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A fortnightly podcast about sex, feminism and erotic literature. Grab a glass of wine, your favourite smutty book and maybe even an extra set of batteries to join Abby and Sam as they explore all-things pleasure and politics.

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A fortnightly podcast about sex, feminism and erotic literature. Grab a glass of wine, your favourite smutty book and maybe even an extra set of batteries to join Abby and Sam as they explore all-things pleasure and politics.

    Shark week

    Shark week

    We’re riding the crimson wave right into this fortnight’s episode with a menstruation-themed erotic short story read by Abby. We discuss the way periods affect our lives in ways we hadn’t even thought about and how we feel about a threesome with Aunt Flo. This one’s for all the menstruators and bloodhounds out there who like to get down and dirty.




    References for nerdy sluts


    Watch "The Period Poem" by Dominique Christina here
    - For more information about the DSM and the PMDD debate, see Offman, Alia, and Peggy J. Kleinplatz. "Does PMDD belong in the DSM? Challenging the medicalization of women's bodies." Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality 13, no. 1 (2004).
    - The book Abby references multiple times is: Bobel, Chris, Inga T. Winkler, Breanne Fahs, Katie Ann Hasson, Elizabeth Arveda Kissling, and Tomi-Ann Roberts. "The Palgrave Handbook of Critical Menstruation Studies." (2020): 1037.
    Studies:
    - Fahs, Breanne. "Sex during menstruation: Race, sexual identity, and women’s accounts of pleasure and disgust." Feminism & Psychology 21, no. 2 (2011): 155-178.
    - Rempel, John K., and Barbara Baumgartner. "The relationship between attitudes towards menstruation and sexual attitudes, desires, and behavior in women." Archives of Sexual Behavior 32, no. 2 (2003): 155-163.
    - Lete, Iñaki, Paloma Lobo, Rossella E. Nappi, Axelle Pintiaux, Christian Fiala, Günther Häusler, and Nathalie Chabbert-Buffet. "Male perception about the inconveniences associated with monthly bleeding for their partner–an international survey." The European Journal of Contraception & Reproductive Health Care 23, no. 1 (2018): 1-11.


    Original artwork by Brady King and original music by Ankle Injuries ft. the sexy voice of Tace Kelly. https://soundcloud.com/ankleinjuries
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    The poundemic 2: pound on

    The poundemic 2: pound on

    Because who doesn’t love a sequel? Abby spends two weeks of quarantine updating her research on sex in the time of COVID-19 while Sam reads viral erotica ‘Kissing the Coronavirus.’ Together we slowly come to terms with potentially disappointing podcast favourite Chuck Tingle as we ask, can coronavirus ever be sexy? Is it ever okay to poke fun at something that has caused such harm, even as satire? And how many ferrets is too many?


    Original artwork by Brady King and original music by Ankle Injuries ft. the sexy voice of Tace Kelly. https://soundcloud.com/ankleinjuries
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    • 47 min
    SpoOoOoky Halloweeeeen

    SpoOoOoky Halloweeeeen

    Trick or treat it’s a spooky halloween special! Abby brings two sexy ghost tales while we cross over to ask the big questions; Is there life after death? Do departed spirits walk among us? And if so, can we have sex with them? The answers may surprise you. Not the last one, it’s definitely yes.


    Original artwork by Brady King and original music by Ankle Injuries ft. the sexy voice of Tace Kelly. https://soundcloud.com/ankleinjuries
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    • 58 min
    Sidenote: What's up with censorship?

    Sidenote: What's up with censorship?

    In a perfect meeting of interests Abby and Sam get to nerd out about the effects of legal and digital censorship on erotic material. We trace the history of book banning in Australia up to the chilling effects of the current American SESTA/FOSTA laws on internet content. Turns out when the people making censorship decisions are overwhelmingly pale, male and stale, it isn’t just about sexy books but also ongoing censorship of minority groups. Who’d have guessed? 




    Resources and further reading for nerdy sluts
    On the history and ongoing impact of obscenity laws and censorship, where it comes from and who makes the decisions:
    - Introducing Australia's Bibliography of Banned Books by Marita Bullock and Nicole Moore
    - Sex Censorship: The Assumptions of Anti-Obscenity Laws and the Empirical Evidence, by Robert B Cairns, James CN Paul, and Julius WishnerMinnesota Law Review (1962).
    - If not a fist, then what about a stump? Ableism and heteronormativity within Australia's porn regulations, by Ryan Thorneycroft, Porn Studies (2020), 7:2, p 152-1.


    On modern censorship, sesta/fosta, sex work vs sex trafficking and algorithmic bias:
    - Listen to the 'You're Wrong About' podcast episode on Human Trafficking, moral panic, and it's conflation with sex work here.
    - Learn more about SESTA/FOSTA and it's impact on internet freedoms and modern censorship with this Electronic Frontiers Foundation Article
    - Make sure you check out and support Salty, especially their report into algorithmic bias here.
    - Check out the panel Sam organised on censorship and expression online- full of amazing badass speakers: Yassmin Abdel-Magied, Claire Fitzsimmons (founder of Salty), Lola Hunt (Sex Worker and cofounder of Assembly Four), and Celeste Carnegie (of Indigitek), watch it here.




    Original artwork by Brady King and original music by Ankle Injuries ft. the sexy voice of Tace Kelly. https://soundcloud.com/ankleinjuries
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    • 39 min
    Classic smut with Tegan Higginbotham

    Classic smut with Tegan Higginbotham

    In this episode we chat to special guest Tegan Higginbotham, comedian, writer, actress and all round smut lover about writing sexy words for modern women. This fortnight Tegan read the classic Lady Chatterly’s Lover, a book banned in the UK until 1960 for its use of “four letter words,” and together we ponder why the author, DH Lawrence, never talks about foreplay, always talks about the bowels, and thinks the clitoris is a beak.


    A huge thank you to Tegan for joining us on this episode - make sure you check out her podcast, Rue Lamark.


    Original artwork by Brady King and original music by Ankle Injuries ft. the sexy voice of Tace Kelly. https://soundcloud.com/ankleinjuries
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    • 51 min
    Lipp Selects: Feminism Ruins Everything

    Lipp Selects: Feminism Ruins Everything

    It's a feminist podcast! New to Lipp Media, Feminism Ruins Everything is a weekly show offering feminist critiques to movies, musicals, and pop culture phenomena... potentially ruining them forever in the process. Hosted by Millicent Sarre ('Friendly Feminism for the Mild Mannered') and Ellis Dolan ('School of Rock' Australasian Tour), this episode explores the classic teen film 10 Things I Hate About You, dissecting the dense feminist values embedded in it's foundations.


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    • 1 hr 1 min

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