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Episode Summary

Welcome back to the second season of the Erica Diamond Podcast! WARNING: if you’re prudish, you might want to sit this episode out. However, if you’re not, and if you come to realize that women’s pleasure and sexuality are a part of everyday life, I think it’s definitely worth tuning in.

I grew up with Erika Kawalek and was pretty blown away by her career path since we lost touch after high school.

If you’re a follower of my work, you know that I don’t shy away from hard topics. I actually welcome them! And because this topic has become so mainstream – thanks to Gwyneth Paltrow‘s new Netflix Show The GOOP LAB, and specifically “THAT episode,” that’s why this conversation is taking place. Betty Dodson and her famous Bodysex circles exist to decrease shame around our bodies and heal ourselves from previous trauma, allowing women to experience pleasure in and out of the bedroom.

Let’s dive in, shall we?

In This Episode

  • How Erika got into this line of work as a holistic intimacy coach and Bodysex Circle leader
  • The process of registration to treatment of the Bodysex Circle.
  • The correlation of previous trauma related to sexual health issues and/or struggles
  • Why Bodysex Circles are with other women, and not one-on-one. The benefits of group training vs. individual help
  • How married/committed women can improve their sex lives with their partners
  • The difference between vaginal and clitoral orgasms
  • Why yoga and sexually can be correlated
  • Jade egg and tantric yoga
  • And LOTS more uninhibited talk!

About Erika Kawalek

Erika Kawalek spent five years in celibacy, slowly transforming her sexuality from zero desire and vaginismus—painful penetration—to full-spectrum self-love and orgasmic activation. She healed herself with deep daily practice and study with the world’s top embodiment coaches and sexuality teachers.

Her journey of reclamation began at Betty’s. Erika now works as a highly-trained embodiment and holistic intimacy coach and holds Bodysex circles internationally.

Through her years as a “sex monk,” Erika developed a passion for guiding women into exquisite self-intimacy and embodiment. She invites pleasure in all forms, orgasms of all varieties—including emotional ‘gasms like angergasms, jealousygasms, griefgasms… If you feel it, you can ‘gasm it! She believes that with a foundation of self-love, a woman can experience all her sensations, emotions, and process her stories. She can unlock her deepest self and authentic self-expression—the basis of the most epic sex and connection, solo or partnered!

Erika is a tantrika (a practitioner of classical Tantra) and is certified in Daoist women’s pleasure practice, including Jade Egg. She’s passionate about bridging ancient, mystical practice with pro-pleasure, pussy-first Feminism and neuroscience-backed techniques. She’s conducted research for the pioneering women’s sexual pleasure site


Learn More about Your Host

Teaching Empowered Living, Erica Diamond is a leading Women’s Expert in Lifestyle, Wellness and Empowerment. A Certified Life Coach and Certified Yoga Instructor, Erica is the Founder and Editor-In-Chief of the Award-Winning Women’s Lifestyle Desination® (previously®), Weekly Lifestyle and Parenting Correspondent on Global TV, Award-Winning Entrepreneur, Speaker, Spokesperson, and Author of the women’s entrepreneurial book, 99 Things Women Wish They Knew Before Starting Their Own Business. Erica founded the Global Get Off The Fence Movement inspiring people worldwide to get off the fence, get unstuck and thrive. In November 2015, Erica founded her fourth venture, HADRY, a patent-pending fashion invention for women. Erica recently launched The Erica Diamond Podcast in summer 2019.

Erica Diamond has been named to the coveted list of The Top 20 Women in Canada as well as FORBES Magazine’s Top 100 Sites for Women and FORBES 25 Most Influential Women In Entrepreneurship on Twitter. Erica Diamond was the Spokesperson for National Entrepreneurship Day and is a Huffington Post contributor.

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Teaching women how to prioritize SELF-CARE, Erica Diamond is a Certified Life Coach and Certified Yoga & Meditation Teacher, Lifestyle and Parenting Correspondent on Global TV, Founder of Bliss Essential (, Professional Speaker, Host of The Erica Diamond Podcast, Course Creator of Busy To Bliss (, Author of the women’s entrepreneurial book 99 Things Women Wish They Knew Before Starting Their Own Business, and Founder & Editor-In-Chief of the Award-Winning Lifestyle Platform® (previously®). Erica Diamond has been named to the coveted list of The Top 20 Women in Canada, FORBES Magazine’s Top 100 Sites for Women and a Profit Hot 50 Canadian Company. Erica Diamond was the Spokesperson for National Entrepreneurship Day and is a Huffington Post contributor.