Apr 302015
 

come as you are

This week on Sex Out Loud I talk live with Emily Nagoski, sex educator, writer, researcher, and one of the best sex question answerers I know! Her latest book, Come As You Are: The Surprising New Science That Will Transform Your Sex Life, is a New York Times bestseller and you’ll learn so much this essential exploration of why and how women’s sexuality works. We’ll discuss the biological and psychological factors that influence our sexuality and how you can shape them intentionally to create better sex and more profound pleasure than you ever thought possible.

Tune in Friday, May 1st at 5 pm PT / 8 pm ET. This week’s show is LIVE so call in to Voice America with questions and comments at 1-866-472-5788, join the discussion on Facebook or Twitter, or e-mail me via tristan(at)puckerup.com and I’ll read them live on the air. Tune in to Sex Out Loud every Friday, you can listen along on your computer, tablet, or phone, find all the ways at SexOutLoudRadio.com!

emily nagoskiSex educator, author, research and activist Emily Nagoski has a Ph.D. in Health Behavior with a doctoral concentration in human sexuality from Indiana University (IU), and a Master’s degree (also from IU) in Counseling, with a clinical internship at the Kinsey Institute Sexual Health Clinic. She also has a B.A. in Psychology, with minors in cognitive science and philosophy, from the University of Delaware. While at IU, Emily worked as an educator and docent at the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex Gender and Reproduction. She also taught graduate and undergraduate classes in human sexuality, relationships and communication, stress management, and sex education. She is the author of three guides for Ian Kerner’s GoodInBed.com: The Good in Bed Guide to Orally Pleasuring a Man, The Good in Bed Guide to Female Orgasms, and A Scientific Guide to Successful Relationships, and the New York Times bestseller, Come as You Are: the surprising new science that will transform your sex life. A sex nerd among sex nerds, Emily has the lowest Erdős number of any sex educator in the world. She lives in western Massachusetts with two dogs, two cats, and a cartoonist.

Apr 222015
 

kd&allie

This Friday, April 24th at 5 pm PT / 8 pm ET on Sex Out Loud, join me for a wacky, fun, behind-the-scenes interview with Allison Moon & kd diamond, collaborators on the amazing road trip sex guide, Girl Sex 101. These two joined me in my hotel room during IMsL weekend to record this episode and you don’t want to miss our late night shenanigans. They discuss the release of their new book Girl Sex 101, a sex-ed book like no other, offering helpful info for ladies and lady-lovers of all genders and identities, playful and informative illustrations on each page, and over 100 distinct voices, plus a hot narrative that shows you how to put the info to good use. It features sex advice from Nina Hartley, Sex Nerd Sandra, Jiz Lee, Julia Serano, Reid Mihalko…and me! Join us this Friday evening for a wild ride.

Sex Out Loud airs every Friday at 5 pm PT / 8 pm ET on the VoiceAmerica Variety channel. You can listen on your computer, phone, or tablet, find all the ways here!

girlsexcover-lowresAllison Moon, Author

Allison Moon is the author of Girl Sex 101, the erotic memoir Bad Dyke, and the Tales of the Pack series of novels about lesbian werewolves. Both books in the series, Lunatic Fringe and Hungry Ghost, were nominated for Goldie Awards for lesbian fiction.  Allison was a 2011 Lambda Literary Emerging LGBT Authors Fellow. Allison is also a sex educator who has presented her workshops– on strap-on sex, polyamory, sexual self-expression, erotica writing, and more– to thousands of people around the US and Canada.  She lives in California with her partner.

kd diamond, Illustrator

kd diamond created the queer feminist sex magazine, Salacious and has had comic-art published in Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation, Tristan Taormino’s The Secrets of Great G-Spot Orgasms and Female Ejaculation: The Best Positions and Latest Techniques for Creating Powerful, Long-Lasting, Full-Body Orgasms. Diamond’s illustrations are also featured in The Ultimate Guide to Kink: BDSM, Role Play and the Erotic Edge (ed. Tristan Taormino, Cleis Press).

Apr 172015
 

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This week’s guest on Sex Out Loud is Dr. Lynn Comella, writer, cultural scholar, and professor who just published New Views on Pornography: Sexuality, Politics, and the Law. We’ll discuss contemporary and controversial issues in pornography, politics, and the law, including scholarship in philosophy, media studies, criminology, and more. Find out why Laura Kipnis says “This is recent porn scholarship at its best.” We’ll also discuss the growth of porn studies as an academic field of study and where we hope it will go in the future.

Tune in Friday, April 17th at 5 pm PT / 8 pm ET. This week’s show is LIVE so call in to Voice America with questions and comments at 1-866-472-5788, join the discussion on Facebook or Twitter, or e-mail me via tristan(at)puckerup.com and I’ll read them live on the air. Tune in to Sex Out Loud every Friday, you can listen along on your computer, tablet, or phone, find all the ways at SexOutLoudRadio.com!

lynn_comella_by_ryan_olbrysh_RGB-2Lynn Comella, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She is the recipient of the 2015 Nevada Regents’ Rising Researcher Award, which is given annually to one faculty member from UNLV, UNR, and DRI in recognition of early-career accomplishments. An interdisciplinary scholar trained in cultural studies, her research is motivated by a desire to better understand a number of broad sociological themes, including the relationship between gender, sexual politics, marketplace culture, and consumer capitalism. Her work has been published in the International Journal of Communication, Feminist Media Studies, The Feminist Porn Book, Sex for Sale, and New Sociologies of Sex Work, among other venues. In addition to her numerous publications in peer-reviewed academic journals and books, Dr. Comella has researched and written more than 45 articles about sex and culture for local and national media outlets. She has reported on the state of sex education in Nevada, the history of prostitution in Las Vegas from 1905 – 1955, and the growth of women’s erotica, among other topics. She is the co-editor of New Views on Pornography: Sexuality, Politics, and the Law (Praeger, 2015) and is a contributor to Best Sex Writing of the Year (Cleis Press, 2015). Dr. Comella received a Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst; an M.A. in Gender Studies and Feminist Theory from the New School for Social Research; and a B.A. in Psychology (Highest Distinction), with minors in Anthropology and Women’s Studies, from The Pennsylvania State University.

Apr 102015
 

Marriage 2.0

This week’s episode of Sex Out Loud features Tristan Taormino interviewing Magnus Sullivan, the screenwriter and producer of the award-winning film Marriage 2.0: A Modern Love, starring India Summer, Ryan Driller, Christopher Ryan, Nina Hartley, Carol Queen, Mickey Mod, Reid Mihalko, Dylan Ryan, and more. “Marriage 2.0″ celebrates a modern redefinition of the committed relationship as a springboard for adventure, where unfettered physical and emotional intimacy can fuel passion while strengthening the bond with those we love. Sullivan will discuss his journey to making porn, what inspired Marriage 2.0, and what he hopes to bring to adult cinema during his career.

Tune in on April 10th at 8 pm ET / 5pm PT when this interview premieres on Sex Out Loud. The show will be available afterwards on iTunes or streaming anytime, on demand, at VoiceAmerica.

magnus-sullivan-300x300Magnus Sullivan (screenwriter/co-producer) is a Bay Area native whose interest in the dynamics of open marriages, their challenges, and their opportunities for growth, has now been the focus of two movies. His first film, “An Open Invitation,” remains one of the bestselling movies on the subject, and earned India Summer a 2012 AVN Award for Best Actress. “Marriage 2.0″ exponentially expands the scope of “Open Invitation” and makes the Bay Area itself a character. “San Francisco is at the center of a relationship revolution,” Sullivan says, “and we need to capture that.”

“I do not aim to make ‘women-centric porn’ because it’s trendy, I aim to make meaningful, erotic content because it’s important to everyone.”

Apr 032015
 

On Friday, April 3rd at 5 pm PT (8 pm ET), we welcome international porn superstar and writer Stoya to Sex Out Loud radio. Tristan interviews Stoya about her journey into the world of porn, writing for VICE, New York Times & Esquire, and her latest collaboration with Kayden Kross, the new site TRENCHCOATx.com, which focuses on high quality product, fair prices for the consumer, and fair pay for the people who work for them. Don’t miss this enchanting and provocative hour with the person the Village Voice called “America’s sweetheart of smut” and learn why Stoya believes there’s “a fun way to be called a dirty whore”.

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This week’s show is LIVE so call in to Voice America with questions and comments at 1-866-472-5788, join the discussion on Facebook or Twitter, or e-mail me via tristan(at)puckerup.com and I’ll read them live on the air. Tune in to Sex Out Loud every Friday, you can listen along on your computer, tablet, or phone, find all the ways at SexOutLoudRadio.com!

STOYA is the co-owner: http://TRENCHCOATx.com. Occasional Writer. Highly skilled at avoiding pants. Follow her on Twitter.

Mar 252015
 

lorraine hewitt

This Friday, March 27th, at 8 pm ET / 5 pm PT, Sex Out Loud is back with season three! I’m thrilled to kick off the next phase with my guest Lorraine Hewitt aka CoCo La Creme: sex educator, advice columnist, performer, and Creative Director of the Feminist Porn Awards. We’ll discuss the history of the event, share stories from the first years, and get a preview of what to expect in Toronto for the 2015 FPAs. Hewitt will talk about the changing landscape of porn, including the effects of having more people of colour, trans folks, queers and lesbians directing films featuring their communities without being fetishized and with respect.

tristan mic

This week’s show is LIVE so call in to Voice America with questions and comments at 1-866-472-5788, join the discussion on Facebook or Twitter, or e-mail me via tristan(at)puckerup.com and I’ll read them live on the air. Tune in to Sex Out Loud every Friday, you can listen along on your computer, tablet, or phone, find all the ways at SexOutLoudRadio.com!

Lorraine Hewitt (aka CoCo La Crème) is an experienced sex educator who has been enhancing the sex lives of Torontonians for over 10 years. Her wealth of knowledge, warm personality and wicked sense of humour ensure that her classes are always as comfortable as they are informative. Lorraine focusses on teaching essential sensual skills and improving erotic communication and her work has been featured on numerous television shows, major print publications and blogs. She presents several workshops including Giving Great Head, Flirtation 101, Romantic Sex for Couples and Open Relationships for the Open Hearted. Lorraine is a founding member of the Feminist Porn Awards team and she currently serves as Creative Director for the event.

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At Good For Her, our staff and customers felt limited by the options of mainstream porn, complete with stereotypes and narrow representations of bodies, desires and pleasure. We began noticing in the early 2000s that more women, trans folk and historically marginalized communities were getting behind the camera. It was no longer as financially prohibitive to purchase a camera, editing equipment and distribute films. We decided to create an event to recognize, celebrate and endorse films with a feminist difference and in 2006 the Feminist Porn Awards were born. The FPAs have grown into a 3 night event with more porn shown and more industry folks attending and even more porn being created with performers from different places meeting up to work together. It has become an opportunity for feminists to find and feel good about their porn and a springboard for performers and directors to gain some attention for their awesome work. This year’s awards take place April 15-17 in Toronto.

Dec 262014
 

winston wilde

Today, December 26th, is our last live episode of Sex Out Loud on Voice America (don’t worry – I’m not leaving radio/podcasting forever, just ending an amazing run on the Voice America Variety channel). I’ll be live chatting with a dear friend of mine, Dr. Winston Wilde, sexologist and therapist discuss our experiences with sexual fetishes. We will discuss why they scare people, how to safely act on them, and what place they have in the diverse spectrum of human sexuality. Dr. Wilde will also discuss his work with the Desert Center for Sexuality whose public services promote sexual health and happiness, provide sex education to diverse audiences, create and sustain community, and expand the awareness of sexual culture through art.

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This week’s show is LIVE and it’s your last time to call in to Voice America with questions and comments at 1-866-472-5788, join the discussion on Facebook or Twitter, or e-mail me via tristan(at)puckerup.com and I’ll read them live on the air. Tune in to Sex Out Loud every Friday, you can listen along on your computer, tablet, or phone, find all the ways at SexOutLoudRadio.com!

Dr. Winston Wilde received his Masters in Clinical Psychology (MA) fromAntioch University, Los Angeles, 1997, and Doctor of Human Sexuality (DHS) from the Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality in San Francisco in 1999. As a psychotherapist, he is licensed by the State of California (#MFC39060) at the Board of Behavioral Sciences in Sacramento and is a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. After years of endless documentation, he was finally certified by the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists as a Sex Educator (2002), Sex Therapist (2004) and Sex Therapy Supervisor (2009). He is serving as Advisory Committee Chair for the Monette-Horwitz Trust and is the past president (2010) of the Western Region of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality. Born in Hollywood, raised in Santa Monica, Wilde has travelled many places in the world, but always come back to Our Village of The Angels. His life has been circuitous, taking him into paths untrodden, into radical sexualities and diverse spiritual practices. Other adventures include sexology conferences in Cuba and India, radical faerie gatherings and Old Guard traditions, trekking the Himalayas, observing days at a time of devotional silence, Buddhist monastery stays, and helping mid-wife people as they die.

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Dec 182014
 

megan andelloux

On Sex Out Loud this Friday, I’m live with Megan Andelloux, one of America’s most sought-after speakers on the topic of sexuality and founder/executive directors of The Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health (The CSPH). Megan and I will discuss The CSPH’s work with medical providers as well as the professional development opportunities they offer to folks looking to get into the sexuality field. Megan will also talk about her book, Hot and Fast: Sexy, Spontaneous Quickies for Passionate Orgasms, as well as answer listener questions live on the air

This week’s show is LIVE so call in with questions and comments at 1-866-472-5788, join the discussion on Facebook or Twitter, or e-mail me via tristan(at)puckerup.com and I’ll read them live on the air. Tune in to Sex Out Loud every Friday, you can listen along on your computer, tablet, or phone, find all the ways at SexOutLoudRadio.com!

Megan Andelloux, founder and executive director of The Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health (The CSPH), is a Clinical Sexologist, AASECT certified Sexuality Educator, and ISSWSH Fellow. Her innovative education programs, writing, social media presence, and ambitious speaking schedule have helped make her one of America’s most recognized and sought-after experts in the growing field of sexual pleasure, health, and politics. She has delivered her dynamic programs at more than 175 institutions of higher education, including 7 of the 8 Ivy League universities, and is an Adjunct Instructor in the Brown University Medical School. In 2012, Ms. Andelloux received the First Tracks Award for Innovation in Sexology by Honest Exchange, as well as came out with her first book, Hot and Fast: Sexy, Spontaneous Quickies for Passionate Orgasms (Amorata Press). She has also written timely consumer feature stories, industry trend reports, and journal articles for the education and research communities. Find The CSPH on Tumblr | Twitter | Facebook.

 

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Dec 112014
 

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Author, activist, and veteran Kristin Beck joins me on Sex Out Loud this Friday, December 12th, at 8 pm ET / 5 pm PT to discuss her work as a US Navy Seal, transitioning after her military, and coming out as transgender to a worldwide audience with Anderson Cooper on CNN. We’ll discuss her documentary “Lady Valor” which has found success at film festivals across the country and her commitment to achieving true liberty through open service for transgender people in the US Military.

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Kristin Beck is an author, activist and veteran who served for 20 years, through 13 deployments, as a US Navy SEAL. In her military career, she distinguished herself with Special Operations Forces at SEAL Team One, SEAL Team Five, Naval Special Warfare Development Group (SEAL TEAM Six) and the Headquarters at SOCOM. She received the Bronze star with Valor, Purple Heart, Defense Meritorious Service Medal and many other awards. She retired in 2011 with the rank of Senior Chief and continued high-level security work for the US government, including the Pentagon. In a 2013 she appeared on CNN with Anderson Cooper and spoke about her life as transgender person beginning as a boy from a Christian family through her time in the SEALs. A follow on documentary with CNN “Lady Valor” has been seen by over 10 million Americans in the month of September 2014. She works daily with Pentagon and Government Officials toward true liberty and equality within the ranks of the Department of Defense.

 

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Dec 042014
 

DrRuthie

It’s already December and I’m back live this week on Sex Out Loud radio, this time with Dr. Ruthie aka Dr. Ruth Neustifter, co-chair of the Guelph Sexuality Conference and author of the book, The Nice Girl’s Guide to Talking Dirty. We’ll discuss the professional sexuality conference that happens in Canada each year and why you should start planning a trip for it now. They’ll also discuss the gift of dirty talk and how you can develop your own dirty talk style.

This week’s show is LIVE so call in with questions and comments at 1-866-472-5788, join the discussion on Facebook or Twitter, or e-mail me via tristan(at)puckerup.com and I’ll read them live on the air. Tune in to Sex Out Loud every Friday, you can listen along on your computer, tablet, or phone, find all the ways at SexOutLoudRadio.com!

Dr. Ruth Neustifter is an author, university faculty member, and sexuality researcher that joins us from snowy Ontario, Canada.  They are also proud to co-chair one of the largest and longest running annual professional sexuality conferences in Canada, The Guelph Sexuality Conference. Since the late 1990s Ruthie has specialized in sexual well-being and pleasure, as well as the resilience of survivors of intimate violence.  They are the author of The Nice Girl’s Guide To Talking Dirty and an upcoming book on trauma survivors through Routledge, as well as numerous academic publications and presentations.  They have given workshops throughout North American as well as in Mexico and Europe in venues ranging from homeless shelters to universities to resorts.  Dr. Ruthie considers themself an advocate for pleasure, intimacy, consent, and sex-positivity regardless of one’s past history, gender, health, sexuality, or desires.

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