Unprepared for perimenopause? (Same!) Felt misunderstood or alone during it all? (Yup.) Feel too young for this? (Me, too!) So I'm on a quest with my friends (and my aloof vagina) to understand what other "surprises" to expect AND to get a handle on all this midlife stuff, from sex & relationships to the weird stuff happening to our bodies. (The stuff nobody wants to talk about.) Warning: Like to laugh and sometimes pee your pants when you do? This podcast was designed to serve you. Grab leakage protection & join us for some fun.
Choosing joy can be a practice. And in this Season 1 Bonus episode, Martha was a guest on the Navigating Joy Together podcast.
In this conversation, Martha and pod host Lauren talk about:
Martha shares the toll unexpected caregiving responsibilities have taken on the show and reveals the plan for going forward.
Bonus episodes are on their way. And Season 2 episodes will begin showing up at the end of the summer.
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My Aloof Vagina will remain active o...
Martha is joined again by Deanna Boyd, Make Up Artist & Photographer, and they discuss the different paths. To HRT or Not to HRT?
What is the outlook and perspective of a woman who has decided to manage all this “naturally” - without HRT and or even herbal HRT alternatives?
How might someone end up on the HRT path in her early 50s?
Which lifestyle change might you feel compelled to make during perime...
Martha is joined by her friend Deanna Boyd, a longtime make-up artist and photographer who, through her work & her brand, encourages women to embrace their unique look.
Unfiltered and Evolving Beauty
In this conversation recorded before the podcast even launched, they compare notes on aging and discuss:
Dr. Wendy Chorny is back after What Happens to Our Vaginas As They Age & What Does Estrogen Have To Do With It?
Martha talks with the informative & entertaining Dr. Wendy Chorny about the aging vagina, what that means, why it happens & how you can sustain the hydration & health of those delicate tissues, and:
In this episode, Martha is joined by her friend Certified Sex Educator Ducky DooLittle.
They explore important health issues:
In this Bonus Episode from the Galentine's Day Livestream - the day before Valentine's - or V-day - for VAGINA which was the official launch day of My Aloof Vagina - Martha is joined by Tara, a kink coach she's known for almost 20 years, to celebrate the long-awaited launch of this way overdue podcast.
Tara, a favorite guest from episode 2, returned to talk about the ways our desires and experiences change a...
Martha & Sally talk about the collection of changes that made Sally realize she was in perimenopause, even as her doctors continued to claim that her hormones “looked fine” and they didn’t “think” she was in it yet.
Martha is joined by her friend Kristen who shares a back-to-back series of alarming symptoms she had.
Martha's friend "Jen" joins her to talk about things she's learned about sex with men as they age. “Jen” blew Martha's mind last fall with her insights about sex with guys after they're 50.
That led to this recorded conversation revisiting the revelations and exploring what may be driving the changes we’re noticing in our sexual encounters in the over-50 dating world.
What’s the deal...
In this NSFM* ladies-only episode, Martha's friend returns to talk about midlife issues that are top of mind.
This shorter episode contains just one side of the conversation about flooding periods during perimenopause, IUDs and IUD removal, and how progesterone is often the first HRT intervention suggested and the first "needed" (by those who choose to go that route)
What are some doctors using to manage peri...
Warning: NSFM* What it’s like to wait for “the menopause symptoms” to show up & then have your “big sign” be your period shifting a little at 55 and just *poof* ending in a span of less than 3 months?
Oh. AND mood swings? JUST crazy mood swings!
Martha visits her friend Dr. K who's moved to Arizona and found the desert energy has led to an influx of interested men in her life.
This Part 1 episode from their conversation touches on dating in your 50s, learning to trust your instincts, and provides a sneak peek into how massage "Happy Endings" work.
This felt like inner-sanctum dude intel and Martha and Dr. K report back breathlessly (and s...
Martha recalls a harrowing incident with a dangerously full bladder in the cockpit of a tiny plane mid flight.
And she and her friends drive themselves to distraction about their over-50 bladder habits & the "easy-peasy" procedure that helped their friend KK with her stress incontinence.
Imaginations run wild with the idea that you could go in for a full tune up!
Get Bulkamid injections, some B...
Martha talks to her friend Tara, with whom she was a "sex-toy lady" about 20 years ago. They discuss how many of "the ladies" evolved into sex educators and some, like Tara, went on to work more seriously as sexologists later.
Tara spills some tea about the life of a dominatrix, fetish parties, and how sex changes as we age. And, with her help, Martha has an epiphany about her journey with (and worries ...
Martha explains why she is talking PUBLICLY (!!) about perimenopause symptoms and a "malfunctioning" vagina.
"A midlife hookup surprised me! Nobody warned me to expect THAT at this age. The first thing I did when my vagina let me down was start talking to my friends about it. And, just as important, LAUGHING about it.
My lackadaisical labia and clitoris was my 'Canary in the Coal Mine,' ...
Martha & a longtime friend got silly talking about:
Sight gags in expanded YouTube version on the MAVPod channel.
Note: Editing was tough due to having to remove my guest 🤦🏼♀️, mic issues & excessive laughter.
NIH Study of treatments
ABC Australia on "Use it or Lose it" hysteria
"McCartney: A Life in Lyrics" offers listeners the opportunity to sit in on conversations between Paul McCartney and poet Paul Muldoon dissecting the people, experiences, and art that inspired McCartney’s songwriting. These conversations were held during the past several years as the two collaborated on the best selling book, “The Lyrics: 1965 to Present.” Over two seasons and 24 episodes of “McCartney: A Life in Lyrics”, you’ll hear a combination master class, memoir, and improvised journey with one of the most beloved figures in popular music. Each episode focuses on one song from McCartney’s iconic catalog – spanning early Beatles through his solo work. Season 1 premieres on October 4th. “McCartney: A Life in Lyrics” is a co-production between iHeart Media, MPL and Pushkin Industries. Cover Portrait © 1967 Paul McCartney / Photographer: Linda McCartney
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