12 episodes

When it comes to matters of the heart, everyone has an opinion, but very few have the answers. So step away from that group chat, and bring your problems to The Solve. Join ESSENCE’s love guru, Charli Penn and her girl gang of outspoken friends and experts as they share hilarious anecdotes and get-to-the-point advice for navigating some of your biggest dating dilemmas.

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When it comes to matters of the heart, everyone has an opinion, but very few have the answers. So step away from that group chat, and bring your problems to The Solve. Join ESSENCE’s love guru, Charli Penn and her girl gang of outspoken friends and experts as they share hilarious anecdotes and get-to-the-point advice for navigating some of your biggest dating dilemmas.

    What Kind Of TLC Does My Vagina Need?

    What Kind Of TLC Does My Vagina Need?

    Today we’re going to talk about the one thing that, surprisingly, a LOT of women are STILL too shy to discuss. Caring for our ‘Ginas. Whether we’re partnered or not, sexually active or not - we NEED to be thinking about (and properly tending to) our vaginas. So, today, I’m talking to the incomparable Dr. Jackie Walters (@therealdrjackie). You may know her as gynecologist to one of your favorite Atlanta housewives or as a cast member of Bravo’s Married To Medicine. She is an award-winning OBGYN, philanthropist, women’s advocate, tv personality, and she’s on a mission to impact the lives of millions. Her new book, “The Queen V: Everything You Need To Know About Sex Intimacy and Down There Healthcare” is full of wisdom about caring for our ginas, different ways to better relate to her and how to identify what type of relationship we have with her. We have been fed so much misinformation about our intimate areas so we need people like Dr. Jackie to break it down for us! Ready? Let’s get into it! And don't forget to use #TheSolvePodcast to tell us what you think!

    • 30 min
    What Is Micro-Cheating & How Do I Avoid It?

    What Is Micro-Cheating & How Do I Avoid It?

    Sisters, it’s time we explored the nuances of cheating. Yes, physical intimacy outside the boundaries of your relationship is considered cheating...but what other types are there? What is micro-cheating and how does it start? How do we build better communication habits with our partner? America’s #1 Relationship Therapist, Kiaundra Jackson (@kiaundrajackson), is today’s guest and listen - she gets down to BUSINESS. Listen up because she will get you and your relationship all the way together, making sure you’re CLEAR on your boundaries! Don’t forget to share this episode with a friend and let us know what you think using #TheSolvePodcast!

    • 26 min
    Is Long-Distance Love Really Doable?

    Is Long-Distance Love Really Doable?

    It’s an age-old debate: Can long-distance relationships really work? The stories are out there - once red hot with passion and devotion - growing cold after a few weeks or months apart. Are there keys to making it work when perhaps you work in a different state or your boo has to travel quite a bit? How do you figure out your own personal balance?

    • 30 min
    Kink 101: What Is Kink + How Do I Know If I’m Kinky?

    Kink 101: What Is Kink + How Do I Know If I’m Kinky?

    On this episode, professional dominatrix Taylor Freeman aka Mistress Marley breaks down the ins, outs, and subcultures within kink and how to know if you are, in fact, a kinky person.

    • 25 min
    Why Do I Keep Dating The SAME Type?

    Why Do I Keep Dating The SAME Type?

    What if it’s not that dating is hard but that we haven’t honed our focus to the things that really matter in a mate? On this episode of The Solve, we are deep-diving with Kelli Fisher and Tana Gilmore - The Matchmaking Duo into why we seem to date the same (Read: WRONG) guy and what tips can help us dig a little deeper for the gems we desire in Love.

    • 24 min
    How Do I Maintain Intimacy After A Breast Cancer Diagnosis?

    How Do I Maintain Intimacy After A Breast Cancer Diagnosis?

    Sisters, it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month so we wanted to close out October with a special episode of The Solve for those who may be fighting this battle.

    • 28 min

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