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Dental Dams Spoiler Alert! (Nobody Uses Them.)

Episode #672 — September 10, 2019

A woman's boyfriend used to achieve orgasm with ease. But now he can't come from penetration. The caller worries that in her boyfriend's eyes, she has become the madonna, when she used to be the whore. Dan speaks with a bisexual man, whose first attempt at unicorning (yes, we verbbed the word "unicorn,") went poorly, mainly due to his straight couple maybe getting a little too drunky? Anyway, next time will go better, brave unicorn! On the Magnum: Dental dams- Nobody uses them. That is the consensus illuminated by Anna Waters of The Atlantic. Also, Dan chats with Orna Guralnik- the shrink featured in the new docuseries "Couples Therapy."
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Decriminalize Sex Work!

Episode #649 — April 2, 2019

A man often yawns soon after coming. He has to convince his partners that he's not bored. A dutiful father worries that when he drops his used come-rag in the laundry along with his kids' clothes that his sperm is getting spread around the innocent garments. "Does the come actually exit the washing machine?" asks this anxious father. "Does it go away?" On the Magnum, Dan speaks with Kaytlin Bailey, host of The Oldest Profession podcast & Director of Communications for Decriminalize Sex Work. In case you were wondering, treating sex workers as criminals sure doesn't help them. And, a woman and her boyfriend want to try role playing. But she is an actor by profession, and worries that she'll feel like she's just punching the clock.
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Johann Hari on the depression epidemic.

Episode #644 — February 26, 2019

A man lives in a duplex below a couple women. One day, he heard them having sex, and it inspired him to have a wank. Now he feels guilty. Is he an Eavesdropping Tom? A woman hooked up with a younger man. He asked her if his penis looked like it was circumcised. He wasn't and she told him so. How could a fella possibly not know this about himself? It is very perplexing. On the Magnum Dan has a long conversation with Johann Hari - the controversial author of "Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression – and the Unexpected Solutions." They discuss the western world's depression epidemic and whether treatment is over-medicalized. Hari offers a new paradigm on how to truly address human suffering. And what about being in a relationship with depressed people? That's Dan's wheelhouse. Listen in.
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The Urologist is IN.

Episode #596 — March 27, 2018

A straight man is having a hard time getting laid. His female friends tell him he has to be more aggressive and less respectful with the ladies. Dan weighs in. The "baby" in a baby/daddy relationship is jealous because her daddy is getting it on with a couple and not inviting her. No, crying is not a solution. Sometimes you gotta reach out to a dick doc. (The more dignified word is "urologist." ) On the Magnum, Dan does just that, chatting with the good Doctor Stephen King, to answer a couple questions about curved dicks, and a mysterious clit-like growth. Hot! And, the Madonna/Whore Complex: It's not just for breeders!
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F*ck Yes!

Episode #593 — March 6, 2018

A straight man knows he has the dreaded Madonna/Whore Complex. But how can he overcome it? A 47 year-old woman has just started working at a sex toy store, and loves her funky, kinky co-workers. But she's scared to invite them to her wedding for fear that mommy and daddy won't approve. On the Magnum, Dan chats with Emily Best, the force behind "F*ck Yes" -a new channel that offers up super-hot shorts showing how consent can be very sexy indeed. We love what they are doing, and you should check it out. And, did you know that Dan has some strong opinions about guns? The usually shy and retiring Dan Savage offers his take on the argument that "if you ban guns only criminals will have guns."
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A lesbian's partner shows her love by paying for everything. Unfortunately, she's kind of a jerk otherwise.  A man can't please his lady in bed unless he's blasted drunk. When sober, he worries that she's too tender and shy for the rough treatment she likes.  The mother of a little person is worried about all the little-people fetishists out there who will be interested in her daughter. She's only 17 months old, but when you're a mother, you worry.  Call us with your questions, large and small.  206-201-2720 This episode is brought to you by www.Squarespace.com. They make it so easy to build a website or blog. Give it a whirl, and if you want to buy it, use the offer code Savage2 for a 15% discount.  This episode is also brought to you by www.WhereDidYouWearIt.com  Have you had safe sex lately? Put yourself on the map.  View the full Making it Better video from the University of Florida: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJWtvwALxQo
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On this week's Lovecast, Dan Savage is joined by Science, aka Jonathan Golob, The Stranger's resident science columnist. Learn the scientific viewpoint on pheromones, the Madonna/whore complex, why a caller's breasts taste like onions, and whether it is truly safe to leave an opened jar of mayonnaise out of the refrigerator. Also, a useful tutorial on how to scientifically determine whether a woman's orgasm is fake or genuine. Call 206-201-2720 with your scientific inquiries. If you dig this, check out Science's podcast, Dear Science.
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