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A podcast about sex for everyone, no matter your preferences, orientation, or relationship style — based on the popular live Chicago talk show, hosted by sex educator Karen Yates. Panelists, interviews, stories, Q and A, and more reflect a dynamic and all-encompassing view of sexuality. Join the juicy party!

A podcast about sex for everyone, no matter your preferences, orientation, or relationship style — based on the popular live Chicago talk show, hosted by sex educator Karen Yates. Panelists, interviews, stories, Q and A, and more reflect a dynamic and all-encompassing view of sexuality. Join the juicy party!

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United States

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A podcast about sex for everyone, no matter your preferences, orientation, or relationship style — based on the popular live Chicago talk show, hosted by sex educator Karen Yates. Panelists, interviews, stories, Q and A, and more reflect a dynamic and all-encompassing view of sexuality. Join the juicy party!

Language:

English


Episodes

April live show: rope, tantra and more!

6/30/2022
Karen can’t come to the phone now… She’s all tied up. A raucous live recording of Wild & Sublime’s Chicago stage show, featuring a rope tutorial, music, storytelling, tantra interview, and more. Recorded April 16, 2022, at the Hungry Brain. In this episode: Clara and the Great GoddamnTony Holmes/The Love WarriorGoddess EricaStranger Wild & Sublime onlineLooking for episodes on a specific topic? There's a list! Want to rev up your relationship and bust out of limiting patterns? Host Karen...

Duration:01:07:08

"Should we open up our relationship?"

6/16/2022
When is the right time to start a polyamory convo with a long-term partner? Panelists respond to a listener who’s on the fence about opening up a monogamous relationship. In this episode: Tazima ParrisMatthew Amador Brandon Hunter-HaydonFurther Listening: Polyamory Q&AWhat Open Relationships Can Teach EveryoneLooking for episodes on a certain topic? Browse the full list! Want to rev up your relationship and bust out of limiting patterns? Host Karen Yates is an intimacy coach and somatic...

Duration:00:24:16

"A Sexplanation" with filmmakers Alex Liu and Leo Neri

6/2/2022
Filmmakers Alex Liu and Leo Neri speak with Karen about “A Sexplanation,” their lively and smart new documentary on sex education in the US, told through the lens of Liu’s own upbringing. In this episode: A SexplanationNan WiseWhat’s the State of Sex Education In the U.S.?Further Listening: The Sex-Positive ParentBetter Sex Ed with Heather Corinna Want to rev up your relationship and bust out of limiting patterns? Host Karen Yates is an intimacy coach and somatic sex educator who works...

Duration:00:41:05

Making sex accessible for all with Shauna Farabaugh

5/19/2022
What happens in the world if we accept that all of us are a little bit different? Karen interviews Shauna Farabaugh, a somatic sex educator working with people who have temporary and permanent disabilities, and with organizations that serve people with disabilities. In this episode: Sexuality in TransitionCaffyn JessePelvic Pain ClinicSupporting Disabled People with Their Sexual Liveson our Bookshop pageCrippingupsexwitheva.com Want to rev up your relationship and bust out of limiting...

Duration:00:45:23

Men, trauma, and sex with JoJo Bear

5/5/2022
What do male-identified people hold in their bodies that keeps them from greater pleasure? Karen interviews JoJo Bear, a somatic sex and intimacy guide, about what he’s learned from years of working with men. In this episode: JoJo BearWheel of ConsentKaren’s interview with Betty MartinNeed a good read on sexuality or relationships? Check out our recs on Bookshop! Want to rev up your relationship and bust out of limiting patterns? Host Karen Yates is an intimacy coach and somatic sex...

Duration:00:45:32

Play spaces, play parties

4/21/2022
Do you want to know more about playing in groups and the nitty-gritty details? Organizers from several play parties, a dungeon and a bathhouse talk about their respective scenes. Recorded live at Constellation Chicago in October 2019. In this episode: LRA ChicagoGalleria Domain 2SteamworksMidwest FemDomme GroupGoFundMe for Jerith of GD2Need a good read on sexuality or relationships? Check out our recs on Bookshop! Want to rev up your relationship and bust out of limiting patterns? Host...

Duration:00:36:09

Bonus: Humor in Bed — yes or no?

4/14/2022
Do you laugh during sex? Or are you very serious when things get steamy? Panelists respond to a listener question about different attitudes toward humor in the bedroom. In this episode: Cassie PorterClark HazelHeather ShannonApril 16 live show ticketsWant to rev up your relationship and bust out of limiting patterns? Host Karen Yates is an intimacy coach and somatic sex educator who works in-person with couples in Chicago to help improve their intimate communication and expand pleasure in...

Duration:00:14:12

Orgasmic Birth, Q&A, and more: Feb live show Pt 2

4/7/2022
What’s your go-to for getting into a sexy or kinky mood? The audience tells us! Act 2 of our first live show since 2020 brings an interview on orgasmic birth, music, Q&A, and Karen’s Sermon on the Pubic Mound. Recorded live in Feb. 2022 at the Hungry Brain in Chicago. In this episode: Goddess EricaTazima ParrisMatthew AmadorMatt GriffoListen to Act One podcast Feb 2022 live show Want to rev up your relationship and bust out of limiting patterns? Host Karen Yates is an intimacy coach and...

Duration:00:43:56

Bringing Sexy Back: Feb Live Show Pt 1

3/24/2022
Let’s bring sexy back in 2022. But how? Host Karen Yates and panelists discuss changes in sex and dating during the pandemic, plus music, and a storyteller shares a tale of an afternoon hookup gone wrong in our first stage show since 2020, recorded live at Hungry Brain in Chicago. In this episode: Tazima ParrisMatthew AmadorMatt GriffoStoop Style StoriesFeb 2022 live showBookshop Want to rev up your relationship and bust out of limiting patterns? Host Karen Yates is an intimacy coach and...

Duration:00:42:41

Bonus Episode: Fat Shame

3/17/2022
Panelists respond to a listener who feels shame after gaining weight and doesn’t want to be touched by a long-term partner. In this episode: Cassie PorterJason BestPeter NavarroBookshopWant to rev up your relationship and bust out of limiting patterns? Host Karen Yates is a somatic sex educator who works in-person with couples in Chicago to help improve their intimate communication and expand pleasure in a process that can be embodied, meaningful, and fun. Go to karen-yates.com and set up...

Duration:00:16:51

Asexual adventure with Lily Be

3/10/2022
Asexuality - it's not what you think. Storyteller Lily Be shares how pegging, a bunch of unfulfilling relationships, and a late-night Reddit deep-dive helped her realize she’s asexual — which also brought her closer to her mother. In this episode: Best Erotic StoryYour True Sexual SelfStoop Style StoriesBookshop Want to rev up your relationship and bust out of limiting patterns? Host Karen Yates is a somatic sex educator who works in-person with couples in Chicago to help improve their...

Duration:00:45:26

Creating Consent Culture with Marcia Baczynski and Erica Scott

2/24/2022
Karen interviews Erica Scott and Marcia Baczynski, authors of “Creating Consent Culture: A Handbook for Educators” about the expansive possibilities of collaborative consent. In this episode: Creating Consent CultureAsking for What You WantBookshopCuddle PartyWant to rev up your relationship and bust out of limiting patterns? Host Karen Yates is a somatic sex educator who works in-person with couples in Chicago to help improve their intimate communication and expand pleasure in a process...

Duration:00:48:08

Bonus Ep: Hookup Communication

2/17/2022
In this sneak peek from the Patreon member feed, panelists answer a listener question about communicating and having better sex in a hookup setting. In this episode: Clark Hazel Cassie PorterHeather ShannonS2E25 Want to rev up your relationship and bust out of limiting patterns? Host Karen Yates is a somatic sex educator who works in-person with couples in Chicago to help improve their intimate communication and expand pleasure in a process that can be embodied, meaningful, and fun. Go to...

Duration:00:17:22

Eavesdropping: kink misconceptions

2/10/2022
In a new Eavesdropping conversation, sex coach Tazima Parris asks Karen about misconceptions of beginning kinksters, and the ways kink can be used to reframe and heal from negative life experiences. In this episode: Tazima ParrisS1E10on our Bookshop reading list Want to rev up your relationship and bust out of limiting patterns? Host Karen Yates is a somatic sex educator who works in-person with couples in Chicago to help improve their intimate communication and expand pleasure in a...

Duration:00:40:00

Sexual Healing with Caffyn Jesse

1/27/2022
We’re back with a new season! Karen talks with somatic sex educator and prolific author Caffyn Jesse about somatic sex therapy as a way to heal from trauma and expand your pleasure capacity in all parts of life. In this episode: Caffyn JesseEthics for OutlawsInstitute for the Study of Somatic Sex EducationSomatic Sex Educators AssociationAssociation for Sexological Bodyworkerson our Bookshop pageWant to rev up your relationship and bust out of limiting patterns? Host Karen Yates is a...

Duration:00:48:38

Remix! A sex-positive sampler

1/6/2022
We’re kicking off the new year with a sampler of segments you may have missed from past episodes. Guests discuss common medications with sexual side effects; nonbinary identities; and techniques for climbing out of a sex rut – plus, Karen’s Sermon on reminders to self for moving through relationship anxiety. We’re taking two weeks off and coming back with a whole new season! In this episode: S2E22: Are Your Meds Messing with Your Sex Life?S2E2: Bust Out of Your Sex RutJason BestTazima...

Duration:00:42:16

Best Erotic Story

12/30/2021
"Kink helped me find who I am." Storyteller Lily Be shares how becoming a Domme helped her get over a bad breakup and discover her own sexual identity in a powerful story from one of our live shows. In this episode: Lily BeYour True Sexual SelfAre you a sex-positive patron? The Afterglow brings you regular bonus content and goodies! Our newest $10/mo member benefit: 10% off all W&S merch! Yes, there’s merch! Check out our new tees and accessories. You too can be wild & sublime every day....

Duration:00:18:06

2021 Most Downloaded! What Open Relationships Can Teach Everyone

12/23/2021
What kind of relationships do you want to make? Our most downloaded episode of 2021 is a real conversation for ALL relational styles. Ethical nonmonogamists discuss relationship structures, communication skills, trust, jealousy, and the work of getting to know ourselves. Plus Karen’s Sermon on the Pubic Mound on sexual abundance. In this episode: Gabrielle SmithCooper Beckett#openThe Ethical Slut Want to level up your sex-positive patronage? The Afterglow brings you regular bonus content...

Duration:00:52:09

Eavesdropping: Masturbation ruts

12/16/2021
Do you feel stuck in the same pattern whenever you masturbate? How can you reset and start to form a healthy masturbation practice? In this latest Eavesdropping ep, Sex writer Jera Brown sparks an impromptu convo with Karen on understanding and getting unstuck from masturbation habits that aren’t bringing us joy. In this episode: Jera BrownMasturbation and Mindful Erotic Practicechanging how we watch porn Let’s get more wild, more sublime... The Afterglow brings you regular bonus content...

Duration:00:40:40

Are you polysaturated?

12/9/2021
How can you tell when you’ve got enough partners? (But what if the new person you’ve just met is *really* cute?) Panelists respond to a listener question on avoiding overcommitment and burnout while living a nonmonogamous life. In this episode: Matthew AmadorHeather Shannon Get more wild, more sublime... The Afterglow brings you regular bonus content and goodies! Our newest member benefit: 10% off all W&S merch! Wait, there's merch? Peep our new tees and accessories! You too can be wild...

Duration:00:19:01