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Girl Boner Radio: True Sex and Relationship Stories

Mar 31, 2021

Self-love plays an important role in everything from pleasure and intimacy to our everyday interactions. But how do you cultivate it, especially when things feel difficult? 


In this Girl Boner Radio episode, Mike Johnson, author of Making the Love You Want, speaks about his childhood, how he’s cultivated self-love and the impact self-love has had on his life. He also answers Girl Boner listeners’ questions, reflects on how he was depicted on The Bachelorette, and shares his top tips for sexual empowerment!


A few things you’ll learn about in the episode:


  • Why Mike describes his mom as a shining star of resiliency, determination and persistence
  • Gender roles Mike feels we should do away with, including personal examples from his life
  • How Mike felt revealing the sexual assault he endured during childhood in Making the Love You Want
  • The difficult breakup that brought Mike lengthy grief and how he found healing
  • How he feels about how he was depicted on The Bachelorette
  • Mike’s answers to listeners’ questions!
  • Why he prefers the term “rising action” over “foreplay,” and how he defines it
  • How self-love can enhance pleasure + tips for cultivating it from Dr. Megan Fleming




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Girl Boner Radio is hosted and produced by August McLaughlin, with transcript support from KM Huber.