DID YOU KNOW there are podcasts that aren’t just about murder? It’s true! In fact, the sheer breadth of shows out there about sex and relationships means there’s something for every taste, from mild to wild. But these, dear reader, are the best. So, strap on your headphones, lie back, get comfortable, and put these ‘casts in your earholes.
Comedian Natalie Wall knows firsthand that sex is almost never the flawlessly executed, mutually satisfying, and sweat-free event that TV and movies would have you believe it is. That’s why she and her friends and fellow storytellers are here to demystify supposedly sexy experiences and make you feel way less alone in the hellscape of modern dating and sex. Plus, it’s hilarious. Lucid dream jizzing? Sign us up.
Mandii B and WeezyWTF host this wildly sex-positive and wonderfully raunchy podcast for all of the self-styled sluts out there. They cover everything from doulas to dating as women of color, along with some truly insightful interviews about sexual surrogacy, sugar daddies, and hetero cis men who fetishize trans women. We dare you to listen to their interview with adult performer, fetish expert, and “erotic touch masseur” King Noire in public without blushing.
In each episode of Sex Ed, Danielle Bezalel talks with five different folks in the Bay Area about sex and intersectionality and how we can trade in the shame-y nonsense for facts that make us feel strong and ready to access the pleasure we deserve. Tune in to Season 2, Episode 10, “Porn,” to hear from organizer and educator Era Steinfeld about finding what turns you on in adult film, seeing different bodies on screen, editing what you consume, and discovering what impact the industry has on kids as they learn (or don’t learn) about sex.
Bex and Kate are self-described “sex nerds” who talk about all things sex-positive, queer, and kinky, with a heaping dose of masturbation. Each episode provides a quick rundown on all of the erotic topics of interest that week, which can range from hypnokink to banging while baked to Pokémon. Check out their two-part episode, “Nutbusters,” in which they tackle the wasteland of sex-negative myths, including the one where your vagina becomes a flapping, gaping hole if you put too much inside it.
Comedian Remy Kassimir started How Cum in pursuit of the orgasm she’d never had. To figure out why, and how to make it happen, she interviews sex educators, reality stars, and sex workers, applying their advice along the way. In a world where the big O is the end-all, be-all in pop culture, it’s awesome to hear people blow that theory out of the water, humanizing all kinds of sex (including, yes, sex with yourself!) and intimacy along the way.
By Chanel Dubofsky
Illustrated by Anshika Khullar
This piece originally appeared in the July/August 2019 print edition of BUST Magazine. Subscribe today!
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