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What happens in the world if we accept that all of us are a little bit different? Karen interviews Shauna Farabaugh, a somatic sex educator working with people who have temporary and permanent disabilities, and with organizations that serve people with disabilities.In this episode:Shauna Farabaugh - Sexuality in TransitionKaren’s interview with Caffyn JesseFind Pelvic Pain Clinic, Supporting Disabled People with Their Sexual Lives and other books mentioned on the podcast on our Bookshop page!Crippingupsexwitheva.com - Eva Sweeney, queer sex educatorWant to rev up your relationship and bust out of limiting patterns? Host Karen Yates is an intimacy coach and somatic sex educator who works in-person with couples in Chicago to help improve their intimate communication and expand pleasure in a process that can be embodied, meaningful, and fun. Go to karen-yates.com and set up a free Zoom consultation.The Afterglow, our Patreon membership group, brings you regular bonus content, early alerts, and goodies! Our newest $10/mo member benefit: 10% off all W&S merch! Or show your love for Wild & Sublime any time: Leave a tip!Be Wild & Sublime out in the world!  Check out our new tees and accessories for maximum visibility. Peep our Limited Collection and let your inner relationship anarchist run free… Prefer to read the convo? Full episode transcripts are available on our website.Support the show
What do male-identified people hold in their bodies that keeps them from greater pleasure? Karen interviews JoJo Bear, a somatic sex and intimacy guide, about what he’s learned from years of working with men.In this episode:JoJo Bear - Somatic sex & intimacy guideBetty Martin - Wheel of ConsentKaren’s interview with Betty MartinNeed a good read on sexuality or relationships? Check out our recs on Bookshop!Want to rev up your relationship and bust out of limiting patterns? Host Karen Yates is an intimacy coach and somatic sex educator who works in-person with couples in Chicago to help improve their intimate communication and expand pleasure in a process that can be embodied, meaningful, and fun. Go to karen-yates.com and set up a free Zoom consultation.The Afterglow, our Patreon membership group, brings you regular bonus content, early alerts, and goodies! Our newest $10/mo member benefit: 10% off all W&S merch! Or show your love for Wild & Sublime any time: Leave a tip!Be Wild & Sublime out in the world!  Check out our new tees and accessories for maximum visibility. Peep our Limited Collection and let your inner relationship anarchist run free… Prefer to read the convo? Full episode transcripts are available on our website.Support the show
Do you want to know more about playing in groups and the nitty-gritty details? Organizers from several play parties, a dungeon and a bathhouse talk about their respective scenes. Recorded live at Constellation Chicago in October 2019.In this episode:LRA ChicagoGalleria Domain 2SteamworksMidwest FemDomme Group (find them on FetLife too)Find Girl Bang Chicago (and Girl Bang Madison) on FetLifeGoFundMe for Jerith of GD2Need a good read on sexuality or relationships? Check out our recs on Bookshop!Want to rev up your relationship and bust out of limiting patterns? Host Karen Yates is an intimacy coach and somatic sex educator who works in-person with couples in Chicago to help improve their intimate communication and expand pleasure in a process that can be embodied, meaningful, and fun. Go to karen-yates.com and set up a free Zoom consultation.The Afterglow, our Patreon membership group, brings you regular bonus content, early alerts, and goodies! Our newest $10/mo member benefit: 10% off all W&S merch! Or show your love for Wild & Sublime any time: Leave a tip!Be Wild & Sublime out in the world!  Check out our new tees and accessories for maximum visibility. Peep our Limited Collection and let your inner relationship anarchist run free… Prefer to read the convo? Full episode transcripts are available on our website.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/wildandsublime)
Do you laugh during sex? Or are you very serious when things get steamy? Panelists respond to a listener question about different attitudes toward humor in the bedroom.In this episode:Cassie Porter - Somatic sex educator, sexological bodyworker and body-centered counselorClark Hazel - Individual and Couples therapist at Best Therapies Heather Shannon - Certified Sex TherapistApril 16 live show ticketsWant to rev up your relationship and bust out of limiting patterns? Host Karen Yates is an intimacy coach and somatic sex educator who works in-person with couples in Chicago to help improve their intimate communication and expand pleasure in a process that can be embodied, meaningful, and fun. Go to karen-yates.com and set up a free Zoom consultation.The Afterglow, our Patreon membership group, brings you regular bonus content, early alerts, and goodies! Our newest $10/mo member benefit: 10% off all W&S merch! Or show your love for Wild & Sublime any time: Leave a tip!Need a good read on sexuality or relationships? Check our our recs on Bookshop!Be Wild & Sublime out in the world!  Check out our new tees and accessories for maximum visibility. Peep our Limited Collection and let your inner relationship anarchist run free… Prefer to read the convo? Full episode transcripts are available on our website.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/wildandsublime)
What’s your go-to for getting into a sexy or kinky mood? The audience tells us! Act 2 of our first live show since 2020 brings an interview on orgasmic birth, music, Q&A, and Karen’s Sermon on the Pubic Mound. Recorded live in Feb. 2022 at the Hungry Brain in Chicago.In this episode:Goddess Erica - Orgasmic birth doulaTazima Parris - Sex Coach & Pleasure Mentor for WomenMksthingshappin - kink and relationship coachMatthew Amador - Sex-positive psychotherapistMatt Griffo - Comedian-musicianListen to Act One podcast epMore on the Feb 2022 live showWant to rev up your relationship and bust out of limiting patterns? Host Karen Yates is an intimacy coach and somatic sex educator who works in-person with couples in Chicago to help improve their intimate communication and expand pleasure in a process that can be embodied, meaningful, and fun. Go to karen-yates.com and set up a free Zoom consultation.The Afterglow, our Patreon membership group, brings you regular bonus content, early alerts, and goodies! Our newest $10/mo member benefit: 10% off all W&S merch! Or show your love for Wild & Sublime whenever the mood strikes: Leave a tip!Need a good read on sexuality or relationships? Check our our recs on Bookshop!Be Wild & Sublime out in the world!  Check out our new tees and accessories for maximum visibility. Our Limited Collection might help your inner relationship anarchist run free… Prefer to read the convo? Full episode transcripts are available on our website.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/wildandsublime)
Let’s bring sexy back in 2022. But how? Host Karen Yates and panelists discuss changes in sex and dating during the pandemic, plus music, and a storyteller shares a tale of an afternoon hookup gone wrong in our first stage show since 2020, recorded live at Hungry Brain in Chicago.In this episode:Tazima Parris - Sex Coach & Pleasure Mentor for WomenMatthew Amador - Sex-positive psychotherapistMksthingshappin - kink and relationship coachMatt Griffo - comedian-musicianLily Be - Stoop Style StoriesFeb 2022 live showNeed a good read? Check our our recs on Bookshop!Want to rev up your relationship and bust out of limiting patterns? Host Karen Yates is an intimacy coach and somatic sex educator who works in-person with couples in Chicago to help improve their intimate communication and expand pleasure in a process that can be embodied, meaningful, and fun. Go to karen-yates.com and set up a free Zoom consultation.The Afterglow brings you regular bonus content, early alerts, and goodies! Our newest $10/mo member benefit: 10% off all W&S merch! Or show your love for Wild & Sublime whenever the mood strikes: Leave a tip!Be Wild & Sublime out in the world!  Check out our new tees and accessories for maximum visibility. Our Limited Collection might help your inner relationship anarchist run free… Prefer to read the convo? Full episode transcripts are available on our website.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/wildandsublime)
Panelists respond to a listener who feels shame after gaining weight and doesn’t want to be touched by a long-term partner.In this episode:Cassie Porter - Somatic sex educator & sexological bodyworkerJason Best - Kink-aware therapist & founder of Best TherapiesPeter Navarro - Sex-positive and somatic-oriented therapistNeed a good read? Check our our recs on Bookshop!Want to rev up your relationship and bust out of limiting patterns? Host Karen Yates is a somatic sex educator who works in-person with couples in Chicago to help improve their intimate communication and expand pleasure in a process that can be embodied, meaningful, and fun. Go to karen-yates.com and set up a free Zoom consultation.The Afterglow brings you regular bonus content, early alerts, and goodies! Our newest $10/mo member benefit: 10% off all W&S merch! Or show your love for Wild & Sublime whenever the mood strikes: Leave a tip!Be Wild & Sublime out in the world!  Check out our new tees and accessories for maximum visibility. Our Limited Collection might help your inner relationship anarchist run free… Prefer to read the convo? Full episode transcripts are available on our website.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/wildandsublime)
Asexuality - it's not what you think. Storyteller Lily Be shares how pegging, a bunch of unfulfilling relationships, and a late-night Reddit deep-dive helped her realize she’s asexual — which also brought her closer to her mother.In this episode:S2E55: Best Erotic StoryS2E4: Your True Sexual Self (Sarah Sloane discusses asexuality)Stoop Style StoriesNeed a good read? Check our our recs on Bookshop!Want to rev up your relationship and bust out of limiting patterns? Host Karen Yates is a somatic sex educator who works in-person with couples in Chicago to help improve their intimate communication and expand pleasure in a process that can be embodied, meaningful, and fun. Go to karen-yates.com and set up a free Zoom consultation.The Afterglow brings you regular bonus content, early alerts, and goodies! Our newest $10/mo member benefit: 10% off all W&S merch! Or show your love for Wild & Sublime whenever the mood strikes: Leave a tip!Be Wild & Sublime out in the world!  Check out our new tees and accessories for maximum visibility. Our Limited Collection might help your inner relationship anarchist run free… Prefer to read the convo? Full episode transcripts are available on our website.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/wildandsublime)
Karen interviews Erica Scott and Marcia Baczynski, authors of “Creating Consent Culture: A Handbook for Educators” about the expansive possibilities of collaborative consent.In this episode:Creating Consent Culture Marcia Baczynski: Asking for What You WantGet their book on Bookshop!Cuddle PartyWant to rev up your relationship and bust out of limiting patterns? Host Karen Yates is a somatic sex educator who works in-person with couples in Chicago to help improve their intimate communication and expand pleasure in a process that can be embodied, meaningful, and fun. Go to karen-yates.com and set up a free Zoom consultation.The Afterglow brings you regular bonus content, early alerts, and goodies! Our newest $10/mo member benefit: 10% off all W&S merch! Or show your love for Wild & Sublime whenever the mood strikes: Leave a tip!Be Wild & Sublime out in the world!  Check out our new tees and accessories for maximum visibility. Our Limited Collection might help your inner relationship anarchist run free… Prefer to read the convo? Full episode transcripts are available on our websiteSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/wildandsublime)
In this sneak peek from the Patreon member feed, panelists answer a listener question about communicating and having better sex in a hookup setting.In this episode:Clark Hazel - Individual & couples therapist at Best Therapies Cassie Porter - Somatic sex educator & sexological bodyworkerHeather Shannon - Certified sex therapistS2E25 - Betty Martin interviewWant to rev up your relationship and bust out of limiting patterns? Host Karen Yates is a somatic sex educator who works in-person with couples in Chicago to help improve their intimate communication and expand pleasure in a process that can be embodied, meaningful, and fun. Go to karen-yates.com and set up a free Zoom consultation.The Afterglow brings you regular bonus content, early alerts, and goodies! Our newest $10/mo member benefit: 10% off all W&S merch! Or show your love for Wild & Sublime whenever the mood strikes: Leave a tip!Be Wild & Sublime out in the world!  Check out our new tees and accessories for maximum visibility. Our Limited Collection might help your inner relationship anarchist run free… Prefer to read the convo? Full episode transcripts are available on our websiteSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/wildandsublime)
In a new Eavesdropping conversation, sex coach Tazima Parris asks Karen about misconceptions of beginning kinksters, and the ways kink can be used to reframe and heal from negative life experiences.In this episode:Tazima Parris - Sex coachS1E10 - Carrie Jameson on developing kink-positive guidelines for therapistsFind more about kink and relationships on our Bookshop reading list!Want to rev up your relationship and bust out of limiting patterns? Host Karen Yates is a somatic sex educator who works in-person with couples in Chicago to help improve their intimate communication and expand pleasure in a process that can be embodied, meaningful, and fun. Go to karen-yates.com and set up a free Zoom consultation.Are you a sex-positive patron? The Afterglow brings you regular bonus content and goodies! Our newest $10/mo member benefit: 10% off all W&S merch! Or show your love for Wild & Sublime whenever the mood strikes: Leave a tip!Want to be Wild & Sublime out in the world?  Check out our new tees and accessories for maximum visibility. Our Limited Collection might help your inner relationship anarchist run free… Prefer to read the convo? Full episode transcripts are available on our websiteSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/wildandsublime)
We’re back with a new season! Karen talks with somatic sex educator and prolific author Caffyn Jesse about somatic sex therapy as a way to heal from trauma and expand your pleasure capacity in all parts of life.In this episode:Caffyn Jesse - Somatic Sex EducatorEthics for OutlawsInstitute for the Study of Somatic Sex EducationSomatic Sex Educators AssociationAssociation for Sexological BodyworkersFind Caffyn’s books on our Bookshop page!Want to rev up your relationship and bust out of limiting patterns? Host Karen Yates is a somatic sex educator who works in-person with couples in Chicago to help improve their intimate communication and expand pleasure in a process that can be embodied, meaningful, and fun. Go to karen-yates.com and set up a free Zoom consultation.Are you a sex-positive patron? The Afterglow brings you regular bonus content and goodies! Our newest $10/mo member benefit: 10% off all W&S merch! Or show your love for Wild & Sublime whenever the mood strikes: Leave a tip!Want to be Wild & Sublime out in the world?  Check out our new tees and accessories for maximum visibility. Our Limited Collection might help your inner relationship anarchist run free… Prefer to read the convo? Full episode transcripts are available on our websiteSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/wildandsublime)
We’re kicking off the new year with a sampler of segments you may have missed from past episodes. Guests discuss common medications with sexual side effects; nonbinary identities; and techniques for climbing out of a sex rut – plus, Karen’s Sermon on reminders to self for moving through relationship anxiety. We’re taking two weeks off and coming back with a whole new season!In this episode:Ren Grabert - S2E22: Are Your Meds Messing with Your Sex Life?Panel - S2E2: Bust Out of Your Sex Rut (ft. Jason Best, Tazima Parris, Heather Rider)Karen’s Sermon on the Pubic Mound - S2E7: The Sex-Positive Parent“What’s Up with That?” episodes with Logan Pierce CisgenderTransgenderNonbinaryPronounsWant to rev up your relationship and bust out of limiting patterns? Host Karen Yates is a somatic sex educator who works in-person with couples in Chicago to help improve their intimate communication and to blossom pleasure in a process that can be embodied, meaningful, and fun. Go to karen-yates.com and set up a free Zoom consultation.Want to be a sex-positive patron? The Afterglow brings you regular bonus content and goodies! Our newest $10/mo member benefit: 10% off all W&S merch!Yes, there’s merch! Check out our new tees and accessories. You too can be wild & sublime every day. Our Limited Collection might help your inner relationship anarchist run free… Or show your love for Wild & Sublime whenever the mood strikes: Leave a tip!They said what? Full episode transcripts are available on our websiteSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/wildandsublime)
Best Erotic Story

Best Erotic Story

2021-12-3018:10

 "Kink helped me find who I am." Storyteller Lily Be shares how becoming a Domme helped her get over a bad breakup and discover her own sexual identity in a powerful story from one of our live shows.In this episode:Lily Be - StorytellerS2E4 - Your True Sexual SelfAre you a sex-positive patron? The Afterglow brings you regular bonus content and goodies! Our newest $10/mo member benefit: 10% off all W&S merch!Yes, there’s merch! Check out our new tees and accessories. You too can be wild & sublime every day. Our Limited Collection might help your inner relationship anarchist run free… Or show your love for Wild & Sublime on a one-time basis: Leave a tip!They said what? Full episode transcripts are available on our websiteAre you feeling stuck? Work with host Karen Yates in Zoom groups and one-on-one as she uses the energy of sound to reduce stress and help repattern behavior. Learn more about Biofield Tuning.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/wildandsublime)
What kind of relationships do you want to make? Our most downloaded episode of 2021 is a real conversation for ALL relational styles. Ethical nonmonogamists discuss relationship structures, communication skills, trust, jealousy, and the work of getting to know ourselves. Plus Karen’s Sermon on the Pubic Mound on sexual abundance.In this episode:Gabrielle SmithCooper BeckettMaile of #openThe Ethical Slut - and more sex book recs!Want to level up your sex-positive patronage? The Afterglow brings you regular bonus content and goodies! Our newest member benefit: 10% off all W&S merch!Or show your love for Wild & Sublime on a one-time basis: Leave a tip!Oh, and there's merch! Peep our new tees and accessories. You too can be wild & sublime every day. Check out our Limited Collection and let your inner relationship anarchist run free… They said what? Full episode transcripts are available on our websiteAre you feeling stuck? Work with host Karen Yates in Zoom groups and one-on-one as she uses the energy of sound to reduce stress and help repattern behavior. Learn more about Biofield Tuning.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/wildandsublime)
Do you feel stuck in the same pattern whenever you masturbate? How can you reset and start to form a healthy masturbation practice? In this latest Eavesdropping ep, Sex writer Jera Brown sparks an impromptu convo with Karen on understanding and getting unstuck from masturbation habits that aren’t bringing us joy.In this episode:Jera Brown - Sex and relationship writer, fetish providerS2E3: Masturbation and Mindful Erotic Practice with captain snowdonJoseph Kramer’s work on changing how we watch pornLet’s get more wild, more sublime... The Afterglow brings you regular bonus content and goodies! Our newest member benefit: 10% off all W&S merch!Or show your love for sex-positive podcasting: Leave a tip!Wait, there's merch? Peep our new tees and accessories! You too can be wild & sublime every day. Our Limited Collection is updated ongoingly.They said what? Full episode transcripts are available on our websiteAre you feeling stuck? Work with host Karen Yates in Zoom groups and one-on-one as she uses the energy of sound to reduce stress and help repattern behavior. Learn more about Biofield Tuning.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/wildandsublime)
Are you polysaturated?

Are you polysaturated?

2021-12-0918:39

How can you tell when you’ve got enough partners? (But what if the new person you’ve just met is *really* cute?) Panelists respond to a listener question on avoiding overcommitment and burnout while living a nonmonogamous life.In this episode:Matthew Amador - Sex-positive psychotherapistHeather Shannon - Sex therapistMksthingshappin - Kink & relationship coach Get more wild, more sublime... The Afterglow brings you regular bonus content and goodies! Our newest member benefit: 10% off all W&S merch!Wait, there's merch? Peep our new tees and accessories! You too can be wild & sublime every day.Show your love for sex-positive podcasting: Leave a tip!They said what? Full episode transcripts are available on our websiteAre you feeling stuck? Work with host Karen Yates in Zoom groups and one-on-one as she uses the energy of sound to reduce stress and help repattern behavior. Learn more about Biofield Tuning.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/wildandsublime)
A listener asks what to do about feeling anxious before sex with a new partner. Panelists offer techniques to get present, reframe spinning thoughts, and set the scene for pleasure.In this episode:Erica Washington - Sex-positive holistic mental health therapistElmo Painter-Edington - Queer somatic psychotherapistTazima Parris - Sex coach & pleasure mentorNeed more Wild & Sublime? The Afterglow brings regular bonus content and Wild & Sublime goodies! New member perk: 10% off all W&S merch!Speaking of merch… Peep our new tees and accessories! Be wild & sublime every day!Show your love for sex-positive podcasting: Leave a tip!They said what? Full episode transcripts are available on our websiteAre you feeling stuck? Work with host Karen Yates in Zoom groups and one-on-one as she uses the energy of sound to reduce stress and help repattern behavior. Learn more about Biofield Tuning.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/wildandsublime)
Several recent conversations have touched on Betty Martin’s critical work with intimate communication and consent, so we’re revisiting our interview with Martin herself. Sex coach, former sex worker, and Wheel of Consent creator Betty Martin talks to Karen about her book, 40 years of touching people, and how you can practice giving and receiving pleasure.In this episode:Wheel of Consent video libraryRead a chapter of Betty’s new bookBuy it on BookshopWant more Wild & Sublime? The Afterglow brings regular bonus content and Wild & Sublime goodies! Until the end of Nov 2021, $10+/mo memberships get the new W&S sticker - PLUS our newest benefit: 10% off all W&S merch!Speaking of merch… New tees and accessories! Be wild & sublime every day!They said what? Full episode transcripts are available on our websiteDo you feel stuck? Work with host Karen Yates in Zoom groups and one-on-one as she uses the energy of sound to reduce stress and help repattern behavior. Learn more about Biofield Tuning.Show your love for sex-positive podcasting: Leave a lil’ tip!Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/wildandsublime)
Do you avoid difficult conversations with partners, or leap right into the sticky stuff? In the second episode in our Eavesdropping series — unplanned, no-holds-barred conversations, beginning with a guest’s question for Karen — Brandon Hunter-Haydon asks, “What does it mean to choose pain over suffering?”In this episode:Brandon Hunter-Haydon - Intimacy coach & therapistMore on the Wheel of Consent - Hear our interview (S2E25)Want more Wild & Sublime? The Afterglow brings regular bonus content and Wild & Sublime goodies! Until the end of Nov 2021, $10+/mo memberships get the new W&S sticker - and our latest benefit: 10% off all merchandise.Speaking of merch… Check out our new tees and accessories! Be wild & sublime every day!They said what?  Full episode transcripts are available on our websiteDo you feel stuck? Work with host Karen Yates in Zoom groups and one-on-one as she uses the energy of sound to reduce stress and help repattern behavior. Learn more about Biofield Tuning.Show your love for sex-positive podcasting: Leave a lil’ tip!Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/wildandsublime)
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