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The Sex & Podcast explores how we work through different health blocks to get the sex we want. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/sexand/support

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The Sex & Podcast explores how we work through different health blocks to get the sex we want. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/sexand/support

    28: Trauma Healing through Kink with Shanae "HonestlyNae" Adams

    28: Trauma Healing through Kink with Shanae "HonestlyNae" Adams

    Kink/BDSM comes with a mix of taboo and curiosity. For those passionate about kink and are involved in the community, we see the ways that participating in kink is healing work. In this episode, I talk to Shanae “HonestlyNae” Adams (she/they) about her work as a Professional Domme, and the ways the experience has been transformative for them and their clients. For those with melanated skin, like Shanae, finding welcoming spaces can be a challenge, but it doesn’t stop her from entering those spaces and taking up the space she and her Black peers deserve to be included in. Shanae is also a therapist. We talk about the phenomenal ways therapy and professional dominating are similar, including boundaries, providing safety, and healing.

    In this episode, we also talk about:

    - Ethics of doing both Professional Domming and Therapy

    - Navigating new spaces as a Black kinkster

    - Kink shaming in the therapy field

    - The world is on fire, literally and metaphorically, and not having the answers for how to navigate it


    Shanae "HonestlyNae" Adams (she/they) is a Black therapist and Domme currently living in Denver, CO. Shanae serves their community in other ways including as an educator and sex-positive enthusiast. Their passion revolves around the liberation of embracing sexuality and are known for my dynamic workshops, sex-positive mindset, and eliminating the "taboo" surrounding sex and sexuality.

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    If you’d like to contact Shanae Adams, you can do so on:
    Website: HonestlyNae.com
    Instagram: @HonestlyNae
    Therapy Website: M.A.I. Therapeutic Services
    Instagram: @MAItherapyservices

    Check out my website for more
    http://www.meagannarvaez.com

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    • 52 min
    27: Mothering Hope: A Queer Doula Trying to Get Pregnant with Liam Martz

    27: Mothering Hope: A Queer Doula Trying to Get Pregnant with Liam Martz

    Liam and her wife, Carrie, have been trying to have a baby for about a year. In the beginning, there was a romanticized feeling about what it would be like to conceive. The experience was intimate, sensual, and brought the couple closer together. Month after month of unsuccessful attempts to get pregnant shifted the experience from joy to misery. As the one who would be pregnant, Liam never anticipated the dysphoria, dissociation, and trauma of having to put sperm, or “the material”, inside her body. She and her wife also didn’t anticipate the emotional toll it would take on their relationship. They both grieved each failed attempt together, but differently. With the support of a couple’s therapist, Liam and her wife were able to take a moment to reevaluate themselves and their relationship values. This has helped them let go of expectations and understand that no matter what happens in the future, their love for each other matters most.

    Liam Martz is a 29-year-old white, queer, femme lesbian. She is a certified birth, postpartum, and full-spectrum doula and childbirth educator. Liam has a background as a sexual health educator, a certified medical assistant, a state reproductive policy activist, and a project leader for inclusive medical facilities.

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    If you’d like to contact Liam, you can do so on:
    Website: https://www.breadandrosesdoula.com/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/doulaxliam/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/breadandrosesdoula

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    Website: https://www.meagannarvaez.com/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/meagan.therapist/


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    • 43 min
    26: ENCORE: Sex & Suppression of the True Self, Alcohol Addiction with Roberta Garcia

    26: ENCORE: Sex & Suppression of the True Self, Alcohol Addiction with Roberta Garcia

    Roberta Garcia is a trans-female born in the South and now lives in Seattle. Growing up, she knew she was different, but didn’t have the language for why. Her family told her to stop acting and sounding feminine *insert limp wrist here*. When she was a teenager, still living as a male, Roberta was raped by a male. This period began her chronic battle with alcoholism, which became so severe that Roberta needed a liver transplant –– almost losing her life.

    Roberta, fortunately, had a supporting, loving, accepting wife in Debra. As Roberta began to understand that she was actually bisexual and trans, Debra was there for her every step of the way. Unfortunately, Debra was also battling for her life, with her own health issues. Since Debra’s death, Roberta has experienced survivor’s guilt. Each day she continues to explore herself within her gender and sexuality through therapy, kink, polyamory, and geekiness.

    (Original episode published 2/29/2020)

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    If you would like to get in touch with Roberta, you can message her via:
    Instagram @ms._bobbi_ https://www.instagram.com/ms._bobbi_/
    FetLife: @wasubi https://fetlife.com/users/2724854

    Follow me on social media:
    Website: https://www.meagannarvaez.com/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/meagan.therapist
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sexcoachmeagan
    Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/sexcoachmeagan

    Become an Exclusive Patron of the show! https://www.patreon.com/meagannarvaez


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    • 1 hr 24 min
    25: Don't Underestimate Your Pleasure Journey with Windy (@sexedliberator)

    25: Don't Underestimate Your Pleasure Journey with Windy (@sexedliberator)

    Windy (she/they pronouns) is a 29-year-old self-liberator advocate and pleasure activist. She identifies as Afro Caribbean/Haitian and pansexual.

    In this episode, Windy takes us on her journey to pleasure starting from when she began to question the sexual expression and education she learned in Haiti. Haiti, formally a French colony, still sees sexuality from a colonized perspective aka the way the French did. Windy recognizes how her culture sees sexuality is disconnected and has been lost through time, but that hasn’t stopped her from wanting to find what sexuality means to her.

    In 2020, Windy was diagnosed with pseudotumor cerebri, a chronic illness that is like having a tumor in the brain that’s not actually there. While receiving medical care, Windy also contracted and overcame COVID-19. Throughout the grief, fear, and pain, Windy has used her desire to focus on pleasure to help her cope.

    Windy's mission is to decolonize her sexuality, use pleasure to heal, and help others do the same.

    Also discussed in this episode:

    - decolonized sexuality

    - colorism and anti-Blackness

    - losing pleasure in a relationship

    - rediscovering one's pleasure after a relationship

    - fear of the medical system for Black people

    - chronic pain and illness

    - the pleasure in setting boundaries

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    If you’d like to contact Windy you can do so on:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sexedliberator/

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    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sexcoachmeagan/
    Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/sexcoachmeagan


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    • 48 min
    24: Feeling Sexy and Free Spirited with Lindsey Graves

    24: Feeling Sexy and Free Spirited with Lindsey Graves

    Lindsey Graves is a San Diego based Registered Nurse, Yoga teacher, and plant lady. She has also been sober from alcohol, or as she calls it, free of spirits, since 12/18/18. 

    In the episode, Lindsey shares her journey to a Free Spirited life and the self-growth she has made in an alcohol-free mindset. Lindsey now has room to focus on her creativity, yoga practice, feminine energy, and self-esteem. Lindsey feels sexier and more present in her sex life now than she did while drinking. 

    In this episode, we talk about the difference between substance sex and sober sex, breakups, healing, and how pets and plants help us move through our grief process. 

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    If you’d like to contact Lindsey, you can do so on:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freeofspirits_/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/soultry_yoga/

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    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/meagan.therapist/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/meagan.lmhc
    Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/meagan_lmhc


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    • 49 min
    23: Sex & Beating Life Circumstances with Damien Edwards

    23: Sex & Beating Life Circumstances with Damien Edwards

    Damien Edwards is a cis-male, gay African American. He is also a Texas native and the eldest of three kids. Growing up in Mansfield, Texas, a town with a history of being prejudiced and racist, he didn’t always feel like he had the freedom to be his authentic self. Through the years, Damien spent his time discovering who he wanted to be and what groups he fit into. Years of being questioned and ridiculed for things he could not change made him self-conscious. Damien is also a people pleaser and loves to help people in need. This, combined with other personality traits, can sometimes make him feel lost in a group even when it’s filled with people he loves and cares about.

    Today, Damien works at a corporate office for an oil and gas company and runs a business with his boyfriend. He continues to try to better himself by always rising above any adversity he faces.

    In this episode we talk about:


    Identity issues and insecurities
    Microagressions
    Sex
    Substance use
    Mental health
    Abandonment issues
    Beating identity statistics
    Self-worth
    Seeking therapy


    For those interested in finding a therapist and want a place to start, try:
    Me (WA residents only): https://www.fullcirclecounselinggroup.com/meagan-narvaez
    Open Path Psychotherapy Collective: https://openpathcollective.org/
    Inclusive Therapists: https://www.inclusivetherapists.com/
    Glimmer: https://weglimmer.com/
    Coronavirus online therapy: https://www.coronavirusonlinetherapy.org

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    If you’d like to contact Damien, you can do via:
    Email: damien.edwards@mavs.uta.edu
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/damien_1023/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/damien.edwards.5

    Shop his clothing business run by him and his boyfriend, Kurtis Zolman: https://kaizfashion.com/

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    Website: https://www.meagannarvaez.com/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/meagan.therapist/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sexcoachmeagan/
    Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/sexcoachmeagan


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    • 1 hr 8 min

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