Are We Putting Our Daughters' Emotional and Physical Health in Danger By Not Teaching Them About Sex?

We know how irrational it is to pretend that by not talking about something awkward or uncomfortable, it will go away and we won’t have to deal with it, so why do we do this when it comes to talking to our kids about sex?

What might sex, sexuality, gender expression, pregnancy, abortion, sexual abuse/assault and rape look like if we had more open and honest conversations about these topics with each other and with our children as soon as they learn to talk?

What might our world look like if women had the body awareness and agency to defend themselves against unwanted sexual advances?

In this conversation with Robin LaCross, I intersect the nuances of culture and communication when talking about sex and its outcomes.

Robin LaCross is a holistic health practitioner who specializes in women’s reproductive health. She has been teaching natural birth control methods for over 25 years because she is passionate about making sure every young woman grows up knowing and understanding her body and cycle. Robin is on a mission to reduce unintended pregnancies and the spread of STDs in the world by changing the way mothers talk to their children about growing up, sex and staying safe.

Robin is the founder of The HPV Education Project to raise awareness about the virus, new advances in HPV testing and holistic methods of promoting cervical health. Armed with a holistic approach coupled with the latest advances in technology, she is empowering individuals to protect themselves against HPV.

Robin currently lives in Tucson, Arizona and works with women all over the world helping them to acquire the knowledge, tools and skills needed to create greater reproductive health and well‐being.

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Unpacking the Pleasure Principle

Diary of a Too Much Woman is intended for mature audiences. 


Sigmund Freud coined the term “the pleasure principle” to characterize the human tendency to choose pleasure over pain at all costs. In this episode, Aurianna Joy, Pleasure and Prosperity Coach, touches on the importance of being present in your relationships and your day-to-day,  the role discomfort plays in bringing you closer to or away from the experiences that give you pleasure, and how making space for pleasure, including unstructured time, is the most powerful way to honor the Divine Feminine within you.

Aurianna combines over 10 years in the world of personal development along with deep personal studies of yoga, meditation, shamanism, and tantra to support her clients in creating more ease and flow in their life and business.  Learn more about her work at auriannajoy.com, and connect with her on Facebook and Instagram


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The Art of Making Requests

I write for those women who do not speak, for those who do not have a voice because they were so terrified, because we are taught to respect fear more than ourselves. We’ve been taught that silence would save us, but it won’t. ~ Audrey Lorde


I’ve been told that being direct takes the mystery and fun out of the games people play in relationships.  You wouldn’t accept a job without fully understanding what you’re getting into, so why do you do that in your relationships? When do you get tired of playing games?

This conversation was recorded a few years ago after a workshop Tazima hosted on learning how to make requests and receiving them.

Unfortunately, I could not find the video to the slow blow job tutorial we mentioned.

Tazima Ayana Davis is a relationship coach specializing in sex, intimacy, and Orgasmic Meditation. Find out what she’s up to at www.InfiniteRelating.com


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Easy vs Ease

I write for those women who do not speak, for those who do not have a voice because they were so terrified, because we are taught to respect fear more than ourselves. We’ve been taught that silence would save us, but it won’t. ~ Audrey Lorde


Must you struggle to get what you want? Ease is one of my Core Desired Feelings and part of the goal-setting process I use to lead my decision making with desire and being instead of striving for material or physical outcomes.

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