Host Chris Sowa traverses the globe having interesting, informative, and – at times – hilarious conversations about sex … with strangers.
Episode 1: Sex in Tokyo
Chris travels to Tokyo to explore Japanese sex culture. Topics discussed include host and hostess clubs, happening bars, Japanese rope bondage, love hotels, maid cafes, train groping, Western media attention, and much more.
Episode 2: Grindr in Wyoming
Chris chats with Grindr users in Wyoming, meeting some fascinating characters with surprising backstories. He also picks up quite a bit of new terminology along the way. Topics discussed include hookups, otters, creeps, money offers, religion, married guys, and much more.
Episode 3: Dungeon Fetish Party
Chris attends a fetish party at Continuum Dungeon in Chicago where he interviews three professional dominatrixes and an array of attendees ranging from lifestyle kinksters to vanilla onlookers. Guests include Mistress Cleo LaVamp, Mistress Desiree Demonix, and Mistress Elena Croft. This episode also features a conversation with BDSM and kinky sex educator and blogger Tynan Fox, recorded in St Paul, MN. If you liked this episode I recommend listening to episode 442 of the RISK! Podcast entitled Slave. Update: An error was made in the working definition for the term paraphilia. That error is corrected in the first few minutes of episode 4: Sex at Mardi Gras.
Episode 4: Sex at Mardi Gras
Chris travels to New Orleans during Mardi Gras to chat with party people from around the world. He also sits down with some sex workers, including a 62-year-old escort. This episode also features a conversation with sex columnist and author Stefanie Iris Weiss about her most recent book Eco-Sex: Go Green Between the Sheets and Make Your Love Life Sustainable.
Episode 5: Adventures in Sex Work
This episode draws on conversations recorded in Tokyo, New York, New Orleans, and Chicago. Topics explored include tickle porn, traditional porn, fetish modeling, stripping, prostitution, sugar daddies, and much more. Guests include a $750-an-hour gigolo and America's favorite 62-year-old escort, Erin.
Episode 6: Sex in Boomtown USA
Chris travels to Williston, North Dakota to investigate the impact of the oil boom and subsequent migration of thousands of men from around the world to this small community.
Love this podcast!
I didn’t discover this podcast until the pandemic and I suddenly had to work alone many hours at a time. Chris and his guests make excellent company while analyzing data- the episodes are thoughtful and give perspectives on some things I’d never closely considered, and I feel better rounded for having listened to it.
Changes Your Life
It seriously does. Before this podcast—I’ll go ahead and admit it—I didn’t know how to touch myself. I’m 22 years old and I never learned how to touch myself! I was disconnected from my sexual side because of years of internalized shame (being raised as an LDS woman will do that to you), but the variety of perspectives presented on this show reminded me of two integral things: 1. You are never alone, no matter how effed up you think your kink is (or your past) and 2. Sex is FUN!!! It’s a part of life, and a great part of life, so let’s explore it! Isn’t that what it is anyway? An exploration? I say yes, and so is this podcast: a funny, beautifully woven, down to earth exploration.
I’ll also go ahead and mention that Chris’ voice will turn you on over time. It’s like pavlov’s dogs or something at first I was neutral to it now I just wanna dog Chris lol
But fr thank you to the whole team for this wonderful and enlightening show. If you’re reading this and you need an intern this summer let me know haha I’m highly qualified @farmerthecharmer
Everyone should listen to this podcast!
I’m not a huge fan of podcasts because I find myself to get distracted often. Yet that is NOT the case with Sex with Strangers podcast. Chris Sowa comes off as an amazing guy; funny, respectful, interesting, etc. The topics are FAR from boring and the interviews are always enlightening. I’ve learned so much from this podcast and it has pushed me to learn more!