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S03E09: Sex… with multiple partners

6/21/2019
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Welcome to The Second Circle. A sex podcast for overthinkers. This week Franki talks to bisexual polyamorous woman L about opening up her marriage and managing multiple relationships. In The Overthinkers Guide To Sex, Frankie Wells and Anouszka Tate of sex podcast Project Pleasure tell us how some of their best and worst sexual experiences […]

Duration:01:00:18

S03E08: Sex… on screen

6/14/2019
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Welcome to The Second Circle. A sex podcast for overthinkers. This week Franki talks to filmmaker and porn performer Rooster about the difference between fucking on and off screen. In The Overthinkers Guide To Sex Cosmpolitan journalist Paisley Gilmour realises that even when you write about sex and consent for a living, it doesn’t mean […]

Duration:00:57:14

S03E07: Sex… with yourself

6/7/2019
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Welcome to The Second Circle. A sex podcast for overthinkers. In episode seven, Franki talks to sex educator Ruby Stevenson about why wanking gets a bad rap and whether masturbation it could ever be considered as important as partnered sex. In The Overthinkers Guide To Sex we hear how a disappointing sexual encounter turned out […]

Duration:00:50:29

S03E06: Sex… and transition

5/31/2019
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Welcome to The Second Circle. A sex podcast for overthinkers. On this episode Franki talks to trans activist and all-round kinkster Alyssa Henley about her experiences with sex and gender identity. And in The Overthinkers Guide To Sex, we hear how alcohol shaped Africa Brooke‘s relationship with sex and how she went about relearning how […]

Duration:00:56:29

S03E05: Sex… without sex drive

5/24/2019
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Welcome to The Second Circle. A sex podcast for overthinkers. On this episode Franki talks to sex and libido blogger Laura about her experiences with low sex drive. In The Overthinkers Guide To Sex we hear from disabled sex writer Finn about how a period of singleness taught them more about what they want from […]

Duration:00:46:01

S03E04: Sex… for money

5/17/2019
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Welcome to The Second Circle. A sex podcast for overthinkers. Franki talks to sex worker and co-curator of Objects of Desire Rory about having sex for money and what kinds of stories get left out of conversations about sex work. In The Overthinkers Guide To Sex, we hear how a university hookup made Heather re-evaluate […]

Duration:00:49:22

S03E03: Sex… and stigma

5/10/2019
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Welcome to The Second Circle. A sex podcast for overthinkers. On this episode Franki talks to writer Sangeeta Pillai about the stigma and stereotypes around sex when you’re a South Asian woman. Sangeeta is the founder of Soul Sutras and creator of The Masala Monologues as well as the forthcoming Masala Podcast. In The Overthinkers […]

Duration:00:58:37

S03E02: Sex… with HIV

5/3/2019
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Welcome to The Second Circle. A sex podcast for overthinkers. On episode two of series three Franki talks to filmmaker and visual artist Simon Eves about his experience living – and fucking – with HIV. In The Overthinkers Guide To Sex we hear from Genie, the host of kinky swingers club Future Parties, about how […]

Duration:00:53:45

S03E01 : Sex… with disability

4/26/2019
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Welcome to The Second Circle. A sex podcast for overthinkers. On the first episode of series three Franki talks to queer disabled writer and sex worker Ms Eve Adler about her experience of sex with disability. We also hear from sex blogger Girl On The Net in our brand new section The Overthinkers Guide To […]

Duration:00:50:34

Episode 20: Prawn positive

11/8/2018
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October was a depressing month for sex news but we managed to dig out a few rays of hope in the form of a new type of condom. We discuss the consultation on the Gender Recognition Act, dodgy biscuits and the appointment of Brett Kavanagh to the US Supreme Court. Then Franki sits down with […]

Duration:00:42:49

Episode 19: Solo Session – Heteronormative dream life

6/30/2018
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With London Pride just around the corner, Franki wonders whether she will ever feel “queer enough” to join the parade. As a straight-passing bisexual person, it’s easy to feel as though you don’t really belong… after all, you may not have experienced the same marginalisation as the rest of the LGBTQ community. So where does […]

Duration:00:14:36

Episode 18: Coconut ice cream and a Panama hat

6/15/2018
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There’s a lot of vagina news this week including a discussion about summer vaginas… so we ask what a summer penis might look like. Franki interviewed sex and relationships therapist Dr Lori Beth Bisbey about how sexuality develops and changes throughout our lives and Rob has a lot of thoughts about that. Plus, we have […]

Duration:00:33:03

Episode 17: Bad sex moves

6/1/2018
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The world’s first penis transplant has been a success, yay! We also hear that Facebook are planning to launch their own dating app (less yay). We all learnt what incels were this month which was a scary journey to say the least but it did spark this week’s debate on whether sex is a human […]

Duration:00:30:43

Episode 16: Solo Session – Am I sexy enough?

4/12/2018
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I don’t write smut, I don’t share sexy pictures, I don’t wear slutty outfits. So am I sexy enough? Things get up close and personal in the first of The Second Circle’s Solo Sessions as Franki goes it alone in order to ponder a question that’s been on her mind. This episode looks at how […]

Duration:00:16:23

Episode 15: Finest Madagascan vanilla

4/9/2018
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A new study shows that transgender people’s brains are structurally closer to the gender with which they identify. But what does this mean for equality? Meanwhile researchers elsewhere are claiming we are all a little bit bisexual. Then Rob gets some much-needed feedback on the Fleshlight and we discuss whether sex-positivity can actually make us […]

Duration:00:29:32

Episode 14: Cunnilingus pants

3/19/2018
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Are there any parts of sex that you find a bit disgusting? And is it OK to skip the bits you don’t like? We discuss straight men’s attitudes to female orgasms and why a pair of pants that shields you from bodily fluids while giving head is NOT empowering. Plus to do when you get […]

Duration:00:31:00

Episode 13: Orgasm quota

3/6/2018
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Iceland is considering banning male circumcision. We discuss what the deal is with foreskins and whether it matters if you have one or not. Rob learns some new ways to boost a female partner’s chances of orgasm… but is orgasm even the best part of sex? And if it’s not, what is? Meanwhile, Franki is […]

Duration:00:31:53

Episode 12: Captain Birdseye

12/15/2017
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Time Magazine have honoured the people who spoke out about sexual harassment this year, but what does this mean for the future? We look at the pros and cons of data-gathering sex tech and Rob ruins one of Franki’s sexual fantasies by recasting its key protagonist. We also talk about the role of fantasy in […]

Duration:00:26:14

Episode 11: I Talk Sex

12/1/2017
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The Second Circle is taking part in Scarlet Ladies’ #ITalkSex campaign this week as I’m joined by three of the campaign’s ambassadors, Elly, Rudo, and Kit, to delve into why silence around sex can lead to abuse and what we can do to help each other be more open. We also chat about why women […]

Duration:00:25:24

Episode 9: Do you rut like a goat-god?

3/9/2017
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Should we get paid breaks from work to have sex? And is it ever OK to “out” somebody as a former porn star? We discuss the so-called “golden trio of moves” that are said to result in female orgasm (*sceptical face*) and Rob learns what all the different sex and gender identity labels mean… and […]

Duration:00:25:12