Crista Anne is filling in for Katie this week, and she and Ashley tackle the sex and depression. They share their experiences living with depression and the effects of stress, medication, and fatigue on arousal and orgasm.
For most of us, sex education as teens involved shame, fear, and misinformation coming from the adults in our lives (whether teachers or parents). Katie and Ashley share their sex ed experiences, how they wish they would have been different, and why Adult Sex Ed Month matters. They also provide resources for finding high quality, [...]
How much do you know about the lube that you’re using? (Are you using lube? Hopefully we’ll convince you!) Katie and Ashley get geeky in this overview of all things lube. From the ideal viscosity of silicone anal lube to an ingredient overview (especially ingredients to avoid!), they pack tons of great information into this [...]
Katie and Ashley caught up with Sunny Megatron and Ken Melvoin-Berg to discuss all things BDSM and kink, from how to make a Yes/No/Maybe list to faux-waterboarding. Katie gets her questions answered, Ashley discovers she may be more of a top than she thought, and Sunny and Ken share the details of a scene they [...]
Usually, when we talk about consent, we’re talking about sex, and most of us have heard the phrase “Consent is Sexy” thrown around before. While consent most certainly can be sexy, Katie and Ashley think there’s more to it than that. This week they’re taking a deeper look at consent and the many different ways [...]
May is International Masturbation Month, and Katie and Ashley are celebrating! They discuss how they like to masturbate, what masturbation means to them, as well as personal their histories of shame and masturbatory triumph.
We’ve all got fantasies about different things and for different reasons, whether to play out something that isn’t happening in real life, test the waters of things you’d like to try, or to take your sex (with yourself or anyone else!) to new heights. This week, find out what Katie and Ashley fantasize about, what [...]
Katie and Ashley bring Carnalcopia back to Catalyst, marking a year since Katie’s introduction to the sex-positive community and the birth of the podcast. They reflect on the past year (both personally and professionally), discuss finding your voice and place, and stop to tell a few more sexy stories along the way.
With fisting on both the girls’ respective sexy bucket lists, who better to stop by and give them a crash course than Allison Moon? Pre-negotiation, how to best give (and receive), what to do, what NOT to do, proper aftercare… school’s in session, and we’re covering it all!
Charlotte York may have been afraid of being Mrs. Up The Butt, but Katie and Ashley are diving in this week to get down and dirty with butt stuff. What happens when potentially good anal goes wrong? Why is Ashley’s ass a no-entry zone? What finally won Katie over? Knock on our back doors for [...]
Pussy eating, labia licking, snatch snacking… Katie and Ashley are talking all things cunnilingus this week with Sophie Delancey! Find out why Katie would rather give than receive, why Ashley loves dental dams so much, and everyone’s secrets for better giving and receiving.
Condoms, the pill, IUDs… Birth control comes in many forms, and Katie and Ashley have tried most of them. Despite their ease and availability, though, sometimes the method you’ve chosen to use fails. This week, the girls share their experiences with unintended pregnancy, from protestors to personal shame, and what to expect when you weren’t [...]
Gather round for sexy story time as Katie and Ashley share their best and worst sex location experiences. On the beach under the moonlight, in the back of a car in a parking lot, even in a waterbed! Ashley shares her road head history and how she became such a blowjob pro, and Katie discusses [...]
For something as critical to enjoying healthy, happy relationships as boundaries, having them isn’t as easy as it looks. Katie and Ashley are joined this week by their friend and personal boundaries ninja, Hilary Nunes, to discuss the importance and logistics of effective boundary placement and enforcement, reflecting on their own struggles and triumphs along [...]
Katie and Ashley get to the bottom of all the things they swore they could never be into, from phone sex and dirty talk to strap-on sex and anal. They discuss what helped their opinions change, where they came from to begin with, and the difference between knowing your limits and knocking something before you [...]
There are a million different ways that a person can identify, from sexual orientation to relationship style to the beliefs we all hold that shape our sense of self. This week, Katie and Ashley discuss their personal journeys of discovery and self-identity, sharing what boxes they fit into (or don’t!), the experiences they’ve had along [...]
Katie and Ashley share their experiences with getting tested and disclosing to partners and prospective partners.
With Katie on vacation, Crista Anne returns to explain her new mission, born on the Carnalcopia Sex and Depression episode: #OrgasmQuest. She is on a crusade to regain her ability to experience universe creating orgasms and she shares her progress, what has worked and failed so far, and her deep appreciation for her #OrgasmQuest sponsors [...]
Did you know that Cooper Beckett is publishing a book? We scored the exclusive first interview with this budding author and heard all of the dirty details of his creative process. We also learned what happens when Katie Mack is away. Spoiler alert: it involves face sitting, njoy eleven wielding, orgy having, and many pop [...]
Slut-shaming is something that most people experience at some point in their lives. Katie and Ashley share their tales of slut shaming, from the same boyfriend, and Emily shares her origin story and her vision for the future of The UnSlut Project. The UnSlut Project is a collaborative effort to reach out to girls who [...]
Aida Manduley, sex educator and author of “When the Professional Is Personal: Calling Out the Whitewashing of the Sexuality Field” and “The Ferguson Masterpost: How To Argue Eloquently & Back Yourself Up With Facts” joins Ashley and Katie for a discussion on social justice. Aida also shares her history in LGBTQ activism and how she [...]
Have you ever wondered what happens at sex parties? How they work? Who organizes them? What the rules entail? Polly Superstar shares all of her sexy secrets of her creation, the world-renowned Kinky Salon. Katie and Ashley geek out with Polly about vulnerability and community building (a la Brené Brown) and learn all about the [...]
Four heads in one episode leads to a group blowjob of epic proportions! While Katie was freezing in the late-November snow, Ashley traveled to Oakland to visit sex educator and coach Alex Morgan. The three share their tips for giving great blowjobs to both factory-installed and strap-on cocks. Like Batman to the Bat Signal, sex [...]
Talking about sex with prospective partners is vital. Conversations about STI status, barrier requirements, and boundaries are essential pre-sex talking points—not to mention telling your partner what you actually enjoy! Katie and Ashley explore these conversations as well as messages they received growing up in sex-negative households. Ashley shares how early childhood trauma impacted her [...]