The Awkward Human Survival Guide

The Awkward Human Survival Guide

The Awkward Human Survival Guide answers the uncomfortable questions everyone encounters on an unfortunately regular basis and talks to people around the world who embrace the stranger side of life.

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132: Truth or Dare

September 22, 2016 at 11:00PM • 1 hour 24 minutes • Wiki Entry

This awkward week we're talking about erotic whispers, a sudden cougar attraction, and extreme truth-telling. Questions/comments/stories? Call/text 509-AWKWARD or visit for more options!

Special Guest: Sarah Klegman

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Awkward Situation of the Week: Erica has more problems with her vagina. Sarah shares a somewhat related story.

This Week's Questions:

  • Tristan (22/SM) asks, "Voicemail, listen here."
  • Smalls (SF) asks, "Hello Awkward Humans! Smalls here. I've been listening to ya'll's podcast for a while now, so I'm excited to submit my very first question, or story...maybe a combination of both. First I would like to start out by saying that I am a pretty typical straight female. I buy the Pumpkin Spice things, I love Target, and I'm not sure anyone could really pick me out of a crowd. I'm not saying any of this to be self deprecating, I just really want you to get that I'm normal! Anyways... I guess what I'm trying to get to is that I really like it when people whisper. Like, REALLY like it. It's called ASMR (Auto Sensory Meridian Response), and when people do certain things, I get tingles in my head. They run down my neck and through my legs. I want to melt into some sort of puddle. When I say certain things, I mean, really particular things. Like, I get tingles when people describe things to me in detail. Sometimes I go into stores and ask a lot of questions just to get the store clerks to talk show me things for long periods of time, or I'll go to a jewelry store just to have people show me jewelry because I like the detail in the words they use. None of this was really a problem until my boyfriend found out what I was doing. I watch ASMR videos on youtube and a lot of them are just people talking to you in role play, doing different things. Some people pretend to check you in at hotels, or show you jewelry (can you tell I really like when people describe jewelry?) and I'll just watch the videos for hours. I love them. But my boyfriend thinks it's really weird. I think it's a turn off for him, and he doesn't understand my tingles. I think he thinks ASMR is made up and that it's some weird sex thing. How do I talk to him or anyone about my ASMR without them thinking I'm into something really kinky? Thank for all the help guys! Smiley face emoji"
  • Khyati asks, "Dude, my question to you is, how do I get traffic to my blog? Guess, I love being famous!"
  • Joshua asks, "While learning the ways of the Buddha and trying to align my life with the man I want to be, I have discovered that my friends and loved ones do not have the same motivation or miss the me I used to be. I am finding my own peace and happiness but want friends who feel the same. I won't forget about my friends but would like to meet some new friends interested in spiritual growth. My first question is how to meet those people. My second question is about my current friends and girlfriend. How do I follow the path to enlightenment without leaving them behind? My friends think that it's annoying that I have spirituality now even if I don't talk about it a lot. They think it has changed my being and I'm not as fun as I used to be. My girlfriend doesn't mind and supports me, but she recently shared with me that she was sexually abused and that is why she cries sometimes during and after intercourse. I got used to this when she said it was emotional but now I don't know if I'm hurting her somehow. She says I'm not, but I am nervous during sex now. Even though Buddhism suggests how I can become more mindful and remove my personal bias from this moment it's hard to really do that. What should I do?"
  • Zepol (23/SM) asks, "Hello, I'm a straight male in his twenties. I just recently went through a break up, and have started seeing other people. The thing is other people usually ends up being women in their 30s 40s 50s. My ex was about the same age as me, and hell I still want her back. She doesn't want to fix what was once our relationship. And like I mentioned before I've started seeing older women. Is this normal? I can only be aroused with older women now... I've actually never been attracted to older women until sometime after the break up. The relationship lasted about 4 years if that helps. I'm wondering if this is going on to go away from what I had before or something else. I'm 23 and the oldest women I've had sex with was a 62 year old who looked good for her age. I think another thing is that I now come off more even more dominant in bed."

Special Segment: Interview with Keith Frankel, creator of Adventures in Honesty and a whole lot more.

Final Thoughts: Food delivery is always late. It's always fucking late. Fuck you, food delivery. We're already lazy. Do we have to be frustrated, too? Not a good combo. Not one bit.