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Kink On Tap 28: A Seminal Moment

Posted: February 9th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Episodes | Tags: , | Comments Off on Kink On Tap 28: A Seminal Moment

Christening the just-opened Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health in Pawtucket, RI with a small bottle of champaign, this week we celebrate two auspicious events: Megan Andelloux’s success opening the CSPH, and the resounding success of KinkForAll Providence! And, in a Kink On Tap first, we broadcasted on-location with “Oh” Megan herself, and Aida Manduley, Chair of the Sexual Health Education and Empowerment Council at Brown University, and co-unorganizer of KinkForAll Providence along with Emma.

Also this week, CBS advertises its own hypocrisy by airing one-sided partisan ads during the Superbowl, Admiral Mullen knows DADT makes men like Senator McCain into mice, Paul Scott thinks discriminating against transgendered people is good for Michigan, the DoD wises up about its female officers’ reproductive rights, and Hallmark tries to buffer rough economic times by sexing up its line of children’s toys.

On a meta note, we had a little bit of trouble with the recording this time because, as you’ll hear, a very loud heater in the ceiling of the CSPH switched on and off during the show. Maymay did his best to remove all the noise that caused, but, being amateurs, we couldn’t get the best audio possible. We hope it still sounds good enough. We had a great time and hope you’ll enjoy listening in, too!

Kink On Tap 17: Sexual Adultism and an Interview with Nikolas Coukouma

Posted: November 24th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Episodes | Tags: , | 2 Comments »

Fears about youth sexuality are rampant in modern society. The results are children who don’t feel safe exploring the world or forging healthy relationships, over-eager legislators and courts who register adolescents as sex offenders, and a pandemic of sexual paranoia that leads to countless deaths, often by suicide.

Over the weekend, Emma and I participated in a sexuality unconference called KinkForAll Washington DC. We drove 7 hours from Providence, RI to Rockville, MD and back again. Sadly, due to traffic, we didn’t get back in time to record a live show for this week’s Kink On Tap episode.

Instead, we want to take the opportunity to share some of what happened at the event with you. So in this episode, we’ve taken a recording of the presentation I gave at the KFADC unconference and reformatted it for the netcast. In it, I make the case for how sex education for young people will save their lives, and why restricting information about sexuality from young people is one aspect of a widespread and societally sanctioned form of discrimination called adultism.

Finally, we also recorded a short interview with Nikolas Coukouma, a leading unorganizer of the event. He would have been the guest on this week’s live broadcast, and we wanted to make sure that we got a chance to catch up with him while KFADC was still fresh in our minds. He put in a monumental effort to make the event happen, and we are both grateful for and inspired by his work.