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A spicy blend of personal stories, in-depth reporting and inspiration! Journalist August McLaughlin explores sexual empowerment and pleasure, featuring a broad range of voices. Girl Boner Radio is LGBTQIA+ friendly and all genders are welcome!
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What others are saying…
“August McLaughlin combines reporting with first-person storytelling dedicated to sexual health and positivity… The podcast is what you’d hope talking about sex with a close group of female friends would be like — if everyone was completely open and honest about their experiences.” – Romper
“Girl Boner is a personal fav. August, who is also a former international model and eating disorder survivor, places the podcast’s emphasis on pleasure, self-embracement and leading full, aroused lives.” – Bellesa
“August is a gentle, compassionate and inquisitive journalist. She chooses engaging topics and invites knowledgeable guests. Her advice is based in science and empathy… ‘Girl Boner’ is the the ‘Fresh Air’ of sex and August is our Terry Gross.” – Apple Podcasts listener
Crossing the ‘Gasm Chasm + an Hour-Long O
Can orgasms make or break a relationship? Learning to make sex pleasurable (for her) helped save Susan Bratton’s marriage and sex life. A toxic relationship led Emmi Fortin to her lengthiest climax, and kept her stuck on a poor-fit partner. You’ll also learn ways to bridge an orgasm gap, tips for steamy sex without the heat from relationship rockiness, ways to expand sexual pleasure and more.
True Sex Stories from Romance Authors
Some spicy escapades are wilder than fiction! Have you ever had sex with a stranger, sex in a surprising place or and discovered a kink in public? Romance authors Karina Kennedy, Nana Malone and Sky Warren have, respectively. Hear about their experiences, some related advice and what to expect from their steamy books.
Opening a Relationship, Claiming Self-Worth: Emily Gindlesparger
Emily Gindlesparger was eight years into a relationship when her partner admitted having a crush on someone else. Her responsive tailspin of anxiety, jealousy and self-doubt led to curiosities about her own true desires and gradually stepping into them.
When Your Sexual Identity Changes: Gwendolyn and Amber
Gwendolyn J. Bean had only dated women when her dating desires shifted. Amber Cantorna grew up in a conservative Christian home then fell in love with her female college roommate. You’ll hear Gwendolyn and Amber’s coming out stories, their contrasting experiences regarding loved ones’ acceptance, advice for managing loneliness around your sexual orientation or desires, rewards of sexuality/self acceptance and more.
Discovering Erotic Possibilities, with Lucie Fielding
When Lucie Fielding was growing up, she didn’t have a word for queer, much less trans. While studying sexuality, they started to feel free to explore their gender in earnest, with empowering, pleasure-rich and life shifting results. Today, Lucie is a therapist and author of Trans Sex: Clinical Approaches to Trans Sexualities and Erotic Embodiments. And she has important advice for discovering more erotic possibilities in our lives.
Common Penis Problems: True Stories + Expert Insight
Bending, pain, erections that won’t appear or won’t let up. These common issues are also, thankfully, treatable. Learn about common penis problems and expert insight from urologist Dr. Lamia Gabal, as well as two true stories.
Sex When You Don’t Feel Like it, with Cyndi Darnell
Did you know that horniness is one of hundreds of reasons folks feel motivated to have sex? It’s not even the most common. Understanding your own desire and creating what sex and relationship therapist Cyndi Darnell calls your erotic template can help you cultivate an erotically charged sex life, whether you’re single or partnered. Learn about common libido myths, the difference between responsive and spontaneous desire, the role somatics can play in desire challenges and more.
What’s Your Erotic Blueprint? With Jessie Fresh
Jessie Fresh was in her early 20s when she realized that silence was her main sex educator. After a mid-coital wakeup call and two relationships—one with sexual chemistry, one with only emotional sparks—she sought ways to cultivate the richer relationships and sexual experiences she desired. Discovering the Erotic Blueprints changed everything for her.
Sex Questions with Comedians: Shawn Pelofsky and Vicki Barbolak
What changed sex for you for good? What’s your favorite sex story to tell? Or most embarrassing mishap? Comedians and hosts of Trailer Park Diaries, Vicki Barbolak (America’s Got Talent) and Shawn Pelofsky (The Comedy Store), join August to explore these questions and more—with the help of a popular sex toy and Esther Perel’s game, Where Should We Begin.
Becoming Unf*ck-with-able: Renée Schuls-Jacobson’s Story
After a difficult pregnancy, traumatic childbirth and near death experience, Renée Schuls-Jacobson endured “next level insomnia.” Little did she know the dark places her attempts to feel better would lead. For seven years she took medications as prescribed, not realizing the drug was intended for short-term use or that she’d grown dependent. Meanwhile, she tried to make her sexually disconnected marriage work.
“I’m a Warrior Now”: Tika Thornton’s Story
Tika Thorton grew up in Southeast Los Angeles, where she was swept into a world of sex trafficking and manipulation. Today she’s an advocate who helps fellow survivors and fights to end the human trafficking crisis. Hear Tika’s story, as well as insights for a listener who wanted to support his girlfriend as she manages her own sexual trauma. Watch Tika’s TEDx Talk!
Unforgettable Clitoris Stories + Pleasure Tips
August shares memorable clitoris stories from past interviews and episodes, featuring the voices and stories of Joan Price, Emma Arnold, Hida Viloria, Jean Franzblau and August herself. Dr. Megan Fleming shares her latest Pleasure Picks! Find a lightly edited transcript and additional streaming options here.
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 latest book, Shameless: A Sexual Reformation.
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Girl Boner Radio is edited and produced by August Mclaughlin.