Is it normal to want to date without hook-ups? And what if you don’t even know who you want to date?
What happens when a girl grows up in purity culture and gets married to the first boy who pays attention to her, just so she can have sex?
Joy talks about taboo territory like incest porn, being HSV-2 positive, and trying out “water sports.”
Brenda grew up in a “sex silent” household and transitioned right into purity culture. For a naturally highly sexual person, this spelled dysfunction and disaster.
Caz is a non-binary disability advocate kink-loving trauma survivor who left live sex shows for the dating apps.
Tori grew up in purity culture, learning what she didn’t want: a life with more shame than sex, and strict gender roles.
Tammy shares how American Jewish culture shaped her expectations and led her into situations that were unhealthy and even dangerous.
Episode 100! Ar Blia has been untangling early experiences of trauma, cultural beliefs, and confusing desires so she can explore her own pleasure.
Chandra grew up in the 7th Day Adventist church, which she says neither acknowledges nor teaches that consent exists for women.
Natalie talks about how binge and purge eating behaviors have affected her experience of sex and her body. She also traded sex for lodging when she didn’t have steady housing.