Girl Boner Radio

Informações:

Synopsis

A spicy blend of personal stories, in-depth reporting and inspiration, Girl Boner is where good girls go for sexual empowerment. Health and sexuality writer August McLaughlin explores female sexual pleasure like no one else. Shes the fearless sister/girlfriend youve always wantedand she loves to talk sex! Girl Boner Radio is LGBTQIA-friendly and all genders are welcome. Inspired by August's award-winning blog: augustmclaughlin.com.

Episodes

  • Narcissistic Abuse Syndrome and Sex After Trauma with Dr. Kate Balestrieri

    Narcissistic Abuse Syndrome and Sex After Trauma with Dr. Kate Balestrieri

    07/04/2021 Duration: 34min

    Have you ever felt as though you’ve lost yourself or your confidence after a relationship? Or wondered how a romantic relationship that started out like a fairytale spiraled into lies, gaslighting and pain? If so, you may be one of the many people who’ve grappled with narcissistic abuse syndrome.    August has been there, as have numerous of her past guests. For this week’s episode, she explores the impact of narcissistic abuse with Dr. Kate Balestrieri, a sex therapist and psychologist who specializes in treating people on both sides of the equation.   A few things you’ll learn about in the episode:   What Kate learned about sex and sexuality growing up Common signs of narcissistic abuse syndrome How gaslighting can impact sex and intimacy Kate’s thoughts for a listener whose controlling ex restricted sex and affection Dr. Megan’s thoughts for a listener who’s haunted by her ex’s “porn addiction” How trauma can impact sex and pleasure Important truths about healing from trauma A few powerful things healing

  • Self-Love, The Bachelorette and Rising Action (aka Foreplay) with Mike Johnson

    Self-Love, The Bachelorette and Rising Action (aka Foreplay) with Mike Johnson

    31/03/2021 Duration: 36min

    Self-love plays an important role in everything from pleasure and intimacy to our everyday interactions. But how do you cultivate it, especially when things feel difficult?    In this Girl Boner Radio episode, Mike Johnson, author of Making the Love You Want, speaks about his childhood, how he’s cultivated self-love and the impact self-love has had on his life. He also answers Girl Boner listeners’ questions, reflects on how he was depicted on The Bachelorette, and shares his top tips for sexual empowerment!   A few things you’ll learn about in the episode:   Why Mike describes his mom as “a shining star of resiliency, determination and persistence;” Gender roles Mike feels we should do away with, including personal examples from his life; How Mike felt revealing the sexual assault he endured during childhood in Making the Love You Want; The difficult breakup that brought Mike lengthy grief and how he found healing; How he feels about how he was depicted on The Bachelorette; Mike’s answers to listeners’ ques

  • Casual Sex, Caring “Too Much” and STIs with Ella Dawson

    Casual Sex, Caring “Too Much” and STIs with Ella Dawson

    24/03/2021 Duration: 45min

    If you’ve ever had a one night stand and then felt like you shouldn’t talk about it, worried that you cared too much about sex outside of a relationship or acquired an STI from an abusive partner, you’re not alone. Ella Dawson experienced all of these issues and writes about them, both so she can process it all and to help others who relate.   A few things you’ll learn about in this episode:   Why Ella believes “casual sex” is a misnomer A few experiences from her life that illustrate major gaps in what we’re taught about physical intimacy outside of relationships The link between intimate partner abuse and STIs What you can get by joining Ella’s Patreon community! What to do when you start falling for your “friends with benefits” pal, with Dr. Megan Fleming   Join August on Patreon for GirlBoner extras: patreon.com/girlboner.    Join us on Instagram: @brosandprose  @GirlBonerMedia  @dr.megan.fleming    Girl Boner Radio is hosted and produced by August McLaughlin, with transcript support from KM Huber.  

  • Orgasm Problems, Female Desire and Sex Points with Dr. Bat Sheva Marcus

    Orgasm Problems, Female Desire and Sex Points with Dr. Bat Sheva Marcus

    17/03/2021 Duration: 34min

    Ever wondered why sex used to feel easy and pleasurable and gradually, or suddenly, that stopped? Or wished you could experience orgasms or great sex in the first place?    Dr. Bat Sheva Marcus, sex therapist and author of SEX POINTS, believes everyone who wishes to can have “rockin’ sex” and that all related challenges are surmountable. She spoke with August about her personal journey and lessons we can all learn from challenges she’s encountered in the lives of her clients, as well as her own.   A few things you’ll learn about in this episode:   Unforgettable sex-talk stories from Dr. Marcus’s childhood Why it’s important to consider sexual arousal, desire and functional challenges beyond the psychological Ways birth control can influence sexual desire and orgasms What many of us get wrong about fantasizing  The myth that women do better with monogamy than men Common factors that can lower what Dr. Marcus calls “sex points” What led her to “lose her orgasms” twice, and how she found her way back to that pl

  • Sexless Relationships + Age-Proofing Your Libido with Tracey Cox

    Sexless Relationships + Age-Proofing Your Libido with Tracey Cox

    10/03/2021 Duration: 29min

    Does great sex start at 50? It sure can, according to Tracey Cox, a renowned bestselling author and expert about sex and relationships.    A few things you’ll learn in this episode:   What leads to sexlessness in relationships When to accept or change that dynamic Myths about sexless marriages How to talk about low sexual desire or frequency, even if years have passed without sex The truth about “lesbian bed death” How to fuel female sexual desire The role body image can play in pleasure and desire How Tracey went from high to low libido, then to some of the best sex of her life Her top advice for anyone struggling in these areas What struck Tracey most while completing Great Sex Starts at Fifty Dr. Megan Fleming’s Pleasure Pick of the Month! And how you can enter a very special giveaway.   Join August on Patreon at patreon.com/girlboner.    IG: @GirlBonerMedia   @traceycoxsexauthor   @dr.megan.fleming   Girl Boner Radio is hosted and produced by August McLaughlin, with transcript support from KM Huber.  

  • Threesome Myths, Tips and Considerations with Stella Harris

    Threesome Myths, Tips and Considerations with Stella Harris

    03/03/2021 Duration: 39min

    Curious about threesomes? Or ways to make your next one better?    Stella Harris, a Certified Intimacy Educator, Sex Coach and author of The Ultimate Guide to Threesomes, is expert at ways to effectively become “a threesome person,” benefits of thoughtful threesomes and how to decide whether or not to bring this type of play into an existing relationship or your life in the first place.   A few things you’ll learn in the episode:   What many folks get wrong about threesomes Questions to consider before deciding on a threesome Why jealousy isn’t the worst thing (or unusual)  How intoxication can impact threesome play Ways to more comfortably ease into your first one Where to meet people for a threesome Dr. Megan Fleming’s thoughts for a listener who’s struggling after a threesome didn’t go as she had hoped   Register for Stella’s book launch party with SheBop here!   Check out the latest specials at The Pleasure Chest! Free, discreet shipping over $75.   Join August on Patreon at patreon.com/girlboner.   

  • 1st Orgasm Stories + 10 Types of ‘Gasms

    1st Orgasm Stories + 10 Types of ‘Gasms

    24/02/2021 Duration: 21min

    Have you ever wondered if you orgasm “weird?” August hears about that a lot. The truth is, there are many ways of experiencing orgasm and all of those Os are valid.   A few things you’ll learn about in this episode:   First orgasm stories of Lynn Anderton, Dr. Lanae St. John and Jayne Renault, all of which took them by surprise 7 types of “female orgasms,” including sleep-gasms, back-gasms, cervical orgasm and more What we tend to get wrong when talking about “clitoral” and “vaginal” orgasms 3 types of orgasm penis owners may experience Dr. Megan Fleming’s thoughts for a listener who wonders if using a vibrator consistently can make it difficult to climax without one   To support the show and get fun extras, join August on Patreon! patreon.com/girlboner.  

  • 4 Risky Relationship Myths with Dr. Gary Lewandowski

    4 Risky Relationship Myths with Dr. Gary Lewandowski

    17/02/2021 Duration: 28min

    Have you ever felt let down because your partner doesn’t meet your expectations? Or wondered if you’re having enough sex?    Dr. Gary Lewandowski, psychologist and author of Stronger Than You Think: The 10 Blind Spots That Undermine Your Relationship...and How to See Past Them, has been studying relationships for years through his Relationship Science Lab. He’s also been featured by The New York Times, NPR, The Atlantic and Cosmopolitan. His empowering TEDx Talk, “Break-Ups Don’t Have to Leave You Broken,” has been viewed nearly 2 million times.   Dr. Lewandowski joined August recently to explore several common relationship myths that can really cause problems, if you buy into them—which is easy to do! He also shared his own love story, including how he met his wife, some of the challenges they’ve faced and signs they’re on the right track.   A few things you’ll learn in the episode:   The difference a maximizer and a satisficer in terms of relationships, and which is a better aim Why a “sex challenge” isn

  • Sex Trends, Hot Toys and Spicing Up Scheduled Sex

    Sex Trends, Hot Toys and Spicing Up Scheduled Sex

    10/02/2021 Duration: 27min

    Have you felt a more or less sex-inclined lately? Or wished you could have more spicy fun and pleasure during these zany times? If your answers are yes or yes, this episode is for you.   A few things you’ll learn:   Ways the pandemic and social distancing are impacting sexuality, including thoughts from listeners Awesome sex toys for clitoris, penis and couple’s play How to set the stage for spicier scheduled sex A sensual way to spend Valentine’s Day at home Some of Dr. Megan Fleming’s top sex advice  More!   Check out Dr. Megan’s recommendations: greatlifegreatsex.com/resources Support Girl Boner Radio + get fun extras! patreon.com/girlboner

  • Talking to Strangers About Sex, with Julia Rothman and Shaina Feinberg

    Talking to Strangers About Sex, with Julia Rothman and Shaina Feinberg

    03/02/2021 Duration: 39min

    Have you ever wondered what it would be like to talk to strangers about their sexual experiences? Julia Rothman and Shaina Feinberg did just that, and more, for their new book, Every Body: An Honest and Open Look at Sex from Every Angle.    A few things you’ll hear in this episode:   An excerpt from August’s first time hitting the streets to ask people, “What’s a Girl Boner?” What Julia and Shaina recall learning about sex early on What struck them most about the books’ stories about masturbation, Shaina’s Betty Dodson interview, body acceptance and religion What takeaways they want you to embrace from their experience creating Every Body  What numerous listeners wish others knew about sex or their sexuality The role attention can play in arousal, pleasure and desire   Check out Sex Hacks with Kenneth Play and the replay Dr. Megan mentioned: greatlifegreatsex.com/sexhacks Join August on Patreon to support the show and get fun extras! patreon.com/girlboner Learn more: girlboner.org

  • Mismatched Libido, Matching Love: Two True Stories

    Mismatched Libido, Matching Love: Two True Stories

    27/01/2021 Duration: 53min

    S and C are scientists and foodies who share a deep love. One thing they don’t share is an equal desire for sex. While S is pretty much always “ready to go,” her partner C desires sex less often. And when he does desire it, his wants aren’t always those that S can fulfill.    Shan is a virtual assistant and mother of two homeschooled teens who consistently desired sex less often than her beloved late husband, Jim. Navigating these differences well came in waves, she said, as they learned what did and didn’t help over the years.   For this Girl Boner Radio episode, August spoke with S and C and with Shan about their journeys and ways to manage mismatched libido in a loving relationship.   Content note: This episode includes mentions of abuse, miscarriage and death. Correction: Shan is a "widowed mother of two teens who never went to school," meaning she homeschools them. Shan did go to traditional school. Find Valentine’s Day gifts for you or a parter at The Pleasure Chest!   Save 25% on Dr. Megan’s Rekindle

  • 7 Sex Habits to Leave Behind

    7 Sex Habits to Leave Behind

    19/01/2021 Duration: 18min

    Have you sent intentions for 2021? How about sexual intentions? As we make our way into a new year and reflect on what hasn’t worked so well in the past, we shan't forget our sex lives!   A few things you’ll learn about in this episode:   A common lube mistake to avoid A type of harmful self-talk that’s super easy to fall into What to do when you feel uncomfortable during sex Which fantasies to speak up about (and ways to do so) Ways to feel more sex-inclined, if or when you wish to More!   Check out the Sexy Self-Care collection at The Pleasure Chest!   Save 25% on Dr. Megan’s Rekindle Desire program!   Support the show and get fun extras: patreon.com/girlboner   Brought to you a day early, in light of Inauguration Day on 1/20! Produced and edited by August McLaughlin  

  • Sex-Positive Parenting, Fetish Play and Sexual Liberation with Jet Setting Jasmine

    Sex-Positive Parenting, Fetish Play and Sexual Liberation with Jet Setting Jasmine

    13/01/2021 Duration: 42min

    Sex-Positive Parenting, Fetish Play and Sexual Liberation with Jet Setting Jasmine   As a trauma-informed clinical therapist, sex worker, parent of three and woman of color, Jet Setting Jasmine knows a great deal about these topics, from personal and professional experience.    A few things you’ll learn in this episode:   What Jasmine learned about sex early on and ways she challenged the negative messages early on Benefits of sex-positive parenting and ways implement it How kink and fetish play can support healing from trauma What the hashtag #pornandparenting is all about Ways racism and racist stereotypes harm folks in the BIPOC community Jasmine’s top advice for sexual liberation Dr. Megan’s thoughts for a listener who wonders what to do when a couple is compatible in every way, except sexually   Support the show and get fun extras! patreon.com/girlboner   Download a free gift from Dr. Megan Fleming: greatlifegreatsex.com Produced and edited by August McLaughlin  

  • Cock Rings and Simultaneous Orgasms

    Cock Rings and Simultaneous Orgasms

    06/01/2021 Duration: 19min

    Ever considered putting a ring on it? On a penis, that is... Or wondered about reaching climax in "perfect time" with a partner? (Hint: simultaneous Os are pretty rare, but that doesn't mean you can't invite or embrace them.) A few things you’ll learn in this episode:   Sexual trends during the pandemic A bit of cock ring history The best cock rings for beginners How cock rings can help in the erection + pleasure departments Facts about simultaneous orgasms August and Dr. Megan's tips for a listener who wants to experience simultaneous orgasms with her husband The role edging, aka orgasm control, can play   Peruse popular cock rings at The Pleasure Chest! Join August on Patreon + get your handy cock ring guide! patreon.com/girlboner Sign up for occasional Girl Boner updates by email: girlboner.org Learn more from Dr. Megan Fleming: greatlifegreatsex.com Produced and edited by August McLaughlin  

  • “OMG” Dating Stories, Holiday Edition!

    “OMG” Dating Stories, Holiday Edition!

    16/12/2020 Duration: 35min

    They aren’t all holidays-themed, but some fun distraction may be just what 2020 ordered! August wraps up the Girl Boner Radio year by sharing the voices and stories of librarian Jess Witkins, publicist Will Armstrong, sex educator Angelique Luna and #open's Maile Manliguis. A few things you’ll hear about this episode:   Some intense improv (and okay, lies) that fueled romance Attraction that was finally acted on, after a date with someone else A play date that turned into a lengthy therapy session An odd kind of handsy-ness at the end of sex Wild animals on a wild night Why "green flags" are important in relationships How to navigate sexual dysfunction or low desire after an ex’s infidelity (and then some), with Dr. Megan A fun and spicy gift to consider for you and/or a partner   The show will return on January 6th. Wishing you meaningful holidays!   Shop holiday specials at The Pleasure Chest! thepleasurechest.com Get the replay of Kenneth Play’s top 3 sex hacks! greatlifegreatsex.com/sexhacks/ Edited and

  • Body Mapping, Pleasure and Touch Starvation

    Body Mapping, Pleasure and Touch Starvation

    09/12/2020 Duration: 29min

    Long-time sex therapist Tara Galeano, speaks about her a journey to rediscover her body after difficulties in her personal life and health served as a major wakeup call. She now approaches her life and her work very differently.  A few things you’ll learn in this episode: How Catholic messaging early on impacted Tara’s ideas about sex and marriage How she (and her body) responded to learning about her then husband’s deceptions Body mapping basics and how it plays out in group therapy How you can try body mapping at home Benefits of body mapping, from stronger intimacy to kinkier sex The basics of touch starvation (“skin hunger”) and 6 ways to manage it with Dr. Megan Fleming About Tara’s new book, Rediscovering My Body Join the Girl Boner Radio Patreon community! patreon.com/girlboner Join us on Instagram: @GirlBonerMedia Narrated and produced by August McLaughlin Transcript support from KM Huber

  • Sex Toys, Spicy Books and Your Fashion Identity

    Sex Toys, Spicy Books and Your Fashion Identity

    02/12/2020 Duration: 38min

    Thien-Kim Lam, founder of Bawdy Bookworms, and Nhakia Outland, founder of Prevention Meets Fashion, run sex-positive businesses that stem from personal experience, as well as passion for cultivating needed change.  A few things you'll hear in this episode: About Thien-Kim and Nhakia's sexual empowerment journeys Thien-Kim's top sex toy tip for newbies, plus pleasure advice for us all Nhakia's thoughts on fashion as a powerful form of self care, activism and personal identity Dr. Megan Fleming's thoughts for a listener who’s struggling with anxiety around anal sex and penis size Join the Girl Boner Radio Patreon community: patreon.com/girlboner Shop holiday specials at The Pleasure Chest! thepleasurechest.com Sign up for Sex Hacks with Kenneth Play, hosted by Dr. Megan: greatlifegreatsex.com/sexhacks/  Join us on Instagram: @GirlBonerMedia Edited and produced by August McLaughlin Transcript support from KM Huber

  • Mental Health, LGBTQIA+ and the Pandemic

    Mental Health, LGBTQIA+ and the Pandemic

    25/11/2020 Duration: 47min

    There are not easy times, especially for anyone who was struggling with mental health issues before the pandemic. Whatever you’re feeling is valid and all of us at Girl Boner Central hope this special pre-holiday episode brings you some comfort and light.    In this episode:   Ellen Kahn, Senior Director of Programs and Partnerships for the Human Rights Campaign, speaks about her background and work with the Human Rights Campaign, and ways COVID-19 is impacting the LGBTQIA+ community, especially trans and queer people of color.   Thomas Davis, Founder/Artistic Director & Project Lead for The Creative Remedy & Education Workshop, speaks about his personal journey, from growing up as one of the only Black kids in his school and learning perplexing information about sex and sexuality to realizing he was HIV positive and becoming an outspoken advocate. He shares how the pandemic has been impacting his own mental health, as well as what’s been helping.    Dr. Amelia Burke-Garcia, program area director a

  • Bipolar, Sexuality and Kissing Scenes!

    Bipolar, Sexuality and Kissing Scenes!

    18/11/2020 Duration: 40min

    Have you ever wondered what it’s like to live with bipolar disorder or wished that you didn’t feel alone in your mental health journey? Or wondered what it’s really like to make out with a fellow actor on camera? If so, pull up a chair! In addition to being an established actress, Alessandra Toressani speaks about her journey with bipolar publicly and advocates for mental health awareness on her podcast, Emotional Support. And she had so much wisdom to share for listeners.   A few things you’ll learn in this episode:   How bipolar presents in Alessandra and the surprising way she was diagnosed How bipolar has impacted her sex life and relationships Her thoughts on three listener questions on mental health, sex and dating How she feels about kissing and make out scenes Dr. Megan’s thoughts on the importance of explicit sex advice A spicy clitoral play activity for big time pleasure About a FREE upcoming workshop for more sex hacks, featuring Dr. Megan and Kenneth Play Alessandra Torresani on IG: @alessandra

  • Join the exclusive Girl Boner Radio community!

    Join the exclusive Girl Boner Radio community!

    15/11/2020 Duration: 04min

    August launched an exclusive Girl Boner community on Patreon! Learn more in this quickie announcement episode. Check out the reward and sign up here: http://patreon.com/girlboner

page 1 from 19