Episode 25: Ethical Sluttiness and the Nuance of Openness

Dossie Easton (hero of ours, trailblazer in the realm of authenticity/communication/sexual freedom, author of several books including “The Ethical Slut”) joins us, and we are so freaking honored!! We discuss how to find out what your needs and desires are in the first place, the value of making time to explore about learn about sex, creating no fault exploration zones, unlearning shame, managing jealousy, the basics of rope bondage. And what to do when you are a woman in a monogamous marriage with a man, but you are realizing you have a strong attraction to women? Plus: shout outs about joy and wonderment, an interfaith symposium on sexuality, the many different ways of being in and out of the closet, info about Stephanie’s coaching practice, sneak preview tracks from the Love Songs for the Rest of Us album, and the mighty return of the crowd source question! Here’s a round up of resources from the episode: People! Dossie Easton Alex Morgan Deborah Anapol Kathy Labriola Cynthia Slater Books! The Ethical Slut by Dossie Easton and Janet W. Hardy The New Topping Book by Dossie Easton and Janet W. Hardy The New Bottoming Book by Dossie Easton and Janet W. Hardy Radical Ecstasy by Dossie Easton and Janet W. Hardy Why God Won’t Go Away: Brain Science and the Biology of Belief by Andrew Newberg Opening Up by Tristan Taormino Straight: The Surprisingly Short History of Heterosexuality by Hanne Blank Faitheist: How an Atheist Found Common Ground with the Religious by Chris Stedman Articles! All tied up: Let’s do away with “no strings attached” sex by Reina Gattuso How to Talk to Little Girls by Lisa Bloom  http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/25/magazine/the-orthodox-sex-guru.html