Waylon talks with longtime colleague, star elephant columnist & founder of Good Clean Love eco sex products Wendy Strgar about long-term love, great sex and honeymoonitis.
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Wendy is the founder and CEO of Good Clean Love. The natural and organic product line that her company makes is sold nationwide and endorsed by physicians and sex therapists throughout the country.
It was her customers that first called her a loveologist and her favorite part of her work is when she writes and lectures on the practice of cultivating sustainable relationships. She is also an author and her book Love that Works: A Guide to Enduring Intimacy is based on her green philosophy of intimacy which teaches the importance of valuing the renewable resources of loving relationships and family.
She writes about sexual health issues on Care2, Huffington Post and Elephant journal, Family Health Guide among other blogs. Her strongest education comes from sustaining her own 27 year marriage and the multiple relationships with her growing family. She tackles the challenging issues of sustaining relationships and healthy intimacy with an authentic and disarming style and simple yet innovative advice.
She has been studying natural health care for over 20 years and she brings this history and expertise to the formulation of all Good Clean Love products. She is proud to call herself a pioneer in the development and education efforts to improve the quality and standards of intimacy product ingredients nationwide.
She has a Masters Degree in education and has taught personal development workshops for many years. A strong proponent of educational reform, she believes that the skills required to love are both definable and developmental. She wrote in her book: “The atmosphere in which love can thrive can be defined. The elements which build a healthy and sustainable container of love are all skill based, which means with education and attention, anyone can improve upon them.” She is dedicated to offering educational resources which create a culture which normalizes and promotes the discovery of healthy sexuality and vital, passionate relationships.
Healing the sexual component in her own relationship transformed her marriage, her health and her life. She has studied sexuality and relationships through history and across cultures and loves to interview the authors, thought leaders, sex therapists and educators focused on love and intimacy on her weekly radio show, Lunch with the Loveologist on LA Talk Radio.
She believes that sexual love is one of life’s greatest mysteries. There is no other single act at our disposal that has the power to unite two people so completely. Learning/teaching how to harness this powerful energy and use it for the benefit of your most intimate relationships is the foundation of her work.
She has been married for 30 years to her husband, Franc who is a practicing psychiatrist. They live in the beautiful Northwest where they are raising their four children aged 15-25.
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