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Hi, I’m Lorri. I’m dying from ALS, a fatal disease with no cure. I’ve been encouraged by so much to keep LIVING this life and stay focused on the positive. I created this podcast to find & share stories of inspiration in hopes of inspiring you. I'm offering an opportunity for you to continue the conversation after each episode. To join my Podcast Community Group on my Facebook page. There you can interact with guests, ask guestions, give suggestions about episode topics or simply encourage o ...
 
A fat girl who found love in a world that hates fat people. AKA How I went from being wracked with trauma and only dating and falling in love with addicts and people who were cruel and abusive to me, to having a great stable love life, personal life work and family life while struggling to run a biz and be a solo mom. I’m not perfect and I definitely have a lot to say. Personal stories, interviews about fat love, fat sex, and fat relationships with people of ALL genders. Tools, tips and conn ...
 
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Caz is an open book with a ton of chapters: a non-binary disability advocate kink-loving trauma survivor pain/pleasure early wayfinder who left live sex shows for the dating apps. The extraordinary roads they had to navigate led them to know themselves intimately, and helped them learn to accept, manage, and finally enjoy bodily pain. Caz is a 40-y…
 
In this episode, I catch up with Mike and Cheryl Smith who created Ales for ALS, a program that has raised over $3,500,000 for ALS research at the ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI). Mike and Cheryl own Loftus Ranches, a fourth-generation hop farm in Washington’s Yakima Valley. Cheryl has lost 9 relatives to ALS, including her grandfather …
 
Tori grew up in a church that preached purity culture, which mostly taught her what she didn’t want—a life with far more shame than sex, compounded by firmly fixed instructions around gender. She followed her pleasure down roads less traditionally traveled and created polyamorous and non-monogamous relationships with people across the gender spectr…
 
In this episode, sweet inspiration comes from 10-year-old Varen Rogers who shares her perspective on life while her dad fights ALS. Varen accidentally made a name for herself with one sweet gesture, a tribute to her father, Justin Rogers who was diagnosed with ALS at 35. Varen wanted to give a shout out to her dad at the Cincinnati Reds first Lou G…
 
Tammy is a listener-turned-guest who takes us into her American Jewish culture and shares how that shaped her early experiences around sex and marriage, and led her into situations that were unhealthy and downright dangerous. She dedicated herself repeatedly to making a better life for herself and her children—a life that hopefully includes serious…
 
Here I catch up with 13 year old, Jahkil Jackson who is a young entrepreneur known for creating Project I Am and distributing almost 60,000 Blessing Bags to the homeless around the world. A teen philanthropist, author and anti-bullying activist has made his mark in the world by helping homeless people since he was eight. Project I Am distributes an…
 
It’s our 100th episode!!!!! Ar Blia is a listener-turned-guest who has been untangling early experiences of trauma, limiting cultural beliefs, and confusing desires to first explore and then advocate for her own pleasure. Even within the constricts of a conservative community, she has been able to find adventure, find herself, and find a partner wh…
 
In this special episode I share my chat with ALS Ice Bucket Challenge co-founder Pat Quinn who inspired millions before losing his battle to ALS. Pat Quinn was the last of three ALS warriors, Anthony Senerchia, Pete Frates and Pat Quinn to be the first to accelerate the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge while living with ALS. Pat from Yonkers , New York pas…
 
Karin talks about living with cerebral palsy and how she shows up in her own life and on Instagram. Early in her life, she struggled with hating her body, and had to work to get to place where she could see her body as worthy of experiencing pleasure. She had a brief storybook romance with a young man who also had CP. She is frank about planning, l…
 
This episode is pure inspiration. Here I chat with Scott and Jamie Smith. As they fight Scott's ALS, they are sharing their hearts to encourage others. Silver Linings, Courage Under Fire, Nothing to Lose and Riding On Hope are just a few of the topics Scott Smith writes about in his intimate blog, Flex On ALS. He's documenting his personal experien…
 
Chandra grew up in the 7th Day Adventist church, which she equates to a cult. She faults the church for being an educational, social, and religious system that neither acknowledges nor teaches that consent exists for women. She became (mildly) rebellious, experimented with illicit hand-holding, got married, got out, and then embarked on a season of…
 
Gina grew up as a hot babe, the kind we’d all be jealous of. It took a long journey of sexual acting out and questionable marriages for her to realize that she was both groomed to be this way, and that it’s a trauma response to early assaults. Being performative, dominant, or checking out are still common ways her body responds, even though she lov…
 
Former ESPN host, Emmy Award-winning journalist and New York Times best-selling author, Kate Fagan and I chat about her latest book: All the Colors Came Out. It is an unforgettable, beautifully written memoir about the love between a father and a daughter. Listen in as Kate Fagan shares her motivation for her beautiful love story about her father, …
 
Danielle is a therapist who has also graduated from the school of life. Her earliest sexual experiences were non-consensual and impacted her for long after the events happened in implicit, explicit, and confusing ways. She found healing within a happy marriage, then suffered a miscarriage with its own series of impacts. She’s doing well now, and st…
 
Christine inhabits a sexual landscape that includes orgies, bondage, non-monogamy, skilled play partners, and sex-positive parties. She talks about a surprising struggle: how dissociation and OCD impact her ability to orgasm, even while having lots of fun. Christine Wild is the host of the podcast Running Wild With Christine. She is also the author…
 
Here I chat with Medal of Honor Recipient, Kyle Carpenter to hear what prepared him to cover a grenade to save his fellow Marine and what he's learned from his near- death experience. Kyle, shares his incredible journey and his unique perspective for life that everyone can benefit from. At a young 21, Kyle was serving in Afghanistan when the enemy …
 
Vin goes from the prototypical good girl to a (nearly) fearless adventurer. She married young, and enjoys a positive and openly communicative sexual relationship with her husband. Vin opens up about how their initial struggle to achieve penis-in-vagina sex led her to explore erotica, kink, anal play, toys, plugs, and taboo porn, all in a curvy body…
 
Listen in as I talk to Leah Stavenhagen, 28, about her ALS journey and the "In Her ALS Shoes" movement she created. "I was an active 26-year-old so why did I feel like my feet couldn’t quite keep up? She couldn’t find my knee-jerk reflex and suggested that I visit a neurologist. Naively, I didn’t understand why I was being referred to a neurologist…
 
Natalie is a 30-year-old, cisgender female who describes herself as monogamous, straight and engaged to be married. She describes her body as petite. Natalie talks about her experiences with both binge and purge eating behaviors, and how they affected her experience of sex and her body. She also talks about sometimes trading sex for lodging when sh…
 
I need a longer break than I anticipated, so in order to keep giving you new content, I’m releasing a handful of interviews in their uncut form. Donya started getting sexual attention very young because her body developed early. As a teenager and adult, she has experienced a wide range of relationship styles and partners. After having a child and s…
 
In honor of ALS Awareness Month, I catch up with 4 people who are in the fight of their life as they battle ALS, a terminal illness that has no cure. My guests are Bernadine Okeke, Taya Jones, Bruce Rosenblum and Zamir Kociaj. I asked listeners, what they were most curious about when it comes to ALS. My gracious guests, open their hearts and answer…
 
I told you I’d drop something fun into your feed while I’m on break and here it is! A couple days ago, I had a conversation with my friend Stefanie Michele on Instagram Live. Stefanie is an Intuitive Eating coach who helps people break out of the binge and restrict patterns of disordered eating. We talked about the intersection of body image and se…
 
In this solo episode, I share what's on my heart as it relates to giving yourself grace. Why is it so hard to make space for grace? Specifically giving ourselves grace. We graciously do it for others, but what about us? In this episode, I address: What is grace? Why is it so hard? What are some thoughts on it? In a world that says, "go get it." "Do…
 
Patreon: All Good Girls Talk About Sex audio extras are FREE! They can be accessed at www.patreon.com/goodgirlstalkaboutsex. I've done this because not everyone has the means to pay for access, and I know this additional material can be deeply important for some listeners. But creating this show isn't free, so if you’d like to support the work I do…
 
Hope is trapped in a sexually repressive, emotionally abusive marriage shaped by the patriarchal traditions and relationship culture of her country of origin. With awareness comes healing, and she hopes to spread the message to other women that they are allowed to speak up, deserving of basic decency, and even worthy of real love. Hope is a 38-year…
 
In this episode, I chat with 28-year old Kanya Sesser. Born with no legs in Thailand and found on the side of the road. Kanya lets us know how to live fully and without regrets. Kanya is now a professional skateboarder, surfer, actress, model, motivational speaker and activist. She may have had a rough start in life but now she is showing us that a…
 
You don’t worry about having a bathtub masturbation addiction. Leah answers a listener’s questions about whether she has a porn addiction, and why she can’t orgasm with her husband. She talks about identifying the function of porn, not taking on shame, and navigating a relationship agreement around it. Bookmark moments: 2:12 - “Am I normal?” A list…
 
Charlotte’s sexual journey has taken the deep bends—and openings—of the yoga she practices. She met her husband in a guru community, fled it, had two daughters, reclaimed her body, and is now exploring “high-fidelity” polyamory in several configurations. Charlotte is a 45-year-old cisgender female. She describes herself as white, and perimenopausal…
 
Leah shares a coaching session with Cindy, a married mother of one, for support around a very human variety of issues: decreased libido, sex after motherhood, love languages, pandemic life, sex for connection vs. conception, miscarriage, self-care, homework, and grace. Bookmark moments: 3:18 - Cindy talks about participating in coaching in one of L…
 
Hear how 10 year old Kennedy Arney is living with ALS, a terminal illness, but yet adopts one of her best friend's mottos "ALS has no victory over Me!" This episode is proof that inspiration can come in all sizes. Listen in as I chat with 10 year old, Kennedy Arney of Michigan. She is one of the youngest people in the United States to be diagnosed …
 
Jordan is a young mother of two young children; she’s also a doula, and therefore all up in bodies and their business. Her innate curiosity led her on a sex and biology research deep-dive that coincided with the start of her relationship with her husband. As a result, she is passionate in her work and home about open and aware sexual dialogue, cons…
 
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