Uncovering, devouring & celebrating the history of eroticism. From notorious sex symbols to mythological archetype, from the lives of striptease legends to literature too salacious for the public eye & everything in between. If the Pope would be riled, chances are we'll be covering it... Well, uncovering it. Hosted by nationally awarded stripteaser, teacher & writer Velma Vouloir. Cntroversy is the dirty history class you always wanted. New episodes regularly. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter at @cntroversypod.
18: You're A Virgin Who Can't Drive
Virgo intacta, chastity, purity - virginity. Whatever you want to call it there's no denying the role it has played across the world. This highly sought after prize, this measure of a woman, this devotion to patriarch has caused women to be lusted and fought over, bought and sold, to burn, be controlled and to die for... And guess what? It doesn't actually exist**
Feminist ramblings ensue!
**One can argue. Listen. Find out.
17 : This Kinky Spider
This week get on your knees as we're joined by internationally acclaimed Dominatrix, author, artist, kinkster & mental health advocate Miss Marilyn. We talk about life as a sex worker, authenticity online & sex work stigma as well as dads giving out career advice, magicians on OnlyFans and a mass scale murder plot... Enjoy!
Content Warning: Mental health, BDSM, Childhood trauma & abuse.
16: T&A, Q&A, Same Same...
This week be prepared for a whole host of "expert" life advice including Velma's favourite ethical pornographers, why you should follow your dumbass heart and why we are actually all buildings... Also be prepared for references to Studio 54, a 16th century blood countess and George R R Martin quotes because who even let Velma have a microphone.
Another day another another lockdown another bad bitch herstory! This week we play the game of "is it true or is it another classic example of misogynistic slut-shaming of a powerful woman." Our lucky contestant for this episode is Catherine The Great, the powerful Russian empress who was known for murdering her husband, being a massive sex fiend and who reportedly died whilst having sex with her favourite stallion... Sounds legit.
14: Tuca Tuca
Did somebody say sequin disco jumpsuit rainbow showgirl? Yah, Velma did... This week we talk about the life and legacy of Raffaella Carrà, a woman who brought youth culture, feminism and sex into our tv sets decades long before Cardi B was talking WAP or Ariana Grande was walking Side to Side.
13: The F**king Hays Code
Think old Hollywood used to be prim & proper? Just you wait...This week, Velma tells you all about the brief time in early Hollywood where sex was unapologetic & where women had unbridled sexual agency... right before the church steam rolled in & f***ed it right up. We're talking about The Hays Code, & how it effected how you & I view "morality" today.
Talk Dirty History to Me!
I don’t know what I love more - dreamboat Velma Vouloir or the titillating histories she shares! Cntroversy is an absolute must for all those interested in the erotic and forbidden. I could listen to this sexpot historian’s voice all day long! You’ll finish every episode feeling much smarter and smuttier. How fabulous!
So much wonderful history about people you may never otherwise hear about. A wonderfully put together podcast with a great host. Thanks for the entertainment and education. Five stars without question!
The sexy side to history
I am loving this podcast - Velma’s voice is like velvet! I came here for the burlesque icon content, but the alternating episode structure has been a very welcome and pleasant surprise. The information is presented in an engaging way and is the most sultry history lesson I ever had. I look forward to each new podcast. Keep it up Velma! 🙌🏻