Sex.Love.Power.: The intimacy podcast for powerful women & those who love them

Sex.Love.Power.: The intimacy podcast for powerful women & those who love them

If you're like many ambitious women, you have big visions and deep desires for every area of your life. But if your RELATIONSHIP vision seems elusive, if you find yourself feeling frustrated, disappointed, and wondering “Is it me? Is it you? Or are passion and desire just doomed to fade over years together?” you’re not alone. But here’s the good news: You are not the problem, your partner is not the problem, and you CAN have the relationship you envision! Creating the love and sex you want simply requires a new mindset and practicing a few key skills and habits. Welcome to Sex. Love. Power. This is the only intimacy podcast devoted to helping powerful women create deeply satisfying love & sex in committed long-term relationships. I'm your host Michele Lisenbury Christensen. I've been helping high-profile couples create what they desire in love and sex for more than twenty-four years, and I’ve been through my share of joys and pains in my own twenty-plus year marriage to Kurt. Now, I’m here to help you get more peace, more connection, and more passion in your days and nights, so you’ve got the energy and attention left over to be the change you wish to see in the wider world. Everything you want in love and sex starts with YOU, and it starts right now. Let’s reignite your spark!

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April 22, 2021 30 min

If you’re realizing your partner isn’t showing up with the capacity for the love or sex or vibrancy you want, deserve, and need

If you have been asking for what you need and they maybe make some moves toward it and then take steps backward and you find yourself asking, “Am I an idiot for staying when I’ve made it clear what I need and my partner doesn’t seem to be changing?”

If you long for a depth of love and sex that you wonder if ...

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If you’ve found yourself feeling not-so-into sex - like you yourself never have the urge, and like even when your partner initiates, you’re not interested… but you wish you were, this episode is for you.  


And if you’re the partner who does want to have sex, whether you try to initiate or you’ve heard “huh-uh” so many times you’re too discouraged to ask again… We need to have this conversation.  


And I want you to know that even thou...

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April 8, 2021 13 min
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April 1, 2021 30 min

If you have a male partner who avoids sex or gets stuck in his head sometimes during sex or about sex, this episode is for you.  

If you or your partner struggle with what the industry tends to call “sexual dysfunction” - which is so pejorative - I do not like any of the medical terms at all - from erections that don’t start or that don’t stay, to ejaculating before you’d like to, not ejaculation when you’d expect to… This episode i...

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March 25, 2021 23 min

We’re diving deep into how patriarchy gets into our relationships and messes with both partners, regardless of what gender everyone is.  This episode is a response to a beautiful letter from a listener.  I look forward to hearing your experiences.  What is the role of male privilege in your relationship?  How does psychological patriarchy affect the intimacy and aliveness in your relationship?  Listen in to hear how I define these ...

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March 18, 2021 23 min

If you’re a woman and you feel like you’re always “on”, always have to be handling projects, tasks, and other people’s feelings and needs…. And you just crave to let down, lay back, and have someone else handle it all for YOU now and then… and handle you really well in bed, to boot… This episode is for you.

Or if you love a woman who seems demanding, take-charge, always “on” and seldom satisfied, and you sometimes wonder how you cou...

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This episode is your peek behind the scenes of the first six months of Sex. Love. Power. 

My last episode was Episode 26.  I didn't realize until after I had recorded it that that means I've been doing this for half a year. And I was talking with a friend about it and she said, "I want to hear all about that. I want to hear about your process. I want to hear what you've learned.  And I don't even know how you set...

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March 4, 2021 30 min
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If you or your partner is nice, nice, nice, almost toooo nice… and then periodically explodes with out-of-the-blue anger, this episode is for you.  

Or if the person doesn’t ever explode, but there’s a way their nice-nice-niceness doesn’t feel quite authentic, or seems forced… We’re going to talk about that, too.

The dynamics we’re discussing today … I get it.  You’re not alone!  AND today’s episode will help, because I’m breakin’ it...

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February 18, 2021 20 min

In this episode, we're having the conversation we need to have about the four keys to creating more of the heat and connection you want and the single practice I use to help couples expand all four things in their relationship, and in so doing, create the love and sex they really deserve.


If you've had a hard time initiating sex, or taking your partner up on their invitations, when they ask in the way they ask, even though y...

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February 11, 2021 17 min

If you want something different in the bedroom but don’t know how to bring it up...  

If you have a hard time wrapping your mouth around any of the words for sex acts or body parts...

If your partner has been uncomfortable with you talking about the sex you two have or don’t have...

This episode is for you.  

We NEED to have this conversation about conversations about sex - how meta is that? - because in our puritanical-yet-sex-saturat...

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February 4, 2021 29 min

Conversations that go sideways are almost always ill-fated before they even begin.  And the majority of those we could pretty easily predict will go badly do so because of one common factor:  POOR TIMING.  One of you was not ready to have THAT conversation right THEN.  And nobody asked about this.  Or they did ask whether it was a good time, but they didn’t like the answer, so they went ahead anyway!  I’ve been guilty of that, myse...

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Couples with really GREAT - not just GOOD - marriages do things differently.  This episode - the second in a two-part series - shares the 12 keys my clients with Legacy Love marriages have taught me.  These are the keys to a love and a passion that gets deeper, hotter, and sweeter every year, and leaves behind a legacy that outlasts you both. 

Get the full show notes and more information here:  http://www.lisenbury.com/episode/021


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In today's episode, I'm going to break down exactly why my most successful clients, career-wise, are also the most successful in love and sex. I'll tell you the whole story of how it came to be that I was the sought after relationship coach for executives and founders, starting when I still had a whole lot to learn about love and sex myself.

I took kind of a strange path to becoming a relationship mentor for high-perform...

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January 7, 2021 14 min

If you’re like my clients, you’re ambitious in every area of your life, and your marriage is no exception.  That said, and as much as the hashtag “couple goals” is a running joke we often make when we think “wouldn’t it be great to be like THOSE TWO” - actually setting goals TOGETHER for how you’re going to make your relationship great is not a particularly common practice.  

I’m on a mission to help as many couples as I can to lear...

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December 19, 2020 24 min

When you want to really show your partner your love and feel appreciated in turn… You need to hit a homer with your gift or experience.  But how?  So many men, in particular, tell me their partners are hard to please or that gifts and holidays feel like no-win situations.   This is supposed to be a season of joy, and this episode will help you create that.


In this episode:

  • Why gift giving is so frustrating
  • Discover the top 2 reasons g...
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    December 16, 2020 29 min

    During the holiday season, our most heartfelt visions  and  highest  hopes can be dashed against the reality of others’ engagement level and appreciation level… This episode is designed to help you plan together for  a beautiful holiday season that meets each partner’s needs.  


    This episode spills:

  • The secret of stress free holiday planning
  • How to collaborate with your partner to create the perfect unified celebration  
  • The joyful way ...
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    December 3, 2020 20 min

    If a man is a good guy, that actually INCREASES his chances of having problems in the bedroom.  Why?  Many caring, sensitive, emotionally open men are good friends, partners, and parents… and when it comes to s€x with their wives… They shrink, fizzle, or need things Just. So. or they can’t be there.  In today’s episode, I’ll  talk about why it’s such a confusing time to be  a good  man, how our culture messes with men’s heads aroun...

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    November 26, 2020 23 min

    Holidays.   Holy Daze!  This time of year,  more than others, many  people indulge and over-indulge.  The effect on our relationships of drinking, eating, spending, using pot, and other “escape hatches” can be intensely negative, but also hard to pinpoint.  In this episode, I’m getting specific about the damage my food addiction did in my life & marriage and giving you tools to address any compulsions or addictions you identify...

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    November 19, 2020 21 min

    “How  can I talk  to  my (aunt/brother-in-law/husband/neighbor) whose views on social  justice/race/health care/women’s rights/LGBTQIA rights  are so very different from mine and  I want to shout?”  In honor of the impending holiday season, todays episode distills some what I’ve observed about how friends - mostly female or nonbinary - deal with ME in my ignorance about privilege around gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, e...

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