Today’s conversation is a deep one about epic sex with Layla Martin (pun intended…I couldn’t help myself!).
Called “The Headmistress of Pleasure” by Women’s Health Magazine, Layla spent years studying sexuality at both Stanford University & in the jungles of Asia with Tantric masters. We explored all the things in this chat; from sensuality, play and energetic fullness; to different types of orgasms, better understanding female anatomy, and sexual shame. We discussed topics related to shame and all the emotions and triggers surrounding sex. Within this same discussion, Layla and I also explored how our bodies are designed to heal and how sex is not just a pleasure path but a healing one as well. Listen to this one a few times, especially if any of these threads strike a cord for you and of course, let me know what you think!
About Layla Martin
Layla Martin is the golden standard of holistic sexuality of the millennial generation — teaching highly intelligent, successful and conscious audiences how to have epic sex and totally incredible relationships through a new approach to the body and intimacy. Her mission is healing and evolving people’s conceptions of what sex and relationships truly are.
How Layla became an expert on Epic Sex
Layla studied human sexuality at Stanford University and then moved to Asia where she worked extensively with Tantric masters for over seven years, mostly in the jungle. All in all, she’s done over ten thousand hours of training in Tantra and sacred sexuality. Because of this training, her approach is to take this deep wisdom, which is often overlooked because it is cloaked in overly hippy or new-agey language and design, and make it highly accessible to young, modern, amazing people. She does this by making it entertaining and super fun.
Moreover, she brings her knowledge of ancient teachings, seven years of extensive work with Tantric masters in Asia, and combines her foundational education studying human sexuality at Stanford University to hundreds of thousands of people who are suffering from an approach to sex and relationships that has been shaped by hundreds and even thousands of years of old religious and social taboos around these topics that are no longer fully relevant to modern society. Yet, they still play a large role in influencing how we approach love, sex and relationships.
Notes from Episode 157 of the Embodied Podcast with Elizabeth DiAlto
Sex education for adults
Why cervical orgasms are Layla’s favorite
How to navigate crying during sex from both partners’ perspectives
Sexual shame for men and women
In this interview with Layla Martin on Epic Sex
- [4:11] The different types of orgasms
- [7:30] Understanding tantra and a viewpoint on haters
- [18:21] Layla’s programs in the Tantric Institute and the social structure of men’s desire
- [28:15] The integration of left and right brain
- [35:54] The pleasure potential of the cervix and emotional support during sex
- [47:24] Rediscovering sexual play
Resources for Epic Sex
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About the Embodied Podcast with Elizabeth DiAlto
Since 2013 I’ve been developing a body of work that helps women embody self-love, healing, and wholeness. We do this by focusing on the four levels of consciousness – physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual.
In practical terms, this looks like exploring tools and practices to help you tune into the deep wisdom of the body and the knowing of the heart, which I believe are gateways to our souls. Then we cultivate a new relationship with our minds that allows the mind to serve this wisdom and knowledge and soul connection, rather than override it, which is what many of us were taught.
The show runs in seasons now and this season we’re focusing on my EMBODIED Self Love Framework.
We’ll be looking at Self Awareness, Self Knowledge, Self Acceptance, Self Trust, and Self Respect – with a bonus episode on Boundaries as well.
If you’ve been doing self-help or spiritual development work for a while, these are the types of foundational things that often people overlook in pursuit of fancier concepts that often aren’t practical or sustainable. Here, we will focus on building these strong foundations so you can honestly and thoroughly embody self-love. If you’re feeling it, subscribe to the show, and leave us a review wherever you listen from. You can also keep up with show updates and community discussions on Instagram here.