022 The Orgasm Gap with Dr. Laurie Mintz



Description of the episode

In this exciting episode of Ask A Sex Therapist, your host Heather Shannon interviews Dr. Laurie Mintz, author of Becoming Cliterate and an award-winning college professor with over 20 years of experience working with sexual issues.


Join them as they share their passion for closing the orgasm gap, encouraging pleasure for vulva owners, and challenging the myths perpetuated by society about female pleasure. Learn about the importance of understanding female anatomy, proper hygiene, and seeking advice from a pelvic floor physical therapist. Discover the significance of mindfulness, positive thinking, and open communication with partners for a fulfilling sexual experience. Don’t miss out on this enlightening conversation that empowers women to prioritize their pleasure and take control of their sexual health.

In This Episode, You’ll Learn:


  • 00:00 Intro
  • 00:41 Review of the Week
  • 01:39 Dr. Laurie's Background
  • 02:23 Closing the Orgasm Gap
  • 03:45 Expert's journey in human sexuality.
  • 07:23 The Orgasm Gap and Gender Conformity
  • 11:23 Debunking Myths About Orgasms
  • 14:54 Misconceptions about female genitalia anatomy
  • 18:42 Challenges in Educating about Women's Sexuality
  • 22:33 Realistic Sexual Communication in Media
  • 26:30 Importance of Masturbation for Female Sexual Health
  • 29:55 Optimizing Orgasms and Pelvic Health
  • 33:28 Mindfulness and Communication for Better Sex
  • 37:17 Revamping Sex: Tips for Enhanced Pleasure and Exploration
  • 40:56 The importance of sex positivity and genital hygiene
  • 43:44 Outro


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