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The Ersties Podcast
38 minutes | Jul 5, 2019
#18- ASMR: Sex or Therapy?
Do you like it when somebody whispers gently into your ear? Strokes a brush along your cheek? Bites down on a crunchy pickle? These are just some of the triggers you can find among the millions of ASMR videos on Youtube. But what actually is ASMR? Why are so many people using it to fall asleep at night? Not everybody gets the tingles. We interview Dr Craig Richard to find out what this response says about your personality and whether it is or isn’t sexual. ASMR artist and NSFW content creator Karuna Satori also weighs in on the sex debate and tells the shocking story of how ASMR saved her life. On top of this, we create some triggers of our own and wonder, is ASMR a cure to loneliness in modern times? Can it be used as a tool for greater intimacy and well-being?Head over to Ersties.com/podcast to enjoy Lina's naughty ASMR debut as well as to claim your 50% Ersties discount.
30 minutes | Jun 13, 2019
Jon Ronson: A Journey into the Porn Industry
Jon Ronson has explored the world of psychopaths, conspiracy theorists, public shaming and most recently, the porn industry. So what drives him to look so closely at the fringes of society? We talk about his latest series, The Last Days Of August, an investigation into the untimely death of pornstar August Ames. Delving deeper into the making of this podcast, we discuss ethics, Ronson’s own mental health struggles and the psychology of shame. Inspired by gonzo journalism, Ronson reflects on longform journalism and why he stays in the picture. One of today’s most humanistic storytellers, this time he tells us his. Head over to Ersties.com/podcast and watch our Ersties Trailer (18+) as well as to claim your 50% exclusive discount for Ersties.com
42 minutes | May 3, 2019
#17- The Squirting Masterclass
Squirt? Gush? Trickle? What squirting style are you? If female ejaculation isn't part of your sexual repertoire yet, get ready to be schooled. Can everybody do it? What techniques work best? Is it really pee? We invited World Record Squirter, Lola Jean, to tell us how she hacked her body and crushed science. On top of explaining why come-hither fingers aren't the only way, she reveals psychological reasons behind why we squirt and what holds us back. Also in this episode: the sex gap, male squirting and the educational porn that will make your pussy/partner think you're Jesus. Prepare for pleasure that will leave its mark all over your sheets. We'll squirt to that!Head over to Ersties.com/podcast to enjoy the Squirting School trailer (18+) as well as to claim your 50% Ersties discount.
37 minutes | Apr 19, 2019
Comedy for Killjoys with Sofie Hagen
Sofie Hagen is an award-winning Comedienne, Writer and Podcaster championing body-positivity, boy bands and always texting the guy first, but also second, third, fourth, fifth... In her podcasts ‘Made Of Human’ and ‘The Secret Dinosaur Cult’ as well as in her upcoming book ‘Happy Fat,’ she’s fighting stigma of all kinds. We talked to Sofie about her version of fat activism, about coming out as non-binary, daddy issues, and how hate-speech is even bad for the haters. And of course: all things comedy! What’s magical about it? How do you find a balance between being funny and opening your soul on stage? Are all feminists killjoys? And what are the parallels between stand-up and porn? Listen for the laughs, the rage and to consider why having an apple thrown at you is less funny than a kebab. Sofie is currently travelling around the UK doing a stand-up book tour hybrid - find the dates for that on www.sofiehagen.com. Head over to Ersties.com/podcast to watch our Video of the Week, as well as to claim your 50% exclusive discount for Ersties.com
76 minutes | Apr 4, 2019
#16- The Best A Man Can Get?
Do you sometimes feel trapped in your role as a man? We speak to The Naked Professor, Ben Bidwell about how he overcame the confines of masculinity to embrace vulnerability and started a mental health podcast with his co-host, Matt Johnson. Ben’s not the only one frustrated with kind of fast cars and novelty socks manliness. After working at Playboy, Josh Schollmeyer decided to co-found his own publication, MEL Magazine, to start having the kinds of conversations men have in real life. He believes that post #metoo, it’s time for men to step-up and make a change. Josh’s ethos does away with boxing people into archetypes and instead, brings some curiosity to the table to ask what really is the best a man can get?Head over to Ersties.com/podcast to watch our Video of the Week, as well as to claim your 50% exclusive discount for Ersties.com
26 minutes | Mar 15, 2019
Office Quickie with Pornhub Aria
What’s it like to work at Pornhub? Is everybody horny all the time? Are lunch breaks giant orgies? Come step behind the scenes of the world’s biggest porn streaming site and meet the face of the brand: Pornhub ARIA, Social Media Manager. With over one million followers, Aria has created a unique online voice whose humor, sex positivity, and revealing stats go way beyond pure porn. We were lucky to talk to her in person and find out what she’s like in real life. What kind of porn does Aria prefer? Why does she secretly love conspiracy theories? And most importantly: is she happy in her job? Learn all about her plans for Pornhub’s world domination, her future presidency, and why memes are serious business. This episode leaves no doubt: there is zero shame in Pornhub ARIA’s game.
46 minutes | Mar 1, 2019
#15- Erotic Literature Ft. Daddies, Doms, and Novelist Saskia Vogel
Have you secretly indulged in erotica as a teen? Or conjured some Severus Snape fan fiction? Why is it so hard to write about sex anyway? Exploring the best and worst sex writing, we talk the surprising conception of Fifty Shades, Haruki Murakami and our love of Netflix’s Sex Education. Sliding into perverted prose, we catch up with debut novelist, Saskia Vogel to discuss her brand-spanking new BDSM novel, Permission. A tale of discovery from rose-tinted LA, full of Daddies, dominatrixes and a houseboy named Piggy. It poses the crucial question: How do I want to be loved? Asking for a girl, not yet a woman. Don’t miss out on bedtime stories that are sure to keep you up at night!
39 minutes | Feb 15, 2019
In Bed With Dan Savage
Meet the deviant of the highest order: Dan Savage. Renowned advice columnist, host of Savage Lovecast and author of several books including "Skipping Towards Gomorrah: The Seven Deadly Sins and the Pursuit of Happiness in America." Put your most aching questions to bed and discover the price of admission in any relationship, how phones have killed flirtation, and the solution to that gnawing feeling you are NOT enough for your partner. Dan also tells us what the gay community has to teach about consent and gushes on his lovechild, HUMP!, the festival where you can make porn without it living on the internet forever. Don’t be a harney and tuck in!
65 minutes | Feb 1, 2019
#14- Sex Toy Confessions: The Toys That Will Shake The Earth in 2019
How do you make Valentine’s Day suck in the right way? Sex Toys make for great solo play and an orgasmic gift - but are they just tools to get off quickly or can they transform your sex life? Our favourite homework yet, we tested revolutionary vibrating, sucking, tingling, solo and partner sex toys to tell you what hits the spot for us. Spectrum Boutique owner and Duchess of Dildos, Zoë Ligon, shares wisdom from owning a sex shop, her love of gigantic dildos, ways to make this industry more inclusive (we all have a butthole, don’t we?!), AND the one product that will make everybody’s life better. We also confess our first sex toy encounters, swap fire tips for using and cleaning them, and explain cucumber DIY. The only limit to toy pleasure is your creativity and imagination, or, ours. Let’s play!
48 minutes | Jan 18, 2019
Wanting To Be Friends with Asa Akira
Who wouldn’t want to be friends with award-winning porn performer, director, writer, entrepreneur, and anal queen Asa Akira? Paulita and Olivia had the best time talking to the humbly hilarious multi-talent about how she first landed her dream job in the adult industry and continued to rise and rise with the internet. Author of two memoirs, editor of Asarotica, host of The Pornhub Podcast, and now, expectant mother, Asa discusses body image with us and swaps insights with Paulita on talking to children about their porn careers. Meanwhile, Olivia discovers that they share some very specific porn watching habits... On top of all that: enlightening stories about ‘double dick dude’ and the taste of diabetic spunk – you won’t know until you try! The podcast, that is. Enjoy!
68 minutes | Jan 4, 2019
#13- What We Fantasize About ft. Tentacles, Gender-Benders, Aliens and Justin Lehmiller
What do you think about when you masturbate or have sex? About doing it with your yoga teacher? Celebrities? Aliens? Do you fantasize about gender-bending, lactation, or tentacles? Does it get gangbangy and rapy? Or do you give yourself dominant superpowers? In this episode, we discuss where sexual fantasies come from, what their function is, and why it is difficult - but SO important - to talk about them. As our unicorn, we invited Kinsey Institute sex researcher Justin Lehmiller who surveyed the sexual imagination of 4000 Americans for his book Tell Me What You Want. And of course, we’re sharing our very own dirty fantasies. Come and escape reality with us!
32 minutes | Dec 21, 2018
Monkey Business with Christopher Ryan
Is it more natural to be monogamous? Psychologist and bestselling author of Sex at Dawn Christopher Ryan reveals how our evolutionary past has shaped our sexuality and relationships today. As one of the few mammals that have sex not only for reproduction, why are we having sex? Do female apes climax? Were those hunter-gatherers as kinky as we are? And what would life be like if we lived more like bonobos and let women rule? Get down to monkey business with us and find out.
59 minutes | Dec 10, 2018
#12- Sexual Healing
Too sad to fuck? Winter season is upon us and it’s time to talk about sex and mental health. Anxiety and loneliness aren’t exactly festive buzzwords but it is a difficult season for many, and sex workers can find that family dinner especially challenging. So we ask - Is sex work really bad for mental health? Can doing porn be better than an antidepressant? How does your sex drive impact your relationship? Should you ditch your therapist and hire a sex worker instead? We sit down with Kristina Marlen, sex worker and bondage artist, who tells us why paying for sex empowers women and how she helps heal trauma. In short: a great remedy for your winter blues!
24 minutes | Nov 19, 2018
Getting High with Janice Griffith
Meet the naked menace to society! US porn star Janice Griffith has been in the industry for five years now, working with big names from Vixen to Wicked Pictures, Brazzers, and recently even had her pussy turned into a lifelike Fleshlight masturbator – she’s tickling people’s fancy all over the world! On top of all that, she is also a sex work activist revolutionizing the world of adult entertainment. Paulita met her in her hotel room in Berlin around the XBIZ Europe convention to get high, indulge in Ben&Jerry’s, and talk politics & porn: What does Janice love about good old gonzo? Does she believe in the political power of pornography? How are governments policing sex workers? And why did she get deleted on Twitter? Get high with Janice Griffith and find out – she sure is a mouthful!
46 minutes | Nov 2, 2018
#11- The Sex Podcast Podcast ft. Asa Akira, Conner Habib, Turn Me On and The Second Circle.
Sex is everywhere but have you tried looking for a candid conversation about it? Sex podcasts, like ours, are a good place to start. For this podcast all about podcasting we met the amazing hosts of Against Everyone, The Pornhub Podcast, Turn Me On, and The Second Circle to learn from the best about starting a podcast, how talking about sex impacts your own sex life and why real conversations matter. As well as the challenges of being married to your co-host, meeting double dick guy and breastfeeding kinks. Plus, we reveal our own experiences of what it’s like to share all those intimate details in public. Talking about talking about sex...it’s our most meta episode yet.
24 minutes | Oct 26, 2018
The Ersties Podcast Meets...Suzannah Weiss
How many women do you know that write for Playboy magazine and hold a degree in cognitive neuroscience? Meet Suzannah Weiss! The writer, editor, scholar and sex educator chats with Olivia about everything from notches on the bedpost, to female pleasure & pain during sex and the politics of cum shots. Ever wondered why women moan more? Does losing your virginity have to be painful? And why do straight women love to watch gay porn? All this, some horror films and a vulva show-and-tell in the latest episode of The Ersties Podcast Meets.
71 minutes | Oct 5, 2018
#10- Sex Myth Busters with expert Dr. Zhana
Catch your girlfriends busting some of the most pervasive sex myths out there. Is porn addiction real? Can you have an orgasm with your G-spot? Is fisting really as good as Lina thinks it is? We got down to it with Sex Researcher Dr Zhana Vrangalova, so your sex life can be all the better for it. Beware of libido-wrecking breakfasts but there’s hope for those of you caught in the death grip of your vibrator. Enjoy, and listen out for our favourite podcast with Rain de Grey!
55 minutes | Sep 7, 2018
#9- Getting What You Want: Consent, BDSM and Sex Talk
A mood killer? Or the key to the best sex ever… What consent means, looks and sounds like and how we get excited saying exactly what we want. As well as chat on cigarettes and not being in the mood on a porn set. Ex-dominatrix Liliana Velásquez also joins to talk dirty to us and share what BDSM has to teach about limits. Ready? Was that a definite yes?
35 minutes | Aug 24, 2018
The Ersties Podcast Meets...Liara Roux
The Ersties Podcasts Meets...Liara Roux, Sex Worker, Online Political Organizer and Pornographer. Liara is a sex work advocate who has recently spoken out strongly against SESTA and FOSTA. We chatted with her about her life as a Sex Worker, her career in Porn, and the issues currently being faced by Sex Workers in the US and around the world. Head to https://liararoux.xxx/ to learn more and to check out her incredible work.
53 minutes | Aug 3, 2018
#8- Sex Party Confessions
Sex Parties. Sex and Parties, what’s not to love right? In our very first live recorded episode we regale tales of Berlin Dark Rooms and exclusive parties where debauchery is compulsory. What to wear, how to get inside, and why wet wipes are a must! Creator of Pornceptual, Chris Phillips, joined us to share his experiences. Head to Ersties-Podcast.com/Ersties to get 50% discount off your first month of fun at Ersties.com.
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