Summary: There is a lot of misunderstanding surrounding what we do, and who we are. Sometimes, these misconceptions give us a chuckle at our local dungeon, but sometimes, the broad-stroke generalizations may cause confusion, or even alienation. Our communities have history. We have traditions. We have our own lexicon. Words have meaning, and sometimes, our words have special meaning within our culture. Not all kinksters are alike, and some of us may do things that others just don’t understand.
Camille just got back from an amazing weekend in NYC, which included a day of Alternative Sexuality topics at the Alt Sex NYC conference.
Camille has a few things to say about guns, mass shootings, the social media response, and some other related topics.
Camille talks about some of the stuff that's been going on in her life and how she is dealing with it. The CBT/DBT concept she talks about is called "Radical Acceptance" and it is something that is helping her get through the current stresses in her life.
Camille investigates the old myth about sex and athletic performance. So ... is it better to abstain in preparation for the big event? Or, is pre-competition sex actually beneficial. Congratulations to all the atheletes on their performances in the recent Olympic Games.
It is Valentine's Day and Camille goes on a rant about commercialism, monogamous views of romance, history of Valentine's Day and when it got connected with romance, as well as whether buying love (or giving gifts as a sign of love) is effective to everyone.
Dr Craig Webster of Ball State University talks with Camille about his research into a cornerstone of kink communities everywhere ... our non-play socials. Dr Webster conducted two surveys, one of munch attendees, the second focused on the organizers. His findings will be published in a couple of upcoming articles in Hospitality Management journals. If you would like to read his summaries, when he can post them, they will be available on his FetLife profile: https://fetlife.com/users/5648173
Katharine Gates, author of Deviant Desires, joins Camille to discuss kink theory from the perspective of an anthropologist. We discuss some of the fringe kinks she described in her book, as well as, consent, kink-shaming, and acceptance. More about Katharine can be found on her site www.kinkmap.com, or follow her on Twitter @kinkmap.
Dr Jim Pfaus from Concordia University joins Camille to discuss his research with training rats to have fetishes (both olfactory and somatosensory). His lab's findings are nothing short of astonishing! This is one of Camille's favourite pieces of sexuality research. My apologies that this was late in arriving in your podcast players. We had no end to the technology problems in getting this out to you. Oh, and I an sure that that is Pavlov's dog in the background! *wink*
Let's talk about emotions. What are they? What causes them? What can we do when they get out of hand? In particular, we will talk about some of the "icky" emotions that are sometimes associated with alternative sexuality, including the one that this program aims to reduce ... shame.
Alex Andrews, co-founder of SWOP Behind Bars joins Camille to discuss Incarcerated Sex Workers and what we (yes, all of us) can do to help them transition back into the community. SWOP Behind Bars is a US-based sex worker rights advocacy organization that assists incarcerated sex workers. Their website is http://www.swopbehindbars.org
Dr Ryan Scoats joins Camille to talk about his research into threesomes and the apparent erosion of the one-time rule of homosexuality. Audio file replaced due to internet glitchiness. For more details visit http://www.stereo-typed/com/episode46
Dr Kate Lister joins Camille to discuss the Victorians based on her research. We discuss some of the social changes that occurred during Queen Victoria's reign, as well as some of those myths that we have come to believe about her subjects. A warning: there are a lot of cunts in this episode. #TeamCunt http://www.stereo-typed.com/episode45/
Dominik McMaster (WhiteTigerPrime) joins Camille to discuss how to become a Domly Dom ... and his new book dedicated to training the next generation of Dominants
Jerry Barnett, author of Porn Panic, joins Camille to discuss the UK's new laws censoring internet pornography, as well as the current trend of silencing those with different, potentially offensive, views. http://www.stereo-typed.com/episode43/
Dr Jill McCracken joins Camille to talk about Human Trafficking and Sex Work. There is a vast difference between the two and conflating the terms is doing a disservice to victims of all forms of trafficking, as well as those who make the conscious decision to enter the sex trade. For more information, visit http://www.stereo-typed.com/episode42