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The Second Circle is the podcast that takes sex seriously. Hosted by journalist Franki Cookney.

The Second Circle The Second Circle

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 17 Ratings

The Second Circle is the podcast that takes sex seriously. Hosted by journalist Franki Cookney.

    Bonus episode: Can audio porn boost my sex drive?

    Bonus episode: Can audio porn boost my sex drive?

    She’s spent the last six months talking to people about the low points in their sex lives. Now, heavily pregnant, Franki’s struggling to find the spark herself. Could listening to audio porn be the solution? She grabs her headphones to find out.

    The Second Circle is produced, written, and hosted by Franki Cookney
    Audio production: Anouszka Tate
    Theme music: Roof - Big Spoon (Instrumental Version)
    Incidental music: _91Nova - Moiety, Maybe - The Universe is a Bitch, _91Nova - Shell Games
    All music courtesy of epidemicsound.com
    Audio porn clips:
    “Don’t Be Late” written and read by Euphemise This
    “Free Use Secretary” written and read by Girl On The Net
    “E-stim” written and read by Jenby Doll
    “Sat On His Face” written by David of The Big Gay Review and read by Luke
    All audioporn courtesy of girlonthenet.com

    Transcript: https://bit.ly/badsexbonus
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    • 44 min
    S04E06 How to get better at talking about sex

    S04E06 How to get better at talking about sex

    Whether it’s with our friends or, more crucially, with our partners, sex IS something we need to be able to communicate about if we want it to be good. But it’s so hard! Why? Because for all the other messages we get around sex, all the things we’re taught or that we glean from our culture or the media… no one tells us how to talk about it.

    The Second Circle is produced, written, hosted by Franki Cookney
    Audio production: Anouszka Tate
     
    Title track: Roof - Big Spoon (Instrumental Version)
    Background music: _91Nova - Moiety / From Now On - Small Circuits / Lasae Lyx - Suffering In Paradise / Blaeker - Stay Up All Night
    All music courtesy of www.epidemicsound.com

    Transcript: https://bit.ly/badsexE06
    Support the show (https://ko-fi.com/frankicookney) 
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    • 52 min
    S04E05 Why don’t I want sex?

    S04E05 Why don’t I want sex?

    Somewhere along the way we’ve been taught that desire should just exist without any conscious effort, like hunger or thirst. And if it doesn’t – uh oh – that means something is wrong. But this idea of sex as a “drive” is actually a myth. And like so many myths, it’s standing in the way of us having good, fulfilling sex lives. 

    The Second Circle is produced, written, hosted by Franki Cookney
    Audio production: Anouszka Tate
     
    Title track: Roof - Big Spoon (Instrumental Version)
    Background music: From Now On - Small Circuits / Beautiful Minds - Brighter Than Tomorrow / Maybe - The Universe is a Bitch 
    All music courtesy of www.epidemicsound.com

    Transcript: https://bit.ly/badsexE05
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    S04E04 When your body doesn't feel sexy

    S04E04 When your body doesn't feel sexy

    Faulty penises, unruly pubes, and unexplained pain: When our bodies don’t look or work the way they’re “supposed” to, it can feel like a real barrier to good sex. So what can we do about it? Do we push on through anyway? Seek treatment? Or adjust our expectations? 

    The Second Circle is produced, written, hosted by Franki Cookney
    Audio production: Anouszka Tate
     
    Title track: Roof - Big Spoon (Instrumental Version)
    Background music: _91Nova - Moiety / Tilden Parc - Wanna Know
    All music courtesy of www.epidemicsound.com

    Transcript: https://bit.ly/badsexE04
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    • 52 min
    S04E03 Why is it so hard to feel good?

    S04E03 Why is it so hard to feel good?

    One in eight women and one in twenty men say they lack enjoyment during sex.
    For all the conflicting messages we get around sex, most of us know that on some level we’re supposed to enjoy it. But there are a lot of things that can stand in our way. 

    The Second Circle is produced, written, hosted by Franki Cookney
    Audio production: Anouszka Tate
     
    Title track: Roof - Big Spoon (Instrumental Version)
    Background music: Tilden Parc -  Wanna Know /  Moon Craters - A Spinning Earth / Maybe - The Universe is a Bitch


    All music courtesy of www.epidemicsound.com

    Transcript: https://bit.ly/badsexE03


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    • 59 min
    S04E02 Mixed messages and faulty scripts

    S04E02 Mixed messages and faulty scripts

    Where do we learn about sex?  Who do we learn it from? What do those people and establishments actually tell us… about what sex IS and what it’s supposed to mean?
    And is it possible… is it possible…  that some of what we’re being told might be directly contributing to our experiences of bad sex?

    The Second Circle is produced, written, hosted by Franki Cookney
    Audio production: Anouszka Tate

    Title track: Roof - Big Spoon (Instrumental Version)
    Background music:  Lasae Lyx -  Suffering In Paradise /  From Now On - Small Circuits
    All music courtesy of www.epidemicsound.com

    Transcript: https://bit.ly/badsexE02
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    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

JojoinBrighton ,

Love this

I love how honest and interesting this podcast is. It delves into important topics around sexuality in a way that’s easy to listen to, digest, and relate to. Looking forward to the next season!

Sherlock_Fanatic_10221 ,

Brill - thoroughly enjoyed!

Found thanks to Hannah Witton’s YouTube recommendation in her pleasure trove video! And binged all morning! Love the honest conversations!

DKreysa ,

Yes!

Been a fan of the Second Circle since the beginning. I’m loving the style of this season, every episode explores an aspect of a not-much-talked-about subject in detail - you always come away with at least great food for thought…most of the time you just find yourself going “YES exactly! That’s that thing I couldn’t put into words”. Highly recommend!

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