How to Overcome Sexual Shame

Messages related to sexual shame are ingrained from a young age and they affect how we feel about our bodies, how we interact with sexual partners and how we experience sexual pleasure. This week, we discuss a range of approaches to relinquishing sexual shame. Consent educator, survivor-turned-thriver and founder of CONSENTParenting, Rosalia Rivera joins Jess and Brandon to share her story and insights. They discuss: Rosalia’s personal path to recovery after assault Pleasure as a route to relinquishing sexual shame How partners can support survivors when they disclose past trauma/abuse The importance of your inner compass in recognizing sources of shame Prompt questions to help you examine shame-based beliefs including: What messages did you receive about sex from your parents? What did your parents tell you about sex with their words? What did your parents tell you about sex with their actions? How did your parents react to sexual depictions on TV? What messages did you receive about sex from your peers? What messages did you receive about sex from your teachers? What messages did you receive about sex from media sources? What messages did you receive about sex from your religion? Am I okay with these belief systems? What do I want to do differently for myself? What do I want to do differently for my kids? Follow CONSENTParenting on Instagram and Facebook. Listen to the AboutCONSENT Podcast here. This episode was brought to you by We-Vibe, use code DRJESS on their website for a small discount off your purchase. :)

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