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A spicy blend of personal stories, in-depth reporting and inspiration! Health and sexuality writer August McLaughlin explores sexual empowerment like no one else. She’s the fearless sister/girlfriend you’ve always wanted and she wants you to feel inspired and well-equipped to arouse your life, in and outside of the bedroom. Girl Boner Radio is LGBTQIA+-friendly and all genders are welcome.
Girl Boner Radio is owned, operated and executively produced by August McLaughlin with technical producer and audio extraordinaire Makenzie Mizelle of Period Network. To inquire about sponsorship opportunities, apply to appear as a guest or submit a question for August and Dr. Megan Fleming, click here!
Girl Boner Journal with Queers Next Door
Turning points, self care, polyamory, body-confidence! Megan Ashley and Sex Coach Leigh of Queers Next Door join August to explore their sexual empowerment journeys, from Megan’s decision to pursue sex work full time to Leigh’s experience with PMDD. The interview streamed live on Facebook (@MyGirlBoner) in May. Dr. Megan Fleming weighs in on jealousy.
“She-jaculation,” sweating during sex, approaching sensitive topics and more! Pallavi Gunalan joins August to discuss sexual science facts, dos and don’t for sex talk and her journey as a biomedical engineer and standup comedian. With Dr. Megan Fleming’s help, they weigh in for a listener whose friend’s husband tried to kiss her.
An Orgasm MRI, Girl Boners and Solo Play
Orgasms, masturbation, self-love! In this special bonus episode recorded live at a Skirt Club event, August reads from Girl Boner. Then sex therapist Dr. Shannon Chavez interviews her about Girl Boners, sexual empowerment, her first solo play experience, sex tips and journaling for sexual self-discovery.
Body-love, Polyamory and Sex-Positivity
Spicy photoshoots, polyamory, kink for self-discovery! Author Beverly Diehl joins August to explore her breast cancer diagnosis, a daring boudoir photoshoot, being polyamorous and kinky, herpes stigma, oral sex, consent and sex-positivity. With Dr. Megan Fleming’s help, they weigh in for a listener whose poly-identifying partner is choosing monogamy for her sake.
Comedy, Purpose and “Never Have I Ever,” Girl Boner-style!
Comedian Von Decarlo joins August to chat about her personal journey, what she loves most about stand-up and how to really know your purpose. They also play a spicy, Girl Boner-style round of “Never Have I Ever.” Play along as they cover everything from researching exes on social media to dating adventures, period sex, sex toys and squirting. If you’re in the NYC area, check out Coach Von’s Corner live at Sid’s Gold Room starting Wednesday, May 22nd!
Coming Out LGBTQ When You’re Christian
Amber Cantorna, author of Unashamed: A Coming-Out Guide for LGBTQ Christians, joins August to explore her journey coming out as gay to her conservative Christian family— including her father, a Focus on the Family executive. Amber also shares thoughts on when to come out as LGBTQIA+, ways to do so safely, addressing internalized homophobia, moving past shame, embracing your faith and your identity simultaneously and more. Dr. Megan Fleming weighs in for a listener who has a mighty crush on her therapist.
Thriving After an Abusive Mixed Orientation Marriage
Aideen T. Finnola grew up in a religious cult, then spent two decades married to a closeted and abusive gay man. She’s now an “unapologetic and empowered survivor,” a Martha Beck-certified life coach and author of the memoir, My Exquisite Purple Life. She chats with August about her healing journey, her mixed orientation marriage, ways purity culture impacts female sexuality, healing benefits of masturbation, “straight spouse” support, and more. August weighs in on sleep-gasms then discusses persistent genital arousal disorder (aka PGAD) and pleasure when you have a chronic pain condition with Dr. Megan Fleming.
Clitoris Facts and Tips
In this Girl Boner quickie, August debunks common myths about the clitoris and shares a few sexual pleasure tips, including ways to tantalize the inner-clit and a sex position that makes orgasm during penis-in-vagina sex more likely. Learn more in August’s Girl Boner books.
Painful Sex and Peyronie’s Disease
Don Cummings, author of the memoir Bent But Not Broken, joins August to discuss Peyronie’s disease, a common condition that causes bent and painful erections. They discuss Don’s own experience, including his treatment involving injections and the Andropenis (aka penis stretcher), and the impact the condition has had on his psyche and relationship. Dr. Megan Fleming weighs in for a listener who has interstitial cystitis and would like to feel less anxiety and more desire around sex.
Sex with a Sociopath: 5 Signs
In this Girl Boner Quickie episode, August shares five sexual signs that your partner may be on the sociopath or narcissist spectrum. Learn more by streaming the full episode she pulled quotes from here.
In “Love” with a Sociopath
In this 10-minute Girl Boner Quickie, August shares a story she wrote about her experience with emotional abuse while dating someone on the sociopath spectrum. To read this content and find links to the Dating a Sociopath podcast series, click here.
Portland’s Women-Run Sex Dungeon
In this Girl Boner Quickie episode, Mona Darling takes August and Girl Boner listeners on a quickie tour of Sub Rosa, Oregon’s only female-run fetish space, which offers kink education, BDSM coaching, sexual empowerment retreats, boudoir photography, intimate play parties, and more.
Shameless Sex and Spirituality
What does chocolate cake have to do with porn consumption? Is the clitoris in the Bible? Can you embrace Christian faith and sex-positivity at the same time? Bestselling author Nadia Bolz-Weber and actress Amy Brenneman join August to explore healing from sexual shame, talking to kids about sex, positive versus negative first sexual experiences and Nadia’s groundbreaking new book, Shameless: A Sexual Reformation.
Blended Orgasms and a Sex Toy Making Waves
Lora Dicarlo won the CES Innovation Award for Osé, a hands-free sex toy for vulva owners that stimulates the clitoris and G-spot at the same time. But then, the award was rescinded. August interviews the company’s CEO, Lora Haddock, and its marketing director, Sarah Brown, about the toy, blended orgasms and their desire to raise awareness around gender bias in tech. The pair also wants to encourage people who long for something that doesn’t exist to take the leap and create it.
250 Girl Boners, Oh My!
August looks back on memorable moments from five years and 250 episodes of Girl Boner Radio. This extra special episode features unique sex ed stories, female sexual arousal and squirting 101, inspiring interview excerpts, a creepy in-studio happening, tips for inviting more pleasurable sex and more.
Sex in the Media and Altered States of BDSM
Isabelle Kohn, a journalist, educator, and consultant who works at a sex store, joins August to explore media portrayals of sexuality, ways BDSM transports people “into a flow” and more. With Dr. Megan Fleming’s help, they weigh in for a listener who’s frustrated that women express interest in dating him then don’t follow through.
Healing From Childhood Abuse
August is joined by her mom, Caroline, who shares about her upbringing in India, the sexual abuse she endured and how she found healing after memories she had repressed surfaced. Caroline literally wove her life back together, finding healing through art, and wants people to know how important it is to believe survivors. Dr. Megan Fleming weighs in for a listener who received an apology note from someone who assaulted her.
Sex Toys, Self-Care and Prioritizing Intimacy
CalExotics’ resident sexologist Dr. Jill McDevitt joins August to talk about giving sex toys as gifts, including when doing so is appropriate and hot new picks when it is. She also shares tips for prioritizing sexual intimacy and self-care during the holidays and other hectic times
Sex Therapy, Minor Attraction, Polyamory
Nicoletta Heidegger, a registered Marriage and Family Therapy Associate and co-host of Sluts and Scholars, joins August to discuss her work and minor attraction (when a person is sexually attracted to children). How is it different from pedophilia? Are healing, management and preventing harm to kids possible? With the help of Dr. Megan Fleming, they weigh in for a listener whose wife of eight years recently revealed that she’s polyamorous and in love with a coworker.
Sketchy vs. Empowering Dating Advice
Pickup artistry gets a bad rap, but are some PUAs decent guys? August chats with Drew Schroeder, a pickup artist who goes against the industry grain. Then Sexual Intuitive® Susanna Brisk joins August to explore the whys behind incels, dating dos and don’ts and the worst dating advice listeners have ever heard.
Better Sex + Emotional Triggers
Hungry for hotter sex? The secret may have little to do with actual sex. Kait Scalisi, MPH of PassionbyKait.com joins August to explore contextual keys to better sex, coping with emotional triggers, potential perks of anal play, sexy gifts and more! Dr. Megan Fleming replies to a listener whose partner’s BDSM style reminds her of her abusive ex, triggering embodied trauma.
Sex Robots + Virtual Reality
VR webcam girl, activist and entrepreneur Ela Darling joins August for a chat about sex and VR! What are the potential pros and cons? And can sex robots replace humans in the bedroom? Dr. Megan Fleming weighs in for a listener who made a sex tape with her boyfriend and has been judging herself harshly ever since.
Sexy Games + Swinger Fantasies
Sexy party games, swinger cruises and more! August is joined by noted sex columnist and host of Between the Sheets, Lora Somoza, to play The F’ing Truth, a spicy, inclusive card game for “anyone who fs.” Dr. Megan Fleming and Carol and David of The Sexy Lifestyle weigh in for a listener who wants to take her husband on a swinging cruise but feels intimidated. How can they dip in? Also, how crazy are the Girl Boner connections in the latest Grey’s Anatomy episode?
Curvy Body Sex + Sexual Self-inquiry
Sex positions, vibrators and mindfulness! Elle Chase and Cyndi Darnell join August McLaughlin for a chat on body acceptance, maximizing pleasure, ways to be more present during sex and navigating libido differences. Also, can intentionally slowing arousal down while using sex toys bring Girl Boner perks?
Surviving Sex Trafficking in the U.S.
Survivor, TEDx speaker and crisis response case worker Tika Thornton joins August to explore her personal experience being sex-trafficked in LA, how she found healing and what we should all know about the trafficking crisis locally and abroad. Dr. Megan Fleming weighs in for a listener on mutual masturbation and related erectile dysfunction when intercourse is triggering for his partner due to sexual abuse.
Girl Boner Beginnings
August shares the personal story that inspired her titillating series and outreach and asks folks on the street: “What is a Girl Boner?” See a video version of the episode here.
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