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There is so much great and life-changing information about sex and intimacy, but let’s face it, it can be dry as hell! Intimacy expert and sexologist Shan Boodram takes a deep dive into anything and everything about sex, relationships, and the science of attachment every week with expert guests and friends who will tell all. It’s everything The Talk should be.

Lovers and Friends with Shan Boodram Lovers and Friends with Shan Boodram

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 4.6K Ratings

There is so much great and life-changing information about sex and intimacy, but let’s face it, it can be dry as hell! Intimacy expert and sexologist Shan Boodram takes a deep dive into anything and everything about sex, relationships, and the science of attachment every week with expert guests and friends who will tell all. It’s everything The Talk should be.

    If You Really Knew Me, You’d Leave Me feat. Steelo Brim

    If You Really Knew Me, You’d Leave Me feat. Steelo Brim

    Steelo Brim shares how the culture of toxic masculinity where men are encouraged not to go deep with themselves, almost destroyed his chances at real love both with himself and with women. He also talks about how he and his longtime girlfriend alahna jade chose to break out of the monogamy-one-size-fits-all box in order to create a healthy relationship on their terms and Steelo shares why his last relationship with fiance Conna Walker did not work. 

    Sterling Brim better known as Steelo is a comedian, podcast host, actor, TV host, producer and musician. You may recognize him from hosting MTV’s show titled Ridiculousness. 

    Steelo is a host on his weekly podcast called “Wine and Weed” where he and his co host- unpack current events and pop culture.

    Steelo unpacks what he needed to let go of and lean into in order to create the love he needed in his life.

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    • 41 min
    I'm Concerned About Our Love After Kids Ft. Jared Brady

    I'm Concerned About Our Love After Kids Ft. Jared Brady

     In this episode, I sit down with my lover, my partner, my baby daddy, my everything,  Jared. This conversation gets really real. We love our kids but do we still like our life? Do we still like each other?

    This time in Colombia with my family has sprung up a lot of 'aha' moments: some good and others not so good. 

    Life after kids is unpredictable and it can sometimes feel like that spark is lost. Which takes me to asking him an important question that to be honest made me nervous. 

    "Are you happy?"

    It gets raw, real and made me realize what I need to do more of..

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    • 47 min
    Go to Therapy or We're Over Ft. David So

    Go to Therapy or We're Over Ft. David So

    When was the last time your significant other gave you an ultimatum? When was the last time you gave them an ultimatum?

    In this episode, Shan sits down with Comedian, Actor, and Filmmaker, David So. He breaks down what led him to this breaking point and ultimately how this ultimatum impacted their relationship.... for better or worse?

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    • 44 min
    This is What Happens When a Single Woman Turns 30, feat Kamie Crawford.

    This is What Happens When a Single Woman Turns 30, feat Kamie Crawford.

    How many times have you romanticized your life and where you THOUGHT you’d be by a certain age. For many of us, by 30 we imagine ourselves to be wifed up and thriving in a career. 

    In this episode, I sit down with Kamie Crawford, the host of MTV’s Catfish and former Miss Teen USA. Kamie is also the host of her very own Podcast called Relationshit. Kamie is the epitome of 30, flirty and thriving! 

    Last time Kamie was on the podcast, we broke down the lows and hell nos that led to her breakup and now, we are breaking down what she is leaving behind in her 20s and what she is welcoming in her 30s, including... a new love. 


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    • 45 min
    Longterm - Sex Is Hard (NO pun intended..or maybe it is) feat. Kev On Stage and Mrs Kev On Stage

    Longterm - Sex Is Hard (NO pun intended..or maybe it is) feat. Kev On Stage and Mrs Kev On Stage

    Does sex HAVE to get less passionate as time goes on in a relationship? Is it possible to keep that “can’t keep your hands off each other” feeling in a marriage? In this episode we explore these questions and share the depressing/ hopeful truth about the secret to good sex in a long relationship.

    • 52 min
    Dating in Your Twenties (is) For Dummies FT. Harry Jowsey and Georgia Hassarati

    Dating in Your Twenties (is) For Dummies FT. Harry Jowsey and Georgia Hassarati

    Dating in your 20s is a lot like being given free range with paint as a toddler. Things can be fun but can get messy really quick. But the beauty is, you're young and have time to clean the mess up. In this episode, that is exactly what we are getting into.  

    Harry Jowsey and Georgia Hassarati - two on again off again, mid twenties, love birds in the midst of what we just described.

    Harry, Georgia and myself all met on the Netflix show that I’ve worked on as a sex expert for several seasons, Too Hot to Handle. Harry was a retreat attendee on season one and Georgia, on season three. They met because Harry asked Georgia to be a guest on his podcast, Tap in with Harry Jowsey.

    Harry and Georgia share a lot of the same things in common: background, career aspirations, sense of humor and the desire for real love in their 20s. They start hanging out, yada yada yada, they fall in love, have a few incredible rom-com-esque months together before things got a little TOO real… too heavy for Harry who then decides to call things off. But in classic-twenty-something-style our boy Harry made another big call a few weeks after that.

    And that’s where they are today… And if you’re not really clear where that “at” is, don’t worry, neither are they… and that’s kinda the beauty of trying to do the love thing in your twenties…right? 


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    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
4.6K Ratings

4.6K Ratings

Ms. Carroll ,

When folks know what they speak, listen

Not the kind of person who leaves comments but it must be said…the consistency of honest vulnerable conversation must be praised. Thank you for representing what Alice Walker called a Womanist

Laurenmarie165 ,

One of my favorite podcasts to date!

When I say this has been one of my favorite podcasts since I started listening to podcasts this last year (yes I know I’m behind the trend 😂) I seriously mean it. Every single one of Shans episodes shows and teaches me something new. Her views and knowledge around relationships and the world in general is one I admire greatly. I recommend this podcast to literally everyone!

_QueenRai_ ,

Honesty/ Realness/Vulnerability

There are many real life scenarios that Shan addresses in these episodes with her many guest gives me hope. Gives me comfort in knowing that I’m not the only one dealing, addressing, adapting, changing & doing my best to navigate this life and the issues/challenges that come about. Also gives me perspective & new lenses to look through as I figure out what works for me! Besides that there’s lots of good insight, jokes, and good convo!

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