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Love, Sex, & Dating During Covid-19: Part Six

Love, Sex, & Dating During Covid-19: Part Six

May 20, 2020

On this week's episode of the Touchpoint Town Hall, we heard from two couples who were navigating unique challenges in quarantine.

First, Brandi and Kat shared about negotiating personal space while in lockdown. Especially since Brandi is a trans man who longs for alone time to become "more familiar" with his new body.

Then, Jedaya and Josué opened up about being in a new relationship, navigating a miscarriage, and overcoming some bad programming about what it means to be a man.

Finally, we chatted with some Super Eligible Humans––aka singles who were ready to mingle.

 

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Love, Sex, & Dating During Covid-19: Part Five

Love, Sex, & Dating During Covid-19: Part Five

May 14, 2020
Ida, a 76-year-old widow logs in from Jerusalem (at 2:30am her time) to share with us her epic love story, and also to do a vibrant recitation of her new quarantine digital dating profile––which she literally raps for us...
 
Paul and James share about how they got married at their local movie theatre at the box office window, and then drop some knowledge about why marriage equality is so important right now...
 
Lili in Palo Alto shares about sexting with a coworker, and why in her world, real friends exchange nudes...
 
Plus, we chat up some eligible singles, and so much more!
 
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Love, Sex, & Dating During Covid-19: Part Four

Love, Sex, & Dating During Covid-19: Part Four

May 6, 2020

In this week's episode of Touchpoint, we have three very different stories about what it means to fully be ourselves.

First Taty opens up about being polyamorous and redefining love for herself...

...then Erika shares how she navigated having––what she felt was––an embarrassing health issue with a new partner while she was quarantined with him...and his parents...

...and then Bethany shares with us about how she went from being a super conservative missionary who was protesting outside of gay bars and declaring homosexuality a sin to coming out as queer and reimagining her life.

Plus, we meet three Army vets who met in Afghanistan, and are this week's "most eligible humans."

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Love, Sex, & Dating During Covid-19: Part Three

Love, Sex, & Dating During Covid-19: Part Three

May 1, 2020

This episode was a total emotional rollercoaster, from Brooke's recitation of her sexts with an ex...

 

...to Punam's incredible story of a socially distanced child birth...

...to Jamie's wisdom around gender and touch...

...to Don's vulnerable share about his wife’s battle with Alzheimer’s…

...to Natalia's breathtaking song...

...to celebrating Kelly and Hannah's engagement...

...the night was full of inspiring, hopeful nuggets for us all.

 

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Love, Sex, & Dating During Covid-19: Part Two

Love, Sex, & Dating During Covid-19: Part Two

April 17, 2020

In our second virtual episode, nearly 500 people from around the world logged in live to witness Jared chat with people about the things they’re experiencing in bed and in love during quarantine.

 

Below are some of the highlights.

 

🙏🏼 A story from a Canadian woman of Indian origin who has discovered the power of self-pleasure as she navigates a solo quarantine and confronts the challenging stigmas and emotional subjugation at the intersections of sex and being a woman of color.

 

🎶 A musical couple that got engaged during quarantine and then sang us a song.

 

🦄 A woman navigating a long-distance relationship through a deepening of her faith.

 

💪🏼 A man getting real about not being able to get it up in the bedroom and the importance of   cultivating emotional safety and connectivity.

 

💔 A woman who was dumped over Zoom and challenged to navigate heartbreak at home without the physical comfort of her friends, but showered with love by strangers on the internet.

 

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Love, Sex, & Dating During Covid-19

Love, Sex, & Dating During Covid-19

April 3, 2020

In this episode, Jared hosts 250+ people from 26 countries for a conversation about love, sex, and dating during Covid-19.  Below are some of the highlights.

 

👩‍❤️‍👨 A story from two people who found each other on @bumble three weeks ago, had their first date (and “kiss”) over FaceTime, and have deeply fallen for each other.  Also, he’s a doctor working 72-hour shifts on the front lines.  Our hearts melted.

🦹🏽‍♀️ A story of a virtual sex party where people were performing BDSM scenes while others watched and had sex on camera for all to see.

🦄 A story of a woman in a non-monogamous relationship navigating the challenges of being in partnership with multiple people at a time when we’re meant to stay at home.

💃 A story of a new couple who decided to quarantine together and see how it goes as they witness each other in new and super intimate ways.  They also did a dance performance for us!

 

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The Touchpoint Check-In

The Touchpoint Check-In

March 21, 2020

It's March of 2020, and we are all in the midst of a real crisis of connection right now. We have been told to socially distance ourselves; to steer clear of each other.  To hunker down in our homes, to avoid physical touch; and so our need for human connection has never been greater.

That’s why, in response, we've decided to host a virtual, daily check-in call every night at 6pm EST for the foreseeable future.  Anyone can join.  The space is totally free.

It’s a space where we can see other faces, hear other voices, and feel more connected.  Especially during this moment where we need to experience human touch more deeply than ever before.

We are recording the conversations, and then sharing them each day as podcast episodes. Think of it kind of like a radio show with callers from all over the world sharing the stories of their “social distancing experiences” and more.

So far, people have joined us from Italy, Australia, Mexico, Germany, the UK, Canada, Brazil, and from coast to coast in the USA.  

We're not sure what to expect from this experience. Touchpoint has always been an experiment in human connection and conversation.

In this episode, Jared chats with...

...a new couple quarantined together in Southern California trying to figure out how often they should be having sex. They haven’t seen anyone else except the plumber in five days.

...a Seattle-based college student in her dorm navigating social isolation, taking space from a romantic partner, and having a family across the country who just aren’t taking the proper precautions.

...a restaurant consultant in LA who is finding himself in a strange place professionally as all of his colleagues navigate a massive financial crisis.

...a woman in Brooklyn who experiences fresh air for the first time in many days as she heads to the grocery store for the first time; everyone standing six feet apart.

...a woman whose uncle passed away last week and now they’re trying to figure out what kind of funeral can be had.  How do we deal with the passing of loved ones in the time of quarantine and social isolation?

...and so many more.

 

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The Most Courageous Love Story Ever Told

The Most Courageous Love Story Ever Told

May 22, 2019

On today’s episode of Touchpoint, I sit down with two of the bravest people I’ve ever met. Their life stories both individually and collectively stand as prismatic examples of the messes we create when we do not show up as ourselves and the magic we experience when we do.

I first met Nick and Katherine North in Marfa, Texas at a week-long creative conference called Yeah Field Trip.  I was hosting a town hall about love and sex––obviously––and they were sitting right up front.  When I asked people to share what comes up for them when I said the word “sex,” Nick shouted out, “This morning!”  He and Katherine were all cuddled up together. It was very cute. Everyone laughed.  I turned my attention their way.  

“How long have you two been together?” I asked.

“About five years,” said Katherine.

“And how was the sex you were having five years ago different than the sex you had this morning?”

They looked at each other lovingly.

“Well for one,” said Nick, “I was a woman then.”

The room was still. It was a powerful moment.  They proceeded to share a few bits of what I consider to be one of the most courageous love stories I’ve ever heard.  It’s a story of overcoming poverty, shame, gender and sexual oppression, while cultivating friendship, family, intimacy, and above all things, the bravery to be yourself. 

I’m grateful that Nick and Katherine agreed to sit with me and share their story.  It has changed my life.  They have touched my heart.  And I’m honored and privileged to bring this story to you.  I hope it gives you more permission to be whoever you are––in bed, in love, and in life.

Thanks for listening.

Here. We. Go.

Love, Jmw.

 

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Danger, Touch, & Transformation In Bed

Danger, Touch, & Transformation In Bed

April 23, 2019

On this episode, you’ll hear stories of sexual exploration, gender transformation, and what one poet calls, “skin starvation.” Plus, Dr. Zhana offers some surprising insights into what consent means in the United States, and so much more.

 

 

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What Does It Mean To Be A Man?

What Does It Mean To Be A Man?

March 26, 2019

Andrew Horn wants men to get more vulnerable.  He’s the founder of a new organization called Junto, a not-so-secret club for men to explore emotional mastery where he curates workshops and weekend retreats for bros to come together, take off their macho masks, and get real about their feelings.  

In a #metoo world, this work is very important.  And that’s why I wanted to chat with Andrew about his personal journey.  In this episode, he shares stories of being bullied as a child, how he’s learned to be in partnership with a very powerful woman, some of the books that have guided him on his way, and ultimately, what it’s like to raise a son in the modern world.

Andrew is a good friend, so we also share a lot of laughs.  But his humor and charm are well-balanced with his insights, and of course, his vulnerability.

 

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