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Sex with Strangers
Host Chris Sowa traverses the globe having interesting, informative, and – at times – hilarious conversations about sex … with strangers.
Jul 18, 2020
Episode 55: Sex on TV and Film with Hollywood Intimacy Coordinators
Amanda Blumenthal and Jean Franzblau are two of the world's very first intimacy coordinators. They joined Chris to discuss making Hollywood sex and nudity scenes more consensual, inclusive and authentic. Amanda's website is intimacycoordinator.com and her organization, the IPA, can be found at intimacyprofessionalsassociation.com. Jean's website is hollywoodintimacycoordinator.com. You can learn more about Cuddle Sanctuary at cuddlesanctuary.com and find out more about Jean's work as a sex educator at sexualesteemwithjean.com. Always feel free to email Chris about anything at email@example.com. You can also tweet at him: twitter.com/sexwithchris. Find him on Snapchat: ChrisSowa. Instagram: chrisinamerica. And Fetlife: Chris Sowa. Go to sexwithstrangersshow.com if the links in these show notes are not compatible with your podcast platform.
May 8, 2020
Episode 54: Black Trans Talk with the Hosts of Marsha's Plate
Chris chats with Diamond Stylz, Mia Mix, and Zee from Marsha's Plate Black Trans Talk podcast. Articles discussed on the show include Trump Administration Rolls Back Obama-Era Health Care Protections for Transgender People and During the Coronavirus Crisis, the Trump Administration's Environmental Rollbacks Continue. Always feel free to email Chris about anything at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also tweet at him: twitter.com/sexwithchris. Find him on Snapchat: ChrisSowa. Instagram: chrisinamerica. And Fetlife: Chris Sowa. Go to sexwithstrangersshow.com if the links in these show notes are not compatible with your podcast platform.
Apr 22, 2020
Episode 53: Dating From Behind Masks
Celeste and Rick met online in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the story of them trying to in-person date while social distancing. Always feel free to email Chris about anything at email@example.com. You can also tweet at him: twitter.com/sexwithchris. Find him on Snapchat: ChrisSowa. Instagram: chrisinamerica. And Fetlife: Chris Sowa. Go to sexwithstrangersshow.com if the links in these show notes are not compatible with your podcast platform.
Apr 14, 2020
Episode 52: Trans Cam Girl Miss Redline
Miss Redline chats with Chris about being a cam girl, the challenges of growing up queer in the Bible Belt, and navigating the world as a trans woman. If you're looking for trans-affirming trans porn sites check out this 2013 list from Leatherati, this more recent one from Cosmopolitan, and this HuffPost article. Always feel free to email Chris about anything at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also tweet at him: twitter.com/sexwithchris. Find him on Snapchat: ChrisSowa. Instagram: chrisinamerica. And Fetlife: Chris Sowa. Go to sexwithstrangersshow.com if the links in these show notes are not compatible with your podcast platform.
Mar 19, 2020
Episode 51: Sex with Cam Girls
Chris Chats with cam performers LittleRedBunny, LiliMissArab, Maya Bum, Miss Lollipop, Angelica Vee, and one cam show viewer named David about the current state of the webcam industry. Check out LittleRedBunny Academy if you'd like to be coached by a camming legend. Current models and studio owners should go here to fill out her 2nd Annual State of the Webcam Industry survey. Always feel free to email Chris about anything at email@example.com. You can also tweet at him: twitter.com/sexwithchris. Find him on Snapchat: ChrisSowa. Instagram: chrisinamerica. And Fetlife: Chris Sowa. Go to sexwithstrangersshow.com if the links in these show notes are not compatible with your podcast platform.
1 hr 28 min
Feb 3, 2020
Episode 50: Sex with Asexuals and Aromantics
Chris chats with asexuals and aromantics about sex, fantasies, masturbation, non-sexualized kink, attraction, romantic relationships, fan fiction, stigma, representation, misconceptions about being ace and aro, and what it means to be queer, among many other topics. Guests include Dr. Pragati Singh, founder of Indian Aces and one of the BBC's 100 Inspiring and Influential Women of 2019, Courtney Lang, host of the A OK podcast, asexual lingerie model Yasmin Benoit, writer, activist and former sex worker Kitty Stryker, author and activist Sandra Bellamy, and model, photographer, and social media influencer Nik Hampshire, among others. Watch Nik's video Being Aromantic (while not asexual). Check out Sandra Bellamy's Youtube Channel and book. Read Kitty Stryker's article I'm An Asexual Sex Worker – And It's Not As Complex As It Seems. Listen to episode 79 of the Allusionist “Queer” and all of A OK. Finally, support Dr. Singh’s work here. Always feel free to email Chris about anythi…
1 hr 45 min
Dec 20, 2019
Episode 49: Sex and Sugar Dating
Chris discusses sugar dating with 5 sugar babies and one sugar daddy. Guests include Siouxsie Q, Taylor B. Jones from The Sugar Daddy Formula and Ruby and Sara-Mae Tuson from The Sugar Baby Confessionals. Always feel free to email Chris about anything at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also tweet at him: twitter.com/sexwithchris. Find him on Snapchat: ChrisSowa. Instagram: chrisinamerica. And Fetlife: Chris Sowa. Go to sexwithstrangersshow.com if the links in these show notes are not compatible with your podcast platform.
1 hr 10 min
Nov 18, 2019
Episode 48: LIVE from Chicago with Dr Jen Gunter and Comedian Correy Bell
Chris interviews New York Times contributor, OBGYN, and author of the Vagina Bible Dr Jen Gunter in front of a live audience at the Pleasure Chest in Chicago. Hilarious comedian Correy Bell also performs. Always feel free to email Chris about anything at email@example.com. You can also tweet at him: twitter.com/sexwithchris. Find him on Snapchat: ChrisSowa. Instagram: chrisinamerica. And Fetlife: Chris Sowa. Go to sexwithstrangersshow.com if the hyperlinks in these show notes are not compatible with your podcast platform.
1 hr 4 min
Oct 24, 2019
Episode 47: San Francisco Sextacular: Folsom Street Fair, Bawdy Storytelling's Dixie De La Tour, and Legendary Leatherman Race Bannon
Chris chats with a variety of kinksters at San Francisco's Folsom Street Fair 2019, including Kinky Salon's Polly Superstar. Race Bannon provides some insights into the history of Folsom as well as kink and leather in San Francisco. And Dixie De La Tour Talks about Bawdy Storytelling, San Francisco, and being a sexual folklorist. Articles discussed in this episode include the Buzzfeed piece When a Blogger Died from Silicone Genital Injections, his Fans Blamed his Partner and the New York Times article from this past summer entitled Do Police Belong at Pride? Marches Face a Difficult Question. Don't forget about our FREE live podcast recording in Chicago on Wednesday Nov 6th at 8pm at The Pleasure Chest located at 3436 N Lincoln Ave in Chicago. It's going to be a live conversation with NYT columnist and author of the Vagina Bible Dr Jen Gunter. We will also have live stand up comedy from hilarious comedian Correy Bell. No tickets necessary. You can simply show up. But it would be great…
Sep 15, 2019
Episode 46: Sex with Swingers
Chris chats with a variety of swingers about all things swinging lifestyle, including three couples with lifestyle podcasts of their own: Bomber and Belle from the Black N Kinky Lifestyle podcast, Richard and Lauren from the Room 77 podcast and Angela and Bradford from By the Bi. The owners of two lifestyle clubs, Club SINZ in Massachusetts and The New Mexico Clubhouse, also join the conversation. Always feel free to email Chris about anything at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also tweet at him: twitter.com/sexwithchris. Find him on Snapchat: ChrisSowa. And message him on Fetlife: Chris Sowa. Go to sexwithstrangersshow.com if any of the above links are not compatible with your podcast platform.
1 hr 42 min
Jun 30, 2019
Episode 45: Burlesque, Boylesque, Stripping and Competitive Pole Dancing, Oh My!
Chris chats with New Orleans burlesque performer the Reverend Spooky LeStrange, burlesque performer and contortionist Dahlia Fatale, burlesque performer and programming director of Under the Gun Theater Eva La Feva, burlesque performer and stripper Porcelain Pistol, and burlesque/boylesque performers Willy LaQueue and Ben D. Man. Willy also co-runs the Chicago Academy of Burlesque. Finally, this episode features a competitive pole dancer and stripper named Lisa. Check out the Laurie Hagen reverse striptease video that Dahlia mentioned. You should also watch this amazing yeti striptease as well as this incredible pole dancing video featuring Felix Cane that Lisa recommended. FKA Twigs' recent music video for Cellophane also features pole dancing and is definitely worth your time. Aspiring legal scholars can find a link to Chicago municipal code 4-60-140 here. You need to scroll down to find it. Correction: Dahlia Fatale did not perform the sexy water act described in the show at the BHo…
1 hr 35 min
May 31, 2019
Episode 44: Sex with Comedians
Chris chats with comedians Joel Kim Booster, Eman El-Husseini, Eitan Levine, Elsa Eli Waithe, Reena Calm, and Saurin Choksi about comedy and talking about sex and sexuality on stage. In addition to these hilarious comics, award-winning playwright and founder of Smut Slam Cameryn Moore also joins the conversation along with Berlin-based professional dominatrix Lady Velvet Steel. Make sure to check out Lady Velvet Steel's hilarious Conan segment and Eitan Levine's video about joining the circus. You can also sing along to Hamiltoe for free! Listen to Joel Kim Booster's album Model Minority and Eman El-Husseini's album Unveiled on Spotify. Watch Eman's 2012 Canadian special. Learn more about Elsa Waithe's comedy class. Buy Reena Calm's book Once a Pun a Time…: Legend of a Sighs Queen. And the next time you're in Brooklyn check out both of the live comedy shows Saurin Choksi produces: Comedians You Should Know New York and Brown Privilege Comedy. Podcasts recommended in the show include…
1 hr 56 min
Mar 31, 2019
Episode 43: Beautiful Kinky Sex-Positive Berlin
Chris travels to Berlin to chat with kinky and sex-positive Germans, including professional dominatrixes Lady Velvet Steel and Kat Rix, professional submissive Candy Flip, and queer feminist pornographer Katybit. Check out the music video for Even the Cutest Kittens Have Fleas, Shauna's blog Stumbling on Sexuality, Cosima's German-language blog Cusilife, and Daria's custom leather collars. Email Chris about anything at email@example.com. Tweet at him: twitter.com/sexwithchris. Find him on Snapchat: ChrisSowa. And message him on Fetlife: Chris Sowa. Go to sexwithstrangersshow.com to find more SWS episodes or to donate to the show.
1 hr 56 min
Jan 27, 2019
Episode 42: Sex Researchers
Chris chats with sex researchers Dr. Justin Lehmiller and Roni Wiener about sexual fantasies, thinking oneself to orgasm, the importance of sex research, and much more. Justin also speaks at length about his book, Tell Me What You Want: The Science of Sexual Desire and How It Can Help You Improve Your Sex Life, which is based on the responses 4,175 American adults gave to a 369-question survey about sexual fantasies. Check out his excellent blog sexandpsychology.com for more of Justin's musings on sex and science. You should also consider filling out Roni's diverse orgasm survey. Learn more about Roni's classes and workshops at sundragonrising.com. And for more on the “replication crisis” in science check out this episode of Vox's The Weeds and this episode of You Are Not So Smart. Always feel free to email Chris about anything at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also tweet at him: twitter.com/sexwithchris. Find him on Snapchat: ChrisSowa. And message him on Fetlife: Chris S…
1 hr 14 min
Nov 5, 2018
Episode 41: Sex and the Amish
Chris chats with people who have grown up Amish. Guests include Ira Wagler, author of the aptly named Growing up Amish. Misty Griffin also joins the conversation to talk about her memoir Tears of the Silenced that soberly addresses issues related to sexual assault within the Amish. It is currently available for free in Kindle form to Amazon Prime subscribers. Always feel free to email Chris about anything at email@example.com. You can also tweet at him: twitter.com/sexwithchris. Find him on Snapchat: ChrisSowa. And message him on Fetlife: Chris Sowa. Go to sexwithstrangersshow.com to find links mentioned in the show.
1 hr 41 min
Oct 17, 2018
Episode 40: Legal and Illegal Sex Work in Nevada
Chris travels to Nevada to chat with Alice Little and Jenny Jade from the world famous Moonlite BunnyRanch as well as stripper and cam model extraordinaire Lita Crystal-Skull (formerly of the Alien Cathouse Brothel) and independent Las Vegas escort Kate Layne. Journalist Lux Alptraum joins the conversation to talk about her Vox article: A Push to Shutter Legal Brothels in Nevada is Based on Misguided Ideas about Sex Work. And we also hear from sex researcher Roni Wiener who is working on their thesis centered on diverse orgasm experiences. Fill out this survey surveymonkey.com/r/DOES2 now to help Roni advance our scientific understanding of orgasms. It will only take you 15 to 25 minutes. Update: Shortly after this episode went up Dennis Hof the owner of the Moonlite BunnyRanch passed away. He was 72. Always feel free to email Chris about anything at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also tweet at him: twitter.com/sexwithchris. Find him on Snapchat: ChrisSowa. And message him on…
1 hr 22 min
Aug 2, 2018
Episode 39: Sex in Gay Bathhouses
Chris chats about gay bathhouses with a handful of people, including the manager of Club Philadelphia and a woman who attended bisexual night at Hawks PDX. Kevin Allison from the Risk! Podcast also returns to share some of his experiences at bathhouses and sex clubs around the world. And Steamworks Chicago gets discussed quite a bit. Articles mentioned in this episode include the Detroit Free Press profile of Schvitz and the PBS NewsHour article 8 Things You Didn't Know About Truvada. Please email Chris if you think you're a good fit for a future episode: email@example.com and follow him on social media at twitter.com/sexwithchris or find him on Snapchat: ChrisSowa.
1 hr 32 min
Jul 6, 2018
Episode 38: Sex Podcasting with Sex Podcasters
Chris chats with Kevin Allison from the Risk! Podcast, Sunny Megatron and Ken Melvoin-Berg from American Sex Podcast, and Cii Marqui, Jaxon, and Juice from Sex with Strangers a Grown Folks Podcast. Check out Sunny Megatron's article Diary of a Sex Clown: Life Lessons From a Clown Fetishist for more information on clown sex. Watch this video for more insight into prostate massages. Listen to this to hear Ken talk extensively about water sports and then check out I'm Bouta BUST. On a more serious note, the two stories from Risk! Dealing with domestic abuse are The Monster and the Man and Unbreakable.
1 hr 36 min
May 18, 2018
Episode 37: Listening to Women
Reverend Cindi Knox, porn star Chanel Preston, comedians Liza Treyger and Megan Gailey, writer/activist/Juggalo anthropologist Kitty Stryker, and others share their thoughts on a diverse range of issues including #MeToo and Time's Up. This show also features a brief clip from episode 36 of American Sex Podcast, which also includes a lengthy conversation about SESTA/FOSTA. For more on that issue check out episode 598 of the Savage Lovecast, this techdirt post, this Vox story, this Guardian piece, and the Lawfare post mentioned on the show. Also check out the Allure article Cindi recommended: Navigating Beauty Standards as a Trans Woman is an Impossible Balancing Act. Other media mentioned include SNL's Welcome to Hell, that appalling Tony Robbins video, and episode two of Chanel's podcast Sex Think. Finally, don't forget to check out consentculture.com and Kitty's book Ask: Building Consent Culture. Correction: It was suggested that Jen is the only parent featured in the show. That is n…
1 hr 48 min
Apr 4, 2018
Episode 36: Exploring Thailand's Sex Industry
Chris travels to the Thai cities of Bangkok and Chiang Mai to chat with sex workers and others with insights into Thailand's sex industry, including members of EMPOWER – the country's oldest and largest sex worker organization. The EMPOWER Foundation's 2016 community research project entitled Moving Toward Decent Sex Work is available in full here and is definitely worth reading. We also recommend The Third Gender a documentary by Vivienne Chen about the Thai trans community, which is available for free on Youtube. For more on this community check out the Wikipedia page for Kathoey. Finally, make sure to pay a visit to Can Do Bar if you ever find yourself in Chiang Mai.
1 hr 7 min
Jan 31, 2018
Episode 35: Back in Alaska for the 15th Annual International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers
In this follow-up to episode 26, Chris returns to Alaska to attend a memorial and vigil observing the 15th Annual International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. The event took place at the Alaska Center for Alternative Lifestyles (ACAL), Alaska's only sex club. Terra Burns returns to update us on her continued fight for the human rights of sex workers in her home state. Amber Batts, currently on parole for sex trafficking (despite never trafficking anyone), tells her story. This episode also features stories about the intersection of drugs and sex work. Finally, Sarha Shaubach, ACAL's owner, recounts her reign as the 2013 International Ms. Leather. You can support Tara and CUSP's efforts to make it illegal for Alaskan police officers to sexually penetrate people under their investigation here, and you can read more about convicted rapist and former Anchorage police officer Anthony Rollins here and here.
1 hr 21 min
Jan 2, 2018
Episode 34: Decriminalized Sex Work Down Under
Chris travels to New South Wales, Australia where sex work is decriminalized to interview local sex workers about their lives. Guests include Tilly Lawless, Cameron Cox, Zach Hunter, Tom Jones, and Rachel Wotton, among others. Catherine Healy from the New Zealand Prostitutes' Collective also joins the conversation. To learn more about the decriminalized sex industry in New Zealand check out this study from the University of Otago, which surveyed 772 sex workers. The government of New Zealand also released this exhaustive report in 2008. And while you're clicking on links, follow Chris on Twitter. He just joined as @SexWithChris.
1 hr 34 min
Nov 14, 2017
Episode 33: Sex with Devotees, Wannabes, and Pretenders
In this follow-up to episode 31, Chris chats with several people who fetishize disability. He also interviews an able-bodied woman who believes she should be a quadriplegic and derives sexual gratification from pretending to be one. Dr. Clive Baldwin from St Thomas University discusses Body Integrity Identity Disorder (BIID). And a few podcasters also join the conversation: Andrew Gurza from Disability After Dark and Jocelyn and Tod from GimpHacks. Check out the episode of Disability After Dark mentioned in the show here, and go here for the full version of the GimpHacks episode excerpted in this show. Also check out Ghoul Cop Bat Cop at GCBC.show.
1 hr 6 min
Jul 31, 2017
Episode 32: Lesbian Sex
Lesbians, bisexuals, pansexuals, and queer-identified women sound off on everything from scissoring to strap-ons. Porn star Chanel Preston returns to discuss shooting girl-girl porn. Other returning guests include Ames Bex, who shares how sex is different now as a trans man than it was back when he identified as a lesbian. Comedian Quinn Quintana returns to talk about fisting ladies and the many changes that have occurred at Kink.com's San Francisco Armory since we recorded episode 25. Fan-favorite Shayla also returns to make her 4th appearance. This episode also features comedians Gwen La Roka and Ever Mainard. Check out Quinn's web series Hot Tub Interviews with Porn Stars, and learn more about her live comedy show Total Smut Comedy + Q&A with a Porn Star here.
1 hr 11 min
Jun 30, 2017
Episode 31: Sex and Disability
This episode features people with physical disabilities talking about the able-bodied world's tendency to erase their sexuality, using Tindr in a wheelchair, disability-related sexual superpowers, and much more. Comedian Spring Day makes her triumphant return. She and her boyfriend, comedian Tim Renkow, both have cerebral palsy and talk frankly about their sex life. The fetishization of disabled people, often called devoteeism, also comes up in this episode. Check out the excellent BBC3 documentary Meet the Devotees here. We also talk about the role sex workers sometimes play in enriching the lives of people with disabilities. Check out Rachel Wotton's Ted Talk exploring this topic. Her film Scarlet Road also comes up, as does the 2012 feature film The Sessions about Mark O'Brien's experiences with a sex surrogate. You can watch an Oscar-winning documentary short about Mark O'Brien here and read his article “On Seeing a Sex Surrogate” here. Other articles mentioned on the show incl…
1 hr 30 min
May 19, 2017
Episode 30: Paying for Sex
Chris chats with 6 men who, collectively, have purchased sexual services well over 100 times. Topics discussed include buying and using drugs (mostly cocaine) with sex workers, seeing porn stars, sex tourism (mostly to Columbia and Thailand), and the sugar lifestyle/seekingarrangements.com. Articles referenced in this episode include Salon's "How risky is Oral Sex?," and CNN's cheery "Yes, Oral Sex Can Lead to Cancer."
1 hr 6 min
Mar 31, 2017
Episode 29: Valentine's Day in Amsterdam's Main Red Light District
Chris travels to Amsterdam to chat with couples and sex workers spending Valentine's Day in De Wallen, the world's most famous red light district. Chris is joined in this episode by listener Taylor Hernowitz, who helped Chris interview women working in window brothels and couples exploring voyeurism at the Sex Palace Peep Show. This episode also features representatives from a number of organizations dedicated to improving the lives of people working in the sex industry, including PROUD the official union of sex workers in the Netherlands, the Red Umbrella Fund, which supplies grants to sex worker-led organizations around the globe and is headquartered in Amsterdam, and the Prostitution Information Center located in the heart of De Wallen. Don't forget to check out the CNN article mentioned on the show: Dutch Driving Instructors Can Trade Lessons for Sex. You can find the episode of Reply All Chris referenced here. And the three episodes of Jess' podcast that are available in English a…
1 hr 37 min
Jan 29, 2017
Episode 28: The War on Porn
Chris chats with porn performers Chanel Preston and Mickey Mod about the current state of the porn industry, why they oppose condom mandates like Proposition 60, and their work with the Adult Performer Advocacy Committee (APAC). Michael Stabile from Kink.com joins the discussion to talk about the rise of anti-porn forces within US politics and corporate America. Jerry Barnett, the free speech activist and author of Porn Panic: Sex and Censorship in the UK, helps us understand what's happening across the pond. And it's not encouraging! British porn sensation Harriet Sugarcookie and her business partner Tommie round out this episode by sharing their thoughts on censorship, their unique approach to making pornography, and the healing power of harrietsugarcookie.com. Check out the official position of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) on sex/porn addiction here, and a similar statement from The Mormon Mental Health Association mentioned on…
1 hr 13 min
Oct 31, 2016
Episode 27: Sex, Food, and Intentional Weight Gain
Chris chats with people in the feederism (sometimes also called feedism) fetish community. All 4 featured guests get off on gaining weight as well as encouraging others to pack on pounds. Two of these guests also work as professional fetish models. You can find out more about Kimmy Crush at BBWSurf.com, and Lily’s site is through bigcuties.com. The True Life episode mentioned at the end of this episode “I Have a Feeding Fetish” is currently available on Youtube.
Sep 10, 2016
Episode 26: Fighting the Trafficking Narrative from Alaska to Rhode Island
Mainstream discussions of the sex industry have mostly revolved around human trafficking. In this episode we explore why that narrative is misleading and harmful. The interviews featured here were recorded in Nebraska, Rhode Island, Alaska, California, and Illinois. Guests include Terra Burns (Community United for Safety and Protection), Maxine Doogan (the Erotic Service Providers Legal, Educational and Research Project), Bella Robinson (COYOTE RI), Monica Peterson and Rex Hamaker (University of Denver's Human Trafficking Center), Hannah Marshall (Brown University), and Erin Black (The Sexual A-Team). Articles discussed in this episode include The Banks' War on Porn Stars by Richard Abowitz and Marlow Stern, The Case for Decriminalizing Prostitution by German Lopez, Washington Post fact checker Glenn Kessler's Why You Should be Wary About Statistics on 'Modern Slavery' and 'Trafficking' and The Biggest Pinocchios of 2015, Should Prostitution be a Crime? by Emily Bazelon. Also check out…
2 hr 1 min
Aug 19, 2016
Episode 25: Behind the Scenes at Kink.com with Quinn Quintana
Chris explores San Francisco's historic Armory also known as the Porn Palace with kink.com tour guide Quinn Quintana. Quinn is also a comedian and the host of Hot Tub Interviews with Porn Stars. Quinn and Chris spent hours exploring kink.com sets, props, and cages. Don’t forget to check out the Vice article mentioned in this episode "Why Can You Go to Prison for Making Scat Porn?"
1 hr 8 min
Apr 27, 2016
Episode 24: New York Continued
This episode features conversations that didn’t quite fit into the sex party episode but were simply too good to leave on the cutting room floor. Ames Bex makes his second appearance on the show. This time he talks about directing porn and his ongoing transition into manhood, both legally and physically. Ames also has a podcast of his own called Mister Bex Talks Sex. Photographer and Kink tour guide Efrain John Gonzalez aka Gonzobear, takes Chris through Manhattan’s Meatpacking District where he gives walking tours “that take you back to the good old days of the 80's and 90's, when the district was packed with some of the kinkiest, sleaziest and craziest bars and underground clubs in Manhattan.” We also hear from Selena Fire, Patricia Johnson, and Mark Michaels, the three co-founders of Pleasure Salon: a monthly social gathering designed to “bring together members of the BDSM, swinger, alternative gender, LGBTQ, sex-activist, porn, sex educator, nudist, sex-magic, polyamory,…
Mar 24, 2016
Episode 23: New York Sex Parties
Some of the parties discussed in this episode include Chemistry, Kinky Salon NYC, Myth, Spam, Hacienda, 2 House of Scorpio events: Countdown and Lip Service, Kinky Riot, Wild’s Playground, and Curvy Fling. We will also hear from Jack from Adult Socials. You can find more information about Wild’s Playground and Kinky Riot on FetLife. Both parties often take place at Pendulum Dungeon. Don’t forget to check out the full archives of Jefferson’s blog One Life, Take Two and to listen to every episode of Billy Procida’s Manwhore Podcast. Watch the Huffpost Live video about Hacienda Villa here, and book your reservation for Hacienda Maison here. And when you’re done with all of that, remember to read Polly Superstar’s Reddit AMA.
1 hr 12 min
Feb 16, 2016
Episode 22: The 2016 AVN Awards and Expo
Porn performers featured in this episode include Ron Jeremy, Farrah Abraham, Nikki Knightly, Kelly Klaymore, MaseratiXXX, Carmen Valentina, Daisy Monroe, Piper Perri, Yasmine de Leon, Tyra Scott, Sarah Jesse, Angel Deluca, Lila Lovely, Riley Reynolds, Lacey Starr, Savanah Stevens, JoJo Kiss, Zoe Parker, Katalina Mills, Farah Valentine, Heather Lexi of Erotique Entertainment, Michelle Austin the voluptuous diva behind Kennston Productions and FTM.xxx, and Chaturbate cam girl Shannon Scot. This episode also features Bella Roxxx from Adult Star Makers as well as representatives from Wicked Pictures, Kink.com, Holodexxx, HoloGirls VR, and VR Bangers. And let’s not forget Dr. Ben Durover.
1 hr 30 min
Dec 30, 2015
Episode 21: Sex Therapy
This episode features interviews with: Chicago-based sex therapist Michelle Herzog from the Center for Mindful Living, global sex therapist Dr. Susan Kaye from the Institute for Mindy Body Therapy, and New York/San Francisco-based sex therapist and author David Ortmann. David co-wrote the book Sexual Outsiders: Understanding BDSM Sexualities and Communities with Richard Sprott. Articles discussed in this episode include “14 Women Tell What It’s Like Having Sex With A Micropenis” from Buzzfeed and “You’re 16. You’re a Pedophile. You Don’t Want to Hurt Anyone. What Do You Do Now?” by Luke Malone. You can listen to the This American Life episode inspired by Luke Malone’s article here and check out the breakdown of Sensate Focus mentioned on the show here.
1 hr 4 min
Nov 20, 2015
Episode 20: Sex in Iceland
Chris travels to Iceland to chat with locals about the country’s infamous hookup culture, “end demand” prostitution policies, BDSM scene, and much more. This episode also features a couple of brief exchanges with Icelandic rapper Blaz Roca.
1 hr 6 min
Jul 8, 2015
Episode 19: Sex with Fetish Filmmakers
Chris chats with a variety of fetish filmmakers. He talks pegging with adult actress Candi Apple aka the Strap-On Princess, sploshing with the Pie Master and Angel Rose from sexyslapstickvideos.com, smoking fetish with Clif from USA Smokers and Don from Smoking Kittens Productions, and Shoe-play and vore with Bob a filmmaker with 8 different shoe-play stores on clips4sale.com.
1 hr 4 min
May 24, 2015
Episode 18: Alpacas Gone Wild
In this episode we take a detour from human sexuality and dive into the sexual triumphs and tragedies of livestock. Chris visits two farms in Washington state where he encounters horny alpacas, genetically perfect pigs, and some very confused birds. Chris also chats with comedian Tamale Sepp about her former life as a champion dairy judge and horse semen scientist. Finally, Chris interviews two hu-cow erotica authors (Gemma Wolf and Narcissa Rivers) about the “human cow” fetish and the surprising economics of self-publishing erotica through Amazon.
Mar 23, 2015
Episode 17: Fifty Shades of Evil
Chris travels to Clearwater, Florida to chat with couples spending Valentine’s Day at the world’s first Hooters. But this episode mainly focuses on conversations with three professional dominatrixes –Svetlannah Doll, Calista Curves, and Domina Vera Lamarr— whom Chris coaxed into seeing Fifty Shades of Grey. Master Hook, a lifestyle master, also shares some thoughts on the film. And finally, we check in with Fiona from the porn clerks episode to learn about how the Fifty Shades series has impacted her job and the sex toy industry as a whole.
1 hr 8 min
Feb 12, 2015
Episode 16: Professional Phone Sex
Chris chats with several phone sex performers and even sits in on a 9-hour no-taboos phone sex shift.
1 hr 18 min
Jan 5, 2015
Episode 15: Sex with Age-Players
From adult babies to naughty school girls. Chris explores the world of age-play, a place where consenting adults can be kids again.
Dec 5, 2014
Episode 14: Sex Positive Portland
Chris travels to Portland where he talks to some key figures in the city’s expansive sex positive community. Topics include polyamory, play parties, furies, Sex Positive World, the PDX Kink Calendar, the Catalyst Art and Cultural Space, and the InHerTube sex toy company. Chris also visits Casa Diablo the world’s first vegan strip club.
1 hr 30 min
Nov 20, 2014
Episode 13: Sex with Mormons
Chris travels to Utah to chat with current and former LDS members about the sexual politics of the Mormon Church. Guests include everyone from a Salt Lake City escort to an anti-porn activist at Brigham Young University.
1 hr 43 min
Sep 29, 2014
Episode 12: Sex with Porn Clerks
Chris talks with one former and two current porn clerks about why sex shops continue to thrive in the Internet age.
Sep 11, 2014
Episode 11: Sex with Rent Boys
Chris chats with 1 former and 2 current male escorts. The former being podcaster, sex worker advocate, and writer Eric Barry. You can find Eric's show, Full Disclosure, on iTunes, Stitcher Radio and at FDpod.com. Topics discussed in this episode include fisting, scat, incest play, gay-for-pay, and Nancy Reagan.
1 hr 14 min
Aug 21, 2014
Episode 10: Sex with Strippers
Chris talks with 3 Chicago strippers about cocaine, lap dances, bachelor and bachelorette parties, "extras," golden showers, stalkers and much more.
Jul 31, 2014
Episode 9: Financial Domination
Chris explores the topic of financial domination, a fascinating virtual form of BDSM.
Jul 24, 2014
Episode 8: Sex, Drugs, and Equality at Chicago Pride
Chris chats with L's, G's, B's, T's, Q's, I's, A's, and some folks who are too cool for labels at the 2014 Chicago Pride Parade.
Jul 10, 2014
Episode 7: Sex in Mumbai
Chris travels to Mumbai, India where he discusses transgender issues, arranged marriages, fairness creams, and sex work with a delightful array of locals. This episode also features a conversation with feminine image consultant and founder of Nouveau She, Monica Prata.
1 hr 5 min
May 22, 2014
Episode 6: Sex in Boomtown USA
Chris travels to Williston, North Dakota to investigate the impact of the oil boom and subsequent migration of thousands of men from around the world to this small community.
1 hr 6 min
May 8, 2014
Episode 5: Adventures in Sex Work
This episode draws on conversations recorded in Tokyo, New York, New Orleans, and Chicago. Topics explored include tickle porn, traditional porn, fetish modeling, stripping, prostitution, sugar daddies, and much more. Guests include a $750-an-hour gigolo and America's favorite 62-year-old escort, Erin.
1 hr 17 min
Apr 24, 2014
Episode 4: Sex at Mardi Gras
Chris travels to New Orleans during Mardi Gras to chat with party people from around the world. He also sits down with some sex workers, including a 62-year-old escort. This episode also features a conversation with sex columnist and author Stefanie Iris Weiss about her most recent book Eco-Sex: Go Green Between the Sheets and Make Your Love Life Sustainable.
Apr 10, 2014
Episode 3: Dungeon Fetish Party
Chris attends a fetish party at Continuum Dungeon in Chicago where he interviews three professional dominatrixes and an array of attendees ranging from lifestyle kinksters to vanilla onlookers. Guests include Mistress Cleo LaVamp, Mistress Desiree Demonix, and Mistress Elena Croft. This episode also features a conversation with BDSM and kinky sex educator and blogger Tynan Fox, recorded in St Paul, MN. If you liked this episode I recommend listening to episode 442 of the RISK! Podcast entitled Slave. Update: An error was made in the working definition for the term paraphilia. That error is corrected in the first few minutes of episode 4: Sex at Mardi Gras.
1 hr 10 min
Mar 27, 2014
Episode 2: Grindr in Wyoming
Chris chats with Grindr users in Wyoming, meeting some fascinating characters with surprising backstories. He also picks up quite a bit of new terminology along the way. Topics discussed include hookups, otters, creeps, money offers, religion, married guys, and much more.
1 hr 1 min
Mar 13, 2014
Episode 1: Sex in Tokyo
Chris travels to Tokyo to explore Japanese sex culture. Topics discussed include host and hostess clubs, happening bars, Japanese rope bondage, love hotels, maid cafes, train groping, Western media attention, and much more.
1 hr 27 min