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SS 328: Getting Back on the Horse

In an episode recorded September 22nd 2018, Dr. Liz Powell, Dylan Thomas, and Mike Joseph get together to talk about getting back on the horse after loss, or anything else that may have taken them out of dating and playing with people for an extended period of time. Dylan almost didn't release this episode, but after an extended conversation with both Dr. Liz and Mike, they collectively decided to do it, even though talk during the episode offered few answers. They did however offer one...


SS 327: Being Sex Positive in a Sex Negative World - A Panel Discussion at Camp Ravish

This week on The Swingset, we return to the scorching 107 degree heat of Austin, Texas, where Ginger and Cooper attended and presented at Camp Ravish. On the last day of Camp, they sat down with several other presenters there, including The Two Knotty Boys, Melissa Jones, Bella LaVey, Rihannon Ixchel, and Miss O Kissed, to talk about the state of affairs for those of us plying a sex positive trade, while skirting around the issue of that big orange thing crashing toward us all. (A quick...


SS 326: Coloring Outside the Lines in Sexuality & Kink – Cooper & Ginger Live at Camp Ravish, Austin

This past weekend, Cooper S. Beckett and Ginger Bentham flew down to the balmy state of Texas, which greeted them with a 107 degree heat index. But the temperature wasn’t the only thing that was hot that weekend because they were in town for Camp Ravish just outside of Austin – three days and two nights of connecting with like-minded adults in a fun, frisky and judgment free camp setting. We lead the weekend talking about coloring outside the lines and exploring your boundaries in...


SS 325: Gang Bang the Mailbag 36 - Swinging while Broken, Addiction and Swinger Culture, and More!

The Swingset crew is back with another Gang Bang the Mailbag! Cooper S. Beckett, Dylan Thomas, Dr. Liz Powell, Dirty Lola, and Mister Pent answer listener voicemails and emails! Voicemailbag Question #1 Summary How can my husband better navigate swinger culture after coming clean from an alcohol addiction? Voicemailbag Question #2 Summary How can I be more innovate and interesting with my spanking scenes? Mailbag Question #1: I've recently been kicked out of my mom's house and I'm...


SS 324: From Poo to Lactation - A Swingset Business Episode

The Swingset crew banked so many episodes that they hadn’t recorded for almost two months. For their first night back, they decided to give each other… the business. In addition to talking about tall skinny dudes with big dicks and fisting, they end up discussing poop… a lot. They also talk about lactation, breeding fantasy, some serious ds and humiliation play, waterboarding with juices, impact play with a rubber truncheon, and Macho Man Randy Savage. Prepare yourselves, because Cooper S....


SS 323: Gang Bang The Mailbag 35: Dental Dams, Straight Women, Aspergers & Swinging

Cooper S. Beckett, Dylan Thomas, and Ginger Bentham know that the mailbag won't gang bang itself, so they've sat down to answer listener submitted questions for the 35th time! Question 1: Great podcast, I enjoy listening to you guys. My boyfriend and I are in an open relationship and it is going very well. My question is about dental dams, he and I don't use condoms when together but we always do with other people. He tried giving me oral using a dental dam just as an experiment and...


SS 322: They Came For the Titties, They Stayed For the Knowledge - A Playground Bedcast

The Life on the Swingset crew traveled to Playground 2018: Come Together, and decided to sit together and record one of our traditional "Swingset Bedcast" episodes. Cooper S. Beckett, Ginger Bentham, Dylan Thomas, Dirty Lola, Dr. Liz Powell, Mike Joseph, and Chris Pent sat on two beds, close enough to sweat on, spit on, and spill on each other, and hacked out the last year amongst a crowd of up between ten and twenty Swingset fans! You can support us while you buy great sex toys and...


SS 321: On the Power of Touch... and on Touch Deficits

Touch is powerful. Touch signals and communicates, touch comforts and supports, Touch can be thoughtful...touch can hurt. We feel it when we have it, we feel its absence when we don't, and sometimes we do things that result in us not getting enough of it. Tonight, Dylan Thomas, Dirty Lola, Dr. Liz Powell, and Mike Joseph get together to talk about the power of touch, and the barriers we throw up to touch, and how touch deficits affects us all. You can support us while you buy great...


SS 320: Diversity in Sexuality Conferences and Sex Therapy with Ruby Bouie Johnson of PolyDallas Millennium

A fair critique of most sex positive gatherings, especially sexuality conferences, is that they are predominantly white. Over the years, significant progress has been made, and PolyDallas Millennium this July 13-15 is on the forefront of programming diversity and encouraging wider ranges of voices. Tonight Ruby Bouie Johnson joins Cooper S. Beckett, Dylan Thomas, Dirty Lola, Dr. Liz Powell, and Mike Joseph to discuss increasing diversity in sexual discussion, sex therapy, and sex positive...


SS 319: Total Desire Recall with Tristan Taormino, JV Altharas, and Shara Bono

Every November for the last six year, the Life on the Swingset has led a motley crew of wayward hedonists to Desire Resort on the Riviera Maya in Cancun. Tonight the hosts of our 2017 takeover, Cooper S. Beckett, Dylan Thomas, Ginger Bentham, JV Altharas, Shara Bono, and Tristan Taormino, talk about that trip; what they learned, what they enjoyed, their sexiest of sexy times, and what they'd like to bring forward to the November 2018 trip. You can support us while you buy great sex...


SS 318: The Art of the Compliment

Dylan Thomas, Dirty Lola, and Dr. Liz Powell sit down together to talk about the art of the compliment: how to compliment someone in a way that it will be accepted in the spirit it's given, how to compliment someone without a goal, and how to treat compliments as small gifts that require no reciprocation. Tonight’s episode is sponsored by Überlube! You can support us while you buy great sex toys and products from our favorite online retailer SheVibe at...


SS 317: The Polyamorous Furry Community w/ Viro the Science Collie & Metriko Oni

There's a community that Life on the Swingset hasn't spoken about or to much: the polyamorous furry community. Tonight, Dylan Thomas, Dr. Liz Powell, and Mike Joseph invite Metriko Oni and Viro the Science Collie, of the Feral Attraction podcast, to talk about the fandom and to how we can find more common ground and more common spaces, more often. You can support us while you buy great sex toys and products from our favorite online retailer SheVibe at...


SS 316: Shiny Beacons of Slutty Hope - Live at Playground Conference 2018 in Toronto!

Life on the Swingset came together for Playground 2018: Come Together, a Sex-Positive, Inclusive, Intersectional Event. It was the largest gathering of Swingset co-hosts ever, and the first such gathering of all co-hosts since 2015! Cooper S. Beckett, Dylan Thomas, Ginger Bentham, Dirty Lola, Dr. Liz Powell, Mike Joseph, and Chris Pent sat in front of a live audience to discuss why authentically telling our stories, or as Dr. Liz put it,why being shiny beacons of slutty hope is...


SS 315: Letting Your Kinks Run Wild with Sunny Megatron & Ken Melvoin-Berg

Paths to kink vary pretty wildly. From occasional giggles and smacks on the bottom, to role-playing as students in a classroom begging to be good for the principal, to full suspensions in front of hundreds of people, following our minds and bodies can lead us places we never thought we could go. Tonight, Sunny Megatron and Ken Melvoin-Berg, co-creators of the American Sex podcast and co-producers of Showtime's Sex with Sunny Megatron, join Dylan Thomas, Dirty Lola, and Dr. Liz Powell to...


SS 314: How to Make Hot Kinky Play Actually Happen w/ Marcia Baczynski & Midori

Tonight, guests Midori and Marcia Baczynski join Cooper Beckett, Dylan Thomas, Dr. Liz Powell, and Dirty Lola to talk about making hot kinky play actually happen. They'll also discuss the Wanted Man Intensive course to help good guys work on becoming better guys. Marcia B's Resources: Midori's Resources: Protip! Questions You Aught to Ask Before BDSM PlayForteFemme: Women's Dominance Weekend IntensiveRopeDojo Tonight's episode is sponsored by...


SS 313: Mutual Masturbation - Giving Each Other a Hand

One of Life on the Swingset's most popular episodes is Masturbation - Our Touching Origins. Cooper S. Beckett, Dylan Thomas, Dirty Lola, Dr. Liz Powell, and Mister Pent sit together to talk about handing the job off, as it were. Whether masturbating in front of another person or playing with them while they play with you, tonight the crew discusses mutual masturbation. Tonight's episode is sponsored by Überlube! Dirty Lola and Dr. Liz Powell discussed the Womanizer 2go... at...


SS 312: Sexually Relevant Grooming Habits

Nail Clipping! Facial, Genital, and Ass Hair Maintenance! Keeping it Clean... or Not! Tonight, Dylan Thomas, Ginger Bentham, Dr. Liz Powell, Dirty Lola, and Mister Pent discuss sexually relevant grooming habits, and why we do, or don't participate in them! Join Dylan, Cooper, Dr. Liz, Mister Pent, Dirty Lola, and Mike Joseph at Playground 2018! You can support us while you buy great sex toys and products from our favorite online retailer SheVibe at...


SS 311: Foresight and Hindsight (Amber) – Goodbye 2017, Hello 2018

It’s been a year, hasn’t it? On this episode of Life on the Swingset, The Podcast, we’re going to reflect, not on the horrors of the year that everybody among us so well knows, but what this year specifically has shown us, in our sexuality, in our interpersonal interactions, in our lifestyles, and then we’ll look forward on how we build and improve in the new year. Join Cooper S. Beckett, Ginger Bentham, Dylan Thomas, Dr Liz Powell, & Dirty Lola for a frank discussion on the future.


SS 310: Aging and Sexuality with Ken Haslam, Belle Sheperd, Joel Kann, and Duncan - Recorded Live at Desire Resort

Those of us young in the world and in non-monogamy don't spend a lot of time thinking about aging and in how it affects our play partners, our relationships, and our own sexuality as we progress. During Life on the Swingset's takeover of Desire Resort, Dylan Thomas sat down with Belle Shepherd, Joel Kann, Ken Haslam, and Duncan to discuss as a panel how sexuality changes with age. Some featured discussion points: Changes in Spontaneous Desire | Iimportance of Lubricant and Positioning...


SS 309: The Most Valuable Sexual Lessons We Ever Learned

Nearly everything of value Cooper learned about sex was learned after opening up. He's unashamed to admit, his sex was thoroughly mediocre. Thankfully, he met many people who were much better at sex and he studied at their feet and other parts, learning vast and valuable lessons. Tonight, on Life on the Swingset The Podcast, Cooper S. Beckett, Dylan Thomas, Ginger Bentham, Dirty Lola, and Dr. Liz Powell discuss their sexual failures and their sexual sherpas and the lessons they learned...