Lizzy is dedicated to elevating consciousness through art, enchanted raps and radical self love. She is a manifestation of divine feminine energy advocating for self healing via sacred plant medicine and sensuality.
Although we typically associate sex with pleasure, connection, and good feelings, for some with vaginas, intercourse can feel exactly the opposite-- painful, frustrating even isolating. This is a condition known as Vaginismus, one of the most common types of Dyspareunia, or what doctors refer to as “painful sex”.
The origin of the word “aphrodisiac” comes from Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of sexual love, beauty, desire, pleasure, and procreation, whose nectar of choice was said to be sticky, sweet honey. It’s no wonder that we’ve carried these sexy sensibilities to define the treats that spark arousal!
I grew up in a Roman Catholic home with a dad who read Bible stories at bedtime. Although our church attendance was rare, I knew that God loved me. Ever curious, I could talk to my parents about anything spiritual but I noticed the word sex tensed their bodies from head to toe. Therefore, God and my sexuality became powerful forces in my life, wholly separate from one another.
As a yoga teacher and birth doula with a master’s in public health, my work is primarily focused on helping people connect with their sensuality through body awareness, movement and sexual health education.
Periods are as unique as the people who have them. You may feel aroused or crave certain foods—and the surge in hormones may cause you to throw your partner against the wall and rip their clothes off. Here are a few quick tips for optimum period sex.