Artgasm is about the intersections of art, media, and sex.
Episodes feature interviews with working artists, sex professionals, and cultural critics. We talk about your favorite movies, shows, artists and artworks that move the needle around the way we discuss and perceive sex.
Is the MCU all cheesecake and no sauce? What's unique about indigenous sexuality? How can porn change the way normies understand sex?
Host Allison Moon is the author of Girl Sex 101, Bad Dyke, and a bunch of other things you've never read or seen. She teaches workshops on polyamory, sexual pleasure, and all sorts of other things you wish you learned about when you were younger.
SFSX with Tina Horn
Writer Tina Horn has created one of the most sex positive and sex worker positive pieces of media with her new comic SFSX (aka Safe Sex). We talk about how sex work informed her take on a dystopian San Francisco, and about the business of moving from nonfiction writing to journalism to comics.
Adipositivity with Substantia Jones
Photographer Substantia Jones joins Allison to discuss fat visibility. We discuss the challenges and joys of working with amateur models, the barriers fat people face when trying to exist let alone thrive in a world that wants them to disappear, and the utter joy of watching people embrace their bodies on camera.
Naked Athena and Portland's Protest Symbols
Naked Athena and the Wall of Moms have been getting a lot of mainstream news coverage in response to Federal agents' hostile occupation of Portland, Oregon. Is this a show of allyship or appropriation?
For more, read Mitchell S. Jackson's "Who Gets to Be Naked Athena?" in the New York Times Op-Ed section.
Rope and Sweet Grass with Midori
Installation artist and Shibari educator Midori joins me for an exploration of some of her most evocative installation pieces and how her work as a bondage educator intersects with her artistic practice.
Midori ( 美登里 ) is a multidisciplinary, social practice artist and activist. A Tokyo native and long-time San Franciscan, she’s known for her durational and interactive performances and engaged installations. She’s shown at the Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay Lesbian Art, San Francisco Asian Art Museum, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, The Open Society Foundations NYC, Root Division San Francisco, Das Arts Amsterdam, Gorilla Gallery Oaxaca Mexico, VN Jaeger & Schwarzwald in Vienna, among others.
Reluctant Sexpertise with Stephen Penta
Sex podcaster Stephen Penta talks with Allison about gender, being a dude in the sex-ed world, RomComs as "pornography of the heart" and talking love with people who just want to learn about bjs.
Creative Partnerships with Kevin Patterson and Alana Phelan
Co-writers Alana Phelan and Kevin Patterson discuss navigating metamour-ship and friendship while writing books, making private lives public, and bridging the gap between relationship education and narrative fiction. Find their books here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1732872805
I’m on an Allison Moon binge with Girlsex101 and this podcast. If you love art and sex this podcast is for you. Allison is so smart and has phenomenal guests who will expand your world.
As an artist and a sex worker who is recently exploring the intersectionality of these two themes in my own work—this podcast is a truly rare gem, my NEW FAV!!! Also, I’m a podcast addict. Among many other themes, I listen to podcasts about art, and podcasts about sex, but one that COMBINES the TWO?!?! Dear god I’ve died and gone to inspiration heaven!!!! THANK YOU Alison Moon!!! PLEASE keep us artgasming!
I learn something new with every episode ^^
So many interesting and exciting people are interviewed on here, I haven’t been let down with an episode yet.
Also, I originally discovered Allison Moon through Sex Nerd Sandra, so any fans of hers will definitely enjoy Allison’s fun banter and enlightening points of view on a variety of art based subjects.