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Sluts & Scholars is one of Cosmopolitan's "Hot Podcasts to Listen To." Nicoletta Heidegger is a licensed marriage and family therapist and sexologist and she chats with folks from across sexuality, kink, and professional spectrums about desire, pleasure, shame, stigma and (of course) bodily functions. Combining irreverence and expertise, on the docket is anything remotely related to sexual, reproductive and bodily autonomy; from the indigenous menstrual practices of the Hupa Valley tribe, to beauty confidence advice from Dita von Teese, and anal sex pro tips from Jessica Drake. Sluts and Scholars is a proud member of Pleasure Podcasts. For network details, contact cameron@pleasurepodcasts.com

*Sluts and scholars is a sex positive, shame free, educational podcast where we try to help make your sex smarter and your smarts sexier. While we love to give advice and resources, please note that this podcast is not intended to be therapy or a replacement for therapy. Thanks for tuning in and we hope you enjoy!

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    • Sexuality
    • 4.6 • 268 Ratings

Sluts & Scholars is one of Cosmopolitan's "Hot Podcasts to Listen To." Nicoletta Heidegger is a licensed marriage and family therapist and sexologist and she chats with folks from across sexuality, kink, and professional spectrums about desire, pleasure, shame, stigma and (of course) bodily functions. Combining irreverence and expertise, on the docket is anything remotely related to sexual, reproductive and bodily autonomy; from the indigenous menstrual practices of the Hupa Valley tribe, to beauty confidence advice from Dita von Teese, and anal sex pro tips from Jessica Drake. Sluts and Scholars is a proud member of Pleasure Podcasts. For network details, contact cameron@pleasurepodcasts.com

*Sluts and scholars is a sex positive, shame free, educational podcast where we try to help make your sex smarter and your smarts sexier. While we love to give advice and resources, please note that this podcast is not intended to be therapy or a replacement for therapy. Thanks for tuning in and we hope you enjoy!

    160 The Crygasm with Javay da BAE 

    160 The Crygasm with Javay da BAE 

    This episode features millennial sexpert and sex eductaor Javay da BAE. Javay and Nicoletta cover a lot from racism in sex work to how to keep your long term relationship sexually connected. But also- the crygasm! 
     
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    • 58 min
    159 Burnout with Moushumi Ghose

    159 Burnout with Moushumi Ghose

    With the election on top of all the other 2020 madness, burnout this year feels more real than ever. Using their own experiences as therapists, Moushumi Ghose joins Nicoletta for a very real conversation about feeling burnt out. Some topics: what to look for during burnout, what to do about burnout, and how to avoid it in the first  place. 
     
    Moushumi: https://www.losangelessextherapy.com/
     
    Other Resources: 
    - Book by the Nagoski sisters  https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/592377/burnout-by-emily-nagoski-phd-and-amelia-nagoski-dma/
    - Talk with Brene Brown https://brenebrown.com/podcast/brene-with-emily-and-amelia-nagoski-on-burnout-and-how-to-complete-the-stress-cycle/
     
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    • 52 min
    158 This is Halloween

    158 This is Halloween

    This special episode features some past guests' submissions featuring real sexual health horror stories. Join Nicoletta as she welcomes back Dirty Lola, Mistress Justine Cross, Isabella Frappier, and Dr. Laurie Mintz. From debunking condom myths, to butt plugs gone wrong, health care horror, and systemic -isms, this episode is not for the faint of heart and is sure to leave you reeling.
     
    This episode is sponsored by Dipsea. For listeners of the show, Dipsea is offering a 30 day free trial when you go to DipseaStories.com/sands
     
    Featured Guests: 
     
    Dirty Lola: https://dirtylola.wordpress.com/
     
    Mistress Justine Cross: https://www.losangelesdominatrix.com/
     
    Isabella Frappier: http://www.isabellafrappier.com/

     
    Dr. Laurie Mintz: https://www.drlauriemintz.com/
     
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    • 23 min
    157 The Most Naked Woman with Michelle L'Amour

    157 The Most Naked Woman with Michelle L'Amour

    Burlesque icon Michelle L'Amour joins Nicoletta for a conversation about genital confidence. They also delve into beauty standards, Alopecia, and vulnerability- as well as Butthoven. 
     
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    Michelle L'Amour: https://michellelamour.com/
     
    Resources mentioned: 
    Book: Tipping the Velvet https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004JHY6EG/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1
     
    Andy Warhol video (which is still on YT, while Michelle's female version was blocked): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAjmD1SIsrk
     
    Butthoven:
    https://vimeo.com/31398940
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    • 52 min
    156 - All About Herpes with Emily L. Depasse

    156 - All About Herpes with Emily L. Depasse

    This episode features sexologist and soon-to-be therapist Emily L. Depasse. Emily and Nicoletta talk about all things Herpes from stigma, to sex education, policy, and personal stories. Have you ever wondered how to tell a new or ongoing partner that you have Herpes? Tune in to find out how to navigate this very common virus. 
     
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    Pour Moi: Pour Moi is offering our listeners an additional $25 off of Intensity when you go to PourMoi.com and enter code SandS at checkout. You can use this code along with any other discount code on their website https://www.pourmoi.com/ref/SandS/
     
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    Emily:
    https://www.emilydepasse.com/
     
    Resources mentioned in the episode: 
    - Ella Dawson's TED Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcIl-hclrLI
    - Something Positive for Positive People: Access to therapy/nonprofit/podcast https://www.spfpp.org 
    - American Sexual Health Organization: "Herpes (oral & genital) cannot be spread through inanimate objects such as spoons, glasses, razors, towels, bed sheets, etc. Herpes can only be passed through direct skin-to-skin contact with the infected area such as kissing, oral sex, genital-to-genital rubbing, vaginal, and anal sex." https://www.ashasexualhealth.org/five-things-you-should-know-about-herpes/  -
     Planned Parenthood: https://www.plannedparenthood.org/learn/teens/ask-experts/can-herpes-be-spread-through-sharing-food-and-drinks

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    • 52 min
    155 The Single Sex Therapist with Nicole Belmonte

    155 The Single Sex Therapist with Nicole Belmonte

    This week Nicoletta is joined by classmate and colleague Nicole Belmonte- who is also a therapist and sexologist. They talk about what it is like dating when you are a sex therapist, how to deal with being single, and what exactly a sex therapist can help you with.
     
    This episode is sponsored by Dipsea and Trivia Star!
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    Trivia Star: Trivia star-is offering you 2,500 coins and 500 gems when you download and play. Just go to the Apple or Google store and search for Trivia Star.
     
    Nicole Belmonte: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/nicole-e-belmonte-schaumburg-il/384837
    https://real-talk-therapy.com/
     
    Article from the episode: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/women-who-stray/202005/my-therapist-the-porn-star
     
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    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
268 Ratings

268 Ratings

Paahl27 ,

Worth a listen.

The production could be better cause there’s a lot of echo, but it’s still a great podcast.

Actrez87 ,

Hilarious and informative!

Nicoletta is freaking hilarious and I so appreciate the knowledge she brings to these episodes and the incredible guests who are a part of her show. It’s sometimes challenging to find sex positive podcasts that are also fun and informative and this podcast checks all of those boxes so well! Thank you for all you do for sex positive people like me!

NatashaConstance55 ,

Boost your Self-Esteem and Libido 🌊

I love this podcast, its wide variety of guests, and Nicoletta’s calm, comfortable way of talking about sensitive sexual topics. Simone’s intentions are appreciated, but sometimes it’s like, girrrrllll, no one wants a sexy nipple piercing story interrupted by your anecdote of childhood antics.

I do wish they’d get a little deeper into feminism and less 101, but the podcast is still a great resource.

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