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The Room Where It Happened

For the 10th anniversary of Yes Means Yes, Jessica Valenti joins Jaclyn to share behind-the-scenes secrets and reflect on the legacy and future of their landmark book.

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The Absence of Pain is Not Pleasure

What can the history of Black sexual oppression and resistance in the US teach us about how Black people get all the way free? Dalycia Saah and Rafaella Fiallo of Afrosexology have a vision.

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A Very Specific Mary Poppins

Scarleteen.com, the groundbreaking sex ed website, turns 20 this year! Celebrate with Jaclyn and Scarleteen’s founder Heather Corinna, who reflects not just on how the site — and sex ed — has evolved in two decades, but how doing the work has evolved them as well.

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Check out Heather’s fave new sex ed sites Agents of Ishq (based in Mumbai) and Nuance (run by first-gen Canadian immigrants)

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This Is Why We’re Bad At Sex

In December, Tumblr banned all “adult content” from its site, only the latest salvo on a misguided quest of corporations and politicians to crack down on adult entertainment in the name of protecting the innocent. Elle Chase, who ran Lady Cheeky, one of Tumblr’s most popular blogs for women-focused erotic content, and Kate D’Adamo, sex worker rights advocate, join Jaclyn to figure out how we got into this mess, why it matters, and how we can hope to get somewhere better.

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Elle Chase at Cosmo on the post-Tumblr landscape for women-centered porn

A SESTA/FOSTA primer

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Dystopia Buddies

Now that Kennedy is out and Kavanaugh is in, how bad are things going to get for people who need abortions? Robin Marty joins Jaclyn to talk about her new book Handbook for a Post-Roe America, and some surprising ideas on how to fight back with everything we’ve got.

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Be sure to check out Robin Marty’s dynamic, resource-packed site: Post-Roe HandbookF

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Sex While Trans

Why is it so hard to find good sex advice for trans women? Educator, performer and activist Rebecca Kling joins Jaclyn to talk it out on the meta level, and to help out two very specific listeners who are going through changes as they transition.

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Trans Women + Sex = Awesome

Fucking Trans Women

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Why Does Patriarchy Persist?

We’ve been fighting patriarchy so long. Why are we still drowning in it? Carol Gilligan, the mother of feminist psychology, and NYU researcher Naomi Snider think they know.

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A Family Heirloom

How does fatness affect our sense of our own sexuality, our own gender, our own race? Sonalee Rashatwar, AKA The Fat Sex Therapist, joins Jaclyn to dig deep.

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Ain’t Real Sexy

Feeling ground down? Paralyzed? We’ve got a brass-tacks activism episode that’ll plant a little green shoot of hope in even the weariest heart. Featuring Kimberly Inez McGuire, executive director of URGE.

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Unscrewed is back and we’re starting the new season with some cleansing anger as Jaclyn catches up with Soraya Chemaly about her brand-new book Rage Becomes Her.

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The Room Where It Happened
The Absence of Pain is Not Pleasure
A Very Specific Mary Poppins
This Is Why We’re Bad At Sex
Dystopia Buddies
Sex While Trans
The Robots are Coming
Why Does Patriarchy Persist?
A Family Heirloom
Ain’t Real Sexy