Jillian Keenan on Love, Spanking, and Sex with Shakespeare

Jillian Keenan, author of Sex with Shakespeare, talks much ado about pain, but more with love. Keenan’s book explores her spanking fetish through Shakespearean hallucinations. But love is at the core of her memoir. “Love is the process of falling in love over and over again.” For an episode that discusses bare bottoms and bruises, it’s a beautiful conversation about humanity’s oldest emotion. Also: I read a piece I wrote titled The Specter of Someone Else and try not to vomit.

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Rejection, Confidence, & Virgins with Dillon Birdsall (V-Card: The Film)

There once was a virgin named Dillon,
Who could not seem to bag any women.
So he filmed a cool doc
About his lonely cock.
And now he’s real famous in Sweden!

Dillon Birdsall is the man behind (and in front of) V Card: The Film. I’m not sure about his fame status in Sweden, but it rhymed. Not unlike me and my dating dilemma, this twentysomething filmed a documentary to figure out why he’s still a virgin. Of course, it becomes about much more than that as he discovers our country’s attitude towards virginity, relationships, and sex education. PLUS: go check out Jillian Keenan’s book Sex with Shakespeare!
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