20 episodes

The “unspeakable vice” is that unfathomably horrid, shocking, and undignified thing we call sex. It is so terrible that we cannot even speak of it, at least not in polite company. This podcast will explore why it is so objectionable to talk about anything related to sex, what it does to our well-being to avoid this topic, and what we can do about it.

Unspeakable Vice Unspeakable Vice

    • Society & Culture
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The “unspeakable vice” is that unfathomably horrid, shocking, and undignified thing we call sex. It is so terrible that we cannot even speak of it, at least not in polite company. This podcast will explore why it is so objectionable to talk about anything related to sex, what it does to our well-being to avoid this topic, and what we can do about it.

    Religion and Desire

    Religion and Desire

    I have a discussion with my friend Sattvik Basarkod about religion and desire. We explore some of the overlap between relgious dogma and philosophy, desire, and shame.

    • 41 min
    Identities and Intersections

    Identities and Intersections

    Using TJ (from Episode 17) as an example, I take a dive into some aspects of identity that may not be overtly sexual, but they have implications for the sexual self.

    • 20 min
    An Interview with TJ Konesky

    An Interview with TJ Konesky

    Poised for a comeback, TJ Konesky reflects on the past couple years. TJ's public life is not about sex, but this interview uncovers how gender and sexuality norms can influence all parts of life.

    • 43 min
    Montero and the Satanic Panic

    Montero and the Satanic Panic

    This episode summarizes a content analysis I did based on responses to the Lil Nas X video "Montero (Call Me By Your Name)" released a couple months ago. The proud queer black artist made waves with this video ripe with religious symbolism, allegory, and allusion. Yet, notably, his identity was not roundly rejected.

    • 22 min
    Funny or Not Funny

    Funny or Not Funny

    Sometimes the only way we can talk about a sexual topic is to joke about it. Jake helps me break down the merits of this approach.

    • 26 min
    The Presumption of Heterosexuality

    The Presumption of Heterosexuality

    There is a presumption of heterosexuality in our culture, which means that everyone is straight until proven otherwise. I mean, when was the last time you saw someone come out as straight?

    • 11 min

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