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Pleasured: The Sex Talk That Wasn't

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Illustration of a femme-presenting person with medium-length wavy brown hair in lingerie and high heels looking at a laptop perched on a stool with speech bubbles coming out of it featuring symbols on gender and emojis for a peach, eggplant and sweat. Behind her is a mirror with the phrase "Am I normal?" written on it. Next to the mirror is a large teddy bear and a laundry basket. At the top of this image is the episode title: "Pleasured."
Charnel Hunter

Anita realizes she never got 'the sex talk' growing up. And even if she had, it probably wouldn't have gone like this.

Meet the guests:

  • Emily Nagoski, author and sex educator, introduces a new framework for thinking about sex and pleasure.
  • Carin Bondar, biologist and science communicator, talks about what humans can learn from understanding how sex works in the animal kingdom.
  • Anita's parents reflect on why they never gave her the sex talk and what they hope to do differently with their grandkids.

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Anita Rao is an award-winning journalist, host, creator, and executive editor of "Embodied," a weekly radio show and podcast about sex, relationships & health.