Thriving in Sex Work with Author Lola Davina

June 22, 2017
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Aired Thursday, 22 June 2017, 4:00 PM ET

Thriving in Sex Work with Author Lola Davina

Martha welcomes longtime veteran of the sex industry, Lola Davina, to discuss Thriving in Sex Work: Heartfelt Advice for Staying Sane in the Sex Industry, her new self-help book for sex workers. Sex work is difficult emotional labor. Her new book offers support and self-care advice on managing the inevitable conflicting emotions that arise in this challenging work.

About the Guest: Lola Davina

Lola Davina has spent more than 25 years in and around the sex industry, working as a stripper, dominatrix, porn actress, and escort over a fifteen-year period. She has earned an M.A. in Human Sexuality and an M.S. in Nonprofit Fundraising, and writes a self-care and wellness column for YNOTcam.com, a support website for cam models.

Website: LolaDavina.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Lola_Davina

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100010208507672

Navigating Consent with Kitty Stryker

June 15, 2017
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Aired Thursday, 15 June 2017, 4:00 PM ET

Navigating Consent with Kitty Stryker, author of “Ask: Building Consent Culture”

Martha invites Kitty Stryker onto the show to discuss what consent culture is, why it’s important, and how it can challenge rape culture. Kitty has been a consent activist for over 6 years, working with alternative communities to combat abuse and create sustainable accountability practices. Martha and Kitty will explore the ways in which alternative sexualities embrace constructs of consent, and the ways in which they are still learning.

About the Guest: Kitty Stryker

Kitty Stryker is a Degenderette, writer, queer activist, and authority on developing a consent culture in alternative communities. She was the founder of ConsentCulture.com, a website that ran for 4 years as a hub for LGBT/kinky/poly folks looking for a sex critical approach to relationships and which will be relaunched on 2017. Kitty also cofounded the artsy sexy party Kinky Salon London, as well as creating the award winning Ladies High Tea and Pornography Society, the SF based kink party Whippersnappers, and acts as head of cosplay for queer gaming convention GaymerX. Having finished “Ask: Building Consent Culture”, an anthology through Thorntree Press coming out in October, Kitty tours internationally speaking at universities and conferences about feminism, sex work, body positivity, queer politics, and more. She lives in Oakland, California with her wife, boyfriend, and two cats, Foucault and Nietzsche.

Websites: kittystryker.com and https://medium.com/@kittystryker

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kittystryker

Blog: http://kittystryker.com/blog/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/kittystryker

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/missstryker/

Integral Tantra and Shamanism

June 8, 2017
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Aired Thursday, 8 June 2017, 4:00 PM ET

Integral Tantra and Shamanism

Looking at ways various wisdom traditions from around the world meet can give us insights into human condition of both Waking Up and Growing Up. James will be presenting various maps that can help us gain understanding about the circumstances of our life as well as guide us to what next steps might be in reclaiming our life-force energy and bringing it towards it’s full potential.

About the Guest: James Stevenson

James’s passion is to help call forth our human potential and our soul. His weave brings together 20 years experience in techniques, practices and information from the cutting edge of Neuroscience, Tantra, Biodanza, Shamanic & Energy Work, Integral theory and Taoist practices to create a spirituality that is rooted in the body. His evolutionary approach is to work on all lines, levels, states and parts of ourselves in bringing forth our fullest potential.

His work in meditation and tantra work draws on many different traditions and paths he has studied from Kashmir Shaivism, Baul mysticism, Advaita Vedanta, Vajrayana Buddhism, Integral systems and Neo-tantra. He was very much influenced in the early days by the enlightened master Osho and enjoyed spending time in Pune and the Humaniversity.

His shamanic work includes being Vision Quest rites of passage guide, holding Sweatlodge Ceremonies as well as Sacred Cacao Rituals. He has been dancing Biodanza since 2003 and now works as a teacher and a didactic teacher (qualified to teach other teachers in Biodanza Schools). He also leads ecstatic dance sessions, and ran the popular Awaken conscious night club in Edinburgh for many years.

As a festival organizer he is involved in 6 International Tantra festivals in both Bali,India, Holland, Portugal, California and East Coast America as well as Dance and Biodanza festivals in both Ibiza and Delhi. He was also a Regional Organizer ISTA, the International School of Temple Arts, and remains an active faculty member.

Website: www.awakenaslove.com

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/JamesStevensonTantra/

Animated Sex: The Spirituality of Eros with Dr. Jakob Pastoetter

June 1, 2017
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Aired Thursday, 1 June 2017, 4:00 PM ET

Animated Sex: The Spirituality of Eros with Dr. Jakob Pastoetter

Although there was never in the history of mankind more visual sex and general information about sex readily available, many people suffer from low libido and general disinterest in sex. Sexologists usually try to cure this with even more information and concentration on sex, and for many people that might be helpful because they have no words of their own to articulate their sexual needs and desires. But there are those others for whom this doesn’t work because they suffer from a kind of sex poisoning. This can only be cured by going back to the roots which aren’t anatomical, technical, or visual but primordial, archaic, and spiritual. Sex as “just sex” quickly becomes empty and shallow if the connection to Eros gets cut. Eros is not just the chubby little angel with bow and arrow but is the primordial god of procreation who emerged self-formed at the dawn of creation. Eros was the driving force behind the generation of new life in the cosmos. With Martha Lee Jakob Pastoetter will discuss his importance for cultivating polarity, nourishing creativity, and developing spiritual connectivity with life to discover our full sexual potential. Excursions will lead to Astrology, Sex Magick, Qigong, Tantra and the Jungian concepts of Animus and Anima.

About the Guest: Dr. Jakob Pastoetter

Dr. Jakob Pastoetter started as a very spiritually interested teenager, delved then into cultural anthropology, developed a taste for sexology while doing research at the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction, wrote his doctoral thesis on Hardcore Pornography and the Constrain to Self-constrain Mechanisms of the Civilizing Process it is entangled in – Question: Why were Sexually Explicit Pictures only developed as an Entertainment Medium in the Postindustrialized Western societies. He got his Ph.D. in Education at Humboldt University, and finally became an ABS certified Clinical Sexologist at the American Academy of Clinical Sexology in 2003, teaching and tutoring there since 15 years while doing research, media work, and sex, couple, and life counseling as President of the German Society for Social Scientific Sexuality Research. He started organizing the prestigious biannual conferences of DGSS. Since 2014 he also provided sexual counseling for bi-national couples in English and German via Skype.

His websites are www.sexologie.org, www.sexualitaetleben.de, https://www.facebook.com/erosarising/, https://twitter.com/jpastoetter, and soon www.liveyoursexuality.com.

Right now he is the Editor of a German-English book series “Sexuality Crosswise” with Springer Science and is writing a book on “The Development of German Sex Education”.

Make More Love Today

May 25, 2017
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Aired Thursday, 25 May 2017, 4:00 PM ET

Make More Love Today

For the second time, Make Love Week ran May 14 – 21 as part of the celebrations for Masturbation Month in May. How does one keep love, intimacy and sex alive in relationships? Clinical Sexologist Dr. Martha Tara Lee of Eros Coaching gives you a snapshot of how you can do so, based on the 8 videos she released as part of Make Love Week. In the last 15mins of the show, Martha shares the developments of GLBT (Gay, Lebsian, Bisexual, Transgender) movement in Asia , specifically Taiwan, Indonesia and Singapore.

Subscribe to Martha’s:

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/drmarthalee

Masturbation Month campaign: www.eroscoaching.com/masturbationmonth

Mailing list: www.eroscoaching.com

About Dr. Martha Tara Lee

Founder of Eros Coaching, Dr. Martha Tara Lee is a Clinical Sexologist who conducts sexuality and intimacy coaching, and runs sexuality education events in Asia. Often cited in the local media, Dr. Lee is the appointed sex expert for Men’s Health Singapore, and Men’s Health Malaysia. She also contributes regularly towards YourTango and Elephant Journal. She is also the host of weekly radio show Eros Evolution for OM Times Radio. She was recognised as one of ‘Top 50 Inspiring Women under 40′ by Her World in July 2010, and one of ‘Top 100 Inspiring Women’ by CozyCot in March 2011. Her first book Love, Sex and Everything In-Between was published by Marshall Cavendish in Oct 2013.

You can read more about Martha by visiting her website at http://www.eroscoaching.com. Download her free ebook for women at at http://www.eroscoaching.com/reclaiming-your-sexuality/ or sign up for her three-party video series on premature ejaculation for men at http://www.eroscoaching.com/rgsgfree.

Sex Rituals to Raise Sexual Excitement with Dr. Lori Beth Bisbey

May 18, 2017
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Aired Thursday, 18 May 2017, 4:00 PM ET

Sex Rituals to Raise Sexual Excitement with Dr. Lori Beth Bisbey

Rituals are part of every aspect of our lives. Incorporating rituals instead of routines into your sexual life can raise the level of excitement, help you to create a deeper connection with your partner(s) and turn your sex into worship. Routines are usually things we do without thinking so much and this can lead to boredom. Ritual requires 100% attention, being focused on now. Most of the rituals Dr. Lori Beth Bisbey incorporates create sacred space and bring the divine into self and lover. The ritual can be a simple as bathing each other before playing together or as complex as setting up a dungeon and enacting a intricate BDSM session. Adding deliberately charged energy to any sexual session intensifies and electrifies.

About the Guest: Dr. Lori Beth Bisbey

Dr. Lori Beth Bisbey is a Sex & Intimacy Coach, Psychologist, Speaker, Educator and Author. She works with individuals, couples and polyamorous groups to help them find and create their ideal intimate relationships. She works with all genders and sexual orientations. Dr. Lori Beth has a specialty in healing sexual trauma and helping people move beyond survivor and back into full sexual life. She is kink knowledgeable, sees sexual energy as divine energy and some forms of kink as the easiest way to raise large quantities of energy.

To follow her adventures, sign up for her newsletter, or catch her podcasts: The A to Z of Sex and Sex Spoken Here on iTunes.

Sex Addiction is Not a Diagnosis

May 11, 2017
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Aired Thursday, 11 May 2017, 4:00 PM ET

Sex Addiction is Not a Diagnosis

There is no proven support for either sex addiction or hypersexuality. These are phony concepts which are used in sex negative ways. This does not mean some people are not out of balance or OCD (Obsessive–compulsive disorder). CBT (Cognitive behavioral therapy) is the most effective way to deal with imbalances. Sex addiction clinics overcharge for a condition that does not exist. Both the DSM and Aasect have soundly rejected both concepts. Unfortunately AAMFT still supports these harmful concepts.

About the Guest: Dr. Roger Libby

Dr. Roger Libby is a sexologist, an AASECT certified sex therapist and a sexual troublemaker. He was a visible leader of the second sexual revolution from 1963 to 1975. He coined the term “sex positive” in 1976, and he started National Orgasm Week during Spring Break in the mid-1970’s (first week of Spring). He pioneered the Pre-Sex Discussion to emphasize mutual consent in 1993, and he has been on The NBC Nightly News, Oprah Winfrey (twice) and CNN News Night. Dr. Libby hosted “The Pleasure Dome” radio show on a rock station in Atlanta for three years. He is the author of numerous academic and popular books, including Sex from Aah to Zipper and The Naked Truth About Sex (both at Amazon). Dr. Libby gave a TED talk on the next sexual revolution, and he is leading The Sex Positive Enthusiasm Revolution, which is already playfully underway!

Website: www.drrogerlibby.com/

Love for Long Term Couples

May 4, 2017
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Aired Thursday, 4 May 2017, 4:00 PM ET

Love for Long Term Couples

Are you a Couple who has been together for a while? What’s a while? For most couples, chemistry begins fading after the first year. After that, couples can sink into patterns of repetition, feelings of not being attracted to or by their partner, assuming rather than asking or communicating, feeling blasé about sex, and lackluster and hopeless about making any changes.

Through Tantra and Sacred Sexuality, you can learn tools and practices to either reignite or ignite your relationship for the first time. Creating Alchemy! Learning ways to:

~ Communicate with each other. Sharing and Listening from and with ALL of your senses.
~ Create Intimacy through eye gazing, breath, sound, intention, Tantric positions.
~ Connect Heart and Sexual Centers (Chakras).
~ Juice up your relationship with sexy talk.
~ Discover each other’s arousal speeds and erogenous zones (there more than you think).
~ Be curious to explore, experiment, and engage with each other’s needs and desires.
~ Heal and release any stuck or blocked energy that can hold you back from deep Love!
~ And more…

Guest Bios:

Dawn Beck and Gerard Gatz are Advanced Certified Tantra Educators through the Source School of Tantra and Charles Muir. They individually and together provide Tantric Exploration for couples and individuals, in the form of evening, full day, and full weekend workshops, as well as private coaching and extended immersion experiences. As a loving, committed couple of over 17 years, they incorporate the work (and play) of Conscious and Sacred Sexuality into their relationship. This has deepened and strengthened their love…giving them an amazing bond of sweetness and depth to share with their clients. Residing primarily in Boulder, CO, while also traveling around the country, Dawn and Gerard are honored to offer the essence of their love of each other and this work, always creating a safe and sacred space for healing, awakening, learning, and growth.

Website: http://www.tantricsacredjourneys.com/

When Procreation and Recreation Collide with Dr. Stephanie Buehler

April 27, 2017
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Aired Thursday, 27 April 2017, 4:00 PM ET

When Procreation and Recreation Collide: Couples and Intimacy During Infertility Treatment

As people wait longer to marry and start families, the incidence of infertility has risen. But, even young couples sometimes struggle with infertility. There are sexual problems that cause infertility, including vaginismus and delayed ejaculation. Infertility can also create sexual difficulties, especially low desire. There are also emotional problems, such as sadness and defeat, that can make it difficult for couples to relate to each other. In this program, Dr. Buehler will talk about the relationship and sexual difficulties related to infertility.

About the Guest: Dr. Stephanie Buehler

Dr. Stephanie Buehler is a licensed psychologist and AASECT-certified sex therapist and supervisor. Dr. Buehler currently has her practice at Womanology / Restore Him, an integrated clinic owned by Hoag Hospital. The clinics are located in Newport Beach and Irvine, CA.**

Dr. Buehler has also written several books. Her textbook, What Every Mental Health Professional Needs to Know about Sex, is used at universities all over the U.S. She is working on a new book, Counseling Couples: Before, During, and After Pregnancy.

Dr. Buehler began her own business, The Buehler Institute, in 2007. The Institute trains therapists and counselors in how to help individuals and couples with their sexual problems. There is one program that is completely online and available to anyone around the world who wants to learn more about sexuality. The other program is blended, with part online and part live in Newport Beach.

Website: http://thebuehlerinstitute.com/

Sexuality and Spirituality - 8th Recap with Dr. Martha Tara Lee

April 20, 2017
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Aired Thursday, 20 April 2017, 4:00 PM ET

Sexuality and Spirituality - 8th Recap with Dr. Martha Tara Lee

This episode does a reflect-and-recap. Who have we had thus far? What has this host for Eros Evolution, Clinical Sexologist Dr. Martha Tara Lee of Eros Coaching learned about sexuality and spirituality? What would she suggest for listeners out there?

About Dr. Martha Tara Lee

Founder of Eros Coaching, Dr. Martha Tara Lee is a Clinical Sexologist who conducts sexuality and intimacy coaching, and runs sexuality education events in Asia. Often cited in the local media, Dr. Lee is the appointed sex expert for Men’s Health Singapore, and Men’s Health Malaysia. She also contributes regularly towards YourTango and Elephant Journal. She is also the host of weekly radio show Eros Evolution for OM Times Radio. She was recognised as one of ‘Top 50 Inspiring Women under 40′ by Her World in July 2010, and one of ‘Top 100 Inspiring Women’ by CozyCot in March 2011. Her first book Love, Sex and Everything In-Between was published by Marshall Cavendish in Oct 2013.

You can read more about Martha by visiting her website at http://www.eroscoaching.com. Download her free ebook for women at at http://www.eroscoaching.com/reclaiming-your-sexuality/ or sign up for her three-party video series on premature ejaculation for men at http://www.eroscoaching.com/rgsgfree.