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episode 36: Reclaiming Desire After Assault - Julie Peters

Julie explains the steps to recovering desire, passion, and pleasure after her sexual assault.  Discuss how being catcalled and sexualized at age 11 informed her value in society, sexual harassment in the workplace, struggles with anorexia and a complex relationship with food, desire vs craving, being sexually assaulted by a trusted friend and how she learned to recovery through mindfulness, therapy, and yoga.  Paul and Julie discuss societal issues like the MeToo movement, toxic masculinity, incels, patriarchy stereotypes, and how the media portrays sexuality.  Her book is called "Want: 8 Steps to Recovering Desire, Passion, and Pleasure After Sexual Assault"

Julie's website is . I'll put the interview up on the front page. The Amazon link for the book is here: or if you want a shorter one. 

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 2019-09-06  1h53m