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Live From Love and Desire with Amanda Louder

Today’s episode is an interview with live coach and intimacy expert, Amanda Louder. We discuss how to change your mindset to increase desire and why that is so beneficial to becoming the best version of ourselves. We debunk several desire diminishers and talk about how to feel confident and sexy inside and outside of the bedroom.

To check out Amanda’s special gift to my listeners Roadmap to Personal Pleasure, go to this link: https://amandalouder.com/brighterside/

To find other amazing resources by Amanda, go to her website: https://amandalouder.com/ or her podcast: Live From Love on your favorite podcast listening app.

You can find my FREE How to Get More Support From Your Husband here: https://onthebrightersideofmarriage.com/husbandsupport and register for the 5 Day Seduce Your Spouse Challenge here: https://onthebrightersideofmarriage.com/syschallenge

Forever Brazen with Kirsten Karchmer the Period Fixer

Today we are talking with the amazing Kirsten Karchmer. She is a health tech pioneer, a women’s health expert and Founder & CEO of Forever Brazen. Kirsten is leading a women’s revolution to eradicate PMS and cramping!

In the last 20 years Kirsten had started and built one of the largest fertilities and women’s health clinics in North America. She has helped over 10,000 women struggling with infertility to conceive using information based on their periods. Kirsten is currently working on an app that will help gather information about each woman’s period and cycles to help them better understand what they can do to help them live a happier life during that dreaded monthly time. Kirsten currently offers formula blends of different natural herbs and ingredients that is a proven system to help give relief for cramps, PMS or both!

Talking about our periods is such a taboo in so many circles in the world and Kirsten strives to get as much information out there for all women, young and older. Her and Forever Brazen donate 5% of sales to help get supplies for all women around the world who may need help getting items that are needed for their periods. She has also wrote a book called Seeing Red which can be found on amazon, link below, that she recommends for all women to start, if you want to learn more details on periods, cramps and ways to alleviate those pains and suffering. She also is on TikTok and Instagram offering videos and advice for any woman any age to follow and learn more. She wants everyone to be Brazen and Forever feeling happy!

For more information on the herbs and blends, check out her website

https://foreverbrazen.com/shop

 

Grab her book below!

https://www.amazon.com/Seeing-Red-Every-Woman-Period-ebook/dp/B07Q6ZR7VH/ref=sr_1_3?crid=2PXNR6G1HPU4U&dchild=1&keywords=kirsten+karchmer&qid=1597677000&sprefix=kirsten+kar%2Caps%2C207&sr=8-3

 

Or follow her on TikTok – @theperiodexpert

And on IG – @ForeverBrazen

Healthy Sexuality with Cami Hurst

Today we are chatting with my long-time friend Cami Hurst. Mom of 4, counselor, and sex therapist – she believes that our sexuality was designed to bring power, connection and pleasure into our lives.

She is a passionate counselor, educator, speaker and advocate. She hosts the podcast Sex Therapy 101, has her own private practice, and is the founder of the Association of Sexual Health Professionals of Idaho.

She is driven to help couples create LIFE LONG love stories. To do this we must know: The 6 principles of sexual health:

1.     There must be consent, to prevent any emotional or physical negative effects.

2.     Non-exploitation, where both parties are free from any power or extortion in retaining sexual favors.

3.     Honesty, whether or not we are “faking” something or not.

4.     Shared values, couples need to come together and agree on what is acceptable to prevent hurt feelings.

5.     Protection from pregnancy and STIs– being honest about exposure.

6.     Mutual Pleasure– both people have a right to mutual pleasure.

There is no “right way” to have a healthy sexual relationship. What is really comes down to is what YOU and YOUR PARTNER agree upon and are BOTH mutually satisfied with. Communication is key and it is important to understand what your expectations are in the relationship in order for it to be successful.

She also teaches us about the different forms of sexual desires. Spontaneous desire vs responsive desire. Spontaneous desire is what is most often portrayed in the movies or in books. “I am horny and want sex now”, which is mostly common for men. Whereas, responsive desire is when “sex is not on my mind, but you might be able to talk or touch me into it”. It is important to know that we are not all hard wired the same. You and your partner may not both feel spontaneous desire at the same time. But they may be able to respond to your desire.

Appreciating our partner’s differences makes for long term fulfilling partnerships- NOT striving for sameness.

To continue the conversation or learn more about Cami, you can find her at: https://camihurst.com/ or check out her Sex Therapy 101 Podcast.

The book she mentioned in this episode is called: Becoming Clitorate by Laurie Mintz, PhD: https://www.amazon.com/Becoming-Cliterate-Orgasm-Equality-Matters/dp/0062484389.

You can sign up for the 5 Day Seduce Your Spouse Challenge Here: https://onthebrightersideofmarriage.com/syschallenge

Planning Your Period with April Davis

Have you ever planned your work meetings and social calendar around your menstrual cycle? If your answer is no, be sure to tune into this episode! Today I’m having so much fun chatting with my friend, April Davis, the creator of the Vagina Blog and the Vagina Blog Podcast. She teaches women that when you cater to your cyclical nature, you find you have hidden strengths and that there is value in resting and respecting your menstrual cycle.

April compares our menstrual cycle to the 4 changing seasons:

·       Winter- is when we are menstruating. We are very intuitive during this phase and feel a strong need to hibernate. We tend to be attracted to warmer, nutrient dense foods and enjoy staying close to home.

·       Spring- is the follicular phase when we have an internal energy surge. This is a great time to take on big projects and utilize the extra motivation to take action.

·       Summer- is when we ovulate. We are “easy, breezy, and beautiful” during this phase. We tend to look better on camera and love being around people.

·      Fall- this is the luteal phase. We are in preparation for winter. During this phase, our hormones crash and we start to question every life decision we have ever made. We sometimes hate ourselves and our spouses during this time. It’s probably not the best time to take on a big new project at work or go on a fun family vacation.

So, the next time you are planning an anniversary trip, get your calendar out. Plan it around your cycle and go during your Spring or follicular stage right after your period. This way you are feeling “up for it”, have high energy, and are feeling adventurous. Your spouse will thank you.

Be sure to check out April’s resources mentioned in the episode by going to:

Website: www.thevaginablog.com

Podcast: The Vagina Blog Podcast

Instagram: @thevaginablog

For more resources about marriage and female sexual health, join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/otbsofmarriage/

You are Not Broken with Dr Kelly Casperson

Dr. Kelly Casperson wearing glasses

You are not broken! You are enough!

This week, we are talking to the amazing Dr. Kelly Casperson, MD. She is a board certified urologist and self taught Women’s Sexual Health Coach. She is striving to share what she has learned with the world and has armed other Doctors, Nurses and Nurse Practitioners with these tips! She has a brilliant way to explaining what’s going on with women’s bodies and brains before, during and after sex.

Knowledge is power and that is defiantly true when it comes to your own pleasure and knowing what can help you get mentally and physical satisfied. She breaks down the female anatomy and gives some tips that will surprise you, they did me! How well do you know your hidden parts? We want to reach women everywhere to help them know what is going on down there!

Dr. Casperson offers accurate medical knowledge that she has learned over the years. The biggest thing she wants every woman to know, You are not broken! There are some common misconceptions of the female anatomy and we are here to shine some light on a few of them! Did you know that for most women, arousal comes before desire and then desire before orgasm?

Women are built to enjoy pleasure from intercourse it’s just a matter of starting off right! We discuss painful intercourse and low sex drive and how hormones play a bigger role than you know! Are you sexually struggling with life after menopause? She even tells you where to start if you want to talk to someone!

I guarantee you will want to listen to this interview with pen in hand. I thought I knew a lot about sex, but I took a full page of notes and absolutely loved the insight Dr Casperson shared.

You can find Kelly’s podcast here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/you-are-not-broken/id1495710329

And look for her on social media here: https://www.facebook.com/youarentbroken or here: https://instagram.com/kellycaspersonmd.

If you are looking for ways to spice things up and make your sex life more exciting, be sure to download my free resource guide here: https://onthebrightersideofmarriage.com/resourceguide