The insatiably curious sexologist and psychotherapist Kelly McDonnell-Arnold hosts this playful and intellectually thought-provoking podcast bringing you next level education on sexuality, intimacy, and relationships. It’s time to elevate the conversation around sex and say what no one else is willing to, but everyone is thinking. Welcome to Higher Sex.
Ask For What You Want: Owning Your Sexual Experience with Amie Latta
In today’s episode, Kelly is joined by relationship and sex therapy specialist, Aime Latta. She believes you deserve to feel alive in your relationships, loved in your body, and vibrant in all areas of your life. Aime is helping alleviate pain in sex, bring about education, and dismantle shame derived from past narratives among faith-based communities. If you have pain during sex, struggle with telling your partner what you desire, or are just looking to learn more about owning your sexual experience, this episode is for you.
Becoming Cliterate: Why Orgasm Equality Matters with Dr. Laurie Mintz
Today, Kelly is joined by Dr. Laurie Mintz. She is a tenured college professor at the University of Florida, a licensed psychologist and certified sex therapist with over 30 years of experience working with private clients, on both general and sexual issues. She is the author of two books aimed at empowering women sexually: Becoming Cliterate and A Tired Woman’s Guide to Passionate Sex. In today’s conversation, they explore sexual scripts, the orgasm gap and much more! So, if you are looking to become Cliterate, hit play because this is another juicy one!
Reaching Your Sexual Potential with Carlyle Jansen
Are you someone who struggles to climax? Do you wish you knew how to orgasm more than one time? Do you feel confident, curious, and explorative with your partner? Not everyone knows what they are doing in the bedroom, what they truly desire, or how to reach their ultimate sexual potential and that is exactly why Kelly brought Carlyle Jansen onto the show for today’s episode. Carlyle is a Canada-based licensed sex therapist, author, and founder of Good For Her. She got her start when she gave an impromptu sex toys seminar at her sister’s bridal shower in 1995 and has been a pioneer in the space ever since. Hit play to come play with Kelly and Carlyle.
Let’s Get Sensual with Dr. Cat Meyer
Does sensuality feel inaccessible for you? Do you assume sensuality and sexuality are the same thing? Are you struggling to drop into your body, slow down, and stay present amidst your empire-building, fast-paced, work-centric life? Do you find yourself saying “I’m not in the mood for sex” more times than not? If so, then this episode is for you! Kelly has Dr. Cat Meyer, LMT on the show today! Dr. Cat is a licensed therapist, sexologist, sensual yoga teacher, podcast host, and more. Listen to the way Dr. Cat Meyer explains how even eating blueberries, drinking tea, or applying lotion can be a transitional moment rooted in sensuality that creates the mood and energy for emotion-filled, dripping wet sex.
Intimacy & Communication with Jo Flannery
Did you know that a key foundation to intimacy is the quality of your communication? The problem is, your partner is not a mind-reader so you have to not only understand your own sexuality and desires but then know how to communicate those to your partner or partners. Don’t worry, your two favorite sexologists, Kelly and Jo are here to spill all the secrets, tips, and tricks. Hit play and let’s get intimate.
When to Start Couple’s Therapy with Tammy Benwell
Don’t be another couple that waits too long to get into therapy. Tammy Benwell is a colleague of Kelly’s at Bliss Counseling in Waterloo, where she specializes in individual and relationship therapy, sex therapy, and a master's level of social work. Tammy explains the benefits of starting couple’s therapy sooner than you may think. She has a beautiful way of articulating why you may be feeling unheard, pushed aside, or unaroused in your relationship. And even if you are that couple who “never fights,” you’ll want to listen to this one because there is a massive invitation of growth here for you too!
This podcast is great! Love the variety of different topics:)
Comfortable Sex Talk, you didn’t know you needed
From exploring sex, normalizing your wants, your partners needs, daily life norms and desires- what you didn’t know you needed to hear.
This podcast, truly opens your eyes to ALL things sex related. Easy to listen to, while reflecting on YOURSELF.
Highly Recommend Higher Sex
This podcast is educational and STIMULATING!!!
Kelly's insight is unparallelled and her delivery is fun and insightful. She makes me think long and hard (pun absolutely intended) about the way I look at human sexuality!
I highly recommend Higher Sex to open-minded individuals who are looking to elevate their understanding of sex education.