashion muse and artist.

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Faking the Big O Doesn't Help Anyone

with Dr. Kelly Casperson

At some point we have probably faked for a variety of reasons; we are really into him; we want to get it over with; he is not good at it and we don't want to hurt his feelings...the list goes on. I could get an Oscar for my performance! On this podcast with our very own Dr. Kelly Casperson we talk about having the best sex of your life! No reason to fake, it really doesn't help anyone! Dr. Casperson, a practicing urologist turned sex coach, knows her way around down there!

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East meets West: The Mystery of Saudi Arabia

with Abdul Thunayan

Serial entrepreneur, businessman, and Saudi Arabian native puts the record straight about what he thinks it's like to live in Saudi as a woman but also what some of those misconceptions are in Islamic culture. We talk about "chop chop square" where in past times you were beheaded for not conforming with the religious police or for adultery. We discuss what rights women or members of the LGBTQ+ community have now, how people date, get healthcare and even how they must dress. It's fair to say Abdul is part of the 1% having grown up in privilege, however, he is also one of the most down to earth humans I have ever met! 

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Trauma and Healing

with Geralyn Ritter

After a horrific and tragic Amtrak train crash in Philadelphia 2015, eight passengers died and many severely injured. Geralyn was thrown from the train with such force that she sustained catastrophic injuries to her chest, abdomen and her pelvis, she was not expected to survive. The irony was that she worked as a senior leader of a global healthcare pharmaceutical company, who also helped her to heal, which took years of emotional and physical therapy. I have worked with Geralyn for many years helping women around the world as mothers. This is her incredible and inspirational story of resilience and repairing "Bone by Bone," also the title of her book. 

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Being fabulous through Menopause

with Esther Blum

Esther Blum is a very cool best selling author and nutritionist, think Sex and the City meets Martha Stewart! She runs a virtual practice that helps women balance hormones, lose stubborn body fat while treating root causes of health struggles especially at time of menopause. She does this while sipping a martini! You get the picture, Esther is cool. She has authored many books "Cavewomen Don't Get Fat," "Eat Drink and be Gorgeous," and her latest "See Ya Later Ovulator." We discuss all the tricks of how to sail through menopause while being healthy, sexy and fabulous. It's really all about the balancing of hormones....

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Recognizing Concussion and a Healthy Brain

with Dr. Edie Zusman

Dr. Edie Zusman is a world-renowned board-certified top brain and spine surgeon. Among many professional appointments she has served as Chief of the Neurosurgery division at her Mayo Clinic Network affiliated Northern Hospital. Dr. Zusman works all over the world in her field but has a particular passion in concussion screening for family violence victims. In that vein she has started her own organization called Safe living Space. We have a fascinating discussion about the gap in our healthcare system for concussion screening of victims of domestic abuse and the stats are through the roof! We also talk about how to have a healthy brain and the damage we can do, especially from alcohol and drug abuse.

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Fibroids Explained

with Dr. Jennifer Elisseeff

Dr. Jennifer Elisseeff is the Professor Director of the Translational Tissue Engineering Center at Johns Hopkins Department of Biomedical Engineering. Her initial research efforts focused on the development of new biomaterials for medical implants, understanding stem cells and designing technologies. In recent years, she developed a passion for women's health and aging research– including the science behind adverse events to breast implants, new options to regrow tissue lost during lumpectomy, and deciphering the mechanisms behind fibroid development. On this podcast we discuss the very common issue of fibroids, what they are and their risks as well as aging and those treatments, yes Botox! 

Read Kate's takeaways here!

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Preventing Colon Cancer

with Dr. Manish Singla

Dr. Singla is a practicing gastroenterologist with Capital Digestive Care who specializes in colon cancer screening, irritable bowel syndrome, and inflammatory bowel disease. He spent 15 years in the US Navy as flight surgeon and gastroenterologist before settling down in the DC area with his wife and his son. I came across Dr. Manish due to my own concerns and symptoms with Colon Cancer and he just did my colonoscopy. We delve into preventive care, symptoms and what a healthy colon should be doing....yes including how often you should be pooping!  

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The Gaps in Female Healthcare

with Dr. Erica Montes

Dr. Montes brings a wealth of experience in minimally invasive surgical procedures. She completed her residency with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center training at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Texas. A Board Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist and a Fellow of the American College of OB/GYN. Dir.. Montes is fluent in both Spanish and English. Dr. Montes embraces her relationship with patients having recognized the gap especially within Hispanic communities. To that end she started a Spanish speaking blog "Modern Mujer" (Modern Women).  We discuss the gaps in female healthcare especially with minorities and Spanish speakers, also the barriers.

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Having Painful Sex?

with Dr. Jill Krapf

Vulvas need love too, especially when we are having painful sex. Vulva health is something that is not usually discussed, another ridiculous taboo subject! We are lucky to have vulva expert Dr. Jill Krapf on the show who is a board-certified Obstetrician Gynecologist specializing in female sexual pain disorders. We discuss everything to know about why you might experience painful sex, especially during menopause and generally how to care for your vulva.

Read Kate's takeaways here!

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Gender Affirming Surgery

with Dr. Blair Peters

Medicine is finally starting to catch up with the times, but there's a long way to go. On this show we talk with Dr. Blair Peters, a board certified surgeon who specializes in gender affirming surgery. Historically, a majority of gender-affirming surgeries had been performed, in a sense, behind closed doors -- barely visible and hidden away from mainstream academic medicine. Dr. Peter's is not just one of the first surgeons trained in gender fellowship, he is at one of the few centres in the country performing phalloplasty. Dr. Peters is also an incredible advocate for the LGBTQIA community for equal rights in gender alignment healthcare.

Read Kate's takeaways here!

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The Menopause Whisperer

with Dr. Heather Hirsch

Time to talk everything menopause. Dr. Heather Hirsch is an internal medicine physician specializing in women's health and menopause care. She primarily focuses on the education and treatment of symptomatic perimenopause (the first stage of menopause) and menopause. There is so much that potentially can happen to our bodies during this time such as painful sex, bone density reduction, night sweats, low libido, sleepless nights, vaginal dryness....lovely right? The good news is that doesn't need to be the case. All I know is I wish Dr. Hirsch was my doctor, she is not just lovely but brilliant too, how lucky we are to have her on the show. 

Read Kate's takeaways here!

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Having Babies after 35

with Dr. Shannon Clark

Dr Shannon Clark is a double board certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist and Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist focusing on the care of women with maternal and/or fetal complications of pregnancy. We talk about our dual journeys of trying to get pregnant at the age of 40, both having IVF and both successfully having children, Shannon with a donor egg, giving birth to twins! It's all too common that we are delaying our pregnancies, so this podcast discusses the options, opportunities, and risks.

Read Kate's takeaways here!

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How the Female Brain Just Gets Better in Midlife

with Dr. Louann Brizendine

Dr. Louann Brizendine, M.D., is an American brain scientist, a neuropsychiatrist who is both a researcher and a clinician and professor at the University of California, San Francisco. She is the author of three  books: The Female Brain, The Male Brain and most recently The Upgrade. We have a fascinating discussion about how the female brain just keeps getting better into midlife and we delve into hormones, anxiety and all the other things that creep up midlife.

Read Kate's takeaways here!

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Cycle Syncing Your Body and Hormones

with Nicole Bendayan

Cycle -Syncing nutritionist Nicole Bendayan is a women's health expert who helps women overcome the havoc caused by hormones and their cycle through nutrition and lifestyle. Hormone cycles impact every aspect of a women's life from physical and mental health to productivity to relationships.  We talk about all of this and more, from what to eat, how to thrive and even the benefits of sex during our periods to relieve stress and pain.

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Getting Pregnant Holistically

with Monika Friedman

Monika Friedman is a fertility coach with focus on the mind-body connection providing emotional, lifestyle and practical support for women who are ready to take charge of their fertility.  She is also a health & life coach and yoga & meditation instructor, offering her clients a holistic approach to fertility. Her own long journey to becoming a mom included 4 rounds of IVF and a miscarriage for baby #1, then she naturally conceived baby #2. This has made her passionate about helping make your path easier. We discuss our similar journeys of fertility and how to treat our bodies and mind on this journey.  We talk food, hormones, heart ache and the joys and sometimes challenges of getting pregnant as holistically as possible.

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The Reality of Being a Porn Star

with Stephen Scott

Mark Davis (real name Stephen Scott) is a very famous straight adult entertainer export with over 3,000 scenes to his name and 30 years in the sex industry.  He has spent his adult life starting at just 18 as a porn star, director, Chippendale dancer and model.  He is now retired, living a suburban LA life with his wife and adorable pup!  In 2003 he was inducted into the AVN and XRCO Halls of fame and The Independent named him "Britain's biggest male porn star in America."  Scott's "specialty" is Kink and BDSM. We talk about the reality of the porn business, the dangers, the risks, the not so glamorous reality and the funny....hint....furry pandas are involved.  I do not have a personal position on porn, I remain neutral to tell the story of the reality.

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Building an Equitable World for Women

with Alyse Nelson

A passionate activist; Alyse Nelson is the Co-founder and CEO of Vital Voices, an organization that works with women leaders to develop training programs and international forums in over 120 counties. It offers a space for women to be heard and invests in women to improve the world. Prior to her work with Vital Voices, Alyse served as deputy director of the Vital Voices Global Democracy Initiative at the U.S. Department of State. Her position aided former First Lady Hillary Clinton and Secretary of State Madeleine Albright’s commitment to promote the advancement of women as a U.S. foreign policy objective. She is the author of the book "The Power of Women Leading Change around the world".

During this podcast we talk a lot about what its like to build an organization helping women, the hurdles and successes and how Alyse has mobilized resources for world tragedies such as the excavation of the endangered girls in Afghanistan and the Ukraine. We hear how she has enlisted the help of Diane Von Furstenberg, Hillary Clinton and of course Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, the ultimate Supreme Court feminist icon! (I was lucky enough to meet her at a Vital Voices event just before she passed!). On this show you will also learn how to support our sisters in the Ukraine.

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All that is Bitter and Sweet

with Ashley Judd

Ashley Judd is an author, award-winning actor, feminist and social justice humanitarian. She is a Leader of the #MeToo movement and a founding member of Times Up. She has been working internationally, with NGO’S, grass roots organizations, governments, and supranational bodies since 2004. Her paper, Gender Violence, Law and Social Justice won the Dean’s Scholar Award at Harvard Law School. Her book, All That Is Bitter & Sweet, detailing her visits to grassroots programs in 13 countries, is a New York Times bestseller.
Ashley and I have traveled the world together, meeting with survivors, at risk youth, trafficked girls, doctors, presidents and the many heroes working in the trenches to serve the world's marginalized. During this 2 part podcast we dive deep into some of those experiences, the exposure of Harvey Weinstein, her more recent experiences in the Congo, her life changing tragic accident and of course we talk about her personal journey of finding sexual wellness after sexual trauma. Read more about Ashley and her story.

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Is There Discrimination in Our Healthcare?

with Dr. Tamika Cross

Dr. Tamika K. Cross is a board certified OB/GYN who graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science. After attending medical school at Meharry Medical College, Dr. Cross completed her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at The University of Texas McGovern Medical School. Dr. Cross has received several awards for her dedication to her community including United States Congressional Recognition and being named Becker Hospital Review Top 60 Most Powerful People in Healthcare.
After being discriminated against on a Delta flight (who didn't believe she was a doctor!) herself, she went on to write a book, "This is what a doctor looks like." We hear her story and talk about the disparities in healthcare for minorities.

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You Are Not Sexually Broken!

with Dr. Kelly Casperson

Dr. Kelly Casperson is very untypical board-certified practicing urologist interested in the power of the mind and science to change our views of sexuality. After many years in practice she had a life changing patient that made her curious to learn everything she could about female sexual wellness. She went on to form her very successful podcast "You are not Broken." Dr. Casperson is certified through the Life Coach School and the North American Menopause Society, and combines her medical knowledge with mind-work to help women with surgical precision.

We talk about helping women to understand their anatomy and normal sexual functions to have the best love lives ever, especially through menopause and other challenging periods of life.

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Founder of Wikipedia Talks Femtech

with Jimmy Wales

Internet and technology entrepreneur Jimmy Wales, is the founder of Wikipedia and co-founder of the privately owned Wikia, Inc. including its entertainment media brand, Fandom. Jimmy was named in Time Magazine’s ‘100 Most Influential People in the World’ for his role in creating Wikipedia.  We talk all things femtech, including parenting our girls, access to transformative technology, impacting the world, hustling at Davos and yes...we say the word vagina! 

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Decoding Boys and Having The Talk

with Dr. Cara Natterson

Dr. Cara Natterson is a pediatrician and award-winning author of the books Guy Stuff, The Body Book for Boys, Decoding Boys, Guy Stuff Feelings and so many more. We talk about everything you need to know about talking to your tween and teen boy about puberty, masturbation, unwanted erections and how to bring up a boy who respects girls and women.

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Contraception Explained

with Dr. Sophia Yen

Dr. Sophia Yen is the CEO and co-founder of Pandia Health—the first and only birth control delivery company founded and led by women and led by a doctor. Following her passions for making women's lives better, Sophia pivoted from a career as a physician to launch several corporate and non-profit initiatives focused on women’s reproductive health and empowerment. She is also a clinical associate professor in adolescent medicine. We talk about all aspects of contraception, how to get it and what are the myths, such as weight gain. We smash the taboos and hear from a very relatable and ridiculously cool physician on all the dos and don'ts of contraception.

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Becoming Cliterate - Why Orgasm Equality Matters

with Dr. Laurie Mintz

Dr. Laurie Mintz is a sexuality therapist and professor at The University of Florida, where she teaches the Psychology of Human Sexuality. Her latest book, the sex-positive Becoming Cliterate: Why Orgasm Equality Matters and How to Get It, focuses on female sexual pleasure. We talk about the fact we have been thinking about sex all wrong. Mainstream media, movies, and porn have taught us that sex = penis + vagina, and everything else is just secondary. Standard penetration is how men most reliably achieve orgasm. The problem is, women don’t always orgasm this way. Yup it’s THAT podcast and it’s the best.

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From Saddam Hussain Terror to Oprah’s Couch

with Zainab Salbi

Zainab Salbi is an Iraqi American women's rights activist, writer, and public speaker. She is the Founder of Women for Women, author of several books, and host of Through Her Eyes with Yahoo News and #Me Too, Now What? original series on PBS. We talk about her upbringing with her “uncle” notorious dictator Saddam Hussain, and her own personal sexual abuse as a vulnerable Muslim teenager forced into an abusive marriage. Zaineb has more recently found peace in herself and found her chi and most recently has been fiercely advocating for our girls in Afghanistan. A true unstoppable inspiration. 

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New Episode: Menopause Can & Should be Joyful

with COLETTE COURTION

Colette Courtion is the founder and CEO of Joylux, a platform providing solutions for menopausal symptoms, in partnership with The Body Agency. We have a fascinating conversation of sailing through menopause, knowing what to expect and how to easily treat the symptoms while continuing to have the best sex of your life! We also touch on what it's like to work in the fem tech industry and how still the stigma rears its ugly head for such a normal natural issue that half of the world's population will go through.

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An Orgasm A Day Keeps The Doctor Away

with DR. STEPHANIE ESTIMA

Dr. Stephanie Estima specializes in metabolism, body composition, functional neurology, and female physiology. She is the author of the best selling book, The Betty Body, a geeky goddess' guide to intuitive eating, balanced hormones and transformative sex. In this episode, we dive into health practices designed for women by women, fitness, sex, intimacy, longevity, parenting, mindset, and pursuing excellence. This show is all about blending modern science with ancient wisdom to empower women’s health and healing.

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Dating Unfiltered

with RORI SASSOON

Rori Sassoon is a NYC based dating coach, who heads up the very elite agency Platinum Poire, an invitation only dating service to the stars! She has been written up and featured on NBC, the NY Times and more recently Bravo's Real Housewives of NYC. She has even taken clients on such as Ramona Singer and other movers and shakers. Hear what she has to say about that and all the latest and greatest dating tips for today in this era of mostly online dating. Her latest venture is an app called "unfiltered" as apparently catfishing is a big thing now!

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Menopause will Change your Sex Life, Many of Us for the Better!

with LESLIE MORGAN STEINER

Leslie Morgan Steiner is an inspirational leader in women’s empowerment and work life balance. She has authored books such as “The Naked Truth,” her story of taking a series of lovers post-divorce and mid menopause, which she refers to as her “man buffet.” We dive deep into midlife love, sex, your body and truly finding and accepting yourself post-divorce. Leslie gives a lot of tips of how to take charge and to be the one to select and not necessarily be selected. This is a juicy one, buckle up!

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Having the "talk" with our kids

with DR. DOLLY KLOCK

Adolessons Founder Dr. Klock loves to help parents to connect with their tweens and teens around the time of puberty and how to approach it. Dr. Klock gives tips on navigating around this monumental time in our kids’ lives around everything from periods, puberty, contraception and what happens with boys and girls, their body and mental health.

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Being Your Own Best Lover

with DR. SONIA WRIGHT

Dr. Wright talks us through some of the challenges that we may be facing in midlife and our sex lives and giving ourselves permission to have pleasure. She talks through all the myths, what's real and what's not, and the fact that our biggest sexual organ is our mind! We also learn what to expect when you go to a sex coach and what we need to know about toys!

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Let's Talk About Down There!

with DR. JENNIFER LINCOLN

Dr. Lincoln is a renowned gynecologist and educator who is constantly surprised that most of her patients still don’t realize that we have 3 holes down there! We talk about everything from vulva health, hygiene, vaginal dryness and how to get the best out of our vulva…we talk products, what we need and what we don’t….and spoiler alert the rose scented vagina candle does not smell like Gwyneth Paltrow’s vagina!

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Has Porn Hijacked Our Girls Sexuality?

with DR. GAIL DINES

PART ONE OF SPECIAL THREE PART SERIES: We discuss the word “pornified” and how porn has now filtered down into mainstream media, pop culture and the average age that our kids see porn being 11. Dr. Dines talks through our social dilemma of both talking to our kids about porn and what are the biggest dangers are to watch out for. Sex, power, and culture AND picking apart Stormy Daniels and The Kardashians.

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Getting your Sexual Groove Back

with DR. LYNDSEY HARPER

PART TWO OF SPECIAL THREE PART SERIES: Gynecologist and OBGYN Dr. Harper discusses the challenges she sees for women who come to her with diminishing sex drives. Feeling frustrated that she was not equipped to give her patients what they needed, she started “Meet Rosy," a fem tech app where you can hear erotic stories geared toward women within a community of others who believe in erotic content to help with arousal. We discuss the challenges and the scientific facts of our sex drive and what turns us on!

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Giving ourselves permission for pleasure

with TRACY CLARK-FLORY

FINAL EPISODE OF SPECIAL THREE PART SERIES: Author of the book “Want Me," renowned journalist, activist and writer shares her journey to understand what men want and finding the secret to her own sexual desires. From watching porn as a young girl to finding herself on the set of her favorite porn film, Flory delves into the role and use of erotica. This episode is focused on the social justice surrounding our own sexual wellness and what truly goes on behind the scenes of porn. She tells us to embrace our fetishes and fantasies!

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The Man Who Worships Vaginas

with ALEXANDER TAYLOR

A touching and fascinating discussion of a man’s journey in realizing his own misconceptions of a woman’s vulva and his journey in becoming an expert. Now with his organization “The Vulva Visibility Project” we get real about what men really think about down there. We talk the effect of porn in boys minds and what they really really want and think.

Do We Really Need a Sexual Label?

with BARB MORRISON

Barb is an edgy music composer and producer working with artists such as Blondie. Living through the 80’s in NYC, they now identify as pan sexual, though born into a body that they could not always identify with. Barb takes us through their journey and help us to sort through all the labels, how to use them, and how to talk to our kids about their sexual identity.

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The Art of Ayurveda for Women's Health

with KATHRYN TEMPLETON

Take a dive deep with us into the ancient Indian art of the non-traditional practice of Ayurveda. We discuss yoga, different methods of using Ayurveda as a lifestyle for your nutritional and mental health. Kathryn is a renowned board-certified Ayurveda practitioner, and psychotherapist specializing in treatment of individuals with anxiety, depression, and complex trauma.

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It's All About Your Gut

with JENNIFER HANWAY

Episode 10 of Sex, Body, & Soul explores how our gut is really the center of our universe and how to maximize its operation. We talk poop (Kate’s favorite topic!), alcohol, fad diets, intermittent fasting, when to eat, what to eat and how having a healthy gut can lead to better sleep and focus.

Read Kate's takeaways here!

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The Mysteries of Pregnancy and Postpartum

with DR. JENNIFER LINCOLN

In this week's podcast we are bringing back the incredible Dr. Jennifer Lincoln to talk with us about the marvels of pregnancy, what happens to our bodies, (especially down there) and the joys of postpartum. We talk about all the things that your doctor does NOT tell you, before, during and after the miracle of creating a human! Dr. Lincoln is a mother to two teens, married to a doctor, an active practice OB-GYN, and the author of the book “Let’s Talk About Down There."