Summary: Bawdy Storytelling – dubbed 'The Moth for pervs' by the LA Weekly – is the nation’s original sex and storytelling series. Founded, emcee’ed and curated by sexual folklorist Dixie De La Tour, Bawdy Storytelling features real people and rockstars sharing their bona fide sexual exploits. Bawdy Storytelling’s one-of-a-kind approach to sex-positive personal narrative has coaxed liberating tales out of everyday people, creating unforgettable experiences for performers and audiences alike. These stories aren't memorized. Storytellers aren't reading from cue cards. This is honest-to-badness story time with true sexcapades and poignant, hilarious, transformational tales at each and every show.
Have you ever been bent over a ballot box and f*cked? Erotic artist Nadia Vanilla has been shown patience and restraint through 2 change of addresses in 2020, the last 8-plus months of COVID, and 4 years of Trump. Her libido is in danger, and worse yet, her ballot is lost in the mail! So when her husband Bruce informs her that her ‘Vote and F*ck'’ plan has to wait till that precious piece of democracy is safely placed in the ballot box, she realizes: Everything she cherishes is at stake this November 3r
Happy International Fisting Day! Whether you call it Buffing the Pelvic Floor, Reverse Whackamole, the UpHerButt Uppercut or Knocking on Heaven’s Door, Fisting is a way to deliver intense pleasure by awakening the sensitive nerve endings in your partner’s vagina or anus. So when first time storyteller Pepper LaRouge gives it a try, it quickly becomes her new favorite thing. Yet, the shame she feels afterward makes it her dirty little secret...
What a waste of charcuterie! Inspired by a girl’s trip to the Happiest Place on Earth (and some magic mushrooms), school teacher Sarah Newsome crafts a plan for some twisted, creative, pervy Disney roleplay for her homecoming. What leading man should her partner play: Captain Jack Sparrow? Gaston? Aladdin? But when the fantasy ends abruptly, her inner cartoon villain surfaces to extract a hefty toll from his hole(s) - & OMG, this episode’s song!
Is there anything better than celebrating a special occasion with an orgy? Storyteller Daniel Stoneham’s birthday bacchanal has a carefully considered guest list, but unfortunately, the date falls smack dab in the middle of Seattle’s cold and flu season. As the RSVPs shift from yes to no, he wonders: Will the science fiction chanteuse be disappointed if they don’t reach critical mass? His dwindling numbers are indicating that this year might just be cake and champagne - until the unexpected happens.
Would you swallow me whole, and do I taste delicious? Award-winning solo show artist Tonya Jone Miller is not just a phone sex operator who specializes in extreme paraphilias, she’s a chef and Portland foodie, too. So yes, this ravenous Voreaphilia expert can consume you…but first, she can metaphorically braise, marinate, sear and sou vide her clients to make them orgasm in new, creative ways.
Are there enough towels in the Universe to sop up this much pleasure? Erotic Activist & anti-racism community educator Victor Warring used to believe that being a man was about the ‘doing’ until the met Vanessa. When she lays back on the bed and becomes his teacher, he learns to look, to wait, and to love her up. Oh my, what big paws you have! #Hubris #Trickle #Pleasurefied #Rebirth
Have you been Dickmatized? Seattle Storyteller Kent Whipple has a great ‘You and me against the world’ relationship with his lonely, alcoholic mom… as long as she can pretend he’s someone else. But after discovering his true sexual orientation, she puts down her Midori Sour & drags her son to a therapist to ‘cure’ him - and a professional diagnoses the real problem. Plus: I host the Camp John Waters Virtual Blowjob Contest, your responses to last week’s episode have me considering a new career
Did your drinking problem get you fired from Olive Garden? Chicago Storyteller Brooke Whoolery’s job loss and past due bills mean that she has to move back to her hometown, a small town with small minds. It’s all hopeless, until she meets aspiring artist Zach at her job. And when an late night 12-pack leads to his bedroom, she thinks that she’s met the right person, and her lonely nights and feelings of inadequacy are finally at an end. But can you really suck in your belly for the rest of your life?
Oh me, Oh my, I’m doing a BDSM! Standup comedian Elliott Rose is traveling on his first business trip, and the Lucifer’s Lemonade at Dante’s is tasty. Should he head back to the Broadway Inn all alone to masturbate, or invite a guest to come watch? He chooses the latter, preparing for Catholic guilt (you know, feeling bad about feeling good) - but instead, he learns about dominance, submission and some new uses for that chocolate the maid leaves on your pillow.
Can I cut you free of your attachments with my grandfather’s knife? At a Vipassana Meditation silent retreat, Polyamorous Pansexual Ecosexual Greta Jane receives a message from her lover the Universe, who demands a Leap of Faith. A ceremony is required, and it’s time sever her 14 year relationship with her monogamous partner, sell off her earthly goods, and invite a hunky young inamorato to take a break from unspinning the patriarchy to tie her to a tree.
Can Sex and Kink help you manage Pain? Sex and Disability activist Caz Killjoy is busy scribbing down future plans in a bar, and it’s like honey to the bees; these guys are INTO being ignored. They just keeping comin’! So at closing time, Caz heads back to a hotel room for a night of wild sex with identical twins - wait, whose hand is that? And which orifice is it in? But when Caz wakes up with a massive pain in the ass, their whole life changes.
What’s the best way to have a threesome with your naked, masturbating super fan? As a slutty broke freegan sex blogger with 900 roommates, author, journalist and TV host Slutever (Karley Sciortino) decides that the gift economy & an account on SeekingArrangement.com is the solution to her money problems. But too many martinis in an expensive hotel lead to surprise guest appearances, intoxication, and a cartoon villain with a duffel bag full of money. Wait, have all my new (non)friends abandoned me?
What do you get someone for their first Vaginaversary? When non-binary trans person Callie Wright and wife Celes get their neo vaginas just 5 days apart, they share a post-surgery routine of checkups, dilators & the fear of that nagging statistic (1-2% of all gender confirmation surgery patients experience a total loss of sexual sensation). Getting rid of their penis feels so right, but finding sexual pleasure again on this new terrain is daunting. (Warning: this story mentions self-harm/suicide)
Looking for the inspiration to create your very own storyworthy life? Get ready for a true story (and poetry) from Ethical Slut co-author Dossie Easton. We’ve even got a custom song from Bawdy’s musical muse, Rachel Lark! How did Dossie go from fearful and repressed to the Patron Saint of Sexual Possibility? Be our guest as Dixie throws Dossie an epic, sold out 75th birthday party. Oh my, the stories… #BeOurGuest #PleasureActivist
Does fear make you horny? Polyamorous storyteller Wizard O’Roz is facing a week of life-or-death medical tests, and it all feels so awful and ridiculous, like a mini-apocalypse built just for her. Biding her time before her results are delivered and thinking about how futile and meaningless life is (until we give it meaning - which in itself feels meaningless), she realizes that her partner Ben has the perfection distraction. Sometimes you wanna be loved, even when you don’t want to move your boobs