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[UPDATE: The embed function isn’t working so for now, here is the interview I tried to embed: 7 Sex Education Lessons From Emily Nagoski’s Come As You Are]

Back in 2010 I discovered this quirky blog, Emily Nagoski ::sex nerd::, that that gave me a term, “sex nerd,” for how I approach thinking about and exploring human sexuality. Over the past five years, I’ve had the pleasure of engaging as a commenter on Emily’s blog, discussing human sexuality via email, and serving as a reviewer on early drafts of what is not being published as Come As You Are: The Surprising New Science that Will Transform Your Sex Life (Simon and Schuster, 2015).

(Emily, I’m so glad you stuck with this title, as it has been a playful favorite of mine since you first tried it out!)

I haven’t always been a fan of every population-level generalization Emily makes about cis female sexuality — that is, some of her generalizations haven’t rung true with the way I, personally, experience arousal and desire — but hey, that’s what scientists mean when they talk about what is generally for the population under discussion. (See? Because I read ::sex nerd:: back in the day, I can make that distinction now!)

So I’m pleased to see all of the exposure that Emily’s getting, what with her recent op-ed in the New York Times and the extended conversation above, which appeared on the local WBUR show “Radio Boston” last week. I hope if this is the sort of thing that interests you (or you think it will interest a person in your life) you’ll take a look at or listen to what she has to say!

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