Answering Your Sex Questions with Emily Nagoski
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We’re back with author and sex educator, Emily Nagoski, taking our Pod Squad’s questions about sex. 

1. How to navigate a relationship when one partner has a lower sex drive and the other has a higher sex drive.

2. The “sleepy hedgehog” practice Emily suggests to help partners find their way back to each other after months (or years) of not having sex. 

3. How to raise our kids in a more sex-positive family culture.

4. Emily advises Glennon on an exercise to help unbind her bedroom silence. 

EMILY NAGOSKI is the award-winning author of the New York Times bestselling COME AS YOU ARE and THE COME AS YOU ARE WORKBOOK, and coauthor, with her sister, Amelia, of New York Times bestseller BURNOUT: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle. She earned an M.S. in counseling and a Ph.D. in health behavior, both from Indiana University, with clinical and research training at the Kinsey Institute. Now she combines sex education and stress education to teach women to live with confidence and joy inside their bodies. She lives in Massachusetts with two dogs, a cat, and a cartoonist.


The book recommendations Emily made during this episode: 


Magnificent Sex: Lessons from Extraordinary Lovers by Peggy Kleinplatz

What Fresh Hell Is This? by Heather Corinna

Girl Sex 101 by Allison Moon

Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel (Ages 15+ years) 

The Times I Knew I Was Gay by Eleanor Crewes (Ages 15+ years) 

Let’s Talk About It by Erica Moen and Matt Nolan (Ages 14+ years) 

Queer: The Ultimate LQBTQ Guide for Teens (Ages 11+ years) 

Wait, What? by Heather Corinna and Isabella Rotman (Ages 9+ years) 

Sex Is a Funny Word by Cory Silverberg (Ages 8 - 11 years) 

What Makes a Baby by Cory Silverberg (Ages 2 - 5 years)



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Twitter: @emilynagoski

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