Joining me today is registered psychologist and co-founder of the West Coast Centre for Sex Therapy, Dr. Carolin Klein. It is always a treat to follow smart people on Instagram who share their important research and body of work, and then have the opportunity to meet them in person. Dr. Klein works with a team of registered psychologists and registered clinical counselors who talk about sex all day long! Today, she has brought those important conversations to us. We cover a wide range of topics in our chat–from shame around sex and our bodies to the pleasure gap. This is such an important conversation for all women to be having so I hope you get as much out of this conversation as I did!
What we discussed
The biggest questions Dr. Klein gets asked at her clinic like, “Am I normal?”
The questions women have about wanting to be sexual with their partner and also being a professional woman
The pleasure gap, the masturbation gap, faking orgasms, shame, stigma & more!
Why there’s a overfocus on intercourse in heterosexual couples
The importance of educating women at a young age about their anatomy before they begin exploring it with a partner
The physical and mental health benefits of masturbation and how women can talk about it more with their friend groups
Online DISinformation about sexual health and how to find trusted, reputable experts
Dr. Klein shares her red flags to look out for when consuming sexual content online
What well-meaning parents should know about the research in favour of educating children about their anatomy early and how it benefits all of us
Links from this week’s episode:
Follow Dr. Klein on Instagram
Learn more about the West Coast Centre for Sex Therapy here
Books Dr. Klein recommends: