The Sex Wrap

The Sex Wrap

By The Sex Wrap

The Sex Wrap is a sexual health Podcast that was created to help fill the gaping hole in sexuality education. They answer listeners questions each week (or yours today) – typically questions that people are too afraid to ask at home, too embarrassed to ask at school, or too hard to ask their partners. The Sex Wrap is produced by The Podglomerate.

Episodes

Episode 121: Why won’t they use a condom?

In this episode, we go through all the reasons people use for not wanting to use a condom... and teach you how to up your negotiation game! Get listening, and then get practicing so you aren't caught with your pants down! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/05/2037m 22s

Episode 120: Don’t try this at home!

The title says it all. Today we cover a few of the questions that we just can't believe... but, you know what they say, "there's no such thing as a stupid question!" ...or is there? You be the judge. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/05/2030m 24s

Episode 119: How can I recover from being cheated on?

Cheating is, unfortunately, very common. Today we talk about what to do if you want to stay in a relationship after cheating occurs (from either side). Andrew and Spring have a bit of a NOrgasm about whether relationships can even consider recovering from cheating, but tune in to find out more! And read some of the scientific literature on the topic here and here! Need a sex therapist to get you through some relationship trauma? Check out our fav, Cynd Darnell, here! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/05/2052m 9s

Episode 118: How can I ask for consent without “ruining the mood”?

So many people think that asking about consent "ruins the mood," but it is actually the way to MAKE the mood! We've got tips on how to do it. Read more about this topic here! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/05/2036m 59s

Episode 117: If a lesbian likes dildos, why wouldn't she have sex with men?

Today we talk about the differences between dildos and penises, and what drives sexual orientation. Check out our partner uber lube and use code "THESEXWRAP" to save 10%, and check out the scientific article mentioned in the episode here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/04/2030m 58s

Episode 116: What do I do if my partner smells “weird”?

Um is this a quarantine question? (lol) Lots of things cause body and sex smells... and lots of them are normal! Here's your guide to what might not be and what you can do. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/04/2034m 3s

Episode 115: Quarantined Lovers (HELP!)

In this episode we answer both HELP I can't see my lover and HELP I can only see my lover! (lol) Quarantine is stressful; we can help. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/04/2035m 1s

Episode 114: All about PEGGING!

What is it? How can I do it? What if my partner wants it/what if my partner doesn't want it? All of your answers about pegging are HERE! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/04/2033m 12s

Episode 113: What can I do about premature ejaculation?

What can you do to handle premature ejaculation (also called rapid ejaculation)? Tips and tricks and, of course, how to communicate about it! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/04/2044m 58s

Episode 112: Can meditation help my sex life?

In this episode, Spring takes us through why we should meditate: how it helps us individually and in relationships. And there's lot of science!! Here, here, here, here, and here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/03/2046m 45s

Episode 111: Should I make a sex tape?

Creating sexy photos or videos can be fun. But it can also be risky. We've talked on a couple episdoes about sexting and about revenge porn. Today we talk about whether or not you should make a sex tape... totally relevant when we are all trapped indoors! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/03/2026m 28s

Episode 110: Coronavirus is ruining my sex life!

But seriously, check the CDC's website. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/03/2038m 7s

Episode 109: How long should sex last?

How long should sex take? How long do people want it to last? What's the average? We get in to all the details about length of sex. Listen up; it won't take that long. ;) Read more here, here, here, and here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/03/2029m 40s

Episode 108: How do I have sex again after traumatic sex?

Our question today was "The first time I had sex was traumatic and now I want try again to but am afraid. What should I do?" We get into all the reasons sex can feel traumatic and how to handle each of them! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/02/2046m 59s

Episode 107: How do I date with an age gap?

In this episode we talk about all the factors you need to consider if you're going to date someone much older or much younger than you! After all, age is WAY more than just a number. Want more? Check out this article about dating age gaps and this resource about legal ages. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/02/2044m 6s

Episode 106: How do bisexuals date?

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY WEEK! Today we talk about bisexuality and dating. We have three questions we answer today, including: I’m afraid to date a bisexual because I feel like I won’t be enough and that they’ll stray. How do you deal with bisexuality in monogamous relationships? Should I tell people that I’m dating I’m bisexual because it has scared potential partners away? And our Valentine's contest is almost over; head over to our Instagram to check it out. And don't forget our partnership with SWEET VIBES! Visit their shop and use code "Sex Wrap" for 15% off their already amazing prices! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/02/2035m 11s

Episode 105: Awks! (But HOW do I talk to my partner?)

In today's episode, we get into some specific how-to convos. People keep sending in questions where they need help communicating about sex, and here's what we cover today: 1) What if someone tells you asking for consent is really "awkward"? 2) How do I ask if my partner is having sex with other people? 3) How do I tell my partner about previous sexual trauma? Listen in and start practicing! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/02/2046m 41s

Episode 104: But we were on a break!

Welcome back! In this episode we talk about taking "a break" from a relationship. What does it mean; what does it entail; how do you know what's ok and what's not? All this and more... listen in! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/01/2034m 57s

Episode 103: What is a unicorn?

Do unicorns exist? We aren't talking about the type of unicorns you see flying around on cartoons. We mean sexual unicorns! What makes someone a unicorn? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/12/1926m 6s

Episode 102: Toy Story

Just in time for the holidays, an episode all about toys (sex toys, that is)! From partners that hate vibrators, to thinking about trying toys, to worry about vibrators desensitizing you, we have all the answers. And, more than that, we have DISCOUNT CODES! Check out sweetvibes.toys for some amazingly well-priced, high quality toys, and use code "sex wrap" for 15% off! Ho, ho, ho! HAPPY HOLIDAYS! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/12/1932m 38s

Episode 101: How do I cultivate a healthy relationship?

This episode is a long one--because healthy relationships are a lot of work! Whether you are in a romantic relationship or not, there are a lot of tips here to keep all of your relationships thriving! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/12/191h 3m

Episode 100: Do I need a condom for oral sex?

This week we talk about oral sex and how to protect against STDs. And, as a special 100th episode excitement, we have a great new discount code for you! We LOVE Uber lube; visit them and use code “thesexwrap” for 10% off any purchase! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/11/1926m 14s

Episode 99: Make-up/Break-up/Hate sex

Today we have a throuple question (three questions that love each other so much, they wanted to live together forever on an episode!). We answer why make-up, break-up, and hate sex have appeal, and what you can do about it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/11/1931m 20s

Episode 98: Should I date my ex (again)?

Today, we run through all the questions you should ask yourself before you consider getting back on that horse. The ex-horse, that is. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/11/1931m 40s

Episode 97: Do women look at packages/bulges?

Many men have written to us, asking whether women are checking out their bulges, and some people have written to us wondering whether this is normal. Today we talk all about that lump. That lump. That lovely penis-owning person's lump. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/11/1932m 23s

Episode 96: Is the G-spot real?

In today's episode, we talk about the science about the g-spot. Has it been proven to exist definitively? Or is it just a (gasp!) ghost? (HAPPY HALLOWEEN!) Read the science here, here, and here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/10/1924m 42s

Episode 95: Do you believe in soulmates?

How do you know if someone is right for you? Is there "one" person who is the best fit? Today we talk about soulmates. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/10/1927m 59s

Episode 94: Why aren't more people taking PrEP?

PrEP, or pre-exposure prophylaxis, is a pill that people who are at higher risk for HIV take daily to prevent HIV. However, there are a lot of people who could be taking it who aren't yet.  Today we talk with Dr. Anthony Santella about why more people aren't taking PrEP.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/10/1938m 16s

Episode 93: CUM, the episode

In episode 93, we talk about all things CUM.  How do I get a bigger cumshot? How much precum is too much? Why does cum smell/taste weird? ...all your questions answered, cumming right up!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/10/1936m 22s

Episode 92: Why does my pet always watch me have sex?

We LOVED answering this question!  And kinda wished that we had a pet psychic along to chip in their thoughts!  (lol!) ... We have some ideas about what might be bothering you and a few solutions!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/10/1925m 46s

Episode 91: How do I deal with a sexually selfish partner?

What if your partner just isn't interested in your pleasure? How on earth do you deal?  Or should you? Today we talk about sexually selfish partners, and what you should (or shouldn't) do.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/09/1927m 21s

Episode 90: Should sex hurt?

In this episode, we talk about what to do if sex (ANY TYPE OF SEX!) hurts.  Check out this article on genital pain during sex, and this guide on treating vaginismus.    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/09/1937m 7s

Episode 89: What is sex?

Today we talk about definitions of sex.  What counts as sex? What do other people consider sex?  Listen in and then check out some of the research here, here, and here! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/09/1933m 40s

Episode 88: What do I need to know about Chlamydia & Gonorrhea?

We've got the bacterial fraternal twins of STDs on our show today!  Get the low down on Chlamydia and Gonorrhea so you know you can protect yourself with confidence!  Share the episode, not STDs!  xo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/09/1932m 21s

Episode 87: What should I have on hand for sleepover guests?

On this week's episode, we talk about those little things you might want to have at your house to make someone else's life better.  You know, for when someone stays over and doesn't have all the things they might need.  If you want to be THE best host they've had, listen up and then go find the items for your overnighter BOX. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/08/1929m 57s

Episode 86: What’s a sex menu?

Today we talk about what a sex menu is, why you might want to make one, and how you can use it to talk to partners.  Check out the links for additional help!  Here's a sex menu template.  And here's the Scarleteen list of behaviors to get your started!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/08/1946m 56s

Episode 85: What can I do to prevent sexual assault and rape?

This week, we invite Ashley Falcon to talk about ways to prevent sexual assault and rape. She answers a whole bunch of questions that our listeners have submitted over the last 3 years with practical advice on how to prevent sexual assault and rape including bystander interventions. We also focus on how to help a friend who has been assaulted. Trigger warning - we talk about sensitive information in this episode. If you or someone you know has been the victim of sexual assault there is help available. RAINN has many resources available and the hotline will connect you to immediate help: 800.656.HOPE (4673).  For information about consent here are two videos here and here that may help people better understand: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/08/1943m 23s

Episode 84: Who needs sex therapy?

One of our favorite guests is back!  Cyndi Darnell, the best sex therapist you know, is here to answer questions about who needs sex therapy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/08/1949m 31s

Episode 83: How did you know you were gay/bi/pan/straight?

In Episode 83, we talk about how we figure things out about ourselves, like sexual orientation/gender identity/relationship models.  How did you know? When did you know? What helped you know?   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/07/1934m 50s

Episode 82: Vaginas, the episode.

Today we go DEEP with vaginas! We tackle three vagina questions: one from a female about her own body's looks and smells, and two from heterosexual men.  One of them is interested in learning more and one is only interested in vaginas as sexual objects.  And shoutout to Awkwafina for our favorite vag song!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/07/1944m 5s

Episode 81: Why is my/his penis erect rn?

Today we are talking about awkward erections: ones that you or your partner get at the most inappropriate times, whether it is a non-sexual time, or in the locker room.  We have answers for your HARDEST questions!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/07/1933m 17s

Episode 80: How kinky is too kinky?

What is the difference between a kink and a fetish? We had a listener ask about a feeder fetish her boyfriend had, and in this episode we talk about how to explore kinks and where and how to set boundaries. Extra credit reading.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/07/1931m 36s

Episode 79: Why do women fake orgasms (and what can we do about it)?

Faking orgasms is a cycle that can be SO HARD to break once you're in it!  We talk about motivations and rates of faking orgasms, as well as how you can break the cycle!  Just say NO to faking orgasms!!  Shoutout to DAME vibrators because the subway rejected them; also make sure you entered the PRIDE contest to possibly when one of their products they donated to us!  All your extra credit reading is here, here, and here! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/07/1931m 34s

Episode 78: My boyfriend/girlfriend wants a threesome; HELP!?

So your boyfriend or girlfriend wants to have a threesome.  Congrats?  How you might feel:  excited/scared! Don't worry; we've got some advice! And don't forget about our PRIDE CONTEST - Post a picture of yourself at any pride event, even one of you at home celebrating if you live in a place without pride and we will randomly select 4 winners for the following prizes.Condom/Lube Goodie Bag25$ Amazon Gift CardAffirmation from SpringPride Letter from Andrew Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/06/1927m 6s

Episode 77: What can I do about "deathgrip"?

Is "deathgrip" real?  Why do we call it deathgrip when men can’t orgasm from sex but we don't have a word when women can't orgasm? And more!  Also, our PRIDE CONTEST!!  Post a picture of yourself at any PRIDE event, even one of you at home celebrating if you live in a place without PRIDE, and we will randomly select 4 winners for the following prizes. Make sure to tag us! Condom/Lube Goodie Bag25$ Amazon Gift CardAffirmation from SpringPride Letter from Andrew Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/06/1927m 56s

Episode 76: When and how do I ask about a partner's sexual history?

Ever get cold feet bringing up sexual history with a partner or potential partner?  We've got you covered: here's the when, where, why, and how about it.  And, make sure you enter our PRIDE contest!  Details on the ep! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/06/1928m 31s

Episode 75: Is being gay unnatural?

Today we talk about nature/the world/sexual orientation.  Special shout out to June as PRIDE MONTH!  We’ll be having a contest starting next week where you can win condoms, gifts cards and MORE by posting your best pride pics and tagging us. If you're curious about the penguins Andrew is obsessed with, click here.  And if you wanna watch a link about the 2D:4D ratio, click here!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/06/1925m 54s

Episode 74: What can I do about my depression affecting my sex life?

Today, we tackle a big question about depression and sex: the relationships between them, the effects depression can cause, and some strategies to minimize the effects. If you or someone you know needs help with depression, call  1-800-662-HELP (4357) or visit SAMHSA's website for more suggested resources.  Extra credit readings on the topic available here, here, and here! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/05/1930m 53s

Episode 73: Instagram makes me feel insecure

In this week's episode, we discuss how social media, and Instagram specifically, sometimes make us feel bad about ourselves. AND, what we can do about it.  Here are some links we mention in the show: simply nailogical; reddit's insta v reality; and the h3h3 video. Here's your extra credit reading: article 1, article 2, and article 3.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/05/1930m 20s

Episode 72: Is PMS real?

Andrew and Spring discuss all things PMS.  Extra credit reading here, here, and here.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/05/1928m 23s

Episode 71: What do I do when the condom doesn’t fit?

Episode 70 is all about condom myths and finding that perfect fit.  Don't ever believe someone that says "condoms don't fit me!" Also shout out to myonecondoms.com; they are giving our listeners a special discount!  Use code "SexWrap" for 10% off your first purchase! Extra credit reading here and here and here!    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/05/1926m 1s

Episode 70: Bears and otters and twinks, OH MY!

In episode 70 we talk about some of the terms used to describe gay men: what they are, how they're used, and what impact they might have.  Curious about the terms? Check the episode out!  And extra credit reading is available here and here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/05/1930m 4s

Episode 69: How do I ask my bf to go down on me without feeling guilty?

ALERT ALERT!  We hit episode 69!!!!  And, to celebrate, we are answering a question about oral sex! Today's episode is about how to ask a partner to give you oral sex without feeling guilty (something a lot of people, especially women, experience).  Check out our advice!   Extra credit reading available here and here! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/04/1926m 1s

Episode 68: How can I keep up with my new girlfriend’s crazy high sex drive?

In episode 68, we talk about discordant desire, or couples who have different levels of sex drives.  We talk about how each person in a couple can deal with that, and how to talk about it.  Super fun sexy episode ahead!  Extra credit reading: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00224490409552237 https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00926230701620548  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/04/1932m 36s

Episode 67: Will my vagina stretch out if I have a lot of sex?

In episode 67, we get serious about the vagina.  Does it stretch? Does it stretch forever?  Will it un-stretch?  What's with all the jokes about stretched out vaginas?  This and more, in today's episode! Extra credit reading: https://academic.oup.com/humrep/article/21/6/1618/724374 https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02646830020032374  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/04/1927m 44s

Episode 66: Why is “coming out” a big deal?

Coming out (of the closet) is slang for people disclosing that they are "not straight." In this episode, we talk about coming out, why it is important, and how to support people in their process.  https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0140197111000935 https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1207/s15430421tip4302_8https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0890406518302846  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/04/1940m 41s

Episode 65: Will "blue balls" kill me?

Curious about whether blue balls are deadly?  What are blue balls, anyway???  Today we talk about blue balls, blue lips, and how to prevent them.  And your extra credit reading here:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4896089/  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/03/1924m 46s

Episode 64: How do you heal a broken heart?

Today we talk about how to get over a break up, how to find closure, how to get back to feeling whole again!Shoutout to Khloe Kardashian and everyone else working to un-break their heart!  In this episode we mention some general exercises to help you heal, but check out one of Spring's past students, Cat, who has some great specific art therapy exercises at creativesexpression.com!   Read more at: https://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/09564230210425359https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/BF01083054https://psycnet.apa.org/record/1990-30843-001  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/03/1942m 20s

Episode 63: How can I make real friends?

Is it really harder to make friends as you get older?  Today we talk about how to develop friendships.  And, our tip of the day:  Sometimes reconnecting to existing friends is the fastest path!  And, check out some scholarly articles on the topic: https://scholar.harvard.edu/files/sampson/files/1988_asr_0.pdf; https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0140197112000334; and https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-662-55665-8_26! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/03/1933m 19s

Episode 62: What the hell is a female condom?

In honor of International Women's Day this week, we are talking about the female condom, also known as the internal condom.  Not only is it functional, but it puts a barrier method of protection in the hands of females.  So many people still don't know what it is or how to use it, though.  Fear not, we're here to help! Read more scientific related articles on the topic here: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1054139X99000907 https://link.springer.com/article/10.1023/B:AIBE.0000044073.74932.6f https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0010782406003878 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/03/1930m 57s

Episode 61: Why do relationship titles stress me out?

Relationship titles like "boyfriend," "girlfriend," or "partner" can really be stressful.  There are a lot of expectations around relationship titles, both within the relationship and external to the relationship.  In this episode we talk about some of the pressures that go with naming a relationship, and some of the reasons you might want to.  Extra credit reading: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1363460706069987 and https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0265407512468370!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/03/1936m 3s

Episode 60: Should trans people be allowed to serve in the military?

This week Andrew and Spring discuss people who identify as transgender and their right to serve in the military. (And also tune in to hear about dance injuries!) Here are a few journal article links about LGBTQ military service.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/03/1927m 40s

Episode 59: How can I “Valentine’s” as a single?

This episode is all about love.  SELF-love, that is.  That's right; masturbation is the topic of the day!  Make sure you tune in to hear about Spring and Andrew's best/worst Valentine's Days as well. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/03/1930m 24s

Episode 58: Is it ok to talk about my sex life with my friends?

In episode 58 we address a question submitted where a woman stated that her boyfriend doesn’t like it when she talks about their sex with her friends.  This episode was a couple of months in the making: Spring and Andrew originally disagreed with how to answer the question.  So, finally, here is the episode, complete with us acknowledging the validity of each other's opinions. Remember, consent is important!  For further reading, check out this link or this one on the topic of consent.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/03/1928m 5s

Episode 57: How can I ask my girlfriend to dress less sexy?

In episode 57, we talk about clothing choices, insecurities, and jealousy.  (oh my!) Additionally, we continue with our new sexy reviews: this week we review Netflix's "Sex Education!" And, you can't forget to check out related academic links!  Here's an interesting one on slut-shaming and Facebook photos! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/03/1936m 6s

Episode 56: Where is the clitoris?

Welcome to Season 2 of The Sex Wrap, where we are introducing a few new and exciting segments into our show!  We talk all about the clitoris today: where she is and how to get to know her!  Further journal reading that we mentioned in show can be found here and here.   We are way psyched about a friend's method to teach about the clitoris, housed at the clitorosity website; check it out!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/03/1933m 9s

How sexy are the holidays though?!?

This is just us taking a moment to express some gratitude for YOU and to let you know we will be back in a few weeks with more great content!!!  xoxo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/03/192m 19s

Episode 55: When do you say "I love you"?

It can be really hard to express your feelings.  BUT ESPECIALLY THOSE THREE LITTLE WORDS!! On today's episode, we talk about how to figure out the right timing!  Aaaaand, use code SEXWRAP at the Sudio website for your headphone discount!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/03/1923m 58s

Episode 54: When do you put the condom on?

In this episode we discuss the condom: all things condom!  Make sure to check out the academic links if you want more in-depth info:  https://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/png/ajhb/2006/00000030/00000005/art00002https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14681810600578750 And, if you are interested in getting the "SEXWRAP" discount on Sudio headphones, head to the Sudio website.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/03/1927m 58s

Episode 53: Can I have sex on my period?

OF COURSE you can have sex on your period!... and other aspects of the question answered. We  mention both THINX and Dear Kate period underwear! Here's a code for 20% off Dear Kates: FRIEND-KGFKBTL. You gotta watch this cute one:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uab2BlDpPxQ and read up more here if you like: Academic Links:https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1740144514000308https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00404-010-1564- Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/03/1927m 51s

Episode 52: Is pulling out a good form of protection ?

Please don't listen to us sing at the beginning of this episode.  But the rest--on "the pull out" method of birth control--is fantastic!  Just like JENGA! Academic Links:https://www.cdc.gov/reproductivehealth/contraception/mmwr/mec/appendixh.htmlhttps://journals.lww.com/stdjournal/fulltext/2011/04000/Coitus_Interruptus_Is_Not_Contraception.22.aspx Other Links:https://medium.com/@GlowHQ/pulling-out-is-in-according-to-glow-data-58e1e6b887aahttps://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/06/pullout-method-contraception-my-story_n_3881396.html  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/03/1924m 40s

Episode 51: Why is virginity important?

In this episode we talk about what virginity is and what it isn't... and what it might be.  We give a special shoutout to the Manwhore podcast, hosted by friend of the podcast Billy Procida! And here are a couple of links for further reading!  https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/abs/10.1086/320295?journalCode=ajs https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1054139X05000558  xo fam Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/03/1924m 54s

Episode 50: That's so gay! (the episode)

The whole question is: "Why do people get upset when I say 'that’s gay'?  ...I’m not homophobic!" and we are here to answer it! Special shoutout to the "It gets better" project, plus lots of links! Show notes:  https://www.glsen.org/supporting-trans-and-gnc-studentshttps://www.glsen.org/participate/programs/thinkb4youspeak http://www.welcomingschools.org/pages/stop-thats-so-gay-anti-lgbtq-comments/ Further academic reading: https://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/abs/10.2105/AJPH.2013.301678 https://academic.oup.com/abm/article/51/4/567/4643228 https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13178-016-0239-8  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/03/1926m 59s

Episode 49: Can you help me have sex with the lights on? (How body image affects sex)

In episode 49, we discuss how our society and environment impact our body image and how our body image can affect our sexual interactions.  How dare that billboard prevent your orgasm?! Shoutout to Rupaul for proclaiming that you gotta love yourself first! Today we have a contest where we want to hear from you about your top 5 reasons you LOVE YOURSELF!  @ us and hashtag it with #sexwraplightson Further academic reading: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00224490609552299 https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00224499.2012.658586 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/03/1926m 31s

Does voting make you SEXY?!

This is a Sex Wrap teaser///a reminder to VOTE tomorrow (or a reminder to get someone to vote if you are under 18!).  xoxo, America.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/03/192m 35s

Episode 48: How do I teach my friends about sex?

This week we talk about how to share all this awesome information you're learning through our podcast!  How do you share it? How do you spread it?  Also, if you'd like to delve into the topic a little further and read some of the research we casually reference in the podcast, check out: this paper and/or this paper!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/03/1924m 48s

Episode 47: What about long distance relationships?

Episode 47 is all about long D.  (long distance that is!)  We talk about strategies for keeping long distance relationships healthy and sexy!  We also give a shout out to the new season of Big Mouth aaaaaand our new BFFs at Emojibator! Visit our link at their website for 10% off, or use the discount code “thesexwrap” at checkout; code will expire Jan 1 2019!  Stock up on the cutest/sexiest holiday gifts money can buy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/03/1933m 38s

Episode 46: #whydontwomenreport sexual assault?

The hashtag #whydontwomenreport has made a splash recently, and we think it needs to be talked about MORE.  The reasons people don't report sexual assault are as diverse as we, as humans, are.  And we sink our teeth into the issue.  Also in today's episode, we talk about our recent "Ask Me Anything" chat on reddit!  Here is the link to it if you want to read more!  We also want you to have RAINN's link: www.rainn.orgor call 800.656.HOPE (4673). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/03/1923m 17s

Episode 45: What is GGG?

If you listen to podcasts about sex, or do searches about sex, or use dating apps, it's likely that you've come across the acronym "GGG" before.  We talk about what it means, both the abbreviation and in practice.  Shout out to Dan Savage and his work in sexual relationships on creating the term! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/03/1921m 2s

Episode 44: What about anal sex?

Anal sex is the question today.  We talk to expert sex therapist Cyndi Darnell about tips on how to get started and how to not get too anal about anal sex.  Cyndi also offers y'all a discount code on her website for the "buyall" option: 10% off The Atlas of Erotic Anatomy and Arousal online copy.  Use code "thesexwrap" at the Vimeo checkout! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/03/1937m 34s

BONUS EPISODE: Why should I vote in the Midterms?

Yesterday (September 25th) was National Register to Vote Day!  So today we are coming at you with a bonus episode, talking about why it is important to vote in the Midterm elections!  We mention a few registration websites in the podcast:  Rock the Vote, and Vote.org. We also talk about I side with to find out how candidates' stances on issues align with yours. Also, check out MTV's voting strategy of bringing a friend!  Aaaaaand, this week we have a contest to either tell us why you’re going to vote or how you’re going to get a friend to go with you!!  However you do it, just vote! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/03/1928m 12s

Episode 42: What about herpes?

What's the big deal with herpes anyway? Doesn't everyone have it? We talk stats, prevention, treatment, and de-stigmatization! And check out this from Adam Ruins Everything! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/03/1927m 24s

Episode 41: Why can't boys wear makeup?

Are you ever frustrated at some of the sexual double standards that exist in our society? We're here to keep talking about them! In this episode, we get into makeup! We mention a few people you might want to follow or check out: @jamescharles @jeffreestar @ageofaquaria and we encourage you to check in on your attitude toward makeup. There's a selfie contest mentioned in the period of the show also! Post and tag yours to challenge gender norms! (And one last reminder that we will be at The Sex Expo next weekend if you're listening to this as it is released!) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/03/1924m 14s

Episode 40: How do I use online dating apps?

Curious about how to set up a profile, what to include, or how to message someone in the online dating world? Look no further; here's your intro! There's also a reminder about our upcoming booth at The Sex Expo in Brooklyn (Sept 22-23); tix available at The Sex Expo website. And, a contest is mentioned in "the period" of the show: give us your best dating app intro lines! Listen in for more details at your chance to win a $25 gift card! xoxo JUST WRAP IT! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/03/1936m 47s

Episode 39: Why don't women like sex?

In episode 39, we talk about ORGASM STEALERS! And some myths about female sex drive, some facts around female sexuality, and why there are perceptions that women just don't like sex. Take a listen! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/03/1920m 32s

Episode 38: Does penis size matter?

There are a few questions that we just get over and over: emailed, sent over social media, asked in class, asked at parties... and this is one of them. In this episode, we talk about penis size, average length, and surveys about opinions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/03/1924m 30s

Episode 37: Is it ever ok to "out" someone?

This week we talk about "outting" someone: is it ever ok? What does it mean to be "outted" and how do you handle it if someone outs someone else to you? Also, we will be at The Sex Expo in Brooklyn Sept 22 and 23 if you want to stop by and ask questions in person! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/03/1925m 50s

Episode 36: Should I NoFap?

What is NoFap? Is there science behind it? Does it make sense to participate in? All of these questions and more will be answered on the podcast today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/03/1924m 38s

Episode 35: Why has ghosting become so common?

In episode 35, we discuss the phenomenon of ghosting. We talk about what it is, why people do it, how to get over it, and how it affects our whole society. GHOSTING IS THE WORST!! Listen in and join the convo at @thesexwrap on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/03/1932m 34s

Episode 34: What's wrong with slut shaming?

In episode 34, we talk about what slut shaming is, and how it affects both us, as individuals, and the collective us, as a society. We also present a few ideas about how to call it out! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/03/1924m 11s

Episode 33: What are your secret single behaviors?

In episode 33, we talk about what secret single behaviors: what they are in general AND what ours are!! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/03/1916m 20s

Episode 32: Why do we celebrate PRIDE?

Episode 32 talks about why we celebrate PRIDE, including some of the history of PRIDE celebrations. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/03/1927m 59s

Episode 31: What is "Plan B"?

In episode 31, we discuss the morning after pill: everything you need to know, including when it is most effective, what it actually does, and how to access it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/03/1921m 42s

Episode 30: What is revenge porn?

This episode is more personal than most: Spring talks about her experiences with having revenge porn posted of her. We also talk about what to do if you find out that images/gifs/videos have been shared of you without your consent. This link has good tips: https://mashable.com/2017/07/06/revenge-porn-what-to-do-happens-to-you/#ZnNiHBjkhiqc --hopefully you'll never need it. xo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/03/1937m 2s

Episode 29: What is Vanjie? (What is DRAG?)

Hot topic alert! Episode 29 talks about DRAG: the what, the why, the culture, and, of course, Miss Vanjie. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/03/1925m 38s

Episode 28: How does polyamory work?

This week we discuss polyamory: what it is, what it isn't, and how people negotiate it. Ever been curious about what an open relationship is or how it works? Here's your chance to learn! In the show we mention a polyamory podcast: http://polyweekly.com/ --give their show a listen to deepen your understanding of poly issues! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/03/1934m 20s

Episode 27: Why should I get tested?

This is one of those questions that we have been asked too many times to count. So, here you go! All the reasons to get tested; how to make it habit; how to make it fun; how to involve your friends! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/03/1927m 43s

Episode 26: How do I act sexy?

Episode 26 answers the age old question "how do I act sexy?" It's one of those things people struggle with over the course of their lives and relationships, and we're here to help! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/03/1921m 29s

Episode 25: How can I help a trans partner feel comfortable?

In Episode 25, we have an extra special guest: Jax! Jax is a transwoman who joined our show to helps us answer a listener-submitted question about helping to create a positive environment for a potential partner who identifies as trans. SO GOOD! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/03/1928m 21s

Episode 24: What is toxic masculinity? (Why does my boyfriend refuse to cry?)

In Episode 24, we talk about what toxic masculinity is, why it is a problem, and what we can do to combat it. Along with a call to action!!! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/03/1934m 17s

Episode 23: Why do I keep getting friendzoned?

In episode 23, we discuss the concept of "friendzoning" and what it means. What does the term really imply? What harm does the term do? And how can we relate to each other more honestly? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/03/1922m 8s

Episode 22: What is a dental dam?

In episode 22, we answer the age old question, what in the heck is a dental dam? Also, why you might want to use one, what you use it for, and even how to make your own! Top of the show features a critique of V-day, and the period features lovability condoms: go to http://lovabilitycondoms.com/ or @LovabilityInc on social media and use code "thesexwrap" for 15% off! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/03/1923m 2s

Episode 21: What are the pros and cons of sexting?

In Episode 21, we talk about sexting, including all the pros and cons you need to take into consideration. We cover the legal issues, the privacy issues, and, of course, Snapchat! (And don't forget to post your snapchat filtered faces and tag @thesexwrap and hashtag #thesexwrap for reposting!) Links we mention in the show: Find out more on your state's laws on sexting: http://mobilemediaguard.com/state_main.html   To get involved in your local women's march: https://www.womensmarch.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/03/1930m 51s

Episode 20: Is it ok to watch porn?

In episode 20, we talk about the concerns people have about watching porn. Is it healthy? Is it normal? Is there anything to be concerned about? Is there an age that is becomes ok to watch? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/03/1923m 35s

Episode 19: LGBTQQIP2SAA: Why do we need the whole alphabet?

In Episode 19, we discuss what the letters in LGBTQQIP2SAA stand for, and why they're important. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/03/1933m 11s

Episode 18: Can you believe it's been 1 year?

This is our 1 year anniversary episode! Spring and Andrew reflect and ask each other a few questions! HOORAY FOR ONE YEAR OF THE SEX WRAP!! Hit us with your questions for the new year!!! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/03/1922m 47s

Episode 17: How do you move from "vanilla" to "kink"?

In episode 17, we talk about strategies for discussing trying new things with your partner. And WHAT to try. And WHEN to ask. All of the things! UnderCovers and Kindu are example apps that you can download to explore kinks and see which you and a partner might have in common. And a little starter list from Astroglide https://www.astroglide.com/blog/lighter-shade-of-grey-the-beginner-guide-to-kink/ to put the kink in your step! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/03/1929m 22s

Episode 16: Why do people like cuddling?

In episode 16, we talk about everything cuddly. Why do people like cuddling? What's the best way to do it? Does it lead to sex? Can it lead to sex? AND this is our first episode with new music from BreakMasterCylinder... super exciting! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/03/1923m 52s

Episode 15: Why are we still talking about #metoo?

In Episode 15 we talk about the campaign #metoo: why it is important, why we are still talking about it, and what you can do to get other people to understand its importance and/or start to shift their attitudes! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/03/1927m 17s

Episode 14: Is bisexuality a legit orientation?

In episode 14 we discuss bisexuality: what does it mean when someone identifies as bisexual? Is bisexuality really just a stop on the way to gay? Tune in to hear us hit the B in LGBT! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/03/1921m 6s

Episode 13: How do I prevent rejection?

Episode 13--unlucky13--is all about rejection. How do you prevent it? How do you handle it? How do you get the f*ck over it? All this and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/03/1925m 22s

Episode 12: Does he/she/they like me?

In episode 12 we answer the age old question: how do you know if someone likes you? What do you do if you think someone likes you? How do you go from wondering to dating or a relationship? And everything in between.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/03/1928m 42s

Episode 11: Is there a pill to prevent HIV?

In Episode 11 we talk about all things PrEP, the pill that prevents against HIV. How it is used, who it is for, and how to tell if it is right for you! This week our usual co-host Andrew was without power due to hurricane Irma, so we have a special co-hosted episode with international HIV expert Anthony Santella from Hofstra University. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/03/1919m 40s

Episode 10: What's your number?

Episode 10 dares to ask the age old question: What's your number? As in, how many people have you hooked up with? How many people have you done the nasty with? How many people have you rounded the bases with? How many people have you been with? ...no matter how you ask the question, our answer is the same. Tune in to hear us discuss "what's in a number?" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/03/1912m 48s

Episode 9: My partner has HPV; what do I need to know?

Episode 9 answers all your (burning?) questions about HPV, the sexually transmitted virus that causes some cancers and genital warts. Have a partner with it? Worried you have it? We tell you everything you need to know! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/03/1918m 4s

Episode 8: Is masturbation healthy?

In episode 8 we talk about masturbation and its relationship to health, including: emotional health, physical health, and relationship health. Tune in! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/03/1917m 11s

Episode 7: What does it mean when someone asks for your "preferred pronouns"?

Episode 7 of The Sex Wrap is all about preferred pronouns. What does it mean when someone asks for your preferred pronouns? What are acceptable answers? What do you do if you mess up preferred pronouns? All this, and more! "How to be a Girl" podcast: http://www.howtobeagirlpodcast.com/ "Bathroom Bill" Legislative Tracking: http://www.ncsl.org/research/education/-bathroom-bill-legislative-tracking635951130.aspx Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/03/1919m 52s

Episode 6: 13 Reasons and What should consent look like?

Today we talk about the Netflix series "13 Reasons" and the examples of sexual assault and rape it portrays. What should consent look like? Listen for more! Link to "the tea video" is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQbei5JGiT8 Link to RAINN, for any support: https://www.rainn.org/ And remember to post your reason why consent is MANDATORY and SEXY! tag @thesexwrap! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/03/1920m 56s

Episode 5: Can I get pregnant on my period?

Episode 5 answers one of our most common questions: Can I get pregnant on my period? (Or, can you get someone pregnant while they are on their period?) ...and we explain why it may be possible. #cycles Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/03/1914m 34s

Episode 4: Why do I need to use lube?

In episode 4, we answer the question "Why do I need to use lube?" along with why you might WANT to use it, what types to use, and how we might re-frame the conversation around it. #luberocks Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/03/1919m 45s

Episode 3: What do you wish you had known about S-E-X at 16?

In this episode, we discuss what we wish we had known when we were younger, a question we get quite often. From "keeping up" with friends, to being confident, check our recs! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/03/1918m 42s

Episode 2: What does pubic hair have to do with sexually transmitted diseases?

In this episode, we discuss public hair, and how it relates to STDs. An article in the news we discuss: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-12-06/frequent-pubic-hair-removal-linked-to-stis-study-finds/8096052 ...and the original research article we discuss: http://sti.bmj.com/content/early/2016/10/31/sextrans-2016-052687 article about safe pubic hair removal: http://theconversation.com/bare-necessity-public-health-implications-of-removing-pubic-hair-8737 Send us questions at thesexwrap@gmail.com or call them in to 413 I Wrap it(413-497-2748) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/03/1928m 3s

Episode 1: Welcome to The Sex Wrap and How do women orgasm?

This is THE ONE, THE ONLY, THE FIRST episode of THE SEX WRAP! We discuss a bit of our origin story, and the female orgasm. intro/outro credit: Stephen Cavaliero Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/03/1923m 45s
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