I talk with Riall Johnson who gives us so much important context and history on racism in America.
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Sex, Drugs and Disability covers taboo topics that we often deal with or are curious about but rarely discuss. Julie Negrin is a 4x cancer survivor and unafraid to share her own deeply personal experiences. Through humor, storytelling and interviews with friends, Julie tries to make sense of the world as a newly disabled woman who may not have long to live.
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Why it works for me.
Paula Crossfield shares her experience divorcing at a young age and how it served as a catalyst for growth and self-love.
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Here are some resources from Cameron for more info about kink:
Doctor Lindsey Doe, Clinical Sexologist, runs the YouTube channel Sexplanations (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkxMlA7rt-mnIc1AjbyAsPw). Her channel dives into a wide variety of sex topics. For further information on topics covered in today's episode have a look at the following videos:
Paraphilias - https://youtu.be/8powiyRASGM
Bondage 101 - https://youtu.be/RxH4DD-y1y0
Sexual Discipline - https://youtu.be/ONzKfbDJz_Q
Sex Shame - https://youtu.be/ZE_xn8Mhn_M
BDSM Dungeon Tour (definitely check this out if you're at all curious about what a dungeon is like!) - https://youtu.be/R0Zpyrbvo1o
Erotic Choking (we mentioned this briefly in the podcast - this video goes into much more detail) - https://youtu.be/DPlrum6p4xg
Daddies (a discussion about the term with a person who uses it in their own relationship) - https://youtu.be/8l9BfSD5knc
Watt's The Safeword is a sex education channel that focuses directly on BDSM topics - https://www.youtube.com/wattsthesafeword
For a more general guide, Tristan Taormino's Ultimate Guide To Kink is a good place to start: https://www.amazon.com/Ultimate-Guide-Kink-BDSM-Erotic/dp/157344779X/
Additionally Different Loving and its sequel, Different Loving Too are well-known. They are primarily about experiences as described by those interviewed, rather than about technique or method.
For anyone interested in rope bondage specifically, Cam recommends the following books from his own collection:
Finding professionals who will treat kinky or kink-curious people with dignity can be an emotionally taxing experience. The Kink Aware Professionals directory is a fantastic resource to find professionals of all sorts, from psychologists to accountants to computer/IT pros. If you are a professional who is kinky or welcoming to kinky clients, you can add yourself to the registry to let people know you are a safe vendor to work with.
For readers interested in meeting people in their local kink scene, Cam recommends finding a local munch (mundane lunch) as a low-pressure social setting to make acquaintances. Several resources/strategies (none are fully comprehensive or bulletproof, mind) are:
http://findamunch.com/ - A general directory of kink gatherings, not just munches. Each event listed should have a description to help you understand what to expect and if that event is potentially right for you.
Google (seriously!) - Google "your city" + "kink" (or "bdsm") to see what events and groups are active in your area.
If you're interested in why Cam groaned at mentioning 50 Shades of Grey, this article does a thorough job of breaking down why kinky people dislike it: https://www.elitedaily.com/entertainment/film/three-reasons-50-shades-emotional-abuse-bdsm/940575
I was 17 years old.
Are we craving touch more than we realize?
We are a culture in crisis.
Emotional abuse happens a LOT. This photo was from when I was recovering from chemotherapy and someone was being extremely toxic. It would show up in my body…not good.
Finally putting the pre-triple cancer self to rest once and for all.
I talk with a teenager about anxiety and their outlook of the world.
Thoughts from a lonely human.