"Sexy, witty, & smart". T&A Talk Sex is a podcast hosted by a professional cuddler and a sexual healer. T&A (Christina Hepburn & Stephanie Allen), two treasure troves of sensuality and intimate connection, were baffled by how many of their lovers and clients marveled at their sensual capacities, yet fumbled when it came to their own. In service to humanity (and themselves!), T&A share the wisdom from their real life experience with what works and what doesn’t work to create deep, human connection and juicy sex. From frisky sexual encounters to contemplating marriage, these women’s anthropological approach to their love lives can’t help but give you insight into your own. Gentlemen, thrill at the brilliance of a thoughtful female look into what women want and need, and ladies, find the empowerment in relationships and sex you’ve always wanted. Find us on IG @TAtalksex
How Can Fire on the Skin Feel Good?! Fire Play & Consent w/ guest Wry!
T, Christina Hepburn, meets with Wry, a speaker, events planner & fetish performer, to talk fire play (that's right, fire ...on the skin!), the BDSM scene, healthy consent communication, and all of its challenges - the ways someone can fall short of using their voice, and what we can do about it. He also share about his own journey into this world! It's a lively conversation on both ends, sharing about our personal lives and perspectives. AND THEN T gets "fleshed" (and makes a video to show you all what it looks & feels like!) It's a pretty wild topic - DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME! Find more from Wry HERE: https://www.youtube.com/user/awryperspective
Aziz Ansari & a Culture of Objectifying w/ Dating Advice Girl, Ep. 152
There's a lot of sparring on social media over whether the Aziz Ansari story amounts to "just bad sex" or if it speaks to something more about our relationship to sex in American culture, and how we can educate ourselves to practice true consent. Christina chats with Dating Advice Girl, Erin Tillman, @datingadvicegrl, about the nuances of the encounter, what's really going on in our culture around objectification and dehumanization, the new definition of consent and a generational disagreement, and what Erin's ideal version of a date would look like (healthy communication about respective intentions), and the space for each person to decide.
Get Inspired to Make a Difference in the new year! w/ Lauren Stephenson, Ep.151
Get inspired to make a difference! Christina met up with Lauren Stephenson in NYC to find out how she started the organization Women to the Front. The conversation starts in media res discussing the current feminism movements and how to navigate all the differnt opinions, and launches in to how Lauren went from feeling powerless after the 2016 election, to empowering herself and a group of friends to take action on the specific issues she is most passionate about. Women to the Front specifically holds fundraisers for the organizations that are already doing the great work Lauren admires. She discovered they needed PR support, so that's just what her group did! Feeling like you want to go from powerless to proactive? Listen to this episode to get some ideas on how to do just that! Find more about Women to the Front Here: https://www.facebook.com/womentothefront/?rc=p
How do I Communicate in My Relationship? w/John Rosania of Honesty Lab, ep.150
John Rosania, founder of Honesty Lab (www.honesty-lab.com) talks with Christina about how to really thrive in your relationship - What if you just said what you're actually thinking in your relationships, during sex, and anywhere else you happen to be? The results are better communication, more intimacy, personal growth, and full bodies forgiveness. Christina did a workshop with John that was remarkable, so Christina invited him onto the show to share his techniques for healing wounds in relationships (romantic and platonic), and for starting on the right foot with new ones! It's truly an eye-opening conversation!
T&A get bullied for talking sex & intimacy!
Some of you may have caught the angry blitz on Christina's social media profile, as well as T&A's Patreon account. An interesting scenario unfolded where the wife of an acquaintance felt she was a threat due to her work as a professional cuddlist. T&A talk about the experience of being harassed, and how this person might have approached her frustration differently for positive growth. Meanwhile Christina coaches a friend through confronting her partner on cheating in a constructive manner!
Time to Make a Change and Get your Libido back This Fall! Ep.149
Stephanie (A) shares that she's moving to Boulder! Why? When?! She's ready for a change this fall! She gets candid with Christina (T) about waiting too long, even when her inner voice said 'it's time'. How does holding ourselves back hurt us in and out of the bedroom? How can we be more proactive to make those changes necesary in our lives? Christina shares what's new in her life, and how she's had to move on from relationships that didn't encourage growth. How about you? What changes are you ready to make for your better self?