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548. Enthusiastic Sex and Podcasting (not at the same time) with Emily Nagoski

COME AS YOU ARE podcast logo with words in yellow against a pinkpurple and red background showing undergarments, lube, a vibrator, and some pillows and beddingEmily Nagoski has a new podcast, Come As You Are! If you’ve read her books, you know what this is about. We dive right into questions of consent and enthusiasm, the way the ace/aro community has developed conversations about sexuality within the field of sex education, and how the pandemic has affected sexuality. So much of her show and this conversation center on how to address sexual satisfaction in your own life.

We also talk about her next book, which is about how couples sustain sexual attraction over the long term.


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  1. Kareni says:

    Thank you, Sarah and Dr. Nagoski, for an informative session!

  2. Chris says:

    Fascinating episode – but as someone who had a pandemic baby and had so followed the trends for that – there actually WAS a small baby boom from the pandemic in the US. 2020 birth rates dropped, but that would be mostly conceived pre-pandemic and the drop was caused from travel bans limiting foreign women from coming into and giving birth in the US. 2021 into 2022 had an increase in birth rates, more than making up from the lower number of foreigners giving birth in the US. Professional women and first time moms were actually more likely to conceive during peak work from home pandemic times. Kinda interesting when you look at how it breaks down even further (race for example, it wasn’t a baby boom for Black families) to see what groups were more likely to have a baby and which were less likely during the pandemic.

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