Rebecca Gould, author of “The Multi-Orgasmic Diet” — Dec. 20, 2016

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Rebecca Gould author of “The Multi-Orgasmic Diet – Embrace your sexual energy and awaken your senses for a healthier, happier, sexier you” – communicates so well the symbiotic relationship between living a full, rich, pleasure-filled life and a conscious, healthy relationship with food.  See more info about the book at TheMultiOrgasmicDiet.com. Dr. Diana and Rebecca discussed topics including: Why does a woman looking for a diet book need her book? The choices we make about what we put in our mouths are only stand-ins for the beliefs we carry in our minds and our hearts. We also talked about the struggles that Rebecca faced that made her want to help women in this way. She’ll return for a Part 2 on the January 17, 2017. Please listen to this show – and tune in on the 17th!

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Dr. Mark Schoen, Sex Smart Films — Dec. 13, 2016

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Dr. Mark Schoen is a filmmaker and sex educator. His documentary “TRANS” portrays the transgendered dealing with discrimination and rejection. This is one topic in www.SexSmartFilms.com; others include aging, arousal, consent (really big now!), disability, female and male sexuality, gay and lesbian issues, masturbation, and sexual power play. The most viewed videos are: Sensate Focus Exercises, the Science of Orgasm, the True Story of How Babies are Made, the Science of Attraction, and TRANS. Mark has 430 films from 50 different countries. Watching a film and then processing it with a lover/friend/partner is important. We learn visually; therefore, new techniques and sexual approaches often improve. Sexual desire for the couple is often “jump-started” when they view sex-positive and excited couples performing in these adult videos. Dr. Mark will return January 10th to discuss his upcoming documentary “Making Love after War.” Go to www.loveafterwar.org – for a preview!

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Ross Rosenberg, author of “The Human Magnet Syndrome” — Dec. 6, 2016

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Ross Rosenberg returned to the show – this time with even more passion about narcissism in light of the recent election. His best-selling book “The Human Magnet Syndrome: Why We Love People Who Hurt Us”  (www.HumanMagnetSyndrome.com) explains why patient, giving, and selfless individuals (codependents) are predictably attracted to selfish, self-centered partners (pathological narcissists). Our President-Elect, Donald Trump, almost certainly suffers from Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD). Ross Rosenberg spoke eloquently as a clinician and as an author about the many kinds of narcissism. A key feature of NPD is a sense of entitlement; we are already seeing that Trump will not respect the traditional boundaries of the office. The rules don’t apply to him. He desires even more wealth and power because it fills a void. Ross had so many brilliant observations! Please listen to the show.

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Veronica Monet, Certified Sex Educator and Sexologist — Nov. 22, 2016

 

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For many, sex becomes less like the fourth of July and more like Thanksgiving. Veronica Monet returned to the program to help keep those fireworks popping! She is a Relationship Coach – www.TheShameFreeZone.com – but from 1989 to 2004 she worked as a high-end escort catering wealthy businessmen. Dr. Diana and Veronica discussed what she learned about men while working as an escort; for example, men wanted to feel special, often preferring conversation to sexual activities. Men do want more cuddling, kissing, and physical affection. Both men and women want love and sex. Some men pretend to be macho, but under the right conditions both men and women admit to being more complex than the stereotypes would have it. Tune in for a provocative discussion!

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Veronica Monet, Certified Sex Educator and Sexologist — Nov. 15, 2016

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In these sex-negative times, being a sexologist leads to a certain amount of frustration, sadness, and anger. The remedy, and my perfect guest, is Veronica Monet! She is an outspoken advocate for sexual self-determination – www.TheShameFreeZone.com – and has been a guest on many major media including CNN, FOX News and the New York Times. Her coaching clients benefit from a potent combination of her training as a Certified Sexologist and Anger Specialist. Her deep empathy comes from much personal work on her own sexual abuse. Dr. Diana and Veronica discussed the challenges of celebrating sexuality in the face of having experienced sexual harassment, abuse, and even rape. What steps can sexual abuse survivors take to feel safe while a self-admitted sexual predator is headed for the White House? In our culture, sexual pleasure is still a dangerous commodity with dangerous overtones. It might be the first thing we toss overboard during life’s various storms. We might forget that it’s as much a part of us as the need to eat and breathe. Veronica has a message of hope for those who may feel their sexual freedoms are at risk.

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Nikki Leigh, Certified Master Sexpert and and Love Coach — Nov. 1, 2016

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Nikki Leigh, a certified Master Sexpert and Love Coach, guested for Part 2. This time we spoke of Learning to Love Yourself (www.readyforloveradio.com). Preparing for the journey requires looking at the beliefs that are fueling obsessions – or, really, relationships to the self, families, and one’s life. Core beliefs like “I’m damaged; I don’t deserve this; love is not for me,” etc. suggest that people don’t really want to look. Too many believe that the way to get there is by judging and shaming and hating oneself. Nikki knows and teaches that the path from obsession to feelings to presence is not about healing  our “wounded child” or about feeling every bit of rage or grief we ever felt so that we can be happy. She offers an online course that will help: “Learn to Love, Accept, and Respect Yourself.” When you evoke curiosity and openness with a lack of judgement, you will align yourself with beauty and delight and love. Pleasure is a much better place to grow from!

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Nikki Leigh, Certified Master Sexpert and and Love Coach — Oct. 25, 2016

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Nikki Leigh is a certified Master Sexpert and a Certified Love Coach – certified by Dr. Ava Cadell’s LOVEOLOGY U. (www.sexpert.com). Nikki is the host and producer of Ready for Love radio on New Visions Radio Network (www.readyforloveradio.com). A big mission for Nikki is helping women with strict, religious backgrounds who feel they can’t or shouldn’t enjoy sex and pleasure. Often religion can be used as a force of oppression; indeed, the Bible has many negative things to say about women and sex. Nikki’s upbringing included such messages…about how women are subservient to men and masturbation is really, really bad. Many religious women feel guilty about enjoying themselves – consequently, they may have trouble truly letting go, surrendering to orgasm. “The pleasure of living and the pleasure of the orgasm are identical. Extreme orgasm anxiety forms the basis of the general fear of life.” ~ Wilhelm Reich. Orgasm is a product of a sexually healthy lifestyle and sexual health is derived from positive sex education!

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Carl Frankel, co-author of “Secrets of the Sex Masters” — Oct. 11, 2016

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Carl Frankel – www.CarlFrankel.com – and Dr. Diana began the show with a discussion of Donald Trump, sex and boundaries. Here’s an example: A 17-year-old who has been volunteering for the Trump campaign was explaining that Trump’s comments weren’t predatory because they let him do it because he’s a star, and that is a form of consent. Anderson Cooper sought to determine Trump’s ability to mentally process the charges against him. “You described kissing women without consent, grabbing their genitals. You bragged that you have sexually assaulted women. Do you understand that?” Of course, The Donald did not because he is not well in his head; he has a personality disorder. Carl Frankel has many wise things to say about boundaries. How does one avoid violating boundaries? Check-in (“May I?”), and frame opinions as opinions, not as truths. Clear communication around boundaries are necessary in dating, in committed relationships, in BDSM, and in threesomes – to mention only four areas. Please tune in for stimulating talk! Carl’s book is Secrets of the Sex Masters.

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Sherri Winston, author of “Succulent Sex Craft” — Oct. 4, 2016

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Sheri Winston, author of Succulent Sex Craftwww.IntimateArtsCenter.com – returned to the program. She is witty, wise, uninhibited! Dr. Diana and Sheri had another discussion that was sexually frank and exuberant. Last week in the name of Partner Pleasure, we discussed communication, touch, settings, and dealing with challenges. This week the themes were positivity, fun, orgasms – as well as how to create and then play inside a “conjoined erotic trance.” The experience of orgasm often feels like a burst of pleasure, bliss, emotional and physical release because the amygdala, the fear center of the brain, has taken a nap. A woman needs to feel safe with her man. “Sex pleasure in women is a kind of magic spell; it demands complete abandon; if words or movements oppose the magic of caresses, the spell is broken.” –   Simone de Beauvoir. Sheri explains how she and her partner “run the highlights reel” after lovemaking as a way to lovingly process the experience. They also practice “changing the channel” if something is amiss and they want, with no blame, to change to something that would be more satisfying. Energy sex, which can lead to the “conjoined erotic trance,” allows couples to take a vacation from fight-and-flight. Not only is it good for your overall health, it’s like lying on a Hawaiian beach – with orgasms!

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Sherri Winston, author of “Succulent Sex Craft” — Sept. 27, 2016

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Sheri Winston has written Succulent Sex Craft – a book that can help supercharge your erotic life!  www.IntimateArtsCenter.com  Dr. Diana and Sheri discussed her upcoming online class Secrets of Partner Pleasure.  Skillful communication in the bedroom is necessary… and difficult for many. The types and levels of touch: nurturing, therapeutic, sensual, and sexual. Oxytocin is released during interpersonal touch – promoting a feeling of calmness, pleasantness, and mild euphoria. For greater partner pleasure and romance, “set and setting” is essential! Challenges, including anxiety, can arise. Sheri has suggestions for dealing with these, including relaxation exercises. Tune in for inspiration!

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