Diana is joined by Leslie Draffin, a menstrual cycle coach and psychedelic guide, who discusses her journey of using psilocybin, a naturally occurring psychedelic compound, for managing menstrual symptoms. Draffin shares how she defied societal stigmas around menstruation and began to celebrate this natural process instead of suppressing it. She discusses how paying attention to our cycles and engaging with our sensual sides can help us transform our relationship with menstruation.
Draffin also offers a fresh perspective on how we view and manage menstrual health. She shares her personal experience and insights into the potential benefits of psilocybin, the importance of managing expectations, and the necessity of cycle planning and tracking. She also discusses how this journey helped her connect with her femininity and navigate cycle challenges.
The episode also explores the societal stigmatization of menstruation and encourages listeners to honor their bodies during their period by resting and paying attention to the color and consistency of their blood. Draffin emphasizes the importance of finding pleasure in everyday activities and offers suggestions for starting to connect with menstruation positively.
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