Nadine sits down with sexologist and sex therapist Dr. TaMara Griffin, author of the book “I AM SEX” for a talk about sex therapy, confidence, and the intersection of sexual health with mental and emotional health.
From “I am Sex” :
“Sexual empowerment is an emotional, mental, spiritual, social, legal, economical, chemical, energetical, political, institutional and physical! accountability of our sexuality. Sexual empowerment is also about choice. That choice can be a decision to be sexual, but it can also a decision be to not be sexual. It is the choice that matters; the ability to freely decide which option is best for us on our own terms, without pressure or coercion from outside forces.
Sexual empowerment is about loving oneself unconditionally, flaws and all. It is about being wise about whom we share our energy with, understanding the unintended consequences of our indiscretions and realizing our worth and value beyond the bedroom.
Sexual empowerment is all about knowing and understanding our bodies. The parts and how it functions. It is about advocating for access to reproductive healthcare. Our bodies bring forth life and LIFE! This is part of our sexual responsibility and one that should not be taken lightly! We nurture the world in our womb. Therefore how can be bring forth healthy generations with worn and rotten wombs from poor choices of our past? How can we educate our girls when we have no real concept of sexual empowerment? We can’t as a result we fail our generation and perpetuate the cycle of this false sense of sexual empowerment.
Understanding your sexuality and the impact on life is part of your creating and/or revising your sexual blueprint; which is also a part of reclaiming your sexuality. Women have a very complex relationship with sexuality that contributes to the disempowerment of our sexuality and the denial of our sexual pleasure, wants needs and desires.”