Strippers and Sages demystifies sex while also celebrating its mystical side. We talk about eroticism and ecology, pleasure and politics, art and pornography, desire and creativity. Intimate, intersectional conversations guaranteed to arouse your intellectual libido while inspiring a deeper relationship with the erotic.
Designing Spaces for Sexual Exploration with Daniel Saynt
We go behind the scenes at NYC's hottest sex club, the New Society for Wellness (NSFW...wink, wink). Daniel Saynt is the founder and Chief Conspirator of NSFW, a private club for the adventurous in NYC. Designed to be a safe, judgement-free, cannabis friendly space for sexual exploration, the community has grown to over 6000 members, who connect virtually and at sensual get togethers at the NSFW Clubhouse. Daniel is an activist and a community organizer, and this conversation sheds light on both the magic and the challenges of orchestrating sex-positive gatherings.
If you're interested in a more intimate sensual gathering, join us for our upcoming in-person immersion, SACRAL SOUND AND SENSUALITY, a weekend retreat combining ceremony, music, expansive wilderness, alchemical plants, and erotic activation.
Recalibrate, heal, and deepen your relationship to the erotic in a ceremonial container
Unlearn your conditioning to cultivate a truly personal and authentic erotic ontology
Tap into the deep, replenishing well of the erotic to unleash your power and creativity
Explore how erotic agency is tantamount to self-actualization
Experience new frontiers of pleasure and self-touch with the support of vibrational sound and sacred plants
Combining INTROSPECTION (the psyche) and INTEROCEPTION (the soma), the immersion will include consciousness raising and embodiment workshops, 1:1 consultations with Strippers & Sages host Lianne Sonia, and a sacred medicinal SENSUAL SOUND JOURNEY featuring live music by multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Petite Celine.
Ecosexuality with Annie Sprinkle & Beth Stephens
SEASON THREE IS HERE! What does it mean to be an eco-sexual? How are sex, ecology, and climate change interconnected? And why is laughter a key ingredient in both activism and performance art? The legendary duo Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens explain it all!
Life partners and collaborators since 2002, Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens are the authors of the Ecosex manifesto (along with Guillermo Gomez Peña) and producers of the award winning films Goodbye Gauley mountain and Water Makes Us Wet, a documentary feature that premiered at Documentary 14 and screened at MOMA. Sprinkle, the old whore, is a former sex worker with a PhD in human sexuality, and Stephens, the hillbilly, holds a PhD in Performance Studies and is the founding director of Earth Lab at the university of California at Santa Cruz. In 2021, they received a Guggenheim fellowship for filmmaking. They have a new book out called Assuming the Ecosexual Position, which describes how the two came together as lovers and collaborators, how they took a stand against homophobia and xenophobia, and how this union led to the miraculous conception of the Love Art Laboratory. sprinklestephens.org
https://sprinklestephens.ucsc.edu | https://www.upress.umn.edu/book-division/books/assuming-the-ecosexual-position
*In honor of this episode on ecosexuality, we are holding a FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN to support the legal defense fund of the water protectors who have been on the front lines PROTESTING LINE 3, a proposed pipeline expansion that would transport nearly a million barrels of tar sands per day through the untouched wetlands and treaty territory of the Anishinaabe people, passing through the Mississippi River headwaters to the shore of Lake Superior. The pipeline is proposed by Enbridge, the company responsible for the largest inland oil spill in the US. Join us in being devoted stewards, lovers, and protectors of the earth by donating here: https://www.stopline3bailfunds.org. To donate to mutual aid, click here: https://mn350.org/line3mutualaid
Luna Matata on Pegging the Patriarchy | Season Two Finale
In this episode, sex educator and pleasure educator Luna Matatas discusses threesomes, BDSM, sexual confidence and butt stuff, which you can learn more about on her podcast The Plug. Luna has over 10 years of experience teaching sexual empowerment workshops. She celebrates body confidence, self-adoration and building shame-free pleasure in and out of the bedroom. Her advice on sex and kink has been featured in Playboy, Cosmo, Vice, Women's Health and Pornhub, and she is the visionary behind the brands Peg the Patriarchy® and Meditate Medicate Masturbate® as part of her sex-positive and feminist merchandise.
This is our season finale! We are already stirring up a sensational season three for you. In the meantime, help us grow our audience by dropping a rating on Apple Podcasts and sharing the show with a friend. What was your favorite episode this season? We'd love to hear from you! Reach out at www.strippersandsages.com / firstname.lastname@example.org or on Instagram @strippersandsages.
We wish all our listeners a joyful, healthy, sexy new year filled with unparalleled amounts of laughter and pleasure.
Burlesque as Liberation: A Panel Discussion
In this exciting episode, I interview Burlesque legends Jet Noir, Lou Lou la Duchesse de Rière, and Una Osato about the political, spiritual, subversive, and revolutionary aspects of this radical artform.
Lou Lou la Duchesse de Rière, known as the stripping sensation from the Mohawk nation, has been performing her brand of balls to the wall burlesque for well over a decade. Thrice voted into the Burlesque Top 50 by 21st Century Burlesque (#11 worldwide and #1 in Canada) 2018 Queen of New Orleans Burlesque Festival, She is an internationally recognized performer who has shimmied her way across the stages of New Orleans, Las Vegas, New York, Texas, Detroit, and Chicago. https://linktr.ee/NationalResourcesList
Creator of The Black Manifest, the all Black, all masculine burlesque revue, Jet Noir is a sex educator and was the first man hired to dance for the infamous Mitchell Brothers O’Farrell Theatre in San Francisco. He has a reputation for stunning audiences with performances that are joyous, playful, and will have you screaming for more. He’s known as the obsidian obscenity here to disrupt your memories. He dances for work, joy, meditation, and has been heating up stages, internationally, since 2010. http://linktr.ee/JetNoir
Una Aya Osato aka exHOTic other aka Norms, is a performer, writer, sex educator, CareBear, clown, and stripper from NYC. They are an award-winning actor and playwright who tours their original work nationally and internationally. They are also a co-founder of the queer BIPOC performance company brASS Burlesque. Venmo: @UnaOsato, Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ThisIsUna
Ze Royale on Spanking the System
Ze Royale (ze/they/them) is a writer, performance artist, sexual anarchist, social worker, and pleasure activist. Ze writes and performs in “post-pornographic” films for Aorta Films, performs chanting rituals in the musical duo Zoid^, and curates erotic events at venues like Ps 1 MoMA as a part of the production team for KinkOut. They studied psychology and sculpture at Sarah Lawrence, and Gender and Development at the School for International Training in Kingston, Jamaica before receiving their Masters in Social Work from Columbia University. Ze worked for 12 years in youth development and started the international nonprofit Unified for Global Healing, which develops grassroots community health and art initiatives in Haiti, Ghana, and India. They are currently Director of communications for the Sex Workers Project at the Urban Justice Center.
Professor Samantha Rose Hill on the Aesthetics & Politics of Pornography
Samantha Rose Hill is the assistant director of the Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities, visiting assistant professor of politics at Bard College in New York and associate faculty at the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research in New York City, where she teaches courses such as Pornography: Aesthetics, Politics, and Pleasure, Sado-Masochism: Economies of Desire and Recognition, Judith Butler: Gender, Sex, and Death, and Beyond Eros: the Philosophy and Politics of Love, among others. She is the author of a biography of Hannah Arendt (forthcoming, 2021).
Love this podcast and the way it promotes sex positivity! Every episode gives great tips and mindset tools to help you build confidence in the bedroom and not be afraid to ask for what you want.
Professional , informative, and honest conversations about the sexuality of women. I highly recommend this podcast. It will broaden your concept of self and sexuality.
Such a sexy and fun podcast!!
Love how open Lianne and her guests are in what they share in this fun, interesting and of course sexy podcast!! Keep up the great content!!