Advocate for Your Needs Everywhere: The Surprising Connection Between Negotiation & Your Sex Life w/Dr. Sonia Wright

podcast Sep 02, 2021

It may not seem like it at first glance, but intimacy and salary negotiations actually have a lot in common for women. The struggle to advocate for yourself doesn’t just show up at work, it also shows up in the bedroom.

Finding our voices is important in every area of our lives, and when it comes to sex and intimacy, it feels even harder than asking to get paid what we’re worth. Why is intimacy a challenging subject for so many women? How do you put forth the effort to advocate for yourself in every area of our lives?

In today’s episode, I’m joined by pediatric radiologist turned sex coach extraordinaire, Dr. Sonia Wright. She talks about how she’s helping women own their intimacy and get more of what they want.

Three Things You’ll Learn In This Episode 

  • How to change your intimacy equation
    If you’re chronically undervaluing your intimacy, how do you find your voice?

  • The pleasure gap
    Women aren’t just dealing with the gender pay gap, we’re also grappling with the pleasure gap. How does this gap actually show up in our sex lives?

  • How to create the zone of sexual safety
    Talking about intimacy can feel really awkward. How do we create a high trust environment that allows us to find common ground with our partners? 


Guest Bio

Dr. Sonia Wright is a board-certified radiologist, a sexual counselor, a certified life coach and host of the Midlife Sex Coach. I’ve received my education from Stanford University, the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, the Mayo Clinic and the University of Michigan. I’ve completed my life coach training from Brooke Castillo’s The Life Coach School and from Learning Journeys.


Sonia is on a mission to help women embrace their sexuality as well as end the emotional pain and isolation associated with sexual difficulties. She believes wholeheartedly that all women deserve to experience pleasurable sexual intimacy.


For more information, to listen to Sonia’s podcast or sign up for her course, visit, and to download The Busy Woman Physician’s Guide to More Pleasurable Sexual Intimacy


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