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Private Parts Unknown (the podcast formerly known as Reality Bytes) is a comedy-sex-travel podcast uncovering stories of love & sexuality around the world. Best friends Courtney Kocak & Sofiya Alexandra bring you along as they traipse from country to country exploring sex, relationships, dating & different types of food poisoning. Private Parts Unknown is a proud member of Pleasure Podcasts. For network details, contact cameron@pleasurepodcasts.com. Currently raising money for a reporting trip to cover Abortion in Post-Roe America, BUY A PRO-CHOICE SHIRT HERE: https://www.bonfire.com/store/private-parts-unknown/

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    • 4.4 • 247 Ratings

Private Parts Unknown (the podcast formerly known as Reality Bytes) is a comedy-sex-travel podcast uncovering stories of love & sexuality around the world. Best friends Courtney Kocak & Sofiya Alexandra bring you along as they traipse from country to country exploring sex, relationships, dating & different types of food poisoning. Private Parts Unknown is a proud member of Pleasure Podcasts. For network details, contact cameron@pleasurepodcasts.com. Currently raising money for a reporting trip to cover Abortion in Post-Roe America, BUY A PRO-CHOICE SHIRT HERE: https://www.bonfire.com/store/private-parts-unknown/

    (Not) Regretting Motherhood with Orna Donath

    (Not) Regretting Motherhood with Orna Donath

    For the 98th episode of Private Parts Unknown, host Courtney Kocak welcomes Orna Donath, an Israeli sociologist, author, and feminist activist who wrote the book Regretting Motherhood based on her research.
    We talk about ambivalence vs. regret, the difference in how the genders are socialized around parenthood, the external pressures women face to become mothers, how she conducted her study, and more.
    For more Orna Donath:
    Buy Orna's book Regretting Motherhood: A Study


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    Let’s be friends on social media! Follow the show on Instagram @privatepartsunknown and Twitter @privatepartsun. Connect with hosts Courtney Kocak @courtneykocak and Sofiya @thesofiya on Instagram and Twitter.

    • 44 min
    A Brief History of Sex Toys with Hallie Lieberman, Author of "Buzz: The Stimulating History of the Sex Toy"

    A Brief History of Sex Toys with Hallie Lieberman, Author of "Buzz: The Stimulating History of the Sex Toy"

    For the 97th episode of Private Parts Unknown, host Courtney Kocak welcomes Hallie Lieberman, author of Buzz: The Stimulating History of the Sex Toy, to talk us through the highlight reel of sex toy history. Hallie literally has a Ph.D. in sex toys, so she's the perfect guide.
    We discuss how sex toys were illegal in Texas until 2008 (and scary indicators that sex-related laws are regressing!), the Kinsey Institute, Japanese shunga, Anthony Comstock and his terrible legacy of sexual suppression, Betty Dodson and how she linked masturbation to women's liberation, the incredible story of Gosnell Duncan, and more. Hallie also shares what she learned from writing "Women Explain Why They Buy Male Sex Dolls" for Buzzfeed's Sneaky Links series and her predictions for the intersection of sex toys and politics in the future. Plus, we swap gigolo stories.
    For more Hallie Lieberman:

    Listen to Hallie's Joy Boy podcast about Gosnell Duncan

    Check out Hallie's website hallielieberman.com


    Follow Hallie on Twitter @hallielieberman


    Follow Hallie on Instagram @hallielieberman



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    Here's a playlist of our previous abortion-related episodes, including the "Men Have Abortions Too" series: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4BFDkcQYzdfq5YEV5buzzO?si=19a1d68b109845dd
    Private Parts Unknown is a proud member of the Pleasure Podcast network. This episode is brought to you by:

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    Let’s be friends on social media! Follow the show on Instagram @privatepartsunknown and Twitter @privatepartsun. Connect with hosts Courtney Kocak @courtneykocak and Sofiya @thesofiya on Instagram and Twitter.

    • 43 min
    How to Help Transform U.S. Sex Education (& Why It's So Important) with Jaclyn Friedman

    How to Help Transform U.S. Sex Education (& Why It's So Important) with Jaclyn Friedman

    For the 96th episode of Private Parts Unknown, host Courtney Kocak welcomes Jaclyn Friedman, founder and executive director of EducateUS: SIECUS In Action, to talk about sex ed in the U.S. — and why it's vital that we do better. 
    Jaclyn is a long-time feminist activist. She's also the author of Unscrewed: Women, Sex, Power, and How to Stop Letting the System Screw Us All and What You Really Really Want: The Smart Girl's Shame-Free Guide to Sex and Safety. In this episode, Jaclyn shares her mission to transform public school sex education in the United States and how we can do that via voting and running for office on the school board level, as so much of this issue is currently decided locally. We also cover the wide-reaching impact of good sex ed, how the culture wars are drawing attention to work in this space, the insidious, politically co-opted language of "grooming" and how it affects childhood sexual assault survivors, and more.
    For more Jaclyn Friedman:

    Check out the EducateUS: SIECUS In Action website educateusaction.org


    Check out Jaclyn's website jaclynfriedman.com


    Follow Jaclyn on Twitter @jaclynf


    Follow Jaclyn on Instagram @jaclynfable



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    Private Parts Unknown is a proud member of the Pleasure Podcast network. This episode is brought to you by:

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    Let’s be friends on social media! Follow the show on Instagram @privatepartsunknown and Twitter @privatepartsun. Connect with hosts Courtney Kocak @courtneykocak and Sofiya @thesofiya on Instagram and Twitter.

    • 39 min
    The Best Sex Party Ever with "Mega Bisexual Influencer" Zackary Zane of BOYSLUT & BISLUT

    The Best Sex Party Ever with "Mega Bisexual Influencer" Zackary Zane of BOYSLUT & BISLUT

    For the 95th episode of Private Parts Unknown, host Courtney Kocak welcomes Zachary Zane, Men's Health Magazine sex advice columnist, Boyslut author (now available for preorder!) & host of the biannual BISLUT sex party for bisexual people and their admirers. Zachary's been dubbed a “Bisexual Mega Influencer” by the NY Daily News.
    We dive into Zachary's sexual awakening, coming to terms with his bisexuality and coming out, his mission to destigmatize sexuality through his writing, some favorite stories from his erotic newsletter, the best sex party ever, how consent norms differ in different spaces, his favorite type of threesome, getting the Monkeypox vaccine in NYC vs. LA, and more.
    For more Zachary Zane:

    Preorder Zachary's book Boyslut: A Memoir and Manifesto


    Subscribe to the BOYSLUT newsletter zacharyzane.substack.com/welcome


    Check out Zachary's website zacharyzane.com


    Follow Zachary on Twitter @ZacharyZane_


    Follow Zachary on Instagram @zacharyzane_



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    Private Parts Unknown is a proud member of the Pleasure Podcast network. This episode is brought to you by:

    Dipsea is an audio erotica app full of short, sexy stories and guided sessions designed to turn you on. Dipsea is offering a 30-day free trial when you go to dipseastories.com/private.

    Go to RexMD.com/private today to get started with a sample pack prescription of generic Viagra. All orders come with FREE 2-day shipping. Rex MD – the authority in men’s telehealth.

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    Let’s be friends on social media! Follow the show on Instagram @privatepartsunknown and Twitter @privatepartsun. Connect with hosts Courtney Kocak @courtneykocak and Sofiya @thesofiya on Instagram and Twitter.

    • 52 min
    What Happens When You Want an Abortion But Can't Get One: Dr. Diana Greene Foster on the Turnaway Study

    What Happens When You Want an Abortion But Can't Get One: Dr. Diana Greene Foster on the Turnaway Study

    For the 94th episode of Private Parts Unknown, host Courtney Kocak welcomes Dr. Diana Greene Foster, who's responsible for some fascinating and groundbreaking research on abortion and contraceptives.
    Dr. Foster is a professor at the University of California-San Fransisco, the director of research at ANSIRH, and the author of The Turnaway Study: Ten Years, a Thousand Women, and the Consequences of Having—Or Being Denied—An Abortion. In this episode, we dive into the Turnaway Study — why she started the study, how the study was conducted, her hypothesis and how it lined up with the results, what Gloria Steinem said about her book, and more.
    For more Dr. Diana Greene Foster:

    Check out the website for ANSIRH ansirh.org


    Follow Dr. Foster on Twitter @Dianagfoster


    Buy Dr. Foster's book The Turnaway Study: Ten Years, a Thousand Women, and the Consequences of Having—Or Being Denied—An Abortion



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    • 34 min
    Becoming a Body Paint Artist & Separating Sex from Nudity with Paul Roustan

    Becoming a Body Paint Artist & Separating Sex from Nudity with Paul Roustan

    For the 93rd episode of Private Parts Unknown, host Courtney Kocak welcomes body paint artist Paul Roustan for a conversation about how he got started, the importance of separating sex from nudity, what his wife and kids think about his work, how he used his body paint art as a launch pad to becoming an NTF creator, what it's like to have groupies in the metaverse, and more.
    For more Roustan:

    Check out Roustan's website bodypainter.com


    Check out Roustan's YouTube channel youtube.com/roustanbodypaint


    Follow Roustan on Twitter @RoustanNTF


    Follow Roustan on Instagram @roustan



    Courtney and Roustan's body paint collabs:

    Body Painting Courtney 4K: https://youtu.be/7eo_8benGj0

    Body Painting Courtney Again!: https://youtu.be/m4nM6j8lSnA

    Naked at the Beach and Pool with Body Paint: https://youtu.be/3EZ8Z4zQjHU

    New Year's Pre-Party Body Painting: https://youtu.be/mph_sVS60Mc

    Body Painting Courtney: https://youtu.be/PrRofOFi0F8


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    Private Parts Unknown is a proud member of the Pleasure Podcast network. This episode is brought to you by:

    Everlywell offers affordable, at-home lab tests (including STD tests!) that give you trusted, physician-reviewed results. Everlywell is offering a special discount of 20% off an at-home lab test at everlywell.com/private.

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    • 51 min

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4.4 out of 5
247 Ratings

247 Ratings

Jason frizbee ,

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I know you work hard but for what it's worth I think for the entertainment value you may be able to hide the slight difference I notice when you're reading. It is more entertaining to have that feeling as if you're coming straight off the head with such great conversation and not read. There's not much difference from the show energy to the commercial energy. Does this make sense to you? I love the subject matter.

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Really, nothing to criticize here. These folks know their stuff and seem to be on an unending journey of discovery about humanity. It’s queer, it’s funny, it’s informative, and it’s beautifully provocative. Essential, nay vitally necessary, listening right here! Love y’all and keep up the great work.

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I love this podcast! Sofiya, Courtney, and all of their guests make me laugh and bring joy and wisdom into my life. I think it’s really cool to have a podcast about sex, people don’t do that enough. If you want to open your mind and your heart, you should give this show a try.

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