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Unscrewing up the sexual culture. Host Jaclyn Friedman and a rotating cast of whipsmart guests untangle the politics and culture of sex, and help out real-world sex advice-seekers.

Unscrewing up the sexual culture. Host Jaclyn Friedman and a rotating cast of whipsmart guests untangle the politics and culture of sex, and help out real-world sex advice-seekers.
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Boston, MA

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Unscrewing up the sexual culture. Host Jaclyn Friedman and a rotating cast of whipsmart guests untangle the politics and culture of sex, and help out real-world sex advice-seekers.

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@jaclynf

Language:

English


Episodes

Spare Parts: The Real Scandal

1/22/2019
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Fake nude selfies, a really amazing pop culture recommendation, and advice for a listener who's not getting what she needs.

Duration:00:15:56

Dystopia Buddies

1/15/2019
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Now that Kennedy is out and Kavanaugh is in, how bad are things going to get for people who need abortions? Robin Marty joins Jaclyn to talk about her new book Handbook for a Post-Roe America, and some surprising ideas on how to fight back with everything we've got.

Duration:00:44:24

Sex While Trans

12/19/2018
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Why is it so hard to find good sex advice for trans women? Educator, performer and activist Rebecca Kling joins Jaclyn to talk it out on the meta level, and to help out two very specific listeners who are going through changes as they transition.

Duration:00:45:04

The Robots are Coming

11/20/2018
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Sex robots are here. Now what? Jaclyn catches up with cultural critic Katherine Cross to talk robot brothels, dudebros, Ex Machina, and why you should be excited for the robot uprising.

Duration:00:36:09

Spare Parts: Look Alive

11/15/2018
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Trump may be banning the phrase "sexual health," plus listener questions about breaking into activism and good books for girls growing up in hostile territory.

Duration:00:12:41

Why Does Patriarchy Persist?

11/6/2018
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We've been fighting patriarchy so long. Why are we still drowning in it? Carol Gilligan, the mother of feminist psychology, and NYU researcher Naomi Snider think they know.

Duration:00:46:04

A Family Heirloom

10/23/2018
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How does fatness affect our sense of our own sexuality, our own gender, our own race? Sonalee Rashatwar, AKA The Fat Sex Therapist, joins Jaclyn to dig deep.

Duration:00:40:06

Spare Parts: Edge Case

10/16/2018
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Hillary Clinton, Dan Savage and comprehensive pleasure-based sex education. It's a quickiesode!

Duration:00:13:06

An Army of Lovers

10/9/2018
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Pleasure isn't optional - it's a key ingredient in both our humanity and our political resistance. Let historian Hanne Blank explain as she talks with Jaclyn about what she learned during the 80s AIDS crisis, the importance of marshmallows when the world is on fire, and why an old slogan from a 1960s French Art movement should be our mantra right now. (Rewind)

Duration:00:37:08

Spare Parts: Shattered

10/4/2018
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Things are not great. Neither is Jaclyn.

Duration:00:13:06

Ain't Real Sexy

9/25/2018
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Feeling ground down? Paralyzed? We've got a brass-tacks activism episode that'll plant a little green shoot of hope in even the weariest heart. Featuring Kimberly Inez McGuire, executive director of URGE.

Duration:00:38:10

Spare Parts: Closet Vibrator

9/18/2018
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Kavanaugh feelings, secret masturbation and the secret power women have had all along, all in one 15-minute quickiesode.

Duration:00:15:17

Rage Becomes You

9/11/2018
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Unscrewed is back and we're starting the new season with some cleansing anger as Jaclyn catches up with Soraya Chemaly about her brand-new book Rage Becomes Her.

Duration:00:39:19

The Life and Death of Elle Peril (Rewind)

8/21/2018
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Can you heal the trauma of revenge porn by deliberately becoming a nude art model? Lena Chen, one of the first known women to have private nude photos of her nonconsensually shared across the internet, moved to Berlin and tried it. What she learned along the way may surprise you.

Duration:00:36:01

Fun Famine (Rewind)

8/7/2018
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Could your food cravings be telling you you have a pleasure deficit? Body Kindness author Rebecca Scritchfield joins Jaclyn to explore the connections between body image, diet culture, health and sexuality

Duration:00:41:35

Resistance Is A Stage (Rewind)

7/17/2018
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Jaclyn catches up with Pamela Merritt, co-founder and co-director of Reproaction, who gets real about what it takes to unscrew the sexual culture in more conservative or otherwise untapped communities.

Duration:00:43:41

Shame is the Boner Killer

6/20/2018
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In part two of our conversation about sex and mental health, Jaclyn talks with therapist Shadeen Francis about destigmatizing, deshaming, and decolonizing our mental wellness, both in and out of the bedroom. Also there are donuts.

Duration:00:43:31

Spare Parts: Body Sommeliers

6/13/2018
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Last quickiesode of the season brings fake fake lesbians, body sommeliers and more.

Duration:00:15:25

A Really Small Awkward Surprise Party

5/29/2018
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What's the relationship between depression and sexuality? It's more complicated (and hopeful! and fun!) than you might think, as sexual and mental health advocate JoEllen Notte explains.

Duration:00:38:39

If Feminism Was Vampirism

5/22/2018
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How to make friends with your anger, why tender feelings are contrary to capitalism, and Jaclyn's feminist origin story, all in one jam-packed quickiesode.

Duration:00:15:16