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.
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.
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.
GUT Talks With a Ninja
American Ninja Warrior regular Flip Rodriguez has been spending his 2020 streaming on Twitch. He is developing a group of loyal fans called the Flip Fam. But the Flip Fam doesn’t just watch, they participate. It is a community in the best sense. They gather for “Get Uncomfortable Tuesdays” (GUT) Talks to discuss uncomfortable topics […]
No Gender December
Hey, just throwing this out there. Here’s a campaign titled No Gender December. The idea is simple: don’t buy gifts for your kids that promote gender stereotypes. I’m tempted to push the idea a little further, like some people do with No Shave November. How about we each violate a gender stereotype that we usually […]
Unspeakable Vice is Accepting Donations
Hi! As you probably know, The Unspeakable Vice Podcast is created entirely with volunteer labor, 99% of which is me. The costs so far are minor—website hosting and some recording equipment—but it all comes out of my pocket. I would like to keep this podcast unmonetized. That is, I don’t want to put ads or […]
We had a virtual Thanksgiving hangout to remind each other that we’re all Family!
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.
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.
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 […]