Karley Sciortino is on this week. She reflects on her childhood, growing up Catholic in the age of Britney Spears, and sexual awakenings (05:16), her parents’ steadfast relationship (09:27), her first sexual experience (11:15), journeying across the pond for college, dropping out and not coming back (14:25), living in an “egalitarian-esque” artist commune for 6 years (17:30), first reactions to her sex-heavy blog (23:00), what “slut” really means to her (26:38), how writing helped uncover her sexual identity (28:52), falling in love, hard and fast (32:52), Eyes Wide Shut-style swingers’ parties (35:35), her 30th birthday foursome (41:50), talking about sex: men vs. women (52:29), thoughts and insights during a #MeToo era (57:12), pushing her boundaries, and the time she might’ve gone too far (1:09:50).
- Watch Karley’s Slutever on Viceland now.
- Karley’s book, Slutever: Dispatches from a Sexually Autonomous Woman in a Post‑Shame World, was published in 2018.
- Check out Breathless, Karley’s column in Vogue Magazine.
Illustrations by Krishna Shenoi. Music by Dylan Peck and Jinsang.
This episode of Talk Easy was taped at York Recording in Los Angeles, California. Special thanks to our engineer Tim Moore.