Gigi Engle, ACS, CSE, CSC, is an award-winning feminist author, certified sex coach, sexologist, and sex educator.
As a sexual wellness expert with Lifestyle Condoms, she promotes and teaches about pleasure-based sex education, masturbation, and safer sex practices.
Gigi’s work regularly appears in many publications including Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Elle Magazine, Teen Vogue, Glamour and Women's Health. Her articles have been shared over 50 million times, with her top posts reaching over 150 million shares. In 2019, Gigi was named Journalist of The Year at the Sexual Freedom Awards.
What we Talked About
Gigi Engle, ACS, CSE, CSC, is an award-winning feminist author, certified sex coach, sexologist, and sex educator and is now in school to be a sex therapist.
Gigi wrote a book called All the Fucking Mistakes…essentially trying to give women a friend/cousin/sister to walk with and learn about sex love and life. We get to hear about what things have surprised her on her journey through writing.
Hot take: When we have felt powerless, regardless of what has happened in our life, we will experiment with different ways to get any kind of power back.
Why is it important to have that “big sister” to help you understand your body and sex? It’s really important for people to have someone that they can go to and talk to about sexuality in a comfortable and positive space.
Parents have been given no map to work with in regards to talking to their kids about anything related to sex and sexuality. There is a lot of pressure, fear, and discomfort around the subject in our culture.
There’s some risk to being the person who steps outside of cultural expectations, and speaks up to encourage others to do the same. What have been the risks you've faced? How has it changed who stays in your circles?
Erika and Gigi swap stories about their experiences from growing up with American society’s lackluster idea of sex education to how they each handle interactions with people out in the world as specialists in sexuality.
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