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    Being Single on Valentine's Day Could Actually Be a Good Thing

    Being Single on Valentine's Day Could Actually Be a Good Thing

    I emanation buying some Valentine’s Day goodies from Askgoody.com/shop. Why did I choose them out of ALL the spaces available to buy great toys? I chose them because they are Black Owned and Goody is a whole sex educator! So yeah, this Black History month (and all year) I am supporting Black owned businesses.

    Channeling Your Inner Clit

    Channeling Your Inner Clit

     Last week while I was in the therapy office I said something out my mouth
    that didn't make no daggone sense when I said it but made perfect freaking
    sense as I explained it. I told someone to act like their clitoris. To
    channel their clitoris and to live that life.

    I know y'all are probably reading this with a side eye but it was actually
    in the context of what Black folk, especially Black women do all the time,
    work to produce.

    Healing Is Not Linear

    Healing Is Not Linear

    Have you ever been going through something mentally or emotionally and felt
    like you should be able to get over it in a couple of days? You told
    yourself that healing shouldn’t take long, so you’re confused when you’re
    still upset weeks later.

    Goals and Resolutions: Creating A Plan to Actually Make Shit Happen

    Goals and Resolutions: Creating A Plan to Actually Make Shit Happen

    I mean you are making monetary goals and every other goal you can think of,
    telling yourself you are going to start working towards them come Jan 1
    because you feel hope and a sense of urgency, but then you feel overwhelmed
    and done. You started with desire, hope, and happiness, and now you're
    feeling discouraged, overwhelmed, and overworked. So, let's talk about how
    you stay on track with your 2020 goals.

    Single During the Holidays

    Single During the Holidays

    Source: https://www.singleblackmale.org/2014/05/09/8-things-black-women-hate-called/black-woman-short-hair-upset-2/
















    Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year, they’re all around the corner. So, I have to ask, are you ready to deal with your family? 
    We all  know how it is when you go home, all your family is there, that auntie, your uncles, some of them you love and some of them you're not even sure you like. And while everybody is hanging out waiting for grandma to finish cooking dinner, they get to asking dumb questions. I mean all kinds of things like:

    "Did you lose weight?” 
    “Oh you look little more hefty, you been eating good?”
    Then comes the one that you’ve really, really been dreading....
    "How come you ain't got no boyfriend" or "You still don’t have a special girl?"
    “Why ain't you married yet?” “Where my grandbabies?”

    Those are some of the most disrespectful questions that you'll get over this holiday season, mostly because your relatives have failed to MIND THEIR BUSINESS! They don’t know that there are therapeutic benefits (you can read about them here!) Being single over the holidays can be really rough because of various things, specifically having family members ask about why you don't have somebody special in your life. It can feel like it's a personal failure on your part because you didn’t do what your family has expected you to do and get knocked up or at least start your journey by dating someone. I mean let’s be honest, aren’t all these questions founded on the fact that your family want some little ones running around? And while I can respect that they want something so special, you still have a whole life to live that should not be revolving around whether you're going to disappoint your family for the holidays. At the end of the day, your being single has nothing to do with your self worth. It's just a part of where you are in life.
    So, if you’re not in the mood to share your life or feel like you need to explain yourself here is your guide on how to deal with your family asking dumb ass questions, especially about your singledom over the holidays. (Yes, I said singledom!)
    Now there have been many solutions out there, one of my favorites has been seeing people put up those ads for fake boyfriends and girlfriends. You know the one, I’m talking about - where they offer to be your girlfriend/boyfriend for a couple hours in exchange for some of grandma’s collard greens and sweet potato pie! And that is certainly one way to go, I have to give it to them, it is innovative. 
    But ya’ll should know by now I'm all about telling the truth wherever and whenever possible. So, you can tell your relatives that your therapist (which is me today) said to mind they business and that you can't be with nobody right now. BOOM!
    Another way to deal, other than having a fake partner or having a fake therapist is to tell your family that you're not allowed to be with nobody. If you have a religious bunch why don't you go ahead and tell them that you are married to the Lord. Tell them that the Lord said He will provide when the time is right, your earthly husband or earthly wife or earthly person. What they gonna say? Isn't it blasphemous if they try to say something like "well the Lord need to hurry up?" Though, I have been known to say that line a time or two myself, but I ain’t got no couth. And as you tell them, be sure to ask them kindly to pass you the ham at the same time! 
    In all seriousness, if you feel like you have the type of family that will carry on about what accomplishments you don't have, comparing you, or otherwise making you feel less-than about your life like including not having a partner at the holidays, you need not spend your time with them. This is

    Whose Life You Living: Doing Vs. Being

    Whose Life You Living: Doing Vs. Being

    I am constantly reminding my people that they are enough! I remind them
    that there is nothing they can do to prove their worth and they shouldn’t
    feel like they need to. When you start trying to prove your value and worth
    you’ll find yourself doing instead of being. 

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