018 | Vaginal Steaming & Healthy Periods, with Keli Garza

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My period used to be painful with gnarly cramps and very heavy bleeding. When I went the gyno, I was quickly put on birth control pills. Before long my body had become insensitive to the birth control hormones, resulting in a month long period, and then a time of trying various birth control pills with higher levels of hormones.

That resulted in me feeling totally f*cking  crazy, out of balance, and eventually stopping birth control. It took some time for my cycle and hormones come back into some sort of regularity. The pain and discomfort was still there, but I was told that it was normal, “That’s just the burden of being a woman”.

 

After talking to many friends, I discovered that my story of painful periods wasn’t unique. Many of us, including myself, had started to accept the pain and normalize it.

 

It wasn’t until I discovered vaginal steaming that my periods began to shift it become pain free. Infections decreased and my period was no longer met with dread. Steaming also felt incredibly nourishing, comforting, and empowering. 

 

I knew I wanted to have a vaginal steaming expert on the show, and I couldn’t think of a more perfect woman to share with us than the one and only Steamy Chick, Keli Garza.

 

In this episode, Keli shares the science of steaming, along with incredible case studies and research on vaginal steaming. We touch on the perfect period, women’s healthcare, and the powerful process of reclaiming the authority of our own bodies.  I left our conversation with my jaw dropped and seriously ready to get steamy!

 

If you have ever had a period or know someone who has - you should DEFINITELY listen to this episode :)

 

We discussed:

 

  • How Keli secretly discovered vaginal steaming postpartum and surprisingly found her way to studying it and sharing it with women

  • How Gwyneth Paltrow helped launch Kelli into becoming Steamy Chick

  • Several “medical miracles” that happen from steaming

  • The Power of steaming and how it actually works to help cleanse and bring the uterus and vagina into optimal health - even from extreme pain and health issues

  • How to practice vaginal steaming at home

  • The healthy period and the myth that painful, dysfunctional periods are normal

  • Research challenges and the depth of the problem in women’s health

  • History of Gynecology and it's limitations

  • The worldwide roots of vaginal steaming 

  • Vaginal steaming for postpartum healing

 

Resources

Website:  www.steamychick.com

Instagram: @steamychick

 

About Keli

Keli Garza has a Masters degree in International Development graduating cum laude. Garza is the owner of Steamy Chick the largest distributor of vaginal steam supplies in the United States. To further vaginal steam education Garza founded a branch of her company called the Peristeam Hydrotherapy Institute to train practitioners in the use of vaginal steam for menstrual and reproductive health and to further research on the gynecological benefits reported by hundreds of customer case studies. Garza is at the forefront of professionalizing vaginal steam into an alternative medicine field known as peristeam hydrotherapy.

017 | Erotic Intelligence, with Eva Clay

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I noticed several years ago that I had an aversion to pleasure.

Like many women, I had put my sexuality and general ability to welcome things that truly felt good, over “there” in a little box, disconnected from the rest of my life. I knew pleasure was important, but I down played its existence. It was easier that way. It made it so I didn’t have to confront layers of discomfort and shame.

 

Eventually that caught up to me. That little box over there wasn’t meant to be separate, it was an essential part of me being ALIVE as an embodied woman. I began opening the box and it changed my freaking life. And not just my sex life, every area of my life

 

Eva Clay is a true embodiment of the power of pleasure, and I knew I had to have her on the podcast. The woman exudes the juiciness of being alive and including it all - and has the science and mastery to back it. She has the uncanny ability to make it all okay, while warmly inviting you into the realms of yum in your life.

 

If you find yourself on the journey of opening your capacity for pleasure and discovering your innate erotic life, this episode is for you!

 

In this episode we discussed:

+ Eva’s personal awakening that happened when she lost her own libido after being a clinical sex therapist for years.

+ Her wake up call that later lead her from a sexual revolution to a year of celibacy

+ The integration of scientific clinical sexuality and spiritual tantric sexuality

+ The limitations of the diagnostic problem model for sexuality

+ How your libido can get blocked and frozen

+ How the patriarchal culture affects how we relate to our own sexuality as women

+ What is Erotic Intelligence

+ The neuroscience of pleasure and arousal

+ How to connect to your erotic nature if it feels totally shut down

+ Sex Magic - how to use your erotic life to tap the unconscious for healing and manifestation

+ Working with shame

 

“In your erotic life, in your sexual life - make nothing wrong and love all of it.”

 

Resources

Website: www.evaclay.com

Insta: @evaclay

 

About Eva

Eva Clay, MSW, LCSW is an acclaimed sexologist, psychotherapist and professional troublemaker whose mission is to illuminate the ménage-a-trois of soul, sex and science.  She's helped thousands of people unlock their innate potential for pleasure, and as a former professor of neuroscience, she bodaciously reminds us that smart is sexy. Her work is an elegant marriage of the profound and the playful, and she offers sexual intelligence courses and coaching.  When she’s not teaching, you’ll find her making mayhem on a dance floor.

See www.EvaClay.com

  

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