My name is Natasha and I am a sexually empowered, alive, and orgasmic woman. I discovered this about myself when I started exploring the stories of my past that shaped the woman I am now. The parts of myself are like spokes on a wheel with my stories at the center. There are spokes for sexual, physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual stories with each one being important in giving the wheel strength. Each of them played a part in my beliefs around sex, pleasure, shame and my resulting relationship with those things.
While reading and researching, I came upon the work of famous, sex positive feminist Betty Dodson. Her work resonated deeply with me and I knew that I had found my calling. Doors opened for me when I joined her very first group of women training as Bodysex leaders. Bodysex comes from the words body image and sexuality.
Through Betty’s work I learned that intimacy and pleasure with ourselves is necessary in order to build intimate relationships with others and for living a vital and fulfilling life. As Betty writes in her book Sex For One,
“Sexual energy is not only the life force that creates the next generation, but it is also the source of our creativity. Each orgasm can be a precious moment of joy, a prayer of thanks for being alive. As we awaken our bodies through the senses, we awaken our minds to the knowledge that we are all related and connected to every living thing on the planet and throughout the vast universe.” (pg. 125)
I am now the first certified Bodysex facilitator in Canada and will be leading my first workshop of this kind in May. I invite you to journey with me in discovering your own stories, passions and orgasmic potential. Together we will find new and more effective ways to explore and accept our bodies while enhancing our pleasure.