Libido Liberation


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Women's sex drives and expression shift in response to a wide range of factors. So when libido dips, why are we so quick to pathologize it? Cristen and Caroline talk with filmmaker Maria Finitzo about her latest project, a look into female desire and women having agency over their own bodies.

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Topics in this Podcast: sex, dating, relationships, feminism, sexism, libido, stereotypes