Meredith Silversmith and Marina Voron from Simply Great Relationships share their best tips for creating the wildly satisfying relationship of your dreams. They provide simple, actionable steps you can use right away to improve your relationship. Meredith and Marina cover love, sex, communication, dating advice, pleasure enhancement, conflict resolution, desire and intimacy, happiness, connection, and more! This is a must-listen for anyone who is dating, married, or hoping to be in the future.
SGR 104: Adopting a Growth Mindset to Level Up Your Sex Life with Kenneth Play
This week we’re talking to Kenneth Play, international sex expert and sex educator, about his journey from low confidence to becoming a sex hacker. Kenneth discusses the many ways to find sexual pleasure, including through the alignment of desire, behavior, and values.
We’re all sexual beings, yet not taught how to find pleasure, so sex positive education is an important asset. Kenneth offers many free educational resources on his social media channels, as well as his Sex Hacker Pro online course.
Kenneth also discusses the social narratives around sex that lead to men feeling inadequate and how to challenge them. He shares how to create the “right” environment for pleasure and how to broaden your sexual repertoire with your partner.
If you’re looking to level up your sex life, this episode is for you.
SGR 103: Pelvic Floor Health and Sexual Pleasure with Kim Vopni
Are Kegels as close as you’ve gotten to being informed about pelvic floor health?
If so, this week’s episode is for you.
Some signs that you may be having pelvic floor issues include:
- Incontinence- Lower back pain- Discomfort with sex- A weak core
If you’re experiencing any issues, it’s best to work with a pelvic floor physical therapist. Our guest this week, Kim Vopni, is talking all things pelvic health. She’s providing tips for finding the best pelvic floor physical therapist in your area and making the experience as comfortable as possible. Kim is also sharing exercises you can do at home to strengthen your pelvic floor. The benefits of pelvic floor health are increased confidence, more pleasurable sex, and more closeness in your relationship. Kim is offering our podcast listeners $10 off her Kegel Mojo program with coupon code SGR.
SGR 102: Mindful Relationships with Sarah Harmon
Ever wonder what “mindfulness” really is?
This week we’re speaking with mindfulness expert, Sarah Harmon, about mothering oneself mindfully. If you find yourself deep in negative self-talk and critique, losing your patience when things don’t go as planned, or spending too much time overthinking - this episode is for you.
To learn more, be sure to check it out. We’re covering what mindfulness really is, the importance of the relationship we have with ourselves, and how to be more mindful in our partnerships. Sarah is offering a free 10 minute meditation for you to get started! Her next round of The School of MOM starts October 12, 2020, so be sure to register for a reminder on her website if you’re interested.
Sarah Harmon is a mom to two girls, certified mindfulness and yoga instructor, and Licensed Mental Health Professional. Her philosophy artfully combines mindfulness teaching with modern data and science for an approach that is effective, results-driven, and evidence-based. She hopes that her curated programs and offerings, which are grounded in community, will help women and moms shift generational cycles of guilt, shame, and judgment. You can learn more about The School of MOM on her website and by following her on Instagram @the.schoolofmom.
SGR 101: Overcoming Shame and Using Porn as a Tool to Enhance Sex
In this week’s episode, we’re talking to Jasmine Johnson, a sex educator, entertainer, and therapist. Through her own journey of self-exploration, Jasmine became aware of how people tend to lose their identity when they become parents or professionals. She started Jet Setting Jasmine to help people come together for the fun of sex, learning what they like, and overcoming sexual shame.
Jasmine found that shame gets in the way of sexual pleasure and wanted to help people enjoy their fetishes and expand their sexual repertoire. In order to do this, you need to:
- Be more intentional about being on a journey to improve and enrich your sex life
- Develop a sexual persona and figure out what your impasses are
- Go on a journey of self-discovery to learn what you enjoy
To learn more about how to use porn as a source of entertainment and expansion, rather than education, explore kinks and fetishes, and reduce sexual shame, be sure to listen to this week’s episode.
Jasmine Johnson is a licensed clinical therapist and owner of Blue Pearl Therapy with a strong emphasis on Intimacy Post Injury, Trauma, and Intimacy Post Illness. She co-owns Jet Setting Jasmine and Royal Fetish Films, where the love of the arts, film, and sex education are combined to produce erotica that stimulates and engages the audience to push their sexual boundaries. Jasmine facilitates online workshops to help people explore and is a great educational resource. She has over 20 years of experience as an Adult Entertainer, Educator, and Master Fetish Trainer. Jasmine is a three-time award winning adult film star and has dedicated her craft to creating a more inclusive and ethically sound adult entertainment industry.
SGR 100: Communication that Works 2.0
It’s our 100th episode!
We hope you’ve been enjoying the interviews we’ve been doing with experts in the field. For today, we thought it would be best to come back together and a Marina and Meredith episode. We wanted to celebrate this milestone by giving you a revamped all things communication episode. If you haven’t already listened to Episode 001 - Communication that Actually Works, please do so first.
This week’s episode is covering a few more advanced communication strategies for couples. We’re talking about why transparency is key, the power of giving your partner the benefit of the doubt, how to own your own stuff, the three magic questions you must ask yourself, and how to recognize your partner’s needs in a conversation.
SGR 099: How Our Inner Child Shows Up In Relationships with Saadia Z. Yunus, LMFT
You know those conflicts where you go from 0 to 100 in no time?
Or you say something benign and your partner reacts with rage?
It’s likely your inner child is making an appearance. I’ll be honest - when I’ve heard about the “inner child” in the past, I’ve rolled my eyes. But, after recording this episode, I have an entirely new understanding of this concept. And let me tell you, it’s playing out in all of our relationships.
This week we’re speaking with Saadia Z. Yunus, LMFT, about how our inner child shows up in our relationships. We talked about what the inner child really is, how to know when it’s showing up, and how to manage these sensitivities effectively.