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The Turn On is a podcast for Black people who want to get off. To open their minds. To learn. To be part of a community. To show that we love and have sex too, and it doesn’t have to be political or scandalous or dirty. Unless we want it to be. Join us each week as we read a sexy piece of Black erotica, chop it up with the mind behind the literature, give y’all way too much information about our sex lives, and share some tips and tricks you might want to incorporate the next time you get it in. Your hosts are Erica and Kenrya, curious, hilarious, direct, Black best friends who love to have sex and read about sex and learn about sex, and would rather give up our vibrators than yuck someone else’s yum. We’ll explore all facets of sexuality, from kink to masturbation to sex work to having orgasms while disabled. Our lens for the show is “sex and…,” because we know that sex is never just about sex. Every time you tune in, we'll turn you on and teach you something you can use to get off.

The Turn On is a podcast for Black people who want to get off. To open their minds. To learn. To be part of a community. To show that we love and have sex too, and it doesn’t have to be political or scandalous or dirty. Unless we want it to be. Join us each week as we read a sexy piece of Black erotica, chop it up with the mind behind the literature, give y’all way too much information about our sex lives, and share some tips and tricks you might want to incorporate the next time you get it in. Your hosts are Erica and Kenrya, curious, hilarious, direct, Black best friends who love to have sex and read about sex and learn about sex, and would rather give up our vibrators than yuck someone else’s yum. We’ll explore all facets of sexuality, from kink to masturbation to sex work to having orgasms while disabled. Our lens for the show is “sex and…,” because we know that sex is never just about sex. Every time you tune in, we'll turn you on and teach you something you can use to get off.

Location:

United States

Description:

The Turn On is a podcast for Black people who want to get off. To open their minds. To learn. To be part of a community. To show that we love and have sex too, and it doesn’t have to be political or scandalous or dirty. Unless we want it to be. Join us each week as we read a sexy piece of Black erotica, chop it up with the mind behind the literature, give y’all way too much information about our sex lives, and share some tips and tricks you might want to incorporate the next time you get it in. Your hosts are Erica and Kenrya, curious, hilarious, direct, Black best friends who love to have sex and read about sex and learn about sex, and would rather give up our vibrators than yuck someone else’s yum. We’ll explore all facets of sexuality, from kink to masturbation to sex work to having orgasms while disabled. Our lens for the show is “sex and…,” because we know that sex is never just about sex. Every time you tune in, we'll turn you on and teach you something you can use to get off.

Language:

English

Contact:

202-528-6416


Episodes

Season 4 | Quickie 33 | Storytime: Talking Sex With Elders

6/16/2021
In this episode of The Turn On, Erica and Kenrya share their experiences talking about sex with the olds. RESOURCES BookshopAmazonBookshopAmazonYou can find full show notes, a transcript and links to everything we mentioned on this episode at https://www.theturnonpodcast.com/transcripts/season-4-quickie-33-storytime-talking-sex-with-elders. Connect With The Turn On Website: http://www.theturnonpodcast.com Instagram: @TheTurnOnPodcast Twitter: @TheTurnOnPod Facebook:...

Duration:00:19:49

Season 4 | Episode 5.5 | The Turn On x ArinMaya

6/9/2021
In this episode of The Turn On, Erica and Kenrya talk to singer ArinMaya about abandoning The V Club, making pivots, using the gifts God gives us, being goal-oriented in relationships and the commodification of sex. RESOURCES WebsiteTwitterInstagramFacebookAmazonBookshopAmazonBookshopAmazonYou can find full show notes, a transcript and links to everything we mentioned on this episode at https://www.theturnonpodcast.com/transcripts/season-4-episode-5_5-the-turn-on-x-arinmaya. Connect With...

Duration:00:46:05

Season 4 | Episode 5 | None of Your Business

6/2/2021
In this episode of The Turn On, Erica and Kenrya read Rilzy Adams' "Ho! Ho! Ho!" and talk about people who seek out virgins, dealing with STIs, holding grudges, what the body knows, post-trauma rituals and the joys of rewatching—and quoting—"Waiting to Exhale" as adults. Resources AmazonWebsiteTwitterInstagramMassage CandlesYou can find full show notes, a transcript and links to everything we mentioned on this episode at...

Duration:01:03:55

Season 4 | Episode 4.5 | The Turn On x Adriene Boone

5/26/2021
In this episode of The Turn On, Erica and Kenrya talk to The Boonie Breakdown host Adriene Boone about how where you come from impacts where you're going, striking a balance between being ratchet and responsible, and what it takes to earn a spot on the Mount Rushmore of Dicks. RESOURCES Guest, Adriene Boone | Podcast, The Boonie Breakdown | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook Story, "Brazilian Wax" from "The Erotic Tales: Love, Sex and Submission," by Jacqueline R. Hawkins |...

Duration:00:51:17

Season 4 | Episode 4 | No Panties

5/19/2021
In this episode of The Turn On, Erica and Kenrya read "Brazilian Wax" from Jacqueline R. Hawkins' "The Erotic Tales: Love, Sex and Submission" and talk about having sex with unexpected people, what it really means to be old, waxing preferences and expectations, and getting naked with friends. Resources PayhipWebsiteTwitterInstagramNipple and Clitoral StimulatorYou can find full show notes, a transcript and links to everything we mentioned on this episode at...

Duration:00:59:01

Season 4 | Episode 3.5 | The Turn On x D.L. White

5/12/2021
In this episode of The Turn On, Erica and Kenrya talk to author D.L. White about avoiding the crutch of stereotypes, the perks of being petty, not being precious about virginity and using Pinterest to shape memorable characters. RESOURCES AmazonWebsiteTwitterInstagramPinterestBookshopAmazonBookshopAmazonBookshopAmazonBookshopAmazonYou can find full show notes, a transcript and links to everything we mentioned on this episode at...

Duration:00:59:24

Season 4 | Episode 3 | Secret Lovers

5/5/2021
In this episode of The Turn On, Erica and Kenrya read D.L. White's "A Thin Line," talk about what we owe ourselves, setting healthy boundaries in friendships, teaching our kids about gaslighting, holding grudges, abolishing the idea of "losing your virginity" and how making unilateral decisions can bite you in the ass. Resources AmazonWebsiteTwitterInstagramTrailerHonorArouseSootheRitual KitYou can find full show notes, a transcript and links to everything we mentioned on this episode at...

Duration:01:11:34

Season 4 | Episode 2.5 | The Turn On x Rhonisha Franklin

4/28/2021
In this episode of The Turn On, Erica and Kenrya talk to photographer Rhonisha Franklin about finding your passion, pivoting careers, the beauty of brown skin and using photography as a healing modality. You can find full show notes, a transcript and links to everything we mentioned on this episode at https://www.theturnonpodcast.com/transcripts/season-4-episode-2_5-the-turn-on-x-rhonisha-franklin. Connect With The Turn On Website: http://www.theturnonpodcast.com Instagram:...

Duration:00:42:25

Season 4 | Episode 2 | Fantastic Voyage

4/21/2021
In this episode of The Turn On, Erica and Kenrya read "Along for the Ride" by Mimi Grace and talk the joys of road trips, rewriting the stories we tell ourselves, the consequences of taking on too much responsibility as children and what it really means to have your stuff together. Resources BookshopAmazonRubber DuckieYou can find full show notes, a transcript and links to everything we mentioned on this episode at...

Duration:01:11:22

Season 4 | Episode 1.5 | The Turn On x The Incredible Edible Akynos

4/14/2021
In this episode of The Turn On, Erica and Kenrya talk to The Incredible Edible Akynos, international stripper and executive director of The Black Sex Worker Collective, about setting boundaries, the ways white supremacy perverts Black culture, sex worker representation in media and how we can all support sex workers. You can find full show notes, a transcript and links to everything we mentioned on this episode at...

Duration:01:12:45

Season 4 | Episode 1 | Don't Stop Your Love

4/7/2021
In this episode of The Turn On, Erica and Kenrya read B. Love's "Fans Only" and talk about OnlyFans, mindreading, waiting for a potential partner's mask to drop and learning to trust your intuition. You can find full show notes, a transcript and links to everything we mentioned on this episode at https://www.theturnonpodcast.com/transcripts/season-4-episode-1-dont-stop-your-love. Connect With The Turn On Website: http://www.theturnonpodcast.com Instagram: @TheTurnOnPodcast Twitter:...

Duration:00:52:43

Season Four Announcement

4/6/2021
The Turn On returns for Season Four on April 7, 2021! And we've got a big surprise! You can find full show notes, a transcript and links to everything we mentioned on this episode at https://www.theturnonpodcast.com/transcripts/season-4-announcement. Connect With The Turn On Website: http://www.theturnonpodcast.com Instagram: @TheTurnOnPodcast Twitter: @TheTurnOnPod Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheTurnOnPodcast/ YouTube:...

Duration:00:03:16

Season 3 | Quickie 32 | Let's Get (Even More) Personal

3/31/2021
In this episode of The Turn On, Erica and Kenrya interview each other about what they do outside the podcast, from peddling sex toys and books, to watching "WandaVision" and reality shows, to building the joyful lives they actually want. You can find full show notes, a transcript and links to everything we mentioned on this episode at https://www.theturnonpodcast.com/transcripts/quickie-32-lets-get-even-more-personal3816256. Connect With The Turn On Website:...

Duration:00:43:34

Season 3 | Quickie 31 | Dating Mailbag

3/24/2021
In this episode of The Turn On, Erica and Kenrya dig in the mailbag and answer questions about inconsistent partners, how far is too far to drive for sex and how much to disclose before you do the do. You can find full show notes, a transcript and links to everything we mentioned on this episode at https://www.theturnonpodcast.com/transcripts/quickie-31-dating-mailbag. Connect With The Turn On Website: http://www.theturnonpodcast.com Instagram: @TheTurnOnPodcast Twitter:...

Duration:00:15:45

Season 3 | Quickie 30 | Casting Call

3/17/2021
In this episode of The Turn On, Erica and Kenrya talk shit and wonder aloud who should play the leads in three of the books featured on the show this season. You can find full show notes, a transcript and links to everything we mentioned on this episode at https://www.theturnonpodcast.com/transcripts/quickie-30-casting-call. Connect With The Turn On Website: http://www.theturnonpodcast.com Instagram: @TheTurnOnPodcast Twitter: @TheTurnOnPod Facebook:...

Duration:00:17:52

Season 3 | Quickie 29 | The Turn On x Tresha Sealy

3/10/2021
In this episode of The Turn On, Erica and Kenrya talk to divorce attorney Tresha Sealy about red flags, intimate partner violence, navigating custody issues in a pandemic, doing the work before you get married, the strangest thing she's ever seen during a divorce proceeding and knowing when it's time to leave. You can find full show notes, a transcript and links to everything we mentioned on this episode at...

Duration:00:44:04

Season 3 | Quickie 28 | This Is Your Sex Life...With Theresa

3/3/2021
In this episode of The Turn On, Erica and Kenrya talk to "Theresa" about shifting attractions, being empowered through porn, sexual freedom as a turn on and putting fingers where they've never gone before. You can find full show notes, a transcript and links to everything we mentioned on this episode at https://www.theturnonpodcast.com/transcripts/quickie-28-this-is-your-sex-lifewith-theresa. Connect With The Turn On Website: http://www.theturnonpodcast.com Instagram:...

Duration:00:49:21

Season 3 | Quickie 27 | This is Your Sex Life...With Jasmine Banks

2/24/2021
In this episode of The Turn On, Erica and Kenrya talk to queer Black polyamorous feminist and Parenting Is Political podcast co-host Jasmine Banks about the role of kink in healing sexual trauma, the beauty of going through a second adolescence with partners you trust, teaching our kids about sex and gender and pleasure and joy, and how masturbating first thing in the morning can save lives. You can find full show notes, a transcript and links to everything we mentioned on this episode at...

Duration:01:16:37

Season 3 | Episode 10.5 | The Turn On x Haylin Belay

2/17/2021
In this episode of The Turn On, Erica and Kenrya talk to sex educator and pleasure witch Haylin Belay about tapping into your personal spirituality; achieving a pleasurable, integrated sex life; rooting out anti-Blackness in sex education and all the shit popular culture gets wrong about witchcraft. You can find full show notes, a transcript and links to everything we mentioned on this episode at https://www.theturnonpodcast.com/transcripts/episode-10_5-the-turn-on-x-haylin-belay. Connect...

Duration:01:06:54

Season 3 | Episode 10 | Black Magic Woman

2/10/2021
In this episode of The Turn On, Erica and Kenrya read N.D. Jones' "Of Fear and Faith" and talked Black spirituality, the two lists everyone should make before they start dating, having panic attacks after seemingly "fine" dates, the importance of having a strong block game and lingering gender roles. You can find full show notes, a transcript and links to everything we mentioned on this episode at https://www.theturnonpodcast.com/transcripts/episode-10-black-magic-woman. Connect With The...

Duration:01:03:45