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A spicy blend of personal stories, in-depth reporting and inspiration! Health and sexuality writer August McLaughlin explores sexual empowerment with a range of guests. Girl Boner Radio is LGBTQIA-friendly and all genders are welcome! Inspired by August's award-winning blog: augustmclaughlin.com.

A spicy blend of personal stories, in-depth reporting and inspiration! Health and sexuality writer August McLaughlin explores sexual empowerment with a range of guests. Girl Boner Radio is LGBTQIA-friendly and all genders are welcome! Inspired by August's award-winning blog: augustmclaughlin.com.

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United States

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A spicy blend of personal stories, in-depth reporting and inspiration! Health and sexuality writer August McLaughlin explores sexual empowerment with a range of guests. Girl Boner Radio is LGBTQIA-friendly and all genders are welcome! Inspired by August's award-winning blog: augustmclaughlin.com.

Language:

English


Episodes

1st Orgasm Stories + 10 Types of ‘Gasms

2/24/2021
Have you ever wondered if you orgasm “weird?” August hears about that a lot. The truth is, there are many ways of experiencing orgasm and all of those Os are valid. A few things you’ll learn about in this episode: First orgasm stories of Lynn Anderton,Dr. Lanae St. JohnandJayne Renault, all of which took them by surprise7 types of “female orgasms,” including sleep-gasms, back-gasms, cervical orgasm and moreWhat we tend to get wrong when talking about “clitoral” and “vaginal” orgasms3...

Duration:00:21:20

4 Risky Relationship Myths with Dr. Gary Lewandowski

2/17/2021
Have you ever felt let down because your partner doesn’t meet your expectations? Or wondered if you’re having enough sex? Dr. Gary Lewandowski, psychologist and author of Stronger Than You Think: The 10 Blind Spots That Undermine Your Relationship...and How to See Past Them, has been studying relationships for years through his Relationship Science Lab. He’s also been featured by The New York Times, NPR, The Atlantic and Cosmopolitan. His empowering TEDx Talk, “Break-Ups Don’t Have to...

Duration:00:28:37

Sex Trends, Hot Toys and Spicing Up Scheduled Sex

2/10/2021
Have you felt a more or less sex-inclined lately? Or wished you could have more spicy fun and pleasure during these zany times? If your answers are yes or yes, this episode is for you. A few things you’ll learn: Ways the pandemic and social distancing are impacting sexuality, including thoughts from listenersAwesome sex toys for clitoris, penis and couple’s playHow to set the stage for spicier scheduled sexA sensual way to spend Valentine’s Day at homeSome of Dr. Megan Fleming’s top...

Duration:00:27:38

Talking to Strangers About Sex, with Julia Rothman and Shaina Feinberg

2/3/2021
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to talk to strangers about their sexual experiences? Julia Rothman and Shaina Feinberg did just that, and more, for their new book, Every Body: An Honest and Open Look at Sex from Every Angle. A few things you’ll hear in this episode: An excerpt from August’s first time hitting the streets to ask people, “What’s a Girl Boner?”What Julia and Shaina recall learning about sex early onWhat struck them most about the books’ stories about...

Duration:00:39:53

Mismatched Libido, Matching Love: Two True Stories

1/27/2021
S and C are scientists and foodies who share a deep love. One thing they don’t share is an equal desire for sex. While S is pretty much always “ready to go,” her partner C desires sex less often. And when he does desire it, his wants aren’t always those that S can fulfill. Shan is a virtual assistant and mother of two homeschooled teens who consistently desired sex less often than her beloved late husband, Jim. Navigating these differences well came in waves, she said, as they learned...

Duration:00:53:37

7 Sex Habits to Leave Behind

1/19/2021
Have you sent intentions for 2021? How about sexual intentions? As we make our way into a new year and reflect on what hasn’t worked so well in the past, we shan't forget our sex lives! A few things you’ll learn about in this episode: A common lube mistake to avoidA type of harmful self-talk that’s super easy to fall intoWhat to do when you feel uncomfortable during sexWhich fantasies to speak up about (and ways to do so)Ways to feel more sex-inclined, if or when you wish...

Duration:00:18:54

Sex-Positive Parenting, Fetish Play and Sexual Liberation with Jet Setting Jasmine

1/13/2021
Sex-Positive Parenting, Fetish Play and Sexual Liberation with Jet Setting Jasmine As a trauma-informed clinical therapist, sex worker, parent of three and woman of color, Jet Setting Jasmine knows a great deal about these topics, from personal and professional experience. A few things you’ll learn in this episode: What Jasmine learned about sex early on and ways she challenged the negative messages early onBenefits of sex-positive parenting and ways implement itHow kink and fetish...

Duration:00:42:51

Cock Rings and Simultaneous Orgasms

1/6/2021
Ever considered putting a ring on it? On a penis, that is... Or wondered about reaching climax in "perfect time" with a partner? (Hint: simultaneous Os are pretty rare, but that doesn't mean you can't invite or embrace them.) A few things you’ll learn in this episode: Sexual trends during the pandemicA bit of cock ring historyThe best cock rings for beginnersHow cock rings can help in the erection + pleasure departmentsFacts about simultaneous orgasmsAugust and Dr. Megan's tips for a...

Duration:00:19:24

“OMG” Dating Stories, Holiday Edition!

12/16/2020
They aren’t all holidays-themed, but some fun distraction may be just what 2020 ordered! August wraps up the Girl Boner Radio year by sharing the voices and stories of librarian Jess Witkins, publicist Will Armstrong, sex educator Angelique Luna and #open's Maile Manliguis. A few things you’ll hear about this episode: Some intense improv (and okay, lies) that fueled romanceAttraction that was finally acted on, after a date with someone elseA play date that turned into a lengthy therapy...

Duration:00:35:48

Body Mapping, Pleasure and Touch Starvation

12/9/2020
Long-time sex therapist Tara Galeano, speaks about her a journey to rediscover her body after difficulties in her personal life and health served as a major wakeup call. She now approaches her life and her work very differently. A few things you’ll learn in this episode: How Catholic messaging early on impacted Tara’s ideas about sex and marriageHow she (and her body) responded to learning about her then husband’s deceptionsBody mapping basics and how it plays out in group therapyHow you...

Duration:00:29:10

Sex Toys, Spicy Books and Your Fashion Identity

12/2/2020
Thien-Kim Lam, founder of Bawdy Bookworms, and Nhakia Outland, founder of Prevention Meets Fashion, run sex-positive businesses that stem from personal experience, as well as passion for cultivating needed change. A few things you'll hear in this episode: About Thien-Kim and Nhakia's sexual empowerment journeysThien-Kim's top sex toy tip for newbies, plus pleasure advice for us allNhakia's thoughts on fashion as a powerful form of self care, activism and personal identity Join the Girl...

Duration:00:38:21

Mental Health, LGBTQIA+ and the Pandemic

11/25/2020
There are not easy times, especially for anyone who was struggling with mental health issues before the pandemic. Whatever you’re feeling is valid and all of us at Girl Boner Central hope this special pre-holiday episode brings you some comfort and light. In this episode: Ellen Kahn, Senior Director of Programs and Partnerships for the Human Rights Campaign, speaks about her background and work with the Human Rights Campaign, and ways COVID-19 is impacting the LGBTQIA+ community,...

Duration:00:47:26

Bipolar, Sexuality and Kissing Scenes!

11/18/2020
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to live with bipolar disorder or wished that you didn’t feel alone in your mental health journey? Or wondered what it’s really like to make out with a fellow actor on camera? If so, pull up a chair! In addition to being an established actress, Alessandra Toressani speaks about her journey with bipolar publicly and advocates for mental health awareness on her podcast, Emotional Support. And she had so much wisdom to share for listeners. A few things...

Duration:00:40:53

Join the exclusive Girl Boner Radio community!

11/15/2020
August launched an exclusive Girl Boner community on Patreon! Learn more in this quickie announcement episode. Check out the reward and sign up here: http://patreon.com/girlboner

Duration:00:04:25

All About Pegging!

11/11/2020
Interested in pegging a partner or being pegged? How about pegging the patriarchy? Canada-based sex and pleasure educator Luna Matatas receives a LOT of questions about sex, and butt play, with or without a strap-on, is among the most common themes. In this episode you’ll learn: Where the term “pegging” came from and what it meansWhat led Luna to become passionate about pleasure-based sex educationWhat pegging-curious people want to know more than anything!Tips for choosing the proper...

Duration:00:23:23

Sex + Relationship Stories: Coming of Age

11/4/2020
You can “come of age” sex and relationship-wise at any stage of life. Take it from sex therapist Cyndi Darnell, disability advocate Andrew Gurza and industrial designer Ti Chang. A few things you’ll learn in the episode: What erotic embodiment entailsBenefits of erotic embodimentCommon myths about hiring sex workersBenefits of hiring a sex worker, whether you’re disabled or notAndrew and Dr. Megan’s advice for meeting accepting partners Learn...

Duration:00:31:58

Witches, Sexuality, Role Play!

10/27/2020
Kristen J. Sollée is an author, educator and second-generation witch whose latest book, Witch Hunt: A Traveler’s Guide to the Power and Persecution of the Witch, explores the witch as a figure of female power and persecution—covering everything from the dark realities of witch trials and dangerous misperceptions that echo today, to love spells, fascinating uses of menstrual blood and sex magic. She also happens to make chats about witchy role-play ideas incredibly fun! A few things you’ll...

Duration:00:34:47

Coming Out + LGBTQ Activism: Dr. Tim Seelig’s Story

10/20/2020
Dr. Tim Seelig, Emmy Award-winning­ director and San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus conductor, spent the first 35 years of his life closeted about his gayness in a traditional Southern Baptist community. A few things you’ll learn in the episode: How Tim was outed to his entire community and lost everythingWhat he gained by coming outHow his Baptist Christian family reacted and how those relationships evolvedHow encountering a man with AIDS changed himHighlights from an incredible...

Duration:00:38:34

ADHD, Sex and Relationships

10/14/2020
If you or a partner has ADHD, you know that brain styles can impact sex and relatioships in all sorts of ways. A few things you’ll learn in this episode: Common challenges related to sex and ADHD, from “time blindness” (for lack of a better term) to distractability How this type of neurodivergence can enhance relationships and intimacy Some related funny-in-hindsight experiences, from August and Rachael Rose What to do if you’re struggling with sex or intimacy Take the...

Duration:00:32:23

Incredible Orgasm Stories

10/5/2020
Phone sex operator Amberly Rothfield had just gone through a several-month sex hiatus when she experienced an orgasm that changed her life. Dr. Samantha Allen had started to think orgasms were no longer in her future when, two years after sex reassignment surgery, she was surprised by one. Sex therapist Vanessa Marin had her first orgasm on the playground as a child. only to struggle in the climax department years later. A few things you’ll learn in this episode: A common myth about...

Duration:00:38:27