Ossa Featured Podcaster: Erika Miley, Host of Sex Talk With Erika Miley

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Ossa Featured Podcaster: Erika Miley, Host of Sex Talk With Erika Miley

Erika Miley is a mental and sexual health therapist, as well as a PhD candidate in Clinical Sexology. Her practice is an entirely online group format serving multiple states and countries globally. Her practice focuses on helping clients connect with themselves and their partners to make sex a fun, expressive experience.

Her podcast, Sex Talk With Erika Miley, takes a similar approach with the mission to take shame out of the sexual experience. With her own insight and expert guests, Erika’s podcast explores a wide variety of topics in relation to sex including long distance relationships, feminism, mindfulness, and so much more.

Read more from Erika Miley below and listen to Sex Talk with Erika Miley here (leave a review, too!):

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Name:

Erika Miley

Podcast Name:

Sex Talk with Erika Miley

Tell us what your podcast is about in 3 sentences or less! 

Nerdy sex therapist tackles dismantling our shame around sex one episode at a time.

Current hometown: 

North Port, FL

Originally From:

Weaverville, CA

What’s a quote or piece of advice that you try to live by? 

Stop talking shit about yourself. Be a better roommate on the inside.

Your Superpower:

Being captain empathy!

One thing on your bucket list:

See other countries in the world.

Personal Anthem:

“Minority” by Green Day

Last Text Message You Sent:

“Grabbing coffee then I’ll be on.”

What was your first job?

Babysitting

Any unusual hobbies?

My son said that how much I talk about genitalia is weird.

Biggest Pet Peeve

When people don’t RSVP or RSVP yes and don’t show up.

What inspired you to start your podcast? 

Wanting to teach people it’s okay to enjoy sex and break down shame around bodies.

Tell us more about your work/life outside of your podcast.

I’m a sex therapist, mom, and wife. When I was in middle school I wanted to work for the FBI.

What is your show’s USP?

Compassionate nerdery. I’m bringing curiosity back to sex!

What is one of the greatest challenges you have personally faced with your podcast?

Initially thinking I needed to be in a similar lane to other sex related podcasts. Once I just embraced my unique style, it made more sense.

What was one of your favorite episodes you’ve ever done? Why does it stand out?

My interview with Dr. Emily Nagoski. She is a rock star and cares like I do for others.

What is one thing you have accomplished with your podcast thus far that you are most proud of? 

I’m over 120 episodes deep! I’ve consistently pushed out an episode every week.

What is one major milestone that you would like to accomplish through your podcast in the next year? 

Over 150,000 listeners

What is a trend or development in the podcast industry that you foresee happening in the next few years?

I’m hoping for a broader listener base. More access to information for diverse groups.

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What is one of the best pieces of podcast-related advice you’ve ever received & why?

Finished is better than perfect. Not allowing imposter syndrome to set in and take over allows me to keep making episodes.

What is one of the worst pieces of podcast-related advice you have ever received & why?

“Everyone has a podcast it’s a saturated market.” I think the variety of voices is really cool and that we have access to so much good content.

What are some of your favorite women-hosted podcasts (besides your own)?

The Read, the History Chicks, You Must Remember This

Can you tell us about a time when you took a huge risk/did something you were scared to do, and it totally paid off?

Starting my podcast, Facebook group, and moving across the country.

Are there any great podcast-related resources you love that you would like to share?

YouTube generally helped me a lot. And the Cut the Bullshit FB group for podcasting.

How do you feel you’re making a positive impact and generating change through your podcast? 

Planned Parenthood, and generally making health care more accessible. Everyone should be able to access good mental health care and neither money nor insurance companies should be a barrier to that.

How do you feel you’re making a positive impact and generating change through your podcast?

I wanted people to access accurate, shame destructing information about their sexual and mental health.  I think because I keep that as my north star, I’m doing that. I also bring a ton of varied voices to my show and am unafraid of exploring every facet of our mental and sexual lives that we culturally are terrified of.  I’m proud of my work and the show. ❤️

Stay connected with Erika Miley and Sex Talk With Erika Miley
Website // Instagram // Twitter // TikTok

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