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Podcast title Intellectual Erection
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Description This podcast is about sex positivity, kink, bdsm, and polyamory. The interviews are with people in these communities and we discuss everything from the fun, to the not so fun, to the politics, and matters of the heart.
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Episodes

1. Fatima Mechtab: Oasis Co-Owner and Porn Producer
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Description: On this episode I speak with Oasis Aqualounge Co-Owner Fatima Mechtab about the sex club, the events she runs and markets there, and the porn she’s begun to produce out of the club. We get into the details about sex club events, the Projekt Panties (as seen on Instagram), and how the Oasis porn is different from mainstream pornography. Fatima takes us through some of the history of Oasis Aqualounge, the only water-based (I’d call it a spa) sex club in Toronto, and in fact, really the only sex club in downtown Toronto. Oasis will soon turn 10 years old, and Fatima has been with the club almost since its inception, first as a marketing director, and now also as co-owner. She has helped produce sexy events like mega parties, suits and nudes, masquerade, sapphic aquatica, swordplay, and money shot—featuring sex educators, workshops, demos, and live porn shoots. Fatima aims to create organic pornography with diverse bodies in semi-scripted situations, shot live in front of Oasis guests, and distributed in the club and on PornHub for free. Fact Checks: 6:57 – Licensing and Permits for Adult Entertainment Clubs in Toronto. 41:51 –Definition of Vaginismus. 52:34 – Avant-Garde Porn “I love you” by Brooke Candy. REMINDER: Intellectual Erection will be back at Oasis Aqualonge this Wednesday April 24th selling the new and used Projekt Panties as seen on Instagram. Come out and support the podcast, the models, and sex worker’s rights! Support Intellectual Erection at: patreon.com/intellectualerection

2. Lewis Stimulates the Intellectual in our Erection
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Description: On this episode, I speak with Professor Lewis…again! We pick up where we left off last time, discussing the intricacies of polyamorous relationships and now diving deeper into the meanings of love, sex, passion, commitment, novelty, excitement, and how these interplay with one’s identity. Lewis is back at it again with the same professorial charm and wit that you enjoyed on his first episode, this time candidly sharing his deepest experiences of sex and pleasure, and how these are informed by his navigation of polyamory and kink. We discuss definitions of sex, love, the body, pleasure, freedom, and novelty, and how these interplay with social media, identity, commitment, and polyamory. Lewis provides a well-ruminated account of his sexual and emotional experiences that have shaped his identity, led him to better understand his body, helped negotiate his role in relationships, and made him recognize his needs and fantasies. Armed with an approachable academic allure, Lewis stimulates the intellectual in our erection and gives us plenty food for thought. REMINDER: This Saturday, April 20th and Wednesday, April 24th Intellectual erection will be at Oasis Aqualounge selling the used and new Projekt Panties as seen on Instagram! Come out and support the podcast, the models, and sex worker's rights! Support Intellectual Erection at: patreon.com/intellectualerection

3. Zoey Belle Escorts us Through Sex Work
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Description: On this episode I speak with escort extraordinaire Zoey Belle—your full-service, full-throttle, and full-of-knowledge sex worker! From masturbating since 3 years old, to Masters Graduate, Zoey takes us through the wringer with facts about escorting, its intersections with neoliberalism, and how sex work subverts capitalism. Ms. Belle is handcrafted for sex work, with a passion for sensuality, human touch, and a mastery of squirting—she truly loves her line of work. Having experimented with her body very early, learning about the intricacies of sex, and developing a desire to express her sexual freedom, she decided to enter the escorting industry post-Masters. Armed with experience and academic precision, Zoey unravels the intersections between intimacy, love, sex, market economy, emotional labour, the institution of marriage, and how sex work helps subvert capitalism…but still requires decriminalization! Mark your calendars, because Zoey Belle will be performing a live squirting demo at Oasis Aqualounge on April 20th for the Pantie Parade and Play Party, while wearing a pair of the Intellectual Erection Projekt Panties. We will be selling her very specially soaked pair along with the other used and scented pairs worn by our other models, and we’ll even have brand new pairs for the less devious. So come out and support the podcast, the models, and sex worker’s rights. Find Zoey Belle on: IG: @zoeybellexoxo Twitter: @zoeybelle5 Photoshoot Booking: iamzoecampbell@gmail.com Support Intellectual Erection at: patreon.com/intellectualerection

4. Anima Mea Drills Patric
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Description: Ok, this episode is different…because I surrender my seat as host and am interviewed by Anima Mea—a new podcaster to the scene about to launch her very own show…Call me Sentimental—a podcast about modern dating, relationships, love, and taboo subjects. So, I’m her guinea pig and you get to know more about me, your host on Intellectual Erection. Anima uses her interrogation skills to drill me gently on polyamory, consent, love, kinks and fetishes, and sex clubs, all while sprinkling in the magic dust of my cynical pessimism on the meaning of life, suffering, and existentialism. Who knew love and death could be gnarled into the same sentence to give meaning to life in an otherwise bleak world?—This guy, that’s who. Anima is genuinely interested in, and curious about the multifaceted sex-positive communities, how we navigate them, where we enter and exist, and what causes us to do so. She prods sensitive topics with well-placed questions to understand my personal experiences as they intertwine with my access, interest, and interaction with these communities. Anima has an empathetic approach that digs at the emotional, while leaving space for catharsis in talking about things like heartbreak and loneliness, which is what you should expect to hear when her podcast comes out in the next couple of weeks. Her show, Call me Sentimental, will focus on love, relationships, and modern dating, in the first season, followed by taboos and secret societies in the second, so stay tuned! Find Anima Mea on: IG: @callme_sentimental FB: @callmesentimental SoundCloud: soundcloud.com/callmesentimental Support Intellectual Erection at: patreon.com/intellectualerection

5. Kingpin Sexorcises Edith's Uterus Demons
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Description: On this episode I speak with Kingpin—local Toronto staple, vintage men’s shop owner, ordained priest and exorcist, and overall lovable weirdo here on the show to test out his collection of anti-hysteria devices on our very special returning guest Edith—in hopes of sexorcising her uterus demons. First thing’s first! We get to know a little bit about this mysterious Toronto local, who’s probably been to your party and you didn’t even know it—Kingpin. He’s been running and curating Kingpin’s Hideaway—not your average vintage store, but a gentlemen’s clothing and accoutrement shop. Before all this he was, and still is a Master’s of Divinity Priest at your ready for Weddings and Exorcisms of the wild wild West, steam punk, star wars, furry, or any other orgy of decorated humans subverting the traditional purity-posturing ceremonies. From his dark and devious collection of antiques, Kingpin has meticulously selected an assortment of devices from the anti-hysteria period—basically archaic vibrators used to calm women down in the 19th-20th centuries when it was believed their emotional volatility would dislodge their uterus. So, when doctors got tired of the manual labour, they opted for mechanical assistance to regulate these out-of-control women by bringing them to climax. Enter Edith…our returning special guest and volunteer for a hysterical exorcise in coming to homeostasis. Remember Projekt Panties is underway! Intellectual Erection will be selling the used panties you’ve seen our models wear on Instagram at Oasis Aqualounge for their Panties Parade and Play Party April 20th. Come out and support a good cause—a third of the proceeds will be donated to Maggie’s Toronto (a sex worker’s rights NGO). Find Kingpin at: Shop: Kingpin’s Hideaway, 71 Duncan St, Toronto IG: @kingpin_chic FB: @kingpinsHideaway Web: kingpinchic.com Support Intellectual Erection at: patreon.com/intellectualerection

6. Misty not your Mistress
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Description: On this episode, I speak Misty, a queer poly unicorn who sprinkles magic from every orifice while navigating around the sex-positive communities, dreaming of horse wangs—not attached to horses—and wanting to be thrown against the walls with hands firmly around her throat (say that 3 times). Misty didn’t have the typical early sexual awakening with odd kinky nuances before puberty that might indicate the future she was about to have. No, Misty didn’t see it coming, but come it did, and she’s been coming ever since with whips and chains and everything in between. She’s a power bottom with an aggressive need to be destroyed…yet, it was through kink that she discovered how to also say no. Misty discusses consent and the importance of taking it seriously despite changing dynamics in a relationship, or changing social climates such as the MeToo movement, which has awakened disturbing realizations for her and altered her ongoing BDSM relationships. Dealing with polyamory, kink, consent, sexual assault, and whatever else life throws at her, Misty opens up before disappearing again into the misty-cal land of the unicorns. Find Misty on: IG: @x. _misty_mist_.x Support Intellectual Erection at: patreon.com/intellectualerection

7. Andrea Werhun: Inside a Modern Whore (pt. 2 of 2)
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Description: This is part 2 of the interview with Modern Whore extraordinaire Andrea Werhun (or Verhoon if you nasty!) where we pick up where we left off last time, talking about sex work and the law, decriminalization, personal safety, stripping, and then getting into the stories in her sexy book. Andrea’s been through it all, working with the good the bad and the ugly—facing assault, catcallers, breaches of consent, and having to personally deal with these issues that the law refuses to get involved with. She calls for, like most everyone in the sex worker community, decriminalization of prostitution—not legalization! Sex workers have become good at their profession and do not need legalization to standardize their practices, but do require the law to decriminalize their work, protect them from violence, and provide them safety. Finally, Andrea discusses her book, the stories, the backstories, and future plans for this bubbly, charismatic, and witty writer. We dive into the content of the book, how some of these stories were conceived—like microdosing on LSD—and how they’re meant to enlighten, educate, and reveal that seedy underbelly of society that we all hear only horror stories about. Find Andrea Werhun on: modernwhore.com IG: @weenerwoman FB: @modernwhor Twitter: @modernwhore Support Intellectual Erection at: patreon.com/intellectualerection

8. Andrea Werhun: Inside a Modern Whore (pt. 1 of 2)
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Description: On this episode I speak with Andrea Werhun, writer of the Modern Whore, a book nearly as difficult to describe in few words as its author—from sassy to sentimental, poetic to smutty, this girl will make you believe in the church of feminine sexuality and having you begging for communion. Andrea opens up about her personal life as a segue to writing the book, having had a shame-free entry into online porn from an early age and discovering her sexuality, to posting nudes online that later haunted her—all of which gave her the courage to own her body and decide without undue duress to enter into sex work, because she wanted to. After visiting her first strip club, Andrea was enamored by the women goddesses owning their bodies on stage, and immediately she knew that’s what she wanted to do. This eventually led her to enter into escorting, which she did for two years and which sets the premise for the book…which we cover in part two of the interview, so stay tuned. Find Andrea Werhun on: modernwhore.com IG: @weenerwoman FB: @modernwhor Twitter: @modernwhore Support Intellectual Erection at: patreon.com/intellectualerection

9. Evguenia gives you Transcendental Orgasms
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Description: On this episode I speak with Evguenia from Spirit Sex Lab, a sexual healing, book writing, sex educating, polyamorous, kink and sex party tour guide giving, spiritual healing, and energy orgasm giving bundle of a human. You’ll get an earful of tantric, spiritual, sexiness and more…maybe a transcendental orgasm. Evguenia shares in the Eastern Bloc sex shaming that repressed her many kinks to those unconscious recesses that eventually found a way to express themselves much later in life, into a blossoming polyamorous, spiritual, sex positive, and kinky human. She has since invested in learning the techniques of spiritual healing and combined it with her sex positivity to enhance her sexual experiences to tantric levels, offering her clients those seductive energy orgasms that you can vicariously enjoy on her social media. This is Evguenia’s birthday week, and thus, a great time to promote her book Alice in Polyland—a sexual guidebook, erotica, and visual art piece with professional photos highlighting the art in BDSM, kink, love, and polyamory. So for her birthday, go check out the Kickstarter for the book at the link below, her website with her professional healing services, sex education, and sexual guidance session (including those energy orgasms), and listen to the episode for the sexy details, stories about possible worlds, and transcendental orgasms. Find Evguenia at: aliceinpolyland.com spiritsexlab.com FB: spiritsexlab IG: @spiritsexlab YT: spiritsexlab Twitter: @spiritsexlab Support Intellectual Erection at: patreon.com/intellectualerection

10. Jacqui Childs: Unboxed, Untamed, and Uncensored (pt. 2 of 2)
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Description: This is part 2 of the interview with Jacqui Childs, we continue from our previous discussion and dive into the darkness of her past (CW: rape, suicidal ideation) where you get to hear the human side of a brand called Jacqui Childs…but what happens when the human side feeds the trolls, the creepers, the fanatics? We talk about the ups and downs of social media, microdosing, and overcoming the past. In part two of the interview we continue where we left off last time, just about to get into Jacqui’s unsettling story of rape and how it affected her trajectory as a person. She then shifts gears to discuss microdosing on mushrooms and cannabis as a therapeutic alternative to antidepressants, and an overall therapy for her Chron’s disease, depression, anxiety, and the residual anger and hate from her past, to the person she is today, having learned empathy, forgiveness, and good sex. Finally, Jacqui talks about what it’s like being a social media influencer and living as a brand, dealing with safety concerns, death threats, and creepy fans who obsess over her in severely unhealthy ways. Find Jacqui Childs on: FB: @jacquichildsmodel IG: @jacquichilds Twitter: @JacquiChilds Support Intellectual Erection at: patreon.com/intellectualerection

11. Jacqui Childs: Unboxed, Untamed, and Uncensored (pt. 1 of 2)
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Description: On this episode I speak with Jacqui Childs—social media influencer, cannabis activist, model, naked news anchor, sex positive human, best-selling author, and an overall do-whatever-she-wants badass!You’re not even ready to hear this episode…grab a pipe and a drink, find your favourite chair, and prepare to have your mind blown. This is only part one of a two part interview, so get ready for a listenathon, an auditorgy, an eargasm that will leave you wanting more, you insatiable pervs. Jacqui Childs takes us on a rambling rampage of fun, laughs, and curiosities about her multifarious life, like how she learned to get sexual attention as a child by putting balloons under her shirt, to stripping, modeling, and being discovered by playboy photographer David Mecey. Jacqui opens up about her family life, marriage, cheating, divorce, parental alienation, to rediscovering her authentic self at the age of 39 in a new non-monogamous relationship, embracing sex positivity, living the swinger life, working as an anchor on Naked News, and how these things affect her role as a mother. She realized she hates being boxed in, restricted, controlled, so she took control of her life, her body, and her sexuality to slay on social media as an influencer with over 2 million followers. Find Jacqui Childs on: FB: @jacquichildsmodel IG: @jacquichilds Twitter: @JacquiChilds Support Intellectual Erection at: patreon.com/intellectualerection

12. Erin Pim without Bed Posts
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Description: On this episode I speak with fellow Podcaster Erin Pim of The Bed Post Podcast and Bed Post Sex Show about Catholic schoolgirl shame, Barbie doll menstruation humiliation, slut therapy, Pro Domme’ing wrist deep in butts, and double fisting, because…why not? Erin digs deep into her childhood sex shame and early dom/sub dynamics with Barbie, and needing to put Ken in his place. These experiences later blossomed into the wonderful sex positive, poly fam embracing, sweet-eyed-husband-having Erin Pim that you know and love. We go beyond her award winning podcast and stage show (3rd Friday of every month at the social capital theatre,) her erotica writing, and her lap dance classes at Oasis Aqualounge (2nd Friday of every month), to talk about her most recent exploits into Pro Domme’ing at the Ritual Chamber. Erin gives us wrist deep details of fisting, topping subs, and a lesson on some much-needed Domme etiquette and soliciting rules. Just listen and say “Yes Mistress!” Find Erin Pim at: Pro Domme: theritualchamber.ca/lady-pim IG: @thebedpostshow IG and Twitter: @theladypim1 Podcast: The Bed Post Podcast FB: Bedposterotica Support Intellectual Erection at: https://www.patreon.com/intellectualerection

13. Cecilia Morrell Makes a Porno
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Description: On this episode I speak with Cecilia Morrell, a young and determined woman who embraces sex positivity in so many forms, from doing web camming, modelling, naked news, working at a sex club, and of course, as the title states, doing porn. Cecilia discusses her very early introduction into the sex positive communities, attending Oasis Aqualounge on her 19th birthday to have her first drink at a sex club, which she eventually ended up working at as an Aquaflirt. She discusses the frustrations of coming from a conservative family and small town where anything outside monogamous heteronormativity was not only shamed but often violently assaulted, leading her to embrace her body, sexuality, and sensuality to promote sex positivity for herself and be an example to others who may be feeling marginalized, oppressed, harassed, and invisible. Cecilia’s sex work includes webcam modelling on MyFreeCams and Chaturbate, nude modelling, working on Naked News, and creating pornography with her partner as a duo called The Khaleidos. Ultimately, Cecilia talks about her experiences, her kinks and fetishes, identifying as a Little, embracing her body, and her future plans to help create a charity for people with Autism. Find Cecilia Morrell on: Instagram: @CeciliaMorrellOfficial Twitter: @CeciliaMorrell ManyVids: CeciliaMorrell.manyvids.com PornHub: pornhub.com/users/TheKhaleidos Link for coinage of Noetisexual: https://medium.com/@neal_michon/an-alternative-to-sapiosexual-671dc1bdf86a Support Intellectual Erection at: patreon.com/intellectualerection

14. Luther on Race Play
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Description: On this episode I speak with Luther, a black man navigating the ups and downs of the sex positive communities with a specific focus on his experiences with race play, the effects it has had on his identity, feelings of self-worth, and notions of being accepted as a person as opposed to a fetish. Luther talks about his introduction to the sex positive communities, having been taken to a swingers resort in Cancun, where his first experiences of being a bull for couples began. He opens up about his darker experiences thereafter where some couples began engaging him in nonconsensual race play, dropping the n-bomb on him during sex, fetishizing and tokenizing him, leaving him feeling ultimately degraded. Luther discusses the complex feelings of being disempowered and used as a dispensable and replaceable fetish object during vulnerable moments of intimacy. He examines how racism has disrupted his sense of identity as a person, and his attempts to regain his identity through interactions with good people, good experiences, and explorations of pleasure in the sex positive communities. Support Intellectual Erection at: patreon.com/intellectualerection

15. Brett Nails the Unapologetic Slut
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Description: On this episode I speak with Brett Nails, a former escort, webcam model, custom video producer, and overall gratuitous slut who shares his multifarious and exciting experiences without compromise, guilt, shame, or reservations. Brett talks frankly about his early sexual experiences, the kinks and fetishes that emerged throughout his budding sexuality, and how those experiences shaped the variety of interests he has pursued. He discusses having been a blunt slut in early adulthood, moving into escorting, smoking fetish, bimbo play, and domination. Then, later on discovering his submissive side through a relationship with a fem domme who introduced him to forced feminization (or sissification), anal play, anal stretching, and fisting. Finally, Brett identifies as a hard switch, willing to dominate or submit so long as the engagement with the person feels authentic and good, allowing him to safely and securely explore his wild and sexy kinks and fetishes. Support Intellectual Erection at: patreon.com/intellectualerection

16. Elva on Destroying and Recreating the Self Through Sex
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Description: On this episode I speak with Elva, who shares her experiences of slowly emerging out of her shell from an environment of sex negativity and her need to destroy her former self in order to find authenticity and create the life she wants to live. Elva discusses having been brought up in a religious and cultural environment that made her feel ashamed about her desires, pushed her to conform, get married, only to finally come to a breaking point and force a change through affairs and infidelity, effectively destroying her past. She then began to explore her sexuality, relationships, sensuality, and the importance of meaningful relationships of love and sex inspired by Tantra. Elva talks about her cathartic experience coming into the sex positive communities and being part of a thruple with former Intellectual Erection guests Greg and Edith. Support Intellectual Erection at: patreon.com/intellectualerection

17. Hailey and Chris on Overcoming Adversity
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Description: On this episode I speak with Hailey and Christ, a couple who share their experiences of having come from very different backgrounds, ethnically, culturally, and geographically, and have endured different forms of adversity that have strengthened them and brought them together to share their joy of liberation and sex positivity. If you want to hear what strength over adversity sounds like, listen to Hailey’s story of overcoming cancer and thereafter using that experience to take charge of her body and identity and forge who she wanted to become. Listen to Chris’s story of growing up in a conservative-minded small town, being bullied and shamed to eventually leave for the big city and find a source of liberation and welcoming support in Hailey. Together Chris and Hailey found authenticity through each other, open mindedness, and loving support. They had differing experiences of adversity, but have both become strong, humbled, and loving humans as a result of their past, and now share a bond together that is open to navigating the sex positive communities. Support Intellectual Erection at: patreon.com/intellectualerection

18. Alice's Rabbit Hole
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Description: On this episode Alice takes us down her academic S&M rabbit hole where she discusses her work in women’s studies on the phenomenology of sadomasochism. Through the academic discussion we find incredible humour, playfulness, some seriousness, and even an uncompromising ethics. Alice discusses her academic writing and her thesis that the taboo of sadomasochism derives from the existence of latent sociopolitical power relations that are made visible through the exercise of S&M. She argues that the erotic lies at the core of these unequal power relations because of their danger, thus making them exciting to play out in our sexual fantasies and more so in our sexual lives. She also discusses notions of identity, consent, and polyamory in a very playful and humorous style that lightens up the seriousness of these dense and sensitive topics. Overall, we get a translation of some academic work in women’s studies focusing on S&M from a fun and bubbly human. Support Intellectual Erection at: patreon.com/intellectualerection

19. Amy and Rob on Polyamory and Sex Clubs
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Description: On this episode I speak with Amy and Rob, a polyamorous couple who work together in a sex club and have quite a few stories about navigating their relationships, how they were introduced into the sex positive communities, and the fun and messy parts of working in a sex club. Amy and Rob share their stories with us about being initiated into the sex positive communities through relationships with interesting and caring people they’ve met early on in their lives. They’ve been in the communities for over a decade, navigating fetish events, sex clubs, and poly relationships. They discuss relationship anarchy, their preferred form of polyamory, and what that means for them, their other partners, and their emotional bond. Finally, they share some hilarious stories from inside the bowels of the sex clubs that are certain to make you laugh, or cringe. Support Intellectual Erection at: patreon.com/intellectualerection

20. Kit: Strapped-On with Love
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Description: On this episode I speak with Kit, a creative mixed bag of wonder, from being a daddy, a little, a dominatrix, kitty, web cam model, burlesque performer, masseuse, and spiritualist, to an overall fun and loving human who isn’t shy to talk about their multifarious identities and experiences. Kit opens up about some serious issues as well, like rape and mental health, and how these experiences have shaped who they have become, where they found strength in adversity, and how they’ve managed to overcome the suffering to be able to love, feel empowered, and share in sex positivity. Kit has a creative spirit that is brought to the forefront of their performativity in burlesque, stripping, drag shows, spectator sex, and web cam shows, as well as their most recent venture into spiritual meditation, tarot card readings, and massage. Support Intellectual Erection at: patreon.com/intellectualerection

21. Ace "The Professional Tease" Allure
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Description: On this episode I speak with Ace Allure, a professional tease, event coordinator and aquaflirt at Oasis Aqualounge, and burlesque performer, who opens up about how she became involved with the sex positive communities from an early age and what these experiences have helped her discover. Ace discusses her work and what she does at Oasis, the events she runs and participates in, and how her work helps fulfill the ever growing list of kinks she’s developed and discovered. She talks about her early sexual experiences and her very early interest in all things kinky and sexy, and how she began to realize that these experiences were accessible and eventually liberating. Ace is not shy about her love of all things pervy and her joy in exploring her body and celebrating pleasure in her weird and wonderfully sadistic ways. Support Intellectual Erection at: patreon.com/intellectualerection

22. Ashley: Restrained and Unrestricted
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Description: On this episode I speak with Ashley, a webcam model, rope bottom, and overall kinky and sex positive human, who talks about her experiences entering into kink and bondage, and mastering sexual self-control through edging and periodic abstinence. Ashley talks about her early desires to be bound and restrained and how these manifested into her life almost by chance. She discusses how she found out about rope bottoming and what the experience was like for her. She talks about her work as a webcam model, and examines her sexual practices, like edging and denial as a spiritual form of sexual self-mastery. Ashley also opens up about polyamory, what it means for her, and how it liberated her from a feeling of feeling constrained, so that she could seek her desired constraints in bondage. Support Intellectual Erection at: patreon.com/intellectualerection

23. Pandora: Inside her Box
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Description: On this episode I speak with Pandora, a book keeper and personal trainer who has spent much of her life denying her polyamorous inclinations for the sake of satisfying the norms she grew up with surrounding love, sex, and pleasure. Pandora opens up (punny!), about her experiences having been married and monogamous for most of her life, and having felt that she fundamentally denied her deeper desires to explore her sexuality, sex, pleasure, and the liberty to love multiple people. She examines the norms and pressures that prevented her from seeking multiple romantic relationships, which had for a long time been deeply rooted in her being. She talks about marriage and the performance of the good wife, while putting her own needs on the backburner, which have now become available once again after her divorce, and the challenges she now faces navigating the sex positive communities and poly relationships. Support Intellectual Erection at: patreon.com/intellectualerection

24. Lauren: Lavish Leather Designer
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Description: On this episode I speak with Lauren, an artist who crafts leatherwear, performs burlesque, is involved with the burning man community, and navigates the sometimes murky waters of poly, kink, and BDSM. Lauren talk to us about her work, what she enjoys most about creating, both in her workshop and on stage, and how her artistic life intersects with the sex positive communities. She examines the sometimes unpleasant aspects of navigating poly, kink, and BDSM, and opens up about how poor consent and dangerous practices in these communities can turn people away and make them hesitant to participate and to feel safe enjoying play. Find Lauren's work on: IG: @lavishleather Support Intellectual Erection at: patreon.com/intellectualerection

25. Kat the Sex Therapist
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Description: On this episode I speak with Kat, an academic and sex therapist who offers some insight into why sex positivity is important for her, and how it helped shape her career choice and relationships. Kat discusses her academic and personal interests in polyamory, kink, and BDSM, although given her profession as a sex therapist, she ends up mostly questioning me. We discuss the nuances of polyamory and how it plays out in relationships, how people turn to polyamory as an independent choice and how sometimes people may see it as a way to solve issues in their existing monogamous relationships. Overall we get some insight on sex and relationships from someone who works with couples and issues around sex for a living. Find Kat @ https://www.katkovatherapy.com/ Support Intellectual Erection at: patreon.com/intellectualerection

26. Dave and Gary's Sexcellent Adventures
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Description: On this episode I speak with Dave and Gary, two cis men who cohabitate and have navigated the sex positive communities together to learn new things about themselves. Dave and Gary speak about their entry into the sex positive communities, their experiences navigating different aspects of these communities and how they have learned, broadened their perspectives, and experimented to discover what felt right for them. We get Gary’s perspective as a monogamous person on his understanding of polyamory and the people he’s met in the community, what it has helped him learn, and why monogamy works for him. Dave opens up about his feelings, and how he discovered new sexual horizons by exploring and experimenting with an open mind. Together, they paint an interesting picture on what it’s like to enter the sex positive communities as cis men, and what can be learned by navigating these communities respectfully. Support Intellectual Erection at: patreon.com/intellectualerection

27. Lewis from Polymath to Polyamorous
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Description: On this episode I speak with Lewis, a fellow academic and professor, who opens up about how he navigates polyamory, kink and bdsm, with some academic nuances. Lewis discusses how he discovered non-monogamy fairly late in his life despite a persisting notion that monogamy never truly captured his way of being, dating back to high school. He dives deeply into his experiences, feelings, and pivotal moments that have shaped the way he now understands relationships, sex, and most of all himself. Lewis also challenges some of the ideas often taken for granted in the sex positive communities and gives us a chance to think about how we engage relationships, and others. Support Intellectual Erection at: patreon.com/intellectualerection

28. Eugene and Alexis on their Open Marriage
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Description: On this episode I talk with Eugene and Alexis, a married couple from Toronto, about what it's like to have a marriage and participate in the poly and kink communities, and how to navigate relationship communication about sex with others. Eugene and Alexis open up about their first sexual experiences, how they met, and eventually got married, and how their sluttiness developed communally as an activity that brought them even closer together. They discuss what it’s like to be married and play with others, how they handle jealousy and communication about group play, separate individual dates, and even dating other couples. They allow us insight into how love works between two people who are able to share it with others, along with some very steamy sex. Support Intellectual Erection at: patreon.com/intellectualerection

29. Greg and Edith the Poly-Hedonists
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Description: This week's contest: Win a $50 Amazon gift card for leaving a review for the podcast. I will pick a winner in the next two weeks, for whoever likes, subscribes, and leaves a review for Intellectual Erection! Winner will be based on whoever leaves the best review! On this episode I speak with Greg and Edith about their relationship as polyamorists, their former marriages, and how they envision a future for poly folks. Greg and Edith open up about their former relationships, having been married and monogamous, and how their divorces led them to seek other opportunities in the sex positive and poly communities. They discuss their first date at Oasis Aqualounge, and how that first experience led them to form a relationship where they seek to explore their hedonism together. They examine what happiness means for them, what constitutes love and good sex in their relationship, and what they’re looking for in building a future together. Finally, they provide some insight into the sociopolitical issues faced by some poly folk and how the future might look brighter given certain changes. Find Edith's sexy fitness and kink pics on: IG: @edendeplume Support Intellectual Erection at: patreon.com/intellectualerection

30. Lilly the Kinky Polyamorous Slut
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Description: On this episode I chat with Lilly, a Swedish ballerina, who emigrated to Toronto and discovered her kinks and fetishes in the process. She takes us through her experiences and how she navigates all her intersecting dynamics. Lilly discusses how she became a “kinky, polyamorous, slut” after a Tinder date in Toronto. How a kink/fetish test awakened her interest in BDSM and moved her interests away from vanilla sex. She captures the nuances of polyamoury from her experiences and relationships, and gives us insight into the dynamics she’s experienced—what she liked and hasn’t liked. Lilly also describes the intricacies of rope bondage, being submissive, receiving pain, and dealing with the bruises in the aftermath and at work. Support Intellectual Erection at: patreon.com/intellectualerection

31. Nick From Dad to Daddy
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Description: In this episode I speak with Nick about monogamy, and why it sometimes fails, how he discovered polyamory and came out, and we discuss some issues of consent. Nick gives us the lowdown on having been married for 17 years, having a child, and then realizing that monogamy did not work for him. He opens up about the difficulties of transitioning from monogamy to polyamory and the sense of relief at having discovered a space to feel good, physically and emotionally. He talks about his experience coming out as pansexual, and how this liberating experience has led him to a happier, more authentic life, and improved his sex life enormously. Finally, he talks about some matters of consent, and how consensual, intimate sex far outweighs the alternatives, for him. Support Intellectual Erection at: patreon.com/intellectualerection

32. Cupcake on Poly-tics
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Description: On this episode I speak with Cupcake, a human from Toronto who shares some insights on the experiences, dynamics, and politics of being in polyamorous relationships. Cupcake delivers a very well versed understanding of polyamorous relationships, from her experiences, readings, and having been around a diverse array of poly folks. She displays some of the communication techniques that are especially valued in the poly community, from being open minded, honest, critical, and unassuming. In this way, she allows us insight into what it’s like to be in the sex positive poly community, and how these relations play out to negotiate feelings, needs, and good sex. Support Intellectual Erection at: patreon.com/intellectualerection

33. Vixen Vu: Your Favourite Cam Model
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Description: In the first ever episode of intellectual erection, I interview Toronto based webcam model Vixen Vu about her experiences with pornography, web cam modelling, sex, kink, bdsm, and relationships. Vixen Vu talks about what it’s like to play with herself on camera, how she got into the industry, what her kinks and fetishes are, and where all this sex originated from in her life. She also discusses what it’s like to be polyamorous, the liberating and enjoyable aspects of her romantic relationships, and some of the difficulties she’s encountered in the poly community. Overall, we get a good insiders perspective of what it’s like to live the sexy life of an amateur porn star and cam girl, and what things look like behind the scenes, which may surprise some listeners. Find Vixen Vu on: E-mail: TheRealVixenVu@gmail.com Twitter: @TheRealVixenVu Public Snapchat: @TheRealVixenVu Tumblr: vixenvu.tumblr.com Instagram: @VixenWithClaws MyFreeCams: www.mfc.im/VixenVu ManyVids: vixenvu.manyvids.com Reddit: www.reddit.com/r/TheRealVixenVu Youtube Channel: VixenVu Blog: www.vixenwithclaws.com Support Intellectual Erection at: patreon.com/intellectualerection