PODCAST: Episode 5 – Arousal & Desire

In this week’s episode, Nadine chats with Bedroom Kandi Boutique Consultant and psychotherapist Renée Burwell, LMSW about sex therapy, the connection between arousal & desire, toy recommendations, and creating healthy sexual relationships.

Renee Burwell, LSMW
Consultant #1622

Renée Burwell is a psychotherapist that works primarily with couples dealing with relational and sexual dysfunctions.  She also works with Nashville’s Sexual Assault Center’s crisis line and facilitates a trauma and substance abuse group at Thistle Farms, an agency that assists women who have a history of prostitution or being sex trafficked.  Renée holds a Bachelors of Art in Psychology from Spelman College, a Masters in Social Work and Masters in Public Administration from the University of Southern California, and a Certificate in Sex Therapy and Education from University of Michigan.  In addition, she enjoys being a Bedroom Kandi consultant and Kundalini Yoga instructor.  As a consultant she is able to provide a fun atmosphere to introduce vital sexual and mental health information to the community.

Want to explore more of Renée’s expertise? Here are a few articles she has provided us to share with you, imparting her knowledge in sexual health!

Consultants as Educators – On the role BKBCs can play as empowering educators to their customers

Lubricants – Renée’s recommendations and thoughts on intimate lubricant.

G-spot Basics – the rundown on G-spot 101!

The Ins and Outs of Vibrators – finding the toy that’s right for you.

Want to get in touch with Renée? You can email her at renee.burwell@gmail.com

Recommended Reading – January 9th

Check out the following articles for advice on emotionally and physically healthy intimacy!

7 Subtle Ways To Build Intimacy In Your Relationship
by Kristine Fellizar

“Intimacy goes beyond the physical connection you can get through sexy time in the bedroom. It’s the emotional connection that you build through conversation. It’s about trust, checking-in, and having the ability to sit alone together in absolute silence without it being awkward. Happy and healthy relationships need intimacy to survive…” [Read more]


10 Surprising Health Mistakes You’re Making After Intimacy
by Carina Wolff

“After a moment of intimacy with your partner, you’re probably relaxing and processing what just happened. You’re likely not thinking about how to take care of your body immediately after a rendezvous, which means you might be making some surprising health mistakes post-sex…” [Read more]


Why Casual Sex Just Might Be Good For You
By mindbodygreen

“Want to boost your self-esteem, feel better about life, and reduce anxiety? Have casual sex. If you’re OK with it. At least that’s the conclusion of a new study out of NYU. Researchers tracked 371 undergrads for an academic year, asking them to report on their sexual activity and how it made them feel. Turns out that for both men and women, those who who were comfortable with the idea of casual sex reported feeling better after doing the deed. [Read more]