A big challenge of mine when it comes to dating is that kid I have! It's definitely changed the dating game for me. I can't just meet some guy at a bar and take him home and then text with him for weeks and tell friends I have a boyfriend when in truth, I don't even know his last name. I have to take things more seriously now, so I skip the "taking him home" step, but everything else remains the same. I spoke with one of my favorite single moms, Kate Wolff. An all around amazing person, she is full of positivity and good lessons for me. We talk about being single moms, dating, love, and shaving our vaginas.
Anthony Cimino is the author of "OkStupid." I recently opened an online dating profile on OkCupid and other than some foot fetish guys, I'm not doing so great on there. In fact, I thought those online people didn't even exist and were some kind of sick joke on me until Anthony told me he met his girlfriend on there! I'm not lying! In this episode, he checks out my profile and gives me some great advice, namely, "Don't be yourself."
When you're a female comic navigating the comedy world, it's like being the sole woman in a male prison. The men in there are so happy to see you! There are some definite issues with a comedian dating a comedian. Some comics have a hard and fast rule to NEVER do it. I've dated comedians and then said, "never again!" and then two weeks later went out with another one. I think two comedians make a tough combination when it comes to love, yet I know some great comedian couples. So, I spoke with my favorite comedy duo, Jordan Elizabeth and Anthony Fazio. They're in a longterm, successful relationship. How do they do it??
"There's no one who can fill my hole" is my favorite quote from Jessica Delfino, musician and comedian, in this podcast interview. Jessica shows me the "magic" of how figuring out what you like/want opens the door to finding what you like/want. I did make a list of my desires and hopes in my ideal relationship and/or partner. I even posted it on Craigslist. I got one stalker from it, but no one I actually liked. Maybe I'm still trying to figure out what I like. I do know I like eating and drinking, so I'll just keep doing that in the meantime. In any case, I learned A LOT from Jessica. We talk about the nonconventional way she met her husband and then we sing!
I'm a mature lady, who is still a little confused about sex. So, I went to the experts, Corinne Fisher and Krystyna Hutchinson. They are the creators and hosts of the successful podcast, "Guys We Fucked, The Anti-Slut Shaming Podcast." I love the podcast and Corinne and Krystyna. Together, they are making change and who needs change? Me! In this episode we talk about masturbating with stuffed animals as kids and hands as adults, how women are not just a bag of emotions when we have sex (we use guys for sex too!), my post birth vagina and online dating. If you're curious about what women really are thinking about sex, you need to listen to this.
I joke that I experimented with asexuality at one point. I refer to that as my "shutdown" phase. Ben Rosen, comedian, is asexual. He explains what it is, the various levels of it and his personal road to discovery. It DOES exist. It DOESN'T mean you're gay. Listen and you may learn something. You may even experiment too at some time.
Regina DeCicco is a comedian, improvisor, and overall hilarious person. She did what I consider the impossible--get engaged. We sat down to talk about if I can/should/will ever marry? She answered burning questions like: Are dick pics a sign of a commitment? Could I find a husband in the sex trafficking underworld? Will my dolls ever say yes to my countless marriage proposals? And finally, are emotional barriers possible lifetime partners?
The best place to start a search for love is at a sex club (Checkmates). I went with Marshall Stevenson, a friend, comedian, fellow podcaster (Three Dudes and a Broad) and owner of 2nd Day Tours Company of NY. In this episode, Marshall and I explore my openness to love or lack thereof, my preference for lesbian porn and my desire to crash a urination party. Follow me on my journey for love amidst fake boobs, shaven crotches, hand jobs, blow j's and the sweet sound of numerous naked, sweaty, strange bodies slapping furiously together in sexual harmony.
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I met up with comedian, Jessica Watkins, to talk about her upcoming journey to walk across the country and do standup comedy. I was intrigued by the idea of a journey. I want to go on one! As we chatted, Jessica, a journey expert of sorts, pointed out that it's not just a journey to find love that I should be taking. Rather, I need to go backwards and take a journey down memory lane. Yuck! I don't want to. Those journeys are never fun. She's probably right, though and I do as I'm told. And so should you! Follow my journey by listening to this special, exclusive episode and follow Jessica's journey. It's going to be developed into a documentary called, Burning Daylight. Follow her on twitter, @dangnoscreename, and support her by donating money to her kickstarter. Do it. Just do it! Right now. She's leaving soon! Do it!
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I'm Julie and I'm alone. This podcast documents my journey to find and learn how to love things other dogs and kids.