July 14, 2022

Bedroom Therapy: Good Luck to You, Leo Grande/The Sessions

Bedroom Therapy: Good Luck to You, Leo Grande/The Sessions

Sometimes what you need is a deeper connection, some bedroom therapy, a sexual experience full of healing. And sometimes that means going to the experts — at least those skillfully played by actors. I'm joined by friend of the podcast Diana and former sex worker John S. to help break down fantasy vs. reality and explore these fictional journeys to sexual fulfillment.


I think anyone over a certain age who still desires healthy sexual experiences will feel the bittersweet emotional journey of Good Luck to You, Leo Grande right down to their soul. It's an intimate chamber piece that packs a quiet emotional punch. The incredible performances by Emma Thompson and Daryl McCormack give this movie its emotional force.

It's hard to describe the funny, touching and uplifting emotional tone of The Sessions but there isn't a drop of pity to be found anywhere. The performances byJohn Hawkes, Helen Hunt and William H Macy aren't showy but they're exceptional.

"Sexual surrogacy is a therapeutic practice designed to help a person become more comfortable with sex, their body, and/or the emotional and physical skills they need for intimacy." Sounds like a lot of us could use that kind of therapy.

The market for male sex services has tripled in the last five years, according to one study. If my reaction is anything to go by, I'm thinking Leo Grande might now increase those numbers.

“It turns into a relationship,” a male escort says, “even if it’s only for one night.” Mmmmmm. The Sex That Women Want When It's Costing Them $400 an Hour: Eight Surprising Things You Can Learn from Male Escorts by Men's Health magazine.

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