honey talks podcast with katya nova (nurturingnovas)
Summary: Shockingly honest, relatable, and inspiring conversations about life-changing sex, motherhood, and healing through pleasure.
Trystan's (@biffandi) story went viral as he became known as the man who gave birth. He shares: how he fell in love with Biff, how to keep the spark alive with 3 kids, how to use gender neutral pronouns correctly, what it’s like to tear at the fabric of sexism; we also talk about harassment, mommy wars & judgement, misinformation around trans fertility, and the ONE thing that can change the quality of life of a trans person.
I’m 40 weeks pregnant with our 3rd baby, Aluna, and I have the incredible honour of sitting down with Emilee & Yolande of Free Birth Society. The truth, as we’re about to find out, is that women’s bodies are brilliantly made, our babies are wise, birth is inherently safe, and, in Yolande’s words, birth is not a laborious trial from which we need deliverance, but a glorious, normal, biologically & psychologically important initiation into motherhood.
Amber experienced her first spiritual awakening at 7 when her mother died. She shares how her childhood lessons shaped her relationship to pain and to Spirit. Also, how (without even intending to do so), she inspired thousands of women to find power and pleasure in birth with her appearance in two documentaries. Now a mama to two boys, ages 14 and 9, she shares conscious parenting secrets to empower us all.
Emilee of Freebirth Society helps Katya unpack some of the reasons for having a completely Wild Pregnancy. They discuss what it means to be a Wild Woman, share menarche stories, and laugh over stories of moon time sex, breastmilk lattes, and Emilee’s #1 tip for having an orgasmic birth.
Season 3 opens with an intimate, brutally honest wife-husband conversation about navigating this 3rd pregnancy with two small kids, our sex life, porn confessions, our vasectomy conflict, how we’re preparing for the arrival of this baby, and how we’re hoping to face the challenges of a pretty sad sex life.
Never in a million years did I think I’d be talking to a male OBGYN about Burning Man, empowerment, patriarchy, and the spiritual side of birth and death?! For obvious reasons, I’m extra primed to talk about birth right now, but even if pregnancy and birth are not on your radar, I encourage you to stick around, because these conversations are so important and interesting and contraversial and entertaining!
This punk rock feminist, Angela Gallo, is a visionary, a poet, and a trailblazer who creates spaces where womxn can step into their fullest power. She is a fierce motivational speaker who trains extraordinary Doulas and she’s not shy about her mission to change the world. Find out how to live from pleasure, how to say yes even when you’re uncomfortable, how to become the most epic, non-fragmented version of yourself, and so much more.
Are you an Empowered Lover? Gem take-aways: asking for what you want instead of complaining, how and why we need to rewire our nervous system together with our partner, how to fire up desire, how our cyclical nature affects sexual chemistry, the one thing that often at the heart of intense conflicts … and especially for the women listening, please stay till the end, as Achintya closes with some really powerful wisdom that might be a bit shocking for some of you, but is really, really worth hearing!
Precious wisdom about full body orgasms, why there are no ‘spinal column,’ ‘vaginal wall,’ or ‘pelvic floor;’ the magic of constructive rest, why you can’t poke the caterpillar, why and how to get our tail and tongue to ‘talk to each other,’ how to hydrate our connective tissue to stay lush and orgasmic, a special message for pregnant women, and our men. And so. much. more.
From the age of 3 she was to be covered from the neck down. The first time she broke the rules she was in her teens, by buying a pair of blue jeans and listening to non-Jewish music. Disowned by her mother at 17, Soshy went through some seriously dark times, struggling with diets, binge eating, body image issues, depression, and low self-esteem. We bond over confessions of secret binging behaviours in our youth, sex after motherhood, food and pleasure, intuitive eating & loving ourselves at every size.
From cocaine & whiskey to studying at a tantric school in India … Blaire shares how she used somatic experiencing, yoga, and sexual energy to heal childhood trauma, how to reframe self-pleasure to be an act of self-care, how to tell our partners what we want and what we like, what are the two main types of orgasms and which one’s better, why we cannot shame away shame, and finally, what happens when our life force is freed up and we witness the feminine rising, within us, and on our planet.
Sophie opens up about their MDMA healing sessions, which are like 6 months of therapy in just one night; she tells us about the one thing that actually saved their marriage, how they spice it up and keep the fire burning even after 3 kids, and so much more.
GOLD breakthroughs. So many couples are suffering - couples who love each other deeply, but intimacy is bleh. Lacklustre. We live in a culture obsessed with sex, but most of us are not sexually satisfied, not truly fulfilled and fed. We place impossible expectations on our partners and harbour resentment and hurt. We have no language to ask for what we want, and we place our erotic desires at the bottom of our priority list, somewhere below work, parenting, and laundry.
As a conscious parenting coach, mama & ‘goddess temple’ modern-day priestess, Tamara Iglesias empowers families to live fully whole and nourished lives. She believes our children have the power to heal the world. Her approach focuses on respect, trust, and true empowerment through conscious words, actions, boundaries, quality time and slowing down, so that children and their caretakers can truly thrive.
Have you ever wondered why, in a society where most couples marry for love, the rates of infidelity, divorce, marital & sexual dissatisfaction are so high? Rob & I certainly don’t have all the answers, but at least we’re starting with the questions! Should monogamy be assumed forever? What makes a threesome exciting? Are socially unacceptable fantasies normal? What do we do with jealously? Can we really be everything to each other, and what does it mean to be truly whole?