On episode 130 of American Sex Podcast, Aida Manduley introduces us to attachment theory and explains how it impacts our daily lives. It turns out the way we connect in adult relationships is influenced by how we related to our caregivers as kids. Find out which best describes you–secure, anxious, avoidant, fearful? Aida also adapts attachment theory to polyamorous relationships, tells us how attachment styles affect the way we express ourselves sexually, how they impact our relationships in quarantine, and how BDSM roleplay can be used to explore our styles. Aida also gives us specific exercises we can do to help us relate to our partners better and overcome obstacles influenced by our attachment styles.

Aida Manduley Bio

Aida Manduley, LCSW is an award-winning Latinx activist, facilitator, and presenter known for big earrings and tackling taboos. Their politics are radical, their life is ridiculous, and their penchant for irreverence as intimacy is notorious. Trained as a sexuality educator, social worker, and nonprofit executive, they’re working to make the world a more equitable place and get us all more comfortable with hard conversations. With a focus on liberation and communities marginalized due to race/gender/sexuality, their perspective aims to maximize kindness while retaining both a sense of humor and a sense of justice.
With over a decade of experience and degrees from Brown University and Boston University, AIda’s areas of specialization include trauma, anti-carceral justice systems, and the integration of technology for change efforts. They are well-known for their leadership with The Women of Color Sexual Health Network as well as various other national and regional coalitions. They’re currently based in Boston where they have a thriving therapeutic practice at The Meeting Point 

 

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