American Sex Podcast Episode 60: Stella Harris – Healthy Communication in Sex

Stella Harris is a healthy communication rock star, and just released a new bestselling book on the subject. In this episode, Stella teaches us: what to do when one partner isn’t putting in the effort; boundary and expectation setting in the early part of relationships; how communication differs for vanilla and BDSM situations; navigating consent without ruining the mood; sexual improv tips and communication exercises for improving your sex life and more!

Sunny shows her appreciation for Bi Visibility Day and endures a lot of pounding while Ken is away. Catch Stella’s bonus story about a very unusual first date on Patreon.

Guest Bio

Stella Harris is such a nerd about communication that she wrote a book about it — look for Tongue Tied: Untangling Communication in Sex, Kink, and Relationships this September from Cleis Press. As a Certified Intimacy Educator and Sex Coach, she uses a variety of tools to guide and empower her clients, and she teaches everything from pleasure anatomy to communication skills to kink and BDSM. Stella teaches at venues and conferences across the country (and Canada!) most recently appearing at ConvergeCon in Vancouver BC, Dark Odyssey: Surrender in San Francisco, Kinky Kollege in Chicago, and Reed College in her adopted hometown of Portland, Oregon. In addition to her new book, Stella writes a sex column for the Willamette Week.

Widely quoted in the media, Stella has made guest appearances on numerous podcasts including Sex on the Brain, Strange Bedfellows, and Playboy Radio. Her articles have appeared in Cosmopolitan, on Kinkly.com, and on Fetish.com, and her fiction is included in more than a dozen anthologies.

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Sunny Megatron is a sexuality educator, sex & relationship writer, media personality, YouTuber, and sex toy expert. She's also the host and executive producer of the Showtime original television series, SEX with Sunny Megatron plus hosts the hit American Sex Podcast. Named one of the 6 most Savvy sexologists in North America, her work has been featured in Cosmo, Playboy, Jezebel, Buzzfeed, CNN, Refinery29, Playgirl Magazine, and more. She's a three-time XBIZ Sexpert of the Year nominee and has received numerous awards for her sexuality blog including Kinkly's #1 Sex Blogging Superhero of 2017. Sunny's passion is helping people become their authentic, sexual selves by learning to overcome shame and shed inhibitions.