042: Sex and Mindfulness: Can Mindfulness be Sexy in Bed?

Everyday Mindfulness Show


Can sex be mindful and still be sexy? Is it possible to make the experience of intimacy mutually amazing while practicing mindfulness? How does "gentle curiosity" about our partners lead to a connected sexual experience? Host Mike Domitrz welcomes CAST members Karli Johnson, Barry Moniak, and Dr. Jenn Gunsaullus to talk sex, intimacy and to share what being mindful during sex means to them in all its beauty and awkwardness. Subscribe to the Everyday Mindfulness Show. Key Takeaways: [1:24] Sex and mindfulness, is the concept provocative? [6:31] In the moment, where do we focus our attention and is it on our partner or on ourselves? [18:52] Happy naked fun time. [21:30] In a relationship, what if one partner doesn't have the same interest in exploring the mindfulness of sex? [29:47] How to have an open, loving and supportive conversation with your sexual partner. As a nationwide speaker, educator and storyteller on Power-Based Violence, Karli Johnson not only "knows her stuff," she's lived it. As a survivor of domestic violence, sexual violence, bullying, and trauma, Karli's lived experiences resonate with children, teens, and adults about the country. Based out of Chicago, with a focus on children and young adults, Karli uses humor and audience participation to engage crowds with these challenging topics. KarliJohnson.com Twitter.com/MsKarliJohnson Barry Moniak brings insightful experience and profound discovery to his entertaining, interactive presentations. He inspires audiences to embrace a "befriend fear" mindset to build focused, energized, synergistic winning teams. Known affectionately as the "CEO Whisperer," Barry gets leaders to not see people as they think they are, but rather as they truly are. He identifies operational strengths and weaknesses and creates a "befriend fear" modus operandi. This is the foundation for an extraordinary, winning, synergistic culture. Endinmind.com Facebook.com/endinmind Twitter.com/BarryMoniak Dr. Jenn, sociologist, and sexologist, is a frequent speaker about sexual empowerment, healthy relationships, erotic play, and mindful sex. She has presented two TEDx Talks, is a writer on sex and relationships, and a recurring intimacy expert on the morning news. Dr. Jenn has over 1.3 million hits on her In the Den with Dr. Jenn YouTube video series and is an expert in the new documentary on masturbation, called Sticky: A (Self) Love Story. DrJennsDen.com Facebook.com/DrJennsDen Twitter.com/DrJennsDen The Sponsor of This Week's Episode: The 'Can I Kiss You' live training program from DateSafeProject.org.