Jason Stotts on Mistakes Couples Make about Sex
Radio Interview: 1 August 2012
I interviewed Jason Stotts on "Mistakes Couples Make about Sex" on 1 August 2012. Listen to or download this episode of Philosophy in Action Radio below.
Is your romantic relationship and sex life hampered by wrong ideas and bad habits? Are you inadvertently sabotaging your relationships? Find out how to stop holding yourself back with some simple tips.
Jason is an aspiring philosopher, one of the top 100 sex bloggers in the world with his blog Erosophia, and author working on his first book titled Eros and Ethos: The Ethics of Modern Sex. He holds a BA in Philosophy and Economics from Denison University and is an autodidact in the field of Sexuality.
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