The State We're In, 22 September 2012. A man felt like a failure until he met with a sex coach. A sex coach explains her career choice. And a legendary sexologist argues that we’re still getting sex all wrong, even today.
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Steven is 44 years old. He’s attractive and he owns his own business.
Everything about him seems just fine, but he has a secret: that until very recently, he was a virgin.
He tells host Jonathan Groubert about his feelings of failure, and his desperate bid to lose his virginity: by attending a special course dedicated to teaching intimacy.
The people who come to see Marion van der Stad are usually good-looking, have great jobs and lots of friends.
But they’re missing one crucial thing in their lives – sexual experience.
Marion explains how she’s personally helped hundreds of people become a fuller version in this first-person account.
When Betty Dodson was growing up in the American Midwest during the 1950s, sex was something nice girls knew nothing about.
But Betty decided that ignorance about orgasms meant fewer orgasms, and that was personally, and politically, unacceptable.
So she’s devoted her life to breaking down taboos about women exploring their bodies, and can be shockingly frank in explaining how we’re getting sex all wrong, even today.