109 episodes

Being a woman can be messy, difficult and often times gross. It can be challenging to navigate your way through womanhood alone. THE GiRLS ROOM is a safe space where we will discuss all of the topics people are often nervous, embarrassed or ashamed to talk about.
*Rated R: Explicit content will be discussed*

THE GiRLS ROOM Marissa Contelmo

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 40 Ratings

Being a woman can be messy, difficult and often times gross. It can be challenging to navigate your way through womanhood alone. THE GiRLS ROOM is a safe space where we will discuss all of the topics people are often nervous, embarrassed or ashamed to talk about.
*Rated R: Explicit content will be discussed*

    110. Choosing the Right Sex Toy with Jennah Dubois from Honest Sexuality

    110. Choosing the Right Sex Toy with Jennah Dubois from Honest Sexuality

    Welcome back to my ~glamorous~ life!!!!!!!!!!

    In this episode I am joined by THREE (3) TIME GUEST, JENNAH DUBOIS !!!!!!!! Jennah is a trained sex and relationship coach, sex educator and founder of Honest Sexuality. In our previous episode we talked about the things we didn't learn in sex education like how to practice safe sex and preventative measures. This week were building on the topic of things we didn't learn in sex education and talking about pleasure and sex toys. Jennah takes us through the steps one should take when buying and using their first sex toy, what to look for and what to avoid in a toy, and educates us on cleanliness. Together we talk about the importance of pleasure, the deeply rooted shame with sex, and so much more.

    LINKS / MENTIONS: 

    Jennah's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/honestsexuality/
    Jennah's Website: honestsexuality.com

    Bettys Toy Box: https://www.bettystoybox.com/
    Zumio for menopause: myzumio.com
    Crystal Delights: crystaldelights.com
    OhNut: https://ohnut.co/
    Bellesa Boutique *Use code BBHONEST* https://www.bboutique.co/
    Maude Vibe *Use code JENNAH10* https://getmaude.com/collections/devices/products/vibe-personal-massager?variant=39362696118351
    Maude Small Plug *Use code JENNAH10* https://getmaude.com/collections/devices/products/cone?variant=39667656622159
    DAME Bullet Vibrator *Use code HONEST10*: https://www.dameproducts.com/collections/all/products/zee

    DAME Sex Toy Quiz: https://www.dameproducts.com/pages/quiz

    • 43 min
    109. Abortion Is Healthcare with Dr. Meera Shah from Planned Parenthood

    109. Abortion Is Healthcare with Dr. Meera Shah from Planned Parenthood

    In this episode I am joined by by Dr. Meera Shah, a family medicine physician, chief medical officer of New York’s Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic and author of “You’re the Only One I’ve Told: The Stories Behind Abortion”.
    In this essential conversation Dr. Shah educates us on all things regarding abortion. She provides information about the abortion process, the abortion options that are available(and how to get access to them), and how abortion restrictions vary from state to state. Together we talk about what it means for minors to receive an abortion and the judicial bypass, what it would mean for different states if Roe vs. Wade is reversed and her book, “You’re the Only One I’ve Told: The Stories Behind Abortion”. Dr. Shah provides us with many different resources on where to learn more and how to get help and support.

    Thank you so much Dr. Shah and for the team at Planned Parenthood who helped make this happen.

    https://www.abortionfinder.org/

    https://www.plancpills.org/

    https://www.heyjane.co/

    https://aidaccess.org/en/

    https://www.guttmacher.org/

    https://www.plannedparenthood.org/learn/abortion

    • 30 min
    108. The Sex Education You Didn’t Get In School with Jennah Dubois From Honest Sexuality

    108. The Sex Education You Didn’t Get In School with Jennah Dubois From Honest Sexuality

    Welcome back to my ~glamorous~ life!!!!!!

    This month we are talking all things, sex, sex education, pleasure, safety and everything in between. 

    Today we are joined again by the great Jennah Dubois, a trained sex and relationship coach and founder of Honest Sexuality.In this episode we talk about practicing safe sex. This is an important conversation at any time, but with the current ideas of abortion rights being taken away from us, we felt this was necessary. Jennah educates us on everything from condoms and where to obtain them, how to make your own dental dam, the misconception of STIs and STDs, the importance of sex education, external resources and so much more. Together we talk about the fearful idea from politicians to overturn Roe vs Wade and what that means for so many of us.
    We here are THE GiRLS ROOM are fully pro choice and are here to provide you with resources and help with the uncomfortable conversations

    Thank you SO much Jennah. You are a light in this world!!

    LINKS: 

    Jennah's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/honestsexuality/
    Jennah's Website: honestsexuality.com
    Cora Vulva / Vaginal Care Products: https://cora.life/collections/vulva-vaginal-care
    Momotaro Apotheca Vulva / Vaginal Care Products: https://momotaroapotheca.com/
    News Article About Lizelle Herrera's Arrest for More Info / Backstory (*Update, all charges have been dropped) https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/apr/09/texas-woman-26-charged-murder-self-induced-abortion
    Natural Cycles: https://www.naturalcycles.com/
    Getting it by Allison Moon book: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/610453/getting-it-by-allison-moon/

    • 49 min
    107. Menstrual Cycle Phases and Birth Control with Maddie Miles

    107. Menstrual Cycle Phases and Birth Control with Maddie Miles

    TW: Mention of Anorexia Nervosa, Infertility, Depression, Anxiety 

    Happy (one day late) Menstruation May!!!!!

    In this episode I am ecstatic to have Maddie Miles, who is a board-certified integrative health practitioner, women’s health and hormone expert, clinical herbalist and the founder of Peace.Love.Hormones join us. Maddie shares with us her story of how she became involved in women's health and founded her company Peace.Love.Hormones. I share the fact that I do not know how to track my cycle as I have always relied on hormonal birth control pills. Maddie helps educates us on birth control options and her preferred methods, how to track our cycles, what the phases mean, and so much more.

    LINKS:

    Maddie Miles IG: https://www.instagram.com/themaddiemiles/
    Peace.Love.Hormones IG: https://www.instagram.com/peace.love.hormones/
    Buy Soothe: https://www.peacelovehormones.com/collections/all/products/soothe
    Peace.Love.Hormones Podcast: https://www.peacelovehormones.com/pages/new-podcast

    • 38 min
    106. Period Equity with Jessica Williams from Days for Girls

    106. Period Equity with Jessica Williams from Days for Girls

    welcome back to my ~bloody glamorous~ life!!!

    Happy menstruation may!!!!!! A time to bring awareness, acceptance and appreciation to our periods. In this episode I am honored to share the mic with Jessica Williams. Jessica is the Chief Development & Communications Officer for Days for Girls International and she is also the host of The Days for Girls Podcast. Jessica educates us on this amazing organization, their mission and the global issue of period poverty. Together we talk about the work that still needs to be done to break period stigmas and taboos, period empowerment and so much more.

    Thank you so much Jessica and everyone involved in Days for Girls.

    LINKS:
    DFG Website: https://www.daysforgirls.org/
    DFG Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/daysforgirls/
    DFG Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/DaysforgirlsOrg
    DFG Podcast hosted by Jessica Williams: https://www.daysforgirls.org/podcast/

    • 26 min
    105. *~Period Self Care~*

    105. *~Period Self Care~*

    Welcome back to my ~glamorous & bloody~ life!!!!!!

    CUE THE F*****G AIRHORNS IT IS TIME FOR MENSTRUATION MAYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!

    Since last month was April Showers of Self Love and this month is Menstruation May, we are combining the two for an episode on PERIOD SELF CARE!!!!! I talk about how I take care of my body and self during this super fun week:~)!!!

    LOVE YA OXOXXOXOXXXXXXXXXX

    • 21 min

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This is such a great podcast that gets to the root of hard topics. I love how Marissa explores and guides the listener with honesty, vulnerability and intelligence. Two thumbs way up!

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Brings me happiness

Wowowowow. This weeks episode just made me really happy (what are you doing for yourself). Just to hear how someone else was having a hard time and then kind of dug themselves out of it, makes so happy. And hopeful. Honestly one of the few things that made me smile throughout the day. Cannot say enough about how much I love this human being. But you should definitely listen to this and absorb the sunshine that is Marissa, that is The Girls Room.

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Funny and Educational!!

Marissa’s podcast is hilarious! She’s always interesting and unapologetic. Her personal stories make the podcast super relatable. Even though her conversations are fun and easy to listen to they’re always informative and educational! Can’t wait to listen to more chats with Marissa!

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