NotPorn Podcast

NotPorn is the Sex-in-Film podcast where long-time friends, Lyra & Laura, discuss sexuality in mainstream film and television (i.e. not porn.) The discussions are frank, casual and explicit. When discussing specific movies and shows, major plot points may end up being revealed. The entire podcast should be considered SPOILER territory. Each episode description lists the titles involved, in order to give fair warning.
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Sep 1, 2017

In this episode we discuss the sex-adjacent genre of Romantic Comedies. Spoilers abound.

Mar 31, 2017

In this episode we discuss the film 'Fifty Shades Darker'.

Dec 16, 2016

In this episode we discuss the traits, both physical and personality-driven, that we find incredibly sexy, with examples provided by actors and movie characters.

Nov 11, 2016

Wherein Lyra tells the tale of her trip down to Anaheim, CA for the first annual Now Hear This Podcast Festival.

Oct 21, 2016

In this episode we return from hiatus with a discussion of sex scenes we return to, as well as the return of the sex scene in current entertainment.

Oct 23, 2015

In this episode, part two of two, Becky and I continue to discuss the sexy side of horror-themed television.

Oct 16, 2015

This episode is a little different. Due to schedule conflicts, our podcast is going to be slightly restructuring over the next couple months. We're not entirely sure what the endgame will be, as we're still brainstorming how to make things work, so expect some changes here and there. In this episode, which ended up being split into two parts, I'm joined by my good friend, and guest host, Becky. Together we discuss the sexy side of horror-themed television.

Sep 25, 2015

In this episode we break into the massive sex-in-film topic that is "Erotic Thrillers". We're starting with a couple of genre classics, Basic Instinct (1992) and Color Of Night (1994).

Sep 18, 2015

In this episode we take our first dedicated look at films depicting S&M, Dom/Sub relationships. Sure, we've discussed Fifty Shades in the past... but honestly, that doesn't even feel like it counts. This time we're discussing Secretary (2002) and Venus In Fur (2014).

Sep 11, 2015

In this episode we have a free-form discussion about mainstream film portrayals of masturbation. It’s beginning to feel as though girls get all the fun in this category and we’ve got some feelings on the matter! Also, apparently, some fairly sizable holes in our memories of cinematic wank-offs.

Sep 4, 2015

In this episode we explore a girl’s perspective on coming of age, as portrayed by the movies The Lover (1992) and Stealing Beauty (1996).

Aug 28, 2015

In this episode we discuss Popsugar's list of 'The 29 Steamiest Movie Sex Scenes of All Time'. So many pop culture outlets like to throw their opinions out into the sex-in-film ring, that we've decided to review their lists ourselves... Popsugar is up first!

Aug 21, 2015

In this episode we discuss the fascinatingly common phenomenon of people being attracted to non-human, human-obscured and cartoon characters. It’s true that this topic ends up branching into comics a bit as well, but we figured with as many comic book related movies and shows out these days, you’d forgive the inclusion. And it's relevent, we swear! We’ve got all sorts of personal examples to share... from movies, television and the comic book world, so let’s get on with gettin' weird!

Aug 14, 2015

In this episode we begin our ongoing exploration of sexy films from other countries. This time around, Poland! Movies discussed: Shameless (2012) and Floating Skyscrapers (2013)

Aug 7, 2015

In this episode we discuss Trainwreck (2015) written by and starring Amy Schumer and directed by Judd Apatow. We said we’d do it, and we have. Also mentioned, What’s Your Number (2011)

Jul 31, 2015

In this episode we take our first look at guy-on-guy offerings with these couple of flicks... Jeffrey (1995) & Weekend (2011).

Jul 24, 2015

In this episode we discuss the concept of 'friends with benefits' as portrayed in the 2011 films Friends With Benefits and No Strings Attached.

Jul 17, 2015

In this episode we tackle our first pair of girl-on-girl films, Bound (1996) and Blue is the Warmest Color (2013).

Jul 10, 2015

In this episode we take a look at the sex and sexiness depicted in everyone’s favorite blood-soaked fantasy epic, Game of Thrones. Winter is coming, and so are the spoilers… It is known.

Jul 3, 2015

In this episode we discuss the screen kiss... when it works, when it doesn't... iconic movie kisses we agree and disagree on... all sorts of aspects of the cinematic snog.

Jun 26, 2015

In this episode we discuss the ways in which Sci-Fi often portrays sex in the future. Virtual reality? Self-Esteem in a pill? Too advanced for sex? Not sure we like where this is heading…

Movies Discussed: Zardoz (1974), Barbarella (1968), Supernova (2000), Strange Days (1995)

Also Mentioned: CQ (2001), Modesty Blaise (1966), Demolition Man (1993), Cocoon (1985), Lawnmower Man (1992)

Jun 19, 2015

In this episode, the third in our four-part Sex in Sci-Fi series, we’re discussing Sex Machines… otherwise known, in this case, as Sex with Androids and Artificial Intelligence.

Movies Discussed: Cherry 2000 (1987), A.I. (2001), Blade Runner (1982), Ex Machina (2015), Her (2013) and Black Mirror S02E01 – Be Right Back (2013)

Also Mentioned: Demon Seed (1977), Star Trek: First Contact (1996) and The Machine (2013)

Jun 5, 2015

In this episode we begin our first genre series with Sex in Sci-Fi GMO, Sci-Fi sexiness with genetic modifications.


Movies Discussed: Species (1995), Splice (2009), Teknolust (2002)

May 29, 2015

In this episode we discuss the erotic film force that is director, Adrian Lyne. No sex-in-film podcast could ever be complete without a look at the work this man has brought to the table.


Movies Discussed: Fatal Attraction (1989), 9 ½ Weeks (1986), Lolita (1997)

Also Mentioned: Flashdance (1983), Jacob’s Ladder (1987), Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)

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