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Sex Is Medicine is your #1 resource for Holistic Sex Education.

Formerly known as Better Love and Sex with Devi Ward, Sex Is Medicine is a one hour radio talk show, that explores the connection between sexuality, spirituality, pleasure- and the impact that has on the health and wellness of your body, mind, and spirit!

Every episode is dedicated to awakening your heart and mind to the true purpose (and power!) of human sexuality. Get answers to your questions about all things sexual and spiritual, and learn the most practical and effective tools for living a life of sensual fulfillment, happiness and joy!

Discover the art of using pleasure as medicine, and reclaim your birthright to more joy, more pleasure, and more satisfaction in every area of your life, every week on Sex Is Medicne with Devi Ward.

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162 Episodes
Devi Ward speaks with Kelley Mountain, Intimacy and Wellness Expert, about the pure and beautiful desire that men innately have to serve and please the women in their lives. They will also discuss the blocks that keep them from being able to do so. PLUS the struggles men face with the social disability they have been born into, that is ill-equipped to guide them into being “good men.”Find out: - The social disability that men are born into in this world- The essential role of mothers in creating "good men."- The misguided info men receive about how to love a woman, what she needs: stimulation of many layers of intimacy.- Boundaries that women need to establish and maintain in order to attract the right kind of men into her life, and that also help to generally guide men in how to interact with her.- General types of verbal communication that men need from women.- The responsibility that men have to evolve themselves past the limited status quo that they have inherited. The world needs them. Women need them.- Women with high standards and strong boundaries is what is going to help the men step into their empowerment and better themselves with. AND MORE!
Do you have questions about sexuality, spirituality, tantra and healing? We are here to answer them! Join us the last Thursday of every month for “Ask a Sexologist” where our panel of ACS certified sexologists and certified Authentic Tantra practitioners will answer YOUR questions about sexuality, healing, pleasure and personal growth.In this episode, certified sexologists and Certified Authentic Tantra Practitioners and ACS Sexologists, Brion Craig, Kenny Beaupre, and Dr. Chris Erickson answer listener’s questions about semen retention and becoming a multi-orgasmic male.•Is precum the same as semen?•Is eating semen a form of semen retention?•How often should you ejaculate?•Is it okay to ejaculate a little bit? How much is too much?Get the answers to these questions and more only on Sex Is Medicine with Devi Ward.
This week on Sex Is Medicine, I, Devi Ward Erickson, speak with model and escort, Amy Taylor, about the secret life of a sex worker. Given the current climate of revolution in the US and the spotlight that is being put upon systematic racism and police brutality, I wanted to air this episode because it further shines a light on the how the current system preys upon the most marginalized people in our society. In this episode, Amy describes her experience of being “busted” by the police, an event which consisted of being held down on the floor with a gun to her head. She also describes her experience of navigating the social justice system as an upper-middle class white woman, and the blatant racism of a criminal justice system designed to penalize people of color, immigrants, disabled, and trans people. Amy also described, before the show, how many of her clients are the wealthy and powerful men who benefit from this system of marginalization, and the deep and abiding racism and disgust many of them have for the very people they are meant to “serve”. My thoughts listening to this episode were “OMG. If they are willing to do this to a white woman, just imagine what they are doing to the rest of us!”. Join us for an insightful look behind the scenes of a high-end escort and model.See Less
Because of the dysfunctional relationship our society has with sex, most, if not all members of our society have some sort of wounding around sexuality. But our sexuality does not occur in a vacuum, and many of the issues that affect our everyday life, such as racism, microaggressions, and intergenerational trauma will also affect our sexual selves. In this episode of Sex Is Medicine, Devi Ward Erickson and Certified Authentic Tantra Practitioners and ACS Certified Sexologists, Ahmane Glover, Candice Anitra, and Sequita Whitfield discuss some of the unique issues that arise for Black women on their journey of sexual healing and sensual empowerment.In this episode find out:Why is the concept of sexual healing vital for the Black community in America?What are some of the sexual wounds that are specific to Black women?What are some of the challenges that Black women face in getting support for healing?What have been some of the most supportive resources in your own journey of sexual healing?
Ask a Sexologist!

Ask a Sexologist!


Do you have questions about sexuality, spirituality, tantra and healing? We are here to answer them! Join us the last Thursday of every month for “Ask a Sexologist” where our panel of ACS certified sexologists and certified Authentic Tantra practitioners will answer YOUR questions about sexuality, healing, pleasure and personal growth.In this episode, certified sexologists and CATP Karen Craig, Lucia Valquez, and Rosie Bitts join Devi Ward Erickson to answer the following questions:Can therapy make sexual healing more difficult?Can Tantra help with social anxiety?How to make self-pleasuring excitingDoes Tantra include porn?Does semen retention matter if you have a vasectomy?Have a questions for our panel? Send your questions to and we will answer them in our next episode!
Join Devi Ward Erickson and CATP and ACS certified sexologists, Brion Craig, Vayne Thomas, and Dr. Chris Erickson for an unfiltered conversation about sexual healing for cis-gendered women.Tune in to learn:*Why is sexual healing important for women?*How does it feel to support a woman through that process?*What methods and techniques do you use for healing?*What needs to be healed for women? What have you seen?*What is one thing women could do to help you help us in this process
Join Devi Ward Erickson and Certified Authentic Tantra® practitioners and ACS certified sexologists, Karen Craig, Lucia Vasquez, and Rosie Bitts for a raw, honest, and insightful conversation about sexual healing for cis-gendered women ~ The Feminine PerspectiveFind out: *Why is sexual healing necessary? *What are the most common issues that need “healing”?* How do you begin the process of sexual healing?*What methods have you found most helpful?*What is one thing you wish men knew about how to support women in sexual healing?
Tantra for Couples

Tantra for Couples


Learn tantric partner practices for intimacy and connection! Connection is a vital aspect to any successful partnership.In the best of times it can be difficult for couples to carve out the precious time needed to nurture their relationship. In the wake of COVID-19, this can be even more challenging. Because many people are quarantined, couples are finding themselves living parallel lives, struggling to communicate their feelings and worries. They are spending more and more physical time together, but are disconnected.In this class we will examine the barriers to connection and learn practices that you can schedule into your life to nurture your relationship.Including:*Why self-care is important to maintaining a healthy partnership*Communication tools for processing stress*How to set up a couples Tantra Date to foster authentic connection
Join Devi Ward Erickson and CATP and ACS certified sexologists, Brion Craig, Vayne Thomas, and Dr. Chris Erickson for an unfiltered conversation about sexual healing for cis-gendered, heterosexual men.Tune in as they discuss:*What does sexual healing for men mean?*Why is this important?*What needs to be healed?*The deepest wounds men carry
Join Devi Ward Erickson and Certified Authentic Tantra® practitioners and ACS certified sexologists, Karen Craig, Lucia Vasquez, and Rosie Bitts for a raw, honest, and insightful conversation about sexual healing for men ~ The Feminine PerspectiveFind out:*Why and how women can offer sexual healing for men*Why sexual healing for men is critical in today’s world*What does sexual healing for men look like?*Who needs it?*What are the most common issues for heterosexual cis-gendered men?*Have you always felt comfortable working with men? What did it take for you to be able to offer sexual healing for men?
Devi Ward Erickson discusses how YOU can transform your life through ejaculation mastery and becoming a multi-orgasmic man with Certifed Sexologists and Certified Authentic Tantra Practitioners, Brion Craig, and Dr. Chris Erickson Get the down-low on semen retention from two highly accomplished male practitioners and get expert advice about the common myths and misconceptions about this tantra yoga practice for men.In this episode you will learn:*The difference between semen retention and abstinence*The process of separating orgasm from ejaculation - what was this like? How long did it take?* Is semen retention dangerous?* Different orgasms for men- what do they feel like?* Which methods worked best for you?* What are the challenges?* How do you deal with Blueballs ???* How has this ability changed your LIFE?
Good Pussy Energy- G.P.E - Vulva owners learning how to own their power while affirming both their sensuality and sexuality and being totally unapologetic about it. This is the embodiment and exploration of divine feminine essence and energy.Find out:* The power of creating community with other women *Speaking up about wants, needs, and desires. *Creating a bond with your pussy - Love your pussy*Breast connection*What is an Orgasmic lifestyle?*Awakening your inner fire*Creating your creative vision with sex magicDavia Frost is a Jamaican Born, Chicago native, and certified sex coach and sex educator with an emphasis on women's sexual health and pleasure. During her independent study at DePaul University in Chicago, she developed a robust skill set to assist women with connecting with their Divine sexual energy. She is the founder and owner of Frosted Pleasure, a platform that provides sensual classes, lectures and coaching sessions worldwide. She is also a seminar facilitator for the Exxxotica Expo, the largest event dedicated to love and sex in the US, tours with the erotic conversation and play series Cocktails & Condoms. Davia has joined the Temptation and Desire Resorts and Cruises team to provide "sex education", pleasure and relationship education for an adult-only vacation experience. Davia teaches pleasure-based sex education at Universities around the Chicagoland area and provides education to the masses at the Pleasure Chest Chicago, one of the nation's premier adult boutiques. Connect with Davia at
Join Devi and Anne Mauro, Clinical Sexologist, as they discuss the effects of colonization on American sexuality. With colonization came the eraser of indigenous and African sexual and relational practices. This presentation will raise awareness around the white body supremacy of sexuality. We will be looking socio-political events that have contributed to what we consider today as acceptable practices.Find out:* What Settler Sexuality was prior to colonization and their historical trauma prior to settling in America* Indigenous sexual and relational practices prior to colonization and the eraser of said practices after* Laws promoting sexual segregation* Sexual assault, molestation, and rape of Black and Indigenous people* Experimentation on Black bodies to further research on sexual health* The aftermath: Sexual shame, sexualized racial stereotypes, relational structures (monogamy), standards of beauty, sexual behaviors & language, The #MMIWG epidemicANNE MAURO | CLINICAL SEXOLOGISTAnne Mauro, LMFT, DHS, CST (she/her/hers) is a Licensed Couples and Family Therapist, Clinical Sexologist, and currently the only American Association Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapist (AASECT) Certified Sex Therapist in Tacoma, Washington. Soon she will be the first AASECT Certified Sexuality Educator in Washington State. She has earned her M.A from Antioch University Seattle and a Doctorate of Human Sexuality from the Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality.Her private practice, Mending Connections, in Tacoma specializes in couples counseling and sex therapy. In addition to her private practice, Anne is currently adjunct facility at Antioch University Seattle, where she teaches her favorite subject: Human Sexuality.
Join Devi and Sexologist Tyomi for a conversation rooted in the mechanics of pleasure and the use of sensuality within sexual intimacy. Learn how to express your needs, different ways to connect, what to do to deliver and experience pleasure, and how to connect to it all through sensuality.Find out:What are Pleasure mechanicsDealing with DesireHow to nail down your Sexual communicationExpressing fears/combating performance anxietySensuality and it’s role in intimacyMovement as medicineSexuality and the black communityTantra PodcastTYOMI MORGAN-NAJIEB | SEXPERT & AUTHENTIC TANTRA PRACTITIONERSexpert Tyomi Morgan-Najieb, better known as Glamazon Tyomi, is an International Pleasure Coach who reaches millions of eyes monthly through her social media platforms and written contributions across the internet. In 2011 after experiencing a shift in her modeling career, the Chicago native began her sex education blog with the intent to serve as the female representation for people of color within mainstream sexuality.Tyomi recognized that people around the world are having issues with connecting to their sexuality, and desired to assist in bringing more love and light into the lives of others. Since her entrance into the field of sexuality, Tyomi has had many accomplishments including serving as the resident sexpert for and, hosting her own radio show on Playboy Radio, being published in collegiate Academia by McGraw Hill, hosting a two-year sold our international tour, and so much more.Tyomi has been featured on Comedy Central’s Tosh.0 as Daniel’s “Favorite Sexpert,” and her advice has been featured on several websites including Huffington Post, NY Mag’s THE CUT,,,,,, Washington Post, The Guardian UK and dozens more. The Glamazon has been a guest on numerous podcasts including “The Nod” podcast on Gimlet Media, and Whoreable Decisions and has appeared on radio shows featured on Clear Channel Radio, CBS Radio, Playboy Radio, Sirus XM and more. Tyomi currently continues to use a candid and relatable approach to educate the masses about sex via her social media and YouTube Channel Glamerotica101. The Glamazon currently serves as The Exxxotica Expo’s Seminar coordinator and Resident Sexpert and is a ACS Certified Sexologist and Authentic Tantra Practitioner through the Institute of Authentic Tantra.
Join Devi and Dr. Chris Erickson as they share the intimate secrets of how they cultivate and maintain a tantric relationship.Find out:What makes a relationship Tantric?What does sexual tantra practice involve?What does non-sexual tantric practice involve?Do you have sex with other people?Does Tantra include kink?How do you deal with triggers?Why relationships keep getting better!Tantric RelationshipsDEVI WARD & DR. CHRIS ERICKSONDevi Ward Erickson is the Creator of the Authentic Tantra ® Modality and Founder of IATE. She is an author and Host of Sex is Medicine with Devi Ward Podcast on iTunes and She has been featured as a Tantra and Female Sexuality Expert in countless articles and over 30 different radio and television networks worldwide including Playboy Radio, Men’s Health Magazine, CBS, NBC, Rogers TV and the movie Sexology with Gabrielle Anwar and Catherine Oxenberg.Dr. Chris Erickson is the Senior Educational Administrator & Director for The Institute of Authentic Tantra Education. Dr. Erickson is an accomplished Vajrayana Tantra practitioner, and one of the most advanced male Tantric practitioners in North America. He is deeply interested in weaving his academic understanding of society with his wisdom as a Tantric practitioner. Dr. Erickson specializes in teaching Tibetan Buddhist Meditation theory and practice, cultivating mindful presence through pleasure, and mastering the art of semen retention. He holds a BA (University of British Columbia; International Relations, Philosophy), MA (Bond University; Philosophy), Ph.D (University of Massachusetts Amherst; Political Science; Director and Senior Educational Administrator of IATE (and Muse to Devi Ward Erickson).
Join Devi Ward Tantra and Holistic Educator Julie Archambault and learn how to “sex up your life” in this fascinating and revealing portrait of sex.Everyone is dealing with something —and that something has a lot to teach you about yourself. Sex Up Your Life offers a unique Continuum of Connection for Sex— brought to life by collected stories of struggle and triumph— to guide you from destructive disconnect to blissful sexual connection, and offer you a whole new possibility for sex in your life.Find out:What the Sex Continuum isIntegration and fragmenting sexThe layers to our wholenessWhat we decide to engage in our sexual relationshipsPLUS! Learn about Julie’s upcoming book and the Sex Up Your Life Soiree!
In this episode we will discuss how to use Shamanism to cultivate sexual healing which includes the use of ritual and ceremony during sexual experiences, why its so important to unite sex and spirit, and how non-monogamous sex can be spiritual and healing.Find out:How to use plant medicine during sexual experiences Working with the elements and why its important for healingHow to prepare for a shamanic journeyHow to choose a Shaman/ sexual healer.Charging or programming objects with sexual energyHealing sexual trauma with pleasure and Shamanic workJHOSELYN THOMAS | CERTIFIED TANTRA PRACTITIONERJhoselyn Thomas is a Licensed Registered Nurse with over 16 years of experience, a Sacred Sexuality Guide, Sexual health advocate and Certified Tantra Practitioner. A Shaman training with the indigenous Shuar culture of her native country of Ecuador; a plant medicine retreat facilitator, and intuitive healer. She has worked with clients of all ages, genders and backgrounds in both Spanish (her native tongue), and English. Sharing her medical and holistic knowledge about health, healing and emotional balancing life. Working with knowledge passed down from her South American Indigenous lineage, as well as her western training.When Jhoselyn is not living her path as a healer, she spends her life as a nurturing parent to 2 wonderful girls, a wife to her amazing husband and girlfriend to her lovers in a polyamorous union of 18 years. She also enjoys traveling, teaching, and growing her own edible garden and cooking healing meals for her loved ones.
Learn to understand how sex work is a caring, female dominated profession and a healing art. In this episode of Sex as Medicine we will discuss the misconceptions and stigma around the trade and how this impacts sex work law and workplace safety. Plus the different ways that governments and lawmakers put ideology over human life with respect to ‘moral’ issues like sex work and drug use; for example, a commonly-quoted statistic that ‘the average age of entry into the sex trade is 14 years old’ was taken from a study about MINORS in the street-based sex trade.Find out:The difference between decriminalization, legalization, full and asymmetrical criminalization. SESTA/FOSTA and censorship and how these laws violate everyone’s right to sexual expression, and put sex worker’s lives and livelihoods at risk.How sex trafficking is conflated with sex work, and other ways that statistics are intentionally misleading.The ways that anti-sex-work feminists erase the agency of sex workers, and how they creepily intersect with the ideology of the religious right.Examples of sex workers as healers and why our work is valuable.How sex worker’s right intersect with the rights of other marginalized people who are overrepresented in the sex trade, and how you really can’t support the rights of economically marginalized people without supporting sex worker’s rights.The old matriarchal religion of ancient Babylon, where the high priestesses were also known to provide sexual services, which were seen as sacred, in the temples. The biblical Whore of Babylon refers to the goddess Inanna, who I like to think of as a patron of sex workers.The ways that we, as a culture, can treat sex workers better, and how that shift in our consciousness can help us learn to treat our environment better as well.Join us live @7pm on CTR Network!tantra podcast - sex work as a healing artCARMEN SHAKTI | SEX WORKER & ACTIVISTCarmen Shakti is a writer, visual and performance artist, sex worker and activist. In 2016, she co-wrote and starred in The Hooker Monologues, a theatrical production featuring the stories of sex workers and their allies. She sits on the Board of Directors of PACE Society, a sex worker’s support service organization and drop-in centre in Vancouver.She holds certification in the healing modality of Authentic Tantra at the Institute of Authentic Tantra Education, and she weaves those healing arts into her sessions. She wrote a chapter about her journey of healing with Tantra for Joe Vitale’s Amazon bestseller The Abundance Factor. She has a long history of activism, including working on the SlutWalk organizing team, meeting with Canadian senators to talk about sex workers rights and the need to decriminalize sex work transactions between consenting adults. She is a guest lecturer in Women’s Studies at Langara College. She lives and works in the Greater Vancouver area.
What is the impact of hormonal contraceptives on female libido and sexual function?Learn to understand the impact that hormonal contraceptives have on your overall health and sexual function while discovering the incredible connection between your menstrual cycle and your overall health.Find out:Why we should consider the menstrual cycle a vital sign of overall health?How do hormonal contraceptives impact libido?What does the research say about this link?What is the connection between hormonal contraceptives and painful sex?What impact do hormonal contraceptives affect your ladyparts? (i.e. clitoral shrinkage and thinning of the vaginal introitus)Impact of hormonal contraceptives on partner attraction and the possible implications of this
The stigmatization of abortion fosters feelings of guilt and shame from many womb owner’s. These feelings of guilt and shame can impede our ability to fully heal from and release the experience of abortion, and can foster illness later in life.And yet, as womb owner’s, it is OUR choice, and only OUR individual choice, about whether or not it is in our highest good to bring forth another being into this world.In a time when our reproductive rights are quite literally under attack, it is our time as womb owner’s to take our voice back. This means freeing ourselves from ANY guilt, shame, or blame associated with the choices we have made concerning our reproductive health.Shamanistic practices can help release the conscious and unconscious emotions we may still be harboring about abortion, and free us from the burden of culturally imposed guilt and shame.Find out:What is a shamanistic abortion healing ritual?Where did this practice come from? Who would be best served by having this work?The health impact of unreleased guiltWhat carrying heavy burdens can do to your sexual and reproductive healthHow you can free yourself from the burden of culturally imposed shame.Join us live @7pm on CTR Network!ELENA SALAZAR | SHAMANIC HEALERElena Salazar has been in the healing arts for over 22 years. For the past 13 years, she has traveled to Peru to apprentice with the indigenous shamans and learn the ways of plant medicine. Elena’s passion is to heal the wounds that bind us and help her clients know that within us all, is pure love and light. In 2015, Elena was granted permission by a Peruvian Shaman to bring a womb healing ritual to the United States. This ceremony offers women who have experienced the loss of an unborn child the time and space to fully heal.
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