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Join award winning author, speaker, sex educator and media maker Tristan Taormino as she explores the world of sexuality from every angle. Tristan interviews leading authors, educators, artists and icons about sexual pleasure, sexual wellness, identity, relationships, community, and social justice. Get an inside look at alternative sexual practices, communities, and relationships—like LGBTQIA folx, BDSM, polyamory, sex work, and disability—from both leading and underrepresented voices. Tristan also shares her twenty years of experience with honest, sex-positive sex advice for listeners. Excited by sexual pleasure and sexual politics? You’ve come to the right place. This program contains explicit content that may be unsuitable for some listeners.

Sex Out Loud with Tristan Taormino The VoiceAmerica Talk Radio Network

    • Sexuality
    • 4.1, 264 Ratings

Join award winning author, speaker, sex educator and media maker Tristan Taormino as she explores the world of sexuality from every angle. Tristan interviews leading authors, educators, artists and icons about sexual pleasure, sexual wellness, identity, relationships, community, and social justice. Get an inside look at alternative sexual practices, communities, and relationships—like LGBTQIA folx, BDSM, polyamory, sex work, and disability—from both leading and underrepresented voices. Tristan also shares her twenty years of experience with honest, sex-positive sex advice for listeners. Excited by sexual pleasure and sexual politics? You’ve come to the right place. This program contains explicit content that may be unsuitable for some listeners.

    Jan Dworkin on Sex & Power, Communication, and Mining Your Life for Meaning

    Jan Dworkin on Sex & Power, Communication, and Mining Your Life for Meaning

    Therapist and author Jan Dworkin talks about her work examining sex, relationships, and communication through the lens of power & dreaming, both systemic and individual. She uses case studies from her practice and pulls from her own experience with sex and relationships. Tristan opens up about the topics as well.
    Jan Dworkin, PhD, has more than 25 years of international, cross-cultural experience as a couples therapist and leadership coach. She is a co-founder of the Process Work Institute (PWI), a not-for-profit graduate school dedicated to research and training in process-oriented psychology. She served as its academic dean for over a decade and continues to teach training workshops worldwide. Jan coaches leaders and teams across sectors, specializing in conflict facilitation and leadership development in creative industries. She is the author of Make Love Better: How to Own Your Story, Connect with Your Partner and Deepen Your Relationship Practice (Belly Song Press, 2019). Based in Portland, Oregon, she lives with her partner, Jerry, and their Corgi, Mattie.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    The Masked Singer: From the Archives

    The Masked Singer: From the Archives

    Tristan realized she's interviewed not one, but TWO former contestants on the TV show The Masked Singer - so we went deep into the Sex Out Loud vault to find the shows from 2012 and 2013 and edited them together, commercial-free. Topics include: anal sex, non-monogamy, embracing your body, clitoral vs g-spot stimulation, favorite sex toys, and much more.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Cooper Lee Bombardier on Masculinity, Accountability, and Writing Memoir

    Cooper Lee Bombardier on Masculinity, Accountability, and Writing Memoir

    Author and artist Cooper Lee Bombardier talks about his new memoir, Pass With Care, unpacking masculinity, transitioning in community 20 years ago, facing demons, and exploring accountability.
    Cooper Lee Bombardier is a queer, trans American writer and visual artist living in Canada. His writing appears in The Kenyon Review, The Malahat Review, Ninth Letter, CutBank, Nailed Magazine, Longreads, BOMB, and The Rumpus; and in 13 anthologies, including the Lambda Literary Award-winning anthology, The Remedy–Essays on Queer Health Issues, and the Lambda-nominated anthology, Meanwhile, Elsewhere: Speculative Fiction From Transgender Writers, which won a 2018 American Library Association Stonewall Book Award. His memoir-in-essays, Pass with Care, is available now from Dottir Press.

    • 54 min
    Marla Renee Stewart on Sex Skills, Learning Styles, and How To Get Better At Seducing Yourself

    Marla Renee Stewart on Sex Skills, Learning Styles, and How To Get Better At Seducing Yourself

    Sex educator & author Marla Renee Stewart returns to the show to talk about her new book, The Ultimate Guide to Seduction & Foreplay, co-written with Dr. Jess. This interview continues the conversation on seduction and building your sex skills by examining your learning style and figuring out how to seduce yourself.

    • 56 min
    Living on After Great Pain: Christina Crosby on Grief, Bodies, Resisting Redemption Narratives & Sex Lives

    Living on After Great Pain: Christina Crosby on Grief, Bodies, Resisting Redemption Narratives & Sex Lives

    Christina Crosby, Professor of English and Feminist Gender and Sexuality Studies at Wesleyan University, is the author of A Body, Undone: Living on After Great Pain, a memoir written in the wake of spinal cord injury, pain and paralysis. At once deeply personal and deeply unsentimental, the book is her effort to “create something of an otherwise confounded life [by] ‘diving into the wreck’ of my body.”

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Gene Demby on Race & Sex in America

    Gene Demby on Race & Sex in America

    Gene Demby, journalist and co-host of NPR's Code Switch, talks with Tristan about how racism and the environment in America informs sexual education, religion, interracial dating, fetishization, swinging while Black, and other issues that impact us today. (This special 90-minute episode was recorded before the uprisings & protests that began in late May 2020.)

    • 1 hr 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
264 Ratings

264 Ratings

Srdr946 ,

The New Yorker of sex podcasts

Very smart host with very knowledgeable guests.

This podcast epitomizes everything good about the genre. Tristan’s enthusiasm, and the passion with which she promotes her work (and that of her guests) is inspiring. I never fail to learn something.

Peril🐉🐉 ,

I’m a 15 year old sexy girl, and I wanna have some sexy fun 😏😏.

I’m a 15 year old sexy girl, and I wanna have some sexy fun 😏😏. I have never had sex, but I want to.😏😏 I wanna get dirty.

Things about me:
1. I love playing dirty T or D.
2. My favorite video game is Dragon Simulator.

Here is my number if any one wants me (316)749-5318. (I’m pretty ugly of you ask me.)

By the way I’ll do what ever sexy thing you want me to do.

Cpoter ,

LOVE TRISTAN AND THIS SHOW!

If you’re looking to learn about sex, gender, and politics, THIS IS THE PLACE FOR YOU! Tristan is so well-spoken and educated in these areas that I could listen to her speak for days. She invites on fascinating guests and traverses vulnerable territories with them. Tristan, thank you for everything you do and giving voice to those who deserve to be heard. Two thumbs way up 👍👍!

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