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Future Imperfect

What should the future of anti-rape work look like? Activists Lorena Kourousias and Kalima Young of the Monument Quilt project join Jaclyn to talk art, orgasms, Afrofuturism, and living your future vision now.

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Sex Party!

Can people who support sexual freedom become a political force to be reckoned with? Fiona Patten, founder of Australia’s Reason Party, is proving it.

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Appetite For Power

Black women are often conceived of as the victims of BDSM and pornography, but can they also be sites of Black women’s healing, pleasure, liberation or power? Professor Ariane Cruz, author of The Color of Kink, says yes.

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Unbecoming

When she was young, Anuradha Bhagwati chose an unusual way to rebel against her strict immigrant parents; she joined the U.S. Marine Corps. What followed taught her about power, masculinity, double standards, trauma, bravery, activism, and much much more.

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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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Future Imperfect
Sex Party!
Appetite For Power
Unbecoming
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