We don't know how, but even though we've told you many many times to center your partner's pleasure we have yet to do an episode centering on pleasure. Join Gina and Julie (aka Pleasure Girl) today for a deep dive into pleasure.
“There is a fine line between pleasure and comfort."
"Pleasure is enlivening and activating, it wakes us up, where comfort and relaxing sometimes makes us want to disengage."
"There are a lot of people out there with issues around feeling worthy of pleasure."
"You don't have to earn your pleasure."
"We can not talk about pleasure without talking about guilt... our culture even has a phrase 'guilty pleasures' because we connect shame with feeling good."
"We have a fear of real joy."
"Pleasure doesn't have to be extreme. We're so tuned in to extremes of pleasure we often overlook simpler, smaller pleasures and that continues an experience of all-or-nothing in terms of pleasure."
"It's a little gift to myself."
Create a 10-item pleasure list (listen to the episode for more)!
Love More Fight Less: A Relationship Workbook, Gina Senarighi
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Gina Senarighi, MS, MA, CPC is a sexuality counselor and communication consultant specializing in healthy boundaries, passionate relationships, jealousy, and infidelity. She supports non-traditional couples all over the world as a retreat leader and certified relationship coach.
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Julie Jeske, LPC is a sex and relationship counselor. She has a private practice where she helps clients increase intimacy, ignite passion and deepen their connection to themselves and others. Julie especially loves to help women discover who they are sexually. Through counseling, online classes, or in-person retreats; her clients learn how to talk about their sexual and relationship desires, and explore ways to make them a reality.
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