Episode 107 | This Part: Intimacy & MS (Realm 10)

Welcome to Realm 10 — the last Realm in our second ever intimacy series, “This Part: Intimacy & MS”. It’s just us today — no guests. Join us as we recap this exciting intimacy adventure.

Access intimacy, BDSM, pleasure activism, sexual superpowers, kink, trust, communication, surrender…we covered all the things over these past several weeks.

This series really opened our eyes to how broad the concept of intimacy is. It’s limitless, really.

We end the series with a discussion of Sara Youngblood Gregory’s VICE article “Chronic Pain Made My Sex Life Better, Not Worse.” It’s a perfect way to end and reframe the way we think about chronic illness, disability, and sex.

Chronic Pain and Sex, Intimacy, and Relationships

Illustration by Cathryn Virginia In my ongoing recovery, I’ve cultivated a strong sense of entitlement to finding pleasure in my body. Just like how I knew nothing about queer sex until I started having it, I knew nothing about having sex as a spoonie-someone living with chronic pain-until I became one.

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Myelin & Melanin™ Podcast

Podcast hosted by Dawn (DX 2000) and Daana (DX 2004) — two Black women sharing their musings on life, multiple sclerosis, and everything in between! Dawn and Daana met in 2016 in a Facebook group dedicated to the disease-modifying drug LEMTRADA.

Episode 106 | This Part: Intimacy & MS (Realm 9) — feat. Sade Ferrier, M.S. & Keyonna Renea

What’s your love language? How does that relate to intimacy? Today we are joined by intimacy coach and LAMFT Sade Ferrier and boudoir photographer, body coach, and fellow MSer Keyonna Renea. Don’t miss this dope chat.

Sade Ferrier, M.S., is passionate about spiritually-infused intimacy that brings joy instead of shame. Her audio courses and workshops encourage couples to develop an expanded understanding of sexual intimacy in relationships. Sade also practices as an associate marriage and family therapist in Suwanee, Georgia, with a special focus on sex therapy.

Keyonna is a portrait and boudoir photographer, coach, and wellness advocate “empowering women to live their one delicious life and thrive.” She’s also a fellow MSer.

Find Sade on Instagram @intimacytherapist. Her website is www.myintimacytherapist.com

You can find Keyonna on IG @keyonnarenea or @diagnosed.determined. You can also find her at www.keyonnarenea.com

You can find us on the web at myelinandmelanin.com, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @myelinmelanin. You can also subscribe to us on YouTube.

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Peace!

Myelin & Melanin™ Podcast

Podcast hosted by Dawn (DX 2000) and Daana (DX 2004) — two Black women sharing their musings on life, multiple sclerosis, and everything in between! Dawn and Daana met in 2016 in a Facebook group dedicated to the disease-modifying drug LEMTRADA.

Episode 105 | This Part: Intimacy & MS (Realm 8) — feat. Mistress Magenta & Sara Youngblood Gregory

BDSM, domination, submission, kink — all the things. Welcome to Realm 8. Today we are joined again by the Dominatrix (and fellow MSer), Mistress Magenta, and writer Sara Youngblood Gregory. How does creativity fit into the world of kink and disability? Let’s talk.

Mistress Magenta is an American dominatrix living on the Gold Coast of Australia. Find Mistress Magenta on Twitter @MistressMagenta. Check out her website at www.mistress-magenta.com

Sara Youngblood Gregory is a lesbian poet and culture writer. In addition to serving on the board of the lesbian literary and arts journal Sinister Wisdom, Sara is published in Vice, Jezebel, and The Huffington Post, among others. Find her on Twitter @s_youngblood_g or on Instagram @sinister.spinster. Check out her website: https://saragregory.org/

You can find us on the web at myelinandmelanin.com, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @myelinmelanin. You can also subscribe to us on YouTube.

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Peace!

Myelin & Melanin™ Podcast

Podcast hosted by Dawn (DX 2000) and Daana (DX 2004) — two Black women sharing their musings on life, multiple sclerosis, and everything in between! Dawn and Daana met in 2016 in a Facebook group dedicated to the disease-modifying drug LEMTRADA.

BONUS | This Part: Intimacy & MS (Realm 7) — feat. Roxanne Chanel Murray [ In memory of Kelly Dwyer ]

Kink is exciting. It has definitely opened up new realms of possibility for us. Having said that, it really highlights the importance of consent, communication, and most of all TRUST with the partners you are engaging with. This is amplified when you are disabled (and otherwise marginalized). We are joined again by Roxanne Chanel Murray to unpack these ideas.

In an upcoming episode with Mistress Magenta and Sara Youngblood Gregory (10/17/2020, Ep. 105, Realm 8), we discuss “breath play” and kink (among other things). 

This conversation brought up painful memories of the death of Daana’s friend Kelly Dwyer in October 2013. It is believed that Kelly was killed while engaging in breath play and kinky sex with a manipulative, deceitful, and dangerous (unbeknownst to her) partner — a sociopathic predator — a person who later dumped her body in the woods after her death.

You can read her story here: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/kelly-dwyer-death-solving-the-mystery-behind-wisconsin-womans-disappearance/

Reflecting on Kelly’s death really puts the concepts of trust and safety into perspective.

This episode is in memory of Kelly Dwyer.

Today’s guest: Roxanne is an English MS warrior and Fashion Stylist who advocates for the visibility of people of color in the UK to be included and considered more in the MS narrative. 

Check out her podcast “Spilling Tea With Roxy” wherever you listen to podcasts. Connect with Roxanne on Instagram @multiplesclerosisfashionista. You can also find her on YouTube.

You can find us on the web at myelinandmelanin.com, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @myelinmelanin. You can also subscribe to us on YouTube.

Consider supporting us through our Patreon — patreon.com/myelinmelanin. Patrons can gain access to exclusive content, Myelin & Melanin swag & more.

Your support helps us offset the cost of maintaining our website, paying for our remote recording technology, music, podcast & merchandise production, and more.

Also, if you enjoy the podcast, please take a minute to leave us a 5-Star rating on Apple Podcasts.

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Peace!

Myelin & Melanin™ Podcast

Podcast hosted by Dawn (DX 2000) and Daana (DX 2004) — two Black women sharing their musings on life, multiple sclerosis, and everything in between! Dawn and Daana met in 2016 in a Facebook group dedicated to the disease-modifying drug LEMTRADA.

Episode 103 | This Part: Intimacy & MS (Realm 6) — feat. Roxanne Chanel Murray

Welcome to Realm 6. We’re digging in ever deeper, y’all. Today we are joined by English MS Warrior Roxanne Chanel Murray. We chat about sex, kink & BDSM. How does MS fit in? Tune in! 

Roxanne is an English MS warrior and Fashion Stylist who advocates for the visibility of people of color in the UK to be included and considered more in the MS narrative. Roxanne also joined us in Episode 87 — check out her MS story there.

Check out her podcast “Spilling Tea With Roxy” wherever you listen to podcasts. Connect with Roxanne on Instagram @multiplesclerosisfashionista. You can also find her on YouTube.

You can find us on the web at myelinandmelanin.com, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @myelinmelanin. You can also subscribe to us on YouTube.

Consider supporting us through our Patreon — patreon.com/myelinmelanin. Patrons can gain access to exclusive content, Myelin & Melanin swag & more.

Your support helps us offset the cost of maintaining our website, paying for our remote recording technology, music, podcast & merchandise production, and more.

Also, if you enjoy the podcast, please take a minute to leave us a 5-Star rating on Apple Podcasts.

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Peace!

Myelin & Melanin™ Podcast

Podcast hosted by Dawn (DX 2000) and Daana (DX 2004) — two Black women sharing their musings on life, multiple sclerosis, and everything in between! Dawn and Daana met in 2016 in a Facebook group dedicated to the disease-modifying drug LEMTRADA.

Episode 102 | This Part: Intimacy & MS (Realm 5, Part 2) — feat. Mistress Magenta

We’re continuing our conversation with Mistress Magenta — an American dominatrix living on the Gold Coast of Australia. She also has MS. You don’t want to miss the rest of this tantalizing discussion.

Find Mistress Magenta on Twitter @MistressMagenta. Check out her website at www.mistress-magenta.com

You can find us on the web at myelinandmelanin.com, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @myelinmelanin. You can also subscribe to us on YouTube.

Consider supporting us through our Patreon — patreon.com/myelinmelanin. Patrons can gain access to exclusive content, Myelin & Melanin swag & more.

Your support helps us offset the cost of maintaining our website, paying for our remote recording technology, music, podcast & merchandise production, and more.

Also, if you enjoy the podcast, please take a minute to leave us a 5-Star rating on Apple Podcasts.

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Peace!

Myelin & Melanin™ Podcast

Podcast hosted by Dawn (DX 2000) and Daana (DX 2004) — two Black women sharing their musings on life, multiple sclerosis, and everything in between! Dawn and Daana met in 2016 in a Facebook group dedicated to the disease-modifying drug LEMTRADA.

Episode 101 | This Part: Intimacy & MS (Realm 5, Part 1) — feat. Mistress Magenta

We told you we were going deep. Today we are joined by Mistress Magenta — an American dominatrix living on the Gold Coast of Australia. She also has MS. You don’t want to miss this tantalizing discussion.

Find Mistress Magenta on Twitter @MistressMagenta. Check out her website at www.mistress-magenta.com

You can find us on the web at myelinandmelanin.com, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @myelinmelanin. You can also subscribe to us on YouTube.

Consider supporting us through our Patreon — patreon.com/myelinmelanin. Patrons can gain access to exclusive content, Myelin & Melanin swag & more.

Your support helps us offset the cost of maintaining our website, paying for our remote recording technology, music, podcast & merchandise production, and more.

Also, if you enjoy the podcast, please take a minute to leave us a 5-Star rating on Apple Podcasts.

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Peace!

Episode 101 | This Part: Intimacy & MS (Realm 5, Part 1) — feat. Mistress Magenta

We told you we were going deep. Today we are joined by Mistress Magenta — an American dominatrix living on the Gold Coast of Australia. She also has MS. You don’t want to miss this tantalizing discussion. Find Mistress Magenta on Twitter @MistressMagenta.

Episode 100 | This Part: Intimacy & MS (Realm 4) — feat. Carlos Kareem Windham

Episode 100! Can you believe it? Join us for Realm 4 of our intimacy series. Today we are joined by our favorite guest co-host, Carlos Kareem Windham. We chat about WAP, intimacy & sexual superpowers. How does shame shape the discourse?

Carlos is a frequent Myelin & Melanin guest co-host and the host of Smoke & Mirrors (livestream on YouTube or Facebook). They are also a comic, activist, and fellow MSer. You can find them on Instagram @elcaballonegrito and Twitter @caballonegrito.

You can find us on the web at myelinandmelanin.com, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @myelinmelanin. You can also subscribe to us on YouTube.

Consider supporting us through our Patreon — patreon.com/myelinmelanin. Patrons can gain access to exclusive content, Myelin & Melanin swag & more.

Your support helps us offset the cost of maintaining our website, paying for our remote recording technology, music, podcast & merchandise production, and more.

Also, if you enjoy the podcast, please take a minute to leave us a 5-Star rating on Apple Podcasts.

Stream the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.

Peace!

Myelin & Melanin™ Podcast

Podcast hosted by Dawn (DX 2000) and Daana (DX 2004) — two Black women sharing their musings on life, multiple sclerosis, and everything in between! Dawn and Daana met in 2016 in a Facebook group dedicated to the disease-modifying drug LEMTRADA.

BONUS | This Part: Intimacy & MS (After Hours) — What’s Your Sexual Superpower?

Welcome to our Bonus “after hours” episode. In preparation for our provocative conversation with Carlos Kareem Windham in Episode 100, we decided to pose the following question to all of the guests in this series: “What is your sexual superpower?” Don’t miss this enlightening discussion.

You can find us on the web at myelinandmelanin.com, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @myelinmelanin. You can also subscribe to us on YouTube.

Consider supporting us through our Patreon — patreon.com/myelinmelanin. Patrons can gain access to exclusive content, Myelin & Melanin swag & more.

Your support helps us offset the cost of maintaining our website, paying for our remote recording technology, music, podcast & merchandise production, and more.

Also, if you enjoy the podcast, please take a minute to leave us a 5-Star rating on Apple Podcasts.

Stream the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.

Peace!

BONUS | This Part: Intimacy & MS (After Hours) — What’s Your Sexual Superpower?

Welcome to our Bonus “after hours” episode. In preparation for our provocative conversation with Carlos Kareem Windham in Episode 100, we decided to pose the following question to all of the guests in this series: “What is your sexual superpower?” Don’t miss this enlightening discussion.