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The longest-running kinky sex podcaster on the web! Graydancer started in 2005 with "the Ropecast" focusing on shibari, kinbaku, and fetish performance and art. Now he's expanding to "Kink, Sex, and Culture": consent issues, gender dynamics, power exchange, and all the myriad wonder of human sexuality. Alternative Relationships, Sexuality, Fetish, Performance, Rope bondage, Kink, BDSM, and more! There will be a steady stream of guest appearances by popular sexual performers, activists, and educators from around the globe. With a friendly, conversational style and the occasional bad pun Graydancer's Podcast is a great way to engage in talking about adult sex education and the political and social climate surrounding consenting adults doing what they like to do.

The longest-running kinky sex podcaster on the web! Graydancer started in 2005 with "the Ropecast" focusing on shibari, kinbaku, and fetish performance and art. Now he's expanding to "Kink, Sex, and Culture": consent issues, gender dynamics, power exchange, and all the myriad wonder of human sexuality. Alternative Relationships, Sexuality, Fetish, Performance, Rope bondage, Kink, BDSM, and more! There will be a steady stream of guest appearances by popular sexual performers, activists, and educators from around the globe. With a friendly, conversational style and the occasional bad pun Graydancer's Podcast is a great way to engage in talking about adult sex education and the political and social climate surrounding consenting adults doing what they like to do.
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The longest-running kinky sex podcaster on the web! Graydancer started in 2005 with "the Ropecast" focusing on shibari, kinbaku, and fetish performance and art. Now he's expanding to "Kink, Sex, and Culture": consent issues, gender dynamics, power exchange, and all the myriad wonder of human sexuality. Alternative Relationships, Sexuality, Fetish, Performance, Rope bondage, Kink, BDSM, and more! There will be a steady stream of guest appearances by popular sexual performers, activists, and educators from around the globe. With a friendly, conversational style and the occasional bad pun Graydancer's Podcast is a great way to engage in talking about adult sex education and the political and social climate surrounding consenting adults doing what they like to do.

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English


Episodes

Rope, Cancer, & Long Term Relationships

7/12/2019
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This episode starts with some information about a fundraiser for MetroVancouverKink, ( https://ca.gofundme.com/legal-costs-for-mvk ) but then gets really personal: “Adaptive Rope.” That’s the term Lisa (Tame Lioness) and her partner T call what they do. He is living with cancer, and it has changed how they do rope - but not what it does for them and their relationship. She talks open and raw about how they have survived twenty-eight years, cancer, and still keep it hot. This episode was...

Duration:01:11:51

Interview with Phoenix42 Creator _Zaphod_

6/13/2019
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Back in the interview chair, Gray takes you to the Arizona scene for an interview with _Zaphod_, owner and creator of Phoenix42 Creations ( https://www.instagram.com/phoenix42creations/ ). They talk about “being a rope guy”, Taoist philosophy, creating consent with partners, how to create a more inclusive community, and more. This episode was brought to you courtesy of Twisted Monk ( http://twistedmonk.graydancer.com ) and Lee Allure ( http://facebook.com/SpiralEyeSoap ) as well as...

Duration:00:55:13

SPECIAL ROPECRAFT ARTISTS PANEL!

6/3/2019
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On May 26th, 2019 in Chicago Illinois at ROPECRAFT six artists-in-residence ( Marceline VQ, Mr. Beck, The ArtistFromBeyond, Corinne, Stressykitty, and Jazzibel) met for a panel moderated by Graydancer. They explored a lot of topics, and agreed to have them shared here on the podcast! Comments? Questions? Contact graydancer@gmail.com

Duration:01:38:07

Happy Birthday ROPECAST!

2/5/2019
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February 5, 2005 was the first time the Ropecast hit the internets, and what a long strange ride it’s been! Gray picks out one lesson for every year and extemporizes on it - do you agree? Disagree? Let us know! This episode was brought to you courtesy of Twisted Monk (http://twistedmonk.graydancer.com) and Lee Allure (http://facebook.com/SpiralEyeSoap) as well as listeners like you contributing through http://patreon.com/graydancer .

Duration:00:22:44

3 Things Tops Should Stop Doing in 2019

1/9/2019
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Gray launches the first podcast of the year with three things that tops (and anyone else who cares to) should stop doing in 2019. Then he reads a blog post published on http://TantusInc.com about dominance for the changing body. This episode was brought to you courtesy of Twisted Monk http://twistedmonk.graydancer.com and Lee Allure http://facebook.com/SpiralEyeSoap as well as listeners like you contributing through http://patreon.com/graydancer .

Duration:00:34:08

Interview with TypeAtypical

12/18/2018
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Live from Madison’s own Freyja Project Winter Festival comes TypeAtypical, the Iowa-based rope presenter. He talks about what it’s like to be an asexual rope top and how he defines style - and helps people find their own. This episode was brought to you courtesy of Twisted Monk (http://twistedmonk.graydancer.com) and Lee Allure (http://facebook.com/SpiralEyeSoap) as well as listeners like you contributing through http://patreon.com/graydancer .

Duration:00:26:47

RiggerOdys & AngelKnightxxx

12/4/2018
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At the Columbus ACE Rope Event RiggerOdys & AngelKnight spent some time talking about their rope philosophy, including what it's like to study with Naka Akira and what it means to use rope to "secure emotions." This episode was brought to you courtesy of Twisted Monk (http://twistedmonk.graydancer.com) and Lee Allure (http://facebook.com/SpiralEyeSoap) as well as listeners like you contributing through http://patreon.com/graydancer .

Duration:00:49:03

Talking about Busy-ness and Burn-out

9/1/2018
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Gray gives a kind of "State-of-the-Ropecast" update, explaining why August was such a dry month and where and how his travels will help make September the opposite. He also talks about some of the burnout he's feeling with kink, and the ways he's fighting it by embracing the role of kink historian. YOU can win a $40 Gift Card for Twisted Monk! Details in the podcast. This episode was brought to you courtesy of Twisted Monk (http://twistedmonk.graydancer.com ) and Lee Allure...

Duration:00:37:39

Talking about SESTA/FOSTA & the Future of Kink

7/11/2018
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This is part two of an interview done with Jessie and PJ Sage from the Peepshow Podcast about the ways that the SESTA/FOSTA rulings may affect the kink scene, and why we should support sex work decriminalization. You can find part one at http://peepshowpodcast.com (look for episode 16). This episode was brought to you courtesy of Twisted Monk (http://twistedmonk.graydancer.com ) and Lee Allure (http://facebook.com/SpiralEyeSoap ) as well as listeners like you contributing through...

Duration:00:29:49

Interview with GoodMostTimes & BaconAndrew

4/25/2018
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Whether it's your first Rope Convention or your fiftieth, this interview combines with articles that GoodMostTimes, Ojipan, and BaconAndrew created full of helpful suggestions for making them GREAT. Read more at http://ropecraft.net/firstcon or check out the show notes at http://libsyn.com/graydancer to download PDFs . This episode was brought to you courtesy of Twisted Monk ( http://twistedmonk.graydancer.com ) and Lee Allure ( http://facebook.com/SpiralEyeSoap ) as well as listeners...

Duration:00:43:29

Interview with Eternal Angel

3/30/2018
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Coming from Australia, Eternal Angel talks about finding the "edge" of your play, how pro-domming intersects with kink community, and gives us a taste of her new class "Consent & Navigation", coming soon to a ROPECRAFT near you! This episode was brought to you courtesy of Twisted Monk http://twistedmonk.graydancer.com use the code "ROPECRAFT" to get a special gift with your order and Lee Allure http://facebook.com/SpiralEyeSoap as well as listeners like you contributing through...

Duration:00:39:53

Interview with WhiskyTangoFoxy

1/27/2018
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This episode is an interview where you can get to know Chicago-based kinkster WhiskyTangoFoxy. She talks about self-suspension, photography, collaboration, DIY kink, and why having a Statement of Principles such as the one at https://ropecraft.net/principles/ is a good thing for an event - plus a lot more! This episode was brought to you courtesy of Twisted Monk (http://twistedmonk.graydancer.com) and Lee Allure (http://facebook.com/SpiralEyeSoap) as well as listeners like you through...

Duration:01:09:43

Ritual and Rope

1/11/2018
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“Mindfulness”, “Awareness”, “Connection” – these are all words that are used a lot in the rope bondage community. This class goes beyond the buzzwords and into practical ways that your rope scenes can be hotter, safer, and taken “next level” (wherever that is for you). Combining Naiia’s woo with Graydancer’s skepticism the class includes meditation techniques, the value of checklists, leveraging power exchange into your rope bondage, and the dangers of habit. They will also provide...

Duration:01:20:23

Lessons learned from listening to POC and: Coming Out of a Slump

12/27/2017
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Closing out the year, Gray talks about some hard lessons learned during POC Listening Sessions. Then he answers a listener question: how do you get out of a slump when you're tying? This podcast is sponsored by http://TwistedMonk.com and http://LeeAllure.com Please visit their sites and let them know you appreciate their help! You can also directly support the ROPECAST at http://patreon.com/graydancer or (one-time donation) via http://squareup.com/store/graydancer

Duration:00:41:18

Please, Sir, May I have another? Part 2

12/5/2017
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In part two of this class, Dr. Eaves and Graydancer talk more about how to manage power exchange and polyamory in the day-to-day and even to the hopefully-not-so-bitter end. This podcast was sponsored in part by http://TwistedMonk.com and http://SpiralEyeSoap.com Please let them know you appreciate their help! You can be a supporter to via http://patreon.com/graydancer .

Duration:01:03:15

"Please, Sir, May I Have Another?": Poly & Power Exchange (part 1)

10/17/2017
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Both polyamory and power exchange relationships have complexities that can be wonderful, frustrating, or even both at the same time. In this class Dr. Eaves and Graydancer – two people who are enthusiastic about poly, D/s, and each other – will talk about some of the tools to manage these kinds of relationships in nurturing and sexy ways from beginning to end. (Part 1) This podcast was created with the support of TwistedMonk.com and LeeAllure.com So please! Buy their stuff, or at least...

Duration:00:42:48

The Accused: In the Event of a Consent Violation

9/7/2017
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Ozma of Oz wrote an essay about preparing yourself for what to do if you or someone you care about gets accused of a consent violation. The essay is nuanced and useful, and Ozma gives some great commentary on her writing. It can be found in full in the show notes at http://KinkSexCulture.com. This episode was made possible by the generous patronage of supporters at http://patreon.com/graydancer. Intro music was "Sexy Time" by the Leather Uppers. Outro was "Balrog Boogie" by Diablo Swing...

Duration:00:45:55

VoxBody Studio! And Anal Sex as a Metaphor for...Consent?

8/16/2017
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Gray interviews Victoria Blue from her studio ( http://voxbody.com ) talking about how a rope space is created. Then Naiia joins him as they tackle the difficult subject of consent from "the other end" - combining it with a primer for anal sex play to talk about negotiation, lube, and other important ideas for sexual creatures. This episode was made possible by the generous patronage of supporters at http://patreon.com/graydancer. Further sponsorship was provided by *...

Duration:00:56:28

Naiia talks about kink, sexuality, and depression

8/3/2017
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Naiia has serious kink presenter cred: she is part of Midori's Rope Dojo cadre,a Consent Rocks Crew lead,President & founder of Madison Women of Leather,Kink Academy instructor, andRambleGRUE facilitatoralong with her own classes on bottoming, power exchange, sexuality, and mindfulness. In this episode she talks about her personal journey dealing with depression and how it affected her sex, kink, and poly relationships. You can read more from Naiia at her website, http://naiiabound.com...

Duration:00:49:20

Consent Rocks!

7/20/2017
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Reid Mihalko from http://reidaboutsex.com flips the script and interviews Gray about this whole Consent.Rocks thing: how it came about, what it hopes to accomplish, and how to get involved. You can register for a Consent Rocks training by visiting http://consent.rocks and looking for the nearest one coming to you! This show was brought to you by: * http://twistedmonk.com (check out the great new book by Evie Vane!) * http://LeeAllure.com Please visit their sites and thank them for...

Duration:00:40:12