You Are Normal with Emily Nagoski

“You are normal; it is the world around you that’s broken” writes Emily Nagoski in her New York Times bestselling book, Come As You Are (The Surprising New Science that Will Transform Your Sex Life). Using a research, data-based approach to understanding female sexuality, Emily aims to help women embrace and celebrate their bodies and sexual response mechanisms in a world that urges them to judge and second-guess themselves. Her approach to women’s sexuality is a transformative pathway to better sex and wellbeing.

In our conversation, we discuss:

  • Breaks and accelerators;
  • The importance of context;
  • Loving our bodies;
  • How great sex happens.

This interview is a must-listen for men and women! Listen wherever you stream podcasts (Apple, Spotify, iHeart Radio) or check it out here:


Emily Nagoski is the award-winning author of the New York Times bestselling Come As You Are (now in its 2nd edition) and The Come As You Are Workbook, and coauthor, with her sister, Amelia, of New York Times bestseller Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle. She earned an M.S. in counseling and a Ph.D. in health behavior, both from Indiana University, with clinical and research training at the Kinsey Institute. Now she combines sex education and stress education to teach women to live with confidence and joy inside their bodies. She lives in Massachusetts with two dogs, a cat, and a cartoonist. Learn more at www.emilynagoski.com.


See you next time!



Kristen Manieri is certified as both a habits coach and a mindfulness teacher. She specializes in: stress reduction, energy management, mindset, resilience, habit formation, rest rituals, and self-care. As the host of the weekly 60 Mindful Minutes podcast, an Apple top 100 social science podcast, Kristen has interviewed over 100 authors and thought leaders about what it means to live a more conscious, connected, intentional and joyful life. Learn more at kristenmanieri.com/work-with-me.

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