Answering Your Sex Questions with Emily Nagoski
We’re back with author and sex educator, Emily Nagoski, taking our Pod Squad’s questions about sex. 1. How to navigate a relationship when one partner has a lower sex drive and the other has a higher sex drive.2. The “sleepy hedgehog” practice Emily suggests to help partners find their way back to each other after months (or years) of not having sex. 3. How to raise our kids in a more sex-positive family culture.4. Emily advises Glennon on an exercise to help unbind her bedroom silence. EMILY NAGOSKI is the award-winning author of the New York Times bestselling COME AS YOU ARE and THE COME AS YOU ARE WORKBOOK, and coauthor, with her sister, Amelia, of New York Times bestseller BURNOUT: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle. She earned an M.S. in counseling and a Ph.D. in health behavior, both from Indiana University, with clinical and research training at the Kinsey Institute. Now she combines sex education and stress education to teach women to live with confidence and joy inside their bodies. She lives in Massachusetts with two dogs, a cat, and a cartoonist. The book recommendations Emily made during this episode: Magnificent Sex: Lessons from Extraordinary Lovers by Peggy KleinplatzWhat Fresh Hell Is This? by Heather CorinnaGirl Sex 101 by Allison MoonFun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel (Ages 15+ years) The Times I Knew I Was Gay by Eleanor Crewes (Ages 15+ years) Let’s Talk About It by Erica Moen and Matt Nolan (Ages 14+ years) Queer: The Ultimate LQBTQ Guide for Teens (Ages 11+ years) Wait, What? by Heather Corinna and Isabella Rotman (Ages 9+ years) Sex Is a Funny Word by Cory Silverberg (Ages 8 - 11 years) What Makes a Baby by Cory Silverberg (Ages 2 - 5 years) Podcast: https://www.feministsurvivalproject.comInstagram: @enagoskiTwitter: @emilynagoski
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I’m Glennon Doyle, author of Untamed – the book that was released at the very start of the pandemic and became a lifeline for millions. I watched in awe from my home while this simple phrase from Untamed – WE CAN DO HARD THINGS – the mantra that saved my life twenty years ago, became a worldwide rally cry. Because we experienced the hardship of the pandemic collectively, many of us finally acknowledged what was true before COVID and will be true after: That life is freaking HARD. We are all doing hard things every single day – things like loving and losing caring for children and parents; forging and ending friendships; battling addiction, illness, and loneliness; struggling in our jobs, our marriages, and our divorces; setting boundaries; and fighting for equality, purpose, freedom, joy, and peace. On We Can Do Hard Things, my sister Amanda and I will do the only thing I’ve found that has ever made life easier: We will drop the fake and talk honestly about the hard. Each week we will bring our hard to you and we will ask you to bring your hard to us and we will do what we were all meant to do down here: Help each other carry the hard so we can all live a little bit lighter and braver, more free and less alone.