(ADULTING CONSENT #3)
While the topic of BDSM was what brought Wyoh and I together for THIS interview, it's not the first time we have joined forces on the airwaves. We chatted at length on her Sex Stories Podcast last October – and that one was all about me and my sexy past. Well, now it's my turn to dig into her sexy present as a sub!
I wasn't sure where the topic of BDSM would be placed in the "Adulting Consent' series, having just discussed the inner voyage of 'permission to experience pleasure' with Betty Martin, is where we left off in Episodes 11&12). It seemed like a leap. But Wyoh and I started chatting on the day after the Insurrection, so we had to check in with each other about everything that's going on in the US at the moment, and THIS part of our conversation provided the bridge. We pondered intimacy and connection as well as eroticism and also polyamory and a nice little tangent about being one's own muse (on social media). In essence, this episode is all about 'giving ourselves permission' - not only to accept pleasure; to explore our sexuality without shame, but also giving permission to BE our flawed, multi-layered, goofy, geeky, sexy-as-fuck selves....in whatever way we want. Because it's for World Peace!
BOOK NAMES DROPPED THROUGHOUT THIS INTERVIEW:
Mating in Captivity by Esther Perel
Come As You Are Emily Nagoski
The Ethical Slut – Dossie Easson
The Erotic Mind - Jack Morin
Sex and God - Darrel Ray
The Wheel of Consent - Betty Martin
...and everything Brene Brown has ever written or broadcast.
And worthy folks to follow: