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Let’s Celebrate: A Solstice Sirenalia!

Welcome to a pleasure-soaked celebration of the new moon, solar eclipse, and solstice! During this powerful time, I want to invite you to fall in love with yourself, summon the love you want and deserve, and swoon with rapture during…

A little pleasure medicine.

At the end of the Psyche (Soul) & Eros (Love) story, they bring a daughter into the world, whom they name Hedone, meaning “pleasure” (Voluptas was her Roman name). The union of Soul + Erotic Love begets Pleasure. In the philosophy of…

Sacred Pleasure Pause: Episode 4, David Deida “Dear Lover”

This is a reading of the beginning of Chapter 6 of Deida’s book, Dear Lover. “Your body’s openness—your capacity to surrender open with your whole body so your heart can be ravished and taken by love—is a doorway to ecstatic…

Bathe Like an Egyptian

The beauty secrets of the Egyptian queen, Cleopatra, are well documented in both fiction and history. After the 1963 epic blockbuster film Cleopatra was released, we have forever associated the femme fatale’s face with the Hollywood icon, Elizabeth Taylor. However,…