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A sturdy pair of panties.

Episode #410 — September 2, 2014

What do you do when your potential new roommate comes with his very own stalker? Dan chats with Dr. Vy Chu about the real risks of sleeping with honest, HIV pos guys. On the Magnum, we are delighted to bring back fashion force-of-nature Simon Doonan, to discuss the feminist implications of camel toes. And a ton more.
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Is Truvada for HIV prevention a good idea?

Episode #398 — June 10, 2014

Oh my god, people! Prepare yourselves for an EPIC rant about Dan's run-in with some very angry transexuals. A man has learned that his father was sadistic, abusive and cruel. The caller is in to S&M. Does this mean he is destined to be just like his reprehensible father? A woman is offered a "free" trip to the Caribbean. But the trip is so NOT free, as the offer came from a work superior who clearly wants to fuck her and has to sign off on her upcoming promotion. Should she buy a new bikini? On the Magnum, Dan and Global Health & Medicine Dr. Jared Baeten talk about the pros and cons of using Truvada for HIV prevention. And more.
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Dating and disclosure with bipolar disorder.

Episode #393 — May 6, 2014

He grew up conservative and Christian. Now that he's over it, he's dating an awesome lass. But she likes to talk about sex, and he's still shy and giggly about it. A woman and her husband have embarked on a long-distance, open relationship. But that doesn't mean she wants to hear every damn thing about the girls he's yakking with on Chat Roulette. On the Magnum version, Dan speaks with Ellen Forney, creator of the amazing graphic novel "Marbles" about dating and disclosure when you have bipolar disorder. And finally, arguably one of the oddest calls we've ever gotten from a man whose son is caught looking at…well, what he's caught looking at may SHOCK YOU. And so much more. 206-201-2720
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It's Bible study time...

Episode #359 — September 10, 2013

Dan speaks with pro-gay rights Christian John Shore about the NALT Project. Non-douchey Christians: here's your chance to speak up. www.NotAllLikeThat.org A woman discovers (through snooping, how else?) that her boyfriend is into cross-dressing. How can she let him know she approves without letting on that she snooped? A man in a sugar mama relationship feels awkward about accepting his lady's largess. You should have such problems. On the Magnum version, Dan interviews Dr. Jeffrey Parsons about his study looking at monogamish relationships among gay men. Also, a woman's boyfriend really, really, really wants to do anal sex. The hitch? He's got the world's most ginormous penis. And more. Yes, we know that "ginormous" is not a word.
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How to be a friendly but professional unicorn.

Episode #353 — July 30, 2013

A woman has become a regular third (unicorn) for a couple's three-ways. They buy her dinner and drinks. Should she get get over feeling like a mooch and just gracefully accept their largess? When he was in first grade, a man recalls a friend who used to roll around with him and kiss him. How normal is this, and when does it tip into molestation? And more. On the Magnum show, the long-suffering Doc Barak weighs in on the ethics of some clumsy doctoring in a Southern small town. A woman tries to salvage some kind of relationship with her ex, after he helped her through a bi-polar meltdown. And, hear the lasting effects of a really bad party.
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Hooray for happy rants! Dan tells you how he felt and what he did when he found out that DOMA was repealed. A man's random ejaculation resulted in a child. Now the child is 12 and neither she, nor her mother's husband knows that he is her biological father. Should he tell? Is there a way to warn the straight females of the world about your sociopathic sex addict ex-boyfriend? On the Magnum version, an interview with the father of the modern marriage movement, Evan Wolfson, on the implications of DOMA's repeal. Remember this political moment, children. And, a long rant on the Republican war on women in general, and abortion specifically. And the usual tales of sordid depravity.
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We KNOW what women really want.

Episode #347 — June 18, 2013

How soon is too soon for anal? A woman who had a brief foray into sex work long ago wonders how to tell her partners without shame, rejection or titillation. And more. On the Magnum version you'll hear everything in the Micro version plus… An interview with Daniel Bergner, author of What Women Want about ladies, their libidos, and whether monogamy suits them or not. (Spoiler alert! It does.) Hear the tale of the spooked unicorn. Note to couples who invite in a partner for a three-way: When your unicorn doesn't return your calls, you must let her run free. And a ton more.
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"The Great Little Big Thing that is Sex."

Episode #340 — April 30, 2013

"Am I just his beard?" asks a woeful girlfriend. Another gal did a little snooping, and discovered that her man has a "happy endings map" of all the places he could visit that will add pleasure to his upcoming business trip. Should she freak? Over on the Magnums, drag queens in hillbilly country, and an interview with Aaron Harzler, author of Rapture Practice, on how to deal lovingly with your nutjob, conservative Christian family.
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Cock blocked! A man's friend did his best to steal the girl. How can the caller tell his "buddy" to get lost?  Can Dan Savage prevent a potentially disastrous three-way from occurring?  A man ruined his chances with a lovely lady by getting a little too drunk and getting a little too gropey. How can he get a second chance to show her the "real" him?  Call us and show us the real you.  206-201-2720 Today's episode is brought to you by Honey Toad Studios. Be sure to check out their online sexy comedy show "Wrecked": wreckedtheseries.com Today's episode is brought to you by AdamandEve.com. Get 50 percent off almost any item when you enter "Savage" at checkout. Gays! Thank your straight comrade right here: http://straightupthanks.tumblr.com. By the way, we're blushing terribly… And we couldn't help but notice that Dan's tears dropped to the table, burned through the table, then through the floor, and through all 23 floors here at the Washington Mutual building. Weird. We never knew. 
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This week the Lovecast welcomes Cindy Gallop, creator of MakeLoveNotPorn.com.  Dan and Cindy discuss her project, the effect of pornography on real sex and relationships, and the state of the porn industry, while Dan tries in vain to get a word in.  This one is long, and amazing.  206-201-2720 Today's episode is brought to you by AdamandEve.com. Get 50 percent off almost any item when you enter "Savage" at checkout. Please visit www.MakeLoveNotPorn.com and www.MakeLoveNotPorn.TV  The Tech-Savvy At-Risk Youth are still waiting for the picture of Cindy Gallop we were promised. Some of us are very nice men in our 20s after all. But Dan is far too busy winning fabulous awards to send it to us, apparently. 
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