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Join award winning author, speaker, sex educator and media maker Tristan Taormino as she explores the world of sexuality from every angle. Tristan interviews leading authors, educators, artists and icons about sexual pleasure, sexual wellness, identity, relationships, community, and social justice. Get an inside look at alternative sexual practices, communities, and relationships—like LGBTQIA folx, BDSM, polyamory, sex work, and disability—from both leading and underrepresented voices. Trist ...
 
we are real life lesbian ex lovers chunking out 2 hours of time every other week with ya'll to dish the sapphic dirt. queer fantasia, interpreted through a modern lens, self criticism, public engagement. we want to be pushing ourselves to reinterpret, reassess, and reanalyze dyke culture that has been left before us. nothing exists in a vacuum and ya'll know we love to process. clara's insta: clarapluton val's insta: teenbeat_84
 
A Podcast of trans and non-binary folks exploring media others have deemed Transphobic asking is it? Is it really? Our website https://www.isittransphobic.com/ Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/IsItTransphobic Make a one time payment on Ko-Fi: https://ko-fi.com/isittransphobic Support us on Anchor: https://anchor.fm/isittransphobic/support Make a one time payment on Ko-Fi: https://ko-fi.com/isittransphobic Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/isittransphobic/support
 
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Ashley sits down with Emmanuel Ortiz the creator of Nerd, Cosplay, and general pop culture media news network Nerd Caliber! Emmanuel is a cis ally and Ashley wanted to chat with Emmanuel because he has a lot of experience in content creation and in professional media, and because, Emmanuel and Nerd Caliber have created spaces to argue for queer and…
 
(CW: This film is about a man in a dress who murders) We go from a movie which surprised and delighted us to a movie which... Exists. Ashley is joined once again by Morgan of Diversity Horror Blog and you can blame our other guest, Sammie James (Creator of Boo Haha, All My Friends Are Animals, and We Are Trans podcasts) for this one. A Blade in the…
 
Journalist Tracy Clark Flory joins Tristan Taormino to talk about her new memoir Want Me: A Sex Writer's Journey into the Heart of Desire. They discuss her early interest in sex and how her attitudes were influenced by her hippie parents, the media, and HBO’s Real Sex. As a young adult, she struggles with failing at being a woman, and she searches …
 
In part 2 of a 2 part series on the new book We Too: Essays on Sex Work and Survival, contributors join Tristan Taormino to read from their chapters in the book and discuss how sex workers have been left out of the #MeToo movement. Selena the Stripper, host of the podcast Heaux in the Kneaux, shares faer foreword where fae talks about first forays …
 
Ashley is joined by returning guest Paola "PJ The Whip" Gonzalez and new to the podcast guest Mya Byrne to talk about 2014 (or maybe 2013, but according to Evilzon 2015???)'s Boy Meets Girl starring Michelle Hendley! Ashley found out about this movie searching for movies of questionable trans representation and... not to give away the episode but t…
 
Editor Natalie West joins Tristan Taormino in part 1 of a 2 part series on her new book We Too: Essays on Sex Work and Survival. In the wake of the #MeToo resurgence, sex workers of all kinds were hesitant to tell their stories of harassment, coercion, and assault. If sex workers (SWers) tell stories of being victimized, it confirms what people alr…
 
This month Ashley welcomes Proud Blerd and self-proclaimed Kween of the Side-Eye, award-winning author Nikki Woolfolk sculpts decadent desserts and fantastical fiction with equal skill and flair. When they're not playing a never-ending game of "what if" in a writing space that's part DieselPunk, part Willy Wonka, they are drawing on their former ST…
 
Dr. Elisabeth “Eli” Sheff joins Tristan Taormino to talk about her latest book Children in Polyamorous Families, which is based on her groundbreaking 20+ year Polyamorous Family Study, which is the only longitudinal study of polyamorous families with children to date. She talks about the advantages for children raised with polyamorous parents as we…
 
Ashley welcomes back Rachel Weekley, and their friend Aubrey, to the show to talk about their experience and a brief history of clowning and performance to ask the question: "Do clowns have gender?" We delve further into the performance aspect and character creation within clowning and how "expected androgyny," intersects with "Coded masculine," ex…
 
Director/co-producer Jeff M. Giordano and interview subjects Imani Johann and Jade Theriault join Tristan Taormino to talk about the groundbreaking full length animated documentary Romantic Chorus. The film is focused on sex and romantic connections featuring 21 diverse interviews with people from a wide range of genders, cultural backgrounds, abil…
 
Tristan Taormino welcomes relationship, leadership and business coach Shana James to explore men, masculinity, and vulnerability. They talk about the rigid gender roles men are expected to embody, the effects of toxic masculinity, and the challenges many men face in sex and relationships. They cover the problematic nature of some men’s coaches and …
 
Hello all! Thank you so much for supporting the Podcast! Ashley welcomes her friend Seth Day from Rad Child Podcast as they both discuss a series of children's books about various trans and nonbinary issues when it comes to being or having a family member who is trans or nonbinary! We also chat about Seth's experience as a nanny, and how children's…
 
we interview seattle pop superstar ARCHIE! woohoo! we talk about introverts thriving, her dreams, how she got to where she is and all the beauty that lies before her find her on spotify at ARCHIE and stream bad bitch! archie's IG: @archietheshycon clara's IG: @clarapluton val's IG: @teenbeat_84 find us at patreon.com/HTWHD…
 
Sex and relationship coach Stacie Ysidro joins Tristan Taormino to talk about sex and sobriety. We discuss the challenges people experience with sex and relationships when they get sober, including anxiety, depression, fear, and disconnection. She uses many different modalities to help navigate these often new and complex waters, including sexology…
 
Kaytlin Bailey joins Tristan Taormino to talk about the history of sex work in the U.S—a piece of history that has been undocumented and ignored. She shares stories from her YouTube video “U.S. History from a Whore's Eye View” including the life of black trans sex worker Mary Jones in the 1800s and the connection between World War I, the military, …
 
Happy New Year. We need to raise our regular Patreon rate to $250/month if we're going to continue regularly creating the podcast. If you want to contribute, at least $1/month, here is the link to our Patreon --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/isittransphobic/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/isittransphobic/support…
 
This episode is so good even Vulcans are excited about it! Whether you're a Trekkie, a Trekker, or none of the above we hope you enjoy Jonathan Alexandratos joining Ashley to talk about the new trans and non-binary characters in Star Trek Discovery as well as a lot of context for those not so well versed in the expansive lore of Starfleet and the U…
 
Journalist, activist and author Kelly Cogswell joins Tristan Taormino to talk about the history of Lesbian Avengers, queer activism and lots more. She talks about the inception, rabble rousing, direct actions, and ultimate end of the Lesbian Avengers. We discuss how the group internally grappled with race, class, culture as well as different goals;…
 
FREE TO ALL, MERRY CHRISTMAS IF YOU CELEBRATE. HERE'S A FREE EPISODE IF YOU DON'T! Ashley is joined by her friends Rocco and Kat to have a frank discussion about the expectation of androgyny from nonbinary folks. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/isittransphobic/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/isittransphobic/support…
 
hello! we're back with another pod <3 on this fortnightly episode we gab about Val watching The Matrix for the first time followed by an interview with Frankie Leveau. it's a good one xoxo Find Frankie on ig @shopaloevintage at shopaloevintage.com clara's ig @clarapluton val's ig @teenbeat_84 and find us on patreon.com/HTWHD…
 
Sex and intimacy coach and educator Dr. Alison Ash joins Tristan Taormino to talk about desire, intimacy, embodiment and caring for our nervous systems. We discuss the power of both desire and sexual shame and how to confront both. She covers some basics about how our nervous systems work, defines embodiment, and offers strategies for nervous syste…
 
We welcome Robyn Bennis back to the show and Bailey Elis for the first time to talk about Tootsie! In a hilarious piece of happenstance, Robyn and Ashley watched the movie and Bailey watched the live musical adaptation of the movie but we make it work! This fucking movie... Also here's a link to the article from Broadway World we reference about th…
 
We welcome Robyn Bennis back to the show and Bailey Elis for the first time to talk about Tootsie! In a hilarious piece of happenstance, Robyn and Ashley watched the movie and Bailey watched the live musical adaptation of the movie but we make it work! This fucking movie... Also here's a link to the article from Broadway World we reference about th…
 
The hosts of the Multiamory podcast Emily Matlack, Jase Lindgren, and Dedeker Winston join Tristan Taormino to talk about solo polyamory, relationship anarchy and sex positivity. We talk about what solo polyamory means, why people chose it, how they practice it, and what it looks like during a pandemic. We get into the basics of relationship anarch…
 
Tristan Taormino gives you her 2020 Holiday Gift Guide that highlights independent, POC owned, queer owned, woman owned, and sex worker owned small businesses. She’s got something for everyone, including sex toys from Satisfyer (Satisfyer.com) and FemmeFunn, a box of sexy goodies by Like A Kitten, biodegradable glitter, cocktail mixers, leatherwork…
 
Comedian, actress, writer/director Melanie Vesey digs deep in her soul and covers a lot of ground in this interview with Tristan Taormino. Her experience with intimate partner violence just as her acting career was taking off was heartbreaking, and she talks about how she recovered from the trauma (and turned it into comedy 20 years later). We talk…
 
Ashley Manta, Kiana Reeves, and John Renko join Tristan Taormino to talk about cannabis, sexual health, and pleasure. We talk about how cannabis products, including arousal oil, lubricants, and suppositories can treat sexual pain, inflammation, and trouble with arousal. We go over the difference between a CBD product and one with CBD and THC and ho…
 
My friend JN and I tackle a piece of iconic queer cinema in "But I'm a Cheerleader." I highly recommend y'all watch this movie if you haven't. It's (Legitamately, not pirated) on Youtube for FREE. That said it does tackle conversion therapy so you should know and understand that before going in. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/isittr…
 
Tristan Taormino welcomes Intactivist Georganne Chapin from Intact America to educate listeners on the anatomy and sexual importance of the foreskin of the penis. No professional medical association in the United States or the rest of the world recommends routine circumcision, yet it’s incredibly prevalent in America. We discuss the debate surround…
 
Author, actor, cisgender ally, (and good friend of Ashley's) Leanna Renee Hieber talks about her background as a performer and how that influences her writing, how historical fiction draws from contemporary politics as well as historical precedents, and we even chat, as fans, about DC's Doom Patrol! Also, side-note, one of the writers on the Doom P…
 
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