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Latham thomas.

latham thomas.
As a part of our maudern people series, we asked Brooklyn-based founder Latham Thomas for insights on modern intimacy. Latham is a master doula and the founder of Mama Glow—a maternity lifestyle company.

What is your relationship status?

Plant lover

How long have you been with your partner?
This year in November will make 7 years.

How did you meet?
We met through a mutual friend. 

In your day to day life, how do you make time for intimacy?
Intimacy is part of my self-care practice. I spend time alone nurturing myself - bathing then anointing myself with oils. I ignite the senses through cooking. Sunbathe on the roof. All of this soothes and relaxes me for intimacy.

With social distancing & quarantine, how has human contact changed for you?
I live with my son and my partner so I am around humans I love daily. But with my work as a doula and educator, a lot of our education has moved online, including our doula training programs. It’s been interesting to bring my energy to the digital space in a different way. 

You feel most loved when__
I feel most loved when cuddled, spooning in embrace with my partner.

A favorite literary or on-screen romance: 
I love seeing the different relationships play out on Issa Rae’s Insecure.

Unexpected turn-on:
All turn-ons are particular to the individual, I love my forearms being caressed.

The perfect date:

Depends on the time of year, location, moon phase—all of those factors.

Your in-the-mood food: 
I love vegan Passionfruit Ice Cream. And almond butter cup chocolates. 

Drink of choice:
I rarely drink so, I concoct fresh herbal sun teas, green juice, and when I drink alcohol, a nice glass of Sancerre.

A sexy or intimate song you love:
Keeps Me Alive by Moses Sumney.

Dating advice to your younger self:
Be still, focus on falling in love with yourself and don’t chase anyone.

What your parents said about love and relationships:
That relationships take patience and that love is not enough to stay with someone, it’s hard work.

Favorite scent:
Mama Glow x Good Medicine Beauty Lab: Beloved Natural Perfume oil.