Month: July 2018

Desperately Seeking Sex ED

In this episode Jessy and Rebekah thank Cole and Michael for being the first two emailers! We are so excited to hear from you so please, keep in touch with us! The girls also announce their first giveaway – clay vaginas made for us by @bettieblowup! Review us and get yourself one! Your favorite hosts in Vaginaland then tackle more issues surrounding sex education, or the lack thereof, in our school systems. Jessy comes at you with lots of incredibly interesting, and upsetting, facts that let us all know where we’re at in this country. Spoiler alert: on average we fucking suck at providing sex education. But listen to find out details because some of this will blow your mind. There’s some good news in there, too. And then, to wrap it all up, Jessy and Rebekah discuss all sorts of interesting facts that they never knew, like stuff about the deadly boomslang snake, an animal which is not to be confused with your boo-thang.

  • Check out GLESN, an amazing organization founded in 1990 by a group of teachers who wanted to “improve an education system that too frequently allows its lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning students to be bullied, discriminated against, or fall through the cracks.” A lot of our information came from this organization and it is a very important resource for students, educators and everyone else.
  • 00:35: WE GOT EMAILS!! Thank you for writing to us, Cole and Michael! Now where are the rest of you slackers?! We’re ready for ya!
  • 01:35: We are developing a feminist reading list! Have a piece we should put on there? Send us an email at welcometomyvagina@gmail.com with the subject line “READING LIST”
  • 01:45: Introducing….OUR MAILING LIST! Go to www.welcometomyvagina.com scroll to the middle of the page and sign yourself up! Keep up to date with all the haps. First email will be sent next week and you won’t wanna miss it!
  • 03:10: GIVE AWAY ALERT! The first three people who give us (positive or constructive) reviews where ever you listen to our podcast will receive a clay vagina, made for us by @bettieblowup find her on Instagram, she’s rad. Leave us a review and all the stars and then send us your contact information to welcometomyvagina@gmail.com and await your vagina!
  • 04:40: Listen to part one of our sex ed series here where we talked to two awesome young women from Wesleyan University about their experience teaching sex ed to high school students all around Connecticut!
  • 07:45: Here is an interesting article in Vox about consent culture by a sexual consent educator, Jaclyn Friedman. It uses the conversation around Aziz Ansari as the framework but we think it is more widely relevant.
  • 08:30: Check out our episode on Incels here. And make sure to watch Jessy’s video here!
  • 08:40: As Jessy said, there are no national standards for teaching sex education in schools, although the Trump administration did announce that the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program (TPP) – a grant program created under Obama that works to reduce teen pregnancy rates in the US – will only provide funding to organizations that promote abstinence-only approaches. Read about this, and specific state approaches to sex education, in this article from the Center for American Progress.
  • 09:10: Here is a Snopes article that definitely says that soda (Coke in this case but I think we can extend that to include Dr. Pepper and Pepsi #science) is not an effective spermicide. Do not shoot soda up your vag.
  • 10:15: Here is an article from The Atlantic that talks specifics about sex ed and how it includes, or excludes, the LGBTQ+ population. Well worth the read.
  • 11:00: Check out uppercaseCHASE1 here. He is doing incredible work in providing a safe space for the trans community as well as educating family members and allies. We really recommend his 12-episode Trans 101 series that covers all different topics and is very informative.
  • 12:20: Here is GLESN on “no promo homo laws,” what they are, where they are in effect and the ways in which these laws negatively impact students.
  • 13:45: Three cheers for Washington State!! Here is information from the state government on the Healthy Youth Act!
  • 16:35: For those of you in the back, here again is a link to our previous episode on sex ed. Listen! You won’t regret it.
  • 16:55: Pam Stenzel is an awful woman. She made female students cry during a high school assembly by calling sexually active students impure and saying that she could “look at any one of you in the eyes right now and tell if you’re going to be promiscuous.”
  • 19:05: Shelly Donahue is also an awful woman.
  • 22:10: Here is the article from the Journal of Adolescent Health entitled “Abstinence-Only-Until Marriage: An Updated Review of U.S. Policies and Programs and Their Impacts.”
  • 24:15: Yale did the right thing here by banning the frat for 5 years, but is that enough? Does banning a frat actually deal with the offensive behavior expressed by its members? Just some food for thought.
  • 27:30: Send us your horror stories, and your “nah my school did it right” stories! We want to hear them! Send them to welcometomyvagina@gmail.com
  • 31:45: We never want to meet a boomslang. And neither do you. You’re welcome.

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There’s More Than Just Doggy Style – Brittany Velotta

On this episode of Awkward Sex And The City, Natalie Wall sits down with an old friend, Brittany Velotta, to talk about bisexuality, the not-so-kink of Fifty Shades of Grey, and humping pillows. 

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True Blood : Part I, “There Won’t Be Blood”

It’s time to pick a new world to steal on this episode of World Stealers : A Fan Fiction podcast! Moving on the a much different and expansive franchise, Liz & Cait randomly select True Blood as the next fan fiction writing challenge. Except this time there’s a twist! Trying out a classic Fan Fiction archetype, this story will take you for a ride…

Liz ’s Fan Fiction this week is called…

There Won’t Be Blood

Pam has little patience for incompetent men, and even less patience for unanswered questions. Even in stilettos, she’s used to getting her way. Being sent down to Florida, certainly isn’t on her list of need to haves, but work must be done. What could get in her way?

Fan Fiction begins at 13:16

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Check out our fan fictions on FanFiction.net

Music Credits

Poupis Theme, Komiku – http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Komiku/Poupis_incredible_adventures_/Komiku_-_Poupis_incredible_adventures__-_02_Poupis_Theme

CSI : Miami Theme, The Who – Won’t Get Fooled Again, 1971, Track Record

Logo Credit

Chris Ables @chrisablesart

Cait & Murda Have A Personal Conflict – “Conflict” 1988

What happens when you take two “revolutionary” adult film directors and play pranks on them during the filming of “innovative” shoots? Conflict. Personal, devastating conflict.

Cait & Murda spend another week as best friends sitting through a vintage porn. One by one they watch the AVN’s The 101 Greatest Adult Tapes Of All Time counting down to the best porn of them all.

This week in the podcast the ladies watch #96, Conflict, an adult film that was meant to be the Citizen Kane of porns. There’s sex toys. There’s toe fucking. There’s disappearing belts. And it all ends in an elaborate caper. 

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Links
There Will Be Drinking Podcast (the origin of the Murda and Cait dynamic)
AVN’s The 101 Greatest Adult Tapes Of All Time

Conflict
AdultDVD Empire (Our total porn boo)

Music Credit
“There Will Be Porn Theme Song” Dejen Tesfagiorgis : bit.ly/funnyreel

Sex Education & Adolescent Sexual Health Awareness (ASHA)

In this episode Jessy and Rebekah speak with a couple of special guests! The ladies welcomed Olivia Samios (@olivia_ky) and Maya Layne (@mayalayne) into Kill Room Studios to talk about the work that they do with a group called Adolescent Sexual Health Awareness (ASHA) at their college, Wesleyan University. Take away? The kids are alright. Then Rebekah and Jessy talk about their own high school sex education, or lack thereof. And then your favorite hosts have the first of many conversations about the state of sex education in our country. Friends, it is bleak as fuck. This is going to be a recurring theme here on the WTMV Almost Famous Podcast so be sure to tune in and shoot us any questions you may have so we can address your concerns!

  • 01:30: Meet Olivia and Maya! The two ladies fill us in on themselves, their own experience with sex education growing up and why they got involved with ASHA! As per this article in the Wesleyan Argus, ASHA is a student group that educates youth on sexual health, consent and communication. The group’s primary focus is teaching their curriculum to high school students around Connecticut, but they also recently started conducting workshops on campus, specifically focused on sports teams, Greek organizations and first-year students.
  • 07:15: Oh my god ASHA teaches their high school students communication phrases to help make them feel more comfortable in sexual situations and to help them express what they want to express. SWOON.
  • 07:40: Jessy brings up a really good point: it is, of course, so very important to teach people how to express what they want and don’t want, but how about teaching people to read and understand enthusiastic consent. We have read a lot of comments and articles in which men state that in this post #metoo movement they are afraid to even be alone with women (eyeroll), but what we have taken away from that is that there has for a long time been a breakdown in communication between the sexes about what consent is and how it’s expressed. Olivia breaks it down for us: if you think maybe you should ask, you should just ask.
  • 11:00: If anyone knows where ASHA’s wooden dildos are, please email us at welcometomyvagina@gmail.com or you can email the organization directly (with us cc’ed because we’re so curious) at asha.wesleyan@gmail.com
  • 13:00: Maya talks about how ASHA teaches high school students about building all kinds of relationships, not just romantic ones. Friendships are complicated, too, and it’s important to learn how to build a healthy partnership with all the people in your life.
  • 13:20: Take the love language quiz here! Learn how you express, and prefer to receive, care!
  • 18:22: Rebekah asks Maya and Olivia about violence in same sex relationships. This is something that is not often discussed since partner abuse is generally framed as a heterosexual issue, and specifically as one in which men abuse women. Here is an article from The Atlantic from 2013, one from The Washington Post from 2016 and another one from The Guardian from 2017 that discuss intimate partner violence (physical, sexual, emotional) within same sex relationships.
  • 21:00: Here is some information from RAINN on bystander intervention.
  • 23:00: Curriculum ideas? Information about the missing dildos? Send it all to asha.wesleyan@gmail.com
  • 24:00: “The Crowning,” a WTMV production starring Jessy Caron and Rebekah Frank coming to theaters near you.
  • 28:55: It’s not just pigs and dolphins that enjoy having sex! Also bonobos and Japanese macaques! Oral sex occurs between primates, spotted hyenas, goats, sheep and short-nosed fruit bats! There is also a study of two captive brown bears in Croatia who were observed engaging in 28 acts of oral sex. Animals have sex for fun, too!
  • 29:15: Here is activist mommy. She uses her platform to confront the “lies of abortion, feminism, Islam, and the homosexual agenda with wit and snark like only she can.” AKA she is garbage. Enter her site at your own peril.
  • 33:00: Here is a brief history of Planned Parenthood from their website and another one from Business Insider that, among other things, talks about Margaret Sanger’s insistence that biologists develop a birth control pill. And here is a screenshot of a relevant page from the Encyclopedia of Women’s History in America which we didn’t even know was a thing but now MUST HAVE.
  • 33:23: Most of us know The John Birch Society as, in the words of John Savage in Politico, “that far-right group founded in the thick of the Cold War to fight communists and preach small government.” But this (unfortunately still active) group is not just about small government! Oh no! They also organized around keeping sex ed out of schools. Cool.
  • 33:50: According to a report in the September, 2017 issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health, abstinence-only education is ineffective and unethical. Read about the report here.
  • 34:00: According to this fact sheet from the Guttmacher Institute, at the middle-school level 50% of schools taught that abstinence is the most effective method to avoid pregnancy, HIV and STDs. Only 26% taught about contraceptive efficacy and 10% taught students how to correctly use a condom.
  • 35:00: Here is the current iteration of the Title X (Public Health Service Act) Family Planning Program.
  • 36:00: And here is some info on why it is that women are generally more effected by STIs than men.
  • 38:00: Reagan was a dick. But Clinton, who was a dick in his own way but maybe less so than Reagan?, mostly defunded the Adolescent Family Life Act.

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First Girl To See A Penis Wins – Dani Faith Leonard

Natalie talks Awkward Sex with Dani Faith Leonard, founder of Big Vision Empty Wallet. Dani tells a story about the first time she ever saw a dick, and Natalie can’t help but ask questions. Plus, the downsides of trying to bang with a new spray tan.

Dani is a comedian, producer, and storyteller, who founded the inclusion-focused incubator, Big Vision Empty Wallet, “that amplifies unique voices in TV and Film.” In other works, she’s a total bad ass.

Follow Dani on Twitter at @danifleonard

Check out Big Vision Empty Wallet here.

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Introducing Awkward Sex And The City… and Season 2 Announcement!

Frasier-philes fans and aficionados, don’t fear. Because I’m Listening : A Frasier Podcast with Anita Flores is going to have a SEASON TWO! It’s in the works with some really excited guests.

In the meantime, Anita appeared as a guest on a brand new More Banana podcast…

Awkward Sex And The City

Hosted by Natalie Wall, Awkward Sex And The City, is based on the popular touring storytelling show, and features guests discussing real stories about their sexual exploits, adventures, discoveries, and revelations. For every hilarious sexual tale, there are gross moments to match and love of everything awkward.

In the first episode of Awkward Sex And The City, Anita comes on a guest and shows a different side from the smooth talking Frasier fan-host.

Stay subscribed where you get your podcasts to the I’m Listening : A Frasier Podcast thread and season two will be in your feed soon.

AND Rate and Subscribe to Awkward Sex And The City to hear more phenomenal comedians and storytellers.

Star Wars : Part II, “The Handmade Soldier”

In a continuation of last week’s epic story time with Star Wars, Liz & Cait dip into the unpopular realm of prequel fan fiction from Star Wars and the Phantom Menace. Is there anything to be salvaged from the over-produced, digitally-exploded, politically boring feature film that brought us pod racing? You’ll see on this episode of WORLD STEALERS!

Liz ’s Fan Fiction this week is called…

The Handmade Soldier

Leading a separatist movement on the planet of Naboo is no easy feat. But Sabe was raised to fight for a monarch. Brave and filled with a passion for suffrage, Sabe charges forward to make Naboo better. Her past as the queen’s handmaiden doesn’t matter anymore, and nothing will bring her back to it, not even the pleas of an old friend.

Fan Fiction begins at 14:50

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Check out our fan fictions on FanFiction.net

Music Credits

Poupis Theme, Komiku – http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Komiku/Poupis_incredible_adventures_/Komiku_-_Poupis_incredible_adventures__-_02_Poupis_Theme

Star Wars Medley Cover – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPPVkbs9oN4

Kyne’s Peace – The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Logo Credit

Chris Ables @chrisablesart

Cait & Murda Argue That She IS A Real Whore – “Red Vibe Diaries” 1997

Maybe you’re curious about what women actually do with vibrators. This porn will definitely not answer any of those questions for you.

Cait & Murda spend another week as best friends sitting through a vintage porn. One by one they watch the AVN’s The 101 Greatest Adult Tapes Of All Time counting down to the best porn of them all.

This week the ladies watch #97, The Red Vibe Diaries, a classic marital tale of a lonely housewife, who just needs that D so baaadddd! Cait & Murda find themselves in brothel, in the minds of LA housewives, and for a brief moment on Sesame Street. Listen to this episode with your handy dandy vibrator and make sure to lick it, because that’s definitely what how it’s supposed to work.

Follow us @twbpodcast on Instagram and Twitter

Also, follow our YouTube Channel and our Porn Hub Channel for animated shorts. 

Check out more at therewillbedrinkingpodcast.com and morebanana.com

Links

There Will Be Drinking Podcast (the origin of the Murda and Cait dynamic)

AVN’s The 101 Greatest Adult Tapes Of All Time

The Red Vibe Diaries

Music Credit

“There Will Be Porn Theme Song” Dejen Tesfagiorgis : bit.ly/funnyreel

Family Separation and Reproductive Justice

In this episode Jessy and Rebekah discuss the dangers of city nature – spiders and rats and possums, oh my! – and then get into some more serious territory. As we all know, this administration is monstrous and horrible and made a policy of separating families at the border. Jessy and Rebekah discuss this inhumane policy through the lens of reproductive justice – a framework created by black feminists back in the 1990’s that investigate women’s issues in a way that is much bigger, more nuanced and more inclusive than the reproductive rights framework that is typically relied upon. The ladies then wind it down by reading Jessy’s WTMV Facebook comments. It’s full of hellfire. You don’t want to miss it.

  • 0:06: Jessy and Rebekah share an inside joke!
  • 00:40: Question of the day: do spiders count as city nature?
  • 01:00: So at it turns out there are not brown recluse spiders in New York City. There are, however, yellow sac spiders which are also venomous and their bites can result in painful, ulcerating sores that are slow to heal. Also, they don’t make capture webs so they have to hunt in vegetation and sometimes in homes for prey. Gross.
  • 02:00: It was David Arquette and the movie was Eight Legged Freaks, although we prefer Eight Crazy Legs.
  • 04:10: Check out The Motherline Story Project by Eliza Simpson here. It’s awesome!
  • 06:55: There doesn’t appear to be any easily accessible information about whether women grabbing their own boobs is a sign of luck or something to do with sneezing or if maybe it’s something Rebekah dreamed one time.
  • 08:20: You can find a clear and concise definition of reproductive justice by reading the first article in this reproductive justice briefing book entitled “What is Reproductive Justice?’ by Loretta Ross of the SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Health Collective.
  • 09:15: Here is an article by Osub Ahmed and Christy M. Gamble of the Black Women’s Health Imperative that defines reproductive justice, explains the difference between reproductive justice and reproductive rights and explains why it is important.
  • 10:15: Reproductive justice is “the complete physical, mental, spiritual, political, social, and economic well-being of women and girls, based on the full achievement and protection of women’s human rights.” -Loretta Ross
  • 10:50: Here is the article Jessy referenced about Alejandra Pablos and here is another one with more detail about her time spent in detention and the ways she tried to educate the women she was with about our criminal justice system and the something she refers to as “crimmigration,” defined as “the system in which immigrants are funneled into the immigration detention system from the criminal justice system.”
  • 12:00: Here is an article for Dissent Magazine by Dorothy Roberts that talks about the ways in which the reproductive rights movement is actually limited by its focus on abortion and choice. Incredibly interesting read. Highly recommended.
  • 13:19: You can see Jeff  Sessions horrible, disgusting, inhuman statements here.
  • 15:40: According to an article in The New York Times, the typical American adult only life 18 miles from their mother. Over the last few decades, Americans have become less mobile and most adults – but especially those with lower incomes or less education – do not venture far from their hometowns once they grow up.
  • 16:35: Here is an article from Slate about how the entire immigration system is designed to make it impossible for immigrants to navigate, one from Politico about how the Trump administration is having a hard time reuniting families as the reunification deadline approaches and one from Time about how the administration won’t say how many separated children are still being held in centers around the country.
  • 17:00: And this is from when Sessions announced that fleeing domestic violence or gang violence no longer qualifies you for asylum.
  • 17:45: Here is a link to a suit brought by the ACLU against the US government back in February for the government’s unlawful separation of the woman and her child – they are being held in two different immigration facilities two time zones apart – after they sought asylum through legal means 4 months previously.
  • 19:51: Here is information about the Alien Transfer Exit Program (ATEP). It is so fucked up.
  • 22:41:  Here is a link to the quotes from Mary Small, the policy director of Detention Watch Network. She is rad. And here is the quote that Jessy read which we think is important enough to be printed here: “With women, we pretend [enforcement policies] are to protect them from the dangers of migrating north. It is very gendered. We treat women migrants as if they’re nt making informed decisions on behalf of their families in light of the circumstances they’re facing in their home countries and the only way to help women understand this is a hard punishment when they arrive [in the United States]. For men, the public narrative is that they are dangerous and need to be deterred from entering the US. The common root of both is that immigrants make poor choices for themselves and their families and they are people not to be trusted. They are dangerous men and hapless women.”
  • 24:05: We haven’t read this yet but we read about it. Martha Nussbaum, who is a staff writer for The New Yorker, recently published a book called The Monarchy of Fear: A Philosopher Looks at Our Political Crisis. We can’t wait to grab it.
  • 24:26: Here is the Fox News clip with Corey Lewandowski. It is gross.

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Periods, Poops, And Being In A Relationship – Anita Flores

For the first podcast episode of Awkward Sex And The City, Natalie sits down with Anita Flores, stand-up and fellow More Banana podcaster, to discuss getting their first period, pooping in front of their partners, sex toy hygiene, and why being “gross” women is totally awesome.

Anita has her own show all about the 90’s show Frasier. It’s called I’m Listening : A Frasier Podcast with Anita Flores and season one is out now. 

Follow Anita on Twitter at @anitajewtina and instagram @anitajewtina

Check out her recurring two woman show in NY, Party of Two here. 

Follow the show on Instagram at @awkwardsexandthecity on Twitter @awkwardsexcity  and at awkwardsexandthecity.com