Episode 26: Tasha Is A Sexually Liberated Woman

Ev'Yan has an open and vulnerable conversation with Tasha, a client she worked with and helped come from out of the clutches of sexual shame and into a "give no fucks" kind of sexual expression. Tasha shares how she went from sex being this traumatic, serious thing for her to reclaiming her laughter and seeing sex as play. She also gets really candid about her personal story as a survivor and how it is that her sexual trauma no longer swallows her anymore.

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High Hopes, Low Desire

Hi! Long time no see! Did you miss me? It's been almost a year since I've been in your feed and I'm back today with a special announcement—just for you. (Don't worry, you're going to love it.) Excuse my rusty intro but I had to come back out.

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Episode 25: Your Sexuality Questions Answered!

In this one, Ev’Yan answers emails and gives sex advice with her super smart sex educator friend, Amory Jane (amoryjane.com). One person doesn’t know how to keep her self-made boundary of safe sex because sex without a condom feels too good. Another’s asking for input on how she can date and explore her sexuality in college as a homeschooled virgin.

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Episode 24: My Very First Time

In this quickie episode, Ev’Yan talks about her "first time." Also in this episode: Self-pleasure, teenage love and relationships, a dirty little secret, International Masturbation Month, and the origin story of how Sex Love Liberation was born. 

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Episode 23: Men Need Sexual Liberation, Too

In this one, Ev’Yan Whitney speaks with a sexually woke guy who goes by the name "Expressions Untold" on Instagram about male sexuality and what men’s sexual liberation looks like. Expressions Untold gets vulnerable about his own sexual liberation journey, sharing with us how he went from praying away his sexuality to embracing who he is as a sexual being, and he speaks very candidly about the ways toxic masculinity and the patriarchy keeps men from being sexually free.

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Episode 22: Reclaiming Your Sexuality With Erotic Dance

Ev’Yan Whitney speaks with her friend Rashida KhanBey (rashidak.com), a striptease teacher who uses erotic dance as a method of reclaiming and connecting to her sexuality. Rashida gives us a glimpse of her self-love journey—how it was she came to start teaching erotic dance in the first place—and shares a few simple dance moves you can try, no matter what your size or your experience with dance is.

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Episode 21: Oshun, Sensuality, & Decolonizing Black Femme Sexuality

Ev'Yan chats with Dr. Zelaika Clarke about Oshun, the Yoruba deity of sensuality and sexuality, and how we can use Her influence to empower and liberate our sensual and erotic expressions. Also in this episode: Radical menstruation, osunality, self-romancing, decolonizing black femme sexuality, Beyoncé, self-love as a way of fighting internalized oppression, a slew of book recommendations, and a self-love ritual you can do to invoke Oshun.

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Episode 20: A Quickie: Sexual Self-Care For Depression & Other Unsexy Feels

In this one, Ev'Yan shares how she's coping through some hard mental health stuff that's been coming up lately which is making her feel disconnected from her sexuality. She talks about the ways she's practicing sexual self-care—that is, a self-care practice that heals and gently acknowledges you as a sexual being—and how you can practice it too if you're in the same boat. Also in this episode: The new moon, erotic muses, non-sexual touch and desire, affirmations, and coconut oil. 

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Episode 19: My Mom is a Sexually Liberated Woman (ft. Ev'Yan's mom)

Ev'Yan's back from hibernating with a brand new episode! In this one, Ev'Yan speaks very candidly with her mom, Simone, about sex and sexuality — for the first time ever in her adult life. Simone talks about how her strict Christian upbringing informed her sexuality, her first experiences with sex as a young woman, and what sex is like for her now as a 53-year-old woman in a new relationship. Ev'Yan's mom also reveals a very emotional truth about her sexual past that Ev'Yan never knew. (Bring tissues!) 

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Hibernating Like A Beautiful Black Bear

Hi! Don't get too excited. I'm still hibernating in my cave, but I wanted to take a quick moment to check in and see how you're doing because I miss you! I'm also giving you a glimpse of what my hibernation process looks like, as well as ways you can keep yourself busy while I'm away for the winter.

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Episode 18: How To Find Sexual Liberation After Trauma

Ev'Yan chats with writer and erotic artist, Sheena LaShay, about how she went from deep, heartbreaking sexual trauma and depression to radical sexual agency and erotic empowerment. Sheena shares some of her sensual practices (including how she uses erotic dance as a method of sexual healing outside of the bedroom), how she found safety in the pleasure of her own body again, and also how she sees herself as a sexually liberated woman.

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Episode 17: Secret Bad Girls and Sexual Trauma

In this episode, Ev'Yan chats with her friend and trauma specialist Rachael Maddox about sexual trauma—what it is, how it shows up and works in the body, and how you can begin to resolve your sexual trauma on your own. Rachael also shares her personal story of survival and Ev'Yan reads a snippet of her book, Secret Bad Girl.

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Boss Ass Bitch PSA

Ev'Yan's skipping this week's episode to focus on being a boss ass bitch and putting the final touches on her soon-to-be-released workshop, Sexting Myself. But don't worry, she gives you something to do in the meantime.  Read Ev’Yan’s list of 20 things to stop caring about when it comes to sex in celebration for her 29th birthday.

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Episode 15: Taking Your Erotic Power Back With Sexy Selfies

In this episode, Ev'Yan chats with her friend and fellow sexy selfie-taker Allyee Whaley, an Instagram babe that inspired Ev'Yan to begin using sexy self-portraiture as an act of self-love. She and Allyee talk about a lot of things, like Instagram censorship, the reason why nude selfies are political, and some of Allyee's favorite poses.

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Episode 14: A Quickie: Why I Post Naked Photos on the Internet

In this episode, Ev'Yan talks about why she takes nude selfies and posts them on the internet — as a form of self-love. Ev’Yan shares how her naked selfies helped her find a sense of body appreciation and erotic power and repair her sense of sexiness. Along with her reasons for started to take nude selfies and the positive shift that occurred after.

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Episode 13: Sex With Friends: Aida

Ev'Yan talks with her good friend Aida Manduley about their sexual origin story: their first memory of sex as a young person, how their Jehovah's Witness upbringing informed their ideas about sex and sexuality, and how Aida found body positivity and acceptance with the help of sexy Tumblr. 

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Episode 12: A Quickie: Depression & Dry Spells

In this quickie episode, Ev'Yan talks about her depression, and how it's been affecting her sex life. She also shares what she's doing to cope with sexlessness. If you're in a similar place, if you're feeling weighed down by the influx of bad news and are trying to hold it together, know that you aren't alone. We're in this together. 

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Episode 11: Our Polyamorous Relationship

Ev'Yan sits down with her husband of almost ten years, Jonathan Mead, to talk about their polyamorous relationship: how it was they decided to be non-monogamous, and what they've learned since they've opened up. Also, Ev'Yan and Jonathan answer listener questions about polyamory, like how they dealt with jealousy and the advice they'd give to poly newbies. 

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