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Each episode focuses on a subject of human sexuality - as conventional as breasts or as fringe as play piercing, as broad as power exchange or as specific as prostate massage - and non-judgmentally asks the question: why are people into that? Through conversations between host Tina Horn and her guests, each of whom is an expert in the episode's subject, the podcast explores science, psychology, social dynamics, and history as well as scintillating stories and tips for exploration.

Each episode focuses on a subject of human sexuality - as conventional as breasts or as fringe as play piercing, as broad as power exchange or as specific as prostate massage - and non-judgmentally asks the question: why are people into that? Through conversations between host Tina Horn and her guests, each of whom is an expert in the episode's subject, the podcast explores science, psychology, social dynamics, and history as well as scintillating stories and tips for exploration.
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Each episode focuses on a subject of human sexuality - as conventional as breasts or as fringe as play piercing, as broad as power exchange or as specific as prostate massage - and non-judgmentally asks the question: why are people into that? Through conversations between host Tina Horn and her guests, each of whom is an expert in the episode's subject, the podcast explores science, psychology, social dynamics, and history as well as scintillating stories and tips for exploration.

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Episodes

Laura Westengard: Gothic Queer Culture pt1

10/10/2019
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Just in time for the nights to get longer, CUNY professor and author of the new book Gothic Queer Culture Laura Westengard discusses insidious trauma: from Castle of Otranto to True Blood, how vampires create their own erotic holes, and why monster desire is always queer desire. // Laura Westengard (she/her/hers) is an Associate Professor of English at the City University of New York where she serves as point person of the Gender & Sexuality Studies concentration and as a board member for...

Duration:00:57:34

Joe Osmundson: Enemas

9/18/2019
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Molecular biophysicist and queer lit slut Joe Osmundson gets into it with Tina on the great debate of our time: saline vs water enemas. You'll be surprised by their, um, artisanal isotonic douche solutions! Discussed: the inner and outer world of the epithelium, why queer sexual health is under-studied, why you should listen to Frank Ocean while giving yourself an enema, why the douche and cuddle is the new Netflix and chill. // Joseph Osmundson is a scientist and writer based in New York...

Duration:01:00:07

Lindsay Dye: Cake Sitting, pt2

9/11/2019
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“I birth what I destroy.” / In Part 2 of our talk about sploshing, crushing, sugar, and fetish labor, Lindsay discusses her very first on cam sit, the many meanings of consumption, and the transformative narrative arc of cake sitting. / Lindsay Dye is a 31 year old artist and sex worker of Puerto Rican descent from Miami, Florida. She holds an MFA in Photography and Sculpture from the Pratt Institute. She is most known on social media for her Cake Sitting Performances. Her work has been...

Duration:01:04:14

Lindsay Dye: Cake Sitting, pt1

8/26/2019
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"The fetish itself is anti-consumption.” Lindsay Dye is a cam model, performance artist, and sculptor who specializes in the fetish known as cake sitting. In this episode, she explains the intersection of WAM (Wet & Messy Play) with crushing fetishism, as well as how Miami, empathy, clowning, power, laughter, tears, and more inform her public sittings. / Lindsay Dye is a 31 year old artist and sex worker of Puerto Rican descent from Miami, Florida. She holds an MFA in Photography and...

Duration:01:03:24

Live! Cannabis w Sophie Saint Thomas & Carly

8/20/2019
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Decriminalized & destigmatized cannabis use is entering a new American era, and that means there's more ways than ever to incorporate this classic aphrodisiac into our love lives. For another live episode at the Pleasure Chest in NYC, Tina sat down with sex and weed journalist Sophie Saint Thomas and pleasure educator Carly to break down the science of the endocannabinoid system, weed lube, stoner porn, rose petal joints, the difference between THC and CBD, how to objectify someone by...

Duration:01:40:43

Rocket: Puppies

7/24/2019
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Whether it’s been a few years since you heard it or you’re getting slobbered on by it for the first time, please enjoy this rerun of Why Are People Into Puppy Play! with Rocket/Yandy. Fetch! Speak! Roll over! This episode is all about people who love to role play as dogs. Sometimes their puppy persona becomes a part of their sexual identity, a way to access innocence, playfulness, and carnal passion. DISCUSSED: Puppy-on-puppy Love / Scooby Snack Graham Crackers / Butt Plugs with Tails /...

Duration:01:09:42

Stoya: Books, pt2

7/17/2019
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In Part Two, Stoya and I discuss: The Reunion by Laura Antoniou (and psychological erotica), Come As You Are by Emily Nagoski (and arousal non-concordance), The Guide to Getting It On (how Stoya masturbated to it and why Tina hates it), Mercedes Lachey's book that has a scene where people fuck on some rocks (that Stoya can't remember the name of), Sam Delaney (and a story you've probably heard Tina tell 20 times), House of Holes (two tickets please!), and which one of us has actually been...

Duration:00:44:46

Stoya: Books, pt1

6/24/2019
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Porn legend, writer, and avowed sapiosexual Stoya joins me for a talk about musty-smelling paperbacks, big fat library shelves, and randomly also necrophilia?! We ask: Is it classist to only want to date someone who knows what "Wherefore" means in "Wherefore art thou Romeo?"?! Would John Waters want to top Stoya? Who is going to make a venn diagram of people who prominently display but have not read Infinite Jest and people who eat pussy? Will Stoya dog ear my page? Where can you see orgasms...

Duration:00:48:00

Live! Ashley Paige & Corey More: Families

6/13/2019
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“I brought you into this world, and I can take you out of it!” / In this hilarious and boundary-pushing live episode, recorded in March 2019 at the 2nd Ave Pleasure Chest in NYC, I'm joined by two other queer sex workers, Ashley Paige and Corey More, to discuss the persistently taboo yet insurgently popular concept of incest fantasies! We deepen our ongoing discussion of leather families, while also exploring power dynamics between siblings, whether twincest is homosexual and/or...

Duration:01:18:33

Andrea Glik: Consensual Non-consent

5/29/2019
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“We are made to feel powerless non-consensually all the time. This is an opportunity to take the power back.” / Content warning: This is conversation between two queer women about erotic fantasies that involve themes of force and violation. Rape scenes are the most fundamental yet thorniest of sexual fantasies. Whether it's force and resistance, psychological control, or emotional humiliation, why are we drawn erotically to things we don't actually want to do or have happen to us? In this...

Duration:01:08:24

Katie Skelly: Comics, pt2

5/13/2019
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“Every time she’s stimulated it’s utter chaos!” / In Part2 of my conversation with Katie Skelly we discuss whether erotic comics benefit from stories, Italian class dynamics in Milo Manara’s Click, grotesquery in Lisa Hanawalt, Go Nagai, Gina Wynbrandt's Someone Please Have Sex with Me, Dave Cooper's Ripple, the un-dying allure of the comic book store backroom, and Skelly's newest project including possibly incestuous killer maids! / Katie Skelly is an award-winning cartoonist who lives in...

Duration:01:03:33

Katie Skelly: Comics, Pt1

5/3/2019
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“I get away with a lot!” / Katie Skelly and I discuss puffy bulging vulvas, the “dark whimsy” of her psychedelic erotic comic books, why people think her phantasmagoria is a personal ad, how she got away with showing a certain superhero eating ass on a spaceship, and how she was influenced by looking at Vogue in her parents’ newsstand. / Katie Skelly is an award-winning cartoonist who lives in Brooklyn, NY. Her comics work includes Nurse Nurse, Operation Margarine, and Twisted Romance #1....

Duration:00:47:26

Interrobang: Andrea Glik LMSW on BDSM Healing

4/10/2019
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"Trauma and shame show up in the body in the same ways.” / In this Interrobang, Andrea Glik, LMSW discusses her therapy practice, how BDSM can help us to heal from trauma, what depression looks like in your nervous system, and which Cate Blanchett character she would want a sex robot to impersonate for her. / Andrea Glik, LMSW is a psychotherapist, somatic healer, sex educator, and witch. Andrea specializes in treating trauma and PTSD for queer & trans folks, using body based and feminist...

Duration:00:53:16

Interrobang: Ashley Paige on HoTeling while Black

3/21/2019
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"I was called a ho long before I became an actual sex worker.” / The brilliant and deviant Ashley Paige joins me again to discuss the Marriott hotel’s classist sex worker profiling, the racial difference between a slut and a ho, and Ashley’s personal history in the sex industry. / Content warning: at about 40 minutes this episode gets extra real: w/r/t abuse and violence. / Ashley Paige is a ProDomme, AlphaFemale, and Kinky Travel Companion based in NYC. She’s been engaging professionally...

Duration:01:17:10

Ashley Paige: Daddies

3/4/2019
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"He called me Daddy and I've never felt my lips quiver so hard in my life." / I figured since we started the year off talking about Leather Mommies, it would only be fair to give some space to masculine nurturing dominants. And who better to embody that queer Daddy vibe than professional dominatrix Ashley Paige? / We discussed what it means for women to claim the title Daddy, whether this is or is not about incest, and how sex work helped Ashley get in touch with her inner vulnerable...

Duration:00:42:23

Live! Arielle Egozi: Menses

2/20/2019
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A storytelling heavy flow celebrating some under-appreciated things many people find mystifying and/or disgusting: menstruation, the full internal structure of the clitoris, body scents, and hair! / Recorded November 2018 at Pleasure Chest on 2nd Ave in NYC. Live engineered by Ben Weber, co-sponsored by Acast. Music by TreZure Empire! / Arielle Egozi is a writer and social influencer who uses her platform to destigmatize and decolonize sex, bodies, and society. She believes our personal...

Duration:01:17:58

Margaret Cho on Mercy Mistress

2/6/2019
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“Kinky people have the upper hand!" Queer icon Margaret Cho is now executive producing Yin Q’s webseries Mercy Mistress, so I got the honor of interviewing her when I was in Los Angeles. We chatted about the importance of seeing yourself represented in pop culture, how hard it is to be a good dominatrix, and what BDSM can teach us about consent. / An accomplished performer in all formats, Margaret Cho could be called the “Queen of all Media” having conquered the worlds of film, television,...

Duration:00:40:55

@TheGayChingy: Mommies

1/21/2019
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"Why be ashamed of my fetishes when I can fetishize my shame?" / My conversation w Chingy continues with this deeply personal dive into kinky Mommy lust. Leather Mommies are the new Leather Daddies in this funny and taboo episode. / Chingy is a writer, actress, humorist and all-around funny pervert based out of Los Angeles and Oakland, CA. Her work focuses on kink lifestyles, queer media, and lesbian thirst and has been featured at Autostraddle, VICE, and BuzzFeed. Chingy is currently...

Duration:00:52:22

Chingy Fucks the Whole Damn House

1/14/2019
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Chingy is one of my favorite queer meme makers, so when I was out in LA I got together with her to discuss comic book fetish art, what makes her the bottom supreme, and why she wants to devote herself utterly to an artificially intelligent house. Tune in next week for our deep dive into Why Are People Into Mommies?!. // Chingy is a writer, actress, humorist and all-around funny pervert based out of Los Angeles and Oakland, CA. Her work focuses on kink lifestyles, queer media, and lesbian...

Duration:00:26:36

Dr Justin Lehmiller on the Science of Desire

12/17/2018
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"People who share their fantasies are the happiest and most sexually satisfied in their relationships." // What’s the different between a fetish and a fantasy? What are the benefits of communicating our deepest desires? What are the most common fantasies among Republicans versus Democrats? These and many more questions are address by social psychologist Dr Justin Lehmiller's new book Tell Me What You Want, for which he surveyed 4200 Americans on their erotic fantasies. // Dr Lehmiller and...

Duration:00:56:43