The Birds and the Bees

This week on Unorthodox, sex counselor Bat Sheva Marcus and Slate advice columnist Mallory Ortberg

November 19, 2015

This week on Unorthodox: Let’s talk about sex.

Our Jewish guest is sex counselor Bat Sheva Marcus, who is also president of the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance and co-host of the lively Joy of Text podcast. She talks about the most common issues her patients face, the challenges of finding rabbinically approved erotica for observant Jews, and the importance of maintaining a sexual connection in long-term monogamous relationships.

Our non-Jewish guest is Mallory Ortberg, founder and editor of the smart, funny feminist literary site The Toast, and Slate’s new Dear Prudence advice columnist. She talks to us about famous literary characters text messaging, her evangelical megachurch pastor father, and the difficulties of dispensing advice. She asks us if lox is different from smoked salmon, and why there aren’t as many Jewish denominations as there are Christian.

We love hearing from you. Email [email protected] with questions, comments, or complaints. We’ll share our favorites on the air.

Unorthodox is a smart, fresh, fun weekly take on Jewish news and culture hosted by Mark Oppenheimer, Stephanie Butnick, and Liel Leibovitz. You can listen to individual episodes here or subscribe on iTunes.

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