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Sober Sex and Dating with Tawny Lara

Mar 4, 2024


Dr. Kate talks with Tawny about Tawny’s journey to sobriety and the effects of being present in life, dating and even enjoying sex when not drinking alcohol. They also talk about the physical and emotional aspects of sobriety. Dr. Kate and Tawny talk about ways to a more present life without relying on alcohol but also talk honestly on some of the losses along the way.


You will also hear about booze-free date ideas, conversation prompts with a partner, good sex and that the idea of “slowing it down” is truly ok. Tawny reminds us that “you don’t need to hit rock-bottom to decide to stop drinking too much” and you don’t have be sober to investigate how your relationship with alcohol or drugs is affecting your intimacy.


Tawny Lara is an advice columnist better known as “The Sober Sexpert” and author of Dry Humping: A Guide to Dating, Relating, and Hooking Up Without the Booze. She co-hosts the podcast, Recovery Rocks. She also writes a weekly advice column, Beyond Liquid Courage, about all things sober dating and relationships.

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