Every other week join Chelsea as she interviews women about their experiences with and views on masturbation.
Hi! I'm writing to share some exciting news. While Ménage à Moi has been on hiatus, I've been working on a podcast project for Season 4 of SFMOMA's Raw Material. It's called Luvvers.
Luvvers is a six part series that considers the relationship between art and sex, how one can inform the other and become a catalyst for creative thinking and being.
Luvvers launches October 15th! Listen to the trailer.
Lindsay: Beguiled by Female Ejaculation
Lindsay is a goddess. She is a spiritually and sexually enlightened being with special physical abilities that put her in a divine class of life forms whose experience of orgasm is heightened by releasing an ecstatic fountain of fluid from her vagina. As a practicing nurse, Lindsay is frustrated that the medical community has yet to properly analyze or acknowledge this biological phenomenon by which she has been beguiled since 1983, long before you could purchase hip t-shirts that advocate for the practice. (As I have!)
Amy: Brushing My Teeth, Washing My Hair, and Getting Off
If you’ve ever given yourself the old “I don’t have time” or “I’m too tired” excuse as a reason not to masturbate, then this is the episode for you. Amy has a lot going on in her life, probably more than you, and yet she makes time to connect with her sexual desires almost every goddamn day. How, you ask? Well, it’s not that sexy, but it works: multitasking. Newly single, with two young kids, and a business to run, Amy is laser-focused on the things she cares about, with her daily “prix fixe menu” of fantasies to chose from, getting off is one of them, that also includes dessert and gratuity.
Jennifer: I Just Need This Right Now
The pickles-and-ice-cream cravings of a desperate pregnant woman and the agonized screams of an unprepared body in labor are well-worn Hollywood tropes, and for many of us, they are the first things we see and hear about birth. What we don’t see and hear are the stories that my guest Jennifer shares, like how she had the best sex of her life during the second trimester of her pregnancy, or how even though she has less sex now that she’s a mom, the feeling of release it brings her is more necessary now than ever. A freelance writer, Jennifer is thoughtful and outspoken about the vast discrepancies between the realities of sex and motherhood versus all the other shit you hear.
Christian: Ovulating like a Frat Boy at a Party
Only the funniest, most down-to-earth midwife would compare her sexual outlook while ovulating to that of a party-going frat boy. Well, say hello to Christian of Fertile Moon Midwifery! Of course she knows her own body really well, but she also encourages her clients to get to know theirs by offering a plethora of information, choices, and support not typically offered to those seeking treatment within the medical-industrial-complex. The most challenging part of Christian’s work is getting her clients to release their culturally ingrained fear of birth and to see it as the potentially empowering, deeply spiritual, and even sexy event that it can be.
Erica: Unlearning Shame
Have you ever thought about putting your deepest darkest sexual experiences into a book? Most people wouldn’t dare, let alone publish it under their real name! Well, Erica, my guest this week has done just that in a remarkably authentic and straightforward account. Getting Off: One Woman’s Journey through Sex and Porn Addiction is not a preachy recovery story—at its core it is a story about a girl whose new found pleasure quickly curdles to shame and a woman’s gradual reckoning with the roots of that shame. Spoiler alert: she still watches porn and she’s still sexually adventurous, but without all the baggage. I highly recommend this book and I highly recommend tuning into our conversation!