Has your porn use ever felt like a problem? Where’s the line between “often” and “addiction”?
Learn to differentiate between the two in this ep as Karen speaks with a sex therapist and a somatic sex educator. They talk about shame, pathologized behaviors, and compassion toward ourselves when we feel out of control.
Karen Yates talks with three knowledgeable guests from different corners of the sex-positive world about erotic creativity and how to sustain it. Their juicy in-depth conversation ranges from roleplay and kink to tantra and mindfulness.
Corinne Diachuk is an advanced teacher of Therapeutic Yoga, a somatic sex educator, and a faculty member at the Institute for the Study of Somatic Education. Goddess Erica is a Sexual Empowerment Coach, Orgasmic Birth Doula, and Dominatrix. Brandon Hunter-Haydon (a veteran guest on our live shows) is a psychotherapist, group facilitator, and sexual health advocate.
Special guest Corinne Diachuck explains: “It is important that we recognize that its not enough to just be calling out sexual predators. We absolutely need a new language for negotiating desire that is nuanced, sensitive to embodied oppressions, is trauma sensitive and is simple enough to teach to children. Click here to have a listen.
I met Adam at my Wheel of consent workshop in Brooklyn in August of 2019, In this podcast, we chat about our shared passion for the work of Betty Martin, and how learning the language of the wheel has made such an impact on both our lives. Speaking from years of embodied experiences of sharing this highly effective model of communication with hundreds of clients, friends and lovers, I’m excited to share this conversation with you! Click here to have a listen.
I recently had the honour of chatting with Adam Nicholson of the Sacred Erotic podcast. His first question was “What is Somatic Sex Education?” We spent 30 minutes talking about my work, what my path has been, and why I believe that pleasure is healing. Click here to have a listen.
In this anthology of Somatic Sex Educators who are currently working in the field, you can read Corinne’s first published Essay – Porn Addiction is Real
“When clients first come to work with me as a somatic sex educator, it is important to help them to focus on their own experience and desired outcome. In many cases, my work has included debunking a misdiagnosis of “sex addiction.” Many individuals have been diagnosed based on a counselor’s values and worldview rather than their own. When an individual’s desires are contrary to the values of a partner or counselor, responses can be shaming and harmful. Misinterpreting sex ethos as “sex addiction” means people are missing out on the complexities of their erotic design.” Click here to order your copy today!