Episode 4: “New Visions of Sexuality as We Age”

Episode Summary

Michele Lyons is an expressive arts and sex coach. As she says, “My clients include heterosexual men, women and couples. Even though they come to me for sexual concerns such as low libido, dating anxiety or erectile dysfunction, I find that low self-esteem, lack of confidence, and negative messages around sexuality are the underlying causes. Aging also plays a role in that the clients compare their current sexuality to what it was like in their earlier years. I coach my clients to develop a new vision for their sexuality.” Michele will share her experience how she approaches sexual shame in her coaching as it applies to issue around aging. She will share poignant stories of client successes. This episode is a spicy conversation about aging and sexuality, ways to stay active and alive using Michele’s unique expressive arts approach to sex coaching.

Presenter Bio

Michele Lyons is a Certified Sex Coach and holds a Masters degree in Expressive Arts Therapy. She combines Expressive Arts with Sex Coaching to become California’s first Expressive Arts Sex Coach. Utilizing the arts, she guides her clients to discover their full sexual expression. Michele works with individuals and couples in her private practice in the greater San Diego area. Michele believes that finding one’s Full Sexual Expression can bring vitality, passion, intimacy, confidence, as well as a sense of well-being to all areas of one’s life. Her vision is that we live in a world where people are free and open to their full sexual expression. To learn more, reach her at: https://www.michelelyons.com

Episode 3: “LGBTQ Aging and Sex”

Episode Summary

Dr. Jane is a sexuality educator who came to this work late in life. As she writes, “As a result, my focus is not on young children, adolescents, or even parents. I’m on a mission to promote the sexual wellness of older adults, especially those in senior living communities. I am interested in those people on the margins who might feel different because of their sexual orientation, their gender identity, their sexual choices, their relationship status, or their race/ethnicity. My book was a joy to write. I was able to lift up the voices of LGBTQ elders who have been activists all their adult lives, fighting for sexual freedom. As an older lesbian, I believe Bayard Rustin was right when he said what every community needs are ‘angelic troublemakers’ and I am doing my part to make trouble in my later years!” She lives in Northampton, Massachusetts. The Stonewall Generation is her first book. This lively interview is a conversation about sexuality, aging, LGBTQ challenges and the glorious book she has written as a significant contribution to our understanding of the topic of aging and sexuality.

Presenter Bio

Jane Fleishman, PhD, MEd, MS, is a writer, an award-winning educator, sexuality researcher, and AASECT Certified Sexuality Educator. Her curious nature led to her latest accomplishment, her book entitled The Stonewall Generation: LGBTQ Elders on Sex, Activism, and Aging. She co-hosts a regular podcast on sex in the second half of life and recently completed a popular TEDx talk, “Is It OK for Grandma to Have Sex?” She is an out and proud lesbian and mother of two really fabulous 20-somethings. This is her first time on “Your Boomalicious Life” and she’s psyched. You can reach her at: www.janefleishman.com.

Episode 2: “BDSM: Access to Bliss”

Episode Summary

Dr. Celina says: “My work revolves around sexual expression and freedom. Each person has their own relationship to their body, their pleasure, and their sexual behavior. I believe that when there is harmony in this area of life, it is easier to connect with partners and find paths to shared bliss. BDSM is one way to explore sexuality by bringing awareness and intention to power dynamics, sensations, roles, and fantasies. It’s endlessly creative! One of the opportunities of BDSM is that it can be fulfilling at any age and physical demands are easily contained: your greatest asset is your mind.” In this episode she and Dr Patti have a candid dialogue about BDSM as a pathway to pleasure and an aspect of human connection.

Presenter Bio

Dr. Celina Criss is a Certified Sex Coach, clinical sexologist, and lifelong BDSM expert, aka kinkster. She is also a parent, a scuba diver, and a cookie enthusiast (snickerdoodles are her current favorite). Her sex coaching practice is based in Munich, Germany, where she works virtually around the world. She works 1:1 with clients to bring their sexual expression to life. Dr. Celina also mentors explorers new to the kinky and poly scenes and provides supervision to new sex coaches. As the Curriculum Director at Sex Coach U, Celina supports students in their training and leads SAR programs to broaden appreciation of the spectrum of human sexual expression and behavior. You can find her at: www.DelightfulMischief.com

Episode 1: “Cannabis, Sexuality & Aging”

Your Boomalicious Life podcast episode 1 Dr. Norelyn Parker on Cannabis, Sexuality & Aging

Episode Summary

Having experience with painful conditions like TMJ Disorder and Lichens Vulvar Sclerosis, Dr. Norelyn Parker talks with Dr. Patti about her own healing journey. Her experience opened her eyes to how cannabis can not only play a huge role in the management of pain and sleep, but also contribute to the enhancement of pleasure. In the interview, Dr. Patti and she discuss how cannabis can play a positive role in sexual experiences with chronic conditions and as we age. This is an informative, in-depth and revealing interview about cannabis and its potential positive impact on us as Boomers.

Presenter Bio

Dr. Norelyn Parker is a graduate of Sex Coach U and is currently based out of Sacramento, California. She holds her PhD from the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality and her certification in Sexological Bodywork through the European Academy of Somatic Education (EASE). When Dr. Norelyn isn’t in front of the computer as Curriculum Coordinator for Sex Coach U, you might find her in a field of cannabis plants! Her journey with medicinal cannabis began when she sought out the healing properties for personal use when traditional medical treatment protocols weren’t enough and sometimes damaging. After finding relief from painful conditions that affected her sexually such as TMJ disorder and lichens sclerosis, she wanted to learn more. Over the last several years, she has had the opportunity to work in several facets of the medicinal cannabis industry throughout the journey from plant to product. She offers 1:1 coaching and consultations for how to bring the benefits of cannabis into your life.  Find her at: lucidintimacy.com  for more information.