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Sex & Society with Valerie Baber

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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.

Location:

United States

Description:

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.

Language:

English

Contact:

(657) 234-8340


Episodes

Managing Relationship Stressors With Rabbi David M. Cohen

9/17/2020
Everyone needs to have space in a relationship. Without it, we’re in a pressure cooker. Author, couples therapist and orthodox rabbi, David M. Cohen joins us to discuss self-awareness, authenticity and vulnerability in relationships. We talk about dealing with difficult family members and how to manage steam in turbulent times, like when we’re COVID captive in close quarters with the ones we love. His book, We're Almost There, advises those seeing to live with patience, perseverance and...

Duration:00:50:24

Expectations, Communication and Pornography with Kingsley Moyo

9/10/2020
Pastor Kingsley Moyo is a couple's therapist and author of The R Factor on a mission to help millennials enhance their relationships, In this episode, Kingsley engages us with lively and passionate discussion on how partners can bring difficult but necessary talks to the table. We also cover the importance of aligning expectations, establishing boundaries, understanding how our family effects our relationship styles, building self-worth, embracing uncomfortable situations, what pornography...

Duration:01:00:40

Family, Food, Selfies and Stigma With Candice Horbacz

9/3/2020
New mom and podcaster, Candice Horbacz, understands that life is messy in and out of the kitchen. She discusses nurturing herself and her family and offers some delicious advice for “sealing the deal”. Join us for this hour-long chat in which we discuss surrender, sexy selfies, empowerment, and why you can’t judge a book by its erotic cover on the latest episode of Sex and Society.

Duration:00:56:42

Skillsets For Intimacy & Consensual Non Monogamy – With Dr. Adam Sheck

5/7/2020
Psychologist Adam Sheck, AKA "The Passion Doctor", joins us to discuss how the hook up culture impacts his millennial clients, the healthy way to open up a relationship and the challenge and value of making things work in monogamy. However you want to design your relationship, it’s going to take work! A session with Dr. Sheck can help you prepare for it and reignite erotic spark in the process.

Duration:00:24:53

Managing Stress In Relationships – With Dr. Adam Sheck

4/30/2020
The Passion Doctor, Adam Sheck, explains his work as a relationship-centric psychologist and offers tips on how to manage anger and alleviate stress when in close quarters with our loved ones.

Duration:00:32:19

Miracles Can Happen If You Take Action With Renee Piane

4/14/2020
Be ready for love. Go out by yourself. Take risks. Watch what you say. Be cautious of your ruminations. Get rid of your "me too" issues. Smile and become the magnetic force that people want to be around. Renee Piane and Valerie Baber discuss the mindset it takes to successfully attract mates and influence people. Topics address how to look good, feel your best and how to not waste your time. Ready for love but not sure what it takes? These relationship coaches have answers that will change...

Duration:00:32:16

Dating During Quarantine And Getting Real About Love With Renee Piane

4/7/2020
Author and Love Designer, Renee Piane brings her knowledge from 30 years of experience in the love industry to our conversation about clarity, transparency, readiness and our love lineage. This spirited relationship coach and Sarah Palin lookalike reminds viewers how important it is to stop making excuses, to start communicating honestly, to be aware of how our childhood experiences formed our perceptions about intimacy and romance, and the importance of having a crystal clear vision of what...

Duration:00:37:19

Porn & Dating With Susannah Breslin

10/11/2019
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
"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
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
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
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