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S1E15: Mediated Sex with Katy Coduto, PhD

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The story about Millennials and dating is all about apps, sexting and ghosting – the habits of the toxically online. But it’s not all toxic – it can help people discover how to be intimate and confident in their romantic relationships. Still, real concerns about privacy and security abound. We sat down with Katy Coduto, PhD, an assistant professor of media studies at Boston University and author of the forthcoming Technology, Privacy, and Sexting: Mediated Sex.

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The role of generational differences in online dating and dating. 9:52

Dating apps. 15:30

Dating tropes. 17:14

The gamification layer. 24:00

Millennials and dating apps. 27:15

Swipe right on everyone. 31:48

Why hookup culture? 36:08

Sexting is good. 43:53

The nuances of privacy in online relationships. 45:54

Branding millennials. 59:08

The good and the bad of social media. 1:02:59

In The Demo, a podcast about how stories of groups are created, subverted and destroyed. On the first season, we pursue the origins of the Millennial Myth. Farrah Bostic is the founder and Head of Research & Strategy of, The Difference Engine, a strategic insights consultancy focused on helping business leaders make decisions. Adam Pierno, author and brand consultant and managing director of brand strategy at Arizona State University. Our host is voiced by Eliza, a robot created by

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