Audio Article - An Open Letter to Everyone Who Won’t Stop Telling Me to Vote - Queer Sex Ed Podcast: Episode 39
Voter Suppression and Gerrymandering - Queer Sex Ed Podcast: Episode 38
Sara reads her most recent article about voter suppression for Medium.com. Please vote if you can in the US on November 6th, but remember that this system will never change just from votes alone.
"Voting is important work. If you are working on voting rights and access, what you do matters. However, I also need you to understand that the reasons people can’t or don’t vote are largely linked to their oppression. Until we address that underlying bigotry, voting will continue to be restricted and manipulated to oppress people who are already marginalized."
QSE Listener Questions 2 - Queer Sex Ed Podcast: Episode 37
Sara and Jay are talking about voting, voter suppression, and gerrymandering this week. If you're wondering why a sex ed show is talking about this, we're excited for you to learn!
Boundaries - Queer Sex Ed: Episode 36
Jay and Sara are answering your questions this week! Thank you to everyone who was vulnerable and asked us to help you move through difficult things.
Discussed in this episode: dysphoria and eating disorder history, family rejection, telling a partner you are no longer attracted to them, fatphobia in dating preferences, what queer porn do we enjoy, supporting ethical porn production, and the pitfalls of focusing on inclusive language without inclusive action for allies.
QSE Quickies - Kink
Sara and Jay are BACK and this time we're talking about boundaries, rules, agreements, and how you can figure out what your boundaries are and what you need to feel safe.
QSE Quickies - Communication
Sara is back with another clip episode while the show is on a quick hiatus. This week we have clips from episodes 2, 14, and 16 about kink, BDSM, dominance, and submission, enjoy!
Audio Article - How the Nazi Party Came to Power in a Democratic Country - Queer Sex Ed Podcast: Episode 35
Sara edited together some of her favorite moments about communication from past QSE episodes while she is healing from surgery. New episodes should be back in a few weeks, thank you for understanding.
Heteronormativity and the Nature Vs Nurture Debate - Queer Sex Ed: Episode 34
Sara is back to read another article she recently published on Medium. This one is about how Nazis came to power and what we can learn from their legal structures, America's history, and our current legal climate.
You can read-along with the article here: https://medium.com/@QSE/the-time-for-never-again-has-passed-americans-are-complicit-in-genocide-as-defined-by-the-un-940b368e63e5
Making Sex Toys Work for Our Bodies - Queer Sex Ed Podcast: Episode 33
Sara and Jay dive deep into heteronormativity, including how the assumption that everyone is straight shapes our world and what we can do to fight back against it. Also discussed: searching for a trans gene, assimilation, and how the nature vs nurture debate harms us all.
Sex Toys 101 - Queer Sex Ed Podcast: Episode 32
This week Sara and Jay tackle how we can make sex toys that are marketed to able bodied cis men and women work for fat bodies, trans bodies, disabled bodies, and all different kinds of bodies.
Topics include: sex negativity, making binary toys less binary, naming your body parts, experimenting, identifying pervertibles, and lots more!
Modern Queer and Kink Criminalization in the US - Queer Sex Ed Podcast: Episode 31
Jay and Sara continue their 101 series, this time to discuss sex toys!
How do you find safe sex toys? What different types of sex toys exist? What the heck is an erogenous zone?? Answers to these questions and more on this week's QSE.
The History of Queer Criminalization - Queer Sex Ed Podcast: Episode 30
Sara and Jay finish their discussion from last week with how modern laws, policies, and structures continue to fuel queer criminalization today. Also discussed: ICE and immigration enforcement, BDSM criminalization case law, HIV laws, SESTA/FOSTA, mass incarceration, and more. Thanks for sticking with us through a pair of difficult and important episodes.
Sexuality Research and Academia - Queer Sex Ed Podcast: Episode 29
Sara and Jay cover a brief overview of ways that colonialist states have used police, incarceration, and state violence to criminalize and punish queer and trans people.
Bisexual is Not Transphobic and Other Responses to Memes - Queer Sex Ed Podcast: Episode 28
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.
Femme - Queer Sex Ed Podcast: Episode 27
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.
QSE Listener Questions 2 - Queer Sex Ed Podcast: Episode 26
Sara and Jay dive into a deep discussion of femme as an identity, expression, and way of being in the world. Also discussed: being femme in public, femme invisibility, non-binary femme, androgyny as a masculine default, and more.
Audio Article - When You Say “I Would Never Date A Trans Person,” It’s Transphobic, Here’s Why - Queer Sex Ed Podcast: Episode 25
Sara and Jay are back from a mini-break to answer your questions! Thank you to everyone who sent in a question, which you can also do at email@example.com.
Topics discussed include: STI disclosure, cutting a glove to make a dental dam, building a personal/community safety plan that doesn't involve police, icebreaker games for sex education groups, cis allyship, and dating at work.
Sex Education (Part 2) - Queer Sex Ed Podcast: Episode 24
JAY IS HERE! We will be recording episodes in person to release over the next few weeks, but in the meantime, I wanted to share another article I wrote on Medium with you. This one is about dating and transphobia.
Sex Education (Part 1) - Queer Sex Ed Podcast: Episode 23
This is the second part of our conversation about sex ed! This week Jay and Sara discuss what it means to center education on the most marginalized identities, content we would like to see in sexual education, and some conversation about how openly exploring sexuality has changed our lives.
Queering Sex Ed at Gender Infinity Conference 2017 - Queer Sex Ed Podcast: Episode 22
Sara and Jay reflect on their first year of the Queer Sex Ed Podcast in addition to talking about the politics of what we call "comprehensive" sex ed. This discussion went over three hours, so we split it into two parts. The second part will be available next Thursday.
Sara delivered this presentation at the Gender Infinity Conference in Houston just a few days after leaving her job to do Queer Sex Ed full time. Topics include: who gets left out of sex ed, expanding the scope of sex ed, and where our sexual scripts come from.