The Pleasure Podcast
S2, Ep 8 Alix Fox: On Being a Sexpert, Sex Toys and Sex in Long Term Relationships
This week on The Pleasure Podcast we welcome a woman who has heard it all. It’s Multi award-winning writer, broadcaster and sex educator Alix Fox. Alix co-hosts BBC Radio 1 show Unexpected Fluids, in which comedic ‘real life tales of sexual fails’ are used as a springboard for frank, constructive conversations. Over on Netflix, she’s a script consultant for hit series Sex Education, whilst on The Modern Mann podcast with Olly Mann, she’s fronted her own X-rated agony aunt segment for almost half a decade, answering listeners’ most intimate queries in ‘The Foxhole’. A proud ambassador for both Brook young people’s sexual wellbeing charity and menstruation education foundation Bloody Good Period, Alix was a face of HIV Testing Week, and is scheduled to reappear as a fetish and pleasure expert on Channel 4’s The Sex Clinic. Resident Sexual Wellness Expert for Superdrug, and brand ambassador for Tenga and Womanizer masturbation toys (she wouldn’t put her name to anything she wouldn’t happily, fappily put her genitals on!), she’s currently working on an audio documentary series about the history of kink for Audible. A former editor on alternative culture mag Bizarre, her writing can be found in publications including The Guardian, Stylist, Grazia, Glamour, Fabulous, Cosmo, Vogue, Time Out and more, and she’s made videos and shows for folks including Bodyform, EllaOne and Durex. She’s a judge on Lovehoney’s 2020 Design A Sex Toy Competition.
I can’t think of anyone I’d rather confide in about my sexual concerns.
We speak to Alix about the experience of being an X-rated agony aunt, including what questions she commonly gets asked, issues of transference, and the pressure to be at forefront of sexual practice in your private life when you’re a Sexpert. She guides us through an extraordinary array of sex toys, and gives us golden advice on how to keep sex in long term relationships fresh. Micro-dating anyone? We are all in.
Alix’s open-hearted, open-minded approach leaves us feeling that we could talk about anything that’s on our minds about sex and intimacy.
Alix Fox @AlixFox
Naomi Sheldon @NaomiSheldon1
Anand Patel @therealdranand