UNDER THE COVERS
Dive ‘Under The Covers’ with Yinn and friends in our series dedicated to exploring, honouring, and celebrating our intimate individualism. Together we discuss sexuality, self-love, culture, pleasure essentials, and so much more juicy goodness!
An interview with the powerhouse who is passionately empowering women to live their fullest and most pleasure filled lives; Sally Jane Douglas.
She fiercely embodies all she teaches, living life heart led, she guides women to feel deeply, live fearlessly and love wholeheartedly in their own lives. You can join Sally on her mission by connecting with her on Instagram
Q) What are your pronouns and how do you sexually identify?
Q) What currently turns you on in life and in the bedroom?
I am a sensual archetype in the bedroom so I'm most turned on when I feel deeply seen, adored and embraced by my lovers whole being; their eyes, their hands and when we become deeply attuned to each other and flow together intimately.
In life I am again turned on through my senses, I love beautiful things, flowers, nature, moments, connections, people, sunsets, all of this turns me on and brings waves of pleasure through my body on the daily.
Q) What was the main message about sex and sexuality that you received growing up?
Q) How did you begin to explore and establish your own beliefs around sex and sexuality?
I began my journey later in life, despite experiencing sexual abuse inside my early adult relationships, I felt closed to deeply exploring anything. I felt the call to explore this work, yet the internalised shame and childhood messaging held me back. For me it was initially workshops and retreats where I explored womb work, self pleasure and erroticism that inspired a reclamation and relationship with myself and my sexuality. Since then I have joined many trainings and immersions to more deeply connect with and practice the powers of sex and pleasure.
Q) If you had the chance, what would you tell your younger self about sex and self pleasure now?
Q) How & when did you first find/discover/explore your genitals and the pleasure you could receive?
Q) What tips do you have for people who want to clear and release held sexual shame from their body?
Q) What do your self-care rituals look like for you on a daily basis?
Q) What do you love most about your body?
I love how attuned my body is to my intuition, to my needs and to others energy. I love how she communicates so clearly and lovingly with me, and I love how she continues to show up for me every single day to explore the world and experience the endless pleasures my body can experience. I also love my feminine softness and curves. Our bodies are seriously incredible!
Q) What part of your body are you still learning to love and accept? (it's a journey, right?)
I'm continually practicing accepting that my belly isn't 'washboard' flat every second of every day like it was when I was in my 20s. I love my round belly and 'womb protector' as I endearingly call it. And, I often notice the social conditioning and pressure for a flat perfect tummy creep in more than I'd like. The journey is ongoing, absolutely.
Q) What are your top 3 pleasure essentials (tools, toys, resources etc)?
Q) What’s an unexpected moment that brought you pleasure this week?
Q) Favourite song to get you in the mood?
My long standing winner is Nobody by Niia. That song gets me in the mood every time, it's so sexy and turns me on the second I hear it!
Q) Favourite ritual related to self pleasure?
Q) Do you have any particular people in your life who inspire you to be a sexually empowered person?
The women I immersed myself with in a sexual sovereignty retreat I was a part of a few years ago. They each inspired me in different ways. We are all so unique and our sexual expression shifts and changes and witnessing this within another feels empowering to me on my sexual journey.
Q) How can people find you? What's the best way to buy your stuff/work with you?
Come and meet me on Instagram @sallyjanedouglas I love connecting and sharing there. And there you can see all my offerings, Classes and Programs I have on offer to support you on your journey into confidence, pleasure and connection with yourself and with others.
Q) Whats coming next for you?
Personally I feel huge shifts, changes and beginnings which excites me so much! In my service and work I am in the process of launching a dating and relating program, as well as producing my 2023 Moonstration Calendar (a cycle tracker like no other, tracing our cyclical journey alongside the moon). It is a beyond beautiful piece of art to use everyday and hang in our bedroom. And I'm excited to be living at the beach nearly everyday now summer is pretty much here!
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