Eps 234: Examining Female Sexuality with Leah Carey
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Today’s guest is Leah Carrie, a sex and intimacy coach who helps women shed shame about their sexuality and communicate about what they really want in the bedroom rather than just tolerating what they’re given. Her clients learn to embrace their sexuality no matter what it looks like. She is the host of the podcast Good Girls Talk About Sex.
Sexual freedom is a subject that is deeply personal to Leah because she spent most of her life being a very good girl. Most of the sex she had was either boring or painful, but she endured it because she didn’t know she was allowed to ask for anything different. Having taken her own journey to sexual freedom, she is now passionate about breaking the silence, fear and shame around women’s sexuality and pleasure and redefining what it means to be a good girl. Join us!
” I discovered, not only is it okay to be as interested in sex as I’ve always been, but it’s okay for sex to be pleasurable. And it’s really, really okay for me to ask for what I want.”
“I had spent my whole life thinking that I was giving consent for all of the sex I had been having, because I wasn’t saying no. It turns out that’s not what consent means at all. Consent is active and enthusiastic.”
“We’re all so afraid of being judged.”
What you’ll hear in this episode:
The role of tantric massage
The meaning of consent
Sexual healing and sex work
The criminalization of sex work
How sex ed is approached in other countries
How to say and accept “no”
Postpartum sex and expectations
Sex positive parenting
Quarantine touch deprivation
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To me, it means figuring out what we really really want and asking for it. Courage is, I think, figuring out what we want. And being willing to admit that maybe somebody else is interested in giving to us and the joyful part of that is sharing it and believing that maybe we could get it. And I really don’t want people to be walking around like I was for the first 42 years of my life, believing that I was just supposed to accept whatever I was given and I wasn’t allowed to ask for anything more. And since I have learned a new way of being, my life has changed dramatically in the best possible ways. And so I want that for everyone.
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