The Natural Womanhood Podcast

Where We Talk About Porn

February 24, 2023 Grace Emily Stark & Cassondra Moriarty Season 2 Episode 6
The Natural Womanhood Podcast
Where We Talk About Porn
Show Notes

In this episode of The Natural Womanhood Podcast (Season 2 / Episode 6), Grace and Cassie interview Dr. Matthew Loftus, a family doctor who currently lives (with his wife and four children!) and practices medicine in Kenya. As you might have guessed from the title, this is "the episode where we talk about porn," and we approached Dr. Loftus as a guest speaker on this topic after reading his excellent article on overcoming porn addiction in Plough. While this topic might seem a bit off-the-beaten-path from what we typically talk about on The Natural Womanhood Podcast and on the Natural Womanhood website, we decided that pornography and its effects were well worth dedicating an episode to. It's an unfortunate reality that the way many of us view sex and our bodies (and others' bodies) has been shaped and colored in some way by the ubiquity of porn. And, as we talk about in this episode, where pornography completely decontextualizes sex, fertility awareness can help us recontextualize sex (for adults and teens) in a way that's needed now more than ever. See? Not so off the mark after all! (We are proud of this episode and hope you'll find our conversation as edifying as we did, however, we do want to caution listeners that this episode discusses sex and pornography addiction, so discretion is advised.)  

The Natural Womanhood podcast is hosted by Grace Emily Stark and Cassondra Moriarty. Grace is an award-winning journalist, a certified instructor of the Sympto-Thermal Method of fertility awareness, and she holds a M.A. in Bioethics and Health Policy. Cassie is a certified instructor of FEMM, an IBCLC lactation consultant, and DONA postpartum Doula. 

The Natural Womanhood Podcast brings together experts in the field of fertility awareness for candid, informative, and friendly conversations about authentic women’s health. The podcast is hosted by Grace Emily Stark and Cassondra Moriarty. Grace is an award-winning journalist, a certified instructor of the Sympto-Thermal Method of fertility awareness, and she holds a M.A. in Bioethics and Health Policy. Cassie is a certified instructor of FEMM, an IBCLC lactation consultant, and DONA postpartum Doula.

Learn more about Grace and her work here, and learn more about Cassie and her work here

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