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What is Love?

2/12/2019
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No one person is an expert in love. So, for our season finale, Liz asked 50 strangers about LOVE: What is love? Does love hurt? Is love scary? Have you been in love? Their answers reflected a diversity of experiences and perceptions from young, old, single, happily partnered, divorced, polyamorous and currently heartbroken people. From fears of dying alone and being eaten by cats, to a couple that have been together 47 years— this episode covers it all. Visit www.thesexed.com to stay up to...

Duration:00:15:49

Betony Vernon

2/5/2019
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Betony Vernon is a sexual anthropologist, mistress of the ropes, the author of The Boudoir Bible: The Uninhibited Sex Guide for Today, and the designer behind Jewel Tools—a line of haute couture erotic jewelry. In this episode, Liz and Betony discuss the time Betony professionally tied Liz up (!) as well as digital dating and how bondage can be a healing tool for trauma. Learn more at BetonyVernon.com. You can also see a video of a talk we had in London with MatchesFashion on TheSexEd.com.

Duration:00:30:36

Wendy Cherry

1/29/2019
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Dr. Wendy Cherry is a Sex Therapist and Executive Director and co-founder of the American Association of Couples and Sex Therapists (AACAST.) Dr. Cherry is also Co-Director of UCLA’s AACAST’s programming, for Medical residents, undergrads, licensed and practicing sex therapists. On this episode, Liz and Wendy cover what sex therapy is and how it works, how we can overcome internalized erotic shame, and how to break the ice to your partner when you want to address an issue in the bedroom.

Duration:00:48:31

Erica Chidi Cohen

1/22/2019
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Erica Chidi Cohen is a doula, author and cofounder of LOOM— a center in Los Angeles that provides empowered education from periods to parenting. She has guided thousands of people in their transition from pregnancy to parenthood in her practice and through her book, Nurture: A Modern Guide to Pregnancy, Birth and Early Motherhood. Erica and Liz discuss doula care for patients through birth and abortion, how pregnancy effects sex drive and why there’s no such thing as the “best way” to give...

Duration:00:40:31

Paul Fishbein

1/15/2019
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Paul Fishbein founded AVN Media Network, the adult film industry’s leading trade publication, and the annual AVN Convention and Awards Show in Las Vegas, otherwise known as the “Oscars of Porn.” Now Paul is producer of the Showtime Series “Submission” and “Sex With Sunny Megatron,” amongst others. In this episode Liz and Paul discuss how a college kid with no knowledge of porn ending up founding the industry giant, how he’s transitioned to making Hollywood product and why he considers...

Duration:00:41:00

Sunny Rodgers

1/8/2019
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Sunny Rodgers is a clinical sexologist, certified sex coach, sex educator, ordained minister, and, among many, many other things— a regular contributor to TheSexEd.com. In this episode, Liz and Sunny cover everything from non-gendered sex toys, to prostate pleasure to the healing power of sex. You can find Sunny on Twitter @SunnyRodgers or at coachsunnyrodgers.com.

Duration:00:50:03

Diana Winston

1/1/2019
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Diana Winston is the Director of Mindfulness Education at UCLA's Mindful Awareness Research Center, aka “MARC.” MARC's mission is to foster mindful awareness across the lifespan of humanity to promote well-being and a more compassionate society. In this episode, Liz and Diana discuss what exactly mindfulness is, practical ways to integrate it in your daily routine, how to have more conscious sex, and— she leads Liz in a guided meditation which you can follow along.

Duration:00:27:18

Dita Von Teese

12/25/2018
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Dita Von Teese is known as The Queen of Burlesque. She re-popularized the art form in the 90s and remains its most well-known performer. She is also an author, model and designer. In this episode, real life bosom buddies Liz and Dita chat about the first time she discovered kink, how working strip clubs can prepare you for the real world and the unbridled joy of taking a pie to the face. Follow Dita @DitaVonTeese. To see more Dita, visit TheSexEd.com for a talk we had at The Hammer Museum in...

Duration:00:32:10

Karina Longworth

12/18/2018
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Karina Longworth is the creator of “You Must Remember This”, a podcast about the secrets and forgotten histories of early Hollywood and the author of the book, Seduction: Sex, Lies and Stardom in Howard Hughes’s Hollywood about the women whose careers and lives Hughes changed. Liz catches up with Karina during her book tour to discuss sex on the silver screen in cinema’s golden age and the long history of hollywood’s boys club.

Duration:00:39:52

Dr. Carrie Wambach

12/11/2018
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Carrie Wambach, M.D. is a board certified OB GYN with a speciality in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. At her private practice in Los Angeles, Dr. Wambach helps patients with fertility plans, egg freezing and hormone imbalances, as well as treating recurrent miscarriage and premature ovarian failure. In this episode Dr. Wambach and Liz discuss infertility, surrogacy and why there is such overwhelming cultural pressure to conceive.

Duration:00:40:55

Lexington Steele

12/4/2018
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Lexington Steele is a world-famous hall of fame porn-star with three AVN Performer of the Year Awards—basically the Best Actor Oscar for porn—and is still going strong, two decades later. We discussed his transition from stockbroker to porn-star, intimacy, and how race and gender affect the different career paths of adult performers. Lex has been behind the camera as long as he's been in porn, establishing his first company, Mercenary Pictures in 2003, followed by co-founding Lexington...

Duration:00:37:22

Gwen McClendon

11/27/2018
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Gwen McClendon is a minister at Shabach Christian Fellowship Church in Los Angeles. She has also been a sex educator since 1969. With over 50 years of experience speaking to teenagers about sexuality, both in the public school system and as a Youth Pastor, Gwen understands first hand why abstinence only education doesn’t work. In this interview Gwen and Liz have a nuanced conversation about sex, love and God, as well as teenage hormones and the church’s responsibilities when it comes to...

Duration:00:42:44

Nina Hartley

11/20/2018
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Nina Hartley is a world-famous adult film actress, director, author, and educator. She first achieved mainstream recognition in the 80s and 90s for promoting sex-positive feminism. Today, she tours the country giving university lectures on self-love and sexual awareness. You can find Nina at her website, Nina.com, and follow her on Twitter where she’s @ninaland. To see more Nina, visit TheSexEd.com, where you can watch a video of a talk we had at The Hammer Museum in Los Angeles.

Duration:00:44:10

Dr. Joshua Gonzalez

11/13/2018
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Dr. Joshua Gonzalez, MD, is a urologist specializing in Sexual Medicine. He has devoted his career to studying and treating sexual dysfunction, with a special concentration on LGBTQ+ issues. On this episode we discuss erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, birth control side effects, and a whole host of other medical mysteries that don’t get discussed enough in polite company. Find Dr. Gonzalez online at JoshuaGonzalezMD.com and on twitter @SexMedLA. Dr. Gonzalez is also a regular...

Duration:00:33:07

Lou Paget

11/6/2018
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Lou Paget is a certified sex educator who travels the world sharing accurate, practical information with honesty and accessibility. She’s also the bestselling author of 5 books on sexuality. In this episode, she shares her tips for the best cunnilingus and fellatio among other insights into the bedroom. You can find more Lou, including links to her books “Orgasms” and “How to Be a Great Lover,” at LouPaget.com.

Duration:00:40:55

Catherine Clay

10/19/2018
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Catherine was involved in sex work from a very young age, at her family’s direction. Catherine talks about the life of a young sex worker, the sacrifices that she made for her family, and her journey out of alcohol addiction.

Duration:00:48:03