Episode 23: And for Love’s Sake…Reduce your Expectations

This week we talk sex, relationships and what cheating means thanks to the help of Dax Shepard’s Armchair Expert episode with psychotherapist Esther Perel.

Moral to the Story: Strive to the the best human you can be; it is ok to be vulnerable and communicate.

Other Fun Topics Discussed:

  • Get to know Tamu and Mallory: Tamu flips the script and asks Mallory the hard hitting question that dominated the internet for maybe 3 whole days; do you wash your legs when you take a shower? Some key takeaway’s:
  1. Not washing your body is gross.
  2. Whore’s baths are perfectly fine.
  3. Loofahs and scrubbies are good.
  4. Bar soap washing.
  5. Washcloths are gross.
  6. Tamu only does a bar soap wash in cases of emergency.
  7. T. Swift shaves and therefore doesn’t wash her legs.
  8. Friction is needed to get clean…among other things.
  9. You should not have to Google how to take a shower!
  • #WePodcastLikeThis – we are getting better at this
  • Esther Perel’s TED Talk on infidelity .
  • Cheating has a ripple effect. It impacts not just the two people cheating; it also impacts your community, future prospects.
  • Cheating is what men did.
  • Finding “the one” has more meaning today than it did in the past.
  • Mallory has staunch opinions things.
  • Today we live isolated lives but create a curated life on social media.
  • Relationships are work. To grow together, you have to communicate.
  • Question of the Day: Did our view of cheating change after listening to Esther Perel?
  • Sex is just an act. We add the flair with our imagination.
  • 100% Facts: We can’t expect people to live up to the standards that we set up in our minds.
  • In the U.S., there is not a thoughtful approach to sexuality.
  • Sex Ed in the U.S. is about plumbing, not the emotional aspect.
  • Sex is considered dirty in the U.S.. It is not open for discussion.
  • Education is key!
  • Abortion Discussion Bottom Line: Abortion is a fucking choice!
  • Mallory’s Dick Tangent: Don’t put a USB charger up your penis!
  • It is not easy to be vulnerable without the tools and education to understand.
  • Life Goals from Holocaust Survivors: Take all the sadness of your family’s historical trauma and live your best life.

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