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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

Interrobang: Cam & KarenLee Poter of Sex Talk w My Mom

9/17/2018
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So this episode is a little unusual for a few reasons. First, it was recorded over a year ago and somehow just kept getting pushed back. Second, it's definitely a first for YAPIT: an interview with a mother-son comedy duo who have their own sex podcast on my network, Acast. We discussed sex parties, virginity, cartoon porn, and much more. And KarenLee came to regret asking me to recount the most extreme fetish story I could think of...

Duration:01:12:24

Live! Leather Edition: Erykah Ohms & Santos: Pleasure Chest NYC July '18

9/4/2018
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"The more you clean leather, the more it smells like itself." For YAPIT Live at the 2nd Ave NYC Pleasure Chest in July '18 with my guests Erykah Ohms and Santos, we discussed leather as a sensual material, a fetish, a symbol, an aspiration, a fashion statement, a cultural beacon, and an ice cream sundae. // Also: the erotics of bootblacking care, chest harnesses, strap-on harnesses, leather appropriation and "post-fetishism" in fashion, bondage, impact play, protocol, what we think leather...

Duration:01:17:31

Live! YaPi Piercing w Allijin & Wildflower

8/20/2018
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“Any pain can be transformative” / July '18. Euridice Gallery in Brooklyn. At a live kink event curated by Amy Boyajian of Wildflower, Tina hosted a panel featuring Amy as well as kink pros Jin and Alice. "Allijin" had just done a piercing demo, so the panel focused mostly on body mod play, touching on the concepts of harm, aftercare, LARP therapy, suspension, and period sex. / During the Q&A, the panelists fielded questions about the intimacy of pain, as well as how to discuss both...

Duration:01:10:59

Sex Work & Feminism Lecture Skidmore College 3.17

8/6/2018
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In March 2017, Tina gave a lecture at Skidmore College in update New York, based on an article she wrote for Refinery 29. The lecture and the article were called “Why Sex Work Decriminalization Matters to Feminism.” In light of the national conversation about SESTA/FOSTA, Tina decided to release the audio she recorded of this lecture (not the best sound quality, but solid content, promise!). Touching on topics from pop culture representation to trans rights to violence to consent to class to...

Duration:01:13:10

YaPi Clowns w Dia Dynasty

7/23/2018
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“I can make anybody into a clown!” Dear listeners, you may know by now that Tina is and always has been unnerved by clowns, and has even avoided requests for a YAPIT episode on that topic. Until now! The calming, elegant darkness of Domina Dia Dynasty, co-creator of NYC’s La Maison du Rouge, inspired Tina to face her fears. Tina crawled into Dia’s homemade yurt to discuss humiliation, exaggeration, wonder, curiosity, transformation, absurdity, masks, and how Dia likes to live in the place...

Duration:01:23:42

Live! I <3 LA Edition: Siouxsie Q & Carly W: Pleasure Chest WeHo May '18

7/2/2018
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“As someone who has done sex work activism full time for years, I’ve found that in order to not burn out in this fight, I have to be having gross pervy sex, just living the ho life. Otherwise WTF are we fighting for?” // Three drama queen sex educators in WeHo discuss the politics of sexual freedom and then exercise it to the extreme! // Discover how to be a high status princess, how to follow the narrative arc of gaping, why the office of POTUS is the ultimate in power bottoming, what...

Duration:01:22:57

Live! w Aya de Leon, Akynos, Jacq the Stripper at McNally Jackson: Writing About Sex Work

6/18/2018
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“The second you make someone laugh, it’s so much easier to get money out of 'em!” / This episode is a recording from a literary event I organized at McNally Jackson in NYC in January 2018. We discussed colorism at strip clubs, #MeToo issues, Spread Magazine, how being a stripper prepares you to write single panel comics, and a certain portrait of Aya's mom wearing a leopard print fur bikini holding a snake! / From I Was A Teenage Dominatrix to The Happy Hooker, classic sex work books have...

Duration:01:10:05

Live! Porno Edition: MacKenzie Peck & Leon: Pleasure Chest NYC April '18

6/4/2018
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“If the thing you love to do is only seen in 'shame' porn, you may think that’s the only slot you fit into as a desirable person. That’s not cool, and that’s what I’m trying to fix.” / From ASMR to GIFS, comics to fan fiction, public screenings to photo sets of dudes who can suck their own dicks, this YAPIT Live from April 2018 in NYC explores all personal and political facets of modern pornography. / Special guests Mackenzie Peck and Leon also swerve into an explanation of what FOSTA/SESTA...

Duration:01:40:33

YaPi Nails w Arabelle Raphael

5/21/2018
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“When I’m editing my porn I love admiring the way my nails look wrapped around a dick.” / CONTENT WARNING: This episode includes frank, informed discussions of consensual non-consent fantasies, as well as two Jewish women unpacking what it means for trolls to invoke the Holocaust. / Artist, indie porn producer, and sex work organizer Arabelle Raphael is femme for a living. So what does it mean to be a queer lover of opulent extravagant finger adornments? Arabelle and I chatted about our...

Duration:00:55:11

Interrobang: Yin & Poppy of Mercy Mistress

5/7/2018
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“I didn’t how to kiss gently. It was always about grabbing the person, putting my hand around their throat, biting. Leaving as many bruises on a body as possible. I confused a lot of people!” How is being an actress like being a dominatrix? Tina spoke with the creators of the groundbreaking new webseries "Mercy Mistress" about BDSM as healing, sex work as a consent ritual, and the perks of crop tops in winter. Mercy Mistress is an episodic dramatic series that follows Mistress Yin, a queer...

Duration:00:37:02

Live at Camp Ravish

4/18/2018
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“The ultimate fantasy is love.” Live from Camp Ravish, a sexy outdoor event in rural Texas, comes this atmospheric YAPIT Live! My special guest was world renowned rope bondage expert JD from 2 Knotty Boys. We discussed bondage, exhibitionism and voyeurism, spanking, age play, and more!

Duration:00:45:03

YaPi Chivalry w Bear Bergman

4/9/2018
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“Chivalry is the kind of ritualized flirting that goes on and on and on." In this episode, iconic writer S. Bear Bergman makes a case for chivalry; a modern, bespoke, very queer kind. He compares it to high protocol BDSM, cruising, and good ole fashioned courtesy. Very much the kind of convo you’ll only find on YAPIT. S. Bear Bergman is a writer, storyteller, educator, activist and the founder and publisher of children’s book publisher Flamingo Rampant, which makes feminist,...

Duration:00:42:13

YaPi Tantra Part 2

3/19/2018
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“Back in the 90s, I touched so many pussies and so many penises while doing erotic awakening massage that eventually I noticed there was no fucking difference: People were responding as erotic beings!” Part 2 of YaPi Tantra begins with Barbara Carrellas guiding us through the first steps to full body blissgasms. She also explains how the 10th anniversary edition of Urban Tantra came to include trans and gender nonconforming erotic awakening massage, and tells a bit of the origins of her...

Duration:00:34:00

YaPi Tantra w Barbara Carrellas Part 1

3/9/2018
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“The AIDS crisis was taking away our sexual freedom as well as our lives. I wanted to have sex in a way that was safe from HIV, but ecstatic as gay men in the all night disco palaces of your dreams.” Barbara Carrellas is a queer kinky sex educator whose work has been very influential on Tina’s personal and professional life. To celebrate the tenth anniversary edition of Barbara’s seminal book Urban Tantra, the two of them sat down to discuss breath and energy orgasms, their relative...

Duration:00:43:37

Live! Tantra Edition: Barbara Carrellas & Sloan: Pleasure Chest NYC December

2/26/2018
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“The part of sex that most people love is the letting go, the freedom of connection with themselves or another person, the expansion, literally the OMG of it. Most people feel that want more of that and they want it to go on longer. Tantra offers practical ways to get you there." Recorded in front of a particularly enthusiastic audience at the Pleasure Chest in NYC, December 2017, this is the Tantra Edition of YAPIT Live! Featuring Barbara Carrellas, author of the kinky queer sex guide...

Duration:00:59:08

YaPi Polyamory Part 2

2/19/2018
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Part Two of my conversation with Melissa Dessereau, MFT, in which we discuss attachment theory, and why queers are especially well equipped for non-monogamy.

Duration:00:45:13

Pleasure Chest: Self Love & Solo Sex on Valentine's Day w Tania

2/9/2018
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This February, let's rethink our idea about romance by focusing on self love and solo sex! Tania has been with the Pleasure Chest for 2 years managing the Lincoln Avenue location in Chicago. She loves poetry, cooking and crystals. She finds a lot of joy in helping folks find a way to love themselves and others.

Duration:00:24:43

YaPi Polyamory w Melissa Dessereau Part 1

2/7/2018
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“You can’t really control whether you’re having an emotional connection with someone." By popular demand, here is an entire episode on the topic of open relationships, with a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who also happens to be an out queer polyamorous badass. Is having a customized relationship really worth all that processing? Listen and decide for yourself! Melissa Dessereau is a perceptive and nuanced therapist with a refreshingly frank style. For over 20 years, she has been...

Duration:00:48:01

Interrobang: Mistress Blunt on Dasya Yoga

1/22/2018
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“In summary, life is pain; submit to me!” Mistress Blunt’s professional practice incorporates devotional principles of yoga with classic BDSM training. In this highly intellectual and erotic episode, she talks with Tina about altered states of consciousness, the relationship between chronic pain and S&M, and her specialized femme induction sessions. Danielle Blunt is a New York City based professional and lifestyle domina. She is a classically trained dominatrix, a sex worker’s rights...

Duration:00:51:42

Live! Dominatrix Edition: Lucy Sweetkill & Ryan: Pleasure Chest NYC November

1/15/2018
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A freezer filled with vacuum-sealed dirty panties. Breeder gloves for fisting. How to turn a vibrator into a bondage toy. Putting feet in assholes. A mutual love of ruined orgasms. The dominatrix edition of YAPIT Live at the Pleasure Chest in NYC has all this and a whole lot more kinky shit. “I want you to feel like you can’t get away at all. I want a hundred locks. I want to chain you down. I want you to feel like a complete prisoner.” This all-BDSM sex worker panel features NYC-based...

Duration:01:27:38