American Sex Podcast Episode 78: Emotional Healing with Zoe Ligon

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Popular social media sex educator Zoë Ligon — aka thongria — discusses everything from authenticity and emotional incest to reconciling feminism and BDSM.

On episode 78 we speak with Zoë Ligon of the SuperDeluxe web series, Sex Stuff, and owner of Spectrum Boutique. She tells us about the larger forces in her life that affect her relationships, identity, and sexuality — namely, healing from childhood trauma after the death of her father. Some of what we touch on: emotional incest, covert sexual assault, PTSD, loving someone that hurts you, identifying and recovering from subtle recurring abuse, rehabilitating vs. excommunicating abusers, shedding the performative parts of ourselves, consent & abuse, reconciling feminism and BDSM, therapeutic kink and more.


Guest Bio


Zoë Ligon is a Detroit-based sex educator, journalist, and artist who is also the proprietor of progressive online sex toy emporium, Spectrum Boutique, where she has made it her life’s work to blast away the stigmas and misinformation that prevent us from having the amazing sex we all deserve. Zoë has a background in social psychology, harm reduction, and inclusive pleasure-focused sex education.


Sunny Megatron

Sunny Megatron is a sexuality educator, sex & relationship writer, media personality, YouTuber, and sex toy expert. She's also the host and utive producer of the Showtime original television series, SEX with Sunny Megatron plus hosts the hit American Sex Podcast. Named one of the 6 most Savvy sexologists in North America, her work has been featured in Cosmo, Playboy, Jezebel, Buzzfeed, CNN, Refinery29, Playgirl Magazine, and more. She's a three-time XBIZ Sexpert of the Year nominee and has received numerous awards for her sexuality blog including Kinkly's #1 Sex Blogging Superhero of 2017. Sunny's passion is helping people become their authentic, sexual selves by learning to overcome shame and shed inhibitions.
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