“Swoon” Show Notes: Episode #18 – Feelin Myself: Masturbation is an Essential Life Skill

Jeff Guenther, MS, LPC on Jul 14, 2019 in Swoon

Masturbation is an important part of self-care, and being a better lover with partners.

In today's episode, Julie and Gina dispel myths about self-pleasure and share resources to help you begin or expand your masturbation practice.

This episode covers:

  • Rethinking the limiting myths our culture teaches us about masturbation
  • Things we wish everyone knew about masturbation
  • How to talk about masturbation with your partners (and without shame)
  • The many needs that can be met by masturbating
  • How to begin a masturbation practice if you haven't tried (or are out of practice)
  • How to expand your self-pleasure experience in healthy ways

                            Resources Shared in This Episode

                            Your Body is a Wonderland - Swoon Podcast Episode 6

                            Betty Dodson

                            Becoming Cliterate - Laurie Mintz

                            Better Sex Through Mindfulness - Lori Brotto

                            Good Vibrations Videos

                            OMG Yes

                            Make Love Not Porn
                            Erica Lust

                            Action Steps from the Podcast

                            Start a practice or expand your self-pleasure practice by committing to it and prioritizing it. Spend regular time exploring sensation in your body and expanding your fantasy life.

                              Your Swoon hosts

                              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.
                              Connect with Julie

                              Jeff Guenther is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR.

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