Let’s face the facts. For most of us, the sex education that we received in our formative years was lacking and sometimes entirely incorrect.
As a result, you may carry shame, judgment, or other feelings about yourself or your sexuality that impact your life. This episode is all about breaking free of these feelings and embracing radical acceptance through somatic sex education.
In this week’s podcast, I am talking with Anara Lani & Chris Muse, the founders of New School Sex Ed. Anara and Chris are somatic sex educators who have directly experienced the pain and confusion of being brought up in a world where mixed messages about love, desire, and sex are the cultural norm. They’ve spent several years untangling and clarifying what true sexual health and empowerment feels like, and they are passionate about creating opportunities for individuals, couples, and groups to safely explore their own experiences to find self-acceptance and personal liberation. Anara and Chris believe that through compassion, guidance, self-reflection, and dedication, this kind of awakening is available for all of us.
In this episode, you’ll learn…
- What led both Anara and Chris to become somatic sex educators.
- What it means to truly feel freedom sexually.
- Why Chris & Anara have taken a more grounded approach to sex education than many other educators.
- How Chris & Anara are making up for the lack of sex education that most of us got when we were younger.
- What somatic sex education is and how it’s different.
- The difference between sex and sexuality.
- How sex has more to do with connecting with yourself than most people realize.
- The stories we make up about sex based on our early experiences.
- What to do if you want to work with a sex coach but you feel uncomfortable or ashamed.
- The importance of accepting any trauma or shame that may come up.
- What it’s like to explore radical acceptance of our bodies and the freedom that comes from it.
- How Anara and Chris went from thinking they were sexually empowered to realizing they actually weren’t and the work they did to feel truly empowered sexually.
- The role of vulnerability in this work.
- Why you might want to work with a sex coach or educator instead of just referring to a book.
- That importance of presence and awareness in having a better sexual experience and tapping into your emotions.
- What can happen when we focus too much on what “should” be happening.
- What it means to authentically trust yourself.