Sex and Psychology Podcast: A Sex Writer's Journey Into the Heart of Desire

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What really takes place behind the scenes on an adult film set? What is it like to attend an orgasmic meditation retreat? Journalist Tracy-Clark Flory has the answers. In her lengthy career covering the sex beat in the popular media, she’s gone where few of us have gone before—and she’s learned a lot about the state of our current sexual culture.

For this episode of the Sex and Psychology Podcast, I sat down with Tracy to talk about her new memoir, titled Want Me: A Sex Writer’s Journey Into the Heart of Desire. Tracy is a senior staff writer at Jezebel and her writings on sex have been published all over in the media.

Topics we cover in this episode include:

  • How did being a sex writer influence the relationship Tracy had with her parents?

  • What was the experience of finding her father’s porn like as a teenage girl? And how do boys and girls differ in their emotional reactions to finding a parent’s porn?

  • What has the public reaction been to Tracy sharing the most intimate details of her sex life in her writings, and how has this changed over time?

  • How can women navigate the complex mixed-messages our culture provides around women and sex?

  • What really happens behind the scenes on a porn set? What kinds of things do people tend to get wrong about how porn actually works?

  • What is it like to attend an orgasmic meditation retreat?

  • How has being a sex writer affected Tracy’s own sex life and relationships?

To learn more about Tracy and her work, visit her website and be sure to pick up a copy of her new book, Want Me: A Sex Writer’s Journey Into the Heart of Desire.

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Credits:

Music – Shutterstock/Florian

Photo: Tracy Clark-Flory



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