Sexuality Research and Academia - Queer Sex Ed Podcast: Episode 29

Sara and Jay sit down with Chris Barcelos, a researcher studying queer sexuality, teenage pregnancy, and health messaging. We discuss many different things including whether to double down on a moderate message in times of crisis or transform, messaging around teen pregnancy, how sex health is racist, the untold history of sexual health education in the USA, and much more.

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Bisexual is Not Transphobic and Other Responses to Memes - Queer Sex Ed Podcast: Episode 28


This week we talked about a few different topics that have been in community conversation lately, but part of a much longer history: bisexual, pansexual, omnisexual, and polysexual as sexual identities are not transphobic. We also discuss how dating preferences are informed by cis white heteropatriarchy, challenging your own assumptions, and dealing with the difference between a bigoted preference and a response to past trauma.

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Conflict and Cheating - Queer Sex Ed Podcast: Episode 18

This week Sara and Jay discuss different types of conflict that happen in relationships, share communication skills for more effective conflict resolution, and talk about the difference between active and passive communication. Also discussed: cheating, heteronormative scripts, and emotional labor.

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Submission - Queer Sex Ed Podcast: Episode 16

This week, Sara and Jay dive deep into submission, including a discussion of different types of pain, what subspace actually is, how some people use kink to heal from trauma, different types of submissive terms you may see online, and consensual nonconsent play (with a timestamp to skip the discussion, if you'd like).

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Dominance, Orgasm Denial, and Kink Self-Care - Queer Sex Ed: Episode 14

Sara and Jay discuss all things dominance! This episode dives deep into the kink role that has the control in a BDSM scene and all of the different facets of dominance that don't usually get talked about in kinky conversations.

Also discussed: Playing with orgasm denial, dealing with sub drop and dom drop, and interrupting toxic masculinity in dominance.

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Sharing Your Desires - Queer Sex Ed Podcast: Episode 11

Sara and Jay discuss how you can share your sexual and intimate desires, including strategies for starting the conversation, tools you can use to find where your desires overlap, and ways you can build communicative relationships in every aspect of your life.

Also discussed: fetish, fetishization, and a question about being in polyamorous and kink communities as a therapist.

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