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Just How Radical ARE You? (Pop Quiz)

Regena in Red So, you’ve read the books and you get the e-mails.
You think you’re a Pleasure Revolutionary, do ya?
Okay, then.
I am impressed.
But let’s just see how pleasurable your life really, really, really is.
It’s “radical act of pleasure” time.

Take this quiz to see just how much pleasure you currently squeeze out of a day in your life….

1. Before you leave the house, you always make sure to…
A) Pull on those black yoga pants with the elastic waist. That’s about all you can manage in your mad dash.
B) Ingest breakfast, even if that means just grabbing a granola bar.
C) Sit for 5 minutes and savor a cup of tea with your favorite news publication
D) Spend at least thirty minutes devoted to your passion–whether that takes the form of learning the Spanish guitar, enjoying the company of a lover, or researching patterns of butterfly migration. No matter how you spend your day, you’ve already put your full attention on what you love.

2. On your lunch break, you…
A) Continue working, full speed ahead. Who has time for lunch?
B) Mindlessly scarf down the same takeout you’ve ordered for the past three days in a row, while checking your emails.
C) Leave your office to go meet a girlfriend at one of your favorite restaurants.
D) Go for what truly feeds your soul that afternoon: first, thoroughly savoring enchiladas drizzled in cilantro-avocado sauce that you packed the night before, until you’ve practically licked the plate clean. Then, a few minutes spent paging through one of your favorite magazines. On top of that, taking a moment to spritz on a bit of perfume and reapply your favorite lipgloss. And polishing it off with a quick brag session with a girlfriend, co-worker, or any lucky person in your vicinity.

3. While running errands, you normally…
A) Move at warp speed, so you can get it all done as soon as possible and avoid traffic.
B) Pop in your earbuds and listen to your iPod, so you can be in your own world narrated by Michael Jackson.
C) Make it your mission to flirt with at lease three people you encounter.
D) Flirt with everyone on your pathway, and on top of that, always insert at least one “wildcard” errand into your routine: extravagant window shopping at a store you’ve never visited before, an act of anonymous good, a trip to the ASPCA to play with the puppies, etc.

4. When passing a mirror you…
A) Wince
B) Fix your hair and reapply your makeup
C) Wink
D) Whisper sweet nothings to yourself in Italian because you think it sounds sexy

5. You typically conclude your day by…
A) Passing out on the couch, fully clothed.
B) Making a to-do list for tomorrow.
C) Watching another episode of your favorite TV show.
D) Slipping on something luxurious, climbing into bed, and sharing gratitudes with a loved one for the privilege of having had another full day on earth.

6. You find out there are only 20 seats left at Mama Gena’s upcoming Intro night, so you…
A) Do nothing.
B) Decide to think it over and make a decision at the last minute.
C) Put it on your desire list and call The Palace at 212-787-2411 x1.
D) Click this link to enroll now.

Mostly A’s – You place no value on your own pleasure and as a consequence, still have none of the things you truly want
Mostly B’s – You are in touch with your pleasure and appetite, but frequently ignore it
Mostly C’s – You know how to insist on your pleasure in ways that feel familiar to you
Mostly D’s – You are willing to go extremes for your own pleasure and make your own rules in the game of life

I want to know your score.
Give me the details, the challenges, and the ways you are currently overcoming them.
And if there is anything specific you want from me next week, please post that right here, too!!

And remember, I’m giving away five seats at the Intro night to the women who post the most Radical Acts of Pleasure on their Facebook and/or Twitter profiles. Any act of pleasure you complete qualifies as a radical act. In order for your post to count, you must use the hashtag “#RadicalPleasure.” If your post is going on Twitter, be sure to mention “@mamagena” For example: “@mamagena I put flowers on the desk of every one of my co-workers this morning #RadicalPleasure.” If your post is going on Facebook, you must tag “Mama Gena’s School of Womanly Arts,” so that it posts to our wall. We will be posting daily Radical Acts of Pleasure on our own Facebook page, for your inspiration. In order to count these assignments as your own radical acts, you must create separate, stand-alone posts that mention them, following the guidelines above (rather than replying in the comments section below our posts). You have until Friday, February 3rd at 5PM to post your radical acts.

Go out there and insist on some radical pleasure for yourself. Make your Mama proud.

With so much love and pleasure,

Mama Gena


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  • Veronica February 5, 2012, 8:29 pm

    I have read your book but Ow! got mostly B’s and C’s with one A! good goddess I’ve got to start thinking about my own fun, thank for this Quiz Mama you’ve really shown me that I need to incorporate more pleasure in my life!

  • Rita February 3, 2012, 10:47 am

    I enrolled a month ago, but who says I can’t win my way in???
    One A, one B, and someplace between the C’s and D’s for the rest of the quiz. Yikes! Time to amp up the pleasure! I need Mama to remind me 😉
    Hummm need to post more radical pleasures!!!!

  • mama gena February 2, 2012, 4:56 pm

    lydia-i can feel your passion throbbing through the internet!! you are on the threshold of a whole new adventure.
    josie- a ‘b’ is a really good grade! very juicy! like you. just wait til next week, after the radical step night!
    alex- happy happy happy birthday. may all your desires flow towards you in unexpected ways!
    wende- here’s to divinity and chocolate!
    suze- can’t wait to see you at the intro night!
    kelly- you are sooo ready to be set free! i am glad you are coming to the intro.
    mel- thanks so much for the thumbs up. and all-over-the-place is a great place to be.

  • BSG Melanie C. February 2, 2012, 4:46 pm


    This may possibly be the BEST photo of you I have EVER seen! I love Love LOVE this photo of you!!! You are gorgeous, and carefree, and unleashing that energy that fills a room when you explode into it! And you just LOOK. SO. DAMN. GOOD. Seriously, I can’t say it enough. Hot hot HOT!!!

    I think this pic embodies the Radical Step. The Pleasure Revolution. You. Fabulous, enormous, vivacious, unbound YOU.

    On the little pop quiz above, I scored equal numbers of Bs and Ds, in true SG Melanie fashion. I also had one A and one C. Of course. It’s got to be all over the place AND balance out with me. Just as my journey in the Revolution has been.

    I am ready for The Radical Step. I am ready to change everything. Because a sister goddess always gets what she desires, OR SOMETHING BETTER.

    I’m so ready to change for the BETTER. 🙂

    Loving you evermore,
    BSG Melanie.

  • SG Kelly February 2, 2012, 4:05 pm

    Oh, Mama! Thank you for lovingly and ceaselessly insisting that we go after our pleasure in big, boundless ways. I love that when I am willing to back down and compromise my pleasure, you are not. Thank you.

    Next week I desire to learn from you how to blast through my self-consciousness as an artist. Teach me how to live freely in my luscious, creative self, how to blast through those binding, critical thoughts that block. Show me how to be FREE!

    Looking forward to Mastery 2012!

  • Suzi Banks Baum February 2, 2012, 3:50 pm

    DDDDDD brings me to tears of gratitude today for all the massive joy and bounty I have in my life.
    I brag reading this post has lifted me from the temporary low spot I was just in, feeling ineffective in my home life today.
    I am grateful for the opportunity to connect with the SG community here, to reach out to another SG for support and to feel the heat of my passion warming the cold cockles of my tired Mama’s heart.
    I desire to Dance Break with all of you on the 9th!

    The Radical Step that Changed Everything, changes me daily.
    All my love and thanks,

  • Wende Jowsey February 2, 2012, 3:16 pm

    Thanks for the Pleasure check Mama.

    Morning meditation when I take the time, fills me with soulful pleasure. For me the ultimate joy is expanding a sense of Divinity – the love of the Universe through every cell in my body and then out into the world.

    I find it lasts longer than chocolate.


  • Alex Thomsen February 2, 2012, 3:04 pm

    I brag that today is my birthday and I fall between a C & D except number 4. When I go by a mirror, I often don’t even look because I don’t feel the need to know how I look to make me feel fabulous about myself. I feel and desire to meet the challenge to be more into my pleasure every moment of every day. I don’t always make it, but I’m grateful for all the times I do and the times I don’t. Life is so luscious and juicy and full of wonderful new things each and every moment!


  • Josie February 2, 2012, 2:46 pm

    I too was a B… I brag that I am tunning in more and more to my pleasure. That all of the juicy and fabulous MG posts blogs, excercises,, Sister goddesses in general are so awe inspiring, and lift the juice..
    I feel so juicy right now 🙂 I feel the “challenge” currently is tuning in to my pleasure and being in that place….. while “satisfying” my boss…. You know, old paradigmish…vs. hopeful budding spring of a leaf of the pleasure way….

    I desire to live in the heart of my juice and expanse and amrita.. I am grateful to Mama Gena and the Sister Goddesses the world over for re-introducing a succulent world of pleasure….eternally…
    I desire to be so intoxicated and disciplined in pleasure for its own reward. I desire to nurture a little everyday… chosing pleasure a little here, a little here.. a little here…..

    so much adoration ..

    Josie 🙂

  • Lydia Torres-Williams February 2, 2012, 1:59 pm

    Quiz just nailed me to a “T”. In touch with my pleasure 7 appetite, but frequently ignore it!! I’m trying to own and claim my power each and every day. i make sure I feel good about how I look and I take the extra time to get it right. I look in the mirror and compliment myself. But the most radical thing I am doing is going to Therapy and unlocking my “voice”. I am speaking being honest with myself for the very first time and it is slowly but surely unleashing the Goddess inside!

    At the Radical Step workshop, I’m hoping to gain confidence and to become comfortable with my sexual self. Set free the inner Goddess that is screaming and begging to get out after 30 long years of marriage that left me silencesd and self defeated. Still married but on the cusp of setting myself free!!