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Private Parts Unknown (FKA Reality Bytes) is a Bourdain-style podcast exploring sex, love, relationships, gender, and seductive subcultures around the world. Join host Courtney Kocak and expert guests for hilarious, sex-positive conversations — destigmatizing everything from abortion to Ashley Madison, polyamory to PMDD, sex work to Shibari, and more. Travel series include Helsinki, Finland; Mexico City, Mexico; and Tokyo, Japan.
Private Parts Unknown is a proud member of Pleasure Podcasts. For network details, contact cameron@pleasurepodcasts.com. 

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    • 4.4 • 285 Ratings

Private Parts Unknown (FKA Reality Bytes) is a Bourdain-style podcast exploring sex, love, relationships, gender, and seductive subcultures around the world. Join host Courtney Kocak and expert guests for hilarious, sex-positive conversations — destigmatizing everything from abortion to Ashley Madison, polyamory to PMDD, sex work to Shibari, and more. Travel series include Helsinki, Finland; Mexico City, Mexico; and Tokyo, Japan.
Private Parts Unknown is a proud member of Pleasure Podcasts. For network details, contact cameron@pleasurepodcasts.com. 

    How Gabrielle Stone Got Her Groove Back After TWO Devastating Breakups

    How Gabrielle Stone Got Her Groove Back After TWO Devastating Breakups

    For the 155th episode of Private Parts Unknown, host Courtney Kocak welcomes Gabrielle Stone, author of Eat, Pray, #FML and host of FML Talk.
    If you've recently been dumped or are struggling to get over a past relationship, this episode is for you! This is the ultimate breakup recovery guide to help you not just survive but thrive after your breakup. No matter how desperate you feel or how embarrassing things have gotten with your ex, you CAN heal your heartbreak, and we'll tell you how.
    Gabrielle shares her incredible story with not one but two happy endings. We also discussed whether you should implement the no-contact rule, toxic relationships, love-bombing, the benefits of journaling through the pain, "the thought onion," why the length of your relationship doesn't always correspond to the level of post-breakup grief, and more.
    For more from today's guest, Gabrielle Stone:

    Check out Gabrielle's website eatprayfml.com


    Follow Gabrielle on Instagram @gabriellestone


    Buy Gabrielle's books Eat, Pray, #FML and The Ridiculous Misadventures of a Single Girl



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    • 39 min
    Stuck in a Sex Rut? Ian Kerner Helps Us Repair Our Love Lives with "So Tell Me About the Last Time You Had Sex"

    Stuck in a Sex Rut? Ian Kerner Helps Us Repair Our Love Lives with "So Tell Me About the Last Time You Had Sex"

    For the 154th episode of Private Parts Unknown, host Courtney Kocak welcomes Ian Kerner for a long-term relationship sex rut reboot.
    Dr. Ian Kerner is a nationally recognized sex therapist and author of the smash hit She Comes First and the recently released So Tell Me About the Last Time You Had Sex. He also coined the term "cliteracy" and is a Sherlock Holmes of the bedroom—a sexual detective helping individuals and couples solve the mystery of why they're not f*cking like they wish they were. 
    For more Ian Kerner:

    Order Ian's book So Tell Me About the Last Time You Had Sex


    Follow Ian on Twitter @IanKerner


    Check out Ian's website iankerner.com



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    • 50 min
    Pet Loss, Part 3: The Agony & Ecstasy of Animal Rescue & Saving Abused Dogs From Skid Row with Joey Tuccio

    Pet Loss, Part 3: The Agony & Ecstasy of Animal Rescue & Saving Abused Dogs From Skid Row with Joey Tuccio

    For the 153rd episode of Private Parts Unknown, host Courtney Kocak welcomes Joey Tuccio, president and CEO of Roadmap Writers, for the final episode in our three-part series on pet loss.
    Have you ever lost a beloved pet? It’s the worst. Scientifically, it can be as hard to grieve a pet as a parent or a partner. I lost my beloved dog, Georgia, in early December, and it was so hard for me to process — that experience inspired this series. (If you missed part one with Cherie Doyen, listen here, and part two with Beth Bigler, listen here.)
    Joey Tuccio is heavily involved with animal rescue efforts, including saving abused dogs from Skid Row. Of course, we talk about pet loss and navigating the grief, but we also share how to get involved and make dogs' lives better, even if you can't take a dog into your home at the moment.

    For more Joey Tuccio:

    Follow Joey on Instagram @joey.tuccio


    Follow Joey on Twitter @joey_tuccio


    Check out the Roadmap Writers website roadmapwriters.com



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    • 38 min
    Pet Loss, Part 2: Working Through the Grief & Guilt of Losing a Beloved Pet with Beth Bigler of Honoring Our Animals

    Pet Loss, Part 2: Working Through the Grief & Guilt of Losing a Beloved Pet with Beth Bigler of Honoring Our Animals

    For the 152nd episode of Private Parts Unknown, host Courtney Kocak welcomes Beth Bigler, pet loss grief counselor and founder of Honoring Our Animals, for part two in a three-part series on pet loss.
    Have you ever lost a beloved pet? It’s the worst. Scientifically, it can be as hard to grieve a pet as a parent or a partner. I lost my beloved dog, Georgia, in early December, and it was so hard for me to process — that experience inspired this series. (If you missed part one with Cherie Doyen, listen here.)
    One of the things that really helped me shortly after Georgia passed away was discovering an Instagram account, @honoringouranimals. I got so much reassurance and validation just from following the account, so I knew I wanted to interview its creator, Beth Bigler, for this series on pet loss. And she did not disappoint.
    Beth is a double-certified pet loss grief counselor, certified end-of-life animal companion doula, and pet chaplain. She works with individuals and families before, during, and after the loss of their beloved animal companion. We had a super in-depth conversation. It was not a counseling session, but Beth is clearly really good at her job, and just talking to her for this interview helped me get over a big hump in my Georgia grief. I hope it helps you too. 
    We discuss:

    What does pet loss counseling actually entail?

    The definition of disenfranchised grief

    Beth’s #1 euthanasia tip

    How to talk to your kids about pet loss

    How to know if you’re ready for a new pet

    The spiritual questions that death can bring up

    Navigating the lexicon of pet grief, including the Rainbow Bridge

    How to be a good ally to others experiencing pet loss

    How you can keep your deceased pet alive in your life


    For more Beth Bigler:

    Follow Beth on Instagram @honoringouranimals


    Check out the Honoring Our Animals website honoringouranimals.com



    (Pictured with Beth is her soul cat, Arnie.)
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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Pet Loss, Part 1: Grieving Our Beloved Dogs & Healing Complex Trauma with Cherie Doyen of Quantum Therapeutix

    Pet Loss, Part 1: Grieving Our Beloved Dogs & Healing Complex Trauma with Cherie Doyen of Quantum Therapeutix

    For the 151st episode of Private Parts Unknown, host Courtney Kocak welcomes Cherie Doyen of Quantum Therapeutix for part one in a three-part series on pet loss.
    Have you ever lost a beloved pet? It’s the worst. Scientifically, it can be as hard to grieve a pet as a parent or a partner. I lost my beloved dog, Georgia, in early December, and it was so hard for me to process — that experience inspired this series.
    Our first guest is Cherie Doyen, one of my best friend’s mom and a professional healer. In this conversation, Cherie explains a bit about her work healing complex trauma. We also talk about grieving our beloved dogs — my Georgia and her Nina — our dogs as protectors and the best friends we could ever have, pets mourning other pets, being visited by your dog's spirit, how hard euthanasia is for pet owners, and the fraught experience of getting another pet (or "calling in your next guide," as Cherie says.)
    For more Cherie Doyen:

    Follow Cherie on Instagram @cheriedoyen


    Buy Cherie's book The Chronicles of Tigua


    Buy Cherie's book Junebug


    Check out the Quantum Therapeutix website quantumtherapeutix.com



    Psst, Courtney has an 0nIyFan$, which is a horny way to support the show: https://linktr.ee/cocopeepshow
    Private Parts Unknown is a proud member of the Pleasure Podcast network. This episode is brought to you by:

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    Explore yourself and say yes to self-pleasure with Lovehoney. Save 15% off your next favorite toy from Lovehoney when you go to ppupod.com, click Lovehoney, and enter code Private at checkout.

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    • 31 min
    Non-Monogamy on the Rise: Ashley Madison's 2024 Trends Forecast with Paul Keable

    Non-Monogamy on the Rise: Ashley Madison's 2024 Trends Forecast with Paul Keable

    For the 150th episode of Private Parts Unknown, host Courtney Kocak speaks to Ashley Madison's Chief Strategy Officer, Paul Keable, to discuss the company's 2024 trend forecast. TL;DR: Non-monogamy is on the rise, but it's playing out differently from generation to generation.
    Tune in to learn how Gen Z, Millennials, Gen X, and Boomers are approaching polyamory, open relationships, and affairs with their unique generational flare. And how gender equality factors into the changes. Plus, can an affair ever save a marriage?
    Psst, Courtney has an 0nIyFan$, which is a horny way to support the show: https://linktr.ee/cocopeepshow
    Private Parts Unknown is a proud member of the Pleasure Podcast network. This episode is brought to you by:

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    STDCheck.com is the leader in reliable and affordable lab-based STD testing. Just go to ppupod.com, click STDCheck, and use code Private to get $10 off your next STI test.

    Explore yourself and say yes to self-pleasure with Lovehoney. Save 15% off your next favorite toy from Lovehoney when you go to ppupod.com, click Lovehoney, and enter code Private at checkout.

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    • 37 min

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4.4 out of 5
285 Ratings

285 Ratings

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