Jun 032016

mireille miller young

Dr. Mireille Miller-Young returns to the show for a full hour talking about her award-winning book, A Taste for Brown Sugar, which boldly takes on representations of black women’s sexuality in the porn industry. It is based on Mireille Miller-Young’s extensive archival research and her interviews with dozens of women who have worked in the adult entertainment industry since the 1980s. The women share their thoughts about desire and eroticism, black women’s sexuality and representation, and ambition and the need to make ends meet. Miller-Young documents their interventions into the complicated history of black women’s sexuality, looking at individual choices, however small—a costume, a gesture, an improvised line—as small acts of resistance, of what she calls “illicit eroticism.”  Miller-Young wants the voices of black women sex workers heard, and the decisions they make, albeit often within material and industrial constraints, recognized as their own. Mireille and Tristan will be LIVE tonight, so call in and join the conversation! 866-472-5788

Tune in to Sex Out Loud this Friday, June 3rd at 5 pm PT / 8 pm ET. Join the discussion on Twitter @SexOutLoudRadio, or e-mail me via tristan(at)puckerup.com and she’ll read them live. If you can’t call us live, leave a voicemail on the SOL Hotline: 323-SEX-8266. Call us with your questions, stories, comments, and requests — 24/7 and we’ll play it on the air!

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Mireille Miller-Young, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Feminist Studies at University of California, Santa Barbara. She researches and teaches about race, gender, and sexuality in US history, popular and film cultures, and the sex industries. Her 2014 book, A Taste for Brown Sugar: Black Women in Pornography (Duke University Press), was awarded the Sara A. Whaley Prize by the National Women’s Studies Association and the John Hope Franklin Prize for Book of the Year by the American Studies Association. A former UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. Miller-Young was a co-convener of the Black Sexual Economies Project, a multi-year research scholar think tank at Washington University School of Law, and is a founder and convener of the New Sexualities Research Initiative at UC Santa Barbara. Dr. Miller-Young has published in numerous anthologies, academic journals, and news outlets including Blackness and Sexuality, Porn Archives, Sexualities, The New York Times, Ms., The Washington Post, and $pread, a sex worker magazine. With Constance Penley, Celine Parreñas Shimizu, and Tristan Taormino, she is an editor of The Feminist Porn Book: The Politics of Producing Pleasure (The Feminist Press, 2013), which was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Best LGBT Anthology (2014).

Dec 172015

frenchie davis

How many African-American sexologist do you know? Frenchie Davis is one of the first and I was lucky enough to see her in person at the Sex Down South conference and I can’t wait for you all to meet her. Frenchie is a capacity consultant who does workshops and sex talk events and loves working with community, religious, and political organizations to help them engage and embrace sex-positive sexuality. She maintains a full plate while completing her M. Ed of Human Sexuality at Widener University, the top accredited Human Sexuality graduate and doctoral program in the United Sates. Frenchie Davis has been the celebrated host and producer of her ever popular and edge cutting sexuality talk show titled “Libido Talk” on WBAI 99.5 FM of New York City. This Friday we talk live about Black sexuality, respectability politics, how erotic poetry has inspired her and more!

Tune in to Sex Out Loud this Friday, December 18th 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 Twitter @SexOutLoudRadio, 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!

Frenchie Davis is an authority on Human Sexuality with a focus on the African-American community. She combines her love and expertise of social services, education, and pop-culture to Entertain, Educate and Enhance the emotional and sexiological intelligence of her audiences. She has an extensive history in social services and built her expertise through HIV/AIDS advocacy, managing crisis shelters for battered women and their children and community outreach. Many got to know Frenchie through her debut appearance on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam in 2003 when she performed an erotic poem from her book titled: Not From Between My Thighs. Frenchie became one of the first African-American poets to be sold at the first Museum of Sex in New York City. Now Frenchie has a consultant company, Libido Talk. Frenchie works both nationally and internationally through workshops, lectures, blogging and TV appearances and also produced an edge cutting sexuality talk show, “Libido Talk” on WBAI 99.5 FM of New York City for 3 years.

On the fun side, Frenchie was penned the Erotic Poet Princess; She went on to produce and host some of the most pivotal poetry events throughout the Detroit Metro City Area which included memorable nights like Sho’ You Right poetry series, and The Premiere which became a poetic house of national and international spoken word celebrities from Def Poetry Jam, Detroit Writer’s Guild, to The Last Poets. Frenchie elevated her household name when she appeared on season 3 of HBO’s Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry Jam in 2003. Adding to her credit was her first self-published collection of poems, “Not From Between My Thighs”. Frenchie became one of the first African-American poets to be sold at the United States first Museum of Sex in New York City. Davis has lectured at more than 50 universities and colleges since her debut for HBO’s Def Poetry Jam. She’s shared stages and platforms with some of the most influential artist in the industry such as: Musiq, Trey Songz, Common, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Jessica Care Moore, Sonia Sanchez, Jill Scott and the Def Poetry Jam family. Davis was a contributing editor and emotional health specialist to BE Magazine, Marymount Manhattan Newspaper and she continues to be embraced by stages overseas in London, United Kingdom; Holland; Germany and Canada. Frenchie Davis is ready to open a national dialogue about sexuality and enhance emotional intelligence wherever her message and voice can carry her. Want to learn more, check Frenchie out at www.LibidoTalk.com

May 062015


This week’s episode is a necessary conversation on a complex topic. Angel, Brecklyn, and Mollena Williams discuss race, racism, and various issues that Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) face in BDSM communities. They tackle the controversy surrounding International Ms. Leather 2015, inclusivity in the kink world, how social media has changed the way we talk about race, the concept of colorblindness, practical advice for white allies, and “the luxury of discomfort.” Recorded live at International Ms. Leather 2015 in San Jose.

Tune in Friday, May 8 at 5 pm PT / 8 pm ET. Join the discussion on Facebook or Twitter. 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.

Angel is a trans gender defiant queer, whose passion lies in educating, advocating and coaching folks to sexual and intimate fulfillment. Angel is committed to social justice and a fully realized and intersectional sex positivity.

Brecklyn is an East Coast-raised stone butch dyke and boy. He’s been active in the leather and kink community over the past 5 years and outside that has facilitated workshops on topics including anti-oppression, trauma, and organic farming. He especially likes to connect with other queer and trans people of color and can be reached on FetLife at theory_nowpractice.

photo by Don Sir Photography

photo by Don Sir Photography

Owned by “Herr Meister,” (her beloved Maestro, an internationally acclaimed composer) Mollena Williams currently serves as Muse and slave in his heart and home. For her part, she’s an award-winning, critically acclaimed writer, actress, BDSM Educator, and storyteller. She is author of The Toybag Guide: Taboo Play and co-author of Playing Well With Others: Your Guide to Discovering, Exploring and Navigating the Kink, Leather and BDSM Communities. Her perspectives on BDSM are frequently sought after by news sources such as The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Newsweek, Essence, and Ebony, and is a frequent guest expert on Dan Savage’s Savage Lovecast.

Her essays appear in Tristan Taormino’s The Ultimate Guide to Kinky Sex and a bunch of the Best Sex Writing books. She’s a featured educator with KinkAcademy.com. Her award-winning experimental short BDSM film “IMPACT” debuted at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and has screened in the USA, Canada, Europe and Australia in Cinekink 2013, as well as indie film festivals across North America, Europe and Australia.

She is International Ms. Leather 2010 and Ms. SF Leather 2009, was honored with the 2012 Jack McGeorge Award for Excellence in Education in BDSM, and is thrilled to have won the National Leather Association’s 2011 and 2012 Cynthia Slater Non-Fiction Article Award and shared the 2013 Geoff Mains Non-Fiction book award for Playing Well with Others.