Introducing New York Magazine’s ‘Sex Lives’ Podcast

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Starting this week, you can tune in to New York Magazine’s new “Sex Lives” podcast: a weekly exploration of contemporary culture as it relates to sex. New York Magazine’s sex columnist Maureen O’Connor, the Cut’s Allison P. Davis, and host David Wallace-Wells will explore sex and its many dimensions and complications.

In the first episode below, we discuss different philosophies on masturbation and coupledom (and the question of whether — and how — married couples masturbate), as well as takeaways from the U.K. therapy-hour-cum-reality-show Sex Box, in which couples are sent into a soundproof, opaque box in front of a live audience.

For the second episode, O’Connor makes the case for her Voltron Theory of Casual Dating — seeking a collection of partners who add up to one relationship — and we contemplate the art of the thirst trap.

Tune in to the “Sex Lives” podcast, produced by the Slate Group’s Panoply, every week on iTunes or SoundCloud.

Introducing NY Magazine’s ‘Sex Lives’ Podcast