Bawdy Storytelling

Ever been asked ‘What turns you on’? Sex and relationship coach Gretchen Shanks had been celibate for years, with no idea how to answer that question. So she hires an expert - Bawdy’s own Princess Fancypants! - who sends her a single-spaced 12 page checklist (don’t worry, it’s not comprehensive) & together, they explore Gretchen’s FuckNos & HellYesses. This episode has ProTips, as well as bondage advice on how to make your kinky fantasies come true. #FindYourVoice #ProDomme #Listicle


Gretchen Shanks (she/her) is a Seattle-based sex and dating coach trained in the Somatica method, an experiential and practical method of coaching that’s grounded in the body. She came to this work after confronting and tackling her own struggles with body image, dating, and shame about her sexuality. Now she gets great satisfaction helping others untangle the knots of socialization, shame, and uncertainty so they can embrace and embody their erotic self and have the kind of sex and relationships they’ve always wanted.

You can find Gretchen at

on Facebook

or Instagram


Song: ‘I wanna be your Slave (Måneskin)


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Thank you to the Team that makes this podcast possible


Team Bawdy is:


Podcast Producer: Marty Garcia
Sound Engineer: David Grosof
Archivist / Video: Joe Moore

Bawdy Livestream pre-show video by Donal Mooney

Storytelling support by Mosa Maxwell-Smith

Livestreaming by Rubeun Tan Web Streaming

& Bawdy Creator & Podcast Host Dixie De La Tour

& Thank you to Pleasure Podcasts. Bawdy Storytelling is proud to be part of your sex-positive podcast collective! 

Direct download: Episode_193_Gretchen_Shanks.mp3
Category:Storytelling -- posted at: 4:00am PDT