Oct 022014
 

less pants more science

This week for Sex Out Loud, I talk to the co-founders of Orgasmatronics, Inc. Doctor X. Treme & Alexandra Ars. Their recent crowdsourcing campaign is bringing the first touch response bionic strap-on vibrator, the Ambrosia Vibe. They’ll discuss the process of bringing the revolutionary Ambrosia Vibe to the market, how they create innovative toys, and their inspirational motto “Less Pants, More Science.”

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!

DrXT_mediumWhen Doctor X. Treme was a child he dreamed of becoming an inventor. His aspirations led him to the field of physics and his studies earned him a PhD from Yale University. After graduation the Doctor took a job in a government lab. He spent the next six years erecting quantum measurement devices for low temperature physics. While the work was engaging, Treme found it constricting and oppressive, like wearing pants. He grew weary of the military’s involvement in his field. To the Doctor, applied physics was about more than advanced weaponry. One fateful night, his wife made a simple request. “Build me a sex machine?” she asked. And just like that, Doctor X. Treme quit his government job, took off his pants, and got to work. These days, the Doctor dedicates his time to coupling science and technology in the bedroom. He researches ways to use physical principles to enhance the lives of (extra)ordinary people.

 
alexandra2-smAlexandra Ars manages the brand, designs the web and brews the tea for Orgasmatronics, Inc. She co-founded the company with Doctor X. Treme. Alexandra used to be a graphic designer for a jewelry company, several bands and, for a little while, Mozilla. But when Dr. X. elucidated his vision of a queer sex toy company while they waded in a freezing river she knew she had to help make the dream a reality. She is a kinky, polyamorous, bespectacled drummer. She believes socks and scarves are the sexiest items of clothing especially when worn exclusively. Alexandra loves the Ambrosia Vibe bionic strap-on for it’s simplicity and body-hacking and gender-bending possibilities.

 

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Oct 082013
 

RKBpornotopia

The prolific erotica writer and editor Rachel Kramer Bussel is back on Sex Out Loud this week! Bussel has edited some of the best-selling erotica books in the business and she also edits New York Magazine’s Sex Diaries columns. She’ll discuss her two latest collections, Baby Got Back: Anal Erotica and The Big Book of Orgasms: 69 Sexy Stories. I will also chat with Matie Fricker, co-owner of Self Serve Sexuality Resource and Self Serve Toys in New Mexico, about the recent successful legal ruling in favor of the community run porn festival, Pornotopia.

This week’s show is live, so find out all the ways to listen here so you can call in with questions 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!

Rachel Kramer Bussel (rachelkramerbussel.com) is the editor of over 50 anthologies, including The Big Book of Orgasms: 69 Sexy Stories, Baby Got Back: Anal Erotica, Twice the Pleasure: Bisexual Women’s Erotica, Cheeky Spanking Stories, Serving Him: Sexy Stories of Submission, Gotta Have It; Best Bondage Erotica 2013 and Best Sex Writing 2013. She’s written erotica about Monica Lewinsky, washing dishes, boxing, an oral sex restaurant, French fries, fisting, bukkake, face slapping, snow, ice, hot wax, a spanking machine and many other topics. She writes widely about sex, dating, books and pop culture. She blogs at Lusty Lady (http://lustylady.blogspot.com) and Tweets @raquelita and teaches erotic writing workshops at colleges, conferences and sex toy stores. Upcoming workshops include Albuquerque, Austin, Portland, Maine and New York. She lives in Red Bank, New Jersey.

Matie Fricker is the co-owner of Self Serve Sexuality Resource in Albuquerque, New Mexico & selfservetoys.com. Matie and her business partner Molly Adler opened Self Serve in 2007 to bring positive sexuality into the light of day, creating access for adults to find healthy experiences of sexuality.   Molly and Matie have been awarded the 2008 Tough Cookie Award from the National Association for Women Business Owners, Self Serve has Best Sexy Shop in the Alibi  for the last six years and Albuquerque Pride’s Most Outstanding Store Award. Matie is also the director of Pornotopia: Albuquerque’s infamous community run porn festival.  One of her proudest accomplishments was causing Rush Limbaugh to say “female orgasm” on-air multiple times.

About Self Serve:
Self Serve is a woman-owned sexuality resource center & boutique.  In a culture where sex is sensationalized and unrealistically represented in the media, and silenced in day-to-day life, we offer a space that is frank, honest and friendly. Our compassionate and non-judgmental sex educators give you the space to ask the questions that make other people blush.  Self Serve offers bodysafe adult toys, intimate lubricants, natural skin care, locally-made gifts, books, dvds, classes and private events.  We support healthy sexuality over a lifetime, and hope to help people find more pleasure and joy in life.
 
About Pornotopia Film Festival:
Pornotopia is a film festival celebrating the beauty and diversity of sexuality. Imagine a world where erotic films don’t offend, but arouse. Where orgasms are real and filmmakers are independent. Pornotopia showcases films that keep it real, raw, tender and beautiful. In Pornotopia sex is fun, everyone gets off and pleasure is paramount. Pornotopia Film Festival enjoyed three wonderful years, from 2007 to 2009. In 2010, Self Serve & a community committee planned another exciting erotic film festival.  It was sadly never to be.   But now… they’re back!  After a victorious ruling by the NM State Supreme Court, they are again able to produce the sexiest, most fun film festival in the Southwest.

 

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