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May 25, 2020

On this episode of the Marina Perry Podcast, Marina welcomes Belinda Wearne, creator and CEO of Yoni Elixir and the Enlightenment in the Bedroom events and experiences. Together, Marina and Belinda talk about some of the more intimate aspects of adulthood, discussing intimacy and its many forms, how to get better in touch with our bodies, and women’s self-pleasure. 


Belinda begins by explaining to listeners what her Yoni Elixir is and how it can be used to create deeper self-pleasure as well as deeper intimacy. She created the oil after struggling to get more deeply in touch with her body and self and realized other women must be experiencing the same disconnection.


Belinda and Marina discuss some of problematic ways women’s bodies are discussed when it comes to sex and pleasure, explaining why language is so important when it comes to fostering self-empowerment and how oftentimes the language surrounding women’s genitalia is negative or derogatory. Because of this, Belinda encourages use of the word “yoni” because it is a sacred term for a woman’s entire reproductive space that gives it the reverence it deserves. 


Belinda and Marina then move on to exploring the concept of intimacy, what it means to them, the different ways it gets expressed within our lives, and the different types of intimacy people crave. Belinda explains that oftentimes people’s desires are born from what they did or didn’t receive when they were young and that learning to identify these needs or desires can help individuals to better activate them within their lives. Belinda also covers some of the most common resistances people have when it comes to self-pleasure and bodily intimacy and the need to start shifting this mindset so that women can get back into their feeling bodies, which she describes as the most powerful, singular thing a woman can do. 


Finally, Belinda shares with Marina her advice for best increasing energy, empowerment, and one’s expression in the world. She encourages women to lead by example, explaining that by making room for self-pleasure and by being intimate in the details of their practices with others, they give other women the permission to do the same and to feel comfortable doing so. 


What You’ll Learn in This Podcast Episode: 

  1. What a Yoni Elixir is, what it does, and how it can create deeper self-pleasure
  2. The importance of language when it comes to talking about our bodies
  3. The benefits of learning how to transition from one’s masculine energy and reconnect with one’s feminine energy
  4. David Richo’s 5 A’s of Love 
  5. Some of the different types of intimacy and how these impact relationships
  6. Where the most common resistances women have to self-pleasure originate
  7. Why it’s important for women to explain the intentionality behind their self-care practices 


Helpful Links:

Check out Belinda’s Yoni Elixir and learn about upcoming events at


Belinda’s Book Recommendations: 

Vagina by Naomi Wolf:


How to Be an Adult in Relationships: The Five Keys to Mindful Loving by David Richo:


Did something from today’s episode resonate with you? Have any suggestions for future programs? If so, shoot me a DM on Instagram @iammarinaperry