14 episodes

Brief conversations about sex between men that might surprise you. Host Paul Rosenberg, author of The Heart of Jacks: The History and Culture of Jack-Off Clubs, talks with bloggers, writers, scientists, sexologists, artists, community organizers and regular folks about the world of unexpected ideas that emerge from J/O club and “bator” cultures, a world in which millions of men openly share and celebrate the most common—and usually private—sexual activity of our species.

The Heart of Jacks Podcast Paul Rosenberg

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Brief conversations about sex between men that might surprise you. Host Paul Rosenberg, author of The Heart of Jacks: The History and Culture of Jack-Off Clubs, talks with bloggers, writers, scientists, sexologists, artists, community organizers and regular folks about the world of unexpected ideas that emerge from J/O club and “bator” cultures, a world in which millions of men openly share and celebrate the most common—and usually private—sexual activity of our species.

    Doctor Joe Kort

    Doctor Joe Kort

    Paul’s back and mining memes for inspiration and reminding everyone that the most productive means to generating “happiness chemicals” is making love… or having sex… of any kind… with anyone including oneself.

    Then Paul is joined by Dr. Joe Kort, Licensed Sex and Relationship Therapist, to talk about coming out kinky, “side guys” and our perennial favorite topic, straight guys into penis play… with other guys’ penises.

    Paul’s happy to welcome new sponsor, the Woodhull Freedom Foundation.

    • 36 min
    Sophia Sky

    Sophia Sky

    Sophia Sky is Sophia Iannicelli, Executive Director of the Pan Eros Foundation and Festival Director of the Seattle Erotic Art Festival. Paul and Sophia chat about the activism of erotic art, how to understand the vast sex-positive community of Seattle, and all the ways she is a part of it. It’s a fun, loose conversation with one of my favorite people about some of my favorite topics.

    This final episode of 2020 looks forward to a VERY new year to come. Paul is taking a break after this one, just for a couple of weeks, as he recovers from surgery and gets a few more conversations ready for you. You can find The Heart of Jacks Project on Twitter @theheartofjacks

    Please take a moment to rate and review the podcast at Apple Podcasts and help thousands of new listeners find the show. Thank you for your support and I will see you in 2021!

    • 35 min
    Tingling Toes

    Tingling Toes

    Before the bupivacaine wears off and the first dose of painkillers kick in, just after that first post-op cup of coffee, there’s a sweet window of opportunity to knock out a quick non-episode so your ears aren’t lonely on Solstice morning.

    Rather than post an oh-so-close-but-as-yet-unfinished episode of the podcast, I made this End of 2020 support pitch on the fly, a standalone semi-show to remind you that I love you, that I’m really doing just fine (even if I did just have my third orthopedic surgery of the year just this morning) and to highlight three important things I need for the health of this podcast:

    1. You really should listen to the episodes you missed.
    2. I need more Patreon patrons and there’s a sneaky way to make just one payment.
    3. I urgently need more ratings and reviews on Apple Podcasts.

    If you’re enjoying the show but not yet a patron, please consider supporting the project by going to patreon.com/theheartofjacks and contributing what you can either monthly or annually. New subscribers get two free months with an *annual* subscription through February 2021.

    Really, the best thing you can do for any podcaster is to help increase their visibility on Apple Podcasts! Please take a minute to find The Heart of Jacks Podcast on Apple Podcasts, rate and review the show. In fact, consider doing that for every podcast you love. If you can’t contribute your hard-earned cash to the cause, you can help other listeners hear the shows you love and that is the Holy Grail for every podcaster.

    Thank you for all you’ve done already to put The Heart of Jacks Podcast into more than 2,500 sets of ears in just three months. That’s over 5,000 ears!

    • 11 min
    Tyler The Bad Wolf

    Tyler The Bad Wolf

    Michael, a listener in San Francisco wants to know how I know who the straight members of the Jacks are. I give him my take on it and my reason for approaching member sexual orientation the way I do, and then I call in a lifeline in the form of Dr. David Ley, clinical psychologist and sex therapist (you may have seen him on TV or heard him on radio or other podcasts before) and Dr. Ley shares his take… "It's complicated."

    Tyler The Bad Wolf. Guest, Tyler Darlig Ulv's last name literally translates from the Norwegian as "bad wolf." Tyler is a professional sex worker living in Berlin, a writer, designer and blogger and an ex-New Yorker who I met at NY Jacks. He made an impression and we became friends. I'm thrilled to share our conversation with you. We talk about sex work, NY Jacks, the awesomeness of masturbation and Kylie Minogue!

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Hezekiah Goes to the Jacks

    Hezekiah Goes to the Jacks

    Paul is back in the podcast saddle after four weeks of recovery from surgery and ready to talk Shakespeare, the gift of LGBTQ+ people to the world and, more than anything, the importance of being honest.

    Hezekiah has been to JO clubs all over the world and has a lot to share about body image, nudity, authenticity and masturbation as a primary source of sexual satisfaction.

    A tribute to Allena Gabosch who died on November 25, 2020. She was a friend, a mentor and the very first guest on The Heart of Jacks Podcast, episode #1.

    • 39 min
    Medical Attention

    Medical Attention

    The Heart of Jacks Podcast is off the air (or the podcasting equivalent of off the air) this week and next. Look for the next full episode on Monday, November 30.

    • 1 min

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