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Sluts & Scholars is one of Cosmopolitan's "Hot Podcasts to Listen To." Nicoletta Heidegger is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#110256) and Sexologist. She chats with folks from across sexuality, kink, and professional spectrums about desire, pleasure, shame, stigma and (of course) bodily functions. 

Combining irreverence and expertise, on the docket is anything remotely related to sexual, reproductive and bodily autonomy; from the indigenous menstrual practices of the Hupa Valley tribe, to beauty confidence advice from Dita von Teese,  anal sex pro tips from Jessica Drake, and Cyberstalking with Amber Heard. Join these slutty scholars as they help to make your sex smarter, and your smarts sexier. 

Oct 4, 2023

This week I am joined By Noa Fleischacker. Noa is the Executive Director of Tight Lipped, a storytelling and advocacy organization by and for people with chronic vulvovaginal and pelvic pain conditions. Tight Lipped was born out of Noa’s personal experience navigating the healthcare system with pelvic floor dysfunction.

We talk about types of pelvic pain, what it is like to live with pelvic pain, medical gaslighting, and the struggles with receiving care in our medical system.

 Remember, sex should only hurt if you want it to! 


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Past episodes on pelvic pain:

-        99 Endometriosis: The Invisible Disease with Dr. Shannon Chavez 

-       101 Is a "Tight" Vagina a Thing? Pelvic Pain with Kayna Cassard

-      148 The Pelvic Whisperer with Dr. Sherine Aubert, PT, DPT, PRPC

-      212 Sexual Functioning with Dr. Lisa Valle


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Sluts and Scholars is a podcast produced by Sluts & Scholars Media, LLC. It is a shame free educational podcast made for your entertainment and informational desires only. The podcast, any opinions we share, and any resources including social media and emails from us are not therapy, medical care or professional advice and do not create a patient-client relationship. None of the information, opinions, suggestions, resources or exercises mentioned in this podcast should be used without clearance from your health care provider. All opinions, information and ideas expressed by the guests are solely their own. If you need emergency mental health or medical help, please call 911 or 988 or go to your nearest emergency center. We hope you enjoy the show.