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Orgasm Prescriptions & Self-Love with Dr Andrea Pennington, Integrative Physician, Acupuncturist, Meditation Teacher, and Sex Educator

Dr Andrea Pennington, an integrative physician, acupuncturist, meditation teacher, and sex educator, joins The Orgasmic Lifestyle Podcast by Venus O’Hara. They discuss her book, “The Real Self Love Handbook,” resiliency, personal empowerment, and hormone replacement therapy.

Key facts

 

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Key takeaways

Dr. Pennington’s work and passion (0:27:57)

Andrea is trained as an integrative physician and acupuncturist that specializes in trauma recovery, addiction, and age management. She is also an educator who utilizes documentary style films, books, and internet programs to share her knowledge.“I’m doing a lot in the world of recovery, resilience, self-love, medicine, and the media”.

“I created the five-step process for myself” (1:55:39)

Andrea admits that the inspiration behind her book “The Real Self Love Handbook: A Proven 5-Step Process to Liberate Your Authentic Self, Build Resilience and Live an Epic Life” came from her experience with depression and anxiety. She recovered from depression and found real self-love, which led Andrea to later write this book to share her resources, tips, and practices with her clients.

“The Orgasm Prescription for Women” (15:07:27)

Dr. Pennington states that an orgasm happens in the brain and that women who don’t experience them are generally capable of it. To help women experience sexual fulfillment and orgasm she wrote the book “The Orgasm Prescription for Women: 21-days to Heightened Pleasure, Deeper Intimacy and Orgasmic Bliss.” In this book, Andrea details a twenty-one-day program, meditations, and daily rituals that can improve a woman’s sexual life.

Is it possible to live a satisfying sex life without going on hormone replacement therapy? (21:16.59)

Dr. Pennington’s answer is yes! She details that HRT or hormone replacement therapy are good solutions for women in perimenopausal, menopausal, and post-menopausal phases. These therapies help women deal with some of the symptoms that come along such as vaginal dryness, vaginal atrophy, hot sweats, and poor sleep. For those who don’t want to be on HRT, Dr. Pennington highlights the need to communicate with your partner and even suggests using various sex toys.

How did the pandemic affect Andrea’s approach to self-love and self-care? (28:20:46)

Andrea admits that she is an ambivert and that she went through the pandemic well. She continued her self-care regimen with fitness and eating healthy, and she came up with more recipes.

 

Do you have a phrase or an affirmation, a quote, or a philosophy you live by? 

“I am lovable just as I am”.

 

What is the book that changed your life?

 

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Quotes

  • “I kept teaching my clients the five-step process so that they could do it anywhere. That, along with the attunement meditation, is what is in that book, and it’s been helping thousands of people around the world do therapy on their own”.
  • “What I do in the book, work with clients and in all of my programs, is empowering them. We cannot change the past, but we can change the story that we tell ourselves about the past. By doing meditation, for example, you can access the content in the subconscious mind. And when you do some of these journaling exercises from the book, you can start to rewrite your narrative”.

 

 

 

 

 

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