The Natural Womanhood Podcast

Why is talking about NFP (and sex) so difficult?

May 09, 2024 Grace Emily Stark Season 3 Episode 3
Why is talking about NFP (and sex) so difficult?
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The Natural Womanhood Podcast
Why is talking about NFP (and sex) so difficult?
May 09, 2024 Season 3 Episode 3
Grace Emily Stark

Talking about intimacy can be tough, which can make communicating about natural family planning (NFP) with our spouse—or sharing about NFP and its benefits with others—a little bit... uncomfortable. How can we communicate better about sex, intimacy, and natural family planning to benefit not only our own marriages, but others', as well?

In this intimacy-focused, third episode of season 3 of The Natural Womanhood Podcast, NW’s Editor-in-Chief, Grace Emily Stark, interviews Ellen Holloway, Catholic sexuality and intimacy coach and host of the Charting Toward Intimacy podcast. Together, the two share their own personal experiences with how natural family planning has deepened intimacy in their respective marriages—and muse about why we're not better at sharing with others the "good news" of NFP.  (Spoiler alert: they have some ideas for how to do that.) 

The Natural Womanhood Podcast brings together experts in the field of fertility awareness for candid, informative, and friendly conversations about authentic women’s health. The podcast is hosted by Natural Womanhood’s Editor-in-Chief and Public Relations manager, Grace Emily Stark. Grace is an award-winning journalist, a certified instructor of the Sympto-Thermal Method of fertility awareness, and she holds a M.A. in Bioethics and Health Policy.

Natural Womanhood exists because all women can learn to claim their natural fertility as beautiful, powerful, and healthy. Learn more about Natural Womanhood, here.


Show notes / links:

Learning to love (with) Natural Family Planning : What dozens of couples told us about their experience with NFP

Vines in Full Bloom + NFP Basics

Charting toward intimacy on Instagram: @chartingtowardintimacy

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Show Notes

Talking about intimacy can be tough, which can make communicating about natural family planning (NFP) with our spouse—or sharing about NFP and its benefits with others—a little bit... uncomfortable. How can we communicate better about sex, intimacy, and natural family planning to benefit not only our own marriages, but others', as well?

In this intimacy-focused, third episode of season 3 of The Natural Womanhood Podcast, NW’s Editor-in-Chief, Grace Emily Stark, interviews Ellen Holloway, Catholic sexuality and intimacy coach and host of the Charting Toward Intimacy podcast. Together, the two share their own personal experiences with how natural family planning has deepened intimacy in their respective marriages—and muse about why we're not better at sharing with others the "good news" of NFP.  (Spoiler alert: they have some ideas for how to do that.) 

The Natural Womanhood Podcast brings together experts in the field of fertility awareness for candid, informative, and friendly conversations about authentic women’s health. The podcast is hosted by Natural Womanhood’s Editor-in-Chief and Public Relations manager, Grace Emily Stark. Grace is an award-winning journalist, a certified instructor of the Sympto-Thermal Method of fertility awareness, and she holds a M.A. in Bioethics and Health Policy.

Natural Womanhood exists because all women can learn to claim their natural fertility as beautiful, powerful, and healthy. Learn more about Natural Womanhood, here.


Show notes / links:

Learning to love (with) Natural Family Planning : What dozens of couples told us about their experience with NFP

Vines in Full Bloom + NFP Basics

Charting toward intimacy on Instagram: @chartingtowardintimacy

Follow us on X @naturwomanhood
Follow us on Instagram @naturalwomanhood

Want to support The Natural Womanhood Podcast and the rest of our work? Make your tax-deductible donation, here.

Support the show

Find us on the web at naturalwomanhood.org and be sure to sign up for our newsletter so you never miss an article, video interview, or podcast episode. And if you enjoyed this episode, please leave us a rating on Apple podcasts!

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Follow us on Instagram @naturalwomanhood

Want to support The Natural Womanhood Podcast and the rest of our work? Make your tax-deductible donation, here.

Support the Show.

Find us on the web at naturalwomanhood.org and be sure to sign up for our newsletter so you never miss an article, video interview, or podcast episode. And if you enjoyed this episode, please leave us a rating on Apple podcasts!

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