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August 21, 2019
Ev'Yan chats with Dr. Zelaika Clarke about Oshun, the Yoruba deity of sensuality and sexuality. They talk about who Oshun is, what she represents, and the ways we can use her as inspiration for sex positivity and stepping into our erotic power.Also in this episode: Radical menstruation, 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.Click here for show notes + a transcript of this episodeTo revisit old episodes and to become a patron on Patreon, go to sexuallyliberatedwoman.com.Find more about Ev'Yan and her work at evyanwhitney.com. Follow her on Instagram: @evyan.whitney.CREDITSMusic: Otis MacDonald and The Custodian of RecordsCover photo: Celeste NocheDesign: Bianca Ng
August 7, 2019
Ev’Yan Whitney revisits a conversation she had with a sexually woke guy who goes by the name "Expressions Untold" where they talk 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.Also in this episode: Sexual repression in men, male desires, the negatives of pornography, body positivity for men, deconstructing gender roles, “too much” women, why masculinity is so fragile, and where you can find sexually “woke” men.Click here for show notes + a transcript of this episodeTo revisit old episodes and to become a patron on Patreon, go to sexuallyliberatedwoman.com.Find more about Ev'Yan and her work at evyanwhitney.com. Follow her on Instagram: @evyan.whitney.CREDITSMusic: Otis MacDonald and Comfort FitCover photo: Celeste NocheDesign: Bianca Ng
July 24, 2019
Ev’Yan brings back her sister and actual cannabis expert, Jarani, to talk about how they both use weed to enhance their sex lives. Jarani talks about some of the science behind cannabis (like why is it that weed makes us feel so good?) and how to figure out how much to consume. They also both share their personal experiences of using cannabis-infused sexual products and give some shoutouts to some products they love.Other things discussed: destigmatizing and decriminalizing cannabis use, especially in folks of color; stories of their first times being high; how to find your perfect strain; and how to consume cannabis with intention.Click here for show notes + a transcript of this episodeTo revisit old episodes and to become a patron on Patreon, go to sexuallyliberatedwoman.com.Find more about Ev'Yan and her work at evyanwhitney.com. Follow her on Instagram: @evyan.whitney.. . .CREDITSMusic: Otis MacDonald and The Custodian of RecordsEditing help: Samantha RidellCover photo: Celeste NocheDesign: Bianca Ng
July 10, 2019
Ev'Yan chats with conceptual artist Sophia Wallace, who is best known for her viral art project Cliteracy, to have a fiery talk about the clitoris. They touch on all the misconceptions around the clitoris, debunk some of the most stubborn myths about clits and pleasure, and call out our own internalized patriarchal biases surrounding this for-pleasure-only sexual network.Other things discussed: The actual true anatomy of the clitoris; the difference between vaginal and clitoral orgasms; the importance of clit-centered pleasure; and how we can all become more cliterate.Click here for show notes + a transcript of this episodeTo revisit old episodes and to become a patron on Patreon, go to sexuallyliberatedwoman.com.Find more about Ev'Yan and her work at evyanwhitney.com. Follow her on Instagram: @evyan.whitney.. . .CREDITSMusic: Otis MacDonald and Comfort FitEditing help: Samantha RidellCover photo: Celeste NocheDesign: Bianca Ng
June 26, 2019
Ev’Yan brings back her Sex with Friends series in this episode and chats with Diamond Stylz. Diamond Stylz walks down memory lane through her childhood and shares funny and life-changing moments that shaped how she came to explore her sexuality and know her gender.Other things discussed: What Diamond coming into her womanhood in a traditional household was like; letting go of the idea of the “perfect woman”; how she’s reclaimed her pleasure; and her podcast, Marsha's Plate.Click here for show notes + a transcript of this episodeTo revisit old episodes and keep the TSLW thriving, go to sexuallyliberatedwoman.com.Find more about Ev'Yan and her work at evyanwhitney.com. Follow her on Instagram: @evyan.whitney.. . .CREDITSMusic: Otis MacDonald and Comfort FitEditing help: Samantha RidellCover photo: Celeste NocheDesign: Bianca Ng
June 12, 2019
Ev’Yan sits down with Jaclyn Friedman, author of Yes Means Yes, to talk all about consent. They explore affirmative consent as a moral philosophy, what it looks like to communicate honestly with sexual partners about what you want, and how to make consent talk sexy.Other things discussed: The difference between enthusiastic consent and affirmative consent; how to bring sexiness and playfulness to boundary setting; and what affirmative consent looks like in practice.Click here for show notes + a transcript of this episodeTo revisit old episodes and keep the TSLW thriving, go to sexuallyliberatedwoman.com.Find more about Ev'Yan and her work at evyanwhitney.com. Follow her on Instagram: @evyan.whitney.. . .CREDITSMusic: Otis MacDonald and Comfort FitEditing help: Samantha RidellCover photo: Celeste NocheDesign: Bianca Ng
May 29, 2019
Ev'Yan's mom and sister return for a shameless, funny, and lighthearted game of 21 questions where they each share their sexual confessions and personal experiences with each other. They laugh over embarrassing moments, tell stories about the most creative places they’ve gotten it on at, and give some good sex advice.Other things discussed: Food and butt play; the perils of being a germaphobe in sex; Game of Thrones crushes; "mommyisms"; and a couple Would you rather? questions with some hilarious answers. Click here for show notes + a transcript of this episodeTo revisit old episodes and keep the TSLW thriving, go to sexuallyliberatedwoman.com.You can find more about Ev'Yan and her work at evyanwhitney.com. Follow her on Instagram: @evyan.whitney.. . .CREDITSMusic: Otis MacDonaldEditing help: Samantha RidellCover photo: Celeste NocheDesign: Bianca Ng
May 15, 2019
Ev’Yan chats with comprehensive sex educator and trauma expert, Jimanekia Eborn, about sexual trauma and healing. Jimanekia speaks truth about the ways trauma shows up in our lives, the importance of knowing your triggers, and how to find compassion for yourself as you respond to being triggered. The advice in this conversation gives the healing and affirmation everyone needs—no matter where you are in your sexual liberation journey.Other things they discuss: Jimanekia’s personal journey to becoming a sex educator and trauma expert; how to adequately support survivors as both a friend and a lover; the difference between an accomplice and an ally; and some words of encouragement and love to survivors that will provoke healing.Click here for show notes + a transcript of this episodeTo revisit old episodes and keep the TSLW thriving, go to sexuallyliberatedwoman.com.You can find more about Ev'Yan and her work at evyanwhitney.com. Follow her on Instagram: @evyan.whitney.. . .CREDITSMusic: Otis MacDonald and Comfort FitEditing help: Samantha RidellCover photo: Celeste NocheDesign: Bianca Ng
May 1, 2019
Ev'Yan sits down with writer, educator, and returning guest, Kristen Sollée to talk about Kristen's exciting upcoming book, Cat Call: Reclaiming the Feral Feminine. Kristen schools us about all of the historical parallels between felines and femininity, and illustrates how integral and important cats are to femme sexuality.Other things they discuss: Who gets to claim themselves as a witch or slut; the similarities in the persecution (and liberation) of women and cats; and how to tap into cat energy to inspire your sovereign sexuality.For show notes + a transcript of this episode: https://www.sexuallyliberatedwoman.com/episodes/episode-39. . .To revisit old episodes and keep the TSLW thriving, go to sexuallyliberatedwoman.com.You can find more about Ev'Yan and her work at evyanwhitney.com. Follow her on Instagram: @evyan.whitney.. . .Music: Otis MacDonald and Comfort FitEditing help: Samantha RidellCover photo: Celeste NocheDesign: Bianca Ng
January 16, 2019
Ev'Yan peeps her head out of her hibernation cave and shares a few of the sex resolutions she made for 2019.. . .Follow The Sexually Liberated Woman on Instagram: @sexuallyliberatedwomanBecome a patron and find out the moment the show comes back: patreon.com/slwpodcastAnd many thanks to today's sponsor: Youth Testify. For more about their initiative, visit youthtestify.org.. . .Music: Otis MacDonaldCover photo: Celeste Noche
November 21, 2018
Ev'Yan sits down with Che Che to talk with her about her sexual liberation journey. Che Che shares how she became sexually free, how she found her erotic voice, and how she began prioritizing her pleasure outside of insecurities and fear.Other things they talk about: using your solo sexual relationship (i.e., masturbation) to strengthen your relationship with your partner; releasing limiting beliefs around sex as an act of resistance; and the transformational experience of pursuing sexual healing.And also—Ev'Yan makes an important announcement about the show.For show notes and a transcript of this episode: http://bit.ly/slw38. . .If you're ready to make a lasting transformation in your sexual life, go to sexloveliberation.com/healing to work with Ev'Yan in 2019.. . .Music: Otis MacDonaldEditing help: Justine McLellanTranscriptions: Jordan BaileyCover photo: Celeste Noche
November 7, 2018
Ev'Yan gives sex advice and helps solve some listeners' sexuality conundrums—from sexual liberated virgins to orgasm frustrations to a boyfriend who hates his girlfriend's pubic hair to troubleshooting missing sex drives.Ev'Yan also talks about what on earth a sexuality doula is and what she does as someone who's built a thriving practice as one.Mentioned on this episode: The Virginity Fraud TED Talk; autostraddle.com; low-desire series; Come As You Are by Emily Nagoski.For a transcript of this episode: http://bit.ly/slwep37. . .Like The Sexually Liberated Woman? Become a patron! patreon.com/slwpodcastYou can find more about Ev'Yan and her work at sexloveliberation.com. Follow her on Instagram: @evyan.whitney.. . .Music: Otis MacDonaldEditing help: Justine McLellanTranscriptions: Jordan BaileyCover photo: Celeste Noche
October 24, 2018
In this one, Ev'Yan and her little sister, Jarani, have a vulnerable and funny conversation about sex. They reminisce about Jarani's first sex talk, her growing up as a late bloomer, and what it was like for her coming into her sexuality as the "good girl" in the family.Other things they discuss: intergenerational sexual trauma; using cannabis to help you get back into your body during sex; and having sex with chronic pain.For a transcript of this episode: https://bit.ly/slw-ep36. . .Like The Sexually Liberated Woman? Become a patron! patreon.com/slwpodcastYou can find more about Ev'Yan and her work at sexloveliberation.com. Follow her on Instagram: @evyan.whitney.. . .Music: Otis MacDonald and Comfort FitEditing help: Justine McLellanTranscriptions: Jordan BaileyCover photo: Celeste Noche
October 10, 2018
Ev'Yan brings back sex activist and porn performer Allie Oops (@cummanifesto) to talk all about sex work—what it is, why Allie does it, and how we cannot talk about sexual liberation and sex-positivity without talking about and supporting sex workers.Other things they discuss: The whorearchy and how Allie dismantled her own whorephobia; the difference between feminist porn and ethical porn; porn literacy and politics; who gets to call themselves a sex worker; and how to humanize and adequately support sex workers.There are tons of resources that Allie shares in this episode. Go to http://bit.ly/slw-ep35 to view them.-For more about Ev'Yan and her sexual liberation work go to sexloveliberation.com. Check her out on Instagram at instagram.com/evyan.whitney.-Music: Otis MacDonald and The Custodian of RecordsEditing help: Justine MclellanCover photo: Celeste Noche
September 26, 2018
After receiving an unsolicited dick pic regarding her sensual selfies, Ev'Yan goes off on men who objectify her body without her consent and invite themselves into her sexual expression.She also gives some tips and words of encouragement for women/femmes who want to express and explore their sexuality in public but are afraid to do so.Bookmark this one and listen to it whenever you need to be reminded that you can feel safe and express your sexuality in the open at the same time.Other things mentioned: the feature on BuzzFeed; Resistance Rises panel and happy hour event; Camp Fireheart retreat; The Sexually Liberated Woman on Spotify; Stop Telling Women to Smile.For a full transcription of this episode, click here.-Like The Sexually Liberated Woman? Become a patron! patreon.com/slwpodcastYou can find more about Ev'Yan and her work on her website sexloveliberation.com. Follow her on Instagram: @evyan.whitney.-Music: Otis MacDonald and Comfort FitEditing help: Justine MclellanCover photo: Celeste Noche
September 12, 2018
Ev'Yan sits down with Amy Boyajian of Wild Flower Sex Shop (@wildflowersex) about sex toys—how they can be a fun and playful way to enhance and explore your sexuality—even though in some sacred sex circles would tell you otherwise.They go deep on the topic of pleasure hierarchies: the notion that your sexuality and experience of pleasure can only be "sacred" and "healthy" if it follows certain rigid (and ridiculous) guidelines (and yes, this BS is still being spread by "sex-positive" teachers).Other things they talk about: sex toy shaming; what it really means to be sex-positive; what it looks like to create a sacred ritual with your vibrator; and some of Amy's favorite sex toys that you can buy right now.For show notes + a transcription of this episode: http://bit.ly/slw-ep33-Get 15% off your purchase at Wild Flower Sex Shop: http://bit.ly/wildflowersexJoin Sexting Myself: http://bit.ly/sextingmyself-You can find more about Ev'Yan and her sexual liberation work on her website: sexloveliberation.com. Follow her on Instagram: instagram.com/evyan.whitney.Music: Otis MacDonald and The Custodian of RecordsEditing help: Justine MclellanCover photo: Celeste Noche
August 29, 2018
Ev'Yan chats with an ecosexual femme Luna Dietrich (@pusssywitch), who is in a sexual relationship with the earth. They talk about what ecosexuality is, what it looks like in practice, and how Luna embodies and honors this sexual identity on her own terms.They also talk about how this sensual relationship with nature is available and accessible to all of us and Luna gives us some suggestions on how we can connect with our sexuality through nature.And later: Ev'Yan has an exciting announcement!For show notes + a transcription of this episode: http://bit.ly/slw-ep32-Sign up for the #sensualselfiechallenge: http://bit.ly/sensualselfieYou can find more about Ev'Yan and her sexual liberation work on her website: sexloveliberation.com. Follow her on Instagram: instagram.com/evyan.whitney.-Music: Otis MacDonald and The Custodian of RecordsEditing help: Justine MclellanCover photo: Celeste Noche
August 15, 2018
In this one, Ev'Yan gets dragged (in a good way!) by the stars in an astrology reading done by astrologer, Jaliessa Sipress (@jaliessasipress) of Obsidian Moon Astrology. The reading goes over parts of Ev'Yan's natal chart and how certain planets (and their placements) are influencing her sexuality, sexual identity, sex life, and even her kinks. It's kind of creepy how accurate it is.Other things discussed: demisexuality; Mars and Venus; Virgo and Cancer energy; kink quizzes; astrology as a tool of self-awareness and exploration; how Jaliessa got into this work; and how Ev'Yan being a sexuality doula and sex educator was literally written in the stars.For show notes + a transcription of this episode: http://bit.ly/slw-ep31-Like The Sexually Liberated Woman? Become a patron: patreon.com/slwpodcastOr make a one-time donation and help the podcast thrive: paypal.me/sexloveliberationYou can find more about Ev'Yan and her sexual liberation work on her website: sexloveliberation.com. And check out her shop: sexloveliberation.com/shop. Follow her on Instagram: instagram.com/evyan.whitney.-Music: Otis MacDonald and Comfort FitEditing help: Justine MclellanCover photo: Celeste Noche
August 1, 2018
A call to arms to slow the f— down. In this one, Ev'Yan shares a simple practice of sensual embodiment that she gives her clients (and uses herself) when she's too much in her head and not in her body. Sensuality is a huge and important part of sexuality. We cannot be sexually liberated if we don’t have a mindful relationship with our sensual bodies.Ev'Yan also chats about her recent trip to NYC where she challenged and dismantled some seriously massive fears and limiting beliefs (and she's really damn proud of herself).For a full transcription of this episode, click here.Newsletter: sexloveliberation.com/newsletter30 Days of Sensuality course: sexloveliberation.com/sensuality-Like The Sexually Liberated Woman? Become a patron: patreon.com/slwpodcastOr make a one-time donation and help the podcast thrive: paypal.me/sexloveliberationYou can find more about Ev'Yan Whitney and her work on her website: sexloveliberation.com. Follow her on Instagram: @evyan.whitney.-Music: Otis MacDonald and Comfort FitEditing help: Justine MclellanCover photo: Celeste Noche
July 18, 2018
Ev'Yan has a conversation with Dalychia and Rafaella, the radical babes behind Afrosexology.com. They do incredible and work around educating, liberating, and healing black sexuality by creating spaces for black women and femmes to find sexual pleasure and erotic joy. The three of them talk about using pleasure as an act of resistance and the importance of black women prioritizing feeling good, especially during times when we are fighting anti-blackness and racism constantly.Other things they discussed: rejecting white supremacy and respectability politics; a practice of pleasure for weary, traumatized, microaggressed black women/femmes; celebrating black sexuality through music; using masturbation and orgasm to remind you that your life matters; and what white people can do to help liberate black sexuality.For show notes + a transcription of this episode: http://bit.ly/slw-ep29-Like The Sexually Liberated Woman? Become a patron: patreon.com/slwpodcastOr make a one-time donation and help the podcast thrive: paypal.me/sexloveliberationYou can find more about Ev'Yan Whitney and her work on her website: sexloveliberation.com. Follow her on Instagram: @evyan.whitney.-Music: Otis MacDonald and Comfort FitEditing help: Justine McLellanCover photo: Celeste Noche
July 4, 2018
Before you use a yoni egg, listen to this. In this one, Ev'Yan chats with her friend, Danielle Cornelius (daniellecornelius.com), a chiropractor and holistic pelvic care practitioner, who specializes in the health and healing of the pelvis. They talk all about the importance of taking care of this part of the body and how its wellness is an important part of sexual pleasure and liberation. Danielle also educates us about yoni eggs and why you should think twice before using one (spoiler: you're probably using it wrong).Other things they discuss: demystifying and desexualizing the vagina; kegels; releasing tension (and trauma) from the vagina via internal massage; and how to become more aware of this part of the body that's been historically dishonored.For show notes + a transcription of this episode: http://bit.ly/slw-ep28-Like The Sexually Liberated Woman? Become a patron: patreon.com/slwpodcastOr make a one-time donation to help keep the podcast going: paypal.me/sexloveliberationYou can find more about Ev'Yan and her work on her website, sexloveliberation.com. Follow her on Instagram: @evyan.whitney.-Music: "Erykah" by Otis MacDonald and "Emo Step Show" by The Custodian of RecordsEditing help: Justine McLellanCover photo: Celeste Noche
June 20, 2018
In celebration of Pride month, Ev'Yan takes you on an intimate journey through her messy, confusing, dramatic queer identity origin story—from her very first girl crush to how her religious family reacted to her coming out to how she expresses her queer identity while being married to a man.She speaks vulnerably about the myths and fears that kept her from exploring her sexuality for so long and the things she still struggles with today in ID-ing as a queer woman, like the fact she feels she has to come out again and again.This one's filled with stories and encouragement for other not-straight babes who want to liberate their sexuality. And stick around til the end for her shout-outs, some of which may or may not be said with shade.For show notes + a transcription of this episode: http:/bit.ly/slw-ep27News! The Sexually Liberated Woman is now on Patreon! To support this podcast and keep it going strong, go to patreon.com/slwpodcast. Thank you!Follow Ev'Yan on Instagram: @evyan.whitneysexloveliberation.comMusic: Otis MacDonaldCover: Celeste Noche
June 6, 2018
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.Other things they talked about: Sexual liberation on heels of the #MeToo movement; when (and how) Tasha knew she needed help to heal her sexuality; how she reconciled with her "promiscuous" past; and the kind of sex she's having now.For more on this episode (including show notes + transcripts): http://bit.ly/slw-ep26Go to sexloveliberation.com for more about Ev'Yan Whitney and her sexual healing practice.-Music: Otis MacDonald and Comfort FitCover photo: Celeste Noche
April 25, 2018
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.)Low-desire resources: sexloveliberation.com/lowdesireTo help support the continuation of this podcast, make a one-time donation: paypal.me/sexloveliberation. Thank you so much, I literally couldn't do this without you.Blog: sexloveliberation.comInstagram: @evyan.whitneyFacebook: facebook.com/sexloveliberationMusic: Erykah by Otis McDonaldCover photo: Celeste Noche
May 31, 2017
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. And they give one woman tips on how to jumpstart her low libido with the help of weed.There’s a lot more in this episode, including more advice questions and some very, very important news about the future of the Sexually Liberated Woman (hint: this might be the final episode). For more on this episode, including show notes, go here > http://sexloveliberation.com/i-need-sex-advice/Music: "Erykah" by Otis McDonald"Sunday Afternoon" by Poddington BearArtwork by Cay Horiuchi
May 17, 2017
Ev'Yan's taking this week off to work on some other fun projects of hers, but she didn't want to leave you hanging. So today, we're revisiting the conversation she had last year with Chakrubs creator and badass sex witch, Vanessa Cuccia (chakrubs.com). They talk about masturbation as a form of self-care and how to create intentions (aka spells) with your orgasm. Ev'Yan also shares 35 reasons you should add masturbation to your self-care regimen. More on this episode (including show notes) here > http://bit.ly/solo-sex-magicHey, wanna get your own Chakrub? Head to chakrubs.com and use the code "LIBERATION" to get 10% your purchase!Music: Looped by JahzzarArt: Cay Horiuchi
May 3, 2017
In this quickie episode, Ev’Yan talks about her "first time." Also in this episode: Self-pleasure, teenaged love and relationships, a dirty little secret, International Masturbation Month, and the origin story of how Sex Love Liberation was born. For more on this episode, including show notes go here > http://bit.ly/2qFwfpU Music: "Erykah" by Otis McDonald Artwork by Cay Horiuchi
April 19, 2017
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.Also in this episode: Sexual repression in men, male desires, the negatives of pornography, body positivity for men, deconstructing gender roles, “too much” women, why masculinity is so fragile, and where you can find sexually “woke” men. For more on this episode, including show notes and how to book Expressions Untold for a photoshoot, go here > http://bit.ly/2pzgscEThank you so much for listening! xo CREDITS Music: "Erykah" by Otis McDonald"Sunday Afternoon" by Poddington Bear
April 5, 2017
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.Also in this episode: Sexual self-discovery, liberating queer identity, sensuality, God and merging the spiritual with the erotic, how to create an intentional sexy dance practice of your own and the best music to dance to (Ludacris is an obvious choice).For more on this episode, including show notes and how to take a class with Rashida, go here > http://sexloveliberation.com/erotic-dance-practiceMusic: "Erykah" by Otis McDonald"Sunday Afternoon" by Poddington BearArtwork by Cay Horiuchi
March 28, 2017
It's Fallow Week for Ev'Yan and she's changing up the schedule a little bit for the podcast (and yes, she's totally using the "I've got my period" excuse—but for a good reason). To make up for it (and because she loves you) she gives you a little taste of next week's brand new episode. What do you think it's going to be about?Thanks for your patience and support! See you next week! xosexloveliberation.com*Music: Erykah by Otis McDonald
March 15, 2017
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.For more on this episode (including show notes and how to connect with Dr. Zelaika), go here > http://sexloveliberation.com/oshun-black-femme-sexualityAnd if you want to become a sexually liberated woman, go to sexloveliberation.com/coaching and find out how you can work one-on-one with Ev'Yan this year.Music: "Erykah" by Otis McDonald "Sunday Afternoon" by Poddington BearArtwork by Cay Horiuchi
March 2, 2017
*Episode 20!* 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.*CW: Depression.More on this episode (including show notes and links to the articles mentioned) here > http://sexloveliberation.com/sexual-self-careFollow Ev'Yan on Instagram: instagram.com/evyan.whitneyAnd if you want to become a sexually liberated woman, go to sexloveliberation.com/coaching and find out how you can work one-on-one with Ev'Yan this year.*Music: Erykah by Otis McDonald
February 15, 2017
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!)More on this episode here > http://sexloveliberation.com/my-mom-is-a-sexually-liberated-woman*Music: Erykah by Otis McDonald
December 7, 2016
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.To catch up on episodes you might've missed, go to sexloveliberation.com/podcastTo read some of my essays on sex, sensuality, and my personal relationships, go to sexloveliberation.com/archiveAnd if you want to see what I'm up to on a day-to-day, follow me on Instagram: @evyan.whitneySee you in 2017! xo*Music: Erykah by Otis McDonald
October 19, 2016
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.There's also a really, really important announcement about the future of the Sexually Liberated Woman podcast. Enjoy!More on this episode (including show notes and how to get in touch with Sheena) here > http://sexloveliberation.com/sexual-liberation-after-trauma*Music: Erykah by Otis MacDonald
October 5, 2016
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.For more on this episode (including show notes and resources from Rachael), go to > http://sexloveliberation.com/how-to-heal-sexual-trauma/*Music: Erykah by Otis McDonald
September 20, 2016
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. And if you're curious about her workshop, go to sexloveliberation.com/sextingmyself for more information. It's going to be a lot of fun!Thanks for the support! See you in two weeks!*Music: Erykah by Otis McDonald
September 7, 2016
In this quickie episode, Ev'Yan shares a method she uses as a way to heal and bring forgiveness to her sexual past. It's kind of corny, but it works for her and for her clients.Also, Ev'Yan wants to hear from you: What sex advice and wisdom would you give your younger self if you could go back in time? Record your voice and send the file to her email at evyan@sexloveliberation.com. She might just feature your words on an upcoming episode!Thank you for listening!For more on this episode (including show notes), go here > http://sexloveliberation.com/heal-your-sexual-past/*Music: Erykah by Otis McDonald
August 24, 2016
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. Ev'Yan also asks Allyee some fun rapid fire questions in which we find out which song Allyee used to masturbate to when she was younger. And, before the episode ends, Ev'Yan has an important announcement to make. Happy listening!More on this episode (including show notes and other bonus content) here > http://sexloveliberation.com/sexy-selfies/*Music: Erykah by Otis McDonald
August 10, 2016
In this episode, Ev'Yan talks about why she takes nude selfies and posts them on the internet — as a form of self-love. There's also something else that she needs your input on. Don't be shy!More about this episode (including show notes and transcripts) here > http://sexloveliberation.com/naked-selfies/*Music: Remember Something I Forgot by Comfort Fit
July 27, 2016
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.Also discussed? Live Journal, Deviant Art, Brian Molko, glitter, and glitter.More about this episode (including show notes and ways you can get in touch with Aida) here > http://sexloveliberation.com/sex-with-friends-aida/*Music: Heart Ache by Broke For Free
July 13, 2016
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.More about this episode (including show notes and a special bonus content about self-care) here > http://sexloveliberation.com/depression-dry-spells*Music: Spellbound by Broke For Free > http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Broke_For_Free/Layers/Spellbound
June 29, 2016
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.More about this episode (including show notes and recommended reading) here > sexloveliberation.com/polyamorous-marriage*Music: Only Knows by Broke For Free > http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Broke_For_Free/Layers/Only_Knows
June 15, 2016
In this quickie episode, Ev'Yan talks about her polyamorous relationship—the high points, the low points, and where she and her husband are at right now with everything. More about this episode (including show notes and transcripts) here > http://sexloveliberation.com/opening-up-again/*Music: Everything's Nice by Jingle Punks > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nRqqD34zQ0
May 24, 2016
Ev'Yan Whitney chats with Vanessa Cuccia, founder of Chakrubs.com and general sex witch, about masturbation as a form of self-care and how to practice solo sex magic. And if that's not enough to get you masturbating more, Ev'Yan shares her list of 35 reasons you should add masturbation to your self-care ritual.More about this episode here > sexloveliberation.com/solo-sex-magic*Music: Looped by Jahzzar > http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Jahzzar/Sketches/looped_1200
May 18, 2016
In this episode, Ev'Yan chats about her struggle with this weird sex rut she's found herself in since she got married. More about this episode here > http://sexloveliberation.com/sex-rut-with-myself*Music: Erykah by Otis McDonald > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trxwj14KLog
April 26, 2016
In this episode, Ev'Yan sits down with Kristen Korvette of slutist.com to discuss sluthood, witches, and why the slut is a sexually liberated woman.They also their favorite slut icons and how *you* can begin to embrace your inner slut on your own terms.For show notes and more information about this episode go here > http://sexloveliberation.com/slut-slw/*Music: Lude Illa by Joe Bagale > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXKASFOK7u0
April 6, 2016
Ev'Yan Whitney talks about her experience of performing in the Vagina Monologues and how she came (and came!) on stage in front of nearly 200 people. More about this episode here > http://sexloveliberation.com/slw-story-time/*Music: Toboggan by Silent Partner > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bCzOYac3Wg
March 16, 2016
Ev'Yan Whitney and her husband, @JonathanMead, demystify masculine and feminine polarity, and discuss how your relationship and sex life can change when you pay more attention to these inner energies.Also: Jonathan gave Ev'Yan a mini-orgasm, which was captured on this recording. :)More about this episode here > http://sexloveliberation.com/slw-masculine-feminine/Resources mentioned in this episode:- David Deida, The Way of The Superior Man
September 1, 2015
A conversation between Ev'Yan Whitney and her partner of almost ten years about how their past sexless marriage and the process they went to heal it.More about Ev'Yan & Jonathan here >>http://sexloveliberation.com/my-sexual-awakening/
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