Relationships & Love

Close Encounters from The Guardian

Honest, unguarded conversations about sex and relationships, with journalist and sex educator Alix Fox. In this podcast series Alix visits individuals and couples who have something interesting to say about their past and present loves, taking us thr...Show More
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Listener feedback with Jacqui Gabb - Close Encounters sex podcast

26:07 | Sep 26th, 2016

Episodes six to eight of our Close Encounters sex podcast got people talking. Here we share listeners’ own tales, comments and questions WARNING: explicit content
Sex when you're asexual – Close Encounters podcast

36:30 | Sep 5th, 2016

WARNING: explicit content Jords has always known he was asexual, but his partners have struggled to understand. Can you compromise over your sexuality for the sake of companionship?
Polyamory, sexual unicorns and Google Calendar – Close Encounters sex podcast

32:30 | Aug 27th, 2016

WARNING: EXPLICIT CONTENT Michelle and Reuben live together, sleep together and date other people together. Alix Fox finds out how their polyamorous relationship works
Be brave, but don’t be stupid - Close Encounters sex podcast

35:58 | Aug 20th, 2016

Omar speaks to Alix Fox about his sex life. As a gay man of Pakistani descent, how has his choice of relationships been influenced by his parents?
Listener feedback with Miranda Sawyer - Close Encounters sex podcast

27:06 | Aug 13th, 2016

Episodes one to four of our Close Encounters provoked a big reaction. Here we share listeners’ own tales, comments and questions
Two vaginas and lots of questions – Close Encounters sex podcast

33:55 | Aug 2nd, 2016

Hazel has an unusual case of uterus didelphys: put simply, she has two vaginas. What does this mean for her love life? WARNING: EXPLICIT CONTENT
Learning to love my small penis – Close Encounters sex podcast

35:10 | Jul 26th, 2016

The latest in our series of podcasts about real, revealing and revelatory stories of sex and relationships. Ant’s penis is officially smaller than average – but it hasn’t made his love life any less interesting WARNING: EXPLICIT CONTENT
Kirsty's Close Encounters: tight vaginas and fishnet baby-grows – podcast

35:29 | Jul 19th, 2016

In this edition we hear from Kirsty who has a set of Russian-doll-style dildos, which start off tiny and grow in size. But why? WARNING: EXPLICIT CONTENT
Simon's Close Encounters: cookies, calamity and sex without erections – podcast

40:53 | Jul 19th, 2016

Simon’s love life changed dramatically after an accident two years ago just before his honeymoon. Alix Fox hears what happened and how he and his partner have not let it get them down WARNING: EXPLICIT CONTENT
Close Encounters: the Guardian's new sex and relationships podcast – trailer

01:30 | Jul 14th, 2016

Coming soon: the latest podcast from the Guardian is an honest, unguarded series of conversations about sex and relationships, with journalist and sex educator Alix Fox WARNING: EXPLICIT CONTENT