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    The Hotbed Season Finale LIVE from Camp Bestival

    The Hotbed Season Finale LIVE from Camp Bestival

    In this the finale episode in the series, ‘The Hotbed’ are reunited with Lisa, Anniki and
    Cherry taking on Camp Bestival in a special LIVE podcast also starring Carrie Anne AKA
    @mre.soeur and Kate from @lesbemums. They discuss why relationships are so hard after
    kids, how communication can be reduced to who defrosted what for dinner and the
    importance of talking about the ‘emotional load’ and finding ways to divvy tasks up. The
    show needed to be more child-friendly than usual (Camp Bestival is a family festival) so
    there are some interesting euphemisms along the way.
    We hope you enjoyed this season and we’ll be back soon with more chat, more laughs and
    more tips on how to stay sexy and sane.
    Resources:
    Buy The Hotbed book ‘More Orgasms Please’ here:
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07J27BR6M/ref=dp-kindle-
    redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1
    Couples counselling can be found here:
    https://www.relate.org.uk
    And the waiting list for tickets to Camp Bestival 2020 can be found here:
    https://www.festicket.com/festivals/camp-bestival/2020/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 40 min
    The Fit Feminist, with Shona Vertue

    The Fit Feminist, with Shona Vertue

    Cherry Healey talks to ‘the fit feminist’ Shona Vertue about the many reasons to be fit and strong (none of which
    are to look a certain way), they talk about Cherry has been doing her pelvic floor squeezes all wrong until now,
    and Shona answers some listeners’ questions about diastasis recti and getting into fitness at an older age. In the
    studio, Lisa Williams talk about the Nike mannequin, body positivity and Lisa reviews Wuka period pants.
    Recorded at Acast. Produced by Alex Graham and Lisa Williams. Thanks to the two people who have reviewed
    our book on Amazon. Yeah two people. If anyone wants to be a mate and leave us a review we will thank you in
    next week’s show notes. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 33 min
    I'm In My Sexual Prime, with Tova Leigh

    I'm In My Sexual Prime, with Tova Leigh

    Hotbedder-at-large Cherry Healey is back in the fold for this episode, which centres on sex and ageing, and what that can mean for a relationship, the stairpile and your orgasm rate. She interviews comedian Tova Leigh about the midlife crisis which led to her rediscovering her sexuality, confidence and personality, and about how, when your partner has a lower sex drive than you, you have to take matters into your own hands. Meanwhile, Lisa Williams reviews Wuka menstrual pants, designed to be worn instead of tampons, pads or cups, or as well as, if you have heavy periods. Recorded at Acast, London. Produced by Alex Graham and Lisa Williams. Thanks to John at Acast for the studio support.


    Don’t forget that our book More Orgasms Please: Why Female Pleasure Matters is out now (it was listed by Stylist magazine as one of the top non-fiction books of 2019), and if you review it on Amazon we will find you and give you a biscuit.


    And if this episode made you think, please follow us on Instagram @thehotbedcollective and let us know your thoughts. Or tell us what the last messages you and your partner, if you have one, sent to one another.


    Until next week! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 39 min
    How are your hormones?

    How are your hormones?

    We have a juicy chat with sex educator, YouTuber and all-round good egg Hannah Witton about hormones, sex education and masturbation, in which we reveal orgasm tips, what we’d wished our parents has taught us about sex, and why talking about sex is important work. Hannah’s book The Hormone Diaries is out now, as is our book More Orgasms Please: Why Female Pleasure Matters. Produced by Alex Graham. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 35 min
    Beach Body Ready, with Natalie Lee/Style Me Sunday

    Beach Body Ready, with Natalie Lee/Style Me Sunday

    How do we resist the pressure to get 'beach body ready' as summer holiday season approaches? Lisa Williams quizzes Natalie Lee, AKA Style Me Sunday, about how to be a warrior woman on the beach and by the pool, how being a midwife helped her become body positive, and how body positivity compares to body neutrality. They also discuss their favourite sex toys and how some self love helps sleep and mood, and how self-image can affect sexy time. Anniki Sommerville and Lisa also talk about "fanny flutters", holiday romances and banishing bad sex memories.


    To order the Hotbed Collective's brand new book: More Orgasms Please: Why Female Pleasure Matters, click here.


    Don't forget to message us your thoughts on this episode via Instagram @thehotbedcollective For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 35 min
    Position of the Fortnight with Lisa Smosarski

    Position of the Fortnight with Lisa Smosarski

    In this week's episode The Hotbed talk about Love Island, Position of the Fortnight and their book, out now, called ‘More Orgasms Please: Why Female Pleasure Matters’). Anniki interviews Lisa Smosarski, Stylist
    magazine editor and they talk about sex, relationships and how on earth you edit a
    magazine and have 3 kids and a husband and have your fingernails still intact. Recorded at
    Acast Studios. Produced by Lisa Williams, Anniki Sommerville and Alex Graham.
    Useful links:
    To order The Hotbed’s fabulous new book released July 2019, click here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/More-Orgasms-Please-Pleasure-
    Matters/dp/1529110041/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=more+orgasms+please&qid=1561978157&
    s=gateway&sr=8-1



    For The School of Life video about sex starved relationships:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSs2dXDf1Zs
    Please subscribe, rate and review our show if you like it, and send any feedback to
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    • 36 min

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