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Carnal Theory

27 EpisodesProduced by My Sexual BiographyWebsite

Conversations with experts that dissect how reflection on our sexual stories affect our personal wellness, sexual experiences and our relationships with ourselves and others.

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Exploring Sexuality Outside of Your Separate Solid Self // Jessica Graham on Carnal Theory

August 23rd, 2021


Ever wondered about engaging in ethically non-monogamous (ENM) relationships but thought jealousy could be an obstacle? We’ve got you!

Get some …

Ethical Non-Monogamy // Dr. Rachel Allyn on Carnal Theory

August 9th, 2021


What is 𝗲𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗹 𝗻𝗼𝗻-𝗺𝗼𝗻𝗼𝗴𝗮𝗺𝘆 (ENM)? What makes ethical non-monogamy different from polyamory? What are the most common …

Sex Addiction // Dr. Kate Balestrieri on Carnal Theory

July 26th, 2021


A question covered in debate: Does compulsive sexual behavior exist?

Whether you agree that it exists or not, today we're exploring the debate around …

Sexual Aftercare // Dr. Lexx Brown-James on Carnal Theory

June 21st, 2021


Why does everyone need to have aftercare after every sexual event? What is aftercare? How can bring it into your sexual play? and muuuuuch more is discussed in this chat with Dr. Lexx Brown-James!

Dr. Lexx Brown-James. …

Sex Is More Than Penetration // Danielle Bezalel on Carnal Theory

May 24th, 2021


A long-awaited interview, this week we talked with Danielle Bezalel, host of Sex Ed with DB!

Why is expanding our definition of sex important for our pleasure? Where does faith have a place in our sexuality? How can we …

Embracing Healthy Masculinity // Jet Setting Jasmine and King Noire on Carnal Theory

April 12th, 2021


This month, we had the absolute pleasure of speaking with educators, advocates and adult film creators: King Noire and Jet Setting Jasmine (two …

Group Sex 101 // marla renee stewart on Carnal Theory

March 23rd, 2021


Ever wondered if group sex is right for you? This episode is the perfect entryway for those who have always been curious about the practical side of …

Connecting Mindfulness to Sensuality // Courtney Avery on Carnal Theory

February 15th, 2021


Listen in on our conversation with Intimate Health Yoga founder, Courtney Avery, where we discuss how mindfulness and can enhance our sexual …

Abortions are Healthcare // Rachel Holt on Carnal Theory

January 11th, 2021


It wasn't until Rachel Holt was faced with a vaginismus diagnosis that she realized all she had been taught about her own body was framed by fear. In …

Our Wombs Speak Volumes // Bria Gadsden on Carnal Theory

December 21st, 2020


Do you realize how powerful your womb space is? In this week's Carnal Theory episode, we explore the many ways in which wellness rituals can help us …

Healing Through Pleasure // Rafaella Fiallo on Carnal Theory

December 8th, 2020


In this episode, Amanda and Abba chat with Rafaella of @healingxchg. We discuss the many ways in which healing work is pleasure work, how we can develop rituals to support that healing, and how it is all a part of …

Honoring Your Menstrual Cycle Through Ritual // ShaVaughn Elle on Carnal Theory

November 23rd, 2020


Are you struggling to connect with your cycle and appreciate it through the pain and uncomfortability? Perhaps you would benefit from a nourishing …

Getting Empowered Around STIs // Emily Depasse on Carnal Theory

October 27th, 2020


We all know someone who has or has had an STI. So why are we not talking about STIs?! We continue to dig deeper into this topic with our second October guest: Emily Depasse, a sex educator and founder of sex ELDucation.

Breaking Down the STI Stigma // Jenelle Marie Pierce on Carnal Theory

October 5th, 2020


How is it that, in a society where 80% of people will have an STI in their lifetime, we are still perpetuating the negative stigmas and misinformation surrounding them? 

Together, with STI expert, and founder of The STI …

The Intersection of Racism and Sex // Dr. Catalina Lawsin on Carnal Theory

September 28th, 2020


Get ready for some wisdom this episode from Dr. Catalina Lawsin. She teaches co-hosts Abba and Amanda all about how racism can affect one's ability to command their sexual biography as well as how we can identify it in …

Commanding Your Sexual Biography via Enthusiastic Consent // Caritia on Carnal Theory

September 14th, 2020


This episode was all about saying and feeling "OH, YES PLEASE!" It was our absolute pleasure to spend an hour with Berlin-based, BDSM practitioner …

The Power of Consent-Focused Erotica // Peekaboo Collins on Carnal Theory

August 26th, 2020


Warning! You may get turned on listening to this episode. Today we talk with Peekaboo Collins, a writer who produces consent-focused and sex-positive …

Sex as an Energy Transaction // Jean-Pierre Frost on Carnal Theory

August 25th, 2020


Man, oh man, this week our guest was spitting some wisdom! Tune in to learn all about the many transactions that take place during sex - both with others and with ourselves, as we sit down with sex educator Jean-Pierre …

Creating Space to Communicate Needs // Dorine van der Wijk on Carnal Theory

August 10th, 2020


This week, we chat with Dorine van der Wijk, founder of the Wish and Gift Economy, to discuss what it means for sex to be a transaction, how that mindset opens new opportunities, as well as what is really means to be …

The Exchange of Trust & Love // Kitty Pride on Carnal Theory

July 27th, 2020


Welcome back to Carnal Theory! In this week's episode, we had the opportunity to chat with sex coach Kitty Pride all about the importance of giving and receiving love and trust in your sexual (and asexual) relationships.

Living Your Truth // Shakun Sethi on Carnal Theory

July 8th, 2020


In this episode of Carnal Theory, hosts Abba and Amanda talk with Shakun Sethi, founder of Tickle.Life. Together, they discuss the importance of speaking and living your truth, both in your private and public life.

If …

Is Sexual Preference Sexist? // Amon Elise on Carnal Theory

June 27th, 2020


Join co-hosts Abba and Amanda as they chat with My Sex Bio Studio facilitator Amon Elise. Together they explore how masculine and feminine energy …

Developing Your Summer Solstice Ritual // Elena Tochev on Carnal Theory

June 20th, 2020


This week we're offering a BONUS episode with one of the My Sex Bio Studio instructors, Elena Tochev. She discusses her journey to breast cancer …

Deconstructing Gender Norms in Indonesia // Citra Benazir on Carnal Theory

June 10th, 2020


This week, co-hosts Abba and Amanda had the opportunity to speak with activist and writer, Citra Benazir about June's theme: Connecting with our …

Finding Self-Love Through Breath // HP Willis on Carnal Theory

May 19th, 2020


We are thrilled to bring you our third episode of Carnal Theory, with HP Willis, an Atlanta-based vocalist, dancer and actor as well as the founder of Comfy Confidence*. 

Her artistry and activism are deeply influenced …

Achieving Orgasm Through Breath // Denell Barbara Nawrocki on Carnal Theory

May 11th, 2020


Welcome back to Carnal Theory! In our second episode, Amanda and Abba chat with Denell Barbara Nawrocki, founder of Cervical Wellness, an online education platform aimed at guiding women through the process of …

Flirting to Boost Your Confidence // Nicole Buratti on Carnal Theory

May 7th, 2020


In Episode One of Carnal Theory, hosts Amanda and Abba sit down with Nicole Buratti to talk about the myriad of ways that flirting supports your …

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