From 1 to Beyonce: How Sexually Confident are You?Today's guest is Dr. Tara Suwinyattichaiporn, a sexuality researcher and professor at California State University. Her line of research is all around sexual empowerment and, more specifically, sexual confidence. She even has her own TedTalk on how to enhance sexual confidence. In this episode, Dr. Tara and I discuss the idea of measuring swagger, how sexual communication relates to sexual satisfaction, and how you can work with your partner to achieve sexual satisfaction in your relationship.

Dr. Tara is a tenured professor of relational and sexual communication at California State University Fullerton, an award-winning researcher, a relationship coach at, and a podcast host at Luvbites by Dr. Tara. She recently gave a TEDx Talk titled "Become Sexually Powerful" that highlights her 5,000-participant study examining factors that predict sexual satisfaction, and her journey from a sexually anxious girl from Thailand to a sexually confident woman.

You are in for a treat with today's episode, as Dr. Tara shares lots of practical — and juicy — advice to increase your sexual confidence to Beyoncé standards.

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"It's not the sex. It's not the lack of confidence. It's you not believing that things can change." - Dr. Tara

Show Notes:

  • What it means to be sexually confident
  • How sexual communication relates to sexual satisfaction 
  • How to achieve sexual satisfaction in a relationship
  • Measuring swagger
  • How early interactions shape self-confidence
  • Instilling meaningful self-confidence in your children
  • How your past self informs your future 
  • The importance of a growth mindset
  • The spectrum of sex
  • Ways couples can sexually communicate
  • How to talk about sex with your partner
  • Ways to give feedback to your partner
  • The ethics of unsolicited dick pics
  • Important questions to ask your partner

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"Don't forget to check in with each other about how you're feeling sexually." - Dr. Tara