SWOON: Love Lessons with Julie and Gina

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Are you ready for a life and relationship that makes you swoon?

Every Monday, join Julie Jeske and Gina Senarighi, sex therapists, pleasure specialists, and relationship coaches, as they break down what everyone needs to know about sex, relationships, intimacy, love and desire.

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This week Julie and Gina answer a listener question that is so universal we wanted to share it right away: how can I keep showing I care when I feel extra low energy myself?  If you've ever been in love through stressful times you know how hard it can be to stay in a loving place when your empathetic cup is empty.  Join us to talk more about what to do in low-energy moments.

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Nov 22

32 min 6 sec

This holiday season might be a little different for us after so many folks begin to emerge from the pandemic social distancing practices. But over the last couple years we've all had an opportunity to get clear about our values and priorities.  Let Julie and Gina help you make the best of holidays with family.

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Nov 15

21 min 55 sec

This week we answer a listener question about how and when to try taking things slow in relationships.  Join Julie, Jeff and Gina to think through the things you need to think about when you're excited about someone new.

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Nov 8

26 min 18 sec

Today on the Swoon podcast, Julie and Gina host special guest, author, and sex therapist Jessa Zimmerman about why sexual connection takes work but it can happen without stress.

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Nov 1

26 min

Halloween is known as a super sexy holiday for a lot of folks.  On today's podcast, Julie and Gina explore the reasons this holiday is often a sexy one- and how to keep that sexy playful energy all year round.

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Oct 25

29 min 2 sec

Today we are glowing with excitement to have author and friend Pixie Lighthorse join us to talk about boundaries, protection, and honoring our self and others.

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Oct 18

30 min 28 sec

This week on Swoon Julie and Gina answer another listener question. Take a listen to hear tips about getting clear about what you want in a new sexual relationship, what to do when you are slightly intimidated by a partner who has more experience and also things to think about when you want to explore group sex.

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Oct 11

26 min 46 sec

Today's listener question asks about a new relationship that feels too good to be true. Join Gina, Julie and Jeff as they talk about how to open your heart and trust after being hurt.

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Oct 4

28 min 8 sec

Today's listener question names a really common yet hardly ever discussed issue in sexual intimacy: vaginal pain during penetration.  Join Julie and Gina as they break down the stigma around vagina pain and sex and what to do when it's happening in your life. If you want your question answered call us at 971-202-0969

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Sep 27

27 min 46 sec

Today on the podcast Julie and Gina welcome special guest, poly coach Heidi Savell to talk about the process of steadying the poly wobbles folks most commonly experience as they come to experience polyamorous relationships for the first time.  Learn more about Heidi at https://www.shelovesradically.com Check out her course at https://www.shelovesradically.com/polywobbles  

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Sep 20

27 min 2 sec

Today Julie and Gina answer a listener question about finding clarity in a relationship when you have questions about what's yours and what's theirs.  Wanna join the conversation? Join our membership community or call us with your questions about intimacy, sex, and relationships: 971-202-0969.  

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Sep 13

22 min 5 sec

Today we answer a question from a listener about how to recover from erectile dysfunction and get back into penetrative sex. Call us with your questions about intimacy, sex, and relationships: 971-202-0969. 

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Sep 6

26 min 54 sec

Today Julie and Gina are super stoked to answer one of our listener questions (call us with yours 971-202-0969).  Today we'll respond to one of the most common fantasies: playing with power exchange. 

Aug 30

24 min 12 sec

For two and a half years Julie and Gina have been curating their best resources to put together a program where people can join us to learn the skills of relationships most folks never learn growing up.  Registration just opened, so today they're gonna walk you through the most important relationship skills you need for a solid relationship foundation.  

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Aug 23

32 min 10 sec

Today Julie and Gina are super stoked to answer one of our listener questions (call us with yours 971-202-0969). Join us for a fun conversation about a partner that "just doesn't like sex."

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Aug 16

20 min 24 sec

We are so excited to have artist, teacher, and author Flora Bowley join us to share lessons she's learned and taught about creativity, navigating change, and flowing through the journey of life from a place of real aliveness.

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Aug 9

29 min 7 sec

We LOVE to help people talk about desires and fantasies and talking about them is great.  BUT there can be a LOT of practicalities needed to help you bring your desires from dream form to reality. For the next couple of months, Julie and Gina are gonna break down some of the most common fantasies and turn-ons out there. And what to do with them.   Leave us a voicemail at 971-202-0969 so we can answer your specific questions about your dreamiest desire.

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Aug 2

22 min 50 sec

Am I too much?  Lots of folks with anxious attachment styles often wrestle with this question in relationships. Join us to learn more. Wanna get your relationship question answered on air? Leave us a voicemail with your questions at 971-202-0969.

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Jul 26

34 min 28 sec

Knowing your own and your partner's turn ons are essential to being a better lover.  Bout what if you're not sure what your turn-ons are? Join Gina and Julie this week to learn the dual control model of sexuality and how to learn more about your turn ons. Wanna know more? Leave us a voicemail with your questions at 971-202-0969.

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Jul 19

33 min 22 sec

We have been wanting to bring in parenting expert, Dr Laura Froyen for weeks and are so excited to have her in the virtual studio to answer our listeners most common questions about balanced parenting in partnership. If you have a question you want to be addressed on future episodes, leave us a voicemail at 971-202-0969.

Jul 12

35 min 32 sec

This week Jef Guenther, LPC from TherapyDen joins Julie and Gina to talk about attachment styles and dating, specifically how to date someone with an avoidant or distant attachment style. If you have a question you want to be addressed on a future episode, leave us a voicemail at 971-202-0969.

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Jul 5

39 min 46 sec

This week on Swoon, Gina and Julie talk about how to decide when and if you're giving or getting too much in your relationship.  Should you let them take up more space in your life?  Listen to learn how you know. If you have a question you want to be addressed on a future episode, leave us a voicemail at 971-202-0969.

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Jun 28

24 min 7 sec

This week on Swoon, Julie hosts Gina and her partner Rae, Senarighi (@transpainter) and our Pride month themed conversation on relationships and coming out transgender or nonbinary and gender transition. Happy Pride! If you have a question you want to be addressed on a future episode, leave us a voicemail at 971-202-0969.

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Jun 21

25 min 22 sec

This week on Swoon, Julie and Gina answer 3 listener questions about dating now that things are opening back up. Are you wondering how to go about dating now? Need some help communicating your needs if you are dating multiple people? Or are you wondering if the person you are seeing is stringing you along? Listen for answers to these questions and more! If you have a question you want addressed on a future episode, leave us a voicemail at 971-202-0969.  

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Jun 14

28 min

In today's Swoon podcast episode we're talking about making friends as adults- and in the sort-of-post-pandemic world we're living in.  You know who you are, leave us a voicemail with your sex, intimacy, and relationship questions at 971-202-0969.

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Jun 7

24 min 44 sec

Today Julie and Gina break down many of the ways body image impacts relationships with ourselves and with others.  If you have a question you want to be addressed on a future episode, leave us a voicemail at 971-202-0969.

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May 31

28 min 36 sec

This week on Swoon, Julie and Gina answer a listener's question about what to do if you want something sexually but your partner isn't into it. If you have a question you want addressed on a future episode, leave us a voicemail at 971-202-0969.

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May 24

32 min 25 sec

Join Gina and Julie and today’s special guest, Angela Beach to learn about all the health questions you wanna be asking your professional healthcare provider. 

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May 17

33 min 12 sec

Julie and Gina dive into relationship assumptions, how they effect relationships and how to change them. 

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May 10

22 min 6 sec

In today's episode, Julie and Gina answer listener questions about all the sexual fluids: lubrication, ejaculation, menstruation, semen, and squirting.  Call Gina and Julie and get your question on air in a future episode: 971-202-0869!

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May 3

42 min 18 sec

Online dating is more the norm than the exception these days, but nearly everyone has a complaint or two about the process. Join us to talk about the resistance that can come up and how to make online dating work for you.

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Apr 26

44 min 40 sec

Breakups aren’t easy- and deciding when to call it quits can be one of the most challenging parts. Julie and Gina break down some of the most common issues clients face when approaching the topic, and how to overcome them in your relationships.

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Apr 19

22 min 42 sec

One of the most fun topics, and still most challenging to talk about in session is oral sex. Julie and Gina break down some of the most common issues clients face when approaching the topic, and how to overcome them in your relationships. Want to get your question answered on air. Give us a call at 971-202-0969

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Apr 12

26 min 48 sec

A lot of people wouldn’t know a healthy relationship if one hit us in the face. Today Julie and Gina focus in on the ways you can know your relationship is healthy.

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Apr 5

19 min 22 sec

Join Julie Jeske and Gina Senarighi, two Portland, Oregon-based sexperts in a conversation about the most common sexual issue couples face: mismatched sexual desire. Learn why couples face different levels of desire and take home a tool to help you connect, even when it’s not easy.

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Mar 29

30 min 42 sec

In this episode with Julie and Gina, you're gonna learn to keep a slow cooker of erotic fire going through the pandemic- instead of letting it burn out. 

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Mar 22

26 min 13 sec

If you're an adult you've got history, and it impacts the way you act in relationships moving forward. Learn how to talk about what you're carrying with you in this episode with Julie and Gina.

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Mar 15

25 min 16 sec

For so many people tiny resentments build over years and lead couples to be distant and contemptuous.  In today's episode, Julie and Gina are gonna spell out the research from the Gottman Institute on the Four Horsemen and resentments in relationships- and what you need to do about them.

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Mar 8

30 min

Power exchange can be an incredibly powerful (LOL) way to build anticipation, arousal, and tenderness in sexual relationships. Today Julie and Gina walk you through how to use power exchange successfully in your own erotic play.

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Mar 1

26 min 56 sec

We don't know how, but even though we've told you many many times to center your partner's pleasure we have yet to do an episode centering on pleasure. Join Gina and Julie (aka Pleasure Girl) today for a deep dive into pleasure.

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Feb 22

27 min 52 sec

Julie and Gina have been at this for 100 solid episodes now, so let's talk about celebrating relationships and anniversaries. Join us in celebration and leave a review on iTunes!

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Feb 15

21 min 28 sec

This year Valentines Day looks a little different.  Join Julie and Gina to talk about how you can make a meaningful Valentine's Day celebration with your sweetheart- or on your own- even in the middle of a pandemic.

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Feb 8

24 min 52 sec

Getting to know yourself intimately creates a foundation for all the other intimate relationships you share in life. Join Gina and Julie today to talk about all the ways you can get to know yourself a little better.

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Feb 1

31 min 20 sec

We all come into relationships with default beliefs and expectations. When those unspoken expectations aren't met it's easy to feel disappointed or resentful. This week Julie and Gina explore how to make relationship agreements and what to do when they aren't honored.

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Jan 25

33 min 18 sec

Everything went online last year, so we are sending our apologies this week that we didn't get to the topic of virtual sex a little sooner. But here we are- walking you through the pros and cons of online sex in today's episode of the Swoon Podcast.

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Jan 17

27 min 14 sec

Julie and Gina answer listener questions about staying in touch with exes, once a cheater always a cheater, and how long to wait until you get back in the dating game.

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Jan 11

23 min

We don't focus enough attention on grief in our culture. In today's episode, Julie and Gina will break down what you need to know to help process grief in healthy ways.

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Jan 4

30 min 20 sec

Gina and Julie truly love helping people improve their lives from a strengths-based perspective. This wee they explore how to set intentions and clarify a vision for 2021 starting with one simple question: what do you want more of?

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Dec 2020

28 min 16 sec

On today's show Julie and Gina talk you through creative ways to access pleasure in the pandemic new year.

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Dec 2020

24 min 46 sec

In the spirit of gift-giving, Julie and Gina share their tips for giving great gifts to your love and a few of their favorite gifts for your sweetie this holiday season.

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Dec 2020

34 min 6 sec