Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Circumcision - 6/27/12

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Today we talked with Andrew Kohler about the pros, cons, and myths of circumcision. This was especially interesting for us, because Sonya and I had absolutely no idea that circumcision was such a hotly debated topic. After talking with Andy about it, I was talking to a friend who said that on Reddit, there was a lot of buzz about Germany's decision to ban religious circumcision, which made me curious to see the Reddit community's various opinions on circumcision in general. I highly suggest you check it out.

As this is a topic of debate, we would love to hear your comments or opinions on the matter, and any anecdotes you might want to share.

If you want to know more, or you want to talk to Andy about anything at all, he encourages you to e-mail him at

Useful resources:
Music/Clips you heard:
    • Carl Orff: De Temporum Fine Comoedia (Play on the End of Times) played by Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra
    • "Every Sperm is Sacred" from 'Monty Python and the Meaning of Life'
    •  "Uncut" from 'Sex and the City'
    • "Body and Soul" by Billie Holiday
      Until next time! 

      Wednesday, June 20, 2012

      Roundtable #2 - OKTrends, Missed Connections - 6/20/12

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      I hope that you all liked our round-table discussion last week, because we're doing it again this week!

      Sonya and I got to chat with our engineer this week, Ben, and decided to talk about the phenomenon of missed connections on Craigslist, and read a few for you. Although we explain it on the show, here's the low down: a missed connection is when you see someone in real life, but don't have the guts to talk to them/ask for their number, and then regret it. Thankfully though, the internet has been invented, and missed connections allow us to reach out blindly for our hopeful lovers. There's also a really great illustrated book about missed connections called Missed Connections: Love, Lost & Found which you should check out if you dig this idea. Also, here's kind of how a missed connection works, but is mostly my excuse to reference Amélie:
      Amelie looks ready to post a missed connection. 

      Man at the photo booth - w4m: 
      I saw you at the photo booth and I think you're sensitive and charming. I can't get you out of my head. My neighbor thinks I'm obsessed. Also, I have your scrapbook of ripped up photos of strangers. I dig that. Let's meet at The Two Windmills at 4pm. I may or may not be in a Zorro costume. 

      "This is you, isn't it? No, really, it's you. I can tell by the Zorro suit!"

      We also check out the OKCupid blog, although not really updated anymore, and talk about a few of the charts and trends that seem to be common on OKCupid that could definitely be relevant to your sex life, especially if you have an online dating account and want to know how the logistics and culture work online. Now go forth and be educated by our show!

      Links you should check out:
      Music you heard:
      • "Pretending To..." by Illicit Tsuboi (Samurai Champloo)
      • "De Hombre A Hombre" by Gotan Project
      • "Fu-Wa-Fu-Ra" by Taku Iwasaki (R.O.D. the TV)
        Until next time, you sexual beasts. 

        Thursday, June 14, 2012

        Roundtable Discussion! - 6/13/12

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        For today's show we had an idea percolating in the wings about having an open discussion about whatever issues were on our minds. This idea was also perpetuated by our friend Kate, because she likes to hear herself talk on the radio. The idea of this show, and hopefully more roundtable discussions to come, is to feel comfortable talking about whatever topics are on our mind regarding sex/sexuality/gender. Sex positivity is the name of the game, folks. We're not experts about anything, but we all have different experiences that allow us a unique perspective on these topics, and it would be such a waste not to talk about it, and share our experiences, and learn from others.

        Useful links:
        1. Autostraddle: Girl-on-Girl culture, news, opinion, and entertainment site.
        2. /r/sex - This is a subreddit all about sex, where anyone can ask questions, get an outside opinion, or just browse the various posts that other people make.
        3. - Sex positive vlogger who is just super awesome.
        Music you heard:
        1. "Talking To Myself About You" by Peggy Lee
        2. "Can I Talk To You?" by Podington Bear
        3. "You Probably Couldn't See For The Lights But You Were Staring Straight At Me" by Arctic Monkeys
        4. "Rainy Day" from Animal Crossing OST
        If you have any questions or reactions to the show, feel free to leave them here! Till next time!

        Wednesday, June 6, 2012

        Hormones and Sex - 6/6/12

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        Katy Goldey
        What's up, listeners? Are you ready for another episode of Sex and Tell?! We've been getting a lot of positive response from you, and we can't tell you how pleased we are to have you listening to the show, and checking out our blog. We encourage you to comment/e-mail us about stuff you like, stuff you don't like, things you would like to hear! Anyway, onto the topic!

        For today's show we interviewed Katy Goldey, who is a graduate student working with Dr. Sari M. van Anders in her social neuroendocrinology lab, which focuses on sex, hormones, sexuality, and gender! We'll dive into how testosterone affects men and women differently, estrogen in men and women, and also animal masturbation!

        Useful links:
        Music you heard:
        • "One Day" by Nobukazu Takemura
        • "Instinct Blues" by The White Stripes
        • "Yaaro Sonnaangalaam" by K.S. Chithra
        Thanks again for listening, and tune in next week!