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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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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

Coming out as queer

10/21/2021
Has your identity shifted? Do you want to… tell anyone about it? Panelists answer a listener question on the value and meaning of coming out as queer (or as anything!). In this episode: Matthew AmadorElmo PainterBrandon Hunter-HaydonJoin The Afterglow for more Wild & Sublime goodies! Through the end of Nov 2021, $10/mo members and beyond get a brand-spanking-new Wild & Sublime sticker! What was that quote? Full episode transcripts are available on our website Want to learn more about...

Duration:00:08:40

Eavesdropping: Sexual roleplay

10/14/2021
In the inaugural episode of the new Eavesdropping series, a guest asks Karen an unplanned question on sex and intimacy. “Sexual roleplay” is the spontaneous topic today - with kinkster and coach Peter (aka Mksthinghappin). In this episode: PeterFetLifeWant more Wild & Sublime? Join The Afterglow for more Wild & Sublime goodies! Till the end of Nov 2021 - a Wild & Sublime sticker for $10+/mo memberships! They said… what? Full episode transcripts are available on our website Want to learn...

Duration:00:42:06

Polyamory Q&A: poly-mono, solo poly, couple rules, cohabitating

10/7/2021
Panelists answer listener questions about polyamorous relationships: Living together during COVID (then not), solo poly dating, and rules vs. boundaries with partners. In this episode: Erica WashingtonPeter NavarroJason BestThe Ethical SlutOpening UpBookshop page Want more Wild & Sublime? Join The Afterglow for more Wild & Sublime goodies! They said… what? Full episode transcripts are available on our website Want to learn more about healing energy? Work with host Karen Yates in Zoom...

Duration:00:42:08

Help! My partner wants me to Dom her

9/30/2021
Panelists respond to a nervous listener whose partner wants to be dominated in bed. In this episode: Goddess EricaRen GrabertBrandon Hunter-HaydonA worksheet to talk to partners about sexMake Love Not PornBookshop pageBookshop pageAre you a fan of sex-positive podcasting? Join The Afterglow for more Wild & Sublime goodies! They said… what?! Full episode transcripts are available on our website Want to learn more about healing energy? Work with host Karen Yates in Zoom groups and...

Duration:00:10:26

Easy Sex with Friends + "Topless"

9/23/2021
“Do I enjoy sex with friends, and risk losing the friendship? Or do I find strangers, and keep my friends separate?” Panelists weigh in on mixing sex into established platonic relationships, and a storyteller remembers the terror and thrill of going topless onstage. In this episode: Matthew AmadorBrandon Hunter-HaydonElmo Painter2nd Story ChicagoSupport sex-positive podcasting: Join The Afterglow! Wait, what? Full episode transcripts are available on our website Want to learn more about...

Duration:00:20:24

Sex and depression with author JoEllen Notte

9/16/2021
Karen interviews sex writer JoEllen Notte on sex and depression: how to talk to your doc about sexual side effects of antidepressants, ways to approach a partner experiencing depression, and new approaches to sexuality. In this episode: Sex & DepressionThe Monster Under the BedBooks mentioned on the podcastSupport sex-positive podcasting: Join The Afterglow! Wait, what? Full episode transcripts are available on our website Want to learn more about healing energy? Work with host Karen...

Duration:00:44:02

Miami's Wilzig Erotic Art Museum

9/9/2021
Sex + art! Throughout history the two have gone together. We look at Miami’s Wilzig Erotic Art Museum, a major collection of sex art and artifacts, and talk to its director of education about the museum’s vibrant presence in the South Beach community. In this episode: Naomi Wilzig Erotic Art MuseumLeather Archives & MuseumHamburg’s Erotic Art MuseumKinsey InstituteGeorge Daniell Museum Support sex-positive podcasting: Join The Afterglow! Wait, what? Full episode transcripts are available...

Duration:00:35:51

"Everything's changed": Dating & relationships in the time of COVID

9/2/2021
Many people are radically re-examining their relationship values — both in dating and with long-term partners — after a year and a half of pandemic living. Panelists discuss newfound pickiness on dating apps, being honest with yourself, and finding your center in a time of crisis. In this episode: Tazima ParrisBrandon Hunter-HaydonJera Brownavailable on our website Want to learn more about healing energy? Work with host Karen Yates in Zoom groups and one-on-one as she uses the energy of...

Duration:00:44:58

"My partner is a flirt!" & ENM dilemma

8/26/2021
"My partner is a flirt. He says this is who he is..." Panelists answer a frustrated listener’s question on different social styles within a couple. Plus, the sticky wicket of starting a nonmonogamy convo in an established relationship. In this episode: Tazima ParrisDiane LongMark VaughanDivorce PartyThe Jealousy WorkbookGet it on BookshopThere’s still time to learn all about Butt Basics! Join The Afterglow and watch our 101 webinar on posterior play through August 31. They said WHAT? Full...

Duration:00:22:31

Chemsex is killing us

8/19/2021
Crystal meth and other “party and play” drugs have dug deep roots into gay sex and beyond. Two guests discuss party culture, addiction, harm reduction, and rediscovering your sexuality in recovery. In this episode: The Tweakers ProjectCrystal Meth AnonymousAl-anonThe AfterglowWant to learn more about healing energy? Work with host Karen Yates in Zoom groups and one-on-one as she uses the energy of sound to reduce stress and help repattern behavior. Learn more about Biofield Tuning. Want...

Duration:00:50:43

Erotic Hypnosis and more

8/12/2021
“We like to call it the hot sauce of kink.” Lois Lane shares about the versatile practice of erotic hypnosis, and how it can add spice to sex and relationships from D/s to vanilla (and everything in between). In this episode: BookshopSexual ResourcesMatt GriffoThe AfterglowThey said WHAT? Full episode transcripts are available on our website. Want to learn more about energy? Work with host Karen Yates in Zoom groups and one-on-one as she uses the energy of sound to reduce stress and help...

Duration:00:19:53

Group Sex! How-tos and more

8/5/2021
Group sex: Is it all it’s cracked up to be? Panelists answer a listener question on planning or attending a group-sex event for the first time. In this episode: PeterAiden NicholsonTom PardoeThe Afterglow They said WHAT? Full episode transcripts are available on our website! Want to learn more about energy? Work with host Karen Yates in Zoom groups and one-on-one as she uses the energy of sound to reduce stress and help repattern behavior. Learn more about Biofield Tuning. Loving Wild &...

Duration:00:45:16

"How do you move a fantasy into real life?"

7/29/2021
We tackle a listener question about how to make a sex fantasy reality. Our sexpert panel give you important things to consider and how to overcome shame in order to have the sex you want. In this episode: Matthew AmadorElmo PainterBrandon Hunter-Haydonavailable on our website! Learn more about energy: Work with host Karen Yates in Zoom groups and one-on-one as she uses the energy of sound to reduce stress and help repattern behavior. Learn more about Biofield Tuning. Loving Wild &...

Duration:00:14:58

Erotic biography: sex, energy, and Tantra

7/22/2021
One woman’s story of moving from a “don’t talk about sex” childhood into a sexually unsatisfied early adulthood and finally discovering Tantra, energy work, and her own sexual desire and power. In this episode: Urban Tantraavailable on our website! Work with host Karen Yates in Zoom groups and one-on-one as she uses the energy of sound to reduce stress and help repattern behavior. Learn more about Biofield Tuning. Loving Wild & Sublime? Leave a lil’ tip! Want to experience The Afterglow?...

Duration:00:39:22

Two sex stories and a song

7/15/2021
A summertime sex-story special from the archives! Two storytellers share experiences of erotic experimentation, plus a comedic song about a hookup in Winnetka. In this episode: Archy Arch JOUTspokenJessy Lauren SmithAmy Doavailable on our website! Work with host Karen Yates in Zoom groups and one-on-one as she uses the energy of sound to reduce stress and help repattern behavior. Learn more about Biofield Tuning. Loving Wild & Sublime? Leave a lil’ tip! Want to experience The Afterglow?...

Duration:00:22:50

How to stay open-minded in bed

7/8/2021
Nervous about trying something new? Panelists discuss communicating with partners around trying new things, and answer audience questions on vulnerability, asking for what you want, and exploring turn-ons — with partners and by yourself. In this episode: Jo FlanneryPeter aka MksThingsHappinFour Steps to Ask for What You Want in Bedavailable on our website! Think you have a problem with substances? Learn more at the links below. (*Note: we do not endorse and are not affiliated with the...

Duration:00:24:09

How to deal with a stonewalling partner

7/1/2021
"When we get into an argument, my partner won't talk to me for hours or even the whole day. What do I do?" Panelists discuss "stonewalling" — when one partner checks out during intense moments and refuses to talk things through — and what you can do if it's happening in your relationship. In this episode: Jason BestTazima ParrisKorey McWilliamsavailable on our website! Work with host Karen Yates in Zoom groups and one-on-one as she uses sound and frequency to reduce stress and help...

Duration:00:17:29

Queer, Kinky, Funny: "In at the Deep End" with Kate Davies

6/24/2021
Author Kate Davies talks about “In at the Deep End,” her novel about a woman’s pivot from hetero monogamy to a queer relationship, and the resulting deep-dive into London’s kink and poly scenes. This wry, insightful, and sexy story is sure to liven up your summer reading list. In this episode: Author Kate DaviesIn at the Deep EndSex-positive resource listavailable on our website! Work with host Karen Yates in Zoom groups and one-on-one as she uses sound and frequency to reduce stress and...

Duration:00:34:52

Sexual Transparency and Intimacy with "Group" author Christie Tate [Rebroadcast]

6/17/2021
How far would you go to feel better? Karen interviews Christie Tate, author of the bestselling memoir Group — one of Amazon's top titles for 2020 and a selection for Reese Witherspoon’s book club — on her quest for intimacy through an unconventional process of radical transparency. In this episode: Christie Tate“Group” on BookshopWork with host Karen Yates in Zoom groups and one-on-one as she uses sound and frequency to reduce stress and help repattern behavior. Learn more about Biofield...

Duration:00:44:21

"Many Love": a polyamory memoir with Sophie Lucido Johnson

6/10/2021
Author/illustrator Sophie Lucido Johnson talks about her polyamory memoir “Many Love” and about her journey in expanding definitions of love, reframing jealousy, and taking pleasure in seeing partners happy with other people. In this episode: Sophie Lucido JohnsonMany Loveavailable on our website!Work with host Karen Yates in Zoom groups and one-on-one as she uses sound and frequency to reduce stress and help repattern behavior. Learn more about Biofield Tuning. Loving Wild & Sublime?...

Duration:00:17:08