Toya Ricci: Romantic Passion and The Benefits of Exploring and Expressing Sexuality | Reloscope #19

In this episode, host Aditi Kutty is joined by Toya Ricci, a creative sexologist and educator from Melbourne, who brings over 15 years of experience in fostering creativity, art, and technology

In this episode, Toya Ricci offers insights and advice on reigniting romantic passion in your relationship through sexual exploration. Join her to discuss romantic relationships’ definition, evolution, and effective strategies for enhancing passion.

Meet Toya Ricci

Toya Ricci is a Melbourne-based creative sexologist and educator. She spent the past 15 years facilitating creativity, art, and technology. Toya believes sex is an act of creativity and is passionate about helping people embrace and express their sexuality as part of their overall health and well-being.

About the episode

In this episode of Reloscope, Toya Ricci defines relationships as an understanding between two people, including an emotional connection and various levels and means of connecting. She states that it requires a commitment to spending time and engaging in activities based on the relationship’s nature.

Toya states that the significance of relationships has changed, especially among some Millennials who find it challenging to connect and form relationships. She emphasizes that romantic passion, on the other hand, is subjective and varies from one person to another, encompassing elements of desire, arousal, and emotional response, which may extend to friendships that involve sexual attraction.

During the episode, Toya highlights that although sexual passion may overlap depending on different factors and circumstances, romantic passion is more dynamic and represents a deeper emotional and sexual connection. She also emphasizes the role of sexual exploration in building romantic relationships. 

Toya assures that approaching sex with a playful mindset allows couples to navigate challenges, release pressure, and create a fulfilling sexual connection that evolves over time. She highlights, however, that sexual exploration is a lifelong journey that necessitates embracing the process rather than expecting perfection to maintain passion and satisfaction.

Toya discusses the misconceptions around sexual exploration, including the belief that others are having more and better sex, the idea that porn accurately represents real-life sex, and the pressure to perform perfectly. She also prioritizes practicing self-care and addressing any barriers to passion in order to cultivate a fulfilling sexual relationship.

Toya also discusses how cultural and societal attitudes influence the way people experience their sexuality and romantic passion in relationships. She states that the absence of proper sexual education makes it harder for people, leaving them unprepared to navigate intimacy and establish meaningful connections with their partners. 

Towards the end of the episode, Toya emphasizes that building intimacy through effective communication and exploration allows for a better understanding of each other’s desires and enhances mutual satisfaction. She also states that curiously approaching sexual experiences helps couples foster exploration and growth.

In conclusion

This episode explores the complexities of romantic passion and sexual exploration within relationships. It emphasizes the importance of self-awareness, communication, and curiosity in cultivating fulfilling connections. It also explains the importance of comprehensive sexual education and scheduling dedicated time for intimacy in order to nurture a satisfying and intimate sexual relationship.

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