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When Molly's diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer, she decides to do something bold: she leaves her unhappy marriage and embarks on a series of sexual adventures to help her feel alive. She shares the funniest and most touching details with her closest friend, host Nikki Boyer. As they peel back the layers, we learn that Molly isn’t just grappling with breast cancer: she's also dealing with some trauma from her past. Along the journey, the friends explore bigger themes that affect us all -- like healing, forgiveness and what do we do with the time we have left.
From Wondery, the makers of The Shrink Next Door and Imagined Life, Dying for Sex is a six-part series about friendship, sex and love, and overcoming adversity. Hosted by Nikki Boyer.

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    • 5.0, 64 Ratings

When Molly's diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer, she decides to do something bold: she leaves her unhappy marriage and embarks on a series of sexual adventures to help her feel alive. She shares the funniest and most touching details with her closest friend, host Nikki Boyer. As they peel back the layers, we learn that Molly isn’t just grappling with breast cancer: she's also dealing with some trauma from her past. Along the journey, the friends explore bigger themes that affect us all -- like healing, forgiveness and what do we do with the time we have left.
From Wondery, the makers of The Shrink Next Door and Imagined Life, Dying for Sex is a six-part series about friendship, sex and love, and overcoming adversity. Hosted by Nikki Boyer.

    Wondery Presents: Imagined Life

    Wondery Presents: Imagined Life

    In these challenging times there are pivotal moments that can lead to learning and growth. On each episode of Imagined Life from Wondery you’ll step into the shoes of someone who has faced great adversity, overcome the odds and ultimately created a positive impact on our world. In this immersive journey you’ll be given clues, but only at the last minute will you find out who YOU are. If you're wondering what it would be like to be a legendary musician, a successful entrepreneur or a stunning movie star, listen to the full episodes at wondery.fm/dyingforsexIL

    • 6 min
    Love in the age of social distancing: Nikki wants to hear from you

    Love in the age of social distancing: Nikki wants to hear from you

    Dying for Sex Listeners, we are exploring how we are all adjusting to dating and living together during this wild world of social distancing.  We want to hear stories about how you are adapting to dating while living in a society of social distancing. Are you using apps, video chatting, or trying to figure out how to spend 24/7 living with the same person?  

    We want all your stories and you can share them with us by calling and leaving a voicemail or by sending us an audio message via text to 213-537-3243. Or you can send us an email to connection@wondery.com

    I also wanted to share another podcast I'm listening to right now called "EVEN THE RICH". Sometimes we all think our lives are crazy. But on Wondery’s new series, co-hosts Brooke Siffrinn and Aricia Skidmore-Williams pull back the curtain and dish on someone else’s craziness for a change. Brooke and Aricia will tell the stories of some of the greatest family dynasties in history, from the Murdochs to the Carters (Jay-Z and Beyoncé, that is). Because as none other than Queen Elizabeth once said, “A good gossip is a wonderful tonic."

    Listen today: wondery.fm/dyingforsexETR

    • 10 min
    Interview with Host Nikki Boyer | 7

    Interview with Host Nikki Boyer | 7

    Liz Dolan (host of Satellite Sisters and Safe for Work) interviews host Nikki Boyer about the making of Dying for Sex. They discuss how the podcast came about, listener response, Nikki’s journey, and Molly’s legacy and impact.

    For more information about metastatic breast cancer research, support, and awareness, visit https://secure.metavivor.org/page/contribute/dying-for-sex

    Support us by supporting our sponsors!

    Buffy - Visit Buffy.co and enter promo code MOLLY for $20 off a Buffy comforter.

    OMGyes - Go to OMGyes.com/MOLLY for a special discount.

    Unique Vintage - Use promo code MOLLY at UniqueVintage.com for 20% off your first order.

    Audible - Visit Audible.com/DFS or text DFS to 500-500 to start listening with a free 30 day trial and a free audiobook.

    Zola - Go to Zola.com/MOLLY and use promo code SAVE50 to get 50% off your save the dates.

    Ritual - Visit Ritual.com/MOLLY for 10% off your first three months of Ritual.

    Zip Recruiter - Try Zip Recruiter for free by visiting ZipRecruiter.com/MOLLY.

    Best Fiends - Download FREE in the Apple App Store or Google Play.

    • 47 min
    Becoming Whole | 6

    Becoming Whole | 6

    In the final episode, Molly and Nikki record from the hospital as Molly recovers from an emergency procedure. Molly’s determined to finish her book, and has an epiphany about where this journey is taking her.

    For more information about metastatic breast cancer research, support, and awareness, visit https://secure.metavivor.org/page/contribute/dying-for-sex

    Support us by supporting our sponsors!

    Buffy - Visit Buffy.co and enter promo code MOLLY for $20 off a Buffy comforter.

    OMGyes - Go to OMGyes.com/MOLLY for a special discount.

    Unique Vintage - Use promo code MOLLY at UniqueVintage.com for 20% off your first order.

    Audible - Visit Audible.com/DFS or text DFS to 500-500 to start listening with a free 30 day trial and a free audiobook.

    Zola - Go to Zola.com/MOLLY and use promo code SAVE50 to get 50% off your save the dates.

    Ritual - Visit Ritual.com/MOLLY for 10% off your first three months of Ritual.

    Zip Recruiter - Try Zip Recruiter for free by visiting ZipRecruiter.com/MOLLY.

    Best Fiends - Download FREE in the Apple App Store or Google Play.

    • 48 min
    The Love Letter | 5

    The Love Letter | 5

    Molly has a passionate encounter between the hospital sheets and Nikki has questions about it. And Molly begins writing a memoir that explores a secret from her past.  

    For more information about metastatic breast cancer research, support, and awareness, visit https://secure.metavivor.org/page/contribute/dying-for-sex

    If you or someone you know is a victim of sexual assault, reach out for help. In the U.S., you can contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE (1-800-656-4673). Or you can chat anonymously with a RAINN hotline staffer at online.rainn.org.

    Support us by supporting our sponsors!

    Buffy - Visit Buffy.co and enter promo code MOLLY for $20 off a Buffy comforter.

    OMGyes - Go to OMGyes.com/MOLLY for a special discount.

    Unique Vintage - Use promo code MOLLY at UniqueVintage.com for 20% off your first order.

    Audible - Visit Audible.com/DFS or text DFS to 500-500 to start listening with a free 30 day trial and a free audiobook.

    Zola - Go to Zola.com/MOLLY and use promo code SAVE50 to get 50% off your save the dates.

    Ritual - Visit Ritual.com/MOLLY for 10% off your first three months of Ritual.

    Zip Recruiter - Try Zip Recruiter for free by visiting ZipRecruiter.com/MOLLY.

    Best Fiends - Download FREE in the Apple App Store or Google Play.

    • 47 min
    Coming Clean | 4

    Coming Clean | 4

    Molly has been open to many new experiences with men, but there’s a secret she hasn’t shared with any of them: her illness. She decides to come out publicly as a “cancer thriver” by walking the runway at New York’s Fashion Week. Nikki and her mom come out to support her, but going home is sometimes more difficult than it seems.

    For more information about metastatic breast cancer research, support, and awareness, visit https://secure.metavivor.org/page/contribute/dying-for-sex




    Support us by supporting our sponsors!

    Buffy - Visit Buffy.co and enter promo code MOLLY for $20 off a Buffy comforter.

    OMGyes - Go to OMGyes.com/MOLLY for a special discount.

    Unique Vintage - Use promo code MOLLY at UniqueVintage.com for 20% off your first order.

    Audible - Visit Audible.com/DFS or text DFS to 500-500 to start listening with a free 30 day trial and a free audiobook.

    Zola - Go to Zola.com/MOLLY and use promo code SAVE50 to get 50% off your save the dates.

    Ritual - Visit Ritual.com/MOLLY for 10% off your first three months of Ritual.

    Zip Recruiter - Try Zip Recruiter for free by visiting ZipRecruiter.com/MOLLY.

    Best Fiends - Download FREE in the Apple App Store or Google Play.

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
64 Ratings

64 Ratings

karlymay82 ,

crying and smiling and very grateful for my favorite person

I’d love to say something amazing here but i’m still crying and smiling after that profound and emotional last episode. Thank you both so much for sharing and opening yourselves up to all the listeners out there. you gave us a rare gift.

Ive too been gifted with a friendship just like you and Molly have and i felt all the emotions down to my soul, i definitely felt Molly. it’s made me feel a bit relieved for the time for if my favorite person passes before me, because before now i didn’t know what i’d do without her if she wasn’t here with me, she is part of me, the same goes for my beautiful selfless mum x

The reason why i started listening in the first place and related so well to this podcast is that i am very similar to Molly with my sexuality! so much so that a lot of her stories i have my very own similar version of and i tell my very pure and monogamous best friend EVERYTHING raw and unedited too and we laugh so much :)

Nikki you are amazing! you are such a strong person (just like my friend is) you’ll never doubt Molly is within you. Molly evolved and vibrated very high throughout this part of her journey and you would have learned and evolved greatly with her xox

Suzie Cato ,

Beautiful

A beautiful tribute, to a beautiful friend. I listen to podcasts in the car and by the second ep I had found Molly’s Instagram and a photo of the two of you. It sounds weird, but every time I jumped into the car to listen I pulled up the Insta photo of you two to have on my phone. As I listened, I found my self glancing to the photo every now and then to imagine the person who was talking, and imagine your reactions. I laughed with you both a lot, and I cried at the end with you Nikki. Thank you for sharing this beautiful story, it’s given me an incredible burst to live life to the fullest. Suz xx

becsh7203758 ,

Must listen!

Stumbled on this podcast on the search page. I LOVED it. LOVED it.

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