“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
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 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.
Rebellion & Rage with Stoya, Alice Bag & Pussy Riot’s Nadya Tolokonnikova
Stoya and 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. Nadya first gained international spotlight in 2012 when she was arrested following a political performance in Moscow's Cathedral of Christ the Saviour.
Buy A Woman’s Right To Pleasure by BlackBook, Dr. Marashi and LELO here.
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. They 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, ecosexuality and goddess worship, the shame and stigma surrounding pornography and many other topics.
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This podcast is amazing! It’s so empowering and entertaining to listen to. I personally love Stoya and her work, and the conversations are super insightful. 😊 Sharing this series with all my girl friends.