Can contraception be sexy? To help answer this question Abby looked at ‘Play it Safe’, an erotic anthology that includes safe sex practices and we discuss whether romance and erotica owe it to their readers to include safe practices. We also discuss the logistics of putting condoms on with bad eyesight, ginger butt plugs and our new favourite hero Supermarket Slut. But we know you’re all really here for the chats and stats.
Featuring special guest: Bec Villanti, one of the founders of vegan-friendly feminist condom brand, Jonny. You can check them out here: https://jonny.com.au/
Extra reading and references for nerdy sluts
- ‘Do condoms kill the mood of a book? Erotia authors don’t agree on safe sex demands’ by Rachel Kramer Bussel, Salon.
- ‘Love means never having to be careful: The relationship between reading romance novels and safe sex behaviour,’ Amanda B Diekman, Mary McDonald, Wedni L Gardner, Psychology of Women Quarterly, 24 (ZOOO), 179-188. Cambridge University Press.
- A critique on the above study and the essay that sparked the online debate that Sam references from NPR: Romance Fiction and Women’s Health: a dose of skepticism.
- ‘Sexual Agency, Safe Sex, and Consent Negotiations in Erotic Romance Novels,’ Laura M Moore, 2019
- ‘Rates of STIs are increasing but young people still don’t use condoms,’ Triple J Hack
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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