Netflix’s hit series 13 Reasons Why brings me back to darker times of my life. I can’t say I never thought about the painlessness of not existing. But I can say that I made it out of the pack. I made it through where I maybe wasn’t supposed to. Take that, Darwin! This week’s Manwhore Podcast starts on a somber note as I share raw emotions, the final credits rolling down my television screen.
Things pick up when I get to my guest Melanie, a fellow alumnus of Reddit’s infamous /r/RandomActsOfMuffdive. We discuss what it’s like asking a stranger on the internet to come to a coffee shop and lick your bean! After a literally well-reviewed encounter (she actually wrote a Yelp-style customer feedback post), I ask her why we only hooked up that one time. Closure! Tears! Weird stuff about fetishes! Don’t miss this one and download today (although you can totally download whenever…it’s the internet so it’s not like you have to operate on my schedule).
My high school prom date Melissa joins The Manwhore Podcast to reminisce on our Hyde School misadventures. I finally air my grievances with our prom night and that time she made an indecent proposal. Boarding school requires crafty thinking and lowered standards for intimate encounters. Just make sure you don’t “exchange any fluids” (her words not mine)! ALSO: my favorite Hyde School legend…
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.”
Skirt Club is a sex party for women, by women. Skirt Club’s admission requirements are controversial to some, but to others it’s just one more of a bevy of sex party options. Founder Genevieve LeJeune is on this week’s Manwhore Podcast to share why she wanted a place to play with just the girls!
Lauren Urasek was the most popular woman on OKCupid in New York City. If it sounds exhausting that’s because it kind of is! Lauren stopped by The Manwhore Podcast and talked about her online dating ventures, what she looks for in a man and her experience as a sugar baby!