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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

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    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.5 • 204 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

    A Casual Sex Fail + Creating Sexier Experiences

    A Casual Sex Fail + Creating Sexier Experiences

    Author Kandi Steiner was leaning toward no more casual sex when an experience with a friend bolstered that decision. She now creates female characters who voice their desires. Adult star turned author, Logan Pierce, learned similar lessons the hard way. And erotic fiction can help inspire steamier experiences. Take it from writer and editor, Rachel Kramer Bussel.
     
    A few more things you’ll learn about:
     
    Communicating your desires
    Accepting sex-related feedback (with a throwback clip featuring Logan PIerce)
    Spicy and empowering perks of erotica 
     
    Save 30% on your first three months of Zencastr here! 
     
    Books by Kandi Steiner
     
    Between the Sheets: Rise of a Working Stiff 
     
    Best Women's Erotica of the Year, Volume 7 
     
    The Big Book of Orgasms, Volume 2: 69 Sexy Stories
     
    Join August’s community: patreon.com/girlboner  
     
    Instagram: @GirlBonerMedia Facebook: @MyGirlBoner Twitter: @AugstMcLaughlin
     
    Girl Boner Radio is hosted and produced by August McLaughlin.
     

    • 37 min
    Hooked on Love, Lust or Dating Apps: How Two Women Moved Forward

    Hooked on Love, Lust or Dating Apps: How Two Women Moved Forward

    After using dating apps for 10 years, author Shani Silver gave them up and gained surprising, life-shifting rewards. Therapist Kerry Cohen has learned to navigate life and relationships while managing sex and love addiction, terms that remain common and controversial. 
     
    A few things you’ll learn about:
     
    What finally prompted Shani to give up dating apps
    Her advice for anyone feeling miserably dependent on them
    A perspective shift she recommends for embracing single-hood
    When Kerry’s struggles with sex and love emerged
    A few reasons “sex and love addiction” termonology is controversial, and why Kerry believes that’s a good thing 
    How messaging around sex, love and romance make romantic and sexual compulsions trickier, and how those messages affect us all
     
    Check out A Single Revolution, by Shani Silver, and Crazy for You, by Kerry Cohen
     
    Save 30% on your first three of Zencastr here! 
     
    Check out the latest specials at The Pleasure Chest!
     
    Join August’s community: patreon.com/girlboner  
     
    Girl Boner Radio is hosted and produced by August McLaughlin, with transcript support from KM Huber.
     

    • 46 min
    Sexless to Sexually Empowered: a Gynecologist’s Journey

    Sexless to Sexually Empowered: a Gynecologist’s Journey

    Dr. Heather Bartos was well into her career when her husband stopped desiring sex. Navigating a sexless marriage opened up old wounds and led her to look deeply at her sex-related beliefs. 
     
    A few more things you’ll learn about:
     
    What Dr. Bartos learned about sex growing up in the ‘80s in Texas
    The most common sex-related challenge she hears about in her office
    5 factors that fuel low sexual desire in anyone, men and penis-havers included
    Benefits of embracing your sexuality as your own—plus an important way to do so 
     
    Save 30% on your first three months of Zencastr here! (Open in Chrome.)
     
    Support the show and get fun extras: patreon.com/girlboner  
     
    Sign up for occasional email updates from August
     
    Girl Boner Radio is hosted and produced by August McLaughlin, with transcript support from KM Huber. 
     

    • 25 min
    Sex Aspirations for the New Year with Dr. Sakshi Tickoo

    Sex Aspirations for the New Year with Dr. Sakshi Tickoo

    Why resolve to something diminishing when you can set your sights on something spicier? Dr. Sakshi Tickoo, a queer, Brown, chronically disabled occupational therapist and a sexuality counselor who's based in Mumbai, India, joined August to explore smart sexuality aspirations to consider as we move toward 2022. 
     
    A few things you’ll learn about:
     
    How (and why) to create a pleasure toolkit
    Sex goals set by listeners
    Benefits of exploring a new sexual practice, such as rope play or BDSM
    An exercise for building body confidence
    A toy you might LOVE, from The Pleasure Chest
     
    Support the show and get fun extras: patreon.com/girlboner  
    Sign up for (very) occasional email updates from August
     
    Girl Boner Radio is hosted and produced by August McLaughlin, with transcript support from KM Huber.
     

    • 24 min
    Rebecoming a Turned On Woman: Dr. Jordin Wiggins

    Rebecoming a Turned On Woman: Dr. Jordin Wiggins

    Dr. Jordin Wiggins grew up in a small Canadian town where her sex education involved, “don’t do it.” Later on, after setting her sights on a fulfilling sex life, she lost her libido twice. She found her way back and now teaches other women and vulva owners to never settle for bad sex and to value their pleasure and desires. 
     
    You’ll learn about:
     
    The importance of understanding your (or a partner’s) menstrual cycle 
    Cycle awareness as part of non-hormonal birth control
    Why some folks end up making to-do lists during sex
    Common barriers around female sexuality
    Benefits of shifting sex from a “should” to personal pleasure
    August’s top tips for better connecting with your sexuality
    Dr. Megan’s latest Pleasure Picks - sexy gift ideas!

    • 25 min
    Survivor Stories: Nadia North and Seth S.

    Survivor Stories: Nadia North and Seth S.

    Nadia North grew up in Wisconsin and considers herself a late bloomer in the sex department. When she met and entered a relationship with porn legend, Peter, she had no idea how abusive he would become. 
     
    Seth S. grew up as a highly sensitive kid in California, where he endured a sexual assault from an older boy. For years, that abuse affected his beliefs about male sexuality.
     
    Nadia is early in her healing journey and Seth is well into his. Both are speaking out in hopes that their stories and the lessons they’ve learned will have a positive impact on others. 
     
    A few more things you’ll learn about:
     
    What “love bombing” entails
    How being a highly sensitive person (HSP) has impacted Seth’s PTSD and how how’s grown to embrace his sensitivity
    What’s most helped Nadia and Seth manage trauma while cultivating pleasure
    A grounding exercise from With Pleasure: Managing Trauma Triggers for More Vibrant Sex and Relationships
    Follow Nadia North on Twitter
    Check out the latest specials at The Pleasure Chest!
     
    Support the show and get fun extras: patreon.com/girlboner  
     
    Sign up for (very) occasional email updates from August
     
     

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
204 Ratings

204 Ratings

ki.healing ,

The Best Sex Podcast, Seriously!!!

The information given on this podcast is invaluable! I have learned so much over the last few months of discovering this show. The tips are super useful, the guests are great, and August is amazing. I’ve shared episodes with my boyfriend and he also finds the content useful and relevant to our sex life. Please never stop! This work is so important :)

donthaveanitunesnickname ,

I love this show!

Exploring sexuality as a form of self love in all forms!!!

Tara@RMB ,

Girl Boner is a step above the rest

I’m Tara Galeano featured on episode aired on all 12/9/20. August is talented and the ultimate professional. She has such a good ear. I’ve never felt so heard. The episode curates, edits, and elevates our conversation. This is art and such a refined podcast. Thank you, August.

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