Sexual Shame

How Women Can Talk About STIs and Testing

How can women talk about STIs and getting Tested? Kate McCombs from http://www.SexGeekdom.com, Ashley Manta from http://www.AshleyManta.com and Cathy Vartuli from http://www.TheIntimacyDojo.com share tips and their experiences. Cathy: Hey, everyone. We're talking about STDs and getting tested. We know that as women, there's a lot of stigma around that. We'd like to discuss our views and share different ways to make it more comfortable. Would you like to introduce us? [...]

By | 2016-09-23T15:21:10+00:00 April 17, 2017|Dating, Flirting, Relationship Skills, Sex Geeks|

What If Your Potential Partner Has Herpes?

A lot of people are nervous about connecting with people with herpes. Join Reid Mihalko from http://www.ReidAboutSex.com and Cathy Vartuli from http://www.TheIntimacyDojo.com as they share. Cathy: Hi Reid. One of our listeners asked, is it safe to be involved with someone with herpes? Reid: I'm Reid Mihalko from http://ReidAboutSex.com. Cathy: I'm Cathy Vartuli from http://TheIntimacyDojo.com Reid: Is it safe? Cathy: Well, it is true that our culture makes ... Reid: That was a shout [...]

By | 2016-09-23T14:30:52+00:00 January 14, 2017|Body Image, Dating, Flirting, Relationship Skills, Sex Geeks, Shame, Trauma|

What Do You Do When Your Friends and Family Are Ashamed Of Your Sex Positive Work?

It can be challenging enough to do this work! What about when people shame you around what you do? What do you do? With Cathy Vartuli from http://www.TheIntimacyDojo.com and Reid Mihalko from http://www.ReidAboutSex.com and http://SexGeekSummerCamp.com. Cathy: How do you handle it when your family and friends don't support the work you do around sex education? When they think it might be shameful or really just not okay? Reid: And they [...]

By | 2016-09-22T15:30:43+00:00 December 6, 2016|Dating, Flirting, Relationship Skills, Sex Geeks, Shame, Touch|

How Can You Be More Orgasmic? When You’ve Been Only Able To Come With A Vibrator?

How can I enjoy my partner more, when I've been depending on a vibrator to peak? Find out with Cathy Vartuli from http://www.TheIntimacyDojo.com and Reid Mihalko from http://www.ReidAboutSex.com. Cathy: A reader wrote in and said, "I can only have orgasms with a vibrator and I haven't really talked to my husband about it. I'm wondering how I can enjoy pleasure with him more? Can I be more orgasmic?" This is [...]

By | 2016-01-07T08:26:11+00:00 March 20, 2016|Dating, Flirting, Relationship Skills, Sex Geeks, Shame|

Dealing with People Who Shame You About Body Image and Size

Cathy Vartuli from http://www.TheIntimacyDojo.com and Ashley Manta from http://www.AshleyManta.com talk about body image and how to deal with people who use shame to try to "fix" you. Cathy: Hey everyone we are talking about how we can interact with people who are trying to be helpful and giving us advice and suggestions on body image when really they are more shaming and less encouraging than we would like. I'm Cathy [...]

By | 2016-01-07T09:30:17+00:00 June 20, 2014|Body Image, Dating, Relationship Skills, Shame|

Trauma and Sexuality

Cathy Vartuli from http://www.TheIntimacyDojo.com and Ashley Manta from http://www.AshleyManta.com share how trauma can effect sexual self-expression, and what you can do to support yourself or others in healing and reclaiming your sexuality. Cathy: Hi everyone today we are talking about trauma and sexuality. A lot of people are traumatized. There is an estimated one in three females by the time that they are eighteen have had some type of sexual [...]

By | 2016-01-20T05:50:11+00:00 June 14, 2014|Body Image, Collaborators, Shame, Touch, Trauma|

Penis Size, Sexual Shame and Confidence

Are you concerned about your penis size? Or love someone who has concerns about their size? Join relationship expert Reid Mihalko from http://www.ReidAboutSex.com and Cathy Vartuli from http://www.TheIntimacyDojo.com as they discuss how penis size can effect people's sexual confidence, and share tips on how to be more confident. Cathy: Hey everyone, this is Cathy Vartuli from http://TheIntimacyDojo.com. Reid: I'm Reid Mihalko from http://ReidAboutSex.com. Cathy: Today we're talking about penis size. (Laughs) A lot [...]

By | 2016-01-06T08:45:40+00:00 June 10, 2014|Body Image, Relationship Skills, Sex Geeks, Shame|

Delayed Ejaculation: Suggestions with Humor

If you have trouble ejaculating, or have a partner who does, this video will give you insights and ideas to help. Join relationship expert Reid Mihalko from http://www.ReidAboutSex.com and Cathy Vartuli from http://www.TheIntimacyDojo.com as they share ways to talk about delayed ejaculation and increase pleasure. Cathy: Hi, I'm Cathy Vartuli from http://TheIntimacyDojo.com. Reid: I'm Reid Mihalko from http://ReidAboutSex.com. Cathy: We have a video on premature ejaculation. Reid: It's really shitty. Cathy:  (Laughs) Oh my God! [...]

By | 2016-01-04T12:59:45+00:00 July 21, 2013|Dating, Flirting, Relationship Skills, Sex Geeks|

Vaginal Shame And What You Can Do

Dealing with Vaginal Shame, or care about someone who is? A frank discussion about sexual shame and how to reconnect with your vagina and how to help others feel more self-love. Join relationship expert Reid Mihalko from http://www.ReidAboutSex.com and Cathy Vartuli from http://www.TheIntimacyDojo.com as Reid shares his Safer Sex Elevator Speech. Cathy: Hi I'm Cathy Vartuli from http://TheIntimacyDojo.com. Reid: Reid Mihalko from http://ReidAboutSex.com. Cathy: We're talking about vaginal shame. Reid: In this [...]

By | 2016-01-06T08:55:48+00:00 June 30, 2013|Body Image, Relationship Skills, Shame|

My Partner Isn’t Interested In Sex Anymore

When your partner loses interest in sex, it can be frustrating and heart wrenching. Here are some tips to clearing the air and opening up discussions to allow more connection and more physical intimacy. Join Cathy Vartuli from http://www.TheIntimacyDojo.com as she talks to sex and relationship expert Reid Mihalko from http://www.ReidAboutSex.com about creating more intimacy in your life. Cathy:  Hi, everyone. This is Cathy Vartuli from http://TheIntimacyDojo.com, and we're here [...]

By | 2016-01-06T09:19:22+00:00 June 15, 2012|Relationship Skills, Shame|