Sex Surrogates, Cheryl Cohen Greene and The Sessions
I was so touched by the film THE SESSIONS that I had to head up to San Francisco to interview Dr. Cheryl Cohen Greene. Dr. Greene is a real life surrogate partner who is portrayed in the film by actress Helen Hunt. She is also the author of An Intimate Life and have over 40 years of experience in sex surrogacy. I tried my hardest not to cry during this interview. I believe that Dr. Greene's work is extraordinarily valuable in our world and this interview helped me to learn some valuable lessons about loving and accepting myself and others. Watch and learn as we shed the light on the differences between surrogacy and prostitution, how people have been effected by a a more "hands-on" approach to sexual therapy and education and what happens when a surrogate falls in love with a client. All this and more on Sex With Jaiya!
For the past forty years, Cheryl Cohen Greene has worked as a surrogate partner, helping clients to confront, consider, and ultimately accept their sexuality. Her journey began with a rigid Catholic upbringing in the 1950s, where she was taught to think sex and sexual desires were unnatural and wrong, Cohen Greene struggled to reconcile her sexual identity. As the 1960s presented social upheaval and the Sexual Revolution, Cohen Greene found herself drawn to alternative sexual paths, and ultimately achieved a rich and rewarding career as a surrogate partner. Sex surrogacy as a profession was first developed by noted sex researchers Masters and Johnson in the 1960s, and since its inception has remained in the shadows. Dr. Cohen Greene's new book An Intimate Life offers a candid look into the personal and professional life of a surrogate partner, examining the cultural and emotional ramifications of pursuing something most people do not immediately understand. Her work was also portrayed in the 2012 film The Sessions, where she was played by Helen Hunt.
November 10th, 2012 By jaiya
Promiscuity, Primates and Polyamory with Christopher Ryan
Are we naturally meant to be promiscuous? What do primates have to tell us about sexual fidelity? Are there clues to in other cultures as to other ways we might be in relationship with each other? And can genital size and shape have something to do with our inclinations to desire more than one partner? It's always a pleasure to interview Christopher Ryan, Ph.D. and author of Sex At Dawn (one of my top ten must read sexuality books). He joins D.Love and I to answer these questions and more in this week's episode of Sex With Jaiya.
Christopher Ryan, Ph.D.
Christopher received a BA in English and American literature in 1984 and an MA and Ph.D. in psychology from Saybrook University, in San Francisco, CA twenty years later. He spent the intervening decades traveling around the world, living in unexpected places working at very odd jobs (e.g., gutting salmon in Alaska, teaching English to prostitutes in Bangkok and self-defense to land-reform activists in Mexico, managing commercial real-estate in New York’s Diamond District, helping Spanish physicians publish their research). Somewhere along the way, he decided to pursue doctoral studies in psychology. Drawing upon his multi-cultural experience, Christopher’s research focused on trying to distinguish the human from the cultural. His doctoral dissertation analyzes the prehistoric roots of human sexuality, and was guided by the world-renowned psychologist, Stanley Krippner.
Christopher has lectured at the University of Barcelona Medical School, consulted at various hospitals, contributed to publications ranging from Behavioral and Brain Sciences (Cambridge University Press) to a textbook used in medical schools and teaching hospitals throughout Spain and Latin America. He’s been featured in major national media, both conventional (e.g., MSNBC, Canada’s CBC-TV, Oprah Radio, CNN, NPR, The Washington Post, Time, Newsweek, The Atlantic, Outside magazine) and Internet-based (e.g., Salon.com, Seed.com, Big Think, and Andrew Sullivan’s Daily Dish blog over a dozen times). He and his work have also appeared in many international newspapers (e.g., The Times of London, Toronto Globe and Mail, Israel’s Ha’aretz, The Sydney Morning Herald, SonntagsBlick) and television (U.S., Spain, Russia, Canada, Australia).
November 1st, 2012 By jaiya
Do you feel silly when you think about role playing? Have you always wanted to play a new role but have been afraid to share it with your lover? Love dressing up but want to take things a little further? Halloween is the perfect time to spice up your love life with a little role play. Join D.Love and I as we work together to communicate about what roles we would like to play and what roles we would like each other to play. This episode is a great workshop that allows you to follow along. We highly encourage you to watch it with your lover to help you uncover the magic of role playing.
October 21st, 2012 By jaiya
Sexual Health and Healing with Dr. Bob Marshall
I go on a field trip to Santa Monica to visit Dr. Bob Marshall both to help educate my audience on the importance of sexual health and also for personal reasons. Watch or tune in to see what Dr. Marshall has to say about Libido and how your cell phone could be causing some interference to your desire and pleasure. I ask Dr. Marshall to see if my pelvic floor injury from childbirth, which caused excrutiating pain postpartum, could also be affecting my health and why?. In this episode you will learn about herbs, diet, cleaning and more- all to improve your sex life! And stay tuned at the end where I get mud packed! This is only the beginning and will be an ongoing story...
October 10th, 2012 By jaiya
Lingerie- Does It Do A Sex Life Good?
I recently ventured to Las Vegas to the International Lingerie Show. I had to find out what the big deal is about Lingerie. Why is it such a huge industry? Why do women (and men) wear this stuff? And well, since I don't really own any of my own I thought it might be time to discover what made me feel sexiest. In the end I wanted to answer the biggest questions- Does Lingerie Enhance Our Sex Lives? Stay tuned for the end when I reveal it all with some of the sexiest stuff I've ever worn. D.Love is going to really be suprised when i get home and go from yoga clothes to some pretty sexy attire.
September 27th, 2012 By jaiya