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You Are Not Broken

Desire, Mindfulness, and Better Sex with Dr. Lori Brotto

ABOUT THE EPISODE

In this episode, we discuss how Dr. Brotto discovered mindfulness for helping manage pain, anxiety and desire. She tells us how she started her sex research career by studying rats. Do stressed out rats want sex? No.

“Stress is antisexual” – Dr. Brotto

“So many people don’t even know that they are stressed.” – KJC

In addition, Dr. Casperson tells her story about finding mindfulness.

“Sex is not just a deficiency in a hormone” – KJC

HERE’S WHAT WE DISCUSS

  • Mindfulness during sex
  • How anxiety and depression affects oursexuality. And mindfulness can help!
  • Medications for low desire in women – Filbanserin specifically
  • Beliefs are key! We discuss the role of beliefs on our sex life. Mindfulness helps us “see” our beliefs more.
  • Anorgasmia – how common it is and what is the most common cause.
  • How to suss out asexuality versus low desire.
  • Obligatory sex – how to navigate discrepant desire.
  • The myth of penis and vagina sex and why it excludes so many people.
  • Mindfulness for sexuality after prostate cancer.
  • The role of communication with your partner. Do they even want your erect penis?

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ABOUT DR BROTTO

Canada Research Chair in Women’s

Sexual Health Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, UBC Executive

Director, Women’s Health Research Institute

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Dr. Brotto’s Website
Dr. Brotto’s Book, Better Sex Through Mindfulness

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Kelly Casperson, MD

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Kelly Casperson, MD

She’s the sister, urologist, sex expert and friend you never knew you needed….until now.

Dr. Kelly Casperson is a board certified urologist. That makes her an expert of the pelvis. And her mission is to empower women to live their best love lives. Because let’s be honest. None of us were taught right. Combining the power of mind, body and relationships, Dr. Kelly joyously breaks down the societal barriers that are keeping us from awakening into our best intimate experience.

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Whether you are young or past menopause, single or in a long-term bond, it is never too late or too early to realize YOU ARE NOT BROKEN. With humor, candor and ease, I break down the stories that we have been told about being sexual beings, to help us play, explore, and normalize our lives. Nothing in this podcast is personal medical advice, of course.

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