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Sex, Love & Intimacy During a Global Pandemic

Sex Out Loud with Tristan Taormino

Release Date: 04/27/2020

Dr. Rhoda on the Adult Baby & Diaper Lover fetish and community show art Dr. Rhoda on the Adult Baby & Diaper Lover fetish and community

Sex Out Loud with Tristan Taormino

For the first time in Sex Out Loud history, Tristan covers a topic that is taboo among the BDSM/kink community: Adult Baby & Diaper Lovers. Our expert is Dr. Rhoda, a therapist in private practice and the author of the book No More Hiding: Permission to Love Your Sexual Self.

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Jan Dworkin on Sex & Power, Communication, and Mining Your Life for Meaning show art Jan Dworkin on Sex & Power, Communication, and Mining Your Life for Meaning

Sex Out Loud with Tristan Taormino

Therapist and author Jan Dworkin talks about her work examining sex, relationships, and communication through the lens of power & dreaming, both systemic and individual. She uses case studies from her practice and pulls from her own experience with sex and relationships. Tristan opens up about the topics as well. Jan Dworkin, PhD, has more than 25 years of international, cross-cultural experience as a couples therapist and leadership coach. She is a co-founder of the Process Work Institute (PWI), a not-for-profit graduate school dedicated to research and training in process-oriented...

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The Masked Singer: From the Archives show art The Masked Singer: From the Archives

Sex Out Loud with Tristan Taormino

Tristan realized she's interviewed not one, but TWO former contestants on the TV show The Masked Singer - so we went deep into the Sex Out Loud vault to find the shows from 2012 and 2013 and edited them together, commercial-free. Topics include: anal sex, non-monogamy, embracing your body, clitoral vs g-spot stimulation, favorite sex toys, and much more.

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Cooper Lee Bombardier on Masculinity, Accountability, and Writing Memoir show art Cooper Lee Bombardier on Masculinity, Accountability, and Writing Memoir

Sex Out Loud with Tristan Taormino

Author and artist Cooper Lee Bombardier talks about his new memoir, Pass With Care, unpacking masculinity, transitioning in community 20 years ago, facing demons, and exploring accountability. Cooper Lee Bombardier is a queer, trans American writer and visual artist living in Canada. His writing appears in The Kenyon Review, The Malahat Review, Ninth Letter, CutBank, Nailed Magazine, Longreads, BOMB, and The Rumpus; and in 13 anthologies, including the Lambda Literary Award-winning anthology, The Remedy–Essays on Queer Health Issues, and the Lambda-nominated anthology, Meanwhile, Elsewhere:...

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Marla Renee Stewart on Sex Skills, Learning Styles, and How To Get Better At Seducing Yourself show art Marla Renee Stewart on Sex Skills, Learning Styles, and How To Get Better At Seducing Yourself

Sex Out Loud with Tristan Taormino

Sex educator & author Marla Renee Stewart returns to the show to talk about her new book, The Ultimate Guide to Seduction & Foreplay, co-written with Dr. Jess. This interview continues the conversation on seduction and building your sex skills by examining your learning style and figuring out how to seduce yourself.

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Living on After Great Pain: Christina Crosby on Grief, Bodies, Resisting Redemption Narratives & Sex Lives show art Living on After Great Pain: Christina Crosby on Grief, Bodies, Resisting Redemption Narratives & Sex Lives

Sex Out Loud with Tristan Taormino

Christina Crosby, Professor of English and Feminist Gender and Sexuality Studies at Wesleyan University, is the author of A Body, Undone: Living on After Great Pain, a memoir written in the wake of spinal cord injury, pain and paralysis. At once deeply personal and deeply unsentimental, the book is her effort to “create something of an otherwise confounded life [by] ‘diving into the wreck’ of my body.”

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Gene Demby on Race & Sex in America show art Gene Demby on Race & Sex in America

Sex Out Loud with Tristan Taormino

Gene Demby, journalist and co-host of NPR's Code Switch, talks with Tristan about how racism and the environment in America informs sexual education, religion, interracial dating, fetishization, swinging while Black, and other issues that impact us today. (This special 90-minute episode was recorded before the uprisings & protests that began in late May 2020.)

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Dr. Jess on Seduction, Foreplay, Core & Elevated Erotic Feelings show art Dr. Jess on Seduction, Foreplay, Core & Elevated Erotic Feelings

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TV personality, author, podcast host Dr. Jess O'Reilly joins us to talk about her new book on the topics of seduction, foreplay, core & elevated erotic feelings. Jess O’Reilly () is a sex and relationship expert with a background in education. Her research and passion involves teacher training in sexual health and she volunteers in schools and universities to help bring better sex & relationship education to students across Ontario. Jess is also a television personality, author, podcast host () and international speaker who has facilitated hundreds of corporate workshops and retreats...

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Kevin A. Patterson & Alana Phelan on Creating the Superheroes You Want show art Kevin A. Patterson & Alana Phelan on Creating the Superheroes You Want

Sex Out Loud with Tristan Taormino

Kevin A. Patterson & Alana Phelan, the authors of the For Hire series, join us to talk about their new books featuring queer polyamorous heroes and magicians. It's a world like our own, but the emergence of superhumans has created shifts in culture that play out in changes both subtle and monumental. They chat about what inspired the characters, the story, and whether shadow government conspiracy theories are real. Kevin Patterson, M.Ed has been practicing ethical nonmonogamy since August of 2002. In April of 2015, Kevin was inspired to start Poly Role Models, a popular interview series...

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Carley Moore on The Not Wives show art Carley Moore on The Not Wives

Sex Out Loud with Tristan Taormino

Author Carley Moore talks about the new gritty, sexy, queer novel The Not Wives. Tristan talks with her about writing queer characters and hot sex scenes in fiction, telling stories from The Occupy Movement, and what New York City in 2011 has in common with today. Many publishers said they didn't know these characters, but for many queer people, the depictions reflect our real life in ways not often seen in mainstream books. They chat about bisexuality, pansexuality, coming out, and when it feels like when a threesome could happen at any moment.

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