How we talk about sex shapes how sex is talked about. If that sounds like a circular argument, good, because I see our social understanding of sex as a feedback loop. The words we use, the meanings we ascribe to them, and the context in which they are given, all contribute to the way we and others understand the topics we describe. Words can be arbitrary, but they are no less important in communication.
The theme for this episode is that it’s OK to be uncomfortable talking about sex. Scratch that. It’s good to be uncomfortable talking about sex. Moving outside our comfort zones is how we learn and grow. Sergio G. Barrera is a doctoral candidate in American Culture and Latina/o Studies at The University of Michigan.Instagram: @gael_sin_barrera […]
This episode focuses on how prosecution of crimes affects how we understand and are able to communicate about sexuality.
The moment you have been waiting for is finally here! I don’t know if this counts as an actual episode, that’s why it is Episode 0, but at least it’s actual content! What follows is a quick introduction to what The Unspeakable Vice Podcast is all about. (Transcript) Hi, I’m Kenneth, and this is the […]
The Unspeakable Vice Podcast now has a Patreon page. I’m told that Patreon is a great way to connect great content with great listeners, and it’s also a way to support what we’re doing here. So far all the expenses for running this podcast have come out of my own pocket. Any donations will go […]
A new podcast is about to launch, The Unspeakable Vice Podcast. Here we will be talking about talking about sex. Sex has long been taboo, something that is just not talked about. We will dive into this history, understanding how sex communication is suppressed and discouraged. We will also look at the ramifications on our […]