Christina Hepburn is one woman who knows what she wants out of life and isn’t afraid to pursue it, especially when it comes to the arena of sexuality. As the co-creator and co-host of the popular podcast “T&A Talk Sex,” she’s known on-air as “T” because of her amply gifted bosom, and she dispenses a wide range of information on sex and relationships from an informed yet often hilarious perspective.
“I’ve been turned onto marijuana lubricant lately, because a wonderful woman named Ashley Manta first talked about it in the first year on our podcast, and it was always on my mind.”
That’s because Hepburn is also one of the Los Angeles comedy scene’s most vibrant rising stars, having starred, co-written and directed dozens of shorts for the “AutocorrectFU” web series, which based comic scenarios around actual screwed-up text conversations and was selected by Funny Or Die as the new show of the month to discover last April. She’s also a frequent presence at The Comedy Store and other notable stages across the city.
“‘T&A’ is a show that talks about taboo topics with humor and good information. For me, the show was about using my voice as a woman to talk freely about sexuality in our culture,” Hepburn told CULTURE. “To discuss taboo topics without judgment or shame, to act as a symbol to other women who don’t feel entitled to have a healthy sexuality, and to influence our current culture’s perspective on sex in our lives.”
“We had a slogan that says ‘Because sex isn’t ever just about sex,’ and we say that because sex acts as the fastest access point to your emotional health, physical health and your relationships to others. We use sex as a lens to self-improvement.”
Among the taboos that Hepburn has discussed on the program are BDSM clubs, anal sex, sex work, polyamory and open relationships, and how she and her co-host came to love giving blow jobs. She is determined to break societal repression that renders female orgasms controversial, and her surprising hope is that “more people have slower, longer sex.”
Hepburn is also a certified professional cuddlist, a gig in which she has learned to give and receive the value of non-erotic touch to heal the human mind and spirit. While many initially scoffed at the field, she likens it to the simple act of making others feel better by smiling at them.
“When people talk about impact with another person on the street, you smile and they smile, and it’s a pay it forward effect,” says Hepburn. “You have the power to bring healing with non-sexual touch.”
“Even with sex, for example, one has the power to make a man or woman have physical spasms of arousal and pleasure past the moment of touching them. That shows the impact of sex on another person—it’s deep, profound and it’s lasting.”
“Personally, with sex, I like to be played like a musical instrument,” she adds. “We are inherently musical as humans. There’s rhythm and pacing, speeding up and slowing down, there’s arousal, and it’s musical—it’s like a music score.”
A New Orleans native who broke into working in radio during college in New York City, Hepburn has also found that cannabis can be a key component in heightening sexual pleasure. And she’s not just talking about the obvious joy of smoking a joint and then having a romp, either.
“I’ve had that experience, and it does create a euphoric buzz; it’s really fun,” she said.
“I’ve been turned onto marijuana lubricant lately, because a wonderful woman named Ashley Manta first talked about it in the first year on our podcast, and it was always on my mind,” added Hepburn. “Finally someone gifted me a tube of it, I used it, and it’s absolutely magical and fun. You don’t get high from it all over your body, but feel an intensity in your genitals. In the vulva area, it’s like a throbbing in a good way, a throbbing intensity of pleasure. It will break a latex condom, so be warned, but other than that, it’s a great treat to experiment and play with.”