Simplify Sex and Love: Sex Advice Expert Dan Savage On How To Keep Not Breaking Up
Sex advice expert Dan Savage is known for changing definitions, whether that’s what it means to be a young LGBT person, how we understand modern monogamy, or the name of a certain unnamed politician. In this episode of Simplify, co-host Caitlin speaks to Savage about how we can take a leaf out of his book to challenge our own views on love, and as a result make life and love easier for ourselves and those around us.
“Monogamy is the only thing that we tell people that they have to execute perfectly throughout their entire lives to be any good at it.”
— Dan Savage
Please bear in mind that sexual terms and swearing crop up quite a lot in this episode, so it may not be suitable for every set of ears.
Who’s Dan Savage?
Dan Savage is the author of four books, including American Savage, and a nationally syndicated advice column called Savage Love. He may be best known for dispensing sex and relationship advice through his podcast, Savage Lovecast, and for being a regular contributor to public radio shows like This American Life. With his husband Terry Miller, he founded the It Gets Better Project, which offers hope to LGBT kids worldwide.
Simplify is a podcast for anybody who’s taken a close look at their habits, their happiness, their relationships, or their health and thought “There’s got to be a better way to do this.” We talk to bestselling writers, productivity wizards, sex geniuses, and happiness experts to find it for you. Life is complicated, but living it better doesn’t have to be. Simplify.
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Who made this?
Your hosts are Caitlin Schiller and Ben Schuman-Stoler.
Stellar research and production assistance by the outstanding Nika Mavrody.
Sound and editing by Ody Constantinou who once memorized the first 10 arguments of Plato’s Symposium to impress his now-girlfriend.
Dan Savage’s Podcast The Savage Lovecast
Famous study in the UK that concluded that all men watch porn.
Dan on This American Life
Alain de Botton‘s The Book of Life
Extra credit reading:
Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz.