Gender, Menopause, and Erogenous Zones Through the Eyes of a Sex Therapist with Dr. Shannon Chavez

Shannon Chavez

Dr. Shannon Chavez is a nationally recognized expert, therapist, and educator specializing in “all things sexuality” including help for men, women, and couples; the treatment of sexual disorders; sex education for conservative religious and cultural groups; sexual trauma and abuse; and compulsive behaviors surrounding love, romance, and sex.

She is a licensed clinical psychologist in California and Arizona and has a private practice in Los Angeles, California where she works with individuals and couples (both heterosexual and same-sex) to address sexual concerns and build sexual awareness through therapy, coaching, and education.

In This Conversation We Discuss:

  • New sex trends around gender and sexual identities.
  • How life post-menopause can be a woman’s golden sexual era.
  • Outercourse and how the ENTIRE body is an erogenous zone.

Quotes From This Episode:

  • “Sex isn’t just something you do, a behavior, an activity, it really is who we are.”
  • “100% of people will have sexual concerns. All of us, me, you, everyone, will have a sexual concern at some point in their life.”
  • “[Menopause] is not a time of endings, it’s a time of new beginnings. This is your Golden Era of sex. This is where you can have sex for pleasure, for play, joy. You can really focus on you.”
  • “You can penetrate an armpit if you are curious enough.”


About Sex the Podcast

Natalie Vartanian and Bob Schwenkler are business partners, friends, and creators of Sex the Podcast. They believe that you get to have all the mind blowing, time stopping, universe expanding sex that you want. Exactly how you want to have it. Sex the Podcast is an exploration and owning of our deepest desires. Click here to learn more about Natalie and Bob.

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