252 episodes

Empowering women (and the partners who love them) to live their best sex lives. Combining the power of mind-work, body-science and relationships, I joyously smash 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 relationship, 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, and normalize our intimacy. Nothing in this podcast is personal medical advice, of course.

You Are Not Broken Kelly Casperson, MD

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 531 Ratings

Empowering women (and the partners who love them) to live their best sex lives. Combining the power of mind-work, body-science and relationships, I joyously smash 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 relationship, 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, and normalize our intimacy. Nothing in this podcast is personal medical advice, of course.

    252. Thought Download - 2024 ISSWSH Conference

    252. Thought Download - 2024 ISSWSH Conference

    Sit down and buckle up. a long podcast but so so so many topics and though provoking ideas from the research and presentation from the just finished ISSWSH conference.

    Dr. Kelly Caspersen shares insights from the International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health (ISSWSH) Conference.

    She discusses the importance of lifelong learning and the mission of ISWSH to promote sexuality for all.

    Topics covered include polysexuality, monogamy and polygamy, shockwave therapy for erectile dysfunction and more, supporting sexual wellbeing in people with developmental disabilities and ADHD and, immune dysfunction and vulvar pain, hypoactive sexual desire disorder, and the role of healthcare providers in addressing quality of life.

    This conversation covers a wide range of topics related to sexual health, hormones, and the impact of technology. Some of the key themes include the role of role modeling and accountability in personal fitness, the misconceptions about menopause and desire, the influence of hormones in personal training, the potential use of clitoral ultrasound for evaluating cardiovascular health, the effects of stress on sexual desire, the relationship between diabetes and sexual function, the concerns and considerations of hormone replacement therapy, the impact of coffee on a new menopause medication, the importance of advocacy and education in sexual health, the connection between orgasm and pain, the use of sex tech and its effects on sexual function, the importance of human touch in sexual experiences, and the debunking of myths surrounding semen retention and rough sex.

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    Take Aways


    Lifelong learning is important for staying up-to-date with evolving knowledge about sexual health and hormones.

    Sexuality is a human right and should be appreciated as part of the human experience.

    Definitions and labels in sexuality can vary and it is important to ask individuals how they define themselves.

    The microbiome and immune function play a role in vulvar pain and sexual desire.

    Healthcare providers should prioritize addressing quality of life and understanding the unique needs of their patients. Accountability and role modeling can be powerful tools in personal fitness and wellness.

    Menopause does not always lead to low desire, and the quality of a long-term committed relationship can be a risk factor for low
    desire.

    Hormones play a significant role in personal training and muscle recovery.

    Clitoral ultrasound may have potential applications in evaluating cardiovascular health in women.

    Stress can have both positive and negative effects on sexual desire and function.

    Diabetes can impact sexual function, and physical activity can help protect against sexual dysfunction in women with diabetes.

    The use of hormone replacement therapy should be carefully considered, and the marketing of hormone-free alternatives can be misleading.

    Coffee may have an impact on the efficacy of certain medications, including new menopausal medications for hot flashes.

    Advocacy and education are crucial in promoting sexual health and debunking myths.

    The brain plays a significant role in sexual pleasure and pain perception.

    Sex tech can enhance sexual experiences but should not and can not replace human connection and touch.

    There is a need for knowledge translation in research to ensure that findings are effectively communicated and applied in clinical
    practice.

    It is important to prioritize consent and safety in sexual activities, and to debunk myths and misconceptions surrounding rough sex and
    choking.




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    • 1 hr 38 min
    251. Sex Coaching for Beginners

    251. Sex Coaching for Beginners

    Sex Coaching for Beginners
    In this conversation, Dr. Kelly Casperson interviews Kristine D'Angelo, a sex coach, about her journey into sex coaching and the difference between sex therapy and sex coaching. They discuss common barriers to pleasure, the impact of childhood messages on sexuality, and the importance of redefining sex in heterosexual relationships. Kristine provides tips for women to get into their bodies and invites them to explore sexual content and invite pleasure. They emphasize the importance of communication in relationships and the need to overcome anxiety in conversations about sex. The conversation concludes with a discussion on reconnecting with pleasure in everyday life and improving sex life through communication and understanding. In this conversation, Kristine D'Angelo, a certified sex coach, discusses the importance of exploring sexual fantasies and the challenges people face in sharing them. She also provides insights on finding a sex coach and the benefits of working with one. Kristine shares various platforms where people can connect with her and access her resources.
    Takeaways
    Sex coaching focuses on future-focused problem-solving and helping individuals achieve their goals for a more fulfilling sex life.
    Common barriers to pleasure include being stuck in the headspace, overthinking, and trying to meet unrealistic expectations.
    Tips for women to get into their bodies
    Common Barriers to Pleasure
    Childhood messages and societal norms can create barriers to pleasure and a lack of understanding of one's own sexual needs and desires.
    Transitioning from a task-oriented mindset to a pleasure-oriented mindset is important for enjoying sexual experiences.
    Communication and understanding are key to improving sex life and maintaining a strong foundation in a long-term relationship. Many people struggle with sharing their sexual fantasies and may feel shame or avoid the topic altogether.
    Overcoming anxiety in conversations about sex
    Finding a sex coach can be done through organizations like the World Association of Sex Coaches (WASC), online searches, or social media platforms.
    Working with a sex coach can provide support, guidance, and education to enhance sexual well-being and relationships.
    “Assumptions are the termites in long term relationships” - Kristine D'Angelo
    IG: sexcoachkristine
    Podcast: IG So I Married A Sexologist
    Doyoursexlifeafavor.com
    Youtube
    https://worldassociationofsexcoaches.org/
     
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    • 42 min
    250. The BIO in Biopsychosocial – Medications for Sexual Health

    250. The BIO in Biopsychosocial – Medications for Sexual Health

    The BIO in Biopsychosocial – Medications for Sexual Health
    In this episode, Dr. Mona Gupta and Dr. Melissa Dahir join Dr.
    Kelly Casperson to discuss the importance of sexual health and the
    misconceptions surrounding it. They emphasize that sexual health is a bio-psycho-social issue and should be treated as such. The panel also addresses the black box warnings and misconceptions associated with sexual desire drugs, highlighting the benefits and considerations of these medications. They debunk the myth that alcohol is unsafe to consume while taking these drugs and discuss the positive effects of these medications on sleep. The panel also explores the sexual side effects of antidepressants and provides strategies for managing them. They delve into the use of testosterone replacement therapy and its impact on sexual health. Finally, they offer advice on navigating medications and seeking help for sexual health issues.
    Takeaways
    Sexual health is a bio-psycho-social issue that should be treated
    holistically.
    Addyi – how it works, its influence on sleep, and it’s safety profile,
    and it works in pre and post menopausal women.
    Black box warnings and misconceptions surrounding sexual desire
    drugs should be reevaluated, as these medications can have significant benefits for individuals.
    Alcohol consumption is not necessarily unsafe while taking sexual
    desire drugs, and the effects of these medications on sleep can be positive.
    The sexual side effects with SSRI’s and common psychiatric
    medications.
    Antidepressants can have sexual side effects, but there are
    strategies for managing these issues, such as adjusting the dosage or adding complementary medications.
    Testosterone replacement therapy can be an effective treatment for
    sexual health issues, particularly when used in conjunction with other therapies.
    When seeking help for sexual health issues, it is important to
    find a provider who is knowledgeable and supportive.
     
     Dr. Melissa Dahir, DNP, IF has been the Midwest’s leading healthcare expert in sexual medicine and vulvar pain disorders since 2006. In 2012 the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH) named her an ISSWSH Fellow (IF) which is a top distinction in this field. She strongly believes that ongoing research is the key to advancing women’s sexual health.

    https://melissadahir.com/ 
     
    Dr. Mona Gupta, a renowned psychiatrist with seven practices and growing in North Carolina, is a forward-thinking key opinion leader in psychiatry. Specializing in breaking down patients' problems into manageable components, she facilitates easier tackling. Dr. Gupta, a passionate advocate for women's sexual health, emphasizes its undervalued role in mental health and overall wellbeing.

    Dr.Gupta: https://www.guptapsychiatry.com/ 

    https://www.facebook.com/GuptaPsych

    https://twitter.com/GuptaPsychiatry

    https://youtube.com/@guptapsychiatrywellness1740?si=Fxud1VWQj1ADCV6

    https://www.tiktok.com/@guptapsychiatry1


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    • 34 min
    249 - Sex and the Brain - Office Hours with Tabu

    249 - Sex and the Brain - Office Hours with Tabu

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    In this episode, Dr. Kelly Casperson discusses the connection between the brain and sex, the role of hormones in desire and arousal, and tips for increasing desire and overcoming mental blocks. She also addresses common concerns such as painful intercourse, bladder issues, and changes in sexual sensation after surgery. Dr. Casperson emphasizes the importance of communication, seeking professional help when needed, and understanding that everyone's sexual journey is unique. In this conversation, Dr. Kelly Casperson discusses various topics related to sexual health. She emphasizes the importance of prioritizing sex and the role of dopamine in our desire for pleasure. She addresses challenges with painful sex and low libido, providing recommendations for overcoming these issues. Dr. Casperson also highlights the need to expand the definition of sex beyond penetration and explores ways to achieve orgasm and pleasure. Additionally, she discusses the impact of diet on sexual health and provides guidance on finding a reputable sex therapist.

    Takeaways:The Connection Between Sex and the Brain

    The Role of Hormones in Desire and Arousal

    Tips for Increasing Desire and Overcoming Mental Blocks

    Using Erotica and Visuals to Spark Imagination

    Navigating Sexual Frequency and Expectations

    Managing ADHD and Staying Present During Sex

    Using Vibrators and Addressing Painful Intercourse

    Improving Communication and Intimacy in Long-Term Relationships

    Understanding Burning Sensations After Ejaculation

    Addressing Bladder Issues and Prolapse

    Using Vaginal Estrogen for Dryness and Atrophy

    Managing Libido and Pleasure with Various Factors

    Addressing Changes in Sexual Sensation After Hysterectomy

    Exploring the Effectiveness of Libido-Boosting Products

    The Importance of Prioritizing Sex

    Challenges with Painful Sex and Low Libido

    Recommendations for Overcoming Challenges

    Expanding the Definition of Sex

    Achieving Orgasm and Pleasure

    The Impact of Diet on Sexual Health

    Finding a Reputable Sex Therapist

    www.heytabu.com

    Listen to my Tedx Talk: Why we need adult sex ed

    Take my NEW Adult Sex Ed Master Class:
    https://www.kellycaspersonmd.com/adult-sex-ed

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    • 58 min
    248. Hollywood Ruined Us – Sex Therapist Brooke Bralove

    248. Hollywood Ruined Us – Sex Therapist Brooke Bralove

    Hollywood Ruined Us – Sex Therapist Brooke
    Bralove

    Brooke Bralove, LCSW-C is a Licensed Clinical
    Social Worker, Psychotherapist, Master Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) Practitioner, AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, and Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator.  Brooke specializes in treating
    adults, couples, and groups with anxiety, trauma, and relationship challenges. Brooke’s new passion is Accelerated Resolution Therapy, a brief treatment modality using bilateral eye movements that provides lasting relief and healing to patients with PTSD, trauma, addiction, anxiety, and depression.  She has maintained a private practice in Bethesda, Maryland for 20 years.  

    Summary

    In this episode, Dr. Kelly Casperson
    interviews Brooke Bralove, a licensed clinical social worker and certified sex therapist, about her work in treating sexual health issues and trauma. Brooke discusses her evolution into specializing in sexual health and the importance of education and normalizing sexual issues. She explains the benefits of accelerated resolution therapy (ART) in treating trauma and shares success stories. Brooke also addresses the role of vulnerability in intimacy, the spectrum of trauma, and the integration of therapy into medical practice. She provides resources for finding an ART therapist.

    Takeaways

    Education and normalizing sexual issues are crucial in helping individuals and couples address sexual health challenges.

    Accelerated resolution therapy (ART) is a
    brief treatment modality that uses bilateral eye movements to provide lasting relief and healing for trauma and sexual health issues.

    Vulnerability is essential for intimacy, and
    therapy can create a safe space for open communication and healing.

    Trauma can manifest in various forms, including sexual trauma, medical trauma, and developmental trauma.

    Finding a therapist who is trauma-informed and
    trained in specialized therapies like ART can be beneficial for individuals seeking help. 

    www.brookebralove.com

    FB: brookebralovepsychotherapy

    IG: @brookebralovepsychotherapy

    Tik Tok: @bbralovepsychotherapy

    Acceleratedresolutiontherapy.com

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    Take my NEW Adult Sex Ed Master Class:
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    Join my membership to get these episodes ASAP,
    a private facebook group to discuss and my private accountability group for your health, hormones and life support!

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    • 41 min
    247. Sex Symposium: Morning After Review with Dr. Rubin

    247. Sex Symposium: Morning After Review with Dr. Rubin

    Sex Symposium: Launching the First Annual Event

    Today I drink coffee with Dr. Rachel Rubin, fellow urologist and sex med physician and we run through ALL THE THINGS that happend when I co-hosted the first annual sex symposium with Dr. Emily Morse and with The Swell founder Alisa Volkman in New York City.

    Want to stay connected to hear about more upcoming events with me and the future ones with the Swell? Follow me on IG at

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    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
531 Ratings

531 Ratings

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Love love love

Finally a doctor speaking truth and sharing solutions for midlife women ! I share this podcast with all my friends. Kelly Casperson tells it like it is with a sincere authenticity. I’m a total fan girl!

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life changing

I found Dr Casperson on Insta & just listened for the first time, jumping in on ep 250 Bio-psychosocial Medications. As the episode ended, I had chills & felt like I might cry. I felt so seen & have so much home from the information I learned here.

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Life Changing!!

This podcast is changing lives!! I’m 58 and have been on HRT since I was 42, I am feeling my absolute best! It has inspired me so much as an RN that I’m going to graduate school to pursue NP in Women’s Health, with the hope to specialize in hormone therapy. You are the best Dr. Casperson!!!

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