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Welcome to the Miss Amanda Chen show! Let's get up close and intimate on this podcast, talking about how our feelings of personal success, gender, sex and relationships define our self worth. I want to rewrite the script that we've been born with and challenge traditional beliefs and stories that were told about who we're supposed to be and how we're supposed to live our lives. Join me in the fight for personal authenticity and to live life on your own terms. Follow me on Instagram at @missamandachen for updates. Dropping a new episode every Wednesday. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/missamandachen/support

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Welcome to the Miss Amanda Chen show! Let's get up close and intimate on this podcast, talking about how our feelings of personal success, gender, sex and relationships define our self worth. I want to rewrite the script that we've been born with and challenge traditional beliefs and stories that were told about who we're supposed to be and how we're supposed to live our lives. Join me in the fight for personal authenticity and to live life on your own terms. Follow me on Instagram at @missamandachen for updates. Dropping a new episode every Wednesday. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/missamandachen/support

    Masked Man 22/100: The Unbroken Man

    Masked Man 22/100: The Unbroken Man

    Hello and welcome back to the Miss Amanda Chen Show. I’ve got some new episodes for the 100 Masked Men series, where I anonymously interview different men from all walks of life about how gender stereotypes contribute to our values of self worth and self identity.

    If you listened to the last episode on the pressure to follow the status quo, we dig even deeper in this conversation with an actor that puts on multiple masks for a living. Masked Man #22 is the Unbroken Man. He shares his story about the journey in finding his true purpose, letting go of the expectations of others, and how acting was always with him, all he had to do was find it within himself.

    We get into some interesting conversation about the roles women and men play in his life based on their expectations for him, and how he navigates around the definition of what it means to be a “good man” - is there only one type of good man? Let’s get into it. I hope you enjoy the show.

    As always make sure to subscribe and if you’d like to be on the show or know of someone with a unique perspective, slide into my DMs at @missamandachen on Instagram and see you next Wednesday with more episodes of 100 Masked Men.


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    • 49 min
    Masked Man 21/100: The Beauty Queen

    Masked Man 21/100: The Beauty Queen

    Hello and welcome back to the Miss Amanda Chen Show. I’ve got some new episodes for the 100 Masked Men series, where I anonymously interview men from all walks of life about how gender norms contribute to our values of self worth and self identity.

    As we approach the first quarter of men in this series,I noticed a lot of guys responded to my question about negative ideas their female friends have about themselves that are usually associated with their physical appearance and how that would diminish their self confidence.

    So I had to interview a male makeup artist to get the scoop behind the scenes. Masked Man #21 is the Beauty Queen. He shares his perspective on the beauty industry, that ugly isn’t a look, it’s an attitude. And the surprisingly positive effect instagram influencers have had on individuality and celebrating diverse body types.

    I think the biggest thing is hearing him say that he never really gets a confident woman sitting in his chair. And in contrast, men are more confident about their looks than they should be. I guess if looks were a form of currency, the value is way higher for women than it is for men. Let’s get into it. I hope you enjoy the show.

    I think it’s super interesting that there’s this trend to follow the status quo so badly that some of us are having secret relationships because what we’re attracted to isn’t widely accepted. Do you guys have any experience with this? Let me know!

    As always make sure to subscribe and if you’d like to be on the show or know of someone with a unique perspective, slide into my DMs at @missamandachen on Instagram and see you next Wednesday with more episodes of 100 Masked Men.


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    • 39 min
    The Real Reason Why Single Guys Won't Commit

    The Real Reason Why Single Guys Won't Commit

    Hello and welcome back to another episode of the Miss Amanda Chen Show. If you've been following this show I've just started the 100 Masked Men series, and I've just dropped 20 interviews of anonymous men. This week I revealed conversations with three different single men on why they’re still single. If you're a single woman like me, who has definitely gone through the question internally asking, why won’t he just commit, today’s episode is for you. 

    Here's my take on what I've been hearing so far - there's a lot of fear in making a commitment to the wrong person and getting hurt. So it's safer to just quit now while you're ahead. And honestly, I used to get upset about over-committing to noncommittal guys, but now I just feel compassion. The world is hard enough as it is, and to leave yourself out of love because you think you don't deserve it isn't a sign of a strength, but a sign of weakness. 

    As I put together some trends in avoidant attachment behaviour, I reflected back on my last trip to Taiwan when my cousins spoke about how guys need to be rich in order to have a girlfriend. And if she ever discovered you weren't really rich, then you'd have to go and find a new girlfriend. How insane is that? Talk about a tight mask to keep up. And as heartbreaking as it is to hear all of this, it really shows much love we are seeking in the world, and how we're looking for it in all the wrong places. I hope you listen to my first-ever monologue episode and let me know what you think!

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    As always, follow me at @missamandachen on Instagram for more spicy stories of me and #100MaskedMen. And make sure to subscribe and I'll see you next Wednesday with more interviews of anonymous men talking about feelings. Yummm!


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    • 12 min
    Masked Man 20/100: The Work in Progress

    Masked Man 20/100: The Work in Progress

    Hello and welcome back to the Miss Amanda Chen Show. I’ve got some new episodes for the 100 Masked Men series, where I anonymously interview men from all over the world to collect as many different perspectives on relationships and the role of masculinity.

    This week we deep dive into why some single guys stay single, and if you listened to the last episode, here’s a different perspective behind another non committal man.

    Masked Man #20 is the Work in Progress - he believes that for anything to be “worth it” there needs to be a challenge, and you’ve got to struggle to get there. If it comes too easy, there’s a problem.

    I appreciate that he has such high expectations for himself and isn’t blaming the women he’s with, but it’s almost unachievable that he’s literally given up on dating altogether and hasn’t been with anyone for over two years. Out of sight, out of mind, right? The more guys I meet the more i notice how fearful we are at starting relationships because we don’t want to waste someone else’s time. As noble as this man is as a work in progress, i kind of feel like he’s missing out on some amazing relationships. but i’ll let you be the judge of that. let’s get into it.

    I feel like the last two episodes showed various forms of the avoidant attachment type, which is someone that prioritizes being independent and stays away from getting too close to people. but this man in particular seems very fearful of being a disappointment to his partner. does this resonate with you? let me know and as always, if you’d like to be on the show or know of someone with a unique perspective, slide into my DMs at @missamandachen on instagram and see you next Wednesday with more episodes of 100 Masked Men.


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    • 58 min
    Masked Man 19/100: The Noncommittal Man

    Masked Man 19/100: The Noncommittal Man

    Hello and welcome back to the Miss Amanda Chen Show. I’ve got some new episodes for the 100 Masked Men series, where we uncover perspectives of different men all around the world on dating, sex, gender roles, and the meaning of masculinity, fear and self worth.

    This week we deep dive into single men and why they’re still single.

    You know the type. That handsome, multi-talented, well-travelled man with all the options available for him - how could he ever settle down? There's too much in the world to explore to be tied down right now. Say hello to Masked Man #19: The Noncommittal Man.

    He’s your digital nomad type that has been able to travel the world while working in a creative profession. We talk about what dating apps look like to him, what his expectations are when approaching women and what he’s looking for in a relationship. What we uncover is a lot more about the pressure behind choosing THE ONE (if we agree that there is only one) and if there isn’t, why bother making the commitment at all?

    I find it very interesting that this type is incredibly romantic in his conception of what relationships should be for him. That this life partner would essentially complete him in every single way, shape and form somehow and make him lose the need to continue exploring. We get pretty philosophical here. I hope you enjoy the show.

    So this is just one perspective of the noncommittal man that I’ve encountered so far - But what are your thoughts? what are additional attributes of the non committal man that hasn’t been discussed yet on the show? let me know and again, if you’d like to be on the show or know of someone with a unique perspective, slide into my DMs at missamandachen on instagram and see you next Wednesday with more episodes of 100 Masked Men.


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    • 59 min
    Masked Man 18/100: The Jovial Man

    Masked Man 18/100: The Jovial Man

    Hello and welcome back to the Miss Amanda Chen Show. I’ve got some new episodes for the 100 Masked Men series, where I anonymously interview different men from all walks of life about dating, sex, gender roles, and the meaning of masculinity. This week we’re talking about why some guys stay single and what they’re really looking for in a relationship.

    Masked Man #18 is the Jovial Man. An absolute hoot to be around, I totally understand why everyone is so attracted to his energy. But relationships were never much of a thing in his life. He’s never had a girlfriend and he didn’t even have sex until he was over 30.

    He shares his story on growing up in the Middle East, moving to Toronto and adjusting to the hustle mentality, boys locker room talk, and the unhealthy addiction behind porn and masturbation.

    I think what’s very interesting to hear about is how guys talk to each other about sex, but make sure to separate that from feelings. And the fear, at least for this guy, about how his male friends might see him differently after being vulnerable in front of them. I mean, if you can’t even do it in front of your best friends, how on earth would you be comfortable in an intimate relationship? I got questions. Let’s get into it.

    This man definitely has an unpopular opinion here when he says that sex isn’t that big of a deal and is actually glad he waited till he was mature enough to practice it, in contrast with some of the other guys we’ve had on the show who said sex was the highlight of high school locker room chat. But what are your thoughts on the subject? Could you relate with him, or do you think we’re missing on some other details?

    As always make sure to subscribe and if you’d like to be on the show or know of someone with a unique perspective, slide into my DMs at missamandachen on Instagram and see you next Wednesday with more episodes of 100 Masked Men.


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    • 52 min

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