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Episode 170 – I Could Give a Fuck Part 2

My little black swans! The last time we had Allena on the show, we had so much fun that we didn’t finish our conversation. Well, here ya go. And just like usual, it’s a crazy nuthouse around here. Don’t miss this one!

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Show Notes

In the News

Topics

  • Decriminalization of sex work
  • Kinky with physical disabilities
  • Shyness, introversion
  • Insecurities
  • Flirting

About Our Guest

Allena Gabosch served as Executive Director of the Center for Sex Positive Culture since its founding in 1999 until her semi-retirement in January 2015. She is currently the Development Director for CSPC. She has been active in the sex positive movement practically from its beginning, and says she’s “busy creating sex positive culture on a daily basis!” Allena has been producing educational and social events for the sex positive community since 1990. She co-owned and ran Beyond the Edge Cafe in the mid-1990s, providing a modest space for parties and workshops, until they closed their doors in 1999. It was then that Jim Duvall approached her with the idea of the Center and asked her to be its Executive Director.

She is a frequent speaker on many sex positive subjects at colleges and conferences around the United States and Canada, with an emphasis on BDSM and polyamory. In addition, she was the Festival Producer for the Seattle Erotic Art Festival. She is a past board member of the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom. In the Spring of 2008, Allena was appointed to the Seattle Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Commission. Allena is a bisexual, poly switch and considers herself extremely blessed as she has a rich and full poly life, with many amazing and loving people in her “polycule”. In her less than mundane non-kinky life, she is active in Landmark Education, loves theater, good food, walking around Seattle and hopes to run for Seattle City Council in a few years.

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Episode 162 – I Could Give a Fuck Part 1

My little black swans! You will all get this.

We welcome back Allena to the podcast. She opens up with us about a topic that is very personal. And she shows us how we can deal with serious life-changing events with our kink friends.

Show Notes

Douchepickle of the Week

  • Y’all Qaeda

In the News

Topics

  • Breast cancer
  • Treatment
  • Libido
  • Support network

About Our Guest

Allena Gabosch served as Executive Director of the Center for Sex Positive Culture since its founding in 1999 until her semi-retirement in January 2015. She is currently the Development Director for CSPC. She has been active in the sex positive movement practically from its beginning, and says she’s “busy creating sex positive culture on a daily basis!” Allena has been producing educational and social events for the sex positive community since 1990. She co-owned and ran Beyond the Edge Cafe in the mid-1990s, providing a modest space for parties and workshops, until they closed their doors in 1999. It was then that Jim Duvall approached her with the idea of the Center and asked her to be its Executive Director.

She is a frequent speaker on many sex positive subjects at colleges and conferences around the United States and Canada, with an emphasis on BDSM and polyamory. In addition, she was the Festival Producer for the Seattle Erotic Art Festival. She is a past board member of the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom. In the Spring of 2008, Allena was appointed to the Seattle Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Commission. Allena is a bisexual, poly switch and considers herself extremely blessed as she has a rich and full poly life, with many amazing and loving people in her “polycule”. In her less than mundane non-kinky life, she is active in Landmark Education, loves theater, good food, walking around Seattle and hopes to run for Seattle City Council in a few years.

Sponsor

Mr. S Leather Co.

This episode sponsored by: Mr. S Leather. For this episode we feature Hemp Rope from Twisted Monk.

Mr. S also has two of Monk’s starter packs of rope. Starter Pack 1 and Starter Pack 2.

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Episode 64 – Polyamory Part 2

We continue on with our discussion from Episode 63 on Polyamory with Allena! This time we get even more in depth with our discussion, and I think there is something here for everyone to enjoy and learn. Thank you Allena for joining!

Show Notes

Discussion Topics

  • Are there fixed rules for doing polyamory?
  • What are some key areas that need to be negotiated?
  • What are some other issues?
  • What are some key societal issues to be conscious of?
  • Reasons why poly may not be for you

About Our Guest

 

Allena Gabosch has served as Executive Director of the Center for Sex Positive Culture since its founding in 1999. She has been active in the sex positive movement practically from its beginning, and says she’s “busy creating sex positive culture on a daily basis!” Allena has been producing educational and social events for the sex positive community since 1990. She co-owned and ran Beyond the Edge Cafe in the mid-1990s, providing a modest space for parties and workshops, until they closed their doors in 1999. It was then that Jim Duvall approached her with the idea of the Center and asked her to be its Executive Director.

 

She is a frequent speaker on many sex positive subjects at colleges and conferences around the United States and Canada, with an emphasis on BDSM and polyamory. In addition, she is the Festival Producer for the Seattle Erotic Art Festival. She is a past board member of the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom. In the Spring of 2008, Allena was appointed to the Seattle Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Commission. Allena is a bisexual, poly switch and considers herself extremely blessed as she has a rich and full poly life, with many amazing and loving people in her “polycule”. In her less than mundane non-kinky life, she is active in Landmark Education, loves theater, good food, walking around Seattle and hopes to run for Seattle City Council in a few years.

http://thecspc.org/

http://thefspc.org/

http://www.seattleerotic.org/

 

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Mr. S Leather Co.

This episode sponsored by: Mr. S Leather. For this episode we feature the Deluxe Ball Gag with Vinyl Straps. It’s awesome and everyone should have one. #justsayin

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Venus 2000

This episode is sponsored by: The Venus 2000 Masturbation machine! Your relentless milking machine! Check it out at www.nosafeword.com/venus

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Episode 63 – Polyamory Part 1

We are very excited to bring this episode to you all. Not only because it is a great to have Allena back with us (listen to her on Episode 31), because we love her! It is because the subject of polyamory is such a lively discussion.

In between our usual antics, we spend a lot of time discussing what it is and what it isn’t. What it means to us and what it can mean to other people. If you are not aligned to polyamory at all you are still going to find the discussion fascinating. It was a fun time and I can’t wait to get this to you!

This is part 1 of the discussion, we have part 2 for later in the week!

 

Show Notes

In the News

Discussion Topics

  • Why we asked on Alena on the show
  • What is Polyamory?
  • Is Polyamory an orientation or a structure?
  • What are some Poly structures and relationships and words we can use to help us describe them?
  • Can single people be polyamorous?

About Our Guest

Allena Gabosch has served as Executive Director of the Center for Sex Positive Culture since its founding in 1999. She has been active in the sex positive movement practically from its beginning, and says she’s “busy creating sex positive culture on a daily basis!” Allena has been producing educational and social events for the sex positive community since 1990. She co-owned and ran Beyond the Edge Cafe in the mid-1990s, providing a modest space for parties and workshops, until they closed their doors in 1999. It was then that Jim Duvall approached her with the idea of the Center and asked her to be its Executive Director.

She is a frequent speaker on many sex positive subjects at colleges and conferences around the United States and Canada, with an emphasis on BDSM and polyamory. In addition, she is the Festival Producer for the Seattle Erotic Art Festival. She is a past board member of the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom. In the Spring of 2008, Allena was appointed to the Seattle Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Commission. Allena is a bisexual, poly switch and considers herself extremely blessed as she has a rich and full poly life, with many amazing and loving people in her “polycule”. In her less than mundane non-kinky life, she is active in Landmark Education, loves theater, good food, walking around Seattle and hopes to run for Seattle City Council in a few years.

Sponsors

Mr. S Leather Co.

This episode sponsored by: Mr. S Leather. For this episode we feature the The Claw Mitt.

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Venus 2000

This episode is sponsored by: The Venus 2000 Masturbation machine! Your relentless milking machine! Check it out at www.nosafeword.com/venus

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Episode 31 – Center for Sex Positive Culture

In our last show before our summer break, we wanted to have a discussion the fabulous Allena from the Center for Sex Positive Culture! She was one of the judges for the Best In Show event held by Seattle Pups and Handlers, SEA-PAH where we met her, and several people said, “You’ve got to have Allena on the show!”

How right they were.

And it worked out that we got to have Daniel, aka VisibleRestraint, on the show. These two have been close friends for a long time and perfect on the air together.

We talked all about the CSPC, including some history and what happens there. A lot of really interesting stories. We thinks this is helpful for everyone, even if you don’t come to Seattle to visit the center, perhaps there is a similar resource in your area. Or maybe you need to start one!

 

Show Notes

In the News

Discussion Topics

About Our Guests

Daniel, otherwise known as VisibleRestraint, and Allena have been heavily involved with running the Center for Sex Positive Culture, a playspace in Seattle. Daniel also runs a monthly play party in that space, Cock Circus. Find Daniel on Twitter, Recon, and at his website.

 

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