90 episodes

Conversations about sexual wellness with Dr. Caroline West.

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    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 25 Ratings

Conversations about sexual wellness with Dr. Caroline West.

    Adventures of a Lost Butt Plug

    Adventures of a Lost Butt Plug

    A**l play is fun for a lot of people, but this episode reminds us that its important to have the right tools for the job. This week, Emma tells us about her recent experience of losing a butt plug inside herself, and ending up in hospital to get it removed. Thankfully Emma is on the mend now but her story has lessons we can all learn from!



     



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    Pleasure, Pain, Philosophy, and Patriarchy

    Pleasure, Pain, Philosophy, and Patriarchy

    While an orgasm gap might seem simple on the surface, there can be so much more behind it. Joining me this week to discuss this is podcast host and philosopher Bobo Matjila, who breaks down why pleasure should be equal, but it is often not due to so many intersecting issues from patriarchy, racism, and capitalism. Bobo explores if love is meant to be constant bliss, or inherently involves pain, and why romantic suffering is glamourised by the media.



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    Stalking and the Law

    Stalking and the Law

    Did you know that there is currently no law against stalking in Ireland? With stalking being an issue that a lot of people experience, we need to talk about this and why the law has not taken it as seriously as it should. Eve McDowell from www.stalking.ie talks to me about her terrifying experience of stalking, and why she is campaigning to change the law.



    Join Stalking Ireland for a webinar on this topic in the 6th May (register at the website).



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    Sex in Modern Ireland: Live Panel

    Sex in Modern Ireland: Live Panel

    Joining me for a live panel to discuss what sex and relationships look like in Ireland now are sex educator Grace Alice O 'Shea, sex therapist Fidelia Idgoho, dating researcher Dr. Nicola Fox Hamilton, and LGBTQ+ activist Jay Pope. We discuss different types of relationships, sexual dysfunction, dick pics and dating apps, and so much more. Take a deep dive into the world of sex in Ireland today!



     



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    Where's your mind at?

    Where's your mind at?

    We've heard about mindfulness when it comes to yoga or mental health support, but it can also be used to improve your sex life and relationship with pleasure. Joining me this week to discover how mindfulness leads to sexual happiness is sex educator Portia Brown, who is a lovely, calm voice to guide you on your path to better sex. Portia explains how mindfulness can increase your pleasure in solo or partnered sex, improves self esteem, and increases realtionship satisifaction. Portia is like a calm hug for these pandemic times, so check out this episode for some nurturing guidance.



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    Image Based Sexual Abuse

    Image Based Sexual Abuse

    IBSA is a very common problem in Ireland unfortunately, and we are still understanding the scale of this form of violence. This episode is a hard listen as we cover Roísín Nic Lochlainn's story about being a victim of image based abuse by her peers. Roísín discusses the impact this had on her life, her family, and her social life, and why she decided to speak out about this. If this has happened to you there is support out there from Womens Aid on 1800 341 900 or Men's Aid on 01 554 3811, and it is not your fault.



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Customer Reviews

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25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Idol mind 2 ,

Educational, interesting and entertaining

Thank you Dr West I love listening to your podcasts. You tackle subjects that we shy away from. So interesting and such important conversations.

Dubliner101 ,

Interesting, informative and different!

This podcast introduces me to ideas and people that I would never otherwise come across and that’s exactly what a good podcast should do. A great listen and the host really knows her stuff. Dr West is clearly more than just a ‘sexpert’!

SJSM ,

Smart, Brave and Totally Unmissable

Caroline has the conversations that most of us need to have but don’t know how to start. I love how this podcast gives me access to super smart people who can teach me new things and I don’t even have to leave my house!

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