The last week has been my first full week working for myself—working for you, really! I left my day job on December 1. And I did my first full week of going to a coffee shop, working on the podcast, working on my stand-up, going to open mics, buying dry erase boards for my bedroom so I can write jokes on my walls. It’s literally the dream. The dream is to live a lifestyle where I work a few odd jobs to make ends meet, have cheap rent, and pursue my passion. My passion happens to be making strangers laugh and talking about my dick. Those are my passions! And I would not be here without you, the listeners.
My physical therapist is the last woman I told, “I love you.” I was a casualty of Emily’s New Relationship Energy and fascination with novelty. This week’s Manwhore Podcast provided me closure about a break-up long since past. I also share some fan emails and discuss an embarrassing text message I sent my landlord. It’s a jampacked episode!
Yesterday was staying in my room and making sure I didn’t make the worst possible financial decision before doing an open mic. Today was my first day “working.” I’ve been at this coffee shop for four hours! I edited the next two episodes, an upcoming bonus episode, and signed/stamped all of my Level 2 Patreon thank you letters! A very productive day and soon I’ll pack up and go do some open mics.
And I even slipped in a little “self-love” session this morning.
I hope this is life. Thank you all for making it possible.
Tonight I celebrate quitting my day job. Come hang out for a drink with me! You can meet Paige and watch old granny porn on the bar’s TV because that’s the kind of bar it is.
8:00-9:30 McSorley’s on 7th St. between 2nd and 3rd Ave.
9:30 until I blackout Double Down Saloon on Avenue A between 1st and 2nd St.
I wanted to remind California voters, regardless who you are voting for, to VOTE NO on Prop 60 tomorrow. When read at face value, it just seems like, “Oh, condoms are good. This makes porn performers wear condoms. That’s probably good.” That is not what Prop 60 is about.
Twitter mobs enjoy a good polarizing topic to shout about. Rape should be an easy one, right? Rape is bad. People who rape are bad. Let’s all yell about that person/guy’s badness! What they don’t stop to consider is that #NotAllRapes are “violent angry rape rapes” out of The Accused.
Sex is complicated and nuanced. The clear line separating rape and sex is the word ‘no.’ But on the banks of either side of the line lie a new conundrum facing consent culture: gray area consent. Due to a gross lack of sexual education in this country (which I’m convinced could be solved if every teenager and college student had to read Heather Corinna’s S.E.X. textbook), sexual veterans and budding young sex-havers are not clearly taught about consent. Some dudes have raped women not realizing they were raping them. Some women have regretted sex and rounded it up to rape because an Oklahoma Bible thumper taught her that. A sad many rape victims have been raped and don’t realize it.
A new YouTube video from comedians Victor Varnado and Kaytlin Bailey (from Ep. 63) fantastically helps people navigate the murky waters around grey area consent. You’ll also see former Manwhore Podcast guest Alison Klemp! Like the video. Share it with your friends. And remember that hearing, “Yes,” is way sexier than hearing, “You raped me.”
If you’re on my website and listen to my podcast, then you already get tested regularly—1-4 times a year. If you haven’t been tested since the last State of the Union, bookmark this page and get the fuck to the clinic! Up until last year, I thought it was as simple as walking in and saying, “Do the tests, please!” It’s important to get tested. It’s more important to know how to get tested. For example, if you don’t use protective barriers for oral sex (or anal rimming, for the special people out there), you could contract chlamydia or gonorrhea in the throat. Without a throat culture or symptoms, you’ll unknowingly pass that along as you reassure Tinder dates, “Don’t worry. I’m clean.”
We’ve all been on bad dates. Even worse: we’ve all sat through bad dates for hours on end waiting for it to be over. Why do we do this? Well, we don’t want to be perceived as rude even though you’d much rather be getting work done or finishing Season 1 of Jessica Jones (it’s really good). Continue reading
A lot of you tend to send me friend requests on my personal Facebook profile. I am super flattered but I need to have a private space somewhere! So I’ve made a basically-the-same-thing fan page where you can interact with me, make posts, see my jokes, perv on my pictures, and stay updated about The Manwhore Podcast! Just click here to Like me!