The Erotic Philosopher Podcast
The Erotic Philosopher explores sex and pleasure in modern relationships & lives. Join us in solving erotic quandaries through social, cultural, somatic, political and other lenses with the world's wisest erotic philosophers. Hosted by sexologist Cyndi Darnell.
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How to Take Sex Deeper with T.T Baum
In this episode we dive deep with T.T Baum.
T.T. is a sacred intimate who teaches people to connect with their own erotic wisdom.
We explore what holds people back in sexuality
Erotic Philosopher listener Robin asks T.T about keeping interested in sex when his heart gets involved.
We explore - Do hook ups have to be cheap? Can intimacy exist in a hook up? Can slutty sex be sacred?
T.T breaks down internalized homophobia and highlights the freedoms afforded to men who have sex with men and how liberating it can be to take erotic risks.
T.T talks about the disconnection that can happen between the heart and the genitals in sex and what effect that can have on connection.
I don't want sex anymore! Getting Unstuck with Shadeen Francis
Today's guest is Shadeen Francis - a licensed psychotherapist, graduate professor, and author that specializes in sex therapy and social justice.
In the first of 2 parts with Shadeen, Cyndi jumps right in with a listener quandary for Shadeen about a couple who have lost their erotic traction. One says she doesn't enjoy sex with him anymore and tells the Erotic Philosophers that sex has become a chore! No matter what, they cant seem to get out of this funk - Shadeen has some great responses and reflections
Shadeen has been featured on platforms like ABC, CBS, NBC, and the New York Times to share her unique expertise on sex and relationships. Known for her signature brand of warmth and humour, all of Shadeen’s work is inspired by her commitment to helping people live lives full of peace and pleasure.
How to get better at talking about pleasure
In this episode of The Erotic Philosopher, Cyndi sits down and goes deep with Dr Dulcinea (Alex) Pitagora.
Where else to start except heteronormativity, anal sex, sexual shame, pride and anally receptive straight cis men! Yes, they go right there.
How does privilege protect us from sexual shame and what effect does our identity have on our shame and practices? Alex tells us about their PhD research into anally receptive straight men and how pressure reduces pleasure!
Speaking of pleasure, how do you talk about unsatisfying sex in a relationship? What are the benefits of feeling awkward? How do we get better at talking about pleasure? What happens if we go to feeling bad to feel good in controlled yet kinky consensual contexts? Alex shares and insight they received in a client session on how to navigate shame that really impressed them.
Then Dr Alex & Cyndi address an erotic quandary from a listener about sexual highs, sobriety, fantasy sex, feeling how we want to feel during sex and creating hotter sex through life changes, preparation & communication. How do we manage fear and awkwardness when we want to take an erotic risk...where do we even start?
Are you ready… strap in (or on) Let’s go.
Dr. Dulcinea Pitagora—who also goes by Alex and uses gender neutral pronouns—has a psychotherapy and sex therapy private practice at the Manhattan Alternative Wellness Collective in support of all sexualities, genders, and lifestyles. They are proudly out as a member of the kink, poly, queer, and TGNC ( trans & gender non-conforming) communities, and also as a former sex worker. They created ManhattanAlternative.com, a referral site for sex positive therapists and wellness professionals, and they co-organize the AltSex NYC Conference, a forum for expansive sexuality education. They have recently come out as Cyndi Darnell’s biggest fan.
You can find Alex at www.DulcineaPitagora.com
Welcome to The Erotic Philosopher
The Erotic Philosopher explores sex and pleasure in modern relationships & lives. Join us in solving erotic quandaries through social, cultural, somatic, political and other lenses with the world's wisest erotic philosophers. Hosted by sexologist Cyndi Darnell