Close Encounters

Close Encounters

By The Guardian

In this podcast, journalist and sex educator Alix Fox visits individuals and couples who have something interesting to say about their past and present loves, taking us through their sexual encounters from the first time to the last. It will be messy, sometimes sticky and often downright rude. So you might want to wear headphones


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Listener feedback with Jacqui Gabb - Close Encounters sex podcast

Episodes six to eight of our Close Encounters sex podcast got people talking. Here we share listeners’ own tales, comments and questions WARNING: explicit content
26/09/1626m 7s

Sex when you're asexual – Close Encounters podcast

WARNING: explicit content Jords has always known he was asexual, but his partners have struggled to understand. Can you compromise over your sexuality for the sake of companionship?
05/09/1636m 30s

Polyamory, sexual unicorns and Google Calendar – Close Encounters sex podcast

WARNING: EXPLICIT CONTENT Michelle and Reuben live together, sleep together and date other people together. Alix Fox finds out how their polyamorous relationship works
27/08/1632m 30s

Be brave, but don’t be stupid - Close Encounters sex podcast

Omar speaks to Alix Fox about his sex life. As a gay man of Pakistani descent, how has his choice of relationships been influenced by his parents?
20/08/1635m 58s

Listener feedback with Miranda Sawyer - Close Encounters sex podcast

Episodes one to four of our Close Encounters provoked a big reaction. Here we share listeners’ own tales, comments and questions
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Two vaginas and lots of questions – Close Encounters sex podcast

Hazel has an unusual case of uterus didelphys: put simply, she has two vaginas. What does this mean for her love life? WARNING: EXPLICIT CONTENT
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Learning to love my small penis – Close Encounters sex podcast

The latest in our series of podcasts about real, revealing and revelatory stories of sex and relationships. Ant’s penis is officially smaller than average – but it hasn’t made his love life any less interesting WARNING: EXPLICIT CONTENT
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Kirsty's Close Encounters: tight vaginas and fishnet baby-grows

In this edition we hear from Kirsty who has a set of Russian-doll-style dildos, which start off tiny and grow in size. But why? WARNING: EXPLICIT CONTENT
19/07/1635m 29s

Simon's Close Encounters: cookies, calamity and sex without erections

Simon’s love life changed dramatically after an accident two years ago just before his honeymoon. Alix Fox hears what happened and how he and his partner have not let it get them down WARNING: EXPLICIT CONTENT
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Close Encounters: the Guardian's new sex and relationships podcast – trailer

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