The 8 Best Sex and Love Podcasts You Need to Be Listening to Now

Beth Stebner
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It seems that whenever my friends and I talk about podcasts, all I want to talk about is “Serial.” Yeah, it’s amazing, and Sarah Koenig is awesome and all that, and despite listening to the available episodes on repeat, I still can’t figure out Bowe Bergdahl’s motives. As much as I love the podcast, sometimes I just need someone else’s voice in my ear.

And since love seems to be in the air ahead of Valentine’s Day, I gave myself a mission—to hunt down the best love and sex podcasts that highlight all of the messy, wonderful things about being human and sexuality.  Below, eight podcasts that are not to be missed. So go on, crank up the volume and turn down the lights.

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“The Heart”

The critically acclaimed show that was once “Audio Smut” is now “The Heart,” a whip-smart show that prides itself in “explicit and experimental sonic storytelling.” What that means is listening to this podcast is sort of like being punched in the face by every emotion you’ve ever felt, as it tends to dig up long-buried feelings about the very nature of intimacy. While you’re hearing stories about real sexual encounters that leave you feeling vulnerable and enlightened all at once (such as “That Time God Punished You for Having a Threesome with My Sister”) No easy feat—so be warned, you’re about to enter into a love affair with this show.
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“Sex with Emily”

Listening to this podcast, hosted by resident sexpert and TV personality Dr. Emily Morse, is kind of like getting brunch with your BFFs and rehashing last night’s conquests, but with someone who also happens to have extensive medical advice, insights, and expert opinion on topics you care about, from the psychology behind casual sex to dating faux pas and how to jump-start your libido.
Hear it on iTunes

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“Modern Love”

For those who can’t wait for the weekly New York Times musings on everything from the politics and pitfalls of texting to deciphering how astrology tinkers with your love life, there’s now even more “Modern Love.” The Times just introduced a podcast to go with the prose, narrated by notable names like musician Lauren Molina and “Seinfeld” alum Jason Alexander. New podcasts are available every Thursday on iTunes and WBUR.org.
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“The Savage Lovecast”

Dan Savage is to relationships as Anna Wintour is to fashion—the two simply can’t be separated. And the love columnist’s podcast, which has been around all the way since 2006, takes an if-it-ain’t-broke approach to relationship advice; users submit questions, and Savage answers them in his signature witty way.
Hear it on iTunes

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“Guys We F****d”

In case the name wasn’t a dead giveaway, “Guys We F****d” is all about women’s sexual empowerment and seeks to be an “anti-slut-shaming podcast.” And for hilarious hosts Krystyna Hutchinson and Corinne Fisher, both based in New York, no subject is too raunchy, from discussing past relationships to empowering self-affirmations that a self-actualized lady can have sex with whom she wants, whenever she wants. Recent episodes include an interview with Amber Rose over the first time she fell in love, and an episode titled “You Didn’t Go to France Because You Wanted to Masturbate?” We’ll leave it at that.
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“Sex Nerd Sandra”

If you weren’t paying attention in junior-high health class, turn to “Sex Nerd Sandra” for Sandra Daugherty and co-host Dave Ross‘s answers to important questions about the—ahem—nitty-gritty of getting down and dirty, and brings on plenty of experts—from sex therapists to male strippers and comics—to make one of the most entertainingly educational podcasts around. But the range of topics doesn’t stop there—also expect sex-positive takes on pornography, sex toys, and more.
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“The Kiss Me Quick’s Erotica: Sexy Stories with Rose Caraway”

This one might not be so good for your morning commute. As the name implies, the show is pretty steamy, with host Rose Caraway acting as the show’s “Sexy Librarian,” reading erotic fiction spanning from the usual fare to zombie horror erotica.
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“Kinsey Confidential”

You’ve got questions, Debby Herbenick has answers. The sexual health educator with Indiana University’s famed Kinsey Institute offers a no-nonsense podcast answering all of your burning sex and love questions. At less than 10 minutes a pop, it’s quick, it’s no frills, but sometimes it’s everything you need.
Hear it on iTunes

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