Embodied

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Sex and relationships are intimate — and sometimes intimidating to talk about. Host Anita Rao guides us on an exploration of our brains and our bodies that touches down in taboo territory.

There are things we’re taught not to discuss in polite company. But by avoiding so-called impolite conversations, we’re missing out on the chance to make important connections with each other. Host Anita Rao is on a journey to uncover just what happens when we open ourselves up to taking on these taboo topics on Embodied, a weekly show about sex, relationships and your health.


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Caption: Polyamorous relationships look as different as the people who get into them., Credit: Canva
We have many examples of two-person relationships...but not so many of what love and relationships look like for people who have multiple partners....

  • Added: Mar 12, 2021
  • Length: 53:26
Caption: There's no "standard" way to period. Menstruation experiences vary as wildly as the people who have them., Credit: m Reckmann / Flickr / CC
Periods happen to a lot of us - but what goes on in the body during menstruation remains a mystery for many and is unique to each person. North Car...

  • Added: Mar 11, 2021
  • Length: 53:26
Caption: Mia Ives-Rublee at an adapted CrossFit competition in Wasaga Beach, ON, Canada. She pushed her physical limits as an athlete...and now tests her emotional endurance as an activist., Credit: Mia Ives-Rublee
Pushing physical boundaries in athletics teaches us that our minds and bodies are stronger than we think they are - and it gives us the tools to en...

  • Added: Mar 11, 2021
  • Length: 53:26
Caption: Shruti Shah (far right) with her father, sister and mother. Shruti's family adopted her from India when she was 11 months old., Credit: Shruti Shah
Transracial adoption can make adoptees feel culturally or racially dissociated. But when they seek out answers to feelings of trauma or confusion, ...

  • Added: Mar 09, 2021
  • Length: 53:26
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Parents get the message that “breast is best.” But nursing looks different in every case. Parents develop new, sometimes unexpected connections wit...

  • Added: Mar 09, 2021
  • Length: 53:26