The Happy Pear Podcast


Ethical Non Monogamy & Sex Positivity with Sexpert Zachary Zane

Season 5, Ep. 5

If ever there was an educational episode on this podcast this one is it. Zachary breaks it all down for us, from the multiple labels in modern society to jealousy and safety within ethical non monogamous relationships. 

“If you look at the studies and stats, we are seeing more and more people who are interested in non monogamy or engaging in non monogamy in some form. We are also the gayest or queerest generation! More and more people identifying as gay bisexual, transgender, non binary than ever before.”

A Brooklyn-based columnist and activist, Zachary’s work focuses on sexuality, culture, and the LGBTQ community. You can read his popular sex advice column, “Sexplainit” at Men's Health, ” but his work has also been published in the New York Times, Rolling Stone, The Washington Post, GQ, Cosmo, and many others.

To be honest, we felt pretty ignorant throughout most of this episode, but Zachary proved to be a patient teacher and a good laugh. After he brought us through the meaning of the various sexual identifying labels, we discussed his sex column, fetishes, his personal life and his backstory.

A truly open minded and open human being, we really enjoyed this conversation and hope it, too! 

Lots of Love 

Dave & Steve

To find out more about Zachary you can find him on instagram @zacharyzane_

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