Speaking of Sex with The Pleasure Mechanics

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We all know communication is essential for healthy relationships and great sex – but how do we begin to level up our erotic communication skills? How do we break through the fear and shame to start talking openly about what we want in bed? Sex coach and author Stella Harris joins us to expl…
Your erotic desires may be far vaster than can ever be met in your lifetime. What do we do with desires unfulfilled – so that we can be free to pursue more erotic fulfillment? In this paradox there is a rich terrain of both personal and relational exploration – so you can figure out which of yo…
You have a unique constellation of pleasures, desires and interests that make you who you are. How well do you know your own pleasure constellations? What are the brightest stars that are easy to go after and express, and what pleasures might be dimmed by shame or fear? This episode was ins…
What is attachment theory? How do different attachment styles show up in our most intimate relationships and in our sex lives? Therapist and social justice consultant Aida Manduley joins us to discuss attachment theory and how we can learn about ourselves and our relationships with this pow…
If you love when we dive into big ideas about pleasure, sexuality and love, join us for a magical 10 day experience: the Explore More Summit. Enrollment is FREE and we will be right there with you, basking in the brilliance of the 26 other amazing speakers and sharing thoughts on the private Fa…
The sounds of sex range from the sweetest of moans to the cacophony of bestial bodies banging the bed into the wall. Making noise during sex is one of the primary ways we communicate with our partner, and one of the most essential embodied skills for more sexual pleasure. Making noise is as imp…
What if we could all be a little kinder to our bodies? Rebecca Scritchfield believes in the power of self kindness and self compassion to change our lived experience in and with our bodies. Check out Rebecca Scritchfield’s book Body Kindness: Transform Your Health from the Inside Out–And Ne…
After our recent conversations on the emotions of erectile dysfunction, we wanted to continue into what is often uncharted territory: the erotic pleasures of the soft penis. The penis is not only sexy or worthy of pleasure when it is fully erect, and pleasure can be found in all states of erect…
Erectile dysfunction is more than a physical experience – it is an emotional and psychological experience with far reaching impact. On past episodes, we covered Performance Anxiety and performance pressure. Performance based erectile dysfunction is a very common sexual experience – but ofte…
Movement can be a great source of pleasure, joy – and even wisdom. But most of us think about movement only in terms of exercise – at best a chore to complete, at worst a punishment for not being in the “right” kind of body. Jane Clapp is a powerful teacher who guides us in rethinking our r…
Love is a verb – an action we must practice in an ongoing way. But “love” is also kind of vague, and the daily act of loving another human being is really a symphony of verbs that is constantly changing. So how do we get more specific about HOW we love and what actions are […] The post Esther Perel…
As we all head towards the end of 2018, we sign off for a holiday break, announce our end of the year sale and reflect on our recent time at the Zen monastery.  Get started with our FREE online course: PleasureMechanics.com/Free All of our online courses are 33% with the code JOY until the end […] …
Cannabis, in and out of the bedroom: here’s what you need to know! Now that cannabis is legal in many states for both medicinal and recreational use, and legal in Canada as well as other countries around the world, it’s time to refresh your knowledge about cannabis and all the ways you can use it […
The Resilient Edge of Resistance is a concept that guides how we approach massage, erotic touch and even relationships! The Resilient Edge of Resistance is all about finding that magical place of “just right” – in touch, in sex, in love. It means using not too much force and not too little, offerin…
Arousal is not something that happens TO you – it is something that YOU generate. Your arousal is your own – so OWN IT! In this episode we explore the nature of sexual arousal, and why we all need to stop waiting around hoping to get turned on! Arousal is an internal process that we […] The post Ow…
What would it mean to bring more reverence, awe and wonder to the bedroom? What does it mean to worship the genitals rather than degrade them? What are the implications of bringing more reverence to sexuality? We explore all this and more in this heartful episode. First, we explore the standard def…
What happens when you are ready to explore sexually, and your partner doesn’t want to play along? How do you move forward as a couple when only one of you wants to get kinky? If you have ever felt like you were ready to explore new sexual thrills or go on new erotic adventures, but […] The post Hel…
We ALL get erections – it is not just a guy thing! All human bodies have about the same amount of erectile tissue in their genitals – it is just situated differently! People with vulvas get erections too – and in this podcast episode we cover everything you need to know about female erections for […
Butt plugs are one of the most versatile types of sex toys, but not many people know about them. Here is everything you’ve ever wanted to know (and more!) about butt plugs. In this free podcast episode, we cover all the basics and more. This is a Who, What, Where, When, Why and How Episode […] The …
When many people think about kinky sex, one of the first images to come to mind is erotic role playing. From the classic boss and secretary scenario to Prince Charming and Sleeping Beauty, role playing captures our collective erotic imagination. Yet many people find it hard to get into, leaving the…
Imagine a lover gasping for air, begging for it, begging for YOU, begging for the release of your touch – is this a fantasy alone? Or is there a way to make begging for it something we can all do a bit more of, each in our own way? In this episode we explore the […] The post Begging For It appeared…
Jill Soloway, creator of the award winning shows Transparent and I Love Dick, joins us to talk about creating art that matters, art that is helping to change global culture and liberate the narratives of the marginalized. In this interview, Jill Soloway talks about how the forces of desire, empathy…
We are at a cultural crossroads – where the old models of social power structures are falling away and being replaced with new models to create more equity, freedom and opportunity for us all. But at this crossroads, many of us are confused, lonely and desperate for answers. Mark Greene is a brilli…
  Never had an orgasm? Struggle to reach orgasm with a partner? Vanessa Marin joins us to talk about stepping onto the path to female orgasm. If you are a woman and want to learn how to have your first orgasm, or how to orgasm more consistently with a partner, enrollment for Finishing School is […]…
Full body orgasms are not a myth, nor are they particularly difficult to experience. Full body orgasms are possible for all bodies to experience, and as you explore the skills needed to experience full body orgasm you’ll unlock more pleasure, connection and intimacy with yourself and your partner(s…
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Podcast Details
Started
Apr 30th, 2012
Latest Episode
Mar 15th, 2019
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
339
Avg. Episode Length
27 minutes

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