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April 19, 2024

Is This Normal

with podcast guest

Dr. Jolene Brighten


Dr. Jolene Brighten is a hormone expert, nutrition scientist, and thought leader in women’s medicine. She is board certified in naturopathic endocrinology and trained in clinical sexology. Dr. Brighten is the author of Is This Normal, a non-judgemental guide to creating hormone balance, eliminating unwanted symptoms, and building the sexual desire you crave. A fierce patient advocate dedicated to uncovering the root cause of hormonal imbalances, Dr. Brighten empowers women worldwide to take control of their health and hormones through her website and social media channels. Dr. Brighten is an international speaker, clinical educator, and medical advisor within the tech community.

Throughout our conversation, we explore some of the fundamental questions about female anatomy and libido that often go unanswered. From understanding the difference between the vagina and the vulva to debunking common myths about masturbation and orgasms, Dr. Brighten sheds light on topics that are crucial for every woman’s health and well-being.

We dig deep into sex drive, what’s normal and what’s not, why some women have higher sex drives than others, whether women just generally have a lower sex drive than men, how our cycles affect our sex drives, and how we can improve low libido. Enjoy the episode!


  • Distinguishing between the vagina and the vulva
  • Why you don’t need to clean your vagina
  • The lack of accurate sex education and the stigma around female anatomy
  • Why many medical professionals are not adequately trained in female anatomy
  • The intentional removal of the clitoris from medical textbooks
  • Recognizing that pleasure is a critical part of the human experience
  • When to be concerned (or not) about your libido
  • Responsive versus spontaneous desire
  • How your hormones influence your sex drive
  • Insulin resistance, blood sugar dysregulation, and your sexual health
  • Misconceptions about women’s sex drives
  • How the seasons of life can affect your libido
  • Debunking myths about masturbation
  • Why self-love is so important


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Stasha Washburn, The Period Coach, is the founder of Period Coaching School, international speaker, author of The Revolution Will Be Bloody and Bloody Brilliant Business,

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