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Jen Matesa is a recovery powerhouse.
Unafraid and unapologetic, she speaks out about two “s”‘s that scare some others—namely, Suboxone and sex.
She’s written extensively about both—Suboxone in blog posts like this one and the sex in two of her four books…especially her most recent one, Sex in Recovery: A Meeting between the Covers (her previous book for Hazelden, The Recovering Body: Physical and Spiritual Fitness for Living Clean and Sober, also focused on meditation, exercise, nutrition and more).
She has spoken and written widely, teaches writing at the University of Pittsburgh, is a psychotherapist in training and is currently working on her second master’s degree.
Sober since 2010, she was one of the first sober bloggers and she’s been dedicated in that time to giving the public reliable information about addiction and recovery without advertising or paywalls. Her commitment to removing social stigma from addiction and recovery earned her a fellowship at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
Plus, she talks sex…here we discussed the best vibrators, losing your sex drive when you’re taking opiates and what constitutes good sex. Get some great sex (info) and more in this episode—just in time for Hallmark’s favorite holiday.
NOTE: This episode is from a Facebook Live interview that we did, which means that the audio isn’t as sharp as it is on regular episodes. Please bear with that! And please tune into my regular Facebook Live interviews. Make sure you Like my page so stay up on the info!