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Tristan's #MeToo Experience in a Sex-Positive Space

Sex Out Loud with Tristan Taormino

Release Date: 05/04/2020

Allison Berenger on Sexual Shame and its Effect on Sexual Health, Medical Mysteries, Women Taking Control of Their Bodies and Their Lives show art Allison Berenger on Sexual Shame and its Effect on Sexual Health, Medical Mysteries, Women Taking Control of Their Bodies and Their Lives

Sex Out Loud with Tristan Taormino

Allison Berenger, host of the documentary podcast Bodies, joins Tristan to talk about the women (and marginalized genders) whose stories she shares along with their medical mysteries. It’s a fascinating show where the interviews are deeply personal and intimate, yet what we learn has far-reaching consequences beyond one person’s life. She covers painful sex, medical devices, the pill, vaginal mesh, menopause, ALS, PGAD (persistent genital arousal disorder) and more. And she employs a collaborative method to center her subjects in their stories so they have the space and the power to tell...

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Stacyann Chin on Love, Sex, Survival and Revolution show art Stacyann Chin on Love, Sex, Survival and Revolution

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Staceyann Chin joins Tristan to talk about her poetry collection Crossfire: A Litany For Survival. They talk about how she’s doing in the midst of the Black Lives Matter uprisings and the pandemic. She delves into what it means for women to reclaim their bodies after sexual violation. They cover a lot of ground: misogynoir, sexual violence, racism, capitalism, poverty, and inequity. They go deeper and talk about some very personal stuff: queer sex, love, and relationships. Plus, Stacyann reads three of her poems from the book. Poet, actor, and performing artist Staceyann Chin is the author...

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Dr. Nan Wise on How The Brain Controls Desire, Pleasure, and Orgasm show art Dr. Nan Wise on How The Brain Controls Desire, Pleasure, and Orgasm

Sex Out Loud with Tristan Taormino

Sex therapist and neuroscientist Dr. Nan Wise talks about her incredible book Why Good Sex Matters: Understand the Neuroscience of Pleasure for a Smarter, Happier, and More Purpose Filled Life. Dr. Wise was a well-regarded sex therapist when she decided to go back to school to become a neuroscientist! She did an infamous study where she put people in fMRI machines, asked them to orgasm, then studied what parts of their brain lit up. This woman knows more about the sex and brain connection than anyone I know Quote: “Although we know our brains are involved in and contribute to sex,...

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Simon(e) van Saarloos on Playing Monogamy & Writing the History of Now show art Simon(e) van Saarloos on Playing Monogamy & Writing the History of Now

Sex Out Loud with Tristan Taormino

Writer & philosopher Simon(e) van Sarloos talks about their book, Playing Monogamy, newly translated into English. They discuss how to understand the world through structures, imagining what love can look like, and writing history in real time. Simon(e) van Saarloos is a writer and philosopher based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. They published several books in Dutch including a novel and a collection of columns. In Enz. Het Wildersproces, Van Saarloos shares a feminist and queer report of the trial against the Dutch right-wing politician Geert Wilders. To learn a bit more...

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Dr. Rhoda on the Adult Baby & Diaper Lover fetish and community show art Dr. Rhoda on the Adult Baby & Diaper Lover fetish and community

Sex Out Loud with Tristan Taormino

For the first time in Sex Out Loud history, Tristan covers a topic that is taboo among the BDSM/kink community: Adult Baby & Diaper Lovers. Our expert is Dr. Rhoda, a therapist in private practice and the author of the book No More Hiding: Permission to Love Your Sexual Self.

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Jan Dworkin on Sex & Power, Communication, and Mining Your Life for Meaning show art Jan Dworkin on Sex & Power, Communication, and Mining Your Life for Meaning

Sex Out Loud with Tristan Taormino

Therapist and author Jan Dworkin talks about her work examining sex, relationships, and communication through the lens of power & dreaming, both systemic and individual. She uses case studies from her practice and pulls from her own experience with sex and relationships. Tristan opens up about the topics as well. Jan Dworkin, PhD, has more than 25 years of international, cross-cultural experience as a couples therapist and leadership coach. She is a co-founder of the Process Work Institute (PWI), a not-for-profit graduate school dedicated to research and training in process-oriented...

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The Masked Singer: From the Archives show art The Masked Singer: From the Archives

Sex Out Loud with Tristan Taormino

Tristan realized she's interviewed not one, but TWO former contestants on the TV show The Masked Singer - so we went deep into the Sex Out Loud vault to find the shows from 2012 and 2013 and edited them together, commercial-free. Topics include: anal sex, non-monogamy, embracing your body, clitoral vs g-spot stimulation, favorite sex toys, and much more.

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Cooper Lee Bombardier on Masculinity, Accountability, and Writing Memoir show art Cooper Lee Bombardier on Masculinity, Accountability, and Writing Memoir

Sex Out Loud with Tristan Taormino

Author and artist Cooper Lee Bombardier talks about his new memoir, Pass With Care, unpacking masculinity, transitioning in community 20 years ago, facing demons, and exploring accountability. Cooper Lee Bombardier is a queer, trans American writer and visual artist living in Canada. His writing appears in The Kenyon Review, The Malahat Review, Ninth Letter, CutBank, Nailed Magazine, Longreads, BOMB, and The Rumpus; and in 13 anthologies, including the Lambda Literary Award-winning anthology, The Remedy–Essays on Queer Health Issues, and the Lambda-nominated anthology, Meanwhile, Elsewhere:...

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Marla Renee Stewart on Sex Skills, Learning Styles, and How To Get Better At Seducing Yourself show art Marla Renee Stewart on Sex Skills, Learning Styles, and How To Get Better At Seducing Yourself

Sex Out Loud with Tristan Taormino

Sex educator & author Marla Renee Stewart returns to the show to talk about her new book, The Ultimate Guide to Seduction & Foreplay, co-written with Dr. Jess. This interview continues the conversation on seduction and building your sex skills by examining your learning style and figuring out how to seduce yourself.

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Living on After Great Pain: Christina Crosby on Grief, Bodies, Resisting Redemption Narratives & Sex Lives show art Living on After Great Pain: Christina Crosby on Grief, Bodies, Resisting Redemption Narratives & Sex Lives

Sex Out Loud with Tristan Taormino

Christina Crosby, Professor of English and Feminist Gender and Sexuality Studies at Wesleyan University, is the author of A Body, Undone: Living on After Great Pain, a memoir written in the wake of spinal cord injury, pain and paralysis. At once deeply personal and deeply unsentimental, the book is her effort to “create something of an otherwise confounded life [by] ‘diving into the wreck’ of my body.”

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A personal interview with Tristan Taormino about a recent experience she had a sex-positive event that made her reconsider her work and career. She tells her story and discusses the outcome, what it means going forward, and how communities can be better prepared for dealing with these scenarios.

Content note: boundary-crossing, harassment, interpersonal conflict.