How is the landscape of love, sex and intimacy changing now that we’re all trapped in our bedrooms? Whether you’re single and forced into quarantine celibacy, sleeping around on Zoom, or trapped in a studio apartment with your ex-boyfriend, we are all adapting to a new normal.
Love In Quarantine is hosted by Vogue sex columnist Karley Sciortino. In each episode, we listen in on Karley's funny and intimate conversations with people, who, just like us, are navigating sex and relationships during the apocalypse. The result is a podcast about quarantine that isn’t depressing. Phew.
To Zoom or Not To Zoom?
Karley speaks with two separate couples whose weddings were COVID canceled. Both now faced with the question: Do we postpone this epic day that we were so looking forward to, or do we fuck the plans and do it over Zoom?
Keeping it Together…Barely
Karley speaks with comedian Dee Demorizi—more commonly known as Dee Nasty—about the different ways that couples deal with crisis, on-again-off-again relationships, “slutty phases,” and a bunch of other stuff that’s at least vaguely related to quarantine.
Watch her show, Like, Share, Dimelo on Fuse TV.
How To Spend 24/7 With Your Partner
Karley speaks with one of her heroes, Dr. Helen Fisher, an anthropologist famous for her research on the brain chemistry of love. Dr. Fisher speaks some words of wisdom to couples who, even as lockdowns lift, will still be spending a lotttt of quality time together as our social and work lives remain far from “normal”. Also, the two discuss how social distancing can actually benefit people who are currently dating.
Sex Work in the Era of Social Distancing
Karley speaks with sex worker Jocelyn Mae about the surprising ways that the sex industry is adapting to our new normal. Later, Karley talks with Alicia Sinclair—sex educator and founder of Le Wand—about how quarantine spawned an American obsession with sex toys.
Is It Worth the Risk?
While there has clearly always been an ethical component to dating, suddenly, deciding whether to makeout with someone could have apocalyptic consequences--literally. In this episode, Karley speaks with two people who are currently dating about the new morality of intimacy, and whether it’s possible to be an ethical slut during a pandemic.
Sex After Having Kids: An Urban Legend?
Karley talks to comedian Nicole Blaine about quarantining with her husband, two kids and unraveling mother, and still finding time for blow jobs. Also, allegedly, sex can get better even after having kids.
Watch Nicole’s stand up special on Amazon.