If you ask a grown-ass woman about her sex life, you might be surprised at what you hear. But today’s guest wouldn’t be surprised at all. Dr. Shannon Chavez is a sex therapist and sexual health expert who works with individuals, couples, and groups of all ages and backgrounds. Her work focuses on sex education, awareness, and growth emphasizing sexual satisfaction and empowerment.
I recently asked the Grown-Ass Woman’s Guide community how satisfied they feel with their sex lives, and exactly zero people answered very satisfied. But what does very satisfied even mean? While the survey was anonymous, the comments were eye-opening. One woman wishes she wanted sex more, saying she adores her husband of the last 30 years but isn’t really attracted to him anymore. Another woman says it not just her husband of over 30 years she’s not interested in, but sex with anyone, adding, “I don’t know if it’s perimenopause that’s causing this! We used to have an amazing sex life.”
If you’re open to reconnecting with a partner or even yourself, getting back in touch with your sexuality, or improving the sex life you have, this episode is for you. We’re talking the female orgasm, tackling some of the biggest challenges grown-ass women are facing, and Shannon takes your questions.
Dr. Shannon Chavez is a sex therapist and sexual health expert who works with individuals, couples, and groups of all ages and backgrounds. Her work focuses on sex education, awareness, and growth emphasizing sexual satisfaction and empowerment.
Dr. Chavez earned her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and completed a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship at The Institute for Sexual Health in Beverly Hills, California treating clients dealing with sex addiction-compulsivity and sexual health concerns. She is an active member of the Institute for the Scientific Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH), the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT), the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS), and the American Psychological Association (APA).
Dr. Chavez currently has a private practice in Beverly Hills, California using her unique mind-body approach to address both psychological and physical needs related to sexual concerns. Her passion is helping people gain sexual awareness through teaching workshops, retreats, community outreach, and writing. She has been featured in GQ, New York Times, Cosmopolitan, Women’s Health, Broadly Vice, Instyle, and Self Magazines; and is a frequent contributor to the website SheKnows.com. She has also appeared on national news, podcasts, and radio as an expert on sexuality and women’s health.