28 episodes

What shapes our relationship to sex? And how is technology changing that?


Sex is about so much more than just fucking. It's about our relationship to ourselves and to our bodies. It’s about how we experience gender and the power dynamics that come with it. It’s about our capacity for vulnerability and how willing we are to let others in.


Our relationship to sex tells us so much about who we are and how we show up in the world. So why don't we talk about it more openly?


In this podcast, host and founder of Sex Talks, Emma-Louise Boynton, sits down with a new guest each week to do just that. Opening up discussion on typically taboo topics, Emma-Louise explores issues around sex and relationships, gender and the role technology is playing in changing the way we date, love and fuck.


From writers, authors and therapists, to actors, musicians and founders, the podcast brings in voices from across the board to talk about sex.


If you want to attend one of the monthly LIVE recordings of the Sex Talks podcast at The London Edition hotel, book your ticket(s) here.

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What shapes our relationship to sex? And how is technology changing that?


Sex is about so much more than just fucking. It's about our relationship to ourselves and to our bodies. It’s about how we experience gender and the power dynamics that come with it. It’s about our capacity for vulnerability and how willing we are to let others in.


Our relationship to sex tells us so much about who we are and how we show up in the world. So why don't we talk about it more openly?


In this podcast, host and founder of Sex Talks, Emma-Louise Boynton, sits down with a new guest each week to do just that. Opening up discussion on typically taboo topics, Emma-Louise explores issues around sex and relationships, gender and the role technology is playing in changing the way we date, love and fuck.


From writers, authors and therapists, to actors, musicians and founders, the podcast brings in voices from across the board to talk about sex.


If you want to attend one of the monthly LIVE recordings of the Sex Talks podcast at The London Edition hotel, book your ticket(s) here.

    Andrew Tate, Baby Reindeer and the myths surrounding male sexuality with Ben Hurst and David Chambers

    Andrew Tate, Baby Reindeer and the myths surrounding male sexuality with Ben Hurst and David Chambers

    On this week’s episode we’re talking about men. Specifically, masculinity, male sexuality and the myths surrounding it.


    To that end, Emma was joined by Men’s Dating, Relationship & Intimacy Coach, David Chambers, and the Director of Facilitation at Beyond Equality, an organisation that is rethinking masculinity and engaging men and boys in the gender equality conversation, Ben Hurst.


    From the impact of Andrew Tate and why his messaging has become so insidious, to the ways in which hit tv show, Baby Reindeer, highlighted how men often feel unable to talk about sexual abuse and harassment and the reasons behind that, to Ben and David’s own relationship to sex growing up and the impact growing up in the church had on their respective feelings of sexual shame, we covered a lot in this discussion.


    We hope you enjoy this episode as much as we did.


    The next live recording of the Sex Talks podcast is on June 19th and will see us turn our attention to men once again as we discuss what a positive notion of masculinity looks like today and how shedding reductive gender stereotypes can help us all have a better relationship to sex, intimacy and relationships.


    You can purchase tickets to the event here.


    And subscribe to the Sex Talks Substack here.

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    From cam-girl to porn performer and director with Vex Ashley: "porn doesn't have to be feminist or not feminist, but you can critique it through a feminist lens"

    From cam-girl to porn performer and director with Vex Ashley: "porn doesn't have to be feminist or not feminist, but you can critique it through a feminist lens"

    On this episode of the podcast, Emma sits down with porn performer, director, editor and producer, Vex Ashley, to find out how she went from cam-girl to running her own independent porn platform, and why she considers sex such an interesting and important topic for us to discuss.


    After rejecting being demoted to ‘muse’ while at art school and then getting naked online as a cam girl, Vex started up the independent porn platform called Four Chambers back in 2013 in order to expand the idea of what sex on film could do, be and say.


    The platform explores the intersection between sex, psychology, technology, art history and well everything in between and Vex is both behind and in front of the camera, something she sees as key to the way she works.


    "I'm pretty hardline on this", she told us previously, “if you're making money off of asking people to fuck on film, you should yourself have fucked on film.”


    Book tickets to the next live recording of the Sex Talks podcast here.


    And subscribe to the Sex Talks Substack here.

    • 56 min
    Are you anxiously attached? How to navigate different attachment styles with Psychotherapist, Jessica Baum

    Are you anxiously attached? How to navigate different attachment styles with Psychotherapist, Jessica Baum

    So we’ve all heard of attachment styles right? 


    Attachment theory tells us that the emotional attachments we form with our primary caregivers in infancy can influence our interpersonal relationships later in life.


    Whether we’re anxious, secure, avoidant or disorganised, our attachment style can have a pretty big impact on how we show up in our romantic relationships. 


    Since attachment styles have of late been getting a lot of airtime on social media and we wanted to understand more about the science behind the theory and delve a little deeper into the research underpinning the internet’s favourite relationship theory.


    To help us do just, Emma was joined in the podcast this week by psychotherapist and author of ‘Anxiously Attached: Becoming More Secure in Life and Love’, Jessica Baum. 


    You can take the attachment style quiz here; find out more about Jessica's work here and buy her brilliant book here.


    Book tickets to the next live recording of the Sex Talks podcast here.


    And subscribe to the Sex Talks Substack here.

    • 51 min
    Why women are trained for goodness, while men are trained for power with author and former Goop CCO, Elise Loehnen

    Why women are trained for goodness, while men are trained for power with author and former Goop CCO, Elise Loehnen

    In this episode, Emma sits down with writer and author, Elise Loehnen, to discuss her best-selling new book, On Our Best Behaviour: The Price Women Pay to be Good.


    Together they unpack the web of myths and cultural expectations that prop up patriarchy and keep women chasing an ideal of perfection that is neither achievable nor really desirable.


    "Women," Loehnen explains, "'have been trained for goodness. Men, meanwhile, have been trained for power.'


    Elise is the former chief content officer of Gwyneth Paltrow’s company Goop, where she oversaw its blog, newsletter, book imprint and podcast as well as its Netflix documentary series, “The Goop Lab.”


    In 2020, Loehen decided to step down from her position with the company and On Our Best Behaviour is her firstly solely by-lined book. She has ghostwritten 12 other titles.


    Book tickets to the next live recording of the Sex Talks podcast here.


    And subscribe to the Sex Talks Substack here.

    • 52 min
    Finding love after divorce; the highs and lows of motherhood and changing the law on flexible working with Anna Whitehouse aka Mother Pukka

    Finding love after divorce; the highs and lows of motherhood and changing the law on flexible working with Anna Whitehouse aka Mother Pukka

    For this live recording of the podcast, which took place at the London Edition hotel, Emma sits down with broadcaster, writer and campaigner, Anna Whitehouse, otherwise known as Mother Pukka.


    Anna is the Sunday Times best-selling author of Parenting the Sh*t out of Life, Where’s My Happy Ending? and Underbelly and in 2015 she started the platform Mother Pukka to share the trials and tribulations of parenthood and beyond. She also hosts the podcast Dirty Mother Pukka with her best friend Polly.


    In this episode, Anna speaks candidly about finding love again after her recent divorce; the extraordinary and ordinary experience of motherhood ('both things can be true at once'); the success of her campaign to change the law on Flexible working; her greatest lesson in love and, of course, and how to give the 'perfect' handjob....


    *Apologies in advance for the sound quality in this episode, there were tech issues on the night that were beyond our control.


    If you'd like to attend a live recording of the podcast, follow up on Insta @emmalouiseboynton and subscribe to the Sex Talks Substack here to keep up-to-date on upcoming shows.

    • 44 min
    The link between housework & orgasms: Tackling everyday sexism with campaigner and author, Laura Bates

    The link between housework & orgasms: Tackling everyday sexism with campaigner and author, Laura Bates

    What does the number of hours women spend doing housework have to do with the orgasm gap?!


    According to bestselling author and the founder of the Everyday sexism campaign, Laura Bates, a lot.


    In this episode, Emma sits down with Laura to discuss the systemic ways in which gender inequality remains entrenched in our society - from the social pressure on women to deprioritise their pleasure, to the routinisation of casual sexism, to the rise of extremist, misogynistic ideologies.


    But it is not all doom and gloom, they end the discussion looking at the reasons for staying hopeful and what we can all do to fix the system, not the women.


    Book tickets to the next live recording of the Sex Talks podcast here.


    And subscribe to the Sex Talks Substack here.

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