77 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 • 39 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*

    77. The Importance of Comprehensive Sex Education with Felicia

    77. The Importance of Comprehensive Sex Education with Felicia

    TW: R*pe, Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence

    Welcome back to my ~glamorous~ life!!!!!
    HAPPY MONDAY AND LETS GET JIGGY WITH IT!!

    Felicia talks to us about her background and why she started these amazing nonprofit organizations. Felicia explains to us the importance of comprehensive sex education and breaks down her workshops and seminars with Sex and Self and Bodies A to Z and how they incorporate that. We talk about how the media portrays sex, toxic masculinity, the importance of consent and communication, and much more.

    LINKS:
    Bodies A to Z IG: https://www.instagram.com/bodiesatoz_/
    Sex and Self IG: https://www.instagram.com/sexandself_/
    Ladies Lets Talk About Sex IG: https://www.instagram.com/ladiesletstalkaboutsex/
    Ladies Lets Talk About Sex on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2Y3Gn6SgyXmaBc8OJJCjsa?si=TDFmokhjQOO04KcZ8JBXeA&nd=1
    Official Website: https://www.sexandself.com/

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Breaking Free From Sexual Shame with Jennah

    Breaking Free From Sexual Shame with Jennah

    WARNING THERE IS A FIRE TRUCK HORN AT 18 MINUTES AND THE OCCASIONAL NYC TAXI HONK 

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

    HAPPY MONDAY AND WELCOME TO THIS MONTHS NEW THEME, GETTING JIGGY WITH IT!!!!

    All month long we are learning and talking about all things sex, pleasure, and body confidence. This week we are joined by sex and relationship coach Jennah from Honest Sexuality! Jennah tells us about her background of being raised in conservative Christian culture and the negative effects it had on her relationship with her body, sex and pleasure. Jennah was able to break free from the shame she once felt and used that to become a sex and relationship coach. She tells us about what being a coach means, how she is able to help her clients gain confidence and gives us all tips on how to break free of the stigma of sex, masturbation and pleasure.

    LINKS:
    Jennah's website: https://www.honestsexuality.com/
    Jennahs Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/honestsexuality/

    • 36 min
    Period Sex

    Period Sex

    Welcome back to my ~glamorous~ life!!!!!
    Happy Monday and Happy Menstruation May Finale!!!!!!!!

    In this episode I talk about my journey of my relationship with my period and body. I talk about my past of being disgusted by my period and how that affected my intimate life to now appreciating it and how my views on period sex have changed. I discuss all the (really cool) benefits to having sex while on your period, menstrual products that can be used during penetrative and non penetrative sex, and some tips (from a non expert who has never had period sex lolz).

    If you take anything away from this podcast let it be: Always practice CONSENT, use a condom and be f*****g proud of your menstruating body!!!

    Thank you for an incredible month filled with so much learning, laughs, and incredible conversations with my amazing guests.

    I LOVE YOU ALL SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!

    MENSTRUATION NON PROFITS TO LEARN MORE AND DONATE TO:
    Period -
    "PERIOD is a youth-fueled nonprofit that strives to eradicate period poverty and stigma through service, education, and advocacy."
    https://www.period.org/
    Freedom 4 Girls -
    "Missions and aims are to support those who menstruate by challenging the stigmas, taboos and gender inequalities associated with menstruation through education, provision of menstrual health management solutions and actively being at the forefront of the wider campaign against period poverty."
    https://www.freedom4girls.co.uk/
    Dignity Period -
    "We began our work in Ethiopia to help girls stay in school by providing the supplies and education they need to manage menstruation. We've since brought our mission home, working to end period poverty in our local community of St. Louis."
    https://www.dignityperiod.org/
    Days for Girls -
    "Days for Girls advances menstrual equity, health, dignity and opportunity for all. We transform periods into pathways."
    https://www.daysforgirls.org/
    Helping Women Period -
    "Helping Women Period is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization, committed to supplying menstrual health products to people that menstruate who are either homeless or low-income."
    https://www.helpingwomenperiod.org/
    The Pad Project -
    "We are working to promote the health and wellbeing of menstruators by increasing access to affordable, hygienic menstrual products and by funding MHM and SRHR workshops. By providing menstrual products we are also helping students stay in school, which allows them to receive a quality education."
    https://thepadproject.org/
    Women In Training -
    "Women in Training, Inc. (WIT) is a youth empowerment organization that advocates for menstrual equity, menstrual education, and engages girls and nonbinary youth, ages 10 to 18, in community service and social justice."
    https://www.womenintraining.org/
    I Support The Girls -
    "Through an international network of Affiliates, I Support the Girls collects and distributes essential items, including bras, underwear, and menstrual hygiene products, allowing women and folx experiencing homelessness, impoverishment, or distress to stand tall with dignity. A woman shouldn’t have to choose between feeding herself and her personal health.  Every woman should have the ability to maintain her dignity. Around the globe we're helping girls and women experiencing homelessness, victims of domestic violence, victims of sex trafficking, refugees and evacuees affected by natural disasters."
    https://isupportthegirls.org/

    • 27 min
    Learning, Looking Back & Living It Up: Period Edition with Melinda and Uma

    Learning, Looking Back & Living It Up: Period Edition with Melinda and Uma

    Welcome back to my ~glamorous~ life!!!!
    Happy Menstruation May!!!!

    This week we have TWO very special guests, Melinda & Uma founders of Lets Sync Health on Instagram! In this episode we learn about periods, look back on embarrassing and funny experiences, and talk about how to still live our lives while on our periods. Melinda and Uma talk about their platform Lets Sync Health, what encouraged them to start it, and the importance of conversations about women's health. Melinda and Uma break down and explain step by step what happens during the menstrual cycle. We go further to talk about our individual cycles, period weeks, product preferences, self care and last but not least - period horror stories. 

    Thank you so much Melinda and Uma! Please go follow Lets Sync Health on Instagram!!

    LINKS:
    Lets Sync Health on IG:
    https://www.instagram.com/lets.sync.health/

    • 37 min
    WTF Is Endometriosis with Mo Lohre

    WTF Is Endometriosis with Mo Lohre

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

    Happy Monday & Happy Menstruation May!!

    This week we are joined with a very special guest, Mo Lohre, an endometriosis warrior who educates others and shares her story on this disease through her accounts MoMo_Tivate and Going.Robe.
    Mo explains what the f**k endometriosis is and breaks down both her diseases of Pelvic and Thoracic Endometriosis. She takes us through every step in her ongoing battle with this disease. She shares with us her symptoms, struggles, surgeries, countless appointments and misdiagnoses. Through this battle she has found her voice, not only to stand up for herself but as well as others fighting for others with endometriosis. With this passion for helping others she created her account MoMo_Tivate on Instagram where she spreads awareness and educates others on this disease, motivates those who might also be struggling and has formed a community of endo warriors!!

    Mo I commend you time and time again for your strength, bravery and passion to help others. You are truly a warrior.


    Links:
    Mo's IG:
    https://www.instagram.com/momo_tivate/
    https://www.instagram.com/going.robe/

    Extrapelvic Not Rare Endometriosis Education:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/735515309971721
    Nancy Nooks Endometriosis Education:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/NancysNookEndoEd

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Sustainable Period Products with Katie, Founder & CEO of Viv

    Sustainable Period Products with Katie, Founder & CEO of Viv

    Welcome back to my ~glamorous~ life!!!!
    Happy Monday and Happy Menstruation May!!!!!!
    This week we are joined by special guest, Katie, founder and CEO of Viv, a line of eco-friendly period care, to educate us on the importance of sustainable period products. Katie shares the backstory on Viv and breaks down each of their period products. She talks to us about the importance of sustainable period care and why all of Viv's products are eco-friendly. While explaining period products, Katie gives us some valuable information on the menstrual cup, how to use it, what folds she prefers, and some helpful tips along the way!
    Be sure to check out VivForYourV.com to purchase your own products and learn more!

    LINKS:
    Viv's Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/vivforyourv/
    Viv's Website:
    https://vivforyourv.com/
    Voices by Viv Podcast on Spotify:
    https://open.spotify.com/show/08lRaodxYIyidNpKm00ptu
    Voices by Viv Podcast on Apple Pods:
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/voices-by-viv/id1551705023

    MENSTRUATION NON PROFITS TO LEARN MORE AND DONATE TO:
    Period -
    "PERIOD is a youth-fueled nonprofit that strives to eradicate period poverty and stigma through service, education, and advocacy."
    https://www.period.org/
    Freedom 4 Girls -
    "Missions and aims are to support those who menstruate by challenging the stigmas, taboos and gender inequalities associated with menstruation through education, provision of menstrual health management solutions and actively being at the forefront of the wider campaign against period poverty."
    https://www.freedom4girls.co.uk/
    Dignity Period -
    "We began our work in Ethiopia to help girls stay in school by providing the supplies and education they need to manage menstruation. We've since brought our mission home, working to end period poverty in our local community of St. Louis."
    https://www.dignityperiod.org/
    Days for Girls -
    "Days for Girls advances menstrual equity, health, dignity and opportunity for all. We transform periods into pathways."
    https://www.daysforgirls.org/
    Helping Women Period -
    "Helping Women Period is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization, committed to supplying menstrual health products to people that menstruate who are either homeless or low-income."
    https://www.helpingwomenperiod.org/
    The Pad Project -
    "We are working to promote the health and wellbeing of menstruators by increasing access to affordable, hygienic menstrual products and by funding MHM and SRHR workshops. By providing menstrual products we are also helping students stay in school, which allows them to receive a quality education."
    https://thepadproject.org/
    Women In Training -
    "Women in Training, Inc. (WIT) is a youth empowerment organization that advocates for menstrual equity, menstrual education, and engages girls and nonbinary youth, ages 10 to 18, in community service and social justice."
    https://www.womenintraining.org/
    I Support The Girls -
    "Through an international network of Affiliates, I Support the Girls collects and distributes essential items, including bras, underwear, and menstrual hygiene products, allowing women and folx experiencing homelessness, impoverishment, or distress to stand tall with dignity. A woman shouldn’t have to choose between feeding herself and her personal health.  Every woman should have the ability to maintain her dignity. Around the globe we're helping girls and women experiencing homelessness, victims of domestic violence, victims of sex trafficking, refugees and evacuees affected by natural disasters."
    https://isupportthegirls.org/

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

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39 Ratings

39 Ratings

ToriFoti ,

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!!

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-Nina & Madison from Weekly Wondering Podcast ✨

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Everyone needs to listen!

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