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An Army of Lovers

Pleasure isn’t optional – it’s a key ingredient in both our humanity and our political resistance. Let historian Hanne Blank explain as she talks with Jaclyn about what she learned during the 80s AIDS crisis, the importance of marshmallows when the world is on fire, and why an old slogan from a 1960s French art movement should be our mantra right now.

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Spare Parts: Rich People Eat Cheetos

What do people mean when they say “bisexual”? What are the class implications of shaming trainwrecks? What does Trump not realize he told you about himself? It’s all in this Spare Parts quickiesode, along with some advice for a listener whose partner is being way too careful with her in bed.

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And here are the pieces listener Lacey recommends on the meaning of “bisexual”:

 

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Promiscuous Bisexual Freak Show

Don’t look away: it’s the Trainwreck episode! You know the type: Britney Spears shaving her head. Whitney Houston saying, “crack is whack.” Amy Winehouse dying in front of millions. Jaclyn catches up with writer and feminist shitstirrer Sady Doyle, whose new book Trainwreck is all about women who behave “badly” and what it means about us when we hate them.

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What Does a Woman Feel Like?

Like, what do words mean anyhow when it comes to sex and gender?

Transgender artist and educator and all around delightful person Rebecca Kling joins Jaclyn to answer a listener’s thorny question about how any of us know what it feels like to be a woman, what sexuality & gender ideas we wish there was better language for and which words we love the most, That’s What She Said jokes, the f-bomb and more. Oh, and there’s pudding!

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Feminists with Rape Fantasies

No, that’s not an oxymoron. In this Rewind episode, Jaclyn’s joined by legendary sex educator and feminist pornographer Tristan Taormino to talk about what’s in their own personal spank bank, why the policing of women’s fantasies won’t die, the fine line between breaking the taboo on rape fantasies and promoting rape, and what happens when you ask a panel of porn producers, performers and scholars what they watch to get off. Oh, and we get a little meta. Go ahead. Click play.

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Abortion Road Trip: The Yes Means Yes Show Episode 73

Many people form their opinions about abortion based, at least in part, on what they see in TV and at the movies. So what are we learning? Researcher Gretchen Sisson watched every on-screen abortion plotline she could get her hands on, and she’s joining Jaclyn to talk about Dirty Dancing, Shonda Rhimes, moms who abort, the plotlines she wishes she’d see, an abortion ghost hotel, and so much more. Then we help out a listener who’s worried about her 12-year-old sister. Plus: BIG SHOW NEWS. 

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The Indiana Jones of Sex Education: The Yes Means Yes Show Episode 64

United Nations trainer and MTV host Francisco Ramirez travels the globe making the world safer for sexual pleasure, then (once he explains the numerous dildos in his bag to customs) dispenses free sex advice in NYC’s parks and streets.

Jaclyn talks with him about making the impossible possible, misinterpreting the hanky code, how he became the hero he needed, and the deep magic of being vulnerable with strangers. Plus some creative advice for a listener whose first love just ghosted. 

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  • Follow Francisco on Twitter to find out where he’ll be giving advice next.
  • Some key selections from Francisco’s breakup playlist:

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How Would Jesus Fuck?: The Yes Means Yes Show Episode 51

What would Jesus say about your sex life? The answer might surprise you. On this episode of FWF, Jaclyn catches up with the Reverend Beverly Dale, founder of the Incarnation Institute for Sex & Faith, who will totally rearrange your understanding of the relationship between Christianity and sexuality.

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IT’S A SEX PANIC!: The Yes Means Yes Show Episode 71

Did you hear? Young people are doing sex things with their newfangled technology. EVERYBODY FREAK OUT!!!! Jaclyn is joined by Tina Horn, writer, educator and host of Why Are People Into That?! to talk about the latest youth sexting “scandal” to hit the bigtime, the very real perils of moral panic, and the name of our imaginary punk band. Plus great advice for talking dirty in whatever medium you choose, but especially emojis.

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All-Options Means All Options: The Yes Means Yes Show Episode 70

What would it look like if Crisis Pregnancy Centers actually gave families all the support and information they need to make their own decisions? And what does that have to do with Bible Bucks, diaper packs and a breast milk bank? Shelly Dodson, head of the brand-new All-Options Pregnancy Center is here to fill us all in, and give us a lesson in choosing empathy over enemies in the process. Then we help out a listener who’s in a hard place between trauma and desire.

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An Army of Lovers
Spare Parts: Rich People Eat Cheetos
Promiscuous Bisexual Freak Show
What Does a Woman Feel Like?
Feminists with Rape Fantasies