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A podcast from The Independent focusing on everything to do with sexuality, relationships, identity and more. Support this show at http://supporter.acast.com/millenniallove

Millennial Love The Independent

    • Sexuality
    • 4.9 • 19 Ratings

A podcast from The Independent focusing on everything to do with sexuality, relationships, identity and more. Support this show at http://supporter.acast.com/millenniallove

    Celibacy, Saturn Returns, and craving instability, with Caggie Dunlop

    Celibacy, Saturn Returns, and craving instability, with Caggie Dunlop

    This week, Olivia is joined by former Made in Chelsea star Caggie Dunlop.


    The two discuss how your Saturn Return can affect your love life, why we chase after people we know are wrong for us, and whether or not a period of celibacy can help you reclaim autonomy over your intimate relationships.


    Of course, they also discuss Made in Chelsea, and how being the star of a reality TV show at the age of 22 has shaped Caggie's life.


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    • 48 min
    How do our relationships impact our body confidence?

    How do our relationships impact our body confidence?

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    This week, Olivia is joined by body positivity activist, Felicity Hayward to discuss how relationships affect body confidence.


    The two talk about overcoming insecurities we have about our bodies and how these can be highlighted when we get intimate with our romantic partners.


    They also discuss the historically problematic marketing of lingerie and the long-lasting damage caused by the Victoria’s Secret show when it comes to body image.


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    • 30 min
    Masturbation and arranged marriages, with Poppy Jay and Rubina Pabani

    Masturbation and arranged marriages, with Poppy Jay and Rubina Pabani

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    This week, Olivia is joined by broadcasters Rubina Pabani and Poppy Jay, who host the award-winning BBC Asian Network podcast, Brown Girls Do It Too.


    The show features candid discussions about sex, masturbation and sexting.


    These subjects can be disproportionately under-discussed in South Asian communities due to myriad cultural reasons, which is something Rubina and Poppy hope to address.


    On the show, the duo discuss why they wanted to launch their podcast and how they hope it will help young women reshape their views on sex and dating today and ultimately feel more confident in their skin.


    Poppy also opens up about being in an arranged marriage at the age of 20.


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    • 29 min
    How A.I. could change dating, with Tabitha Goldstaub

    How A.I. could change dating, with Tabitha Goldstaub

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    This week, Olivia is joined by artificial intelligence (AI) expert Tabitha Goldstaub to talk about the intersection between AI and dating.


    Tabitha explains how advanced today’s AI is, and how far away we are from people actually being able to develop relationships with AI devices.


    The two also speak about sex robots and the risks they pose when it comes to consent and exacerbating a culture that objectifies women.


    They also talk about the possibility of whether or not AI could equalise the power dynamic between men and women in straight relationships.


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    • 40 min
    James McVey on body dysmorphia

    James McVey on body dysmorphia

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    Today Olivia is joined by musician James McVey to discuss his struggles with body dysmorphia and eating disorders.


    The Vamps star opens up about his experiences, including having liposuction at 20-years-old, in an effort to encourage others to talk about their issues.


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    • 32 min
    Talking porn with Erika Lust

    Talking porn with Erika Lust

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    This week Olivia is joined by independent adult filmmaker Erika Lust.


    Erika is often referred to as a trailblazer in the "feminist porn" movement, championing female pleasure, consent and diversity in her films among other things that are often dismissed in conventional adult films.


    On the show, Erika explains how she got into the industry and the societal myths and misconceptions about porn that she hopes to rectify through her work.


    They also spoke about the issue with the phrase "feminist porn" and how it could serve to marginalise the genre.


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    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Kyle131 ,

Smart, Fun, & Always Leaves Me Smiling

I love this podcast so much. Rachel and Olivia are amazing— so so smart, insightful, honest, and fun to listen to! It feels like talking to some of my best friends about boys and the trials and tribulations of millennial dating. As a longtime Singleton myself, it’s been so great to hear smart folks talk so candidly about their own experience. So glad it’s coming back!!! Thanks Rachel and Olivia for your honesty and joy! Sending love and good vibes from New Orleans

fitphantom ,

Very therapeutic

Love this podcast! Its incredibly relateable to the modern struggles of dating in your 20s and 30s. Very therapeutic, upbeat, and entertaining.

Kc4423 ,

The best podcast!!

Only Thing I dislike about this podcast is that I’m all caught up and don’t know what to do with my life!!

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