3 episodes

“If we could truly depict women’s desire, we might come to understand how it secretly rules the world" - writes author Erica Jong in her foreword for “A Woman's Right To Pleasure,” a groundbreaking new book by BlackBook, Dr. Marashi and LELO. And we couldn't agree more.

For most of history, the female experience has been presented by and explored through the voices, views and laws of men. Whether it was John Cleland or Alfred Kinsey writing about it, Gustave Courbet painting it, or politicians passing legislation about it, the female body has often been dictated, controlled and censored by everyone but women. Not anymore. On the A Woman's Right To Pleasure podcast, pornographer and writer Stoya sits down with the bold and brave womxn who are changing these narratives through their work. Guests include artist Marilyn Minter and filmmaker-turned-sexologist Liz Golwyn, Pussy Riot activist Nadya Tolokonnikova and punk legend Alice Bag — and many more. The series presents an unapologetic look at what it means to be a womxn: representation, education, history, art, punk, activism, equality, empowerment, pain and of course, pleasure. In Tolokonnikova's words: "This is our radical act of resistance against a history that has suppressed us for far too long. Now is our time to tell the world."

'A Woman's Right To Pleasure' is brought to you by BlackBook in partnership with LELO, the world's leading designer of intimate lifestyle products. Learn more about the brand at www.lelo.com and buy your copy of 'A Woman's Right To Pleasure' at https://www.blackbookpresents.com/products/a-womans-right-to-pleasure.

A Woman's Right To Pleasure BlackBook

    • Arts
    • 4.6 • 10 Ratings

“If we could truly depict women’s desire, we might come to understand how it secretly rules the world" - writes author Erica Jong in her foreword for “A Woman's Right To Pleasure,” a groundbreaking new book by BlackBook, Dr. Marashi and LELO. And we couldn't agree more.

For most of history, the female experience has been presented by and explored through the voices, views and laws of men. Whether it was John Cleland or Alfred Kinsey writing about it, Gustave Courbet painting it, or politicians passing legislation about it, the female body has often been dictated, controlled and censored by everyone but women. Not anymore. On the A Woman's Right To Pleasure podcast, pornographer and writer Stoya sits down with the bold and brave womxn who are changing these narratives through their work. Guests include artist Marilyn Minter and filmmaker-turned-sexologist Liz Golwyn, Pussy Riot activist Nadya Tolokonnikova and punk legend Alice Bag — and many more. The series presents an unapologetic look at what it means to be a womxn: representation, education, history, art, punk, activism, equality, empowerment, pain and of course, pleasure. In Tolokonnikova's words: "This is our radical act of resistance against a history that has suppressed us for far too long. Now is our time to tell the world."

'A Woman's Right To Pleasure' is brought to you by BlackBook in partnership with LELO, the world's leading designer of intimate lifestyle products. Learn more about the brand at www.lelo.com and buy your copy of 'A Woman's Right To Pleasure' at https://www.blackbookpresents.com/products/a-womans-right-to-pleasure.

    Getting Cliterate with Stoya & Artist Sophia Wallace

    Getting Cliterate with Stoya & Artist Sophia Wallace

    On the third episode of “A Woman’s Right To Pleasure,” Stoya and the book’s Editor in Chief Alexandra Weiss are joined by artist and activist Sophia Wallace. Best known for her viral project CLITERACY, Wallace is interested in the ways that womxn are denied self-determination through the weaponization of their bodies. Through diverse materials and approaches, including large text, sculpture, installation and performance, Wallace’s art seeks to establish the clitoris in visual representation; a vital part of our understanding of the body. Her TedxTalk on the subject, A Case For Cliteracy, has been viewed over 850,000 times. 
    In this episode, we discuss the representation of the female body in pornography and art history, motherhood, the censorship of the female body, objectification, desire, the language we use to discuss female sexuality, queer sexuality, what it means to be “cliterate” and pleasure as a political act. 
    Buy A Woman’s Right To Pleasure by BlackBook, Dr. Marashi and LELO here.
    More about BlackBook:
    www.blackbookmag.com
    Instagram: @blackbookmedia_
    A Woman’s Right To Pleasure Editor in Chief, Alexandra Weiss
    More about Stoya:
    Instagram: @stoya
    https://zerospaces.com/
    More about Sophia Wallace:
    Website
    Instagram
    A Case For Cliteracy
    More about Alexandra Weiss:
    Website
    Instagram
    Shop products from LELO at www.lelo.com.
    Other topics and people discussed in this episode for you to follow:
    Guerilla Girls
    Jenny Holzer
    In Vulva Vanitas, Medita Oeming
    Pink and White Productions
    Dan Savage’s HUMP! Film Festival
    Information about SESTA/FOSTA: “A new law intended to curb sex trafficking threatens the future of the internet as we know it,” Vox, July 2, 2018
    Pleasure Activism, Adrienne Maree Brown
    Nap Bishop Tricia Hersey 
    The Vagina Bible, Dr. Jen Gunter
    Dick For A Day: What Would You Do If You Had One?, Fiona Giles

    • 55 min
    Rebellion & Rage with Stoya, Alice Bag & Pussy Riot’s Nadya Tolokonnikova

    Rebellion & Rage with Stoya, Alice Bag & Pussy Riot’s Nadya Tolokonnikova

    On the second episode of “A Woman’s Right To Pleasure,” Stoya and the book’s Editor in Chief Alexandra Weiss are joined by artist, activist and founder of Pussy Riot, Nadya Tolokonnikova, and legendary punk musician Alice Bag. Alice was the lead singer and co-founder of iconic L.A. punk outfit, The Bags, and author of the memoir Violence Girl, From East LA Rage to Hollywood Stage. Nadya first gained international spotlight in 2012 when she and two other members of Pussy Riot were arrested following a political performance in Moscow's Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. Their protest had been directed at the Orthodox Church leaders for supporting Putin’s election campaign. Nadya and one of her bandmates ended up serving nearly two years in prison, all the while garnering support from celebrities and activist groups across the globe. 
    In this episode, we discuss punk rock, the power of female rage, art as a tool for activism, advice for young activists, sexuality in ‘70s L.A., the differences in the female experience in the United States and Russia, cat-calling, slut-shaming, masturbation, menopause and being a feminist at every age.
    Buy A Woman’s Right To Pleasure by BlackBook, Dr. Marashi and LELO here.
    More about BlackBook:
    www.blackbookmag.com
    Instagram: @blackbookmedia_
    A Woman’s Right To Pleasure Editor in Chief, Alexandra Weiss
    More about Stoya:
    Instagram: @stoya
    https://zerospaces.com/
    More about Alice Bag:
    Website
    Instagram
    Violence Girl, From East LA Rage to Hollywood Stage
    Pipe Bomb for the Soul
    More about Nadya Tolokonnikova:
    Instagram
    Pussy Riot Instagram
    “RAGE” Music Video
    Shop products from LELO at www.lelo.com.

    • 1 hr
    Porn, Power & The Patriarchy with Stoya, Marilyn Minter & Liz Goldwyn

    Porn, Power & The Patriarchy with Stoya, Marilyn Minter & Liz Goldwyn

    On the debut episode of “A Woman’s Right To Pleasure,” Stoya and the book’s Editor in Chief Alexandra Weiss are joined by writer, filmmaker and host of “The Sex Ed podcast,” Liz Goldwyn, and legendary visual artist Marilyn Minter. Marilyn is an American artist known for her hyper-realistic paintings and portraits that explore sexuality and female agency. Spanning over five decades, her radical work is recognized for redefining the realm of feminist art. Liz is a writer, filmmaker and artist based in Los Angeles, who previously worked as the New York Editor of French Vogue. Her 2006 HBO documentary, “Pretty Things,” showcases “the last generation of American 'Burlesque Queens' as told by a young woman searching to discover the lost art of burlesque dance.” In 2018, she also launched The Sex Ed, a podcast and digital platform dedicated to health, consciousness and sex. 
    In this episode, we discuss the male gaze in art and pornography, the female gaze, the controversy and history of female pubic hair, the current state of the porn industry with sites like PornHub and OnlyFans, ecosexuality and goddess worship, the shame and stigma surrounding pornography, female sexual fantasies and their relationship with the patriarchy, censorship, slut-shaming, the illusion of social media and owning your power.
    Buy A Woman’s Right To Pleasure by BlackBook, Dr. Marashi and LELO here.
    More about BlackBook:
    www.blackbookmag.com
    Instagram: @blackbookmedia_
    A Woman’s Right To Pleasure Editor in Chief, Alexandra Weiss
    More about Stoya:
    Instagram: @stoya
    https://zerospaces.com/
    More about Liz Goldwyn:
    Instagram: @goldilocksg
    The Sex Ed, @thesexed
    Pretty Things: The Last Generation of American Burlesque Queens
    More about Marilyn Minter:
    https://www.marilynminter.net/
    Plush series
    Plush book
    Shop products from LELO at www.lelo.com.
    Other topics and people discussed in the episode for you to follow:
    Fabiola Alondra
    Le Crazy Horse
    L’Origine du monde, by Gustave Courbet
    Annie Sprinkle
    Nina Hartley
    Candida Royalle
    Story of O
    Marina Abramovic, Balkan Erotic Epic
    Louise Bourgeois by Robert Mapplethorpe
    Chelsea G. Summers, A Certain Hunger
    Jon Ronson, The Butterfly Effect, Episode 1: A Nondescript Building in Montreal with Fabian Thylmann
     

    • 53 min

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