Sexually Speaking with Shannon
Sexually Speaking with Shannon

Sexually Speaking with Shannon

Shannon Hamaker



Sexual Health Educator & Relationship Coach, Shannon Hamaker has conversations surrounding all things Sexuality, Wellness, and Relationships! Guests will share insight on how to live your best intimate life by providing stories and knowledge surrounding sexuality.

Recent Episodes

Sexually Woke & Understanding Menopause with Dr. Susan
MAY 26, 2022
Sexually Woke & Understanding Menopause with Dr. Susan

I am so excited about my guest, Author, and award-winning gynecologist, Dr. Susan Hardwick-Smith! In this episode, she shares her insight and wisdom on how you can feel empowered to live your best life through the transition of menopause. 

Dr. Susan Hardwick-Smith is a Board-Certified Gynecologist specializing in women's midlife wellness, hormone optimization, and sexual wellness. She is the founder of Complete Midlife Wellness Center in Houston, TX, and the best-selling author of "Sexually Woke- Awaken the Secrets to Your Best Sex Life in Midlife and Beyond." She also hosts a popular podcast and YouTube show called "Empowering Midlife Wellness."

Dr. Susan is the recipient of the Texas Super Doctor award over a dozen times and a multiple-time recipient of H-Texas magazine's Top Doctor and Top Doctor for Women awards. She also has been chosen as one of Houston's "3 best rated" gynecologists for several consecutive years. Dr. Susan is also an ICF-certified life and leadership coach, multiple-time marathoner and Ironman triathlete, and mother of 3 teenage daughters. 

In this podcast episode:
01:00 - About Dr. Susan and focusing on menopause and perimenopause
04:00 - Dr. Susan’s journey 
10:00 - 7% of women are “sexually woke” and the common trends among them
12:00 - Be open to all possibilities and know yourself first; view your second half of life as a magical opportunity
15:00 - Attention and intention
19:00 - What is co-dependence?
25:00 - Choosing to be out of relationships and choosing a time for self-investigation
28:00 - What does perimenopause look like?
34:00 - Educating yourself about perimenopause and hormone therapy
40:00 - The best sex tip from Dr. Susan
42:00 - Sex is an active generosity

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44 MIN
Healing Erectile Dysfunction with Brooke Hazen
MAY 3, 2022
Healing Erectile Dysfunction with Brooke Hazen

Are you or a loved one suffering from erectile dysfunction? In this episode we have Brooke Hazen, author of You Are Not Broken who shares his wisdom on the causes of erectile dysfunction and how to heal the devastating effects without relying on medication. 

Brooke Hazen is an organic farmer, life-long athlete, physical coach, and a health and fitness enthusiast. A Southern California native, Brooke grew up loving the ocean and the natural world. His affinity for the land, healthy living, and natural foods led him to study Agriculture at Humboldt State. In 2001, Brooke realized his vision to grow nutritious, organic, farm-to-table foods under his own brand when he purchased 88 acres of pastureland in the beautiful Northern California farming region of Sebastopol. He now cultivates apples, citrus, medicinal herbs, and high polyphenol olives. Walking the rows each day, he meticulously hand-tends his orchards and presses award-winning Extra Virgin Olive Oil on his West Sonoma County farm and olive mill, Gold Ridge Organic Farms.

Now an author, You Are Not Broken: A Holistic Guide for Men and Women to Heal the Pathways of Sexual Dysfunction and Restore Relational Harmony Together is his first book.

In this episode:

03:00 - Brooke’s story on coping and fixing his erectile dysfunction

06:30 - Stillness and letting go of addictions, and how they helped Brooke with his erectile dysfunction

08:00 - Getting led to a website through the will of God

10:15 - Porn-induced erectile dysfunction

16:30 - The book - Dopamine Nation

19:00 - How do you support your partner if they have a porn addiction?

21:30 - Easy solutions for porn addiction

23:30 - Mating behavior and bonding behavior

26:30 - Using bonding behaviors to satisfy urges because of addiction

32:30 - Having a plant-based diet to heal addictions

37:30 - Cardiovascular disease and erectile dysfunction

39:30 - Western medicine is misdiagnosing erectile dysfunction

41:00 - Brooke Hazen’s book - You Are Not Broken

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46 MIN
Why Sex Ed is important with Tory Mills
APR 27, 2022
Why Sex Ed is important with Tory Mills

Not sure what to say to your kids about s3x?! You aren’t alone! Today we have Tory Mills here to talk about the importance of sex ed in schools and what parents can do at home to support a future healthy relationship for their children. 

Tory Mills is currently the Director of Community Engagement for Planned Parenthood of Tennessee & North Mississippi here in Knoxville. In her 10 years with Planned Parenthood, she has provided comprehensive sexuality education to hundreds of young people, parents, and professionals in East Tennessee, and for the last few years, she has focused her energy on organizing communities for reproductive freedom and training new organizers. She is a proud, life-long Tennessean who is dedicated to building equitable communities in our state that value sexual health & education. 

Tory is about to embark on a new career journey at the end of April which is yet to be determined, but for now will involve spending quality time in the mountains, making all those recipes which have been open for at least 6 months in her internet browser, finishing 23 half-completed home projects, a trip to Dollywood, and continuing social justice work in a volunteer capacity. She spends most of her time these days in newlywed bliss with her husband, Derek, and two cute mutts, Daisy & Ella.

In this podcast episode:

03:30 - Who is Tory Mills and how did she get into sex ed?

11:00 - Talking about values in sex ed

14:00 - Should schools teach sex ed?

18:00 - The usual age young people have sex

24:00 - How do parents handle sex ed with their children?

28:00 - Websites and books for sex ed


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34 MIN