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Since 2016, thousands of people in New York City have attended the touchpoint town hall, an open forum conversation about love and sex. It's real people sharing the things they've experienced in bed and in love amongst a room of a hundred perfect strangers. Everyone can be anonymous and anyone can share. This podcast will feature some of the stories that are shared as well as some narration from touchpoint founder, Jared Matthew Weiss. At touchpoint, our mission is to cultivate emotional, relational, and sexual intelligence by creating space for people to learn from each other. In addition to our town hall, we are also working on a deck of cards that will make it easy to have a meaningful conversation about love and sex with the ones you choose.

Since 2016, thousands of people in New York City have attended the touchpoint town hall, an open forum conversation about love and sex. It's real people sharing the things they've experienced in bed and in love amongst a room of a hundred perfect strangers. Everyone can be anonymous and anyone can share. This podcast will feature some of the stories that are shared as well as some narration from touchpoint founder, Jared Matthew Weiss. At touchpoint, our mission is to cultivate emotional, relational, and sexual intelligence by creating space for people to learn from each other. In addition to our town hall, we are also working on a deck of cards that will make it easy to have a meaningful conversation about love and sex with the ones you choose.
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Since 2016, thousands of people in New York City have attended the touchpoint town hall, an open forum conversation about love and sex. It's real people sharing the things they've experienced in bed and in love amongst a room of a hundred perfect strangers. Everyone can be anonymous and anyone can share. This podcast will feature some of the stories that are shared as well as some narration from touchpoint founder, Jared Matthew Weiss. At touchpoint, our mission is to cultivate emotional, relational, and sexual intelligence by creating space for people to learn from each other. In addition to our town hall, we are also working on a deck of cards that will make it easy to have a meaningful conversation about love and sex with the ones you choose.

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English


Episodes

Becoming A Man In Bed, In Love, & In Life

12/10/2018
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Some of you may know Quddus Philippe from his early years as a VJ on MTV’s TRL. These days, he and his partner in life and love, Carmina, are cofounders of a personal development and media training company called Camera Ready. When I first sat down with Quddus, I didn’t really know where the interview would go. He’s a super fascinating guy with so much charisma and so many riveting stories, that I just left it wide open. But as the conversation unfolded and he shared things like...

Duration:00:38:33

Parenting, Partnership, and Porn with Erika Lust & Pablo Dobner

12/2/2018
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With artistic vision and feminist values, Erika Lust is at the forefront of today’s sexual revolution, confronting the mainstream porn industry with a sex-positive, erotic and cinematic alternative, and reclaiming the cultural discourse surrounding women’s sexuality. In this episode, I chat with her and her partner in love and in business, Pablo, to discuss their love story, what it’s like to work with a spouse, to be at the forefront of the indie adult cinema movement, to have the porn...

Duration:01:08:55

A Town Hall About Identity, Virginity, & Group Sex

11/22/2018
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The first time she experienced oral sex, she was fourteen years old and her lover didn’t speak a lick of english; he wasn’t ready to fully acknowledge that he was gay until he had his first gay experience, and so one night, he just went for it; she wanted to give her partner a birthday he would never forget--”so why not group sex,” she thought; Plus, Dr. Zhana drops some knowledge about the significance of first times, jealousy, and more. It’s all that and so much more in the final...

Duration:01:14:57

Getting In Touch With Your Fantasies

11/4/2018
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Alan Alda once said, “Your assumptions are your windows to the world. Scrub them off every once in a while or the light won’t come in.” With that in mind, I have one question: what do you imagine when you think of a dominatrix? I don’t know about you, but I don’t immediately think of a former elementary school teacher who got her PhD in education from Berkeley and writes a popular blog around spiritual and personal growth. After all, those aren’t the kind of details we’ve been told around...

Duration:00:37:00

Understanding Gender In Bed, In Love, & In Life

10/28/2018
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It's impossible to talk about love and sex without talking about identity. And equally as impossible to talk about identity without addressing the subject of gender. From birth, each of us are assigned monikers and pronouns that bear the weight of cultural expectations around everything from what we wear to who we're attracted to, and so much more. As a result, gender has a way of predetermining much of the things we experience and explore in bed, in love, and in life. That's why I wanted...

Duration:00:49:06

A Chat With Lindsey Metselaar from We Met At Acme

10/21/2018
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In between town halls, we’ve decided to start releasing episodes where Jared chats one-one with inspiring people about the things they’ve experienced in bed and in love. In this first one-one-one, Jared talks with Lindsey Metselaar, host of popular dating podcast We Met At Acme. After pulling five cards from touchpoint’s “sex tarot,” Lindsey shares about how fighting can sometimes be her foreplay, her first (and only) time exploring anal sex—in her parent’s bedroom, her innovative ways to...

Duration:00:49:17

Watching Porn: Inspiring for Couples, Sometimes Healing for Survivors, and Better When Produced by Feminists?

10/14/2018
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Watching gay male porn helped her heal from sexual trauma;her boyfriend brought her to a porn cinema in Montreal and they were directed to the upstairs balcony where couples can practice what they watch on screen; after a lifetime of masturbating to porn, one night, he decided to skip it and run a bath instead, and you’ll never believe what happened; Dr. Zhana drops some surprising stats around who watches porn and how it affects their sex lives; plus, a vulnerable and entertaining...

Duration:01:25:03

Sex Under the Influence: Escape, Exploration, & the Search for Connection

9/16/2018
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She never knew she was only a few puffs away from finally enjoying oral sex; the first time he had sober sex, everything was illuminated; a few years into their relationship, they discovered eating a special treat before bedtime could lead to some playful new beginnings; on their third date, they went on a “bad trip” that ultimately brought them closer than they ever could have imagined. Plus, Dr. Zhana, our new Sex Educator in Residence, drops some knowledge about the latest research on the...

Duration:01:09:10

Great Sex: Sometimes With Toys, Sometimes In Groups, Sometimes With Love, but Always With Emotional Intimacy

8/8/2018
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She found herself tied to a wall in a basement having the best sex of her life; he met a hot guy at a party, brought him back to his place, got undressed, and quickly realized that some significant parts were missing; he made love to a virgin and it was unforgettable; she went to an all-female sex party that ended with a free burger and a ride home. Without further ado, we give you the the town hall about great sex. Hosted by Jared Matthew Weiss. Recorded at the touchpoint town hall...

Duration:00:40:27

Open Relationships: A Way to Discover Yourself, Other People, & Possibly A Unicorn

6/10/2018
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She joined a couple in bed as their “unicorn” and realized that polyamory could be fun--for two weeks, his wife had sex with a man with a “much much bigger penis” and they had to talk through it, she moved in with a new girlfriend after the first date and cheated like mad until fully embracing her non-monogamous orientation once and for all. It’s all that and more in this emotional, and often funny conversation about open relationships. This episode is brought to you by Dame Products,...

Duration:01:06:35

Oral Sex: Giving, Receiving, & Believing We're Worthy

5/6/2018
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She responded to a text at 4am and discovered that her body was capable of magical things, he always was the giver until he realized that he too was worthy of love, unlearning shame from a catholic school upbringing started with her going down on a female friend as an adult. "Some people say I use too much teeth." "The wetter the better." "He was like Steve Jobs in bed. He knew what I wanted before I knew what I wanted." "I experienced the fabled throat orgasm." It's all that and more...

Duration:00:42:45

From Porn To Tantra

4/17/2018
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A woman finds a sex toy in her husband's travel bag, unlocks the secret to their sexless and "disastrous" 25-year marriage, and then begins a powerful journey to most profound intimacy of her life; a true story about definining and redefining relationships and the discovery of self. This story was recorded at the touchpoint town hall in NYC on April 3, 2018 at The Assemblage Nomad. For tickets to an upcoming touchpoint town hall in NYC, go to lovetouchpoint.com/tix. Follow us on Instagram...

Duration:00:08:34

The Intimacy Practice

4/10/2018
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A man calls up an old friend and asks if they can be "intimacy partners." In the process they redefine what it means to define a relationship--specifically friends with benefits. This story was recorded at the touchpoint town hall in NYC on April 3, 2018 at The Assemblage Nomad. For tickets to an upcoming touchpoint town hall in NYC, go to lovetouchpoint.com/tix. Follow us on Instagram at @lovetouchpoint.

Duration:00:07:58

Casual Sex: Visceral, Spiritual, & Not Just for Single People?

3/22/2018
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A young woman has a passionate encounter with a nameless stranger in a parking lot, an agender person has a spiritual awakening in the arms of a police officer, and a couple explores a playful evening with a new friend to celebrate their engagement. Hosted by Jared Matthew Weiss. All stories were recorded at the touchpoint town hall in NYC on March 3, 2018 at The Assemblage Nomad. For tickets to an upcoming touchpoint town hall in NYC, go to lovetouchpoint.com/tix. Follow us on Instagram...

Duration:00:18:14