The Turn On

The Turn On

The Turn On is a podcast for Black people who want to get off. To open their minds. To learn. To be part of a community. To show that we love and have sex too, and it doesn’t have to be political or scandalous or dirty. Unless we want it to be. Join us each week as we read a sexy piece of Black erotica, chop it up with the mind behind the literature, give y’all way too much information about our sex lives, and share some tips and tricks you might want to incorporate the next time you get it in. Your hosts are Erica and Kenrya, curious, hilarious, direct, Black best friends who love to have sex and read about sex and learn about sex, and would rather give up our vibrators than yuck someone else’s yum. We’ll explore all facets of sexuality, from kink to masturbation to sex work to having orgasms while disabled. Our lens for the show is “sex and…,” because we know that sex is never just about sex. Every time you tune in, we'll turn you on and teach you something you can use to get off.... Show More

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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.

You can find full show notes, a transcript and links to everything we mentioned on this episode at https://www.theturnonpodcast.com/transcripts/episode-5-brown-skin.

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October 20, 2020 26 min

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

You can find full show notes, a transcript and links to everything we mentioned on this episode at https://www.theturnonpodcast.com/transcripts/quickie-21-homecoming-dispatches.

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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.

You can find full show notes, a transcript and links to everything we mentioned on this episode at https://www.theturnonpodcast.com/transcripts/quickie-20-mailbag-covid-edition.

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October 13, 2020 4 min

The 'Rona has us stuck in the house, but that doesn't meet we can't get together for a fun night! Join us on Saturday, November 14, 2020, as we hop online and discuss "Let The Lover Be" by Sheree L. Greer. Killa will get a little tipsy and read a sexy scene, then she and E will talk about the book with a very special guest—Sheree L. Greer! 

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In this episode of The Turn On, Erica and Kenrya talk to "Bittersweet" author Christina C. Jones about creating realistic, Black-ass characters, being prolific as hell and the importance of carving out a space for indie Black writers.

You can find full show notes, a transcript and links to everything we mentioned on this episode at https://www.theturnonpodcast.com/transcripts/episode-4_5-the-turn-on-x-christina-c-jones.

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September 29, 2020 64 min

In this episode of The Turn On, Erica and Kenrya read from "Bittersweet" by Christina C. Jones and talk about hard-won orgasms, shaking free of perfectionism and teaching kids that being an asshole is not a healthy way to express love.

You can find full show notes, a transcript and links to everything we mentioned on this episode at https://www.theturnonpodcast.com/transcripts/episode-4-nobodys-supposed-to-be-here.

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September 22, 2020 26 min

In this episode of The Turn On, Erica and Kenrya talk to guest "Tracy" about finding love within your friend group, staying grounded on the hard days and the importance of sowing your royal oats.

You can find full show notes, a transcript and links to everything we mentioned on this episode at https://www.theturnonpodcast.com/transcripts/episode-3_5-the-turn-on-x-tracy.

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September 15, 2020 43 min

In this episode of The Turn On, Erica and Kenrya read from "Benefriends” by Chencia C. Higgins, then talk about dating within your friend group and their favorite restraints.

You can find full show notes, a transcript and links to everything we mentioned on this episode at https://www.theturnonpodcast.com/transcripts/episode-3-lovers-and-friends.

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September 8, 2020 37 min

In this episode of The Turn On, Erica and Kenrya talk to author Fiona Zedde about her work, sexuality in ancient African societies and just how much time you really need with your soulmate.

You can find full show notes, a transcript and links to everything we mentioned on this episode at https://www.theturnonpodcast.com/transcripts/episode-2_5-the-turn-on-x-fiona-zedde.

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September 1, 2020 68 min

In this episode of The Turn On, Erica and Kenrya read “Rise of the Rain Queen” by Fiona Zedde and talk about the role family plays in romantic relationships and dating folks who are too old for us. Plus, they announce the first selection in The Turn On Book Club!

You can find full show notes, a transcript and links to everything we mentioned on this episode at https://www.theturnonpodcast.com/transcripts/episode-2-rain.

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In this episode of The Turn On, Erica and Kenrya talk to sex educator Haddi Ceesay about the horrors of abstinence-only education, Islam and finding your calling.

You can find full show notes, a transcript and links to everything we mentioned on this episode at https://www.theturnonpodcast.com/transcripts/episode-1_5-the-turn-on-x-haddi-ceesay.

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August 18, 2020 56 min

In this episode of The Turn On, Erica and Kenrya read Delaney Diamond's "Queen of Barrakesch" and talk about wedding night sex and what's turning them on right now.

You can find full show notes, a transcript and links to everything we mentioned on this episode at https://www.theturnonpodcast.com/transcripts/episode-1-all-i-need.

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August 17, 2020 7 min

We're back, bitches! Plus some important announcements.

You can find full show notes, a transcript and links to everything we mentioned on this episode at https://www.theturnonpodcast.com/transcripts/season-three-announcement.

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In this episode of The Turn On, Erica and Kenrya talk to Dr. Zelaika Hepworth Clarke about the fluidity of gender, decolonizing sexuality and the importance of discovering what brings you pleasure.

You can find full show notes, a transcript and links to everything we mentioned on this episode at https://www.theturnonpodcast.com/transcripts/quickie-19-the-turn-on-x-dr-zelaika-hepworth-clarke.

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In this episode of The Turn On, Erica and Kenrya take a stroll down sex memory lane with their special guest, Blanche.

You can find full show notes, a transcript and links to everything we mentioned on this episode at https://www.theturnonpodcast.com/transcripts/quickie-18-this-is-your-sex-life-with-blanche.

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July 28, 2020 8 min

In this episode of The Turn On, Erica and Kenrya ask each other weird ass questions and give weird ass answers ahead of season three. Join us!

You can find full show notes, a transcript and links to everything we mentioned on this episode at https://www.theturnonpodcast.com/transcripts/quickie-17-choices.

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July 21, 2020 10 min

In this episode of The Turn On, Erica and Kenrya revisit common romance tropes and talk about tropes they'd like to see.

You can find full show notes, a transcript and links to everything we mentioned on this episode at https://www.theturnonpodcast.com/transcripts/quickie-16-know-your-tropes-too.

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In this episode of The Turn On, Kenrya interviews Jerome, Erica's favorite toy.

You can find full show notes, a transcript and links to everything we mentioned on this episode at https://www.theturnonpodcast.com/transcripts/quickie-15-the-turn-on-x-jerome-the-rabbit.

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July 7, 2020 11 min

In this episode of The Turn On, Erica and Kenrya dig in the mailbag and answer questions from readers.

You can find full show notes, a transcript and links to everything we mentioned on this episode at https://www.theturnonpodcast.com/transcripts/quickie-14-mailbag.

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In this episode of The Turn On, Erica and Kenrya talk about their first time at a swinger's club.

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