EPISODE 132: AWKWARD CONVERSATIONS, HOOK UPS AND FOOD ISSUES

If writing about cringy hook-ups and regrettable empty sex isn’t tricky enough, Paulina Pinsky managed to co-author one with her dad, Dr. Drew Pinsky. A triplet, Paulina remembers having the sex talk one way, her dad another. Their book, “It Doesn’t Have to Be Awkward: Dealing With Relationships, Consent, and Other Hard-to-Talk About Stuff” covers everything from how to break up, to how to deal with enemies and bullies, to what age is right for sex. 
In this interview, Teresa Strasser asks Paulina about the writing process, what it’s like to be a sex expert’s daughter and how a childhood identity forged as a competitive figure skater may have created disordered eating and body image issues. Also, a look back at Paulina’s academic thesis on the feminist importance of Joan Rivers and her plastic surgery. Can we talk? We just did. The book is warm and wise and you’ll fall in love with Paulina’s fresh and insightful point of view.

It Doesn’t Have To Be Awkward is the new book from Paulina and her dad, Dr. Drew Pinsky.

The synopsis:
From celebrity M.D. Dr. Drew Pinsky and his daughter Paulina Pinsky comes an entertaining and comprehensive guide to sex, relationships, and consent in today’s #Metoo era. Perfect for teens, parents, and educators to facilitate open and positive conversations around the tricky topic of consent. When it comes to sex, relationships, and consent, establishing boundaries and figuring out who you are and what you want is never simple—especially as a teenager. What’s the line between a friendship and a romantic partner? How can you learn to trust your body’s signals? And what if you’re not quite sure what your sexuality is?  In this book, renowned celebrity M.D. Dr. Drew and his daughter Paulina Pinsky take on those awkward, and incredibly important questions teens today are asking themselves and parents wish they had a better grasp on. Filled with tangible and accessible resources, and featuring humorous and raw personal anecdotes, this is the perfect guide for teens, parents, and educators to go beyond “the talk” and dive into honest and meaningful conversations about sex, relationships, and consent.

Social Media for the Pinskys:
Paulina: 
Twitter: @mizpiggy111
Website:  Writer — Paulina Pinsky
Instagram: @mizpiggy111

Dr. Drew:
Website:  www.drdrew.com
Instagram: @drdrewpinsky
Twitter: @drdrew
YouTube: Dr. Drew

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