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.
Sex can feel like such a chore! Claire and I discuss the different ways people feel pressured by today’s hook-up culture to have a lot of sex. It’s not that sex isn’t awesome and that we don’t want to have it, but sometimes you get a little burnt out. It’s okay to take a break from your boning bacchanalia! It doesn’t make you an uptight prude. Tinder, dating tips and what to do with that cuddling erection are also covered on an intimate Manwhore Podcast.