Continuing my women’s health series, today we’re talking about sex. My guest is one of my favorite “sexpert” authors Emily Nagoski, sex educator and author of the New York Times bestseller Come As You Are: the surprising new science that will transform your sex life.
Among the gems in our conversation today: how our sex-negative culture came to be, intimacy without performance pleasure, and how our sexual well-being is byproduct of our overall well-being. I also share how her groundbreaking book rocked my world.
Be sure to check out Emily’s TED Talk The truth about unwanted arousal in the show notes – over 1 million views and counting – and be sure let me know what you think of this episode!
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Emily Nagoski is the award-winning author of the New York Times bestseller, Come As You Are: the surprising new science that will transform your sex life. She has a PhD in Health Behavior with a doctoral concentration in human sexuality from Indiana University (IU), and a master’s degree (also from IU) in Counseling, with a clinical internship at the Kinsey Institute Sexual Health Clinic. She has taught graduate and undergraduate classes in human sexuality, relationships and communication, stress management, and sex education. Emily’s mission in life is to teach women to live with confidence and joy inside their bodies.
Preorder Emily’s upcoming book, Burnout: The Science of Thriving in a Stressful, Sexist World
Watch Emily’s TED Talk: The truth about unwanted arousal (content warning: sexual violence)