The Podcast

So… I host this podcast called “Sex Nerd Sandra.” I extract sex tips, techniques & titillating tidbits from unique human beings & experts. I marvel at the human condition and cuddle up to the science that helps explain it. And P.S., I laugh, just absolutely laugh at our mating dance. I love humans. I just don’t quite understand them.

Released with Nerdist Industries, my show has been downloaded over 8 million times in less than 4 years and by the looks of the emails, tweets and facebook messages I get, I’d say the sexy little snowflakes listening all over the world are pretty amazing people. 

And although I’m a dictionarily-defined expert on the subject, each of us is the captain of our own sexuality. I’ve been teaching pleasure and communication for over 5 years now and it feels like I just got started. There’s so much to know, so much to discover, so much to feel!

Listen in on my journey every hump day! Sex your earholes with any of the following delivery systems:

*Streaming on Nerdist!

*Download it from  iTunes!

*Subscribe on Libsyn!

Go Team Fun!

307 Responses to “The Podcast”

  1. kate gittings December 25, 2011 at 1:38 pm #

    SANDRA! which podcast was it that you had talked about the website that we can go to and find a free audiobook. I,for the life of me, cannot remember and ever since i’ve heard you talk about the book she comes first I HAVE WANTED IT SO BAD!!! but i dont have money to buy it. could you please help me out?!

    your eternally sex nerd fan

    kate

    • Sandra Daugherty January 13, 2012 at 2:07 pm #

      Oh, I think that was a temporary link. It’s not there anymore, but it was Audible.com! Fun stuff!

    • Tatianna May 9, 2013 at 7:15 pm #

      Wate did u just say you wanted sex

    • Alan June 26, 2014 at 8:42 am #

      Great PodCasts. a show suggestion. how about an hour on genital piercings? male and Female. do partners enjoy them and what are the most popular? anyway keep up the GREAT work

  2. sorin7486 December 25, 2011 at 4:11 pm #

    You always cheer me up.

  3. Hooper January 9, 2012 at 6:17 am #

    No RSS link? Oh well. You clearly don’t need me as a listener.

    • Sandra Daugherty January 13, 2012 at 2:06 pm #

      That was a mean way to say that. I’m a sex nerd, not an new media nerd. I appreciate when my knowledgeable friends and listeners let me know ways I can do things better. Thank you for telling me in your own special way.

      • Jon Bliss Bringer January 9, 2014 at 9:07 pm #

        I guess to some people assuming that everybody has an iPhone is the same as assuming that everybody has a penis. :) Having platform-agnostic RSS link makes life easier for everybody.

        Keep up the excellent work.

      • Michael August 19, 2014 at 3:10 pm #

        hey sandra! an rss feed is a great way to allow anyone with any device platform to get access to your podcast! that guy was pretty rude. I love your show, stay positive!

    • cjd January 17, 2012 at 12:34 am #

      Dude there is a feed on the LibSyn page.

    • Jay Dee - SexWithinMarriage.com November 24, 2012 at 11:59 am #

      It’s pretty easy to find the RSS address on any WordPress account by doing a quick google search. You can find the RSS feed at http://sexnerdsandra.com/feed/

    • HomelessTurtle November 30, 2012 at 11:07 pm #

      Get out from under that bridge!

    • Dris March 14, 2013 at 2:18 am #

      Get it here http://sexnerdsandra.libsyn.com/rss via Nerdist

    • stargutter July 8, 2014 at 8:09 pm #

      Figure it out yourself. It isn’t hard. :|

  4. Joe January 14, 2012 at 10:45 pm #

    Just discovered your podcast a few weeks ago. Listening to them all chronologically. So amazing. Fun, entertaining, witty, charming and informative. I recently had opportunity to put in practice some tips from “G-Spotting” to very positive results. :o)

    Thanks for doing this. The first podcast I’ve ever found worth listening to.

  5. Jason B. Brown February 7, 2012 at 9:16 pm #

    The Whiskey Disk podcast episode helped me properly put on a cock ring. I learned it from the guest’s website! Excellent stuff! Thanks!! Also, where can I learn about the correct lubes to use?

  6. Katt February 11, 2012 at 7:15 pm #

    Would it be possible to number your podcasts so that they stay in order on my iPhone? Whenever I dl a new one, I have to look all over to find it. Plus it’s nice to re-listen to them in order :)

    • Sandra Daugherty February 19, 2012 at 11:45 am #

      I’ll talk to the network producer about it. We might end up doing this at some point. Sorry about that!

    • Jackie Passion July 27, 2012 at 4:11 pm #

      Katt, I download them on my iPod and it seems to keep them in order. I wonder if there is a setting for that? Maybe by release date? I will go in search of the answer now. I am intrigued.

  7. Jim February 16, 2012 at 6:35 pm #

    I have a story related to your discussion about wetness and arrousal not being related. I had what can best be described as a relationship of convenience over a roughly 10 year period with a musician friend that focused primarily on spanking. Typically, she would be VERY wet after (well before, during and after) a spanking and it was very easy to make her cum following a trip over my knee. On one occassion, she got a punishment spanking (unlike our usual playful get togethers). She was not looking forward to getting scolded and spanked for real and while she was every bit as wet as usual she was not in a sexy frame of mind. After a while of not making her climax she basically said, sorry…I can’t right now. The story has a happy ending (no pun intended) but I just wanted to share my agreement with what was said on your podcast, which by the way I really enjoy.

    Thanks,
    Jim

    • Sandra Daugherty February 19, 2012 at 11:47 am #

      Thank you for sharing! The body works in interesting ways.

  8. KD February 28, 2012 at 6:55 pm #

    Dear Sandra,
    I love the podcast, but this is the first time that I feel I have to write in because I do not agree with what I heard. I listened to that “Man Box” episode and I have my doubts that certain ideas discussed here will work. Men are complicated, I agree. I have been in some sort of sexual Sahara for too long and I do not think that it is just because of a lack of confidence. You can be the most interesting person in the room, but if no one knows it, what difference does it make? I also think that confidence is something that can never be learned and that it explains why so many men, who know better and are sensitive about these things, turn to porn rather than face the difficulty of trying to hook up with someone in a bar or club. I am curious about the book that the doctor mentioned and I am following her on Twitter, but most of this episode was just a pipe dream to me.
    Sorry, it had to be said.

    • Sam March 17, 2014 at 3:57 am #

      It’s ok that you have doubts KD. If a person is confident, I doubt there would be anyone in the room that does not know this, because a confident person would be talking to people in the room and being personable, so by that definition maybe they are not as confident as they think they are. Also to say confidence cannot be learned is to reject the results of Toastmasters and other places which teach people how to be confident and have demonstrable success. So while you thought most of the episode was a pipe dream, I actually got a lot out of it and learned a lot from it. Yes changing yourself is hard, but of course you can change. You’ve been changing every day since you were born.

  9. SnakeMan March 19, 2012 at 10:04 am #

    Great podcast, but Dave is just trying toooo hard.

  10. Nonita Luz March 19, 2012 at 2:28 pm #

    Sandra, I just finished listening to your podcast with Dr.Ryan from “Sex at Dawn” that was referred to me by a friend and I really enjoyed it… His conversation and yours was very crisp and natural. insightful, thank you!!

  11. DL April 9, 2012 at 8:18 pm #

    Hi Sandra, I came into your podcast at the Marc Maron ep. You are wise, funny, and an awesome educator. I was taken aback that on such a progressive and cool show, you didn’t call Dave out on his comments about differently-abled and other marginalized people.

    I turned the podcast off at 1:03, after Dave joked “Let’s go out and beat up some q***rs”. I don’t care if it was a joke – you are cooler than that, and you should have called him out on such a horrible joke. Why is Dave on the show? Is he a sex educator or have other expertise he’s offering?

    • Sandra Daugherty April 9, 2012 at 8:51 pm #

      Thank you for listening, Daniella. I can’t seem to find the spot on the Dirty Talk ep where Dave says this, at minute 1:03, nor at hour 1:03:00. Part of Dave’s humor is irony, and Dave has also spoken many a time on equality and respect for all. That is part of the reason why he is on the show. Until I can actually hear the context of the joke, I cannot fully speak to the nature of this clip. Please let me know which episode you speak of.

      • DL April 9, 2012 at 8:58 pm #

        I appreciate the reply and taking the time to address it.
        It’s in Talking Dirty With Marc Maron at 1:03:25.
        You and Marc were so clearly uncomfortable with the comment, and I do wish you had called him out on it.

  12. Dave April 11, 2012 at 10:39 pm #

    I thought the latest episode on virginity touched on a lot of good points. I hope you will get deeper into the topic in the future because I share a lot of the concerns/thoughts that were mentioned on the show. I hope I can get some advice on these.

    • Sandra Daugherty April 16, 2012 at 1:28 am #

      Cool! Let me know which topics, concerns and thoughts you want further explored. That would be UBER helpful :)

      • Dave April 18, 2012 at 9:06 pm #

        It was mostly the part about the self esteem and confidence. The type of thinking that it hasn’t happened now, so why try. I actually sent you an email about this, but didn’t quite know how to ask if you had read it. I didn’t want to seem like the creepy stalker guy that sent too many messages. See, I know that much;)

  13. KD April 17, 2012 at 6:53 pm #

    “Virgin: The Sexual Debutante” hit a nerve with me. This may have been the hardest episode for me to listen to and I have to say that you and Dave have very strong nerves to share this info on the air. I am going to keep listening and learning…!

  14. Sacwoo April 18, 2012 at 10:01 pm #

    Sandra! I live in Louisville Ky and I stumbled across your podcast today and I’m so happy i did. I couldn’t top laughing. I introduced 2 of my friends to the podcast already so keep it up and know you have at least 3 new fans!

    • Sandra Daugherty June 6, 2012 at 1:54 am #

      Thanks for being bold enough to share the show with friends. Way to take the lead!

  15. taharqa April 23, 2012 at 6:06 am #

    Can you have a show on guys who have problems getting pleasure from sex because women cannot handle their penis size? Also perhaps have women that are size queens and found ways to please men with a bit extra down there. Many guys wish for this, but its not all its cracked up to be.

    • Sandra Daugherty April 30, 2012 at 4:52 am #

      At some point, I hope to host a show dedicated to size. Stay tuned!

  16. Marie May 5, 2012 at 8:48 am #

    Sandra,
    Loved the recent “Box Blues” podcast. I’ve been experiencing pain for two years and after a year of seeing my gyno regularly and each time receiving nothing but a cranky doctor telling me she has no clue what the issue was and to try I ignore it, I now know where to look for help. Thanks for answering questions that can’t be answers my moms, friends, or doctors!

  17. Choncho June 2, 2012 at 10:54 pm #

    I love your podcast! The poly one was ah-making! My wife met you recently and I was super jealous, er, I mean compersive.

    • Choncho June 2, 2012 at 10:55 pm #

      *ah-mazing

    • Sandra Daugherty June 6, 2012 at 1:56 am #

      Nice use of the new vocabulary word. Come out to the next live show. Thanks for listening!

      • Choncho June 9, 2012 at 2:12 am #

        When is the next live show?

  18. Lorenzo June 11, 2012 at 1:33 pm #

    This could be a bit technical, but did you recently changed de audio format on the nerdist stream, now I can’t stream your podcast to my Android Phone (android 4). It make’s my commute a lot more enjoyable. Could you change it back, or are there other options to stream your podcast.

    Love the show,

    One of your fans from The Netherlands

  19. alphaprg June 21, 2012 at 10:40 pm #

    I listen to your podcast and I love them. I listen in my car when I’m driving around.

    In the beginning of podcast#45 (Dating and…Chivalry?), you were talking about the “paper-cutter movement” because you could not remember the scientific word to use. I think the word you were looking for was “fulcrum”. It sounds cool when associated with your podcast theme because it sounds close to another word. ;)

    Here is a link I found for you to learn more about it and if this was the word you were looking for: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lever.

    Enjoy.

  20. Izzy July 6, 2012 at 4:50 pm #

    Hey Sandra!

    I have just began to listen to your podcast over the past couple of months. I just wanted to compliment you on your show and all that it has educated me on. I am most impressed by all of the sex world that I didn’t know about. I also like to learn about the struggles and triumphs of others, not only sexually but socially as well. I have heard a lot about sexual labels such as bi, gay, lesbian, homosexual, heterosexual, polyamory, etc (the list goes on but you get the point). I was wondering if you could talk a little about confidence in relation to those sexually traumatized or gone through a sexually traumatizing event. I would love to hear both how to regain sexual confidence and how to communicate past trauma to a partner in a constructive and positive way. How people are affected, and sex positive ways to move forward after such events. If you have already done an episode on this please direct me to it, as I would love to hear it (this issue hits close to home). In the mean-time keep doing your thing and thank you so much for educating the peoples!

  21. Michelle V July 10, 2012 at 8:45 am #

    Hey Sandra, I don’t recall if you’ve ever addressed this, but I’m super-curious about what’s going on physically for those of us (self-included) who find that a full bladder can intensify orgasms and/or produce spontaneous orgasms without physical stimulation. Despite teaching human sexuality for several years, I’ve NEVER seen a discussion or explanation of this phenomenon (I imagine it’s something about the bladder pressing on the G-zone?).

  22. R July 19, 2012 at 6:48 am #

    Just listened to your latest podcast on archetypes! Wonderful. Tell Dave that the president Bartlett archetype is totally hot. My political junkie nerd girl got turned on by the thought. Great show!

  23. Barrett Green July 24, 2012 at 5:49 pm #

    Loved the archetypes episode.

    I would recommend two books to you on male archetypes.  The first is the classic of the secular men’s movement, Iron John by Robert Bly.  The second is the Christian follow on, Adam’s Return by Richard Rohr.  I think the subject is incredibly interesting and deeply woven into other areas.  

  24. Amanda Lucille August 3, 2012 at 6:45 am #

    Hey Sandra! I’m listening to Sex Q&A: Vag, Dating & Trolls, and I just wanted to let you and Dave know that I think you’re both great and that you do a wonderful job of mixing education and comedy while at the same time both seeming really approachable and real. Love the podcast, and I’m always hyping it to everyone I know. Keep doing what you do, and don’t let the haters get you down (that goes for you too Dave!)

  25. KD August 3, 2012 at 10:44 pm #

    I am listening to your episode covering your trip to Tokyo and it is really bringing back a lot of memories for me. I was a teacher in Japan for three years and I pretty much did most of the things that you experienced or wanted to experience there. I wonder, though, about bringing love hotels here. I live in Montreal and I think that it would a great idea for this particular city. In other parts of this hemisphere, however, I am not sure it would work. You would have to keep the same sort of atmosphere to the buildings and a level of privacy that may not exist here.
    Anyway, great episode and a very interesting idea. Segoi!

  26. Steve August 7, 2012 at 11:11 am #

    “A Numbers Game”
    Yeah, some guys physically don’t orgasm. Like me. Though I do enjoy sex (obviously or I wouldn’t listen to your podcast), orgasm is still in the “I’ve heard good things” category for me. The commentary on being “broken” to not have an orgasm as a guy makes me laugh just a little at his reaction to “intact”.

    There are multiple medical terms: ejaculatory anhedonia

  27. Wendy August 11, 2012 at 9:19 am #

    Hey Sanda & Dave :-D

    Just a shout out all the way from Malaysia ;) love your show! Thank you for sharing your knowledge, life, passion and laughthers :). You’re such gem!

  28. Kittie Cakes August 21, 2012 at 11:20 pm #

    You’re podcast helps me draw lol. I love all the interesting ideas for things I get while learning about sex and health. I just made some kissing doodles because of the Kiss and makeout episode. Awesome show I love it. <3

  29. Steve NJ August 27, 2012 at 11:39 am #

    I loved the last episode on P***s Power. I would have liked to hear his opinion on prostate massage using devices like the Lelo Billy. Maybe you can cover it in the future.

  30. Yddeg November 15, 2012 at 12:03 pm #

    I quit listening to Marc Maron’s podcast for this reason. It’s happened on your show twice now, and if anyone ever eats into a microphone again I’m done listening. I can’t tell you how gross it is to me.

  31. P.F. Bruns (@boomshadow) November 27, 2012 at 1:38 pm #

    Hi! I’ve enjoyed your podcast for quite some time. Not only do I consider you a wealth of knowledge (and I really hope you go for the Ph.D.), but I think you and Dave have two of the best voices in podcasting. For that matter, Dave is a great co-host, because he is willing to go for a joke, but only where it won’t screw up the informative threads of any given discussion. You both also have a great rapport, despite (or because of) the fact that you approach the show from different backgrounds and viewpoints.

    (I also think you’re gorgeous, but that doesn’t really have much to do with the quality of your podcast.)

    So…thanks for educating and entertaining, but always keeping your show way above the level of standard-issue “edutainment.” Both of you.

  32. Yddeg November 28, 2012 at 8:32 am #

    Well…since this show is now apparently the ‘Sex Nerds eating in my ear’ show, I’ve got to unsubscribe.

  33. HomelessTurtle November 30, 2012 at 11:10 pm #

    I love Dave and You. And the podcast. That is all.

  34. Mario December 5, 2012 at 5:17 am #

    Sandra, I heard yr show for the first time today.. I must say I enjoyed yr show and yr nerdy side the podcast was the one where you had Laura and her open relationship bf keep up the good work ill keep listening thanks.oh ya was she hot?

  35. Moses December 6, 2012 at 9:17 am #

    Love the show, but I have a question I have become emotional detached from emotions so my sexual urges have become almost dead. I wanted to know of it’s natural that when I masturbate takes several hours for me to cum.

  36. ATFL December 21, 2012 at 9:30 am #

    Thanks! I’m happy that I found your blog and podcast. I don’t normally listen to podcasts… but this one has caught my interest :). Sandra, you’re so respected by all of your listeners, and I think you’re doing a great thing by helping all of these people. I will definitely be using your advice in my personal life… SO insightful! Thank you!!!

  37. Dylan December 28, 2012 at 9:19 am #

    Ello I just started listing to your podcast and it was a mixture of laughing and then serious thinking its awsome. I was wondering if you had any podcasts on starting over or from new and helpful pointers on where to go meet the right people. I was dating this girl and looking back she was not right really did not have a healthy mind, well it ended up real bad when she cheated on me with my best friend. Love finding out the 2 closest people you have in your life want to distroy you. With that I lost all the people I used to hang out with, I’m 19 and do not enjoy sitting around doing nothing, I was wondering if you know where to go or advice on going out by yourself to meet more people without seeming like a huge creep and not getting what’s left of ones self confidence crushed more. Awsome pod cast super funny.

  38. Filip Hiden December 29, 2012 at 5:06 pm #

    Hello, I’m a 17 year old male from Sweden. Yes from Sweden i know. A couple of months ago I found your podcast and you lit up my day, you are awesome and I listen to you every day. You have helped me understand my girlfriend and friends problems and needs.

    Thank you

    Ps. Sorry for my misspellings and language mistakes.

  39. Felix December 30, 2012 at 7:56 pm #

    Hi Sandra! Love your podcast, you and Dave are great to listen too.

    I’m a 31 year old healthy male, and I’ve recently been suffering from sexual performance anxiety, or stage fright. It really caught me by surprise, and cost me a new relationship that was otherwise going well.
    I started dating someone else just recently and it happened again. I was hoping you could offer advice on how to overcome it or point me to a helpful resource.
    Thanks

  40. felix NYC December 31, 2012 at 2:28 am #

    Where can i send u an email..stories..tips etc..-:)

  41. Top Properties January 2, 2013 at 1:10 pm #

    Hi Sex nerd Sandra and everyone!
    I just listened to the podcast which ended with a story on persistent genital arousal.
    I heard a news story about that topic one year ago. The sufferer, a female who had tried almost everything, took a drug to quit smoking- Chantix, I believe- and found that the drug also cured her PGA. Hope this helps some of you out there,
    Michael

  42. Tony January 4, 2013 at 1:20 pm #

    Hey Sandra,

    I’ve never had an STD and I just ended a very long term relationship. I am dating now, but haven’t had sex since. What’s the right etiquette to find out if a potential partner has been tested?

  43. Edge January 9, 2013 at 8:23 am #

    I can’t remember what episode is was that you talked with someone about vertical dancing. I seem to remember you guys listing some great websites to check out for more information. Anyway if you happen to remember and could let me know that would make my day!! Thanks!!

  44. AirbusThomsonJR January 10, 2013 at 3:10 am #

    Hey Sandra (hey dave!). I hope the hour of my remark doesn’t invalidate it, but that my sleep-schedule is off and I’m watching They Live possibly should. While listening to your most recent posdcast, I found a strong desire to fix a motherly review sandwich; you don’t have to eat all of it, but that it’s been made is enough:
    -I listen because I like you guys and the cozy nature in which you discuss an overwhelming and unstable gas of life. I definitely know where Dave comes from, and I can’t help but feel that if I were a low-key vixen my life would be Sandra’s. Alas I’m middled…aye, there’s the rub.
    -And here’s the beef: You two are too polite to your guests. I get that the people you have on your show are friends, peers, or idols, but as burgeoning sex educators your allegiance lies with the assumedly under-educated masses whom rely upon your sexpertise. My specific deli beef was sliced in the most recent episode when you guys failed to call-out Reid Mihalko on the awkward flirtation techniques and ultimately pyramidal promotion he was preaching. S, if I could I woulda whisked you away with a phonecall and familial excuse: “Aunt Edna’s Angina.”
    -Regardless of meat, you guys are the warm and hearty buns that make my subconscious slaver. Thanks for the comfort.
    *Pickle Script* Sandra, this is my first time placing a face to the voice…but I rarely forget eyes…are you by any chance a friend of Missy??

  45. Jen January 11, 2013 at 8:34 pm #

    Hi Sandra, we are interested in sponsoring your podcast. We sell hundreds of glass dildos. I don’t want to seem like we are spamming here, so I will leave our twitter which is @glasstoysorg.

    We are already following you, follow and direct message us if you’re interested! Thanks!

  46. heather January 13, 2013 at 6:59 pm #

    i love your podcast. i find it very informative and i try like everything i can. i find you extremely funny. i would like to ask you a question. how do you tell if your bi- sexual? i have been haveing trouble you see cause of past abuse and it is difficult for me to trust women at all really. oh and snatch attack!!!!! message me back please.

  47. Kristin January 16, 2013 at 5:58 pm #

    Sandra,

    In two of the last three podcasts, I’ve been sensing a bit of misunderstanding of “Middle America.” Please keep in mind that a lot of your listeners are in between coasts. Being in Minneapolis (home of Smitten Kitten) and proud of it, I’m a bit offput by your assumption that we’re not interested in sex. I’ll continue to listen but please keep in mind that there are very enlightened, sex positive people in between the oceans, too.

    Thanks!

  48. Nyela (@nyelarebirth) January 17, 2013 at 7:37 am #

    Hi Sandra! I was listening to the podcast episode about somatic sexology…where can I learn more and maybe find someone doing that kind of work in my area? Like you, I’m highly curious about sex and my body and all the goodness I can get from my parts.

    Oh, and by the way, you’re really very adorable.

  49. Unsatisfied January 19, 2013 at 11:29 pm #

    Hi Sandra,

    I’ve been in a long-term relationship for over six years, lived together for two and a half. We’ve had our ups and downs emotionally, but I feel like we’re in a good place there. The problem is our sex life. She is rarely interested in sex, maybe two or three times a month, and I am looking for much more than that. I thought maybe the problem was my weight gain, but even after I lost about 50 pounds last year, there hasn’t been much improvement in frequency of sex. Now, it’s gotten to the point where even when she does want to have sex, she only wants to have oral or manual sex. She says that I’m too girthy and I make her sore, but when we were having sex regularly early in our relationship, that was never a problem. I don’t really know what to do, and it’s getting to the point of wanting to go outside the relationship to get my needs met. Any advice?

    Thanks! I love the show.

  50. Ben January 21, 2013 at 7:16 am #

    Can you/your guests use the word “like”a little less? Like, totally like oh em gee, like wow

  51. Clayton Thomas January 21, 2013 at 8:16 am #

    Sandra I really enjoy your show, my name is Clayton and I’m 21 years old, I live in Montana. just for shits and giggles i just wondering what are yours and Dave’s cheesy pick up lines and what pick up lines did in fact actually work. And Sandra I like your enthusiasm and your awesome nerd like ability’s that your not afraid to show. So i would like to thank you for the educational show that you and Dave do on not just safe sex but also fun and exciting sex. And yes lady’s there is a young lad that listens to this show.

  52. Moe January 21, 2013 at 8:55 pm #

    Okay, what in the name of all that is woo woo is this glans massage nonsense!? Have you seen this!? Is this a real thing!? I couldn’t do it. I would have to be strapped down in the electric chair or something.

  53. apriyani January 27, 2013 at 5:57 am #

    the to toolbar mybest

  54. Jason January 31, 2013 at 2:50 pm #

    SNS,
    Found your podcast a few weeks back and am really enjoying it. I am devouring current and past podcast(s) daily and really enjoying them. Your enthusiasm and attitude about all things sexual is refreshing and fun. I very soon hope to dip my toe in the podcast arena as a hobby of course but I hope it is as much fun as it seems you have. Keep up the good work and I look forward to enjoying you aurally as often as possible.

    J

  55. Brian February 2, 2013 at 2:38 am #

    You talkie. Me likey.

  56. Steve February 6, 2013 at 9:19 am #

    Hey Sandra, I just discovered your podcasts and I’m really enjoying your open, honest, and humorous discussions. Keep up the good work!

  57. alphaprg February 6, 2013 at 1:58 pm #

    Love your podcast. I signed up for your twitter acct.

    I can’t wait for your video podcasts in the future.

  58. Alfmans February 7, 2013 at 2:16 am #

    SANDRAAAA!!!!!! we need help just stepped onto the swingin scene an want to do our first meet . . . NERVOUS!!! understatement AWKWARD always but this feel extra so!!!! I didn’t now an email address to send a proper discription too or a podcast that related please help love you . . . And dave especially his sexy voice xxxxxxxxxx

  59. Mark February 7, 2013 at 9:16 am #

    Sandra we need a foot fetish podcast please!!!!

  60. Chris February 7, 2013 at 9:13 pm #

    A RESPONSE TO DAVE’S RAPE STORY:
    It’s happened to me too! I’m a college student and lets just say alcohol can do terrifying things to the mind of the human female. She literally blocked the door and wouldn’t let me go until I had sex with her – even though we had no protection and her roommate was there! I eventually escaped but not after taking a significant verbal beatdown. Female rape is real and it’s a serious threat!

  61. Alicia February 7, 2013 at 9:57 pm #

    How do I send in an email question to you and Dave?

  62. Sean Wright February 13, 2013 at 5:02 pm #

    Hey Sandra and Dave!

    I just started listening to your “most excellent” pod cast. I have to tell you that it’s so refreshing to hear a sex educator sound enthusiastic and more importantly sound genuine and real. I love that you are totally willing to say “I didn’t know that?” when provided info from a guest or any new info you have rec

  63. Caitlin February 13, 2013 at 11:32 pm #

    Hello Sandra and Dave! I adore you guys, just, your attitudes and your humor, mirth, and joy you both bring. When will your next live podcast be, after your podcast in New York? I wasn’t able to make the February 1st show but it sounded like you guys had a blast! Thank you for all you guys do!
    Hugs and gratitude,
    Caitlin

  64. Eric February 14, 2013 at 4:08 pm #

    I have just found the podcast and am enjoying it. As an amputee I’d love to hear a podcast from you on sex and disability. I’ve never been with a disabled partner (I’ve met very few other disabled people) and have found most women will say “no problem” when I tell them. After all how uncouth is it to have a problem with it? But when the pants and leg come off, sometimes I can see the turn off. Then they feel horrible about it! I try to tell them it’s okay to be freaked out, after all it IS freaky!

    I’ve had one “one-nighter” with a woman I met skiing who told me she had always wanted to try an amputee. I’m below knee and SHE freaked me out when she wanted me to insert my stump. It worked but would have made a really wild picture. A guy with his leg in a woman to the knee!

  65. Benjamin February 16, 2013 at 6:57 pm #

    I seriously love your podcast!! I can be in the worst mood and “poof” it’s gone! Thanks, nerd love forever…B

  66. Katlyn February 19, 2013 at 12:25 am #

    While browsing through Pinterest tonight I came across a saying.
    “Hey Mr. Impatient, how about you go down a water slide while it isn’t wet. Then you will understand why foreplay is so important!”

    It reminded me of you and your show. Anyway love the show keep up the great work!

  67. sia metta February 20, 2013 at 4:49 pm #

    Im in the bookstore trying to remember the name of that cunnilingus reference book your always talking about. I tjought it was cunnilingus for her but i just googled it and got nothing. Whats the name of the nook and the author

  68. sia metta February 20, 2013 at 4:50 pm #

    Whats the name and author of that cunnilingus for er book you are always referencing?

  69. R. Michael Litchfield March 7, 2013 at 1:18 pm #

    Sandra:
    I heard your episode that you recorded at Vasser and I really have to call bullshit on something that came up. I simply do not believe in “cum clogs”. I’m a middle aged guy and have dumped more than my fair share of ejaculate down the drain and I have never seen a drain clog because of too much ejaculate. It’s water soluable and once the proteins denature it just rinses away. There is a very brief period where it gels a bit but that doesn’t last more than a minute or two and running water would wash that away faster than you could record it.

    I think Dave has some weird issues around cum, remember the way he got so OCD about the possibility of some getting in his car when he talked about driving masturbation? Why don’t you ask around some of the folks in the porn industry if they have ever seen anything, ask some physiologists.

  70. Capt. Kirk March 7, 2013 at 2:47 pm #

    I just picked up your podcast this past month and have been eating it up. I really enjoy the casual approach you have taken in the show. It has been humorous and relatable. Now that Dave has left I hope the show will continue with the direction it has taken. He added a voice for the less initiated and made the show more inclusive. Best of luck.

  71. michaelgoldhan March 9, 2013 at 8:38 am #

    I’m so sad to see Dave go. Honestly I don’t think I can watch it without him and his wit. Me and my friends really liked the diversity of opinion he subtly provided and his stories. Even though Sandra your awesome, you can seem very one sided sometimes so it’s hard for me to listen without Dave, but keep up the good work. It’s quality info your providing

  72. montag451fire March 10, 2013 at 3:42 pm #

    What’s the use of having a comment board if you don’t answer people’s questions? If you can’t answer many of the questions….. Get Old Man Hardwick to get you some staff to help.

    You could become the “Dear Abby” of Human sexual relations. :-{=

    • Ramon Sohl March 21, 2013 at 1:17 am #

      This is a free podcast you have not right to claim anything.

      • Ramon Sohl March 21, 2013 at 1:19 am #

        No Right to claim anything :)

  73. ecbatic.evan March 14, 2013 at 7:04 am #

    Love your show,
    Can we have an episode about how to talk with partners about sex when they are shy/new to most of these experiences? Bringing up topics when they have a reserved nature without creating a sense of expectation or inadequacy.
    Thanks for all you do.

  74. Steve March 14, 2013 at 1:42 pm #

    In your most recent podcast (Happy Steak and BJ Day!), you began by mentioning nasty criticisms you received. I don’t think you need to worry about that (although I hope you got the hug you needed). This most recent podcast was the most compelling of yours that I’ve ever heard. The talk was open, honest and warm — and, oh yeah, sufficiently humorous.

  75. Christy March 19, 2013 at 8:25 am #

    Just heard the podcast with Maria Falzone. I learned so many new ideas to teach my son about his body and sex/healthy touch. She needs to write a book on the topic!! I’ll be the first one to buy it. Go Team Fun!

  76. Steven March 19, 2013 at 12:26 pm #

    I just want to say that I appreciate your show and have come back to listening to it as I like the new format – ie. your previous cohost was a major downer.

    Your positivity an earnestness is great, and shines better in this setting.

    Keep up the great work (with no more male debbie downers)!

    Steve B.

  77. Emily March 19, 2013 at 5:30 pm #

    Oh my!!!! I love your podcast! I listen to it everyday at work and one time didn’t have my headphones plugged in all the way and when I hit play all customers/coworkers/venders could hear was “CLIT” extremely loud. Needless to say, lots of blushing, but I still continue to listen but make sure my headphones are plugged in all the way. ;D Thank you so much for dedicating your personal time and hard work into this podcast and making this information easily accessible and damn well entertaining to listen to!

  78. trassin March 20, 2013 at 4:47 am #

    Sandra,

    First off, let me start by saying I normally love your podcast and it helps me get through what would otherwise be mind numbing days at work here as an American in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea.

    That being said, I felt as though I needed to write you after listening to the Steak and BJ episode. I found the episode entertaining and very interesting, right up until almost the very end. This was when one of your female guests decided to speak for the minds of all men. Besides being a bit offended by her apparent assumption that all men think alike, it made the lack of a male voice on the show suddenly very obvious.

    This being the first episode I’ve heard without your former co-host, made this lack of perspective from a broader point of view even more obvious. Not having anyone there to say, “hey, not all guys necessarily react that way and, by the way, here’s the perspective from at least one individual on the receiving end”.

    It also occurred to me that one of the things I really liked about Dave is that he sort of represented the “average person” on your podcast. As a straight, monogamous male, he gave me someone who I felt I could relate too and often brought up questions and comments that I found myself having.

    Like I said at the top, I really do love your podcast and appreciate what you do. I find it incredibly entertainment, informative, and interesting. I just felt like I needed to share my opinion on this one episode.

    Thank you for all the great podcasts and I hope the show continues to be awesome!

    John

  79. Listener March 20, 2013 at 9:42 pm #

    Was listening to the bj and steak podcast. Part of that sounded so one sided, if I got a guy off and he just stopped, that would be the last time I ever saw him. Women really put up with that ? Thats soooo mean. Positive sex means I get to have fun too. You need to encourage women to stick up for themselves or you are just part of the sex negativity we all dislike. I have known only a couple men that didnt care if I got off, i think most do. But the ones that dont need to be educated on how hurtful and mean that is. Sorry really like the podcasts generally but this hit a nerve , evidently.to hear women act like oh its ok if I dont have any fun. Smack them!!! :). They are ruining it for all of us.

    • michaelgoldhan March 21, 2013 at 1:01 pm #

      I agree with John on this one. It’s kinda rude to put a bunch of men in categories like that. I DON’T know a single guy who is as oblivious as your friend mentioned

      • Steve March 21, 2013 at 1:41 pm #

        I don’t think the point is about being “rude” or “hurtful”. I assume that the ladies were simply being honest about their experiences. If you and your friends are enlightened, that’s great. Might it be possible to just assume that the comments in question were not about anyone like you?

        A conversation where the participants aren’t straining to be 100% inoffensive makes great listening.

      • pony March 22, 2013 at 9:08 am #

        I’m a new, male, listener (started listening 6 weeks ago). I’ve listened to all the podcasts in this short time (I have a 3 hour daily commute) and it was interesting to see how the shows evolved.
        I felt Dave not only brought some humor, but also a balance between entertainment and being lectured to.
        I keep expecting to hear hime chime in.
        I wanted to thank you for all the great shows and wish you luck in the future. I found the last two shows, too dry. Each to there own.
        Can anyone here recommend a similar podcast, similar to the ‘Dave era’ ones?

  80. Brandon G. March 22, 2013 at 8:49 am #

    “Like you’re a coal miner.”

    First time listener. That line was hilarious. You girls were great.

    It’s the Steak & BJ Episode @ 1:02:30.

    • Sandra Daugherty June 6, 2013 at 6:41 pm #

      Awww. Makes me smile. I love when people quote stuff back at me. She was hilarious.

  81. Jim Higgins March 24, 2013 at 8:31 am #

    Dear Sandra,

    I’ve only been listening to your podcast for a couple of months now – and I know this is already outdated – but I wanted to commend you for your majorly heavy episode “Sexual Healing” with Kate Loree.

    I had parents who weren’t typical, my mom was kinda tough and my dad was a little more conscious of his emotions, so I was never raised to believe that women were inferior nor should sexual assault and rape ever be condoned. Victimizing – and victim blaming – is sickening and it’s dizzying to think that in some corners of our world it is seen as a right to passage. It also disturbs me, some how, that I had never even heard of Steubenville until those to boys were convicted of raping that girl. What a way to get on the map. Anyway…

    I have an immense interest in psychology, with a focus on trauma and recovery, healing, et al, and I found it very uplifting how you and Ms. Loree hit the heavy stuff like champs and then… well it’s like you guys sort of put the pajamas on this issue and nestled in with it. I am not a victim of sexual abuse or rape but I imagine that if a survivor were listening – and I am sure there were some, it would feel like talking to two of his/her best friends and receiving the best kind of support after a terrible ordeal.

    I dream of a world where a victim can feel safe in being able to heal and it is, instead, the victimizer who looks at himself (sure there are women in this group, but for the sake of syntax…) in the mirror and has to accept that there is something wrong with him. Maybe then we can turn the healing on some of these people then and really put this issue to bed. Yay optimism(?).

    There can never be healing without discourse. You can’t recover unless you sit down and say “This happened…” and you, Sandra, have added your voice – and your ears – to that kind of discourse. You do good work. You should be very proud.

    Your friend,

    Jim

    P.S. Could there be discussion of maybe coming back to this topic once a year? A “Sexual Healing” month on the SNS podcast? I know it sounds like a bit of a bring down but I suppose we can’t just make it a thing for a little while and then make like it don’t exist.

  82. @fester75 March 29, 2013 at 6:19 pm #

    Book lists?

  83. Hellmuth Sole March 31, 2013 at 2:03 am #

    Hey Sandra, love your podcast!! BTW, on your Steak and a BJ Podcast, you mentioned the cool relation between Valentine’s Day (girls give to guys) and White Day (Guys give to girls)… Working with a Japanese company for the past 10 years and spending between 2-3 months a year in Japan, it’s actually MORE pressure than the conventional Valentine’s Day from the west… In Japan, girls give to more than one guy (chocolates) and proper etiquette means guys should give back to all those girls that they received from, but gifts are usually not chocolate, but usually much more expensive. So sometimes you’ll see women “throwing out bait” and seeing how much they get back a month later… Pretty good business for the ladies if you ask me!!

  84. Raven April 5, 2013 at 10:47 am #

    Hi sandra, I saw you on tyt recently and I wanted to ask you for help. When I was 16 I started taking an anti depressant, after a year I stopped taking them but from then till the present (im 20 now) masturbation hasn’t felt the same, its like I can still feel pleasure and orgasm but its much less pleasurable. I don’t know what to do about it, I thought maybe I was over stimulating so I stopped for about 2 months but it was still the same when I tried again. Even when I especially “in the mood” it has never been the same. Are their any remedies for this, I’d love have things the way they used to be xD.

    • Brandon G. April 5, 2013 at 1:18 pm #

      Antidepressants can be used for their side effect of cutting back on premature ejaculation. See a urologist and tell him your issue.

      • Raven April 5, 2013 at 10:12 pm #

        Well I do feel that the medicine could have caused the issue, but it’s been like 3 years since I took it and nothing has changed. Shouldn’t the medicines effect gone away by now? I mean I know feelings change over time so maybe since i’m used to the sensation it just doesn’t feel as good as the first few months of doing it?

      • Raven April 5, 2013 at 10:16 pm #

        Sorry to spam but i should specify that I am a girl not a guy, if that means anything.

      • Brandon G. April 6, 2013 at 9:48 am #

        @Raven

        I did assume that you were a guy at first. I am pretty sure that antidepressants affect men and women differently.

        I can tell you that you should really speak to a professional–perhaps an OB/GYN.

        I’ve had a significant change in my sex life since I have been off antidepressants and then back on again with a lower dosage.

  85. Christian April 5, 2013 at 7:59 pm #

    Hello Sandra, I really enjoy your podcast and i have a question hopefully you will answer. My wife and I were….. being sex positive and after one of her O’s she started crying, I guess. She said I didn’t hurt her, that I didn’t do anything wrong and that she didn’t know why she was upset. Is this normal, crazy, or what? Thanks in advance. Love the podcast.

    • Sam September 25, 2014 at 5:39 pm #

      I have had many orgasms where I found myself suddenly crying; for me it is a major release of stress, especially following an extremely powerful climax. Tears are one way for the body to release the hormones our bodies produce when we are under stress, and so are orgasms. So if she didn’t have a specific reason to be in tears, her body was most likely trying to get rid of some pent up stress not even related to the sex.

  86. Art Works April 13, 2013 at 2:56 am #

    Sandra, Love your podcast, your energy and YOU!

    Didn’t you mention sometime back that you are a furry fan? If so, you might enjoy the Furry Kama Sutra, a website with a few photos of furries in simulated (I think…it’s kind of hard to tell) sexual positions. They’re at the website attached below. Apparently the same photographer was working on a book about people in the lifestyle as well.

    Keep up the great work!

  87. Livia April 23, 2013 at 4:47 pm #

    Hey, Sandra! I was playing catch-up with your podcast today over laundry and just needed to tell you that the Silence reference in “Kiss and Make Out” — yeah — golden. Also, I’m just raving over the Jessica Drake and virgin eps. All of the love from a fellow nerd (sex and otherwise).

  88. Julie b April 26, 2013 at 10:13 am #

    Thank you for the dirty talk and polyamory podcasts! They have made mine and my hubby’s sexy times and communications fuggin cosmic

    Stay stellar and sexy Sandra!
    Xxoo
    Julie Be

  89. AllyMarie April 26, 2013 at 2:43 pm #

    Hello fellow sex nerd! My boyfriend and I recently just started to listen to your podcast. He stumbled across your show on long distance relationships a few weeks ago and we’ve been marathon-style listening to the rest of the episodes ever since! I just want to thank you for providing a really nice way for both of us to learn about so many different aspects of sex and sexuality. We almost DIED of laughter yesterday when we discovered that this weeks edition was about prostate play. Just two days prior, we had a really open and fun discussion about how we wanted to explore this aspect of sex, and LO AND BEHOLD the very next day our favorite podcast-er fed our curiosity and gave us an EXCELLENT starting point as well as a feast of other resources. I just wanted to say thank you so much and keep up the good work!

  90. Dean May 1, 2013 at 8:40 am #

    Love your show and the way you share your knowledge.
    Where do we ask questions for you to consider on the show?

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  93. Kelly G May 6, 2013 at 4:53 am #

    So I am WAY behind on your podcast (like a year behind) but I just started listening to the BJ Basics podcast and I gotta say… my husband thanks you!! I also got over a “fear” of mine last night.. and swallowed for the first time!! Not as bad as I thought it would be, for sure. My husband knows not to expect this every time, but it’s nice to have that fear out of the way :)

  94. infl8orama May 6, 2013 at 5:39 pm #

    Hi!

    I heard the blurb at the beginning of your “In Hot Pursuit” podcast, and I think I can give a little background on the inflatable doll experience–perhaps a little too much, but it’s worth a shot.

    I’ve enjoyed sex play with all sorts of inflatable toys since I was old enough to have sex at all. While I would definitely say I have at least a strong kink for them, I still enjoy sex with women (well, primarily one particular woman for the past 11 years), so I’m not sure if I meet the clinical definition of a fetish.

    More on that in a bit, because while I definitely think it deserves more explanation, your specific question was on the love dolls on Adam & Eve.

    I’ve played with three of the dolls Adam & Eve currently offers, and a different version of a fourth. Each is fun to some extent. So, in no particular order:

    Yumi Asian Anime Doll – This doll inflates in a sort of legs-spread position. Missionary is possible if you don’t inflate the doll all the way (which is a good piece of advice in general for any man-on-top position with entry-level dolls; they’re not very sturdy). A guy will have to adjust both his and the doll’s position a few times to get into a groove. Doggy-style is possible also, again with partial inflation. It’s also very helpful if the guy has a longer penis or long legs. However, cowgirl and reverse cowgirl are lots of fun with this doll, even fully inflated!

    Anime Love Doll Kishimoto – This isn’t actually a life-size doll, but rather a masturbation sleeve with a largish inflatable cover (not even really enough to hug). Not my first choice, now that I’ve had it out of the box. You can also get it cheaper elsewhere, which is semi-rare for Adam & Eve’s limited love doll selection.

    Fatty Patty Love Doll (Billed on Adam & Eve as BBW Love Doll) – This love doll has a somewhat cartoonish face, but not as stylized as the face on the Yumi doll. This doll inflates into the standing position typical of dolls you’d see as bachelor party gags, particularly in TV and film, but is designed to look like, well, a Big Beautiful Woman. As with most “life size” love dolls, Fatty Patty “stands” about five feet tall, give or take (I put “stands” in quotes because for the most part, they not only don’t stand up on their own very well, but aren’t really at their best in the standing position). As a BBW, though, Fatty Patty is extremely cuddly, which can be a nice added feature that isn’t really talked about. This doll has very large breasts, though they are also shaped to look as though they are sagging a bit. You know, for “realism.” Even so, this is a very huggable doll, and that can be a turn-on, or just a nice creature comfort. Regardless of how much the doll is inflated, the best positions are basically what Jessica Drake calls “special mish” (where the guy’s legs are on the outside) and “special doggy” (ditto, but from behind). However, since Fatty Patty’s legs are molded straight, even “special doggy” is a little different. In any case, Fatty Patty is quite fun, and (as with most dolls) would be even more so with stronger seams. Durability is inversely proportional to inflation pressure and how often the guy is on top.

    Sasha Grey Love Doll – This is a special case. I haven’t actually bought this doll, but I’ve seen it blown up, and the body is identical to a dozen or so other love dolls. Sasha Grey’s face is printed on the head, just as other women’s faces are printed on the other dolls. The body is made by a company called Nanma in the People’s Republic of China (a go-to country for this sort of sex toy), and inflates to about five feet tall. Unlike the Fatty Patty doll, the Sasha Grey figure is rather svelte, much like the real woman; unlike Sasha herself, the doll has (in my estimate) DD-cup breasts. (I’m a breast man as well, so I don’t particularly mind.) Sex positions (or would this count as masturbation? I’ve been fooling around with dolls for 25 years, and I’m still not sure) are pretty much the same as with Fatty Patty.

    Oral sex with all of the dolls except the Kishimoto (which only has the one opening anyway) is…well, it’s there. The guy has to do most of the work, so it’s not going to be anything like the real deal unless he has a partner to help. Anal is almost the same as vaginal–so again, nothing like real life (based on what I know; I’ve never given or received anal sex, but I do know that it’s absolutely nothing like vaginal sex), but with different curves and bulges pressed against you.

    The big thing to keep in mind with inflatable dolls is that playing with one is pretty much totally unrealistic (which is also why I laughed a bit when Eli Olsberg mentioned in the “In Hot Pursuit” show that he didn’t mind Barbie-doll type women in his porn, because they reminded him it’s a fantasy; I feel something of the same feeling about dolls!), so expecting one to be the same a real, live partner is really not productive. However, with this in mind, doll sex (or, again, masturbation) can still be fun as long as fun is the goal.

    I recommend that a guy interested in any inflatable doll use a condom each time to make cleanup easier. Otherwise, washing out the doll gets cumbersome, and usually involves a handheld shower head or even a douche. Even so, a proper naughty monkey (I love that term!) should be prepared to clean his or her toys off every time, regardless of what goes into whom. Also, be prepared to use lots of lube. I consider myself to have an average sized penis, and inflatable dolls’ openings are a little snug even for me.

    Now, back to the whole inflatable kink/fetish thing: I may be a little different from your average inflatable doll guy. Certainly I don’t fit the shallow Hollywood stereotype of the guy who buys a doll because he “can’t get a woman.” For one thing, I’ve been into inflatables of all kinds, not just dolls, as far back as I can remember. For another, I have pretty good verbal skills, and while I wouldn’t say I dated heavily before I married, I had some good relationships and some good friendships.

    Inflatables are fun for a wide variety of reasons, not the least of which is that they’re just cute. They come in all sorts of shapes and bright colors–or even black if you’re trying to set that mood (there’s even an inflatable bondage chair–Google that when you have the time!). As I mentioned before with Fatty Patty, they can be cuddly, and lots of people like to cuddle. Depending on your shape preference, they can be fun for frottage. (For this, men tend to like just about anything, while the few women I’ve met who enjoy inflatables tend to prefer cylindrical shapes and other items they can straddle.) They’re good for bondage play (even if you don’t buy the bondage chair) and even trust play (there’s a whole subset of the kink or fetish dedicated to people who like to either puncture or explode toys, or have it done in front of them).

    A love doll or other inflatable can also be a great third (or fourth, or fifth) partner for voyeur/exhibition play as well, and when one partner isn’t in the mood, a good backup plan, as long as the partner knows he or she is still number one in the bedroom.

    The bottom line, for me at least, is that inflatables are an awesome supplement to my sex life, though I’m also fortunate enough to have a partner with whom I am able to be completely honest, who is happy to share my kinks when she’s in the mood, and who is sweet enough to indulge me or let me sneak off into the other room on occasion.

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  98. John May 22, 2013 at 4:36 pm #

    Sandra,

    I discovered you after listening to your special voice and thoughts on Life on the Swingset. I had to hear more!!! Then I started downloading your podcasts. You have the greatest voice ever and you put together very thoughtful shows. Some are jammed packed with info which are great.(I’m thinking oral shows) That is what I love. In particular I want to commend you for the sensitive way you handled Dave leaving. I thought it was so real and very feeling. You were the best on that episode. The real, feeling, caring Sandra who was looking out for your listeners came through. Always believe that the listeners out here love the job your doing. I am a 57 yr old male who is learning things all the time from people like you, who really care. (I’m taking about you!!) Keep it up!!!

    Thanks
    John

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  99. Dave S May 30, 2013 at 6:51 am #

    Thank you SO much for everything you have done for soooo many people! You are precious, fun and so adorable! There’s just so much I would like to thank you for that it would take forever to list it all. However, most recently, I could just hug and harmlessly kiss you profusely in a friendly way for your “Sex For A Lifetime” episode dealing with sex over 50. Thank you! Thank you! You are an angel.

    • Sandra Daugherty June 6, 2013 at 6:31 pm #

      You’re welcome & thank you!!! “I could just hug and harmlessly kiss you” is hilarious. Warms my heart.

  100. SEX & HISTORY May 30, 2013 at 9:09 pm #

    Hello Sandra!

    I’m a huge fan of your podcast. I’m not sure if you know this, but there is a show on History channel #2 on sex and history. The show, “How sex changed the world,” is very interesting. I’m a big history buff and I like seeing how sex influences decisions around the world and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

  101. Fred G May 31, 2013 at 7:55 pm #

    Sandra, you are my “Hero of the Week!” I just finished listening to your podcast with Joan Price, and it was changed my outlook on so many things – thank you, thank you, thank you! I don’t want to be melodramatic, but I really did laugh, tear-up, and smiled a lot. I’m 61 years old, have been married 35 years, and unfortunately I am going through a divorce. A couple of months ago I decided when I made it through the divorce that I wanted to date again and hopefully have sex at some point. Next I realized that I was scared shitless of dating and having sex again! So I nerded-up and started studying-up and have really appreciated your podcasts! For me your podcasts have run the gambit from “uuuugh that is disgusting,” to “OMG I’ve got to read more about that.” I still have a ways to go, but I think I’ve gotten the message – sex really can be fun, talk to your partner, and be safe. Thank you again, all of your podcasts are great but I really appreciated this one.

    • Sandra Daugherty June 6, 2013 at 6:32 pm #

      I feel like a winner. Thank you for your wonderful feedback!

  102. JP June 3, 2013 at 8:55 pm #

    Just listened to Clown Sex episode. Think you should do a show on the wet and messy fetish. Check out UMD.net and MessyGirl.com, for examples. I think this kink would make a very hot feature!

  103. Galaid June 9, 2013 at 6:44 am #

    Sandra! Thank you for your wonderful podcast and the open and honest way you talk about sexy topics. I have listened to quite a few episodes and have enjoyed all the varied subjects and guests you’ve had.

    I would like to request a topic to be covered if you get a chance. I am a bi male in an open relationship and there just isn’t that much discussion about male bisexuality. I feel like I’m such a minority in the sexual world and I would love to hear from your or one of your experts about this topic. Thank you and keep up the fun! Happy 100th episode soon!

  104. nameless June 15, 2013 at 6:47 pm #

    any shops you would recommend in new york? im thinking of getting a dildo for my friend for her birthday (im 16 and she’ll be turning 16) she’s a good jewish girl and her family is kinda conservative (prays before going to sleep and goes to pray on saturday) but she’s pretty liberal and sorta moving away from the religious stuff but i don’t think this is something she would go out to get on her own probably for the next couple of years so i just think it will be nice for her to have it and also if i give it to her on her birthday as sorta of a joke she’ll feel more comfortable having it and if she actually wants to use it she’ll have it. ive only been in a sex shop once to get another friend a sexy maid outfit that she wanted to surprise her boyfriend with for their first time (yah im sorta the one my friends go for this type of things) so if you also have any tips for what i should get/look for that be great! (also it has to be super quite and discreet because of the jewish family thing) also if it could look super user friendly and none scary so she won’t run screaming from it that be great. also i love this podcast

  105. Matt June 22, 2013 at 2:05 pm #

    Just listen to your Clown sex episode, and I don’t think that it is in the same grouping as bdsm. It has the possibility of being included activity as bdsm, but I don’t think it’s apart of it. I think if people want to dress up as clowns and be silly with there sex they don’t have to be into bdsm and dom & sub play.

  106. Brittany June 22, 2013 at 10:09 pm #

    Hey Sandra,

    So I’m totally behind in catching up with your podcasts as I took a break during a tough breakup in november and I finally am listening to your steak and a blowjob day episode and you and the girls are talking about embouchures. I’m a music teacher somewhere in the midwest, wink wink, and I can tell you that an embouchure isn’t a specific muscle in your face it’s how you build up the muscles in your face to play ‘wind’ instruments. It’s similar to the concept that if you just say “I” you use a total of somewhere around 70 muscles in your body to produce the sound. I am a woodwind teacher and I have built up my embouchure strength over the years. If you want to try and work on your ‘embouchure’ one way of thinking is that you purse your lips and imagine saying ‘ew’. That will help one way, another is to press your lips together and buzzing the middle parts of your lips higher and lower by pulling back the corners of your mouth, kind of like musical raspberries! Either way, anything that you do that may help your staying power for the muscles of your face is probably going to help in the long run.

    LOVE your podcast and I can’t wait till I have the chance to use the tips I learn about in them!! Keep it up!

  107. Austin June 24, 2013 at 2:45 pm #

    Sandra,

    I really really love your podcast. Your curiosity is wonderful, the way that you approach the topics are amazing, especially the way you engage your guests. You are always telling your guests, “no I’m just trying to fully process this!”– it’s just a breath of fresh air.

    That said, here’s my issue:
    Technical side if things– volume level. I have no idea what you’re doing with the mic(s?) slash post-production, but on multiple occasions I have had to (with much sadness) stop listening to the podcast for the sake of my ears. You are very dynamic with your voice, so I would really appreciate if you’d figure something out about the sudden LOUDNESS after your voice goes really quiet (like you do). The pinnacle of this type of podcast experience was during your “Girl-on-girl on girl-on-girl” episode. I was constantly adjusting the volume trying to hear every word you two were saying (because I really love what you have to say) only to have my ears almost explode all of a sudden with your next sentence :( I really don’t want to miss out on future podcasts because of a fear of hurting my ears again.. it really sucks.

    Sorry for the long comment, hope your 100th episode show goes wonderfully! Wish I lived in the area.

    Thanks again!

    -Austin

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  109. John July 8, 2013 at 3:33 pm #

    Hi!

    How about an episode about how hot guys over 50 can be, and how women between 18 and 30 shouldn’t just exclude them on the basis of age? At 51, I am sexually the best I have ever been, and I can take a woman places that a younger guy simply cannot. But the age thing is such a show-stopper for so many women – it’s really depressing! Older guys are worth the time! Give us some play – you’ll be glad you did.

    • Sandra Daugherty July 8, 2013 at 5:37 pm #

      I’m rooting for you and I hear you. But excluding women over age 30 in your comment might give you insight into your own plight.

      • John July 10, 2013 at 7:49 pm #

        Not so much the women between 30 and 40, but definitely the single women over 40, in my limited experience, can be a fairly bitter bunch – angry in general, with hair-triggers in relationships. I am extremely easygoing, self-reliant, decent looks, excellent hygiene, aware of my issues and working on them, and (I think) possessing a fair amount of insight. Nothing really bothers me. I have yet to find a woman close to my age who can say that, and it puzzles me. Is it possibly just a biological difference? The women I’ve encountered just get amped up over the slightest bump in the road, and they can’t let anything go, no matter how slight, and at my age, I’d rather be alone than unhappy with someone who finds me annoying – even just a little. Younger women just have a fresher perspective – maybe it’s hope I’m seeing? I keep hearing about women who like older guys, but I can’t find them. Is that dynamic all about wealth and power? If so, that would explain my dry spell – while I’m comfortable, I’m not able to be anyone’s Sugar Daddy. Anyway, I enjoy your podcast and would enjoy your thoughts on these issues! Peace, JK

  110. rb83 July 14, 2013 at 9:15 am #

    The 100th episode comes & goes without nary a mention of Dave Ross?! How many was he involved in/there for? 68? 70? Maybe close to 80?

    Bush league, pure bush league. Pay it no mind – I’m sure you’ve got another Adam&Eve promo to tape…

    • Dave July 15, 2013 at 8:52 am #

      Well, well, well….do you suppose maybe it might have been possible for you to show a little class and to make your point without attacking and being generally hateful? Maybe before you go calling someone else “bush league”, you might want to look in a mirror.

      - Dave

  111. Ben July 18, 2013 at 5:32 pm #

    Recently discovered your Podcast and love it! There is however a request….. Dirty talk. I haven’t heard you talk on the subject and would love to hear your take. Many aspects of it in letters, text messages, on the phone, and in general wherever it can fit in. The mental and physical benefits in a relationship. The do’s and don’ts. Getting past being shy. So many aspects all wrapped up in dirty talk. (Disregard if this has been covered. I’m still catching up on episodes).

    Keep up the great work you do!

  112. Ricky July 23, 2013 at 6:12 am #

    I listened to the Virgin podcast right after I had penetrative sex for the first time and it helped me so much. Thanks. Could you send me the link to the blog of the virgin movie project? Love you Sandra!!!

  113. Party line God July 26, 2013 at 2:45 am #

    As a listener I must give you Kudos for letting the weird dude that tried to hump you Forever, during your podcasts, so much so that although all your fans knew he was creeping on you, we loved that you had no nerdy clue. It tis cute but OMG can you escape that dave rust character that no one that listens to your podcasts ever heard of until his temples attempted to land in your cervix, um Hello

    • Party line God July 26, 2013 at 2:52 am #

      (Letting him on your show) i meant but seriously are you that naive, you are professional and this not funny dave rust podofile makes your fans invent odd words for him, and you arent even sexy so you should protect yourself more. Never mind I realize you see dave as a morbid pet

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    Podcast w/Jay Wiseman is inadvertent classic comedy!!!! I love it. Where else can you hear intelligent, insightful, enthusiastic technical talk about unintended fisting fatality? Nerd on.

  116. Jim August 1, 2013 at 5:05 pm #

    Loved your pregnancy episode!! As a father of 2 with another on the way I can honestly say I find my wife very sexy when she’s pregnant. It was also great to hear honest conversation about sex and pregnancy which is something you don’t hear much about. Keep up the good work!

  117. Summer August 1, 2013 at 7:29 pm #

    Sandra!
    I love you podcast. I started listening a year ago working as a field assistant in Mexico. I have learned so much in regards to being more knowledgeable about sex but safe sex =) keep up the great shows, I love them all!

  118. joshua elswick August 5, 2013 at 12:57 pm #

    Sandra, I want to ask like… I’m 18 and I’ve never done anything with anyone and I haven’t really dated much and I like anal stimulation (im a guy ofc) but idk like who im attracted to the most. Guys or girls. But I want to know how I can just… A way to find out. And what is a good dildo for male stimulation as well?? Lol ive looked into buying a pure wand but are there any others I should look into?

  119. Waking Kestrel August 21, 2013 at 8:33 pm #

    Hi Sandra,

    Hearing so much of your podcast these last few weeks — I’ve had circumstances that led to some, uh, enforced stillness, and somehow started up on your earliest shows — I’ve had so many moments of reacting, sometimes out loud, to the conversation. I’ve laughed at truly inappropriate times, and been unfairly impatient with some of the persona-building exercise that goes with the territory, and clicked over to YouTube to see you wriggling your ankles in their boots as a guest on someone else’s talker. And so on, and so on.

    Mostly, though, I’ve been so damned relieved to find this thing, this voice of yours, and to have your company over what was a pretty bleak moment in some other ways. I love that someone is doing this, I feel so aired-out by the open talk about sex, and most of all I hold dear the feeling of company I get from your rambunctious self being the person doing all that for us.

    You’re lucky. Thanks for sharing a little of that luck, which I can use sometimes.

  120. Leonard Easton August 28, 2013 at 3:34 pm #

    hi Sandra, love your show and listened to every episode. I’m from Cape Town, South Africa and thought you need to know there is one more person here at the tip of another continent loving what you are up to.

    I’m not sure how many listeners will be open to sharing this, but hey, i think sex is a healthy thing and so is curiosity. and so are boundaries.
    I’m a Christian guy, in quite a proper sense so no surprises that i’m big into monogamy (a boundary i subscribe to because of what i believe, everything else, including what goes on in the bedroom is all up for discussion and consensual playtimes!), but the surprise i think to most is this: life 9 years into a marriage plus two kids i have to dispel some myths about sex in marriage and let people know sex has never been better for us than now and its picking up momentum thanks to shows like yours ;)

    only one criticism, and that a small one – I the radio tuning sound at the start of the podcast jingle… in my bud-style headphones that sounds a lot louder than say talking or music (probably because of the frequency) but the worst is that is sounds like a dentist’s drill. in my earspace its quite intense and invokes all of what transpires at the dentist especially because its literally in my ears. just thought id share that incase there are others that feel the same way about dentisty type of sounds.

    let us know when you plan to visit all the way over here in SA.

  121. Bob August 30, 2013 at 11:17 am #

    Today the number one sales of sex toys is the dildoes, but number two is male chastity devices. Most are made for penises smaller than average. My wife requires that I always wear one and have been mostly locked in one the past five years. Her previous live in boyfriend and husband before him both left her for the other women they were having affairs with, so I can’t blame her for being a little protective.
    My question is: Will one day most women require this of any prospective suitor or mate?.

  122. Art Works August 31, 2013 at 8:27 pm #

    Sandra, your podcast on “swinging” broke my heart Well, it reminded me of my broken heart at least. Years ago I went to one of the Colette clubs (as mentioned during your show with Holli & Michael.) It was with my girlfriend at the time and I thoroughly enjoyed it. But we broke up not long afterward and I haven’t been able to find a partner since. I so wanted to share more experiences like that one (and others we had) but my life has just crumbled in many ways. There’s a good chance that I’ll never again be emotionally healthy enough for a simple relationship much less one that includes explorations of that kind.

    I so miss love and intimacy but know that it’s not fair to saddle anyone else with my baggage. And I’m not confident or trusting enough to attend a lifestyle club on my own, hire a prostitute or even try a friend with benefits situation. I struggle to maintain ordinary friendships already. It feels like I don’t have any options. Have you considered doing a podcast to discuss what people with similar issues to mine can do to find any sort of sexual contentment?

    Love your show and your guests were right – everyone at the club we went to was respectful of our preference to be intimate only with each other and only where no one else could see.

  123. BG September 13, 2013 at 10:48 am #

    On the Fantasy Fail episode, you raised the question of editing out non-PC comments about body type. I think the honesty and authenticity are important elements of the podcast and you should minimize editing for PCness after the fact.

    Looking forward to seeing you in Philly.

    • BG September 13, 2013 at 10:52 am #

      Along that line, a balancing view might be an episode on people who prefer the BBW or Bear body type, and how they process the ‘stereotypical body type’

  124. Karen October 20, 2013 at 3:32 pm #

    I loved your girl on girl show. I learned a lot. Now I want to know more about boy on boy. I have a few gay friends but none are close enough that I can ask them really personal questions. I’m very curious about their feelings/attitudes about women. Are they attracted to them in a non-sexual way? How do they feel about any pre-coming out sexual experiences with women? Also, how do all the gay men who are just beautiful (which is unfortunately more than straight men) feel when women hit on them? Are they flattered?

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  127. Matt December 7, 2013 at 11:45 am #

    I have been listening to your podcast for about a year now and while I didn’t always agree with what you were saying, I kept listening because you were just giving your opinion. Then you started giving your opinion as fact and I started getting a little worried. And then you put out your “Sex and Jesus” episode. Now, I don’t particularly care what other people believe religiously but when you are looking at religion historically you have to be academically honest and your guest, Beverly Dale (won’t call her Reverend or Doctor because both titles imply academic and intellectual accuracy), was anything but honest in her treatment of the New Testament language and actual history. There is not enough room to go into everything because frankly she got a lot wrong and I am not talking opinion here, I am talking demonstrably wrong, academically and intellectually wrong (mistranslated, lack of cultural understanding, inaccurate history). If you want to contact me and go through what she got wrong academically, I took notes and would love to share FACTS with you rather than mistranslated passages and opinions. I guess the reason I took the time to write this out is to say that you are losing a listener and someone who promoted your podcast as a sex-positive podcast because as much as I dislike those that are uninformed I like those the give bad information even less. I hope you take this not only as a critique but use it in looking at future topics and how you promote fact vs opinion.

    • Cockaigne December 8, 2013 at 5:54 am #

      Matt,
      I think you may be throwing the baby out with the bathwater, here. While the Reverend Doctor Dale may, or may not, have been, ” anything but honest in her treatment of the New Testament language and actual history”. Haven’t Christians, and their various sects, been doing this same thing from the start. Heck, the gospels are four (very) different accounts of Jesus’ life and resurrection, each with their own agenda. And that’s just the orthodox versions they decided to keep in.
      Though, I grant you, two wrongs don’t make a right. All thinking people must do a certain amount of mental gymnastics, to assuage their cognitive dissonance, if they are to remain religious in today’s age. I believe The Reverend Doctor to be providing a good here by offering those who wish to maintain their beliefs, but still have a healthy, open, honest sexual existence, a way of doing so. Isn’t there enough guilt and shame in the world about this subject? Isn’t she just trying to reduce it?
      More to the point of babies and bathwater, are you willing to discard a year’s worth of good podcasts, so good that you, ” promoted your podcast as a sex-positive podcast”, because you disagree with a few of her guests? or felt that some information isn’t academically honest? You seem to imply that an episode you strongly dislike and disagree with outweighs a years worth of episodes you found educational and entertaining. Wouldn’t it be more productive to keep listening, enjoy the parts you like, and point out the parts you disagree with, and why?

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  129. JED December 12, 2013 at 1:10 pm #

    One of many here that has recently discovered your podcast. Like others I went back to Ep #1, have been running through them & would like to suggest a topic …

    Aging.

    In men & women alike.

    I’m a 52 year old male that went back to school awhile back for a better grounding in the humanities. Since then I’ve had a pretty good run with the coeds, & looking back to when I was in my own 20s & 30s there’s just no denying that I’m slowing down. I’m not the lean-mean-machine that I once was, & there are also more subtle changes that can be hard to explain to a younger woman. Along that line, I recently had an experience that was probably more about neediness than aging, but that’ll just help make my case for the suggested show topic.

    A new g/f & I were doing the grown-up & had been all weekend. I was getting to where my prostate felt like a beech-ball, but this woman has skills & she was hell-bent on wringing one more climax out of me before she needed to leave. I had what feels like a back-flush & probably frowned & said “aw shit” or something, I’m not sure, but she was immediately all over me about what was wrong. I tried to tell her that it wasn’t her, that it was just me being a geezer, & then tried to explain what happened. I’m not a physiologist, I’m an engineer & the best I could do was to tell her that when that happens it feels like a leaky hydraulic piston. Instead of expelling semen it feels like it’s back-flushed. Any orgasm feels pretty good but I’ve been refining that experience for 40 years. The back-flush just isn’t optimal. I went on to try to explain that as a climax builds, what I feel is internal pressure & external tension. I try to roll that tension back into my guts behind the pressure & let it build to what CAN be an epic thing – provided the timing is right & the prostate is still at least slightly smaller than a volleyball.

    She didn’t seem to be buying it, she was convinced that she’d let me down, & the animated-gif-hydraulic-schematic thingie I cranked out while she was in the shower didn’t help. I’m going by the eye-roll, & also her suggestion that I see a doctor of no specified discipline.

    We need a podcast on this topic. Something for HER to do while I’M in the shower groaning & cupping my sad old saque (& working out necessary logistics for the rest of the weekend).

    … & spoiler or no spoiler, wtf is a GTR? Classic BMW, baby – classic BMW. That’s where it’s at. Just Say’n.

    A very enjoyable podcast. I might be a horny old goat, but I’m wearing my cultural anthropology hat when I listen.

    Thanks much for your effort, JED

  130. JED December 12, 2013 at 1:19 pm #

    I see no option for editing posts, but the smell chucker got me. In the above, “neediness” should be “nerdiness”.

    JED

  131. JED December 14, 2013 at 2:07 pm #

    Ok, I just listened to Sex For a Lifetime & it was good, but follow-up may still be in order. Sex For a Lifetime seemed more about talking people into the idea of remaining vital & not fizzling for no good reason. I can get behind that, but I’m thinking that more about the physiology of aging would help people – physiology (presented as non-clinically as possible) & also various specific strategies for adapting to aging.

    Example, I have a nice massage table. It’s a professional grade portable with a lot of features like light weight & adjustable height, yet it’s rock solid when it’s set up & in place. It’s my 3rd over the last 20 years or so, & I’ve noticed an interesting thing in that time. A lot of gals have been shy about getting up on that table, being the focus of attention & maybe feeling too exposed. Candle light, music & towels & the like to cover up with until she just doesn’t care about that can help, but many over the years still seemed a little weirded out by receiving without any expectation of reciprocation right then & there. They just aren’t comfortable with it, not at first anyway, & often seemed to want to rush that experience & get back into their comfort zone of giving.

    These days, however, I have what seems like a reasonable excuse for what I’ve long-enjoyed anyway. I don’t have to confront the Hero or Zero issue in the sack, I can break out the table & carry on. In the rare instance that I get home & I’m just not up for anything at all, I can still put her on the table & give her the time & attention she deserves. The initial attitude from the not-yet-initiated seems to be one of indulging my adaptation to aging – & that soon shifts to “ohh … OHH! … ok, NOW I get it.”

    … & then they start dragging the table out themselves, bringing their own candles & music, etc.

    Had it not been for a pretty gifted massage therapist that picked me up in a bar back in the early 90s, I’m not sure I’d ever have gotten into massage myself. She was my introduction to erotic massage, & I was definitely impressed with a woman that kept a table in her car. The idea that anybody could own such a thing & carry it around had just never occurred to me – & at this point women seem more accepting of it than they have been for most of the last 20+ years. For the most part, instead of expecting me to snatch them out of the shower & go again they give alternative sensory exploration & play a chance.

    Simply put – work with it & enjoy, but we can all use ideas & inspiration & information. Guys need to know more about a woman’s physical & emotional life cycle & vice versa (I’m assuming that gay folk enjoy an advantage in this area …). However knowledgable & skilled we are or aren’t, we can all know more about getting the most of all-too-short lives.

    Thanks again for interesting podcasts – JED

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    I had a long ass post here and lost it! The short version: New listener, love the show, am listening to the backlog and just heard the philadephia live show in which interracial dating was raised. I had a lot of thoughts about this but since they disappeared, all I will say is that I think racial preferences in dating are inherently racist, subconscious though they may be. These preferences are often culturally determined (and though some may not like to admit it, US society is still racist, no matter who our president is–disclainer, I am writibg about US culture specifially and so my comments should be interpreted in the context of the US). I appreciated the discussion that happened on the show but I came away with the impressioon that the discussion concluded with “oh it’s not a big deal, interracial dating is great and on the rise etc.” Your guest–sorry cannot remenber name–made a comment about white guys going on a black dating site to date black women. To me, a white guy going on a black dating site is a sign of a racial fetish, which is just the other side of the coin of not dating people of a certain race. They’re both problematic.

    I don’t know if I’m being clear but you seemed genuinely interested in understanding these dynamics so I just wanted to offer a different perspective that I don’t think was covered. Sex positivity and sex education is a great and liberating thing, but it does not operate within a vacuum and so is not immune to or separate from things like race. I.e., racial preferences can’t be dismissed as being simply a preference in the context of sex but not in the context of friendships, employmebnt, wider societal ranges. I’m not saying that people should be forced to be attracted to all races–but just recognize that your sexual preferences are often inforned by popular culture and that you can’t make a blanket statement about not being attracted to a certain race because for sure, every race has *someone* you will be attracted to. That person may be a supernodel or may live in another country, but they exist.

    I’ll just finish with a link to this blog that explains it decently, http://everydayfeminism.com/2013/11/racial-preferences-are-racist/
    And also if you are interested, I’d also like to direct you to David Mura’s article in the book “Some of my best friends: Writings on interracial preferences” which is a fantastic article about the racial dynamics between white people and people of color, as well as between people of color who are of different races, and how these dynamics might differ.

    • qwpoi January 6, 2014 at 12:42 am #

      sorry for all the typos, am typing on the tiniest keyboard known to humankind.

    • BG January 9, 2014 at 4:41 pm #

      I was the guy who made the comment toward the end of the show trying to go back to the subject. I think there may be a sizable perception gap between someone like Sandra who grew up in a more ‘melting pot’ environment and is younger than someone like myself who is probably 15 years older and grew up in the deep south. I think this would be really interesting way to study racial prejudge because I think it is the last barrier that will really come down. Maybe there is a point where it skin color might be viewed as a purely aesthetic quality like hair color, but I don’t think most people are approaching that level. If someone said “I could never take a redhead/ginger girl home to meet my family” people would assess that statement completely differently than “I could never take an african/latino/asian/etc girl home to meet my family.”

      Although I think this would be a really interesting discussion, I don’t think it (or any other deeper topic) works well for the live audience venue where keeping the pace upbeat and moving is a priority (and I apologize to Sandra for throwing that curve ball in that venue). I think it might be a good panel topic and I think the research aspect is the most interesting – using eye tracking or genital activity measuring verse subjects stated bias (or lack thereof).

  136. Mick January 6, 2014 at 9:01 am #

    Hey Sandra, Im out here in Austin Tx, I found your channel on Podkicker, just wanted to drop you a line and let you know I enjoy your show. You’re doing a great job and I appreciate your sex positive attitude. Cheers! Ps. You’re very cute :)

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    Apparently*….the pickle shot chaser is a “thing”! LOL

    It’s most commonly called a “pickleback” but is also known by the term “piskey”.

    Who knew.

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  142. Nicole February 5, 2014 at 7:38 am #

    Hi Sandra!
    Just discovered your podcast, thanks to another huge fan (my roommate)~ Love LOVE MMM! I’m a sexual health peer educator on a college campus, so your sex positive education is a great resource for me. I do have a request- you MAY have this up somewhere that I haven’t seen- but is it at all possible to get a list of your previous guests and their respective websites/podcast links? I usually want to follow up their work so it would be so great to have them all in one place. THANK YOU for your sexytalk! Rock on.

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    Love your show, need a favor ??? Wife has lost libeto but wants it back, if I’m not mistaken you interviewed dr drews wife and had a lot to say , I just can’t find it is there a date or some way to find it ? Anything would be appreiceaded thank you so much for you’re concideration
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  146. Eddie February 18, 2014 at 10:08 pm #

    Sandra… you rock! As is/was/will be many people, I was raised in an environment with tons of hush-hush, shame, guilt, sin, power/abuse, and more regarding sexuality. For years I’ve been slowing making my way from out of the jungle of baloney. At 43 you’d think I’d have it all figured out… but every day I realize I’ve a long way to go still. But instead of being downtrodden, I turn around and look at how long I’ve come.

    I’ve listened to your podcast for a few months now, gone back and listened to back episodes, and I’ve recommended it to many people. Not just for the information about sex, but the way you approach communication and shame and sharing and respect and honest and more, is a good model for many to hear.

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    Just stated listening to “Sexual Empowerment” episode with Amy Jo Goddard and I wanted to share one of my sexual practices for empowerment and self-love. Just for clarification, I’m a cisgendered gendernonconforming pansexual bear daddy (I’m 43). I often masturbate while looking at a slide show of erotic pictures on my computer. I have inserted erotic pictures of my self in the folder so they show up randomly while I’m engaged in self-pleasure. Sort of Pavlovian, now that I think of it (I think Pavlov, I always get Operant and Classical Conditioning mixed up!) Anyway, that’s easy enough for someone who is so inclined to masturbate in this way. I will add that using a tantric technique combining breathing with kegeling and relaxation to move the sensation (energy) from my prostate throughout my body enhances and “anchors” the experience.

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    Dear Sandra,

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    Hey Sandra! In your most recent podcast, you guys are talking about a BDSM play space, but refer to it as a sex club; I think there’s a distinction between the two (to me, a sex club is a swinger’s club, or a space where people specifically go to have sex, not to engage in kinky play, which isn’t necessarily sexual). I used to work in a dungeon and wanted to bring this point up because I don’t want listeners to conflate kink and swinging, as people often do. Thanks!

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    I would like to thank you and for your podcast because I asked out one of my friends and this was my first time asking a girl out ( i am also a girl) and thanks to your podcast i was able to very clearly state ” hey i am attracted to you in this way and i would like to do something with you not as friends but as a date” and she said yes and seemed very excited, skip to the end of the date, which was basically us walking around in a park holding hand and talking for 3 hours, we went to the subway to start heading home and at this point we were holding hands and i thought in my head ” ok i had a really good time is there anything else i want from this date ” and i realized that i wanted to kiss her so i took her other hand so that we’d be facing each other but then she sort of passed it off as a silly dance and let go of one of my hands so i asked her directly ” i really want to kiss you right now, do you want to do that?” and she sort of went “ehhhhh” and turned away form me and then i said ” that’s ok we don’t have to” we then get on the subway cart and seat down (everything before this was on the platform) and we were sort of seating there quietly and i realized that this date wasn’t necessarily the same thing to her as it was to me (it wasn’t just the kiss thing there where other signs) so i literally said this word for word ” i had a really good time but i don’t think that this meant the same thing to you as it did for me, i think we should just go back to being friends and i don’t want you to feel uncomfortable around me and i promise not to act in any way that does make you feel uncomfortable” and she was sort of nodding her head and saying ” yeah i think that’s good” and then i got off at my stop and went home. so what i want to thank you for is that i learned first how to act on and express my feelings and then later know how to handle the situation immediately instead of letting it fester and really realizing what i wanted and how to pay attention to what she wanted and to make sure i respected that so i wanted to thank you for giving me those skills and that self knowledge and even just what type of language i should use to express myself so again thank you so much and your podcast has really helped me

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  173. Casey April 25, 2014 at 4:08 pm #

    Hey Sandra! I’m in Idaho, I listen to your podcast everyday at work, and it makes the day go fast and lovely! I love your voice and the things you say. I appreciate your awareness of all sorts of sex oriented things, in return it makes me appreciate my lovely boyfriend even more. You have informed me constantly, so thankyou and go team fun!

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    Hey Sandra! I think it was in the #yesallwomen episode where you said that sometimes when men hit on you, it feels like being hunted (it sure does); I live in South Korea, and here, guys actually use the Korean/English slang 헌팅, or “hunting” when out looking for girls. What’s funny about this is that (at least in my experience) it doesn’t really describe trying to pick up women like you’d see in the States, which can get really aggressive really fast — it’s more just scoping out a scene and *maybe* getting up the courage to ask for a phone number!

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    Hey Sandra, I would like to suggest an idea for your next podcast. “Bringing Sexy Back Post-Pardum”. I just became a mommy… and I know that it takes a while to get back into groove of things in the bedroom because of hormones and what not, but this is more than that. In fact, it has nothing to do with wanting intimacy, it has to do with my game. I am not feeling sexy. I feel off! Clumsy almost. I would like to hear a show that talks about this, and what can be done to balance motherhood and being a woman. In Solidarity, Lovingmindinquires

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  200. Lost second-year June 25, 2014 at 6:52 am #

    Hello! Sandra, I want a career in the field of human sexuality and sex education but I am a little mystified and forlorn about how to get there. I am in my second year of university and I was hoping you could give me a little guidance about how to achieve my career goal? Education and experience-wise that is…. Well I have some experiance in human sexuality of course, tee hee….. but I mean educational experiances.

  201. infl8orama June 25, 2014 at 4:23 pm #

    As you say, Sandra, soooo many things!

    I’ve been binge-listening (well, if you count two as a binge).

    I did NOT expect to enjoy the watersports episode, but tuned in (is that even applicable anymore with podcasts? I guess I tuned my ears and brain in after I hit play, maybe) anyway because it was you, Ken Melvoin-Berg and Sunny Megatron. Gotta say watersports are still not my thing, but I did get a broader understanding of some of the things that people enjoy about it. I was a little curious why you didn’t correct your second guest (I count Ken and Sunny as one!) about the myth that urine is sterile. Ken rightly pointed out that it wasn’t and did a great job explaining his safety rules around it, and I am glad for that. Anything between consensual adults that can be done safely is cool by me.

    I also looooooved the phone sex episode, being no stranger to it. And yes, Ashley has a marvelous voice for phone sex. More importantly, I love her attitude, especially the application of improv. If she ever comes out of retirement, I’d love to phone her up sometime. What surprised me (but shouldn’t have, given the way business models work) is how much work she had to do drumming up traffic. I guess I just had this image of, well, Niteflirt and Backpages ads being the standard thing. That’s pretty much how I find my phone partners, because it lets me seek them out. (I am NOT a great fan of being trolled for paid phone sex in chat rooms. I know it’s a necessary evil, but still.)

    Also, Sandra, regarding the angry emails about your voice when you playfully drop into the sexy voice: I would not change a THING about your delivery. I love your sense of fun and, yes, the sexiness. The combination of those and the great information you provide are what make the show so wonderful to listen to. Thank you for doing this podcast!

  202. Andre D June 25, 2014 at 10:29 pm #

    hi, I love your show! It’s very informative! GREAT JOB! Can i make a quick suggestion for a show because i would love to hear what women have to say on this topic. Uncircumcised vs Circumscribed, love it? hate it? I know some girls love it some girls arent into it but never a clear answer why. Anyway. Thanks for doing a great job!

  203. CoRy W. June 26, 2014 at 11:57 pm #

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    Hey Sandra!
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    • Tyler July 16, 2014 at 7:05 pm #

      Yeah, I heard the Sex & Alcohol & Supreme Court podcast as well. The idea that contraceptives are completely blocked via an organization based on religious reasons isn’t the case at all. First of all, the health insurance of Hobby Lobby covers 16 types of contraception of a total of 20 different kinds. The only ones that their health insurance doesn’t cover is the four types of contraceptive that causes the fertilized egg (fetus) to self-abort and not attach to the uterus. To the Hobby Lobby organization, aborting a fetus is the same as murder (killing of innocent life). And ONLY these four types of aborto-facient contraceptives is what is in question. All other types of contraceptives (that allow for keeping fertilization of the egg from occuring) are already provided by the health insurance of Hobby Lobby. So, nothing is being denied. If they want to prevent pregnancy, that is covered. If they want to kill a pregnancy (abort the baby through drugs) .. that is something they won’t pay for with health insurance.

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    Kevin

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    Hey! Love your podcast. I’m listening to all of the episodes from the beginning again. okay, so I don’t know if it has changed over time, but Im transgender and it totally affects me as a sex nerd when people talk continuously about people with vaginas as females. It’s really distracting to me, upsetting, and I really encourage you to be more trans-inclusive with your podcasts. I’m sure that youve gotten better with this over time but going back to the very beginning is a little bit triggering for someone like me. I was just listening to a podcast way way way back called sex store warriors and someone was talking negatively about a sexual experience with a transwoman. I wasn’t very happy. Just a reminder to you

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