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A spicy blend of personal stories, in-depth reporting and inspiration! Journalist August McLaughlin explores sexual empowerment and pleasure, featuring a range of voices.

Girl Boner Radio is LGBTQIA+ friendly and all genders are welcome! girlboner.org

Girl Boner Radio August McLaughlin

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.5 • 229 Ratings

A spicy blend of personal stories, in-depth reporting and inspiration! Journalist August McLaughlin explores sexual empowerment and pleasure, featuring a range of voices.

Girl Boner Radio is LGBTQIA+ friendly and all genders are welcome! girlboner.org

    Sex Parties, Soul Searching and Hot Monogamy: Ashleigh Renard

    Sex Parties, Soul Searching and Hot Monogamy: Ashleigh Renard

    Ashleigh Renard met her husband at 21 and, for years, thought she had an ideal life and marriage. When the pair decided to spice things up through sex parties and the swinging lifestyle, she faced ongoing problems for the first time. 
     
    Today, Ashleigh helps other couples keep monogamy hot, no parties or partner swapping required. So in addition to her personal journey, you’ll hear a few smart ways to accomplish just that.
     
    Learn more about Ashley and order her memoir, Swing: a Memoir of Doing it All: ashleighrenard.com/links
     
    Check out The Pleasure Chest’s latest specials! 
     
    More Girl Boner fun: augustmclaughlin.com/girlboner
     
    IG: @GirlBonerMedia  FB: @MyGirlBoner  TikTok: @GirlBonerRadio 
    Twitter: @AugstMcLaughlin  girlboner
     

    • 39 min
    Opening a Relationship, Claiming Self-Worth: Emily Gindlesparger

    Opening a Relationship, Claiming Self-Worth: Emily Gindlesparger

    Emily Gindlesparger was eight years into a relationship when her partner admitted having a crush on someone else. Her responsive tailspin of anxiety, jealousy and self-doubt led to curiosities about her own true desires and gradually stepping into them. 
     
    You’ll also learn:
     
    How she and her partner navigated aspects of ethical non-monogamy, such as new relationship energy (NRE) 
    How embracing her queerness helped her feel more connected to her femininity
    Takeaways from one of her standout sexual experiences
    How (and why) she decided to come out to her parents about her polyamory
    Her advice on pursuing desires
     
    Learn more about Emily: emilygindlesparger.com
     
    Order her memoir, Please Make Me Love Me
     
    Check out The Pleasure Chest’s Rookie Gift Guide!
     
    More Girl Boner fun: augustmclaughlin.com/girlboner
     
    IG: @GirlBonerMedia  FB: @MyGirlBoner  TikTok: @GirlBonerRadio  Twitter: @AugstMcLaughlin
     

    • 42 min
    A Dominatrix Journey, Kinky Desires and Confidence: Natasha Strange

    A Dominatrix Journey, Kinky Desires and Confidence: Natasha Strange

    Princessa Natasha Strange grew up on a farm in Oregon in the 70s, with no access to pop culture. Early on, she learned how to respond to schoolyard bullies in ways that foretold her future.
     
    Her turbulent road to becoming a professional Dominatrix and femme-centric BDSM coach has been well worth it. And she has a lot to say about embracing your desires and cultivating confidence. 
     
    You’ll also learn:
     
    Common motivations for cross-dressing
    When Natasha felt she was “selling herself” (hint: it wasn’t during sex work)
    How she became trauma-informed and why she’s passionate about working with femmes 
    How Natasha makes “anti-aging” decisions around things like Botox
    Why she has a “fear boner” around her upcoming offerings
    A recent time when August felt embarrassed, then realized she was just being herself
    A smart way to build confidence — can roleplaying help?
    An announcement about show changes, from August
     
    Learn about Natasha and power exchange here and check out  her book, coaching and courses here.
     
    Check out The Pleasure Chest’s Rookie Gift Guide!
     
    More #GirlBoner fun: augustmclaughlin.com/girlboner

    IG: @GirlBonerMedia  FB: @MyGirlBoner  TikTok: @GirlBonerRadio  Twitter: @AugstMcLaughlin

    • 47 min
    Sex Questions with a Professional Dominant and Her Pup

    Sex Questions with a Professional Dominant and Her Pup

    Domina Mara, Professional Dominant and filmmaker, and her pup join August for another round of Sex Questions With…! Learn about Mara’s career, the pair’s Dominant/pup relationship and the group’s answers to steamy questions from listeners and the boardgame, “You Don’t Know My Life.”
     
    Highlights include the “birds and the bees,” a squirting and multiple orgasm experience, extraordinary sex toys, lessons learned the hard way and more!
     
    Explore Miss Mara’s work:
    DominaMara.com
    YouTube.com/DominaMara 
    Instagram.com/MaraDomina
    Twitter.com/MaraDomina
     
    Check out The Pleasure Chest’s Pleasure Personality Gift Guides! thepleasurechest.com 
     
    Makenzie Mizell engineered the recording session for this episode.
     
    More Girl Boner fun: augustmclaughlin.com/girlboner

    IG: @GirlBonerMedia  FB: @MyGirlBoner  TikTok: @GirlBonerRadio

    • 53 min
    When Your Sexual Identity Changes: Gwendolyn and Amber

    When Your Sexual Identity Changes: Gwendolyn and Amber

    Gwendolyn J. Bean had only dated women when her dating desires shifted. Amber Cantorna grew up in a conservative Christian home then fell in love with her female college roommate. 
     
    You’ll hear:
     
    Gwendolyn and Amber’s coming out stories Their contrasting experiences regarding loved ones’ acceptance Advice for managing loneliness around your sexual orientation or desires  Who to come out to and when Rewards of sexuality/self-acceptance you can look forward to   
    You’ll also learn about Gwendolyn’s erotica story in The Big Book of Orgasms, Volume 2, and what Amber most hopes readers will glean from her latest nonfiction book, Unashamed: A Coming Out Guide for LGBTQ Christians.
     
    The interview with Amber Cantorna featured in this episode was released in full in May, 2019.
     
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    IG: @GirlBonerMedia  FB: @MyGirlBoner  TikTok: @GirlBonerRadio

    • 42 min
    Awkward Sex/Dating Confessions

    Awkward Sex/Dating Confessions

    August is joined by friend and colleague, Makenzie Mizell, to discuss times they made sex or dating experiences awkward. You’ll also hear about listeners’ “OMG” dates and Makenzie’s latest (and spicy!) ventures.
     
    Topics touched on include bodily functions, a gay ‘ol pickup line, a myth about female sexuality and male desires and more! You'll also hear about sexy gift ideas, available at The Pleasure Chest.
     
    Learn more about Makenzie’s latest + support their work:
    periodpodcastnetwork.com
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    Save 15% on awesome goodies  + support a great cause at musamasala.com!
     
    Save 35% on the Vesper 2, elegant vibrator necklace and support Girl Boner at the same time (via a commission) here.
     
    More Girl Boner fun: augustmclaughlin.com/girlboner
     
    IG: @GirlBonerMedia  FB: @MyGirlBoner  TikTok: @GirlBonerRadio 
    August on Twitter: @AugstMcLaughlin

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
229 Ratings

229 Ratings

Ww44ss ,

Authentic

Authentic and interesting. I enjoy August’s humor and generally light hearted approach to an important topic. Refreshing!!!

ReligiousMan ,

Real stories

It is real, raw, and refreshing in a world of fake.

Finav99 ,

Love love love!!

So grateful for this pod. Girl Boner, the book, was a pivotal turning point for me in my journey to exploring my sexuality and unlearning a lot of religious shame. It’s been so amazing to get to learn even more from August! Would definitely recommend!

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