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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 […]

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Thanksgiving

We had a virtual Thanksgiving hangout to remind each other that we’re all Family!

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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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Listen to those harmed by sex.

Truth: Plaques are great, but listening takes a lot more than that. We’ll never understand what survivors go through until we truly listen. And I’m not talking about listening to facts in a courtroom so you can find a bad guy. I mean really listen, to the pain, the confusion, the desire, the complicatedness of […]

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Sergio on the Debate

My friend (and guest on Episode 2) had some things to say about the recent presidential debate. Check it out!!

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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.