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Sex and Society is a weekly podcast hosted by writer and former sex journalist, Valerie Baber. Valerie brings relevant guests to the studio to discuss contemporary, social and sexual issues. Conversations range from how newsworthy sex relates to our own personal lives, to sexual medical and health issues, to what life is like for someone with a career in erotica. Infused with titillating, intimate stories, Valerie and her guests keep things animated with personal philosophy, candid confessions, and humorous cultural criticism.

Sex and Society is a weekly podcast hosted by writer and former sex journalist, Valerie Baber. Valerie brings relevant guests to the studio to discuss contemporary, social and sexual issues. Conversations range from how newsworthy sex relates to our own personal lives, to sexual medical and health issues, to what life is like for someone with a career in erotica. Infused with titillating, intimate stories, Valerie and her guests keep things animated with personal philosophy, candid confessions, and humorous cultural criticism.
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United States

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Sex and Society is a weekly podcast hosted by writer and former sex journalist, Valerie Baber. Valerie brings relevant guests to the studio to discuss contemporary, social and sexual issues. Conversations range from how newsworthy sex relates to our own personal lives, to sexual medical and health issues, to what life is like for someone with a career in erotica. Infused with titillating, intimate stories, Valerie and her guests keep things animated with personal philosophy, candid confessions, and humorous cultural criticism.

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English

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(657) 234-8340


Episodes

Porn & Dating With Susannah Breslin

10/11/2019
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Sex journalist Susannah Breslin talks about the evolution of the porn industry from the mid-’90s to today and explains what she respects about the entrepreneurial hustle of women in the business. We also discuss the difficulties of dating when you talk about sex for a living, social hypocrisy, faking orgasms, and if men with small penises are better at oral performance.

Duration:00:32:45

Playboy, Empowerment & Porn With Susannah Breslin

10/3/2019
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Forbes Vice Editor, Susannah Breslin, recalls her time as a TV sex journalist before we move along to examine Travis Scott’s narcissism, Kylie Jenner’s parts, the fall of Playboy, female empowerment, Gen Z, being naked on camera, self-confidence and the evolution of porn.

Duration:00:29:26

Ask A Gynecologist - With Dr. Neil Kumar

9/5/2019
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OBGYN, Dr. Neil Kumar, takes a break from his busy obstetrics schedule to address some of the lighter (but equally important) questions about the female reproductive system. Need a sex ed refresher? Curious about female anatomy? Want to know how age affects pregnancy? In our second show together, we talk infections, hygiene, myths, and bad eggs, or, to be more specific, poop in the vagina, funky foreskin, female ejaculate, the clitoral iceberg and horrific things that can happen when mature...

Duration:00:32:50

Vaginal Anatomy, Contraception And Period Sex – With Dr. Niel Kumar

8/28/2019
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Dr. Neil Kumar, board-certified OBGYN, came in to answer listeners questions about the mysteries of the vagina and female reproductive health. In the first of our two-part game, “Ask A Gynecologist”, the doctor addresses questions about what time of month is safest to have sex and what exactly contraceptives do. He also walks us through the anatomy of a vagina, tells us what causes pain, and acknowledges the resilience of little lady bits.

Duration:00:31:53

Sex Work And Social Norms - With Amy Taylor

8/15/2019
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Berkeley MBA graduate and internationally published men's magazine model, Amy Taylor, returns for another week of discussion about eroticism, dating and the misfortune of current perspectives towards sex workers. We compare traditionally accepted relationships to unconventional connections. We also contemplate honesty, darkness, light, societal norms, biotech, retrospect and the true meaning of "work".

Duration:00:34:03

The Complexity Of Sexuality & The Beauty Of Human Imperfections – With Amy Taylor

8/7/2019
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International men's magazine model and professional companion, Amy Taylor, joins me to discuss her stigmatized profession, the complexity of relationships, the strangeness of sexuality, and the beauty of human imperfections. Join us for the first-ever videocast of Sex & Society, to hear our thoughts on dating, sex, desire, deviance, drugs, porn and more.

Duration:00:33:31

Fighting Stigma & Finding Your Format - With Dedeker Winston

7/31/2019
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Author and podcaster, Dedeker Winston, discusses the importance of battling stigma against relationship nonconformity. We cover those pesky labels and assumptions, childrearing, swinging, Christians and the APA's "push for polyamory". I question cultural "whys and what ifs" and she shares her wealth of well-researched knowledge.

Duration:00:33:04

Non-Monogamy, Christianity & The Future of Relationships – With Dedeker Winston

7/24/2019
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Polyamorous author and podcaster, Dedeker Winston, talks about growing up in the church and her transition into living her own truth. We talk about celebrities who openly explore non-monogamous relationships, why consensual non-monogamy might appeal to "freaks and geeks", the true meaning of monogamy, and how thoughtful communication is essential for surviving in any kind of relationship structure.

Duration:00:29:45

An Intimate Encounter, A Mysterious Dom & Audio Porn – With Anna

7/3/2019
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Anna the “Stepford Fiancée” ditched her wedding dress for a Shibari rope session and was forever changed. This female techie’s sexy experience with a chat room Pro Dom left her empowered at home but in love with an elusive stranger. She leaves this steamy episode with words of wisdom about honesty in relationships and a brief, romantic anecdote

Duration:00:28:34

Stepford Wives, Gaming and Shibari Rope Art – With Anna

6/26/2019
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"Stepford Wife", Anna, turned to gaming after becoming overwhelmingly bored with her daily routine. Her time with online role-playing games led to a private chat room which led to a meet-up in the middle of nowhere with a charming Pro Dom who would change her life. Will her submission to this handsome stranger bring her power or…?

Duration:00:29:47

Magical Punani Shots & Dating Criteria – With Allegra

6/19/2019
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Allegra talks about getting PRP therapy in her lady bits, or magical punani shots, if you will. I sing about vagina power while she explains fancy sex clubs, her dating standards, differences across generations, the importance of self-improvement, and being an erotic Olympian.

Duration:00:34:54

Shame, Swingers & Swiping – With Allegra

6/13/2019
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Single and dating at 40-something, "Burner" mom, Allegra, joins me to talk about her experiences on dating apps, raising children right while living an unconventional life, marriage, monogamy, fuck boys, and the importance of transparent communication. We know she has a high libido and perhaps a magical vagina, but she won't let us have that until we've addressed societal shame (or unless we're vibrant men in our 30s who look like Greek gods).

Duration:00:37:09

Ho Hair, Intention, & Punani Power – With Mimi Miller

6/6/2019
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Multicultural hairstylist, Mimi Miller warns listeners about falling into the seedy world she talks about in her book, Confessions From a Las Vegas Hairstylist. We cover Cardi B, life without intention, babysitting pimps, the children of hustlers, men's bizarre fetishes, the difference between squares and hos, and the importance of women making men invest in them (without earning their living from it). We end the show on the topic of respect and the power of the punani.

Duration:00:31:20

Hustlin' On The Strip – With Mimi Miller

5/30/2019
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Award-winning hairstylist, Mimi Miller, recounts stories from her book, Confessions of a Las Vegas Hairstylist, and tells us how she moved her 3 kids from the projects in Detroit to a home in Las Vegas in search of a better life. What she found was a place in the inner circle of strippers, working girls, pimps and other hustlers who relied on her to do their hair and hold their secrets. She has thoughts about their lives and what kind of women stay safe from falling into a sordid trap.

Duration:00:30:59

Creating Your Own Happiness - With Stas Arsinov

5/23/2019
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Integrative health coach, Stas Arsinov, discusses porn as a distraction and what he might advise clients who are experiencing unhealthy sexual addictions. He establishes the importance of clarity, the job of a coach and offers some tips for making healthy changes. Everything good takes work, or "creation" rather, and he's the ideal support system to help his clients transform.

Duration:00:30:56

Spirituality, Mentality & Sexuality - With Stas Arsinov

5/16/2019
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Integrative nutrition health coach, Stas Arsinov, talks about his quest for spiritual healing, getting clear on wants, needs and expectations so that dating is more rewarding, and how misused sexual energy can be a distraction from our goals.

Duration:00:31:18

Life As A Male Erotic Performer – With Andrew Long

5/9/2019
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Andy The Gypsy and I discuss acting in erotica and the difference between simulated love scenes in after dark cinema vs. sex scenes in mainstream TV. He continues to tell his story about life as a male model, stripper and proud hustler.

Duration:00:31:49

Getting Paid To Play – With Andrew Long

5/3/2019
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Dancer and erotic entertainer Andy Long talks about his transformation from college grad to male stripper and lets us in on some of the sexy secrets he reveals in his book, Tales From The Strip.

Duration:00:31:40

Sexy Celebrity Secrets - With Farrell Hirsch

4/24/2019
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Author Farrell Hirsch isn’t the kind to tell all, but he will tell some in his confessional book What I Learned From 50 Celebrities (By Screwing Up In Front of Them). Want to hear about his personal encounters with porn stars, politicians, playmates and other surreal characters? Join us as he dishes (good guy style) on this gossipy episode of Sex & Society.

Duration:00:29:57

Playboy, Playmates & Political Perversions - With Farrell Hirsch

4/17/2019
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Author of What I Learned From 50 Celebrities (By Screwing Up In Front of Them), Farrell Hirsch, sits with me in the studio to dish on some sexy celebrity gossip. We talk about Hugh Hefner, the Girls Next Door- Kendra, Holly and Bridget, a swinging politician and other interesting characters he met during his time as a producer as he recounts some of the stories from his book.

Duration:00:35:09