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Sex

  • Anita's clocked hundreds of hours in therapy, and she's a fan. But there's a part of the profession she hasn't tapped yet: sex therapy. This kind of counseling is designed to support couples — and individuals — through challenges with their bodies and in the bedroom. Some experts join her to share how it can help people reconnect, plus she tests a smartphone app that helps folks broach uncomfortable sexual conversations.
  • Anita remembers only a few things about her in-school sex education: humor-laden condom demos and pregnancy fear. It's safe to say, she had a lot to figure out on her own after class, and that's typical. Only half of U.S. students get info that meets national standards, so it's clear that something has gotta change! Two high schoolers share why they've taken it upon themselves to give their peers inclusive, shame-free sexuality education. Plus, an expert on college sex lives tells us how the sex ed we receive shapes our adult interactions. And we meet a sex therapist who details how she's talking to her kids without references to birds or bees.
  • Anita is confused about hook up culture. Is it a thing, and if so, who makes the rules? She talks to a recent college grad about her research on the sex lives of her peers, plus a therapist who shares her take on why it doesn't feel as liberating as we think it should. Then she dives into Celibacy TikTok — a space where Gen Zers are committing to being sex-free.
  • Anita now knows why sex scenes in some of her favorite recent TV shows look a whole lot more like real life: intimacy coordinators. Two of them join her to talk about their work choreographing intimacy and training everyone on set about how boundaries and structure makes things sexier and more fun.
  • Ever wondered how a sex scene gets made? It involves some choreography...and lots of communication and consent. And key players in making it all happen safely are intimacy coordinators.
  • When it comes to the stages of a sexual encounter, most of us are familiar with foreplay. But what about on the other end of intimacy? That's where aftercare comes in.
  • Four friends, big city, sex and relationships. It’s a familiar set-up for a TV show, but the new Starz series 'Run the World' puts a focus on contemporary Black female friendship, relationships and professional goals.
  • Sex toys have been around for centuries as a way for individuals and partnerships to explore and experience pleasure. The industry is still evolving to include more toys designed for a spectrum of gender identities and abilities.
  • Anita is admittedly anxious about aging and what she'll have to re-negotiate about her body and her relationships as she gets older. Wisdom wanted.
  • Anita loves podcasts, especially ones that make space for intimate, unexpected conversations.