15 episodes

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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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 119 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: British Scandal

    Wondery Presents: British Scandal

    British scandals change the course of history. They bring down governments, overthrow the rich, and cause the mighty to fall. And in the end, they’re all about power. Wondery presents: British Scandal, a new podcast hosted by Alice Levine & Matt Forde. The premiere season takes you into the sinister world of Russian politics and a killer scandal that shook all of Britain. When former KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko is found dead by poisoning in London, it throws Britain -- and all of Europe -- into political controversy. But when the murderer is a rich and powerful foreign state, how far will the British government go?

    Listen to British Scandal at wondery.fm/BS_DyingForSex.

    Living for Connection: Dating

    Living for Connection: Dating

    Listeners share stories with Nikki about dating and looking for love in challenging times. From Car Alarm Scott who is connecting with women in a completely new way, to a woman who feels less alone when she meets a stranger next door, and a man’s attempt to mend his broken heart while keeping six-feet apart.




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    • 43 min
    Becoming Whole

    Becoming Whole

    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.

    To purchase Molly's Memoir go to: wondery.fm/MollysMemoir

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




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    • 48 min
    Wondery Presents: In God We Lust

    Wondery Presents: In God We Lust

    A woman named Becki is lounging by the pool at the Fontainebleau Hotel when she decides to proposition a strapping pool attendant. Go on a date with her...and her husband. What begins as an unconventional proposition will soon throw them all into the international spotlight. And that’s because the couple is none other than Jerry Falwell Jr. and his wife Becki, two of the most powerful figures in Evangelical America. Wondery presents In God We Lust, hosted by Brooke Siffrin and Aricia Skidmore-Williams of Even the Rich. A story of an alluring sex scandal, power, money and a very public fall from grace. When word of their affair fell into the wrong hands it led to political extortion and a public outing that brought Jerry Falwell Jr.’s empire crashing down. 

    Listen at wondery.fm/IGWL_DyingForSex.

    • 6 min
    Thriving in the Face of Breast Cancer, from the Daily Smile

    Thriving in the Face of Breast Cancer, from the Daily Smile

    At 35, Krysten Gentile was living the dream. She loved her career, she was happily married, and she and her husband shared two little boys... with another on the way. Until one day, Krysten found a lump on her breast — and her life changed forever. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Dying for Sex presents a special episode from host Nikki Boyer’s new podcast, The Daily Smile.

    Click here to listen to the next episode on The Daily Smile and hear the rest of Krysten’s story.

    Links: Follow Krysten on Instagram and Twitter.

    Check out Krysten’s podcast on Instagram, Twitter, and online — and search for “Making the Breast of It” wherever you get your podcasts.

    Donate to METAvivor, a charity that gives 100% of donations to metastatic breast cancer research.

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    • 22 min
    Sponsored: Living For Connection | Soulmates

    Sponsored: Living For Connection | Soulmates

    In a special episode presented by AMC’s new series Soulmates, Host Nikki Boyer interviews Drs. John and Julie on the topic of finding “the one”. The Gottmans are clinical psychologists who have studied thousands of couples and can predict with 94% accuracy who will end in divorce together.




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    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
119 Ratings

119 Ratings

leahnnnebunts ,

Beautiful ❤️😊

Thank you so much molly and Nicky for the most beautiful real life story, molly you were such an awesome, strong, courageous woman whom I think about everyday, Nicky I am speechless x you and Molly’s friendship is truely forever in my heart ❤️

Mermaid x. ,

Thank you so much

I am speechless. The most beautiful podcast story I’ve ever had the luck to listen to and be healed from 😩😩😩💓💓💓🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

katiemanfieldnz ,

The best

Long time podcaster first time rater.
This podcast is absolutely amazing x still crying, still laughing x I miss molly and I don’t even know her, you’ve done her such an honour, Nikki

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