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How to Have Great Sex Through the Menopause & Beyond – The Happy Menopause Podcast

Season 3 • Episode 10
Dr Claire Macaulay, Oncologist & Sex Coach

Is your sex life everything you want it to be? If the answer is a hollow laugh and “what sex life?”, then you’re not unusual. It’s very common for women in midlife and beyond to write themselves off as sexual beings and there can be lots of reasons for that, including loss of body confidence, fatigue, anxiety, vaginal dryness, low libido. No matter the reason, we deserve to have the sex life we want – whatever it may be – which is why I’ve called on the brilliant Dr Claire Macaulay for some practical advice to help with that.

Claire is an oncologist who treats people with breast cancer, but she’s joined the podcast in her other role as a self-confessed sex science geek and founder of the rather brilliant Pleasure Possibility, a coaching programme to help people create the kind of sex life that is right for them. Kind, humorous, pragmatic and totally unshockable, Claire offers some fantastic advice to help you and your sexuality thrive in midlife and beyond.

Tune in for a no holds barred conversation about how to overcome the various barriers that are in the way of a happy and fulfilling sex life – from the tangible concerns of vaginal dryness and painful sex to the less tangible but equally challenging concerns of body confidence and lack of arousal. Claire encourages us all to be open to the possibility of pleasure in our body and our life in every moment and every day, because once we’re alive to that possibility, we can achieve anything. It’s such a positive message and we can apply that to so many areas of our life. It was an absolute joy chatting to Claire and I promise you that you’ll feel motivated and inspired just listening to her!

Show Notes

If you’d like to find out more about Claire and her coaching programmes, visit The Pleasure Possibility

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Check out the book she mentions The Body Keeps The Score 

About Claire

Claire is an oncology doctor who treats people with breast cancer. She is also a sex science geek who is passionate about supporting people to create the kind of sex life that is right for them. Throwing away ideas of what people “should” be doing, Claire concentrates on what is meaningful and nourishing to each individual.

Drawing on modalities as widespread as neo-tantra, mindful self-touch, somatic sexology and erotic intelligence alongside practical science and research, Claire brings her own blend of compassion, fun and pragmatism to create sex positive spaces where people feel safe to explore and thrive.

Claire has a particular interest in working with people who are in the perimenopausal or menopausal phase of life, whether naturally occurring or as a consequence of medical treatment. Claire works with clients 1:1 or in group coaching programmes, delivers training to healthcare professionals on matters of sexuality and loves nothing more than speaking in public about all things sex.

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