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Her Sexual Space Podcast

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Her Sexual Space Podcast is a sex-positive space created to facilitate dialogues that promote wellness and empowers women's sexual health. Each season brings you unique weekly episodes that feature provocative dialogues integrating wellness strategies, sex -education, tools, and resources.

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Oct 19 2021
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After taking the summer off for loads of fun and adventures, your host Janice is back to deliver more pro-pleasure and sex-positive dialogues. Janice has also opened a private practice where she sees clients who are working to strengthen relationship skills and address sex-related concerns. Season two will continue with provocative dialogues on several themes; balance, pleasure, body care, women's reproductive health, healthy relationships, and sexual trauma. Look out for these episodes loading soon! Created by Janice Leonard, LPC Production by Vibez Productionz Music by Ronald Pikes Music
U up?- Friends With Benefits w/ Shamaree Brissett
Jun 7 2022
U up?- Friends With Benefits w/ Shamaree Brissett
In this bonus episode/ Summer Sprinkle, we are taking a dive and dissecting friends with benefits! Friends w/ Benefits is not an uncommon way to do relationships and meet sexual needs, yet there is still so much taboo around it. I have been reviewing studies around these relationship styles and invited an intimacy coach to discuss her observed trends on this subject.Shamaree Brissett is a Relationship & Intimacy Coach, specializing in empowering women to get the confidence and pleasure they deserve so that they no longer settle for a lack of satisfaction in relationships. Shamaree is also a Marriage & Family Therapist that has been providing counseling services for nearly a decade.She started Shamaree L.A.B. LLC (Relationship & Intimacy Coaching Services) in 2021, with the intention to serve more people because she believes that everyone deserves real confidence, relationship satisfaction, and unlimited orgasms. As a sexual assault survivor, a modern Black woman, and a therapist Shamaree combines her personal and professional experience to best serve her clients.Guest info-Website: Lehmiller, J. J., VanderDrift, L. E., & Kelly J. R. (2011). Sex differences in approaching friends with benefits relationships. The Journal of Sex Research, 48, 275-284.Lehmiller, J.J. (2017, November). Experiences with kink and group sex among friends with benefits and romantic partners. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, Atlanta, GA.Lehmiller, J. J., VanderDrift, L. E., & Kelly, J. R. (2014). Sexual communication, satisfaction, and condom use behavior in friends with benefits and romantic partners. Journal of Sex Research, 51(1), 74-85.Machia, L. V., Proulx, M. L., Ioerger, M., & Lehmiller, J. J. (2020). A longitudinal study of friends with benefits relationships. Personal Relationships, 27(1), 47-60. This episode is sponsored by Zencastr, my #1 podcast tool. They provide a crystal clear sound and gorgeous HD video. I love that it records separate audio and video tracks for the guests and me. Plus, there is a secured cloud backup, so you never lose your interviews. It is super easy to use, and there is nothing to download. My guests just click on the link, and we start recording. Go to  and get 30% off your first three months with a PRO account. Her Sexual Space is an independent podcast created and hosted by Janice Leonard. Produced by Vibez Productionz.
Working Through Sexual Trauma w/ Blanca Kleinfall
Mar 8 2022
Working Through Sexual Trauma w/ Blanca Kleinfall
TRIGGER WARNING:This episode is about working through sexual trauma, I have invited an experienced mental health clinician to share her work with clients who have experienced and are working through sexual assault trauma.  Blanca Kleinfall is a local therapist in the DFW area in Texas. Blanca's specialty areas are trauma-related issues involving: toxic/abusive relationships, grief/grieving, and sexual abuse. She provides a safe and authentic place for all people; men and women of color, the LGBTQ+ community.It is possible that some of the content mentioned in this episode could trigger you if you or someone you know have experienced this type of hurt. For immediate support please call the national support hotline of the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN)at 1.800.656.4673 or access their online chat hotline at  Guest info-Website:  This episode is sponsored by SimplePractice. Get your first $100 towards your first month of SimplePractice when you sign up for an account today. This exclusive offer is valid for new customers only. Go to to learn more.  Her Sexual Space is an independent podcast created and hosted by Janice Leonard. Produced by Vibez Productionz.
Let's Talk Pelvic Health w/ Dr.Stacy Sutton
Feb 22 2022
Let's Talk Pelvic Health w/ Dr.Stacy Sutton
In today's episode, we are discussing pelvic health and chatting with Dr. Sutton about her career and what women need to know about working with a pelvic health physical therapist. Stacy Sutton, PT, DPT, is a Licensed Physical Therapist (PT) in Texas and is the founder of Sutton Health Advocacy LLC in Plano, TX. She is a board-certified Women’s Health Clinical Specialist (WCS) through the American Physical Therapy Association. Dr. Stacy Sutton,began her journey towards becoming a physical therapist because she wanted to help other women who experience pain and discomfort find real solutions without feeling alone in their health journey. Her clinic, Sutton Health Advocacy, makes its mission to empower women to heal themselves.Dr. Sutton specializes in and has a passion for treating people with a variety of diagnoses including dyspareunia (pain with intercourse), pelvic floor dysfunction, pelvic pain, pelvic organ prolapse, pregnancy-related pain, postpartum pain, voiding dysfunction, pre-and post- mastectomy musculoskeletal pain, and those with osteoporosis.Her favorite part about being a women’s pelvic health physical therapist is the connections she builds with other women and that she gets to help them get their lives back when they are going through a difficult time. Guest info-Website: Breathing:  Floor Muscle Relaxation:   Reset:  Mobility #1:  Mobility #2:  This episode is sponsored by SimplePractice. Get your first $100 towards your first month of SimplePractice when you sign up for an account today. This exclusive offer is valid for new customers only. Go to to learn more.  Her Sexual Space is an independent podcast created and hosted by Janice Leonard. Produced by Vibez Productionz
Sex and Aging w/ Melinda Porter
Feb 8 2022
Sex and Aging w/ Melinda Porter
In this episode, we are talking about Sex and Aging with Melinda Porter. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and owner of MCP Counseling in Carrollton, Texas.  Melinda is an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist who provides services to couples, polycules, and individuals with diverse sexuality and expressions.  Melinda has also worked in the queer community since 2012. Working with children, teens, individuals, couples, and families to process sexuality and gender questions and/or transitioning. She provides safe space and education on the journey to congruency. Her goal is for her clients to find self-understanding and skills to be in the moment. Guest info-Melinda's Podcast:  Come As You Are by Emily Nagoski, She Comes First by Ian Kerner, and Mating in Captivity by Esther PerelThis episode is sponsored by SimplePractice. Get your first $100 towards your first month of SimplePractice when you sign up for an account today. This exclusive offer is valid for new customers only. Go to to learn more.  Her Sexual Space is an independent podcast created and hosted by Janice Leonard. Produced by Vibez Productionz.
Butt Stuff w/ Kelvin Pace
Jan 18 2022
Butt Stuff w/ Kelvin Pace
Kelvin Pace is back for another Bonus episode!! This episode is for our butt stuff enthusiasts. In this episode, we discuss how to have safe, pain-free, and pleasurable anal play and anal sex.  We discuss consent, communication, lubrication, relaxation, positions, toys, and aftercare.Kelvin Pace is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Sex Therapist.  Kelvin is the owner of KpaceCounseling, LLC where he serves clients in private practice in Alaska and Colorado.  He provides services to couples and individuals dealing with sexual or relationship issues that include low desire, anxiety surrounding sex, and infidelity. His current focus is on mindfulness-based interventions to manage sexual concerns and works with persons that are either in or looking to explore non-traditional relationship orientations that fall under the umbrella of consensual/ethical non-monogamy.Guest info-Website: Ultimate Guide To Anal Sex For Women by  Tristan Taormino
Somatic Sexology & Sex Work w/ Alex Foxx
Jan 11 2022
Somatic Sexology & Sex Work w/ Alex Foxx
Alex Foxx is a sensual scientist, contemporary courtesan, and sex educator - with a degree in psychology. She is certified in various somatic modalities such as sexological bodywork, mystical dance, massage therapy, tantra/Taoist feminine arts, and yoga. Alex's sex work affirmative approach draws on over a decade worth of industry insight to support erotically curious women to empower their everyday life through sensual embodiment and pleasure.In this episode, we explore her background and her sacred sensual work with erotically curious women who like to access  their own deep sensual expressions. Towards the end of this episode, we  engage in a breathwork exercise, a simple practice that can help stroke your sexual fire. Guest info-Website-  This episode is sponsored by SimplePractice. Get your first $100 towards your first month of SimplePractice when you sign up for an account today. This exclusive offer is valid for new customers only. Go to to learn more.  Her Sexual Space is an independent podcast created and hosted by Janice Leonard. Produced by Vibez Productionz.
Badassery w/ Shervana Francis
Jan 4 2022
Badassery w/ Shervana Francis
Today, we have a powerhouse and badass on the podcast. Shervana Francis is a Trauma-informed Trauma Recovery & Transformation Coach from Saint Lucia. She is the Founder/CEO & Visionary of Espoir Life & Learning Inc.,specializing in helping Caribbean women heal unresolved trauma from childhood, past relationships, increase their self-worth, confidence,  and radically transform their lives and relationships so they can truly own their power.In her practice, Shervana combines traditional therapy modalities with quantum embodiment practices (including breath work, somatic experiencing, energy alignment, and manifestation). Her trauma work takes on a psycho-somatic approach that focuses on feminine embodiment and empowerment with emphasis on healing relationship/attachment trauma, money trauma, and sexual trauma, and restoring self-love.She is sharing the story behind her coaching practice, observed trends amongst Caribbean women, her coaching process, programs, and challenges. Shervana is dropping truth bombs and gems in this entire episode. If you are on the journey of healing and transcending then this episode is for you!Guest info-Website-  This episode is sponsored by SimplePractice. Get your first $100 towards your first month of SimplePractice when you sign up for an account today. This exclusive offer is valid for new customers only. Go to to learn more.  Her Sexual Space is an independent podcast created and hosted by Janice Leonard. Produced by Vibez Productionz.
Birth & Postpartum Doula Services w/ Kris Bailey
Dec 28 2021
Birth & Postpartum Doula Services w/ Kris Bailey
Kris Bailey has 10  years of experience in childcare and 6 years in the  birth and postpartum wellness industry. She is the founder of Birth and Baby services LLC where she offers a well-rounded doula experience: birth doula, postpartum doula, attachment parent coach, childbirth educator, certified lactation counselor, and fertility advocate in training. At the core, Kris values evidence-based research, unbiased and non-judgmental support, and delivers in a calm and encouraging manner. In this episode, Kris chats with us  about the birth of her business, her engagement with families, and the many other ways she supports individuals.  Kris and Janice also get personal about their unique birth stories, sharing what went well and areas where women continue to need birth and postpartum support.Guest info-Kris BaileyWebsite- - -  This episode is sponsored by SimplePractice. Get your first $100 towards your first month of SimplePractice when you sign up for an account today. This exclusive offer is valid for new customers only. Go to to learn more.  Her Sexual Space is an independent podcast created and hosted by Janice Leonard. Produced by Vibez Productionz.
Ctrl Shift Balance w/ Shayla Peterson
Dec 21 2021
Ctrl Shift Balance w/ Shayla Peterson
Shayla is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who believes that emotional well-being and mental health is the key to having a healthy lifestyle. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, her clientele varies from adjusting to Life Transitions, Stress & Anxiety, Women's Issues, Burnout Prevention, Self-esteem, Communication, Assertiveness, Healing from Superwoman Syndrome, Personal Development, and desire to be Emotionally Healthy.  In the Fall of 2020, Shayla released HEY Sis, a 40-day journal of daily encouragement and self-reflection as a companion to work that she does with modern millennial women. In this episode, we discuss the balance model;B-  Boundaries with your timeA- Acknowledging our thoughts and feelingsL- Letting goA- Alignment with our values and what's important to usN- NoC- CompassionE- Embracing positivity and Gratitude mindset Guest info-Shayla Peterson, LCSW, LISW- CP (S)Website- - Sis, 40-day Journal for Daily Encouragement and Self Reflection-  This episode is sponsored by SimplePractice. Get your first $100 towards your first month of SimplePractice when you sign up for an account today. This exclusive offer is valid for new customers only. Go to to learn more.  Her Sexual Space is an independent podcast created and hosted by Janice Leonard. Produced by Vibez Productionz.
NeuroMovement & Pain Relief w/ Daria Robinson-Ernest
Dec 14 2021
NeuroMovement & Pain Relief w/ Daria Robinson-Ernest
In today's episode, we have another dynamic woman- Daria Robinson- Ernest. Daria is a NeuroMovement practitioner and Pain relief coach residing in St.Lucia. In her work, she helps women over the age of 45 continue to live youthful, pain-free, and energized naturally. She also works with children with special needs to live to their fullest potential.Guest info-Daria Robinson- ErnestWebsite- www.glowholisticexp.comInstagram- Group-  This episode is sponsored by SimplePractice. Get your first $100 towards your first month of SimplePractice when you sign up for an account today. This exclusive offer is valid for new customers only. Go to to learn more.  Her Sexual Space is an independent podcast created and hosted by Janice Leonard. Produced by Vibez Productionz.
What About Imposter Syndrome? w/ Briaina Webster
Dec 7 2021
What About Imposter Syndrome? w/ Briaina Webster
TEDx Speaker, Author, CEO, Personal Development Coach, and Game Changer! In this episode, we are unpacking the imposter syndrome. Ms. Webster is the co-founder of S.U.R.e Refinement, an organization designed to help young women create self-love, self-belief, and self-worth within themselves. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Rehabilitation Counseling with a minor in Psychology. Her life’s purpose is to inspire women to become the greatest version of themselves. In her upcoming book Make Tomorrow Proud of Today, she reassures the reader that we all have obstacles in life, but it’s how we respond to those obstacles that matter.Guest info-Briaina WebsterWebsite- Talks-  This episode is sponsored by SimplePractice. Get your first $100 towards your first month of SimplePractice when you sign up for an account today. This exclusive offer is valid for new customers only. Go to to learn more.  Her Sexual Space is an independent podcast created and hosted by Janice Leonard. Produced by Vibez Productionz.
Professional Cuddling for Black & Brown Bodies w/ Shayla Tumbling
Nov 30 2021
Professional Cuddling for Black & Brown Bodies w/ Shayla Tumbling
In this episode, I share a dialogue I had with Shayla D. Tumbling several months ago. Shayla is the co-creator of CuddleSage, a professional platonic cuddler, a mental health therapist, a sexuality & emotional empowerment coach, and a healing facilitator. Her work is empowerment-based, holistic, sex-positive, compassion-centered, and trauma-informed. You guessed right! Touch is one of my love languages.Shayla is here to talk with us about the missing piece in therapeutic landscapes- Touch! we dive deep into the science of touch, the effects of touch on our brain, cuddle basics, and the business of cuddling.Guest infoShayla D. Tumbling, co-creator of CuddleSage, a professional platonic cuddler, a mental health therapist, sexuality & emotional empowerment coach, and a healing facilitator.Website-  Her Sexual Space is an independent podcast created and hosted by Janice Leonard. Produced by Vibez Productionz.
Exploring Traditional Femininity w/ Audrey Augustave
Nov 23 2021
Exploring Traditional Femininity w/ Audrey Augustave
In episode 5,  we have a beautiful Haitian American clinician on the podcast. Audrey Augustave is the founder and owner of the UN-LOC'D, a podcast that focuses on mental health and identity-related topics through the Caribbean lens. Audrey describes herself as a traditional and post-modern woman. In our conversation we explore sexual development and traditional femininity (A conversation that we seldom have).  We thank Audrey for taking the time to explore this topic and sharing her personal experiences with our audience.Guest infoAudrey Augustave, Licensed Associate Counselor, Professor, Speaker, Writer, Podcast HostWebsite-  Her Sexual Space is an independent podcast created and hosted by Janice Leonard. Produced by Vibez Productionz.
Abandonment Wounds & Attachment Styles w/ Shawnessa Devonish
Nov 16 2021
Abandonment Wounds & Attachment Styles w/ Shawnessa Devonish
Today we have another amazing Afro-Caribbean clinician on the podcast! Shawnessa Devonish is a National Board Certified Counselor and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor located in Maryland, here to talk about abandonment trauma and attachment styles.Shawnessa and Janice engage in a transparent conversation about clinical processes and real-life experiences. She is breaking down attachment styles with examples to help you identify your own. If this is an area where you feel stuck, this episode is for you!Guest infoShawnessa Devonish, LCPC, NBCCWebsite-  Her Sexual Space is an independent podcast created and hosted by Janice Leonard. Produced by Vibez Productionz.
Vulva Care w/ Abiding Artistry
Nov 9 2021
Vulva Care w/ Abiding Artistry
In today's episode, I am sharing my esthetician Jazzlyn! She is the owner of Abiding Artistry here in Dallas and is followed on Instagram by women worldwide. In this conversation, Jazzyln talks to us about her business, her processes, and leaves care tips for vulva owners.Guest infoWebsite-www.abidingartistry.com Instagram- @abidingartistryYoutube-  Her Sexual Space is an independent podcast created and hosted by Janice Leonard. Produced by Vibez Productionz.
Military Relationships & Sex w/ Kasey King
Nov 2 2021
Military Relationships & Sex w/ Kasey King
In our second episode for the season, we chat with Kasey King. Kasey is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Relationship Coach. As a therapist, Kasey specializes in marriage, military families,childhood trauma and currently working towards a sex therapy certification. Kasey is a Navy Veteran, parent of 3, and wife of a United States Navy Servicemember. Kasey has a virtual private practice, Lavender Healing Center, which is based in Mississippi & Texas.She is an author of 5 Senses of Love: Relationship Workbook and Couple Conversation Cards. She also co-hosts her own podcast, Living in Love 24/7. She also is a board member of  Women Funding Women. Guest infoKasey King, LMFT and Relationship coachWebsite-   instagram.com/iamcoachkasey , instagram.com/lavenderhealingcenter Her Sexual Space is an independent podcast created and hosted by Janice Leonard. Produced by Vibez Productionz.
Pleasure Centered Life w/ Imani Huff
Oct 26 2021
Pleasure Centered Life w/ Imani Huff
Season 2 is here! and we are kicking it off with my girlfriend, Licensed Professional Counselor, and a badass go-getter- Imani Huff! We discuss the distorted view we have of strength and pleasure. Imani shares how this shows up in her work and provides simple ways to incorporate pleasure into our lives while remaining connected to our values. Imani shares her path to the life she has carefully created.Guest infoImani Huff, LPCWebsite-  Her Sexual Space is an independent podcast created and hosted by Janice Leonard. Produced by Vibez Productionz.
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Oct 19 2021
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After taking the summer off for loads of fun and adventures, your host Janice is back to deliver more pro-pleasure and sex-positive dialogues. Janice has also opened a private practice where she sees clients who are working to strengthen relationship skills and address sex-related concerns. Season two will continue with provocative dialogues on several themes; balance, pleasure, body care, women's reproductive health, healthy relationships, and sexual trauma. Look out for these episodes loading soon! Created by Janice Leonard, LPC Production by Vibez Productionz Music by Ronald Pikes Music
To Be A Lesbian w/ Victoria Pouncy
May 7 2021
To Be A Lesbian w/ Victoria Pouncy
In this final Bonus Episode, we are chatting with Victoria about her experiences as a black queer woman and of course, we Dive into pleasure.Check it out!
Self Care w/ Fiona Francis
May 4 2021
Self Care w/ Fiona Francis
In this final episode for this season, not only do we have another clinician of color, we have a #Caribbeangal! #Gramfam! Fiona Francis is here to chat with Janice about work-life integration and of course Self Care, including ways to preserve your sexual health! She is dropping gems this entire episode and sharing some of her favorite self-care practices.Fiona Francis is a mother, psychotherapist, entrepreneur, and advocate. She is the CEO of The therapeutic village, LLC, geared towards providing holistic psychotherapy and Village remedies, a wellness  company that provides all-natural products for optimal holistic health. If you're looking to strengthen your self-care and sex care practices then check out this episode. Guest info-Fiona FrancisEmail: ffrancis@thetherapeuticvillage.comInstagram:  Podcast Host info-Janice LeonardEmail: hersexualspace@gmail.comInstagram: @hersexualspacepodcastWebsite: www.hersexualspace.com Her Sexual Space is an independent podcast created and hosted by Janice Leonard. Produced by Vibez Productionz.