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Musings on the erotic from Amy and Zed of Body Trust. Think the Cartalk of the erotic.
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Aug 12, 2018

In this second full episode of Season 3, Amy and Alex talk about the sense of Proprioception. How do you know where your body is in space, in relation to the ground, to your nose. They discuss the sense, some of the hidden gems behind the drawing, as well as some 'try this at home' exercises to help you feel into the erotic potential of the sense of proprioception.

Resources mentioned:

Plus here's your downloadable page for this episode, so you can color along with us.

Thanks to the folks on Patreon who are supporting this podcast and all of Body Trust’s other work! Go visit Patreon and become a patreon yourself to support the free podcasts, newsletters, and resources that we create for you.

Music: Grateful to Little Dog Big Ears for their Creative Commons licensed music She Sees Mice (intro and outro). Make sure to subscribe in iTunes or Sticher. And give us a 5-star review in iTunes, it helps us reach more beloved explorers.

Jul 12, 2018

Season 3 of the Pleasure Lab podcast: The origin story In this first full episode of Season 3, Amy and Alex talk about the Wonder Body coloring book. They explore how it came into being (hint: it's connected to mind-blowing sex, or not), what they learned, what were the surprise additions, and what got left on the cutting room floor. Resources mentioned:

Plus here's your downloadable page for this episode, so you can color along with us.

Thanks to the folks on Patreon who are supporting this podcast and all of Body Trust’s other work! Go visit Patreon and become a patreon yourself to support the free podcasts, newsletters, and resources that we create for you. xo, Amy & Alex

Music: Grateful to Little Dog Big Ears for their Creative Commons licensed music She Sees Mice (intro and outro). Make sure to subscribe in iTunes or Sticher. And give us a 5-star review in iTunes, it helps us reach more beloved explorers.

Jun 12, 2018

While Season 1 was Zed and Amy in wacky conversation, and Season 2was interviews with leaders and innovators in the field of embodiment, Season 3will focus on Wonder Body: A Sophisticated Coloring Book for Curious Adults. Each episode will be a dive deep into one of the concept in the book: a sense, an energy, or a pleasure. We will link downloadable pages with each episode so you can color along as you listen. Not only will Amy and Alex describe what's in the book, but they'll also reveal the untold stories and surprises behind each spread of  poetic words and whimsical images.

Won't you join us?

Thanks to the folks on Patreon who are supporting this podcast and all of Body Trust’s other work! Go visit patreon.com/bodytrustand become a patreon yourself to support the free podcasts, newsletters, and resources that we create for you.

Music: Grateful to Little Dog Big Ears for their Creative Commons licensed music She Sees Mice(intro and outro). Make sure to subscribe in iTunes or Sticher. And give us a 5-star review in iTunes, it helps us reach more beloved explorers.

 

May 12, 2018

dr. liam “captain" snowdon - captain lives uninvited on the territory of the Lekwungen and WSÁNEĆ peoples on Vancouver Island. Their background is in social justice, harm reduction, street outreach, sexological bodywork, performance art and poetry. Captain runs the Sex Positive Art and Recreation Centre in Victoria and co-teaches the Somatic Sex Educator Professional Training. They delight in teaching with the Institute for Sexual Education and Enlightenment, doing outreach for the Anti-Violence Project at the University of Victoria. Currently, captain uses the pronoun they/them, identifies as a genderqueer-queer radical faery-faggot witch, is in love with the ocean and facilitation for liberation, still loving it 30 years and counting.

Captain recommends:

Thanks to the folks on Patreon who are supporting this podcast and all of Body Trust’s other work! Go visit patreon.com/bodytrust and become a patreon yourself to support the free podcasts, newsletters, and resources that we create for you.

Music: Grateful to Little Dog Big Ears for their Creative Commons licensed music She Sees Mice (intro and outro). Make sure to subscribe in iTunes or Sticher. And give us a 5-star review in iTunes, it helps us reach more beloved explorers.

Apr 12, 2018

Thanks to Joseph Kramer for spending time talking about his work!

Here are a lot of places you can find more:

Joseph recommends:

Thanks to the folks on Patreon who are supporting this podcast and all of Body Trust’s other work! Go visit patreon.com/bodytrust and become a patreon yourself to support the free podcasts, newsletters, and resources that we create for you.

Music: Grateful to Little Dog Big Ears for their Creative Commons licensed music She Sees Mice (intro and outro). Make sure to subscribe in iTunes or Sticher. And give us a 5-star review in iTunes, it helps us reach more beloved explorers.

Mar 12, 2018

Jaiya is a somatic sexology expert, working with people in various forms for over twenty years. She has created a unique system for one's "erotic blueprint," which can help explain different needs, wants, and communications personally and interpersonally. She joins Zed for a conversation about her work and inspirations, and shares her most recommended resources.

Thanks to Jaiya for being our guest! Find out even more about her and her work at ~jaiya.love~

Here are some of the resources that Jaiya mentioned: Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute; Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma by Peter A. Levine; Body Mapping on Embody Pleasure; Rapid Transformational Therapy; The Relationship Skills Workbook by Julia B. Colwell

Take the quiz to learn more about your personal Erotic Blueprint, Jaiya’s unique breakdown of systems of arousal at eroticblueprint.com

Music: Grateful to Little Dog Big Ears for their Creative Commons licensed music She Sees Mice (intro and outro). Make sure to subscribe in iTunes or Sticher. And give us a 5-star review in iTunes, it helps us reach more beloved explorers.

Feb 12, 2018

Check out more of Sheri Winston's work at Intimate Arts Center, and pick up one of her books at your local independent bookstore (or, if you must, on Amazon: Women's Anatomy of Arousal: Secret Maps to Buried Pleasure & Succulent Sex Craft: Your Hands-On Guide to Erotic Play and Practice). Keep track of Sheri on Twitter and Facebook, too.

Music: Grateful to Little Dog Big Ears for their Creative Commons licensed music She Sees Mice (intro and outro). Make sure to subscribe in iTunes or Sticher. And give us a 5-star review in iTunes, it helps us reach more beloved explorers.

Jan 12, 2018

Thank you, Roz Dischiavo! Check out her work at the Institute of Sexuality and Enlightenment.

Roz also mentioned TASHRA, The Alternative Sexualities Health Research Alliance, and her research on fantasies is available directly from her, via info@instituteforsexuality.com

Music: Grateful to Little Dog Big Ears for their Creative Commons licensed music She Sees Mice (intro and outro). Make sure to subscribe in iTunes or Sticher. And give us a 5-star review in iTunes, it helps us reach more beloved explorers.

Dec 12, 2017

Zed and Amy take note of December's Winter Solstice and describe why Body Trust is taking the month off. Our shortest podcast ever (00:02:12)!

See you in January. :)

Music: Grateful to Little Dog Big Ears for their Creative Commons licensed music She Sees Mice (intro and outro). Make sure to subscribe in iTunes or Sticher. And give us a 5-star review in iTunes, it helps us reach more beloved explorers.

Nov 13, 2017

Amy talks with writer, performer, and educator Jen Cross about her new book and how writing is an embodied practice available to all of us, not just to heal trauma but also to celebrate our passions.

Other resources mentioned:

Music: Grateful to Little Dog Big Ears for their Creative Commons licensed music She Sees Mice (intro and outro). Make sure to subscribe in iTunes or Sticher. And give us a 5-star review in iTunes, it helps us reach more beloved explorers.

 

Oct 14, 2017

Thank you, Mark Fleming and Jay Craver!

Music: Grateful to Little Dog Big Ears for their Creative Commons licensed music She Sees Mice (intro and outro). Make sure to subscribe in iTunes or Sticher. And give us a 5-star review in iTunes, it helps us reach more beloved explorers.

Sep 12, 2017

Thanks to Mark Michaels & Patricia Johnson! Follow their work at tantrapm.com

We especially recommend their book Tantra for Erotic Empowerment

Music: Grateful to Little Dog Big Ears for their Creative Commons licensed music She Sees Mice (intro and outro). Make sure to subscribe in iTunes or Sticher! And give us a 5-star review in iTunes, it really helps us out.

Aug 14, 2017

Episode 3 of season 3 includes an interview between Betty Martin and Zed Meade.

Betty Martin's work can be found at BettyMartin.org, along with lots of information about the Wheel of Consent.

Books and inspiration mentioned in this episode are:

Our lovely intro and outro is "She Sees Mice" by Little Dog Big Ears, borrowed under a Creative Commons licensed music

Jul 14, 2017

Show notes:

Episode 3 of season 2 includes an interview between Amy Butcher and Zed Meade.

Books and inspiration mentioned in this episode are:

Music: Grateful to Little Dog Big Ears for their Creative Commons licensed music She Sees Mice (intro and outro).

Jun 12, 2017

Season 2: The Interview Season!

During this season, we'll talk with pioneers in the field of embodiment. In this episode, Amy interviews Marcia Baczynski (starts at 00:01:16).

Marcia Baczynski can be found at Asking for What You Want. Learn more about her projects, including The Good Girl Recovery project and her collaboration with MIdori, Make Hot Play Happen.

Marcia’s recommended resources include: Brené Brown, Daring Greatly; Barbara Carrellas, Ecstasy is Necessary; Betty Dodson, Sex for One; and Betty Martin’s work (and forthcoming book).

Music: Grateful to Little Dog Big Ears for their Creative Commons licensed music She Sees Mice (intro and outro) and New Ages I (try this at home section). Also to Orquesta Arrecife for their snippet LA MORDAZA (whimsey section).

May 12, 2017

Welcome to the first episode of Season 2: The Interview Season!

During this season, we'll talk with pioneers in the field of embodiment. In this episode, Zed interviews Lucid Dawn (starts at 00:01:14)

Music: Grateful to Little Dog Big Ears for their Creative Commons licensed music She Sees Mice (intro and outdo).

Make sure to subscribe in iTunes or Sticher! And give us a 5-star review in iTunes, it really helps us out.

Keep in touch with Lucid:

Lucid Dawn -

Nona Fender -

Apr 12, 2017

Description

  • Zed and Amy say goodbye to Season 1 (00:40)
  • TT@H: Zed offers a challenge to rest (09:18)
  • Alex and Mark celebrate Poetry Month (10:38)

Music: Grateful to Little Dog Big Ears for their Creative Commons licensed music She Sees Mice (intro and outro) and New Ages I (try this at home section). Also to Orquesta Arrecife for their snippet LA MORDAZA (whimsey section).

Mar 12, 2017

Description

  • Zed and Amy on sprouting and detox (00:40)
  • TT@H: Alex on simple acts of engagement (35:22)
  • Zed reads Radiant Sutra (36:56)

Mentioned in this episode:

  • Lauren Roche's Radiant Sutra.
  • The coloring book isn't quite ready yet (so close!) but you can watch some of it being created here. We're in beta reader stage and are shooting for late April release. Stay tuned.

Music: Grateful to Little Dog Big Ears for their Creative Commons licensed music She Sees Mice (intro and outro) and New Ages I (try this at home section). Also to Orquesta Arrecife for their snippet LA MORDAZA (whimsey section).

Feb 12, 2017

What's in this episode?

  • Zed and Amy explore Valentine's Day (00:40)
  • TT@H: Amy on digestive transit time (31:01)
  • Alex out at the playground (32:24)

Mentioned in this episode:

  • Gretchen Rubin's framework of the four tendencies (obliger, upholder, etc.).
  • The coloring book isn't quite ready yet (so close!) but you can watch some of it being created here. We're in beta reader stage and are shooting for late April release. Stay tuned.

Music: Grateful to Little Dog Big Ears for their Creative Commons licensed music She Sees Mice (intro and outro) and New Ages I (try this at home section). Also to Orquesta Arrecife for their snippet LA MORDAZA (whimsey section).

Jan 12, 2017

Description

  • Zed and Amy talk self-care and poetry (00:40)
  • TT@H: Lizz on taking control of your hugs (28:43)
  • Alex and Amy discuss better living through anal breathing (30:20)

Mentioned in this episode:

Music: Grateful to Little Dog Big Ears for their Creative Commons licensed music She Sees Mice (intro and outro) and New Ages I (try this at home section). Also to Orquesta Arrecife for their snippet LA MORDAZA (whimsey section).

Dec 12, 2016

Description

  • Zed and Amy talk about all kinds of body work (00:40)
  • Body Trust team co-working (31:50)
  • TT@H: commit to a poem (35:27)

Mentioned in this episode:

Music: Grateful to Little Dog Big Ears for their Creative Commons licensed music She Sees Mice (intro and outro) and New Ages I (try this at home section). Also to Orquesta Arrecife for their snippet LA MORDAZA (whimsey section).

 

Nov 12, 2016
  • Zed and Amy talk stoking the fires in wintertime (00:40)
  • Sadness and rain sounds (22:49)
  • TT@H: diaphramatic breathing (25:22)

Music: Grateful to Little Dog Big Ears for their Creative Commons licensed music She Sees Mice (intro and outro) and New Ages I (try this at home section). Also to Orquesta Arrecife for their snippet LA MORDAZA (whimsey section).

 

 

Oct 12, 2016

Amy and Zed explore cauldrons of digestion and soups (00:40). In the Whimsey section, Lizz and Amy talk soup, farming, and abundance (24:42). TT@H: Lizz gives us a bromantic cabbage recipe (43:52)

Resources we mentioned:

Music: Grateful to Little Dog Big Ears for their Creative Commons licensed music She Sees Mice (intro and outro) and New Ages I (try this at home section). Also to Orquesta Arrecife for their snippet LA MORDAZA (whimsey section).

 

Sep 12, 2016

This episode is all about proprioception.

  • Amy and Zed talk fall season, back to school, strap-ons, and strange questions. (00:40)
  • Whimsey: Amy and Alex dive deep into the body experience of proprioception (31:30)
  • TT@H: Listen along while Amy reads proprioception erotica (59:03)

Lots of books and resources were mentioned:

Music: Grateful to Little Dog Big Ears for their Creative Commons licensed music She Sees Mice (intro and outro) and New Ages I (try this at home section). Also to Orquesta Arrecife for their snippet LA MORDAZA (whimsey section).

 

Aug 12, 2016

Zed and Amy talk Erotix Journal and putting it in words (00:40)

Whimsey: Amy in conversation with TT Baum (16:05)

TT@H: TT gives us an experiment in penetration (44:55)

Music: Grateful to Little Dog Big Ears for their Creative Commons licensed music She Sees Mice (intro and outro) and New Ages I (try this at home section). Also to Orquesta Arrecife for their snippet LA MORDAZA (whimsey section).

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