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February 24, 2021 76 min

In this episode of The Turn On, Erica and Kenrya talk to queer Black polyamorous feminist and Parenting Is Political podcast co-host Jasmine Banks about the role of kink in healing sexual trauma, the beauty of going through a second adolescence with partners you trust, teaching our kids about sex and gender and pleasure and joy, and how masturbating first thing in the morning can save lives.

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February 17, 2021 66 min

In this episode of The Turn On, Erica and Kenrya talk to sex educator and pleasure witch Haylin Belay about tapping into your personal spirituality; achieving a pleasurable, integrated sex life; rooting out anti-Blackness in sex education and all the shit popular culture gets wrong about witchcraft.

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February 10, 2021 63 min

In this episode of The Turn On, Erica and Kenrya read N.D. Jones' "Of Fear and Faith" and talked Black spirituality, the two lists everyone should make before they start dating, having panic attacks after seemingly "fine" dates, the importance of having a strong block game and lingering gender roles.

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In this episode of The Turn On, Erica and Kenrya talk to writer Taiia Smart Young about unusual (and fantastic!) names, scheduling sex, realizing that you don't actually want what you thought you wanted, and staying in touch with your body body during a pandemic.

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January 27, 2021 61 min

In this episode of The Turn On, Erica and Kenrya read K.A. Smith's "Parking" and talk about having car sex, keeping things fresh and remembering that you're a bad bitch.

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In this episode of The Turn On, Erica and Kenrya talk to sex therapist Jenifer Smith about how improved communication, a good book and some excellent porn can improve your sex life.

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January 13, 2021 24 min

In this episode of The Turn On, Erica and Kenrya talk about spicing up married sex, upping your sex stamina, (maybe) myths that seem hella true and tips for better backdoor action.

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In this episode of The Turn On, Erica and Kenrya talk about the pleasures and challenges of one night stands.

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December 30, 2020 27 min

In this episode of The Turn On, Erica and Kenrya talk about finding the right dating app in the new year, strategies for scoring good matches and how to peace out gracefully.

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December 23, 2020 27 min

In this episode of The Turn On, Erica and Kenrya talk about the virtues of our good friend dry humping and share their experiences past and present-ish.

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In this episode of The Turn On, Erica and Kenrya talk to Jodie Slaughter about celebrity crushes, writing embarrassing fanfic, Affrilachians and finding our way back when anxiety takes us down.

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December 9, 2020 41 min

In this episode of The Turn On, Erica and Kenrya read from Jodie Slaughter's "White Whiskey Bargain" and talk about Black Appalachia, masturbation, vulnerability and why consent is so damn sexy.

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In this episode of The Turn On, Erica and Kenrya talk to play cousin Sheree L. Greer about her book "Let the Lover Be," who gets to be an activist, the importance of being vulnerable, and the virtues of Black women being our whole selves both on and off the page.

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In this episode of The Turn On, Erica and Kenrya host their very first live show! They talk to special guest Sheree L. Greer about her book "Let the Lover Be," breaking free of addiction, romanticizing relationships pasts and orgasms as escapism.

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November 18, 2020 39 min

In this episode of The Turn On, Erica and Kenrya talk to therapist Chloé Cook about repeating the patterns of our parental relationships in our romantic relationships, setting boundaries with our partners' friends, and when it's time to go to sex therapy.

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November 11, 2020 52 min

In this episode of The Turn On, Erica and Kenrya read from "Big Girl Pill" by KD Williamson and talk about heeding red flags, telling your friends when you don't rock with the person they're dating and breaking up with codependency.

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November 4, 2020 40 min

In this episode of The Turn On, Erica and Kenrya talk to writer Vanesa Evers about rewriting history, overcoming unbearable whiteness in professional spaces and using poetry to inspire sexual liberation.

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October 27, 2020 52 min

In this episode of The Turn On, Erica and Kenrya read from "Black Lesbians—We Are the Revolution!" and talk pegging, learning from our partners and if our ancestors watch us fuck.

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October 20, 2020 26 min

In this episode of The Turn On, Erica and Kenrya reminisce about homecoming.

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October 13, 2020 15 min

In this episode of The Turn On, Erica and Kenrya answer a few questions from the mailbag.

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