Episode 124: Wednesday Martin, PhD: Female Sexuality, Parenthood, and the Future of Monogamy

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Today we’re chatting with the super fascinating Wednesday Martin, PhD. In this episode, we go to a lot of places we’ve never gone before on this podcast.

Wednesday has worked as a writer and social researcher in New York City for over two decades, and she’s here to share about her latest book, Untrue, where she talks about the new research on female sexuality, monogamy, non-monogamy, and more!

You’re going to hear why nearly everything we believe about women, lust, and adultery is wrong, and how the new science can set us free. If you’re in a relationship or are a parent, the insights revealed in this episode will help you navigate both worlds. We can’t wait to hear what you think of today’s interview

P.S. Want a copy of Kate’s new book coming out April 2nd? Pre-order your copy of Do Less: A Revolutionary Approach to Time Management for Busy Moms and get 4 incredible bonuses at katenorthrup.com/preorder.

Wednesday Martin, PhD: Female Sexuality, Parenthood, and the Future of Monogamy

In This Episode

  • How Wednesday came to write her short story, The Button [4:38]
  • An exciting project she’s now working on [7:08]
  • How researching her latest book shifted things in her life [12:48]
  • Men and pleasure [16:13]
  • Woman and pleasure [17:38]
  • The effect of kids on marriage [21:08]
  • Ways that marriage has changed [32:38]
  • The role that women are playing in this shift [34:53]
  • Why monogamy may not be the answer for everyone [39:36]

Selected Links from the Episode

Preorder Kate’s New Book! Get On The Origin ® Waitlist!

Wednesday’s Website & Twitter

Her Latest Book, Untrue & Short Story, The Button

Picture of Wednesday’s Spider Monkey Episode 55: Latham Thomas: Own Your Glow

Drop The Ball by Tifanny Dufu

10 Great Dates Before You Say “I Do” by David and Claudia Arp

Big Love I Love Dick Unicornland You’re the Worst

Jada Pinkett Smith’s Red Table Talk

Connect with Kate, Mike & Wednesday on Instagram!

People Mentioned

Sheri Winston Mama Gena Dr. Helen O’Connell Sophia Wallace Esther Perel

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