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This podcast and community create a safe space for women to find support, inspiration, and tools to uncover more joy and fulfillment in sex. Everyday women share stories, successes, and struggles, and experts give insights, address relationship/sexual challenges, and teach practical tools to help you embrace your sexuality. Join Ariel Finlinson as we talk about influences such as connection, culture, body image, religion, and anatomy. Together, let’s create a world where women’s sexuality is ...
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When Alicia Davon went upstairs with her now husband, six months into their relationship, she knew they’d have a great time. But she didn’t expect the his and hers spiritual experience that unfolded. Magda Kay was part of a conscious community (one she’d later recognize as a cult) when two transcendent sexual experiences blew her mind. Hear their t…
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Carol Queen, Phd, was like the Nancy Drew of sex early on, exploring her way to answers through years of trial and error. Her curiosities and exploration led to extraordinary experiences, including self-pleasuring on stage before 4,000 people. And she wants everyone to know the importance of living in our beautiful bodies with integrity. Get The Se…
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Don’t pause joy for your next getaway. Start loving the life you’re in. Connection and fun can be found right where you’re sitting. In this episode, Melissa Havertz gives real tips to discover joy in the little moments of life and how to use them for greater connection with the ones that matter most. 💜 Learn more from Melissa at her upcoming worksh…
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Discovering squirting, a misplaced squirt, a misplaced condom and some trippy mind games… This “OMG” round of Girl Boner sex and relationship stories features: Lala, of Lala’s Bedtime Tales Nicoletta Heidegger, LMFT, of Sluts and Scholars Makenzie Mizell, media producer Carly, of Aurore And August Check out Afternoon Delight: https://nazanin-moali.…
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If you are out of practice in making love with your partner, it might feel awkward or even intimidating. But connecting with your partner on a regular basis will help your intimacy thrive. If you are out of the rhythm of sex, it's time to try again! In this episode, Ariel shares her own story of what it can feel like to be out of practice and why i…
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Jean Franzblau was enjoying a loving relationship and her intimacy and platonic touch-based career when she noticed a dramatic change in her libido. Where had her robust desire gone? Her journey to finding the answers – and solutions – took her to surprising places. Learn more about Jean and My Mother Doesn’t Know I’m Kinky: mymotherdoesntknow.com …
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Tammy Hill joins Ariel to cover what you can expect in your sex life throughout your lifespan. From newlywed to empty nester, Tammy shares what she has seen in each stage and tips on how to help your intimacy thrive — no matter the season you’re in! 🌟 Use code TALKINGLOVE for 10% off Mentionables Lingerie 💜Find Tammy @tammy_hill_lmft and her websit…
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Carly Pifer’s creative field research about sex and dating surprised her by becoming super sizzling for herself. Her intimate interviews overseas led to steamy romps, including sex with two very different Frenchmen in one day. Once Carly’s study was over, current events prompted her to want to celebrate positive sexual experiences. She’s been on a …
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On social media, pregnancy can look like all rainbows and sunshine. But this isn’t always the case! If you feel like a train wreck while carrying a little one, you aren’t alone. Carlie and Ariel share what pregnancies can look like (without the glowing filters), and how to get through when it’s the hardest thing in the world. ☀️Need a joy boost in …
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Dr. Talal Alsaleem is an award-winning infidelity recovery expert who’s on a mission to teach clients and counselors how to use the trauma of affairs to establish, rediscover and maintain healthy relationships. In this bonus for Jennifer’s story (parts one and two), August talks to Dr. Talal. You’ll hear his thoughts about working with Jennifer and…
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You’ve probably heard plenty of spicy ideas to initiate sex, but in this episode I’m going to give you the bread and butter of making initiating sex work for your relationship like it never has before! ☀️ Want more? Download my free guide: Top 10 Things to Ask Your Spouse About Sex Join the conversation @ladies.talkinglove on Instagram or visit lad…
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Continuing Jennifer’s story from the last Girl Boner Radio episode, you’ll hear how Adam reacted when she returned from her intensive therapy program, what happened in their relationship post infidelity and how they’ve both found healing. This episode touches on childhood trauma and abuse. Please take care while listening. ACE childhood trauma quiz…
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Stop believing your pleasure is not a priority! Dr. Lindsey Brooks joins this episode and teaches about breaking down barriers to a better sex life with your partner. Through society, there can be beliefs we carry with us that hold us back from understanding pleasure and allowing it to flourish in our lives. Dr. Brooks will open up your understandi…
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Jennifer had built a successful career and a happy family life when she became deeply involved in infidelity. While the first affair ended rather quickly, the second led down a path she couldn’t have imagined. This episode touches on childhood trauma, abuse and cheating. Please take care while listening. ACE childhood trauma quiz Explore the latest…
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The overwhelm of housework seems never ending. While it should be shared between spouses, it can feel tricky to ask for support in tackling these tasks. Dr. Dave Schramm talks about how to troubleshoot the balancing act of housework. He teaches the key to better discussions when emotions are high and how to get on the same page with your partner. 🌟…
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What “kind of woman” gets into threesomes and gang bangs? Do “good girls” even grow up to enjoy sex? These questions once lived in Casey Donatello’s mind. Little could she have imagined she'd one day delve into the swinger's community and hotwifing. Today the sex-positivity advocate is passionate about play she once considered taboo and "dirty." Ca…
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Laura and Sharon share stories of infertility from two different perspectives. This intimate conversation will shed light on a difficult challenge and what these women have learned in the process. 🎗️Learn more about endometriosis here 💜 Checkout “Staying Connected Through Infertility” episode here Join the conversation @ladies.talkinglove on Instag…
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Pamela Madsen was a happily married mother of two with a successful career when she felt drawn to an erotic experience that made her jaw (and clothes) drop. The experience launched a life-changing journey of sexual exploration that continues today — her “nutrition,” as she calls it. Some of the topics you’ll hear about: Sexological bodywork and mas…
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As women, we desire to make our relationships deep and fulfilling. We sacrifice ourselves as we try live up to all the ‘shoulds’ and ‘should-nots’ that make a “good” wife and mother. But living this way makes it almost impossible to create the authentic relationships we desire. Dr. Amber Price joins us for another episode to dig into her research a…
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Lala didn’t realize she could experience one orgasm, much less multiple, until she had the “best sex [of her] life” with her now husband – so why aren't serial Os her favorite? Lora found her way to multiple Os using one of the most popular sex toys among women. (The same didn't work for August...) And Yuval and Court are proof that O after O isn’t…
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In this special Valentines episode, Ariel shares a quick win you can take on today to add a little more joy to your relationship. I caught one of Kyle’s bids for connection on video here 🌟 💜 Missed my live FREE masterclass? There’s still time to sign up for my signature course: FROM PRESSURE TO PASSION, but only until 4 PM (MST). Learn more here! J…
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For years, Leah Carey felt equal parts shut down and obsessed re: sex. Meanwhile, she chose terrible partners. Then in her 40s, during her final session with a therapist, she revealed a long held sexual secret. Leah’s admission marked the start of what would become an across-the-country sexual awakening adventure. She eventually landed on desires t…
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It’s time we stop accepting peeing our pants or painful sex as the 'norm' after baby. Enter pelvic floor therapy. BreeAnn Allred, an experienced pelvic floor physical therapist of 17 years and mother of 4, talks about the ins and outs of pelvic floor PT. Learn what can be treated with pelvic floor therapy, what an appointment might look like, and h…
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If you have ever felt touched out, this episode is for you! Get inspired to find ways to connect in meaningful ways despite sometimes feeling touched out from your kids. 💜 Sign up here for my *Free Masterclass* From Touched Out To Turned On before it closes! 💜 Dr. Morgan Cutlip’s recent reel “What if you treated your kids like you treat yourself?” …
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EF Dodd dated a guy from a distance in pre-FaceTime days. Jenay had a relationship that started in Idaho and ended with him overseas. And both women found ways to keep things spicy, challenges and all. (And yes, dirty talk played an important role!) This episode also features Dr. Megan Fleming’s thoughts for a listener who feels uncomfortable, yet …
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Parenting on a sex podcast? You bet! When it comes to our satisfaction in sexual relationships, there can be so many things that affect how we show up. Parenting is one of them. In this episode, Ralphie Jacobs, exceptional parenting educator and passionate advocate for strong families, teaches about setting boundaries with our children. You’ll lear…
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You are capable of immense sexual pleasure and deep connection. When this isn’t happening in your sex life, it can fill you up with all sorts of negative feelings towards your partner and any sexual encounter you two might share. It doesn’t have to be this way. In this episode, Ariel shares 4 things that could be keeping you from the fulfillment yo…
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Women’s sexuality educator Jordan D'Nelle went from not realizing orgasms were a thing or possible with a partner to finding orgasmic bliss in incredible ways and places. Her steamiest experiences taught her a ton about sex, pleasure and her body – lessons she pays forward. Learn more from Jordan: https://jordandnelle.com Register for Afternoon Del…
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In this episode, Dr. Julie Hanks delves into the meaning of invisible labor. She uses her almost 30 years of experience empowering women to tackle the invisible load many of us silently carry; with the goal of helping us create partnership marriages. Listen in, as we discuss what invisible labor is, how it can strain relationships and how to unpack…
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The battle for positive body image can feel like an impossible dream. Our dislike for our body may seem like a truth that the universe can’t change. This negative focus on our bodies can steal so much of our lives without us even realizing it. Erin Palmer brings her passion and insight to this episode as she expounds upon ways we can obtain body pe…
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Can an orgasm change your life? Is it ever too late to invite a sexual awakening? As a special wrap up to the year, August shares a conversation she had with colleague and friend, Lynn Brown Rosenberg, at the Residence 11 Desire Summit in Los Angeles. Register for Afternoon Delight (with early bird pricing) here! Order Lynn's memoir, My Sexual Awak…
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Intimacy coach Lee Noto didn’t realize she’d been longing for surrender until a crush turned into far more. Author Liz Asch fell away from her queer expression, then gradually reclaimed it. And that growth led to more than squirting. Yes, this week’s Girl Boner replay is a juicy one… You’ll also hear about Afternoon Delight – a live, interactive po…
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Cameron Staley (a clinical psychologist, Tedx speaker and program developer) reframes our understanding of pornography use from addiction to a coping mechanism. Even if you don’t have a direct connection to pornography use, you most likely have unhealthy ways of coping when things get tough. You’ll go away feeling empowered to lean into discomfort …
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The holiday season can be a difficult time to stay connected to our spouse, especially as we balance the demands of the season. In this episode, Ariel shares a quick formula to stay connected and bring more joy during the holidays. Get my FREE downloads by sending me the DM “BLUEPRINT” on Instagram @ladies.talkinglove or by clicking on one of the f…
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When Jennifer Silva Redmond asked her fiancé, Russel, “What would you do if you could do anything?,” his response and the decision that followed changed the course of their lives. Since then, she’s learned a great deal about intimacy, sex, her body and herself while living and loving at sea. You’ll also learn: How Jennifer’s hippy-like upbringing m…
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Partnership: a relationship of equals. This is something we all want in our marriage, but it can be surprisingly difficult to put into practice. Cultural conditioning and personal weaknesses can get in the way of living that partnership dream. Aubrey and Tim Chaves, hosts of the Faith Matters Podcast, join me in this episode to share their journey …
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Jenay Leger and Court Vox have had different sexual self-discovery journeys with powerful common threads — including an illuminating ho-phase. Learn what their spicy escapades revealed about their desires and kinks, plus tips for making the most of your own sexual exploration. You'll also learn a simple way to play with power dynamics in a relation…
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Teaching kids sexual values and beliefs can be challenging when you’ve got your own baggage! Dr. Camden Morgante is back to help us know how to talk about sexual purity with our kids, while leaving out negative messages from purity culture. Listen in for practical tips on giving our kids a reason to stay sexually pure without the baggage! Get my FR…
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Yuval Mann is an erotic intelligence mentor who helps people use their sexual expression as “a vehicle of individual and collective evolution.” Early on, though, he was barely allowed to interact with girls, much less embrace his sexual desires. His journey from the Israeli army to the global fetish and kink scene taught him about pleasure, intimac…
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Is spontaneous sexual desire the norm? Dr. Bat Sheva Marcus, internationally recognized sex therapist and author, teaches us about a new way to understand our sexual response … Spoiler, it doesn’t start with desire! Join us as we break down a new understanding of the sexual response cycle and why that’s important in your sex life today. Find Dr. Ba…
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Long before Dr. Joy became a groundbreaking relationship expert, she gleaned harmful messages about sëxuality. Her journey into ethical non-monogamy and polyamory shed light on important truths, while invited lesson-rich challenges and benefits she continues to cherish. Today Joy helps others cultivate authentic, pleasure-rich lives and relationshi…
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Treva Brandon Scharf was in her early 40s when she set her sights on becoming a single mother. Little could she have anticipated what would unfold in her fertility journey, from spicy escapades to frustrating challenges – much less the major love life shift that would follow. After CK Love learned of a partner’s betrayal, she set out on a journey t…
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Alana McKenzie Page was stunned when a surprise, supposed-to-be-sexy date turned out to be...very much not. Krystal Casey realized that the very thing she strove to protect her kids had entered her home. Both women found their way from blindsiding challenges to immense pleasure and fulfillment – in and outside of the bedroom. This episode touches o…
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Mariah Freya grew up feeling pretty comfortable about bodies. Then her teens brought rockiness that stood in the way of her sexual empowerment. After years of off-and-on low libido in adulthood, she encountered a workshop that changed…everything. Mariah's sexual awakening set her on a path of spicy exploration and eventually to co-founding Beducate…
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Arielle Greenberg realized very early on that her sexuality didn’t match up with the masses. Her story sheds light on what it means to be a fetishist, the erotic potential of roleplaying, what a “stability fetish” involves, myths about kinky folks and more! You’ll also hear about Arielle’s new book, Superfreaks: Kink Pleasure and The Pursuit of Hap…
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A seemingly perfect date gone very wrong, powerful sex that involved no nakedness or penetration and a listener question on hands-free orgasms! A few things you’ll learn about in the episode: Why we need to take care of ourselves after breakups The importance of feeling, rather than ignoring, our feelings The importance of feeling in your body, aka…
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Imagine being raised by a father who was nicknamed the “king of porn.” Now imagine that it's the 1970s, and your dad attracts attention from the FBI because of his renowned and very spicy filmmaking. Perhaps too much for many of us to imagine… But for Gerard Damiano Jr., it’s a walk down memory lane. Gerard Damiano Sr’s film, Deep Throat, is the mo…
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Joe was in his mid-30s when he had sex for the first time, while working through his fears with a surrogate partner. That healing work opened the door to not only sexual pleasure and romance, but to surprising benefits throughout his life. This episode touches on eating disorders. Please take care while listening. Interested in appearing in Joe's u…
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What if you’re not sure what gender identity or label suits you? Or you’re cisgender want to date someone who’s trans or nonbinary? How can cisgender folks become better allies? In this bonus episode, you’ll hear August's conversation with Rae McDaniel, sex therapist, speaker, DEI consultant and author of Gender Magic: Live Shamelessly, Reclaim You…
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Author Elisa Magagna (E.C. Stilson) was once exorcised for having premarital sex, admid a spree of harmful messages. Since then, she’s learned to embrace her sexuality and pleasure of many kinds – through a journey that’s involved time as a homeless street musician, having five kids, finding true love and, a most recently, navigating a terminal ill…
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