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Christine Emba

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S15E6: Rethinking Sex w/ Christine Emba

Dateable: Your insider's look into modern dating

There's certainly no denying the progress we've made in this post #metoo world, but has the sexual revolution and feminist movement actually helped us have better sex and relationships? We're chatting with Washington Post columnist and author Christine Emba about rethinking sex and what it means for all of us. We discuss why consent is not enough, the reasons being liberated are making dating culture miserable, and how we can rethink the gold standard of equality.Follow Christine @christineemba and get your copy of 'Rethinking Sex' today!Follow us @dateablepodcast. Check out our website for more content, virtual live show dates, and merch. Join the Sounding Board at https://www.dateablepodcast.com/soundingboardThank you to our partners for this episode:Drizly: Download the Drizly app or go to Drizly.com and use promo code FAST5 for $5 off your first order.Cover art Photography Credit: Larry Wong #lwongphotoDateable is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at frolic.media/podcastsSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/dateable-podcast/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

1hr 8mins

21 Sep 2022

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Christine Emba talks about her book "Rethinking Sex: A Provocation"

The Long Game

Christine Emba's book, "Rethinking Sex: A Provocation," is written for younger generations whose experience of sex, she argues, has been disappointing. She revisits basic questions of what sex is for, and argues that casual sex has been a bad deal for younger people because it has been devalued and minimized. Chrisrine comes from a conservative background where sex was, she says, overvalued. She's trying to find a middle ground.Christine told me she wrote the book to explore "what was ailing our sexual culture, that these malaise-filled encounters had become so common. What assumptions were we holding about sex that weren't serving us, that might actually be false? Where did we think the sexual revolution should have taken us, and where did we actually end up? And the big question in this book, what ethic do we need to have good sex if consent isn't enough?"Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/thelonggame. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


22 Jul 2022

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Christine Emba, "Rethinking Sex"

After Words

Washington Post columnist Christine Emba offered her thoughts on sexual consent and societal attitudes toward sex in the 21st century. She was interviewed by author Donna Freitas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 1min

19 Jun 2022

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Episode 510: The SBC Report and Rethinking Sexual Ethics with Christine Emba

The Holy Post

The independent report about the cover-up of sexual abuse within the Southern Baptist Convention has been released, and it’s far worse than anyone expected. What does it mean for the SBC and American evangelicalism in general? And Phil asks if there’s a difference between engaging in godly cultural transformation and fighting a culture war. Was William Wilberforce a culture warrior? And when are we really seeking change, and when are we just virtue signaling? Then, Kaitlyn welcomes Washington Post opinion columnist and editor, Christine Emba, to discuss her new book “Rethinking Sex: A Provocation.” After interviewing dozens of young adults, Emba concludes that evangelical purity culture has problems, but so does the secular message of sex positivity. Instead, she draws from Christian theology and tradition to propose an ethical framework that goes beyond consent alone. Plus, Phil refuses to be concerned about an invasion of aggressive jumping worms. News Segment: 0:00 - Intro 3:07 - Jumping worms https://www.sfgate.com/local/article/jumping-worms-have-made-their-way-to-california-17182377.php 9:36 - SBC Report 32:06 - Culture wars or transformation?Sponsor: 48:32 - Faithful Counseling faithfulcounseling.com/holypost Interview with Christine Emba “Rethinking Sex: A Provocation” - https://amzn.to/38gtHdj “Consent is not enough. We need a new sexual ethic.”- https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/03/17/sex-ethics-rethinking-consent-culture/ 49:41 - Christine Emba intro 52:00 - Book background 54:28 - Misdiagnosing the problem 58:30 - Purity culture versus uncritical sex positivity 1:04:14 - Interviews within book 1:13:35 - Dating app culture 1:24:28 - Willing the good of the other 1:29:12 - Credits Resources mentioned in news segment: “Southern Baptist leaders covered up sex abuse, kept secret database, report says” by Sarah Pulliam Bailey (The Washington Post) - https://www.washingtonpost.com/religion/2022/05/22/southern-baptist-sex-abuse-report/ “Southern Baptists Refused to Act on Abuse, Despite Secret List of Pastors” by Kate Shellnutt (Christianity Today) - https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2022/may/southern-baptist-abuse-investigation-sbc-ec-legal-survivors.html “This Is the Southern Baptist Apocalypse” by Russell Moore (Christianity Today) - https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2022/may-web-only/southern-baptist-abuse-apocalypse-russell-moore.html “The Gift of Pain” by Paul Brand and Philip Yancey - https://amzn.to/3wGWjGa The Holy Post is supported by our listeners. We may earn affiliate commissions through links listed here. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases.

1hr 29mins

25 May 2022

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Episode 64: Christine Emba on sexual ethics

American Purpose's Bookstack

Today’s sexual ethics, meant to be liberating, seem to be instead driving a wave of dissatisfaction and unease among young people. Washington Post columnist Christine Emba joins host Richard Aldous to unpack what’s going on, and discuss her new book Rethinking Sex: A Provocation.


3 May 2022

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Christine Emba and Kimberly June Miller: On ”Rethinking Sex”

Faith Angle

On this episode, we are joined by Christine Emba, opinion columnist for The Washington Post, and Kimberly June Miller, a licensed marriage and family therapist. Christine has just written a fascinating new book called, Rethinking Sex: A Provocation, which opens with this moral quote: “It is only by asserting one’s humanness every time, in all situations, that one becomes someone rather than something. That, after all, is the core of our struggle.” In this provocative book, Christine raises profound questions about meaning and connection, sexuality and even spirituality, as she traces shifting generational views of sex and sexual practices in America. Guests Christine Emba Kimberly June Miller  Additional Reading  Rethinking Sex: A Provocation, by Christine Emba  Boundaries for Your Soul, by Kimberly June Miller and Alison Cook


28 Apr 2022

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Christine Emba on ethical sex

Dialogues with Richard Reeves

Something's wrong with our sex lives. That's according to Christine Emba. In her new book, Rethinking Sex: A Provocation she argues that too many people are having sex that is consenting, but not good. Sex that makes us feel used, or sad, or alienated in some way or another. She argues for an ethic of sex that is based on the Aristotelian definition of love as "willing the good of the other". Christine and I talk quite a bit about the differences between men and women when it comes to sex, and the dangers of women being held up (or perhaps down), to masculine ideas of sex. We talk about how the restriction of the debate about sex to one of consent misses the mark in terms of what people are seeking; the so-called "sex recession" as fewer younger adult report having sex (and whether that is a good or a bad thing); we agree that good sex, defined ethically, is not constrained by a particular institutional arrangement - and so can take place on a one night stand; the "orgasm gap" between women having sex in a committed relationship as opposed to a casual one; whether sex workers are having good sex; and much more. Christine is a terrific writer and thinker on contemporary culture, and has focused here on a particularly timely issue, I think.  Christine Emba Buy her book, Rethinking Sex: A Provocation. Read her Washington Post columns. Follow her on twitter @ChristineEmba

1hr 4mins

11 Apr 2022

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We Ditched Purity Culture. But What's Next? + Christine Emba

Saved by the City

We're not looking for a rebound.We've talked a lot — both on and off the podcast — about purity culture. We've critiqued the way it treated our bodies, our sexuality and even our futures. It's taken work (and some therapy!) to untangle many of the deeply toxic lessons of purity culture from our views on sex. But here's the thing: after purity culture, we're not totally sure where to turn for a better alternative. Mainstream sexual ethics are confusing, without a script and quickly changing. On this episode, Katelyn and Roxy are joined once again by author Christine Emba. Christine came on during season one as we took a hard look at purity culture. Since then, she's thought a lot about sex! (Because she wrote a book on it.) And how modern ideas of liberated sex can be just as damaging as restrictive purity codes.GUEST:Christine Emba is an opinion columnist and editor for The Washington Post. She is the author of the new book Rethinking Sex: A Provocation.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


30 Mar 2022

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S5 Ep389: Talking Sex with Christine Emba

An Acquired Taste Podcast

Our sex lives and the things we like in bed are private, right? Sexual encounters are good to go once consent is given, right? Everyone’s having a great time on dating apps, right? Columnist and author Christine Emba says, maybe not! This week, Kathleen and Bethany talk with Christine about her new book “Rethinking Sex: A Provocation,” why it’s not so great that everyone’s sexual preferences are private, and what we all should be aiming for in the bedroom. Plus, why is Bethany smelling her Diet Coke? And, as always, we hear your voicemails! ------ Check out our merch! —> https://store.dftba.com/collections/an-acquired-taste-podcast ------ What We Talked About: Follow Christine Emba: Twitter Instagram  Check out her book,“Rethinking Sex: A Provocation" "One Hour of 1980s TV Commercials": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgoUa2wWvAQ ------ Please support the companies that support us!  Thrive Causemetics - Right now, you can get 15% off your first order when you visit thrivecausemetics.com/TASTE  Lumineux Oral Essentials - Find Lumineux on Amazon.com and get $7 off today! Osea - Find your new skincare favorites at OSEAMalibu.com and use promo code TASTE to get 10% off your first order! You’ll get free samples with every order, and orders over $50 get free shipping! Caraway - Visit Carawayhome.com/TASTE or use the code “TASTE” to take advantage of this limited-time offer for 10% off your next purchase!

1hr 23mins

24 Mar 2022

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Getting to Yes, And… | Christine Emba – Rethinking Sex

Second City Works presents "Getting to Yes, And"

Kelly has a provocative conversation with Washington Post writer Christine Emba whose new book is called “Rethinking Sex: A Provocation.” https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3935977/3935977_2022-03-20-183717.64kmono.mp3  “For something meant to bring pleasure, sex is causing a lot of pain.” “Sex is complex; consent treats it like a problem of arithmetic.” “Empathy is sexy.”

22 Mar 2022