Regret is the Mama-Bear emotion of all our sexual hiccups, but in all honesty, she’s more two-headed hydra than anything else. 

If we really think about it – shame, guilt, embarrassment all boil down to one thing – the shoulda, woulda, couldas that we live with, and how they rob us of our inner sexy.  

Last week, we talked about the twisted sisters that hold us back from a fulfilling sex life. Today we’re going to continue our walkabout in the realm of psychology and explore two members of the sexual hiccup family, and why we need to get them off our shoulders. 

Regret is not as massive as post-trauma and it’s not as talked about as shame, but its ramifications are super personal. -Heather Bartos


3 Things We Learned From This Episode

  • Why regret is such a potent emotion and persistent theme in literature, poetry and yes, Adele songs.
  • The sexual regrets that gnaw at heterosexual women, and how they differ from women in same-sex partnerships.
  • The most dangerous type of regret in my opinion (hint: it started in marketing with a dude).