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Episode 21: GoAskAlex on Being a Sex Worker with a Chronic Illness

8/13/2018
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Episode 21 marks the final installment in our month-long series of positive stories about sex workers. For our news segment, we bring Samantha Cole, from VICE’s Motherboard, back on to talk about the latest development in the deepfakes story. We highlight an essay she wrote for Broadly that argues the deepfakes issue is first and foremost about control of women’s bodies. Next, we feature Canadian cam model and artist GoAskAlex, who talks to us about the intersection of sex work and...

Duration:00:51:55

Episode 20: Juniper Fitzgerald on Rewriting Femme Narratives

8/6/2018
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Episode 20 marks the third installment in our month-long series of episodes that focus on positive things going on in world of sex work right now. This episode focuses on the way in which sex workers are taking care of one another, and how they are rewriting narratives. For our news segment, we will bring Alex Bishop and Penny Trait back on the show to follow up on the project they have been working on since the sex work and motherhood episode. They talk about I Give a Fuck, and how they...

Duration:01:00:51

Episode 19: Stoya On Sex Across Different Mediums

7/30/2018
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Episode 19 marks the second installment in our month-long series of episodes that focus on positive things going on in world of sex work right now. This episode focuses on the recent creative achievements of two sex workers. For our news segment, we will feature a brief interview with Braislee Adams, a cam model whose nude hula-hooping video went viral this week. She will talk to us about what it is like to become an internet sensation overnight. And next, we talk to pornographer and...

Duration:00:49:04

Episode 18: Lola Davina On Self Care in an Anti-Sex Work Era

7/23/2018
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Episode 18 marks the beginning of a month-long series of episodes that focus on positive things going on in world of sex work right now. We start with a discussion of a recent article Jessie wrote in The Establishment as a follow up to Episode 14, which focused on sexuality and motherhood. We highlight the very important political work that sex working mothers are doing in their parenting. Then, we have the pleasure of speaking to Lola Davina, author of Thriving in Sex Work. She talks...

Duration:00:55:36

Episode 17: Andre Shakti on Masculine Socialization and Safer Sex Practices

7/16/2018
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This week we feature an interview with educator, performer, and journalist Andre Shakti, who writes on topics of sex work, queerness, and non-monogamy. We talk to her about queer identity, why negotiating safer sex practices is harder with cis men, and why sex education that emphasizes empathy could be a step toward a better sexual culture. In our news segment, we talk about Stormy Daniels' recent arrest at a strip club in a Columbus, OH, and what this says about attitudes toward sex...

Duration:00:48:17

Episode 16: Megan Guza on Condoms as 'Instruments of Crime' in Prostitution Cases and Graydancer on FOSTA/SESTA's Impact on the Kink Community

7/6/2018
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We start Episode 16 with a brief update on our lives and a new format for the show. Then, we have a discussion with Megan Guza about her article, "Condoms Criminalized in Allegheny County Prostitution Cases," where she reports on the way that condoms have been criminalized in prostitution cases, putting sex workers at risk. We also talk about the work that we did with SWOP Pittsburgh to challenge these practices. Finally, we talk to Graydancer, a writer, sex and kink presenter, and host...

Duration:00:54:07

Episode 15: Theorizing the Web Special: Sex Emojis with Kelly Steinmetz, Catfishing with Mattie Brice, and Gay Tinder with Lindsay Ferris

6/4/2018
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We start Episode 15 with an informal discussion of our reflections on this year’s Theorizing the Web conference, which we recorded on the long car ride home. Theorizing the Web is an annual conference in New York that focuses on social issues in digital technology. After our brief discussion we bring you interviews with three conference speakers who we thought were doing work relevant to the show. First, we talk to Kelly Steinmetz about the use and social impact of sex emojis. Then, we...

Duration:01:14:13

Episode 14: Special Episode on Sexuality and Motherhood

4/26/2018
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We are really excited to bring you a special episode that examines the interplay between sexuality and motherhood. After a brief update on some changes in the podcast and in our lives, we discuss two recent articles that came out after FOSTA/SESTA were signed into law. The first is a DailyBeast article written by Amy Zimmerman about the ways in which FOSTA/SESTA is putting sex workers at risk. The second is a BuzzFeed article written by Jenny Heineman and Brook Wagner about the lack of...

Duration:01:16:34

Episode 13: AVN Special: Financial Domination with Goddess Kyaa and Geographies of Porn Consumption with Dr. Paul Maginn

4/16/2018
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This is the last episode that will bring you interviews and insights from this year's AVN in Las Vegas. We had a great time there, talked to tons of amazing people in the industry, and are happy that we got to share all of that with you on the podcast. This final episode will begin on the expo floor with short interviews featuring Sammi Ross (@SammiRoss), Nathan Bronson, Sam Phillips (@SamsPajamaParty), Ramona Flour (@RamonaFlour), Karina Latina (@cutebbwlatina), Ela Darling...

Duration:00:56:55

Episode 12: FOSTA/SESTA with Kate D’Adamo, Gay Porn with Westley Woods, and Trans Representation with Chelsea Poe

4/6/2018
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We begin Episode 12 by bringing in Kate D’Adamo (@katedadamo) from survivorsagainstsesta.org to help us cover the news. She discusses the status of FOSTA and SESTA and what the implications of the law will be for the sex work community as a whole. She also talks about the work that sex work activists are doing and how to get involved. We then go back to the AVN expo floor and interview Westley Woods (@thewestleywoods) about his career in gay porn and the new iWantGayClips division of...

Duration:01:05:47

Episode 11: AVN Special: Deepfakes with Samantha Cole, Findom with Violet Doll, and Riot Grrrl and Queer Porn with Courtney Trouble

2/16/2018
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We start Episode 11 on the floor of the AVN Expo, talking to iWantEmpire’s (@iWantEmpire) adult content producer and pro domme Violet Doll (@VioletDoll). We talk to her about her the evolution of her career and her creative process. We then move onto our news segment, where we are joined by VICE Motherboard (@motherboard) assistant editor and journalist Samantha Cole (@samleecole), to discuss Reddit, Deepfakes, issues of consent. Lastly, we feature an extended interview with queer porn...

Duration:01:12:34

Episode 10: Special Episode from BDYHAX2018!

2/11/2018
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This is a special episode coming out of the BDYHAX Convention in Austin, TX. PJ and I had the opportunity to be there last week. The convention is a 3-day celebration of human enhancement, transhumanism, and biohacking that brings together industry experts, curious newcomers, and everyone in between. We spend this episode talking to several of the people who both spoke at and attended the convention. We first bring you a short interview with convention Director and Co-founder Trever...

Duration:01:11:39

Episode 9: AVN Special: Lynn Comella on Female Owned Sex Toy Shops & Dominic Rystan on Being a Non-Binary Porn Performer

2/1/2018
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We start Episode 9 on the floor of the AVN Expo, talking to cam performers and clip producers about their hopes for the convention. We hear from Christy Ocean (@ChristyOcean), Scarlet Raven (@ScarletRaen_69), Little Puck (@littlepuck), Miss Lollipop (@MissLollipopMFC), and Scarlett Fox (@ScarlettFoxPlay). We interview Dr. Lynn Comella (@LynnComella), from University of Nevada, Las Vegas, about her new book Vibrator Nation. Vibrator Nation is the history of feminist owned, sex-positive sex...

Duration:01:14:23

Episode 8: OkCupid's Real Name Policy, Julian Gill-Peterson on Trans Histories, and Nikki Night on Cam Model Coaching

1/24/2018
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We begin Episode 8 discussing OK Cupid’s policy change push users to use real first names. We look at Kate Conger’s (@kateconger) article, “OK Cupid’s Real Name Policy is Dumb.” Next we chat with Julian Gill-Peterson (@gpjulian) about his upcoming book Histories of the Transgender Child, which shatters the widespread myth that today’s transgender children are a brand new generation. He does this by uncovering a previously unknown twentieth century history during which they not only...

Duration:01:08:07

Episode 7: Ron Jeremy, Touching & Consent - Interviews with Ginger Banks & EJ Dickson

12/20/2017
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In Episode 7, we interview cam model Ginger Banks (@gingerbanks1) and journalist EJ Dickson (@ejdickson) about the sexual assault allegations leveled against Ron Jeremy. These allegations are nothing new, but what is new is the attention that they are now garnering and so what we explore in this episode is what has changed in the industry and in society writ large so that these allegations are finally getting attention. Importantly, we see the stakes of this story as being much bigger...

Duration:00:52:16

Episode 6: Jayne Swift on the Lusty Lady & Shaleece Haas on her Documentary “Real Boy”

12/9/2017
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We begin Episode 6 talking about maternal health outcomes for African American women, as they are outlined in NRP’s piece, “Black Mothers Keep Dying After Giving Birth.” Next we chat with Jayne Swift (@jamswift13) about her research on and work in The Lusty Lady, a West coast based peep show that is known for his effective labor unionization. She argues, contrary to popular belief, that the internet did not kill the peepshow. We also discuss the sociality of sexuality, gentrification,...

Duration:01:01:24

Episode 5: Apryl Williams on Race & Internet Dating and Moriah Ella Mason on Gender & Intimacy in Stripping

11/24/2017
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In Episode 5, we interview Apryl Williams (@AprylW) and Moriah Ella Mason (moriahellamason.com). We also talk about sex workers being stopped at international borders, and issues of sexual harassment in VR. We start by discussing Jessie’s recent Cyborgology (@cyborgology) post about sex work, social media, and border crossing. We then go on to talk about issues of sexual assault in VR, with attention to Tom Woodley’s Future of Sex (@Futureofsex) article. Next we interview Apryl...

Duration:01:05:36

Episode 4: Kashmir Hill on Facebook Outing Sex Workers & Reese Piper on Stripping with Autism

11/4/2017
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In Episode 4 we interview Kashmir Hill (@kashhill) and Reese Piper (@thenudereporter). We also talk about the new Patreon content guidelines. We start by discussing Patron's new content guidelines, which many creators fear will lead to a crackdown on adult content. PJ reads an excerpt from the "Open Letter to Patreon" posted by Liara Roux. We recommend Samantha Cole's "Adult Content Creators: Patreon Is Doing ‘the Exact Opposite of What We Asked For’" in Vice's "Motherboard." We then...

Duration:00:59:37

Episode 3: Sarah Alison Miller on Historical Ideas of Women's Bodies & Isabel Dresler on Making Smut

10/21/2017
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We interview Classicist Sarah Alison Miller about leaky female bodies in Greco-Roman and Medieval literature, sexual assault in Greco-Roman myths, body fluids, mystics, and witches! We also talk to queer photographer and content creator Isabel Dresler (@isabeldresler) about making smut. We discuss her photography career, how her experience as a sex worker informs her art, why she isn't afraid to take selfies, and what it means to do porn ethically. We also discuss the Harvey Weinstein...

Duration:00:57:02

Episode 2: Maggie McMuffin on Hugh Hefner's Death, Dahlia Dee on Being Naked on the Internet, Sunny Moraine on Writing Sex

10/7/2017
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We interview cam model and clip producer Dahlia Dee (@xoDahliaDee) about sharing/selling sexy content on the Web, what should happen when people use the images without consent, and her experiences coming out to friends and family. We also talk to to erotica writer Sunny Moraine (@dynamicsymmetry) about writing sex from the perspective of differently bodied people, using the word “pussy,” and more. Sunny introduces us to erotic works from Circlet Press (@circletpress), who is raising funds...

Duration:00:53:05