EP259 - How to Improve Your Sex Life After Dealing with Trauma with August McLaughlin and Jamila Dawson

12.07.2021 - By Sexology

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Welcome to episode 259 of the Sexology Podcast! Today I am delighted to welcome Jamila M. Dawson, LMFT and August McLaughlin to the podcast. In this episode, we discuss triggers and how are they defined, looking at the relationship between sex and trauma and understanding the importance of practicing self-compassion.   Jamila M. Dawson, LMFT is the co-author of the innovative book: With Pleasure: Managing Trauma Triggers for More Vibrant Sex and Relationships. A licensed therapist with an expertise in sexuality, trauma, and relationships, Jamila has been a sex educator since 2005 and has practiced psychotherapy since 2015. She is the founder and owner of the psychotherapy practice Fire & Flow Therapy. She has collaborated with Buzzfeed, MEL, Playboy, Harper’s BAZAAR and other media outlets and has appeared on numerous podcasts, including Girlboner and Sex with Dr. Jess. Jamila uses her Instagram & Facebook accounts to share practices, tools, and reflections on sexuality, relationships, and mental health. She divides her time between Las Vegas and Los Angeles.   August McLaughlin is a nationally recognized journalist and host and producer of the podcast, Girl Boner Radio, a true story-driven podcast where she explores sexual empowerment, relationships and pleasure. Her articles have been featured by Cosmopolitan, the Washington Post, Salon and more. Her 2018 release, Girl Boner, was featured in the New York Times and called “equally fun, risqué, and informative” by Publishers Weekly. She has presented at colleges, recovery centers, and the CDC headquarters, attended the 2016 United State of Women summit as a nominated changemaker and gave a TEDx talk on her experience overcoming an eating disorder she was diagnosed with while working abroad in the fashion industry.   In this episode, you will hear:   What are triggers and how are they defined? How Jamila and August and became interested in this line of work Looking at the relationship between sex and trauma Understanding that issues around trauma are common Looking at how fight, flight and fawning works with trauma What is fawning and how is it related to trauma? The importance of practicing self-compassion Analyzing pleasure traps Understanding that you deserve to have pleasure Finding peace in alternative sexual behaviors Find Jamila M. Dawson Online https://jamiladawson.com   Find August McLaughlin Online https://augustmclaughlin.com   Sex Quiz for Women https://oasis2care.com/sexquiz   Podcast Produced by Pete Bailey - http://petebailey.net/audio

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