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Episode #400 — June 24, 2014

A woman discovers through dubious sources that her step-mother might be cheating on her father. Dan walks her through a way to deal with this unpleasantness. A woman still living with her ex-husband and son wonders how poly people balance all those boyfriends and girlfriends. On the Magnum, Dan welcomes philosophy professor and gay marriage diplomat John Corvino to discuss ethics and the state of the gay rights movement. And 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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Dan welcomes very special guest star Mistress Matisse to discuss S&M when you're really, really mad. Also Dan goes into the finer details of hickey etiquette, and clears up once and for all whether mutual masturbation is fact or fiction. Call, call, call.  206-201-2720 This episode is brought to you by Audible. Download a free audio book of your choice today at AudiblePodcast.com/Savage Today's episode is brought to you by AdamandEve.com. Get 50 percent off almost any item when you enter "Savage" at checkout.
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An autistic virgin woman wants to get into the swinging lifestyle. Should she get sterilized now, or kick that can down the road? During a fight with his ex-girlfriend, a big man discovered that he likes getting slapped around a bit. How can he let future lovers know this, and get over his shame?  A woman on painkillers finds that she's turned on by the idea of a man "taking advantage" of her while she's blotto on meds. Is this a thing? Can it be done safely?  Silly kinkster! Everything is "a thing."  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.
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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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Damaged buttholes? Penis cracking? Molluscum contagiosum? Dr. Vy Chu fears nothing! Hear Dan and the venerable men's health expert discuss everything under where the sun don't shine.  And don't worry ladies. There are some gems in here for you too.  Ask Dan a question: 206-201-2720 Keep it under a minute and it might be aired on the upcoming One Minute Wonders show.   This podcast is brought to you by ExtremeRestraints.com. Go buy something and be sure to enter GGGAugust at checkout. This episode is also brought to you by www.Squarespace.com/Savage   They make it easy to build a website or blog. Give it a whirl, and if you want to buy it, use the code “Savage8” for a 10% discount and free web domain registration.
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Do you know what a "'bater" is? A 'bater only wants to masturbate. No sex. Now, now would a relationship between a 'bater and a sex-loving fella work out, you think?  A bride-to-be enlists Dan's advice on how to bring her rape fantasy to life on their honeymoon.  A woman has sex-crippling vaginal pain. Dan speaks with human sexuality expert Dr. Debby Herbenick on what she can do.  And more.  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.  Comment on this episode at thestranger.com/lovecast
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Isn't it sad when a lady can't come? Hear two tales of ladies who can't come with another person involved, and Dan's elegant solutions.  You know what else is sad? When a man can't get horny. That's sad. Maybe he just needs rest and a sandwich.  "But how do mangos fit into all of this?" you ask.  Listen, and you will find out.  206-201-2720 This episode is brought to you by Audible. Download a free audio book of your choice today at AudiblePodcast.com/Savage  Today's episode is brought to you by AdamandEve.com. Get 50 percent off almost any item when you enter "Savage" at checkout.  Comment on this episode at thestranger.com/lovecast Savage Lovecast Live in Seattle! June 13. To buy tickets to see Dan and the TSARY (we're not quite sure WHAT to wear…) go to www.stgpresents.org
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We begin our podcast with arguably the sleaziest caller we've ever encountered. It really has to be heard to be believed.  How can you help a friend when she's hung up on a psycho?  To aid a man who's wife has no libido whatsoever, Dan enlists the help of human sexuality expert, scientist, author and the generally convivial Dr. Debby Herbenick. And Dan speaks with mighty Washington state Senator Ed Murray on the strategy for winning gay marriage rights.  And win, we will. 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. Comment on this episode at thestranger.com/lovecast
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A woman is in an unacknowledged fuck-buddy situation. He calls her up to "watch a movie or something," and then they have sex. But he always seems to call her when she's on her period… An open-minded mother isn't worried that her son watches porn. It's just that she doesn't like the kind of porn he's into. Listen in as Lucy learns what a cream pie is. And a lot more. Call us with your questions, but please—not from the car. 206-201-2720 This podcast is brought to you by www.ExtremeRestraints.com. Go buy something, and be sure to enter SANTORUM at checkout.
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