Fantasies, Sexual Misconceptions and Pleasure with Dr. Jolene Brighten

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Is not getting your period normal? Do women have a lower sex drive than men? Should your first time hurt? It’s time to bust all of the misconceptions related to women’s health, hormones and sex with Dr. Jolene Brighten, a hormone expert, nutrition scientist, and thought leader in women’s medicine. 

“Having orgasms is an act of mindfulness.” – Dr. Jolene Brighten, Almost 30 Podcast

Dr. Brighten is the author of Is This Normal, a non-judgmental guide to creating hormone balance, eliminating unwanted symptoms, and building the sexual desire you crave…because feeling pleasure is your birthright. 

Krista and Dr. Brighten discuss the many myths that women have been told for generations and chat about everything from pain in the bedroom to how cyclical hormones rule your life—there is no such thing as TMI here.

We also talk about:

  • Women’s hormones and health
  • Birth control syndrome
  • Unpacking sex education
  • What’s blocking you from pleasure
  • Oxytocin and one night stands
  • Men vs. women’s libido
  • Misconceptions about sex and hormones
  • Practicing mindfulness to have better sex
  • How men and women fantasize differently 
  • What is metabolic health
  • How to sleep better
  • Women not having their periods 


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