Join me for this important, fun, and empowering conversation with Dr. Lindsey Brooks - sex therapist, sex educator, and psychologist. Lindsey shares information, strategies, and tips for building sexual self-awareness and self-confidence AND for decreasing sexual shame. Lindsey and I discuss the important of establishing boundaries for safety and ideas to add healthy fun into your sexual endeavors! We also provide resources for incorporating healthy sex-positive perspectives and attitudes throughout different stages of life.
Find Dr. Lindsey Brooks at https://www.sexualempowermentschool.com/
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Show Notes for Episode 65. Empowering Sexual Health At Every Age with Dr. Lindsey Brooks, Ep. 65
Episode Timestamp Notes:
01:36 - Dr. Lindsey Brooks - Psychologist, Sex Therapist, Sex Educator: BIO: “Dr. Lindsey Brooks is a sex therapist turned sex educator. She has her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, is a certified sex therapist, and has been providing therapy since 2005. She is thrilled to now be bringing her knowledge beyond the therapy room with Sexual Empowerment School where she teaches women how to let go of sexual shame, build their pleasure knowledge, and learn sexual communication skills through her on-line workshops and resources.”
05:00 - Lindsey explains the journey of developing her specialty in sex therapy and the Sexual Empowerment School
10:33 - Sexual Empowerment School - 8 week workshop series to help you learn about your pleasure anatomy, develop a sex positive mindset, and build communication skills.
Sexual Empowerment School offers a space for connection, support, and community with other women.
12:40 - Building safety with shared expectations, ground rules, and boundaries.
14:58 - Common concerns around women’s sexual health and empowerment. Sexual shame, Fear of Sex based on sex-negative messages, Low sexual desire; Internalizing shame and self-judgment; Relationship Tension; Feeling Disconnected From Self.
18:18 - Lindsey discusses her passion and purpose for empowering women’s sexual health
19:16 - Considering Sexual Health and the aspects of Balanced Health - the intersection of Body, Mind, Heart, Soul, and Spirit
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22:39 - Tips for communicating about sex - What I want to do, What I will do, What I will not do - Begin with self-exploration and building self-awareness in order to be able to communicate your sexual desires, needs, and boundaries with your partner.
26:08 - It can be helpful to tune into yourself, your emotions and acknowledge your emotions and level of comfort prior to communication
28:58 - The importance of self-awareness: Culture, History, family values, personal values, social messages around sex and their influence on your beliefs, etc.
Video referenced: Be A Lady They Said. with Cynthia Nixon: https://youtu.be/z8ZSDS7zVdU
32:02 - Helping women recognize that sex can be normal and natural part of life to connect with a partner, the way I show love, the way I experience pleasure
33:00 - Oppressive factors that can contribute to shame around sex
37:42 - The importance of setting and respecting boundaries in sexual relationships
41:30 - Tips for boundary setting
44:30 - Ideas for creating fun within the bounds of safety and trust
47:17 - For the following concerns, seek therapy with a certified sex therapist first rather than coaching: sexual pain; intense anxiety about sex; unresolved sexual trauma. Find a certified sex therapist at: https://www.aasect.org/ the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists
49:24 - Recommended Resource: Come As You Are - The Surprising New Science that Will Transform Your Sex Life by Emily Nagoski https://www.emilynagoski.com/
51:07 - Tips for cultivating sex positive thoughts: Increase Awareness of emotional discomfort and sex negative thoughts, Practice mindfulness, Increase consumption of media and connection with people who support a sex positive perspective
56:23 - Where to find Dr. Lindsey Brooks, https://www.sexualempowermentschool.com/ Free Quiz: What’s blocking your sexual pleasure; Follow Lindsey on
And TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@sexualempowermentschool
57:26 - This or That
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