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Episode 13: Civil Commitment

Civil commitment is used to hold people who might commit crimes in the future. Black and queer people suffer the most.

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Episode 12: Queerness and Mental Health

Queer people have more mental health problems than their hetero friends. Why? Is it because there’s something bad about being gay? Or is there a problem with the way we think about sex and sexual identities? Kenneth takes a queer theory approach to this mental health issue.

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Episode 11: Speaking Out and Shining Light

Flip Rodriguez announced to the world that he is a survivor of childhood sexual abuse. It was a weight lifted from him, and now he can help others navigate trauma by talking about his own.

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Episode 10: Pornhub and Section 230

In this episode, I share some thoughts about a recent lawsuit involving Pornhub. I also mention Section 230 protections, since there have been recent calls to roll back this provision of the Communications Decency Act.

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Episode 9: Real Sex Ed

A couple undergraduate students at Wayne State University started a student organization where students have a safe space to learn and talk about sex.

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Episode 8: Talking about Sexual Abuse by Women

Women who commit sexual abuse are poorly understood, and this problem is a clear window into the assumptions about sex embedded in our social constructions of gender.

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Episode 7: Sex Communication In Action

This is a conversation with the host of the Sex Communication Podcast, someone who is actually working to normalize open and honest conversations about sex. The Unspeakable Vice Podcast talks about why it is important, but she is actually doing it. We discuss some of the things that makes sex a difficult topic, the pros […]

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Episode 6: Sexual Conversations, Creating a Narrative

This episode explores the idea that sexual categories have socially-defined meanings that evolve over time. Individuals develop their sexual self through telling their story to position themselves within these social definitions.

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Episode 5: Moving Heavily

In masculine culture, sexual activity is often spoken of in terms of conquest. Donald Trump gives us a potent case study into how our society speaks about sexual assault.

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Episode 4: Hélène Cixous and The Laugh of the Medusa

Hélène Cixous urges women to write. She believes that women need to talk more about their sex in order to regain their power.