42 episodes

Welcome to The Smart Sex Podcast – Real talk about Sex, Relationships and HOT Topics. Hi! I'm your host Leslie Gustafson, licensed Sex Therapist , Marriage & Relationship Coach & Master Psychotherapist of 30 years ( I say that humbly and for credibility so you know you are in knowledgeable, experienced hands.) I have had the privilege of being FOX TV’s Sex & Relationship Expert for 5 1/2 years as well as being a guest on Access Hollywood, and all the major networks and many radio channels. It was time to start my own show and dig in more deeply and expressively.

In the coming episodes, you can expect we will be talking A LOT about Sex – how to have amazing sex, current #sexgeek facts, hot off the press research, sex enhancing tips, sex ed, and how to expand your own eroticism and intimacy.

You will hear from experts and I will be your personal expert fielding your questions in my “askthetherapist” segments. If you’ve been following me elsewhere on social media platforms you know this is something I’ve been doing for the last 6 years. It will happen here now.

You will also be hearing from couples in love. Couples willing to tell their stories and share the intimate details of their lives and include you in how they navigate their love. You will be able to listen in on conversations between women (some of my closet, most authentic girlfriends) sharing their real lives, histories, thoughts and humor regarding sex, wife-ing, mom-ing, their relationships, what they want and their big opinions about current HOT topics

And, you will hear from men - Real Men willing to talk real about what it means to be a man in the current age and how life, sex and relationships work for them and what they want and hope for. My therapist husband will show up here too at times so I can pick his big, sexy brain and you can benefit from that.

And we will have adventures where I learn about new things, try them out and let you in on the experiences. Yes. I kept that vague on purpose.

And I hope you will tune in. I hope to entertain you! If these episodes aren’t stimulating, fun, interesting and at times lol humorous, then I’ve missed the point! So whether you listen in from the privacy of your own cars or rooms with your earbuds in or whether you gather as couples, or with friends and you listen and talk among each other. Let’s expand the conversation about SEX, LOVE, RELATIONSHIPS - be better, sexier and smarter for it & have a blast doing it! Pun intended.

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    • 4.8 • 23 Ratings

Welcome to The Smart Sex Podcast – Real talk about Sex, Relationships and HOT Topics. Hi! I'm your host Leslie Gustafson, licensed Sex Therapist , Marriage & Relationship Coach & Master Psychotherapist of 30 years ( I say that humbly and for credibility so you know you are in knowledgeable, experienced hands.) I have had the privilege of being FOX TV’s Sex & Relationship Expert for 5 1/2 years as well as being a guest on Access Hollywood, and all the major networks and many radio channels. It was time to start my own show and dig in more deeply and expressively.

In the coming episodes, you can expect we will be talking A LOT about Sex – how to have amazing sex, current #sexgeek facts, hot off the press research, sex enhancing tips, sex ed, and how to expand your own eroticism and intimacy.

You will hear from experts and I will be your personal expert fielding your questions in my “askthetherapist” segments. If you’ve been following me elsewhere on social media platforms you know this is something I’ve been doing for the last 6 years. It will happen here now.

You will also be hearing from couples in love. Couples willing to tell their stories and share the intimate details of their lives and include you in how they navigate their love. You will be able to listen in on conversations between women (some of my closet, most authentic girlfriends) sharing their real lives, histories, thoughts and humor regarding sex, wife-ing, mom-ing, their relationships, what they want and their big opinions about current HOT topics

And, you will hear from men - Real Men willing to talk real about what it means to be a man in the current age and how life, sex and relationships work for them and what they want and hope for. My therapist husband will show up here too at times so I can pick his big, sexy brain and you can benefit from that.

And we will have adventures where I learn about new things, try them out and let you in on the experiences. Yes. I kept that vague on purpose.

And I hope you will tune in. I hope to entertain you! If these episodes aren’t stimulating, fun, interesting and at times lol humorous, then I’ve missed the point! So whether you listen in from the privacy of your own cars or rooms with your earbuds in or whether you gather as couples, or with friends and you listen and talk among each other. Let’s expand the conversation about SEX, LOVE, RELATIONSHIPS - be better, sexier and smarter for it & have a blast doing it! Pun intended.

    Behind the Scenes with a Contemporary Spicy Romance Writer_Episode 41

    Behind the Scenes with a Contemporary Spicy Romance Writer_Episode 41

    I've got a hot episode for you today.
    Caterina Passarelli is a former TV News Producer turned romance author and entrepreneur from Michigan, close to Detroit. She writes in the contemporary, billionaire, and soon-to-be mafia romance genres. When she worked for the news, she was the morning Producer, so she went from writing about murders to writing about love!.

    Caterina gives us a behind-the-scenes look at her process of writing romance, and she talks about the complications of putting a spicy book into the world. Caterina also shares some personal thoughts about what she wants women to feel when she reads her books.

    We cover the benefits of reading romance and overcoming the judgment of being a romance writer. You'll even get my take on one of her books that I have read personally and how it impacted me.

    Caterina has written 6 novels available on Amazon, with 3 more due to be published soon. Many of her books have made it to the Top 100 of their genres.

    Find Caterina online!

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    Shop Caterina's books on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/author/caterinapassarelli 

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    Men's Self Esteem and Sex Esteem_Episode 40

    Men's Self Esteem and Sex Esteem_Episode 40

    You've heard of self-esteem, but have you heard of sex esteem? What do self-esteem and sex esteem mean for men in particular? What is intrinsic and extrinsic about both concepts? How does it help or hurt us in the bedroom and in our relationship with our partner?

    Today I have a guest you know if you're a regular listener of The Smart Sex Podcast. Doug is not just my love, my sweet darling husband of 24 years. He is also a personal development, leadership, relationship, and emotional IQ coach, and a therapist of over 40 years.

    We're excited to connect and share with you today.

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    • 55 min
    It's the Second Anniversary! Episode_39

    It's the Second Anniversary! Episode_39

    The show is BACK! I took a break over the summer, I am thrilled to bring you season 3 of The Smart Sex Podcast.

    Before we dive into the upcoming season, I want to take today to celebrate where we've been and highlight the connections we've made in the last year.

    We're looking back at guests who have brought expertise to subjects involving having fun, being intentional and mindful, and some difficult discussions about sexual trauma.

    Despite adversity and living in the middle of a world that feels so disconnected, I hope that you have found connection. I hope that you feel smarter and sexier because of the first two seasons of this podcast.

    I am so excited to share even more incredible guests with you. Be sure to subscribe, share if you dare, and leave your review!

    Thank you, as always, listeners, for being so loyal and sharing in this journey with me, and with the special guests I have here on the show. I can't wait to share what's coming up!

    • 36 min
    "Play" in the Bedroom_Episode 38

    "Play" in the Bedroom_Episode 38

    Today I'm excited to have a special guest, who is also my partner, my lover, and my best friend in life.

    We're talking about such a timely topic. "Play" is so critical to our well-being and relationships, and it has been compromised in the pandemic.

    Doug and I go into play in general, play individually, as a couple, and play in the bedroom. We want to inspire you to create a playful lifestyle with your partner!


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    • 51 min
    Sex Education from Birth to Launch and Beyond_Episode 37

    Sex Education from Birth to Launch and Beyond_Episode 37

    If there's an episode of The Smart Sex Podcast to listen to more than once, it's this one.

    Dr. Lea Lis takes us through the journey of sex education, from birth to adulthood in a way that will rock your world. She gives advice about age-appropriate conversations and behavior to model for our kids that will challenge us toward a healthy view of sex and sexuality.

    Lea pushes the envelope and even goes against what we view as cultural norms. Buckle up, listen closely, and no matter what stage of parenting you're in, take notes!

    Dr. Lea Lis is the 'Shameless Psychiatrist.' She is a double board certified Adult and Child psychiatrist, and Assistant Clinical Professor at New York Medical College. She has a bustling practice in the Hamptons where she sees patients from all family arrangements.

    Her book, “No Shame: Real Talk With Your Kids About Sex, Self-Confidence, and Healthy Relationships,” helps people pass down intergenerational wisdom, instead of trauma, by using modern psychotherapy techniques which she perfected throughout her many years of experience. She is an expert in the field of psychology, and hopes to change the way we speak about sex.

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    • 58 min
    Mindfulness in the Bedroom, with Kim Boda_Episode 36

    Mindfulness in the Bedroom, with Kim Boda_Episode 36

    Kim Boda, today's guest, is passionate about helping entrepreneurs and Realtors to level up and reach their highest potential through high-performance coaching, mindfulness, and neuroscience programs. She is a real estate expert at eXp Realty, a certified High-Performance Coach, Neurochangesolutions Corporate Trainer, and teaches "Mindfulness At Work" to organizations.

    Kim creates the real, strong, and legitimate link between mindfulness, sex, and intimacy.

    With her simple and practical tactics, she teaches us how to be connected with our mind and body. There is so much that we hold in our body, and without a doubt, we take that into the bedroom with us.

    Kim and I even do a little mindfulness practice in the episode. I hope you'll follow along with us.

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    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

EddieOakland ,

Episode 30 Cultivating Your Sensuality & Erotic Energy

Somehow I missed this episode, but everyone should listen to this episode. Great discussion about getting in touch with sensuality and a good discussion of the "societal norms" that intimidate women (and men!) from experiencing sensuality. Really great content. Great guest, Leslie

RLMtz ,

Refreshing Conversation about Sex and Relationships

Love this fresh conversation around sex and relationship. I have learned so much from Leslie in the past year. She has a plethora of knowledge and is quite the entertainer. She has a way of making you feel a part of the conversation. The podcast is a combination of laughs, entertainment , and most importantly education. Get to know yourself and your partner better, listen to this pod! It’s a winner!

Babizinha ,

YOU WILL LEARN SO MUCH!

Leslie is fun and knowledgeable! I’ve been following her for a long time. Her tips are practical and has improved my life a lot! As a Mom as a wife and a friend and just me. She has the touch, she has the magic to reach in and change people’s life, she can talk to you in such away that you feel safe and understood. You will do yourself a favor by listening to Leslie, and lucky to catch a few of the sparkles of wisdom he is spreading.

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