Let’s Talk About Sex Differently
One of our favorite ways to educate (or re-educate) ourselves about sex? Podcasts. We love listening to sexperts and sex educators break down our most burning questions about all things sex, pleasure, and intimacy.
While not a comprehensive list (add your favorites to the comment section ?), these are a few of our favorite sex podcasts for inclusive, courageous, and engaging conversations about everything from foreplay and intercourse to self-pleasure and common bedroom struggles. Give them a listen!
Are books more your thing? Here are our favorite books to help you reconnect with your body and sexual desires.
1. The Sexually Liberated Woman
This sex podcast is a haven for sexual healing and ultimate liberation. Hosted by Sex educator and sexuality doula? Ev’Yan Whitney, The Sexually Liberated Woman covers essential and often stigmatized topics, including gender, desire, consent, and pleasure. Episodes range in length from 20 to 60 minutes.
Reviews | “I often listen to podcasts to learn new things, but The Sexually Liberated Woman goes beyond education for me. Ev'Yan and her guests are healing me, helping me to write new, sex-positive and wonderfully affirming messages around sex…Also, Ev'Yan is wonderfully inclusive and social justice minded, and I love hearing her take on all kinds of issues.” - Alicia S, iTunes Review
2. Authentic Sex Podcast
Hosted by Tantra Practitioner and Australia’s leading sexologist Juliet Allen, the Authentic Sex Podcast expands on some of our favorite sex topics, including self-pleasure, tantric sex, and sex education. This podcast is bold, unapologetic, and candid about all-things sex and pleasure. Episodes average 30 to 40 minutes.
Reviews | “I am so glad I found Juliet’s podcast. It’s so smart and honest, and offers advice on anything you can think of—sex-related.” - Christina Z, iTunes Review
3. Where Should We Begin?
Is this audible original series, Esther Perel invites listeners into her office, where she helps couples navigate complicated relationships and sexual struggles. While not every episode of Where Should We Begin? deals with sexuality, we find this podcast helps us better understand and community with our partners—both in and out of the bedroom. Episodes average 45 to 60 minutes.
Reviews | “It’s fascinating and riveting to be a fly on the wall of these therapy sessions and get a glimpse into the private lives of others. I could listen to a thousand episodes of this podcast and never get bored.” - Debra, iTunes Review
The VagEsteem? podcast wants you to have more confidence in yourself, your body, and your vulva. Hosted by Vanessa Geffrard, a health and sex educator in Baltimore, Maryland, it’s been around since 2016 and covers everything from sex work and legislation to endometriosis and infertility. Episodes average 60 minutes.
Reviews | “I love this podcast. I recently started to Vagesteem and am hooked! This podcast is educational (medically accurate!) while being hilarious and real.” - Carlyn K, Facebook Review
5. The Dildorks
Award-winning journalist Kate Sloan and sex educator Bex Caputo met at sex blogger’s retreat in 2015. The self-proclaimed “brain twins, best friends, and sex nerds” decided to start a podcast together, and The Dildorks was born. Listen to this one for dorky discourse on all things sex—including BDSM, sexual aftercare, and kinks.
Reviews | “This podcast brings me so much joy. Bex and Kate are the smartest funniest people. I'm either learning new things from them or laughing with them or going YES ME TOO, or all 3 at once! It's great.” - Caitlin L, iTunes Review
6. Sex With Emily
With more than 300 episodes and 3.5k reviews, Sex With Emily is a favorite among podcast listeners. This series is hosted by author and sex therapist Dr. Emily Morse and includes an impressive guest lineup of doctors, therapists, and sexual wellness experts. You can also send your sex questions to Emily, which she answers during the show. Episodes average 50 minutes.
Reviews | “Emily, host of the Sex With Emily podcast, highlight all aspects of sex, relationships and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!” - Clarisse G, iTunes Review
7. Speaking Of Sex
Another podcast with more than 300+ episodes, Speaking of Sex from The Pleasure Mechanics (sexologists and life partners, Chris and Charlotte), this podcast is informative, straightforward, and perfect for learning about sex mechanics. No subject is off-limits or taboo, and this show answers reader questions as well. Episodes average 30 minutes.
Reviews | “The Pleasure Mechanics changed my life! I didn’t realize how much time I was spending in my head, spinning my wheels and stuck on shame and guilt. This course helped me to find relief and guided me through the journey to enjoy the sexual pleasures of life.” - Mark F, iTunes Review
8. Disability After Dark
Hosted by Disability Awareness Consultant Andrew Gurza, the Disability After Dark podcast airs real conversations about disability and sexuality. With almost 200 episodes at the time of writing, the show archive covers everything from accessible sex positions and beds to pop culture and inclusive language. We especially love the newly launched podcast within the podcast about Handi, a new sex toy putting pleasure within reach for people with hand limitations.
Reviews | “All of the work that Andrew does to normalize disability and sex is amazing and this podcast is no exception. Being disabled myself, it’s especially important to me to learn about others’ experiences. Disability After Dark is forever introducing me to new topics and breaking down biases that I don’t even know I hold. Would definitely recommend to a wide variety of people!” - Kylie S, iTunes Review
9. Turn Me On
Jeremie and Bryde are a married, polyamorous couple who love having conversations about what it means to be a sexual being in the world. With a candid and humor-filled approach, the hosts chat weekly (often with sex experts) about all things pleasure, intimacy, and sexuality. Turn Me On episodes average 60 to 90 minutes.
Reviews | “You two bring such a refreshing touch of love, the openness of relationships, the devoutness of a friendship and togetherness. the world needs more people like you two, to keep it real, and to open their eyes to intimacy, no matter where it comes from or how it comes into your life.” - Rosa C, iTunes Review