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My mission is to empower women to live their best love lives. Combining the power of mind-work, body-science and relationships, I joyously break down the societal barriers that are keeping us from living our best intimate lives.
Whether you are young or past menopause, single or in a long-term bond, it is never too late or too early to realize YOU ARE NOT BROKEN. With humor, candor and ease, I break down the stories that we have been told about being sexual beings, to help us play, explore, and normalize our lives. Nothing in this podcast is personal medical advice, of course.

You Are Not Broken KJ Casperson, MD

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 175 Ratings

My mission is to empower women to live their best love lives. Combining the power of mind-work, body-science and relationships, I joyously break down the societal barriers that are keeping us from living our best intimate lives.
Whether you are young or past menopause, single or in a long-term bond, it is never too late or too early to realize YOU ARE NOT BROKEN. With humor, candor and ease, I break down the stories that we have been told about being sexual beings, to help us play, explore, and normalize our lives. Nothing in this podcast is personal medical advice, of course.

    Menopause Whisperer - Dr. Jim Simon

    Menopause Whisperer - Dr. Jim Simon

    Meet the Menopause Whisperer – Dr. Jim Simon

    My listeners want the truth!  And they are so hungry for it! Why did "we" scare everyone off of hormones, why are doctors so hesitant to be proactive on hormones.  What the "actual" risks of taking hormones are.

    Set me straight on "progestins" including progesterone and all the others

    Breast cancer and the Women’s Health Initiative – we get the facts about hormones and breast cancer risk.

    Hormones protect your heart and bones, especially between ages 50-60.

    The myth of “you need to stop hormones at a certain age”

    Risks of hormone therapy compared to other medications.

    How to get smart about hormones?

    In menopausal women, the risk of alcohol is higher than the risk of hormones.

    What men should know about menopause and menopause hormones.

    “Menopause is mid-life” Dr. Simon

    The role of testosterone in mid-age. How the “rules of the game” are stacked against women in regards to getting a FDA approved testosterone medicine for women.

    https://intimmedicine.com/

    Article on prescribing testosterone for women:

    https://www.jsm.jsexmed.org/action/showPdf?pii=S1743-6095%2820%2930982-6


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    • 43 min
    BONUS! Book Club with Dr. Laurie Mintz

    BONUS! Book Club with Dr. Laurie Mintz

    Welcome along with me and Dr. Laurie Mintz and a cohort of female physicians as we do a book club on her amazing book, “Becoming Cliterate”

    Why she wrote the book.

    Why the knowledge of female anatomy and pleasure keeps getting lost.

    Her new inspiration to educate young men.  And her informal poll on what the guys want.

    Learn who started researching the orgasm gap in the first place.

    How many different types of orgasms are possible and do they all come from the clitoris or from many different places – and why do we even care?

    The idea of “consent” when you have sex that you don’t really want to or do it as a “duty or obligation”

    Her wish for physicians to help their patients.

    Becoming Cliterate https://amzn.to/3n7nNyK

    A Tired Woman’s Guide to Passionate Sex https://amzn.to/3n7nNyK


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    • 34 min
    Becoming Cliterate – Orgasmic Inequality with Dr. Laurie Mintz

    Becoming Cliterate – Orgasmic Inequality with Dr. Laurie Mintz

    Dr. Laurie Mintz is a feminist author, therapist, professor, and speaker whose life’s work has been committed to helping people live more authentic, meaningful, joyful—and sexually satisfying—lives through the art and science of psychology.

    Background story - how she got into sexuality education and therapy?

    Everyone cares about a woman’s libido – but I want to ask – are women just having boring sex?

    Tell us the stats about orgasmic inequality and how this ties in to affecting a woman’s libido

    The orgasm gap is even worse for the hook up culture – can you tell us the data and why it is concerning.

    What is her opinion on scheduling sex?

    She talks about stress and overwork as top reasons for lowered sex life – my women say “oh yeah” but what should they actually do about it.

    She says that “empowerment in the bedroom leads to confidence in the boardroom” – please tell us more.

    In her “tired guide” book you say there is no pill for desire – that book was 2009 – now there is a pill and an injection – what are her thoughts about these?

    If someone asked me to re-do sex ed for our youth – I would include pleasure, vulvar anatomy, the lie that PIV causes orgasms for women – what would you add?

    I want to ask her about three women and hear her advice

    A 20 yo single, just starting out

    A 38 yo, married, kids, full time job – lost her libido, doesn’t enjoy sex

    A 58 yo, post menopause, kids out of the house, husband feels like a roomate

    What her opinion of us educators not being able to use or being afraid of saying certain words on

    Becoming Cliterate https://amzn.to/373dMe6

    The Tired Woman’s Guide to Passionate Sex:  https://amzn.to/373dMe6

    https://www.instagram.com/drlauriemintz

    https://www.drlauriemintz.com/

    Magnificent Sex by Peggy Kleinplatz https://amzn.to/3C9UelT


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    • 37 min
    You Can't Fail At Sex

    You Can't Fail At Sex

    Jessa Zimmerman is a licensed couples’ counselor and nationally certified sex therapist. She works in private practice in Seattle, WA. Over the course of her therapy career, she has focused almost exclusively on helping couples with their emotional and sexual intimacy.

    In her years of clinical experience, Zimmerman has treated hundreds of couples who have struggled to feel sexual desire and fulfillment. Her clients describe having a good relationship in other ways, but their sex life has become difficult to the point that they start to avoid sex. These are people who love each other but are struggling to have a sex life they both enjoy.

    She specializes in helping these couples who find that sex has become stressful, negative, disappointing, or pressured. She educates, coaches, and supports people as they go through her 4 pillar experiential process that allows them real world practice in changing their relationship and their sex life, guiding them to become easily intimate.

    How do you become “easily intimate”?

    How Hollywood messes us up.

    You have a video “no libido, no problem” tell us more

    Talk about how “low libido” is just desire discrepancy

    How can women be more engaged in sex?

    Top three mistakes of the lower desire person – believing you are broken, wanting partner to stop initiating, thinking that it is all or nothing

    How to create a sex life that has zero stress.

    “it’s neuroscience people, it’s okay” – Dr. C

    “Obligation is not sustainable” – Jessa Zimmerman

    Sex is a playground, not a football field

    Link to “Sex Without Stress: A couples guide to overcoming disappointment, avoidance and pressure”

    https://amzn.to/3vNPZda

    Instagram: www.instagram.com/intimacywithease

    Better Sex Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/better-sex/id1329973865


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    • 30 min
    A “Tempest of Wild Raging Menopause Women”

    A “Tempest of Wild Raging Menopause Women”

    Muscles and Menopause Advocate Amanda Thebe

    Fitness and women’s health expert Amanda Thebe went from barely surviving menopause to thriving, by making specific changes to her diet, exercise, and approach to mental health.

    I was following you on IG @amanda.thebe and you made a post about women and muscles, which I absolutely love! And here we are! And she was kind enough to send me her book, which I loved, and read and now I get to interview her!

    1) Talk to me about your story – personal trainer to menopause advocate

    2) Let’s talk about muscles

    3) What’s with “balancing hormone” and “re-setting” hormones

    4) She calls protein the “queen of food”

    5) She says “being strong has transferred over to my everyday life” – discuss

    6) You didn’t really scare me until “a woman’s risk of breaking a hip is as much as getting breast, uterine and ovarian cancer combined” – risk of death after a hip fracture is 21 % within a year after the fracture

    7) Let’s talk about sleep tips in menopause – and how sex helps sleep

    amandathebe.com

    Get her book “Menopocalypse” https://amzn.to/2SA4hPJ

    “Estrogen Matters”  Avrum Bluming, MD and Carol Tavris PhD. https://amzn.to/38YjsHs


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    • 47 min
    Pellet Soapbox, and hormones in general, Desire is complex, and more! Live Podcast Q&A

    Pellet Soapbox, and hormones in general, Desire is complex, and more! Live Podcast Q&A

    No organization recommends pellets.  
    You know who recommends pellets?  People making money off of using pellets.

    Rant over!

    Enjoy me getting my spice on in this live Podcast recording in Sept.  

    Testosterone guidelines for treating women:

    https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/international-experts-provide-consensus-on-how-to-administer-testosterone-to-postmenopausal-women-301261018.html

    Pellet Safety:

    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33973545/

    https://www.mdedge.com/obgyn/article/241740/menopause/hormone-pellet-safety-data-not-very-reassuring-all-women


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    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
175 Ratings

175 Ratings

sophiafrank2019 ,

Fantastic and empowering podcast

Finally, a podcast that helps women embrace their bodies and sexuality. The format is beautiful, real, raw and brilliant! Kudos x100

Mom of 3 Wright Brothers ,

So very helpful!

I’ve been listening for a few months now and I have learned so much from Dr. Casperson. I’ve already been to my obgyn and she put me on vaginal estrogen. What a lifesaver!!! I feel like I’m in my 30’s again!

I'm Worth It! ,

Knowledge is Power!

I just started listening to this podcast about 3 weeks ago and it’s fantastic! I’ve already learned so much about my feelings, my body, and menopause. I’ve shared it with a couple of girlfriends and my husband too. Thanks for helping me realize “I’m not broken”!

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