This interview on Relationship Geekery is hosted by sex positive educator Tristan Taormino of Sex Out Loud on her May 10, 2013 radio show.
Tristan writes: This Friday is our third interview from the CatalystCon series and the second time we talk with relationship geek Reid Mihalko. This time he brings along his creative collaborator, Cathy Vartuli aka The Intimacy Dojo. They discuss coaching, communicating, and why being relationship geeks can lead to better sex. Reid discusses how he’s improving people relationships by 10 and Cathy shares how she creates a place where people can learn, practice and play the art of intimacy.
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“People are holding themselves back by the stories they tell themselves.”
“People are exposed to over 300,000 messages a year saying fat is bad. Half of 10-year-old girls have started dieting. Society has picked fat as a scapegoat, like they have picked other groups as the scapegoat in the past.”
“Most people are shy and awkward.”
“We have so much stigma on our body, when we’re in bed we may not even be present. Be where you are, accept yourself, and CONNECT.”
“Find one area of your body that you don’t hate, and start there. Teach your Being that it isn’t bad to be connected to your body.”
“EFT Tapping helps us face the present NOW without all the stories from the past interfering.”
Cathy and Reid along with Rick co-created Breaking Out Of Your Shell. In this series, we’re focused on basic issues: feeling worthy, having a safe and powerful NO, and making rejection work FOR you rather than against you. So our conversation is PG-13 so to speak in this series. We invite you to learn more.
Reid Mihalko’s Relationship 10x free videos are an excellent resource for lover-types.