is sex for your brain -
Jen and I go where few people have ever gone, talking both about our personal experiences with bondage, our favorite toys, and in-depth discussion about why some people confuse erotic bondage with the nonconsensual kind. I say "intentionality" is everything in sex.
You can listen to the show live every Sunday at 8pm on Spreaker -- don't forget to "follow us" while you're there.
sex talk radio like you've never heard
Did you know you can discreetly follow people on FaceBook now? I shut down my extra pages on FaceBook to streamline the Gloria Brame experience for you and ME. Now I am back to hanging out on my personal page and owning it as an upbeat, kink-positive community of friends.
I'm maxed out on friend requests so please don't ask unless we're besties. But if you go to http://www.facebook.com/DrGloriaBrame, and follow me, you'll see all the random stuff I put out there, from the music I listen to on Rhapsody to the updates on my Spreaker podcast, everything I add to twitter and LinkedIn, shares and posts from my amazing and often hilarious friends, plus spontaneous comments and photos that don't show up here, including my most important duty in life, Sex Shop Teacher at the Plonsky Institute of Peculiar Merriments.
Not on FaceBook? If you prefer Twitter, you can follow me there.
If you were able to listen to it all, however, you'll recall I talked about how desperately repressedresearch on sex has been for the past 100+ years, trailing all the other human/health sciences by decades in terms of advances because of the cultural anxiety and fear of sex which continually freezes funding for worthwhile research.
Here's a piece discussing some new advances in condom technology -- one of only a tiny handful of areas where we could be doing so much better. This new "origami" condom looks amazing.
Our civilization has explored outer space. We have cars that drive themselves. We've created a world connected by computers. But despite the astonishing innovations of the last 100 years, the latex condom remains woefully old fashioned. It practically hasn't changed since its invention in 1918. And I think we can all agree that condoms are universally hated—a necessary evil of safe, protected sex.
We are going to try it LIVE again tonight folks, and hope the server doesn't drop us. But if it does we'll calmly sail on and come back on, pretending as if nothing ever happened.
We have LOTS to talk about, from my inutterable delight at finally being done with my book, the sex news stories I've been posting both on the blog and on Facebook this week, like the gent born without a penis, to BDSM stories in Slate and the New York Times, and the fabulous feisty whoring twins in Amsterdam who bedded 355,000 men.
You know you need to hear us tonight!
I'm here, on Facebook, where I recently reduced my presence to ONE PAGE. You cannot friend me (maxxed out), but please follow me. The new FB software means followers can interact with my page almost as freely as friends. Meanwhile "following" is more discreet than friending, for you shy lurkers.
In retrospect I'm annoyed I let myself fall into FB's tunnel vision by creating pages for all my entities (my books, my radio show, my therapy practice). My Twitter account never liked it. The blog had problems with it. Really poor functionality. One page gives me many more options and I plan to exploit them.
So going forward (and until the next big thing supplants Facebook as the go-to place for socializing) if you don't see me on the blog, it's because I'm having conversations on my facebook page, http://facebook.com/drgloriabrame
As you may know by now I march to only one drum -- my own. And it's beating a death march to tonight's planned Spreaker podcast.
Instead, I'm going to wait another day or two until the last page of my new book is at the publisher's and then will just SPRING a SURPRISE PODCAST on you. Boom. Just like that. I definitely want to celebrate that giddy joy joy moment with you when I will once again be FREE!
More bloggy things, whenever I take breaks from the writing, until I'm on the air. Got some nudes coming up later to see you through the silent night. Until then....
Happy Monday to you, my friends and fans and sweethearts.
Hope you listened to The Gloria Brame Show last night where I revealed some of the major theoretical pieces of my new book, including one of my "three new rules for 21st c. sex". I am bursting with enthusiasm about finally getting down on paper the sex theories and new models I've been working on in my practice for the past 12 years. YEAH. I'll keep the podcast at the top of the main page until next week's show so you can listen/download any time that's good for you. (you can also follow me on spreaker and/or soundcloud to catch shows real-time).
I have so many thoughts and dreams and plans right now. Which means I wanna play my heart out too!! Tonight will be strictly KINKY with lots of beauteous female bondage from the 1940s-1960s.
Unbutton, unzip,and get ready to get up-close and personal with yourself. And remember, kids: the safest sex you'll ever have is with yourself.
OMG, the technical difficulties. Don't ask. But here we are, at long last, and we were awfully happy to be back!
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See you all in 2013!
TONIGHT AT 10 pm, Mistress Gloria, aka Dr. Gloria Brame, will be coming out to talk, play, and answer any questions you have about female dominance.
REMINDER: This will be our last broadcast of 2012. See you tonight at 10pm or see you in 2013!
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Do you know this woman?
Have you seen her toys?
Yep, it's me, ca. 1998. I'm older now, of course, so you know what that means. I HAVE MORE TOYS!
The complete interview of Annie Sprinkle without interruptions (and with major thanks to a special friend for improving the sound!). Listen her and delight in Annie Sprinkle's constantly evolving sexual performance art and, more than anything, her radiant energy. Hope our joy spills into your world today.
Porcupine penises and olive oil injections OH NO! Plus Paul Krassner talking about sex and politics and his mother and all kinds of things. It was a memorable show, even for us.
On an aggravating sidenote: Windstream still hasn't fixed its issues. Fortunately this time the server didn't drop until the end, shortening the interview with Paul by a minute or so.
I'll put it up separately, along with Ms. Sprinkle's interview, when these intermittent outages stop. Assuming they do, out here in the wild woods of Georgia.
I interviewed poet Allen Ginsberg two times in the 1990s -- first for a magazine that censored it (at least they paid me! in fact, they paid me twice by accident for a piece they never published or got copyright for, so the karmic score was serenely settled on that one). The second time was for "ELF: Eclectic Literary Magazine," where I served as advisory editor. ELF's publisher knew I had the interview gathering dust in my files, and asked if I'd do a follow-up interview with Allen to make it more timely, and then allow them to publish it. I was happy to speak with Allen again: he was the kindest, most mystical of souls. What I didn't know is that he was already in an advanced stage of terminal cancer. But generous to the last, he gave me another great interview. After Allen's death, his assistant told me it was the last one Allen gave and remained one of his favorites. SO gratifying to know.
It's been reprinted and linked to bunches of times on the Net but it's never been published on the blog. I figure today is the perfect day to remind everyone of the many brilliant, shining lights who emerged in the 1960s and first forged our paths to sexual freedom.
"With all the demagoguery [today], poetry can stand out as the one beacon of sanity: a beacon of individual clarity, and lucidity in every direction--whether on the Internet or in coffee houses or university forums or classrooms." -- Allen Ginsberg
Mystical, profound, prophetic, obscene, humane--these words describe both Allen Ginsberg and his work. Widely acknowledged as one of America's greatest living poets, Ginsberg was born in Newark in 1926, and raised in Paterson, New Jersey. It was there that Ginsberg met and soon became the literary protege of William Carlos Williams, a leading Modernist poet and author of Paterson. As a college student at Columbia University, Ginsberg forged another momentous literary alliance when he was befriended by novelist William Burroughs, author of Naked Lunch.
In the 1960s, Ginsberg became a chief figure of the Beat Generation, a profligate and restless group whose luminaries include Jack Kerouac, Gary Snyder, Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Gregory Corso. Favoring spontaneity and frank language over metered verse and measured speech, Beat poetry fuses anti- establishmentarian political rhetoric with drug-inspired visions, hedonistic sex, and Eastern religion. In the process of re- inventing themselves, the Beats invented a new and distinctly American poetic diction.
Borrowing his broad narrative style from Walt Whitman, his improvisational technique from Rimbaud, and mystically connected to the living spirit of William Blake, Ginsberg has, like these earlier greats, made himself both subject and object of his verse. Ginsberg's work is a poetry without intellectual boundaries, where internal landscape and worldly concerns are metaphysically united. His spiritual quests, his socio-political convictions, and his homoerotic passions are candidly and exuberantly explored.
Ginsberg's expansive, free-verse style has generated as much controversy among academics as his profanity has outraged police authorities. But, like Ginsberg himself, the work has endured the dark side of American politics. Though his masterpiece, "Howl," has been widely censored and banned from radio broadcast, it has become required reading on campuses throughout the United States. And despite persistent harassment by Federal authorities, Ginsberg remains unapologetic and unashamed, as visionary now in his 60th year as he was in his youth.
In this interview, Ginsberg discusses his rage and disappointment with the injustices of American government, the hypocrisy of its war on drugs, the dishonesty of its foreign policies, and the unconstitutionality of its censorship efforts. He sees poetry as a source of hope for the future. -- Gloria G. Brame (GGB)..................................................
GGB: You've always been so controversial, one has to wonder: have you been controversial because you crave controversy, or is it your poetic vision that has made you controversial?
AG: I don't know. I'm nowhere near as smart as someone like Sakharov, but if you asked him that question...well, it's like asking, "Are you neurotic or not?" Was he neurotic?
GGB: You're asking me? I'm just the interviewer!
AG: I'm sorry. There is no objective interviewer around anymore in the world. As Einstein says, the appearance of the phenomenally odd is attributable to the observer. The scientific notion is that it takes three to make scientific observation. It takes the, uh, one molecule clinging against the other, then an observer. And the subjective observer is part of the transaction. As the interviewer is.
GGB: I would say that we're all neurotic. But perhaps some people can still perceive truth.
AG: I don't think there is any truth. I think there are only points of view. I have a point of view which seems to me to be practical: I'm not looking for trouble. I avoid it. But the government actually...both communist governments and capitalist governments alike, have given me trouble by stepping on my toes illegally. I can enumerate the specifics of American and socialist abuses of my liberties and citizenry prerogatives. Namely, that I was put on a dangerous security list by J. Edgar Hoover from 1965 on, and for a number of years, I was strip searched every time I came back into the country.
There were also several attempts to set me up for a dope bust by the narcotics bureau. That was because, in 1960, I went on television with Norman Mailer and said I thought we ought to decriminalize grass. From that moment on the narcotics bureau began making a file on me.
GGB: I once heard you give a speech at Hofstra in which you said that people today do not look at the world with clarity, or see that it is headed for doom.
AG: I think we face an unworkable world, speaking in terms of survival. I think there are a lot of people who've got the Bomb and bacteriological warfare they will unleash if they feel they've been pushed too far politically. Or some nut might do it.
GGB: What about the general clamp-down we're seeing on the arts in America? The censorship issues, the new laws.
AG: It's all part of the same thing. There are a lot of laws you don't know about that were put in place by the sleazy Meese Commission. Plus the Helms attack on the NEA is having a fallout far beyond the intended repression of sexual material. It has entered into the cultural arena as a critique of the culture and of free political expression.
My work is consistently censored. If it's happening to me, imagine what's happening to a lot of others. I'm supposed to be, you know, classic. I'm a member of the American Academy of Poets and the Institute of Arts and Letters. I'm a distinguished professor at Brooklyn College, I'm world-famous as a poet, and I'm supposedly invulnerable to the depredations of snoopy censors and jerks like Helms. But it affects the environment I have to work in, and I think it affects every artist.
Once you look carefully at those specters, like Helms, you realize the reason they're so loudmouthed is they're feeling guilty about their own activities, which are much more dangerous and death-dealing than anything the people who they criticize are doing. Namely, Helms is peddling tobacco. He complains about artists, but is not above using government funds to subsidize tobacco agriculture to obtain money from the tobacco lobby.
GGB: Can you tell me about some of your experiences with censorship?
AG: In 1988, I brought suit in Federal court with the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of PEN Club and myself to contest an FCC regulation that "indecent" language not be broadcast on the air from 6:00 AM to midnight. The court ruled in our favor, saying that if the FCC wanted to channel such language away from children's ears they had to have some sort of scientific evidence as to which hours were okay and which were not, because you couldn't reduce the entire adult population to the level of minors for the bulk of the listening time. But Senator Helms introduced a bill in October that same year directing the FCC to ban "indecency" 24 hours a day. There was hardly anybody in the Senate so it went through. Reagan signed it, and it became the law.
Pacifica Radio had been broadcasting my poetry, anthology pieces like "Howl," "Kaddish," "Sunflowers," which have words that can be contested. After the law went into effect, Pacifica wrote me to say that they couldn't broadcast them anymore. They thought they would win a court case, but the law had a chilling effect, because the court case would cost too much money. They might lose $100,000 in legal fees, and they just couldn't afford it. They stopped broadcasting my work the same year that the annotated "Howl"--the big book--came out.
Now, these poems are all in anthologies studied in school. And by "indecency," of course, they mean obscenity. But obscenity, if it has aesthetic beauty or significance as social critique, cannot be banned according to the free speech tenets of the Constitution. For the FCC to set a standard of artistic and literary social implications is outside of their prerogative. It makes them into censors. If something really criminal is being broadcast, it should be for the Justice Department, not the FCC, to decide.
GGB: Is it the right to use obscenity you wish to preserve?
AG: I'm simply trying to write according to the directions of Walt Whitman, who said he hoped the poets of the future would specialize in CANDOR. I'm trying to record my experiences candidly, and that right must be protected, because my experiences are more or less parallel with other people's.
GGB:Who do you think are the heroes in the struggle against censorship... aside from Allen Ginsberg?
AG: I'm a hero? I'm working hard! I would say a lot of lawyers, like the ACLU and the Emergency Civil Liberties people. The PEN Club has been doing good with its anti-censorship committee. I would say also the artists themselves who are unselfconsciously producing controversial work-- as Robert Mapplethorpe did, or like Vonnegut, or any number of people. Vonnegut is endlessly censored.
GGB: What other authors are regularly censored?
AG: I have a whole list of works containing indecent language compiled by the Stanford Pan-American Center. There's Aristophane's "Lysistrata," Brautigan's "Hawkline Monster," Burroughs' "Naked Lunch," Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales," Cleaver's "Soul on Ice, Doctorow's "Ragtime," Dickey's "Deliverance" (because it has a rape scene), James Joyce's "Ulysses," Erskine Caldwell's "Tobacco Road," Milan Kundera's "The Unbearable Lightness of Being," Jerzy Kosinski's "The Painted Bird," Lawrence's "Lady Chatterly's Lover," Marquez's "One Hundred Years of Solitude," Mark Twain's "Letters From the Earth." Many of those were celebrated censorship cases, some of them before you were born.
GGB:What inflammatory ideas did the censors cite?
AG: Just sex. In those days, that was enough. It sounds like a list of decadent works that Hitler burned. It really IS book burning. The American Library Association has been pretty heroic in compiling information on banned books. They have a list of about a hundred books that go everywhere from Adam Bede to "Huckleberry Finn." The moral of this story is that eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.
I've always been interested in notions of censorship and the question, "How do you liberate a society from people who want to maintain thought control? Censorship involves thought control. The purpose of it is usually to maintain some sort of militaristic status quo which becomes tighter and tighter.
GGB:Do you feel it's getting tighter and tighter in the United States?
AG: Very much so! Under Reagan--who was supposed to get the government off my our backs--the government got on peoples' backs more than ever. It's a severe contradiction. In many areas, there was an administrative decision forbidding government employees to write books about their experiences with the government without submitting the books and writings to their bosses. That was totally new in American history.
GGB:Do you see other areas where the government is violating our Constitutional rights?
AG: Yes, of course. The government invades your body. "The bladder police," as Abbie Hoffman once called it. And they can go into your veins, as well as your DNA, if they want to see if you smoke a little pot. The war on drugs extended surveillance by the CIA which never before had gone into the civilian sector. The CIA was forbidden by law to do any domestic spying until the war on drugs. There has been a mobilization of the entire secret police apparatus.
The more you build up the anti-drug bureaucracy, the more corruption there is within because it's so lucrative. The kind of people who would be drug agents would just as well be drug peddlers. They're mirror images.
GGB:I gather you don't care for the "just say no" campaign which Republicans are now trying to revive?
AG: I'll say it very straightforwardly: yes, absolutely, I think the war on drugs is a fake, it's a hype, I think it's intended to increase the number of druggies, I think it's intended to increase police presence in America, and I think its purpose is a cynical political manipulation. It's not intended to solve any problems with drugs particularly, it's only intended to increase control over the lower classes who are becoming increasingly restive with inflation, housing problems, and the decline of American industrial jobs and power.
If they wanted to solve the drug problem, they would have to use a solution which "will not fly politically"--to LEGALIZE. You assign marijuana as a small cash crop to save family farms from omnipotent agribusiness farming. Addicts would be sent to doctors, as they are in most countries.
GGB:You mean that drug addiction should be treated as a disease, like alcoholism?
AG: Yes, like an illness, rather than hounding and accusing addicts of being fiends--which is already a trespass on human dignity, the notion of the dope fiend. By definition, the addict is viewed as psychopathic. I think that is a vicious semiotic trick to reduce people to things. Junkies in America are treated like Jews in Nazi Germany, chased with guns and dogs. Put into camps and made to suffer withdrawal without medical help. If they can be cured, let's cure them. Other drugs, such as LSD, have already been legalized elsewhere--in Switzerland, for example, so doctors can experiment with it. Scientific research shouldn't be suppressed.
GGB:Who should have access to such drugs as LSD?
AG: Doctors, psychiatrists, physicians, whoever medicines are available to. Why not? I would make it available to rabbis or swamis too!
GGB:Are you suggesting that pot should be something all of us could have access while the harder drugs remain controlled substances?
AG: I don't like the term controlled substances, because it's a euphemism for police control. I would say ease up on the controls completely and give it into responsible hands. Or maybe even a total free market, as Milton Friedman says. We're shortsighted about drugs, as William Buckley says. Once you remove that substrata which was the basis of the drug problem all along, and the basis of the drug bureaucracies, then you might be able to look more straightforwardly at speed, coke, and crack, and figure out what to do with them.
But don't confuse all the drugs, because they're all totally different. You've got to separate them, just as you remove nicotine and alcohol, you could remove marijuana, and could remove junk, heroin, and opiates, and you could remove psychedelics from the whole confused realm...then you could isolate the problem, then you could look at it and figure out what to do with coke. But nobody's willing to do that, and the reason they're not willing is NOT that it won't solve the problem, but because "there's no popular push towards that" or that "it won't fly politically."
All the moralistic, pompous trumpeting from the police agencies and the politicians that it's immoral to allow people to have drugs has nothing to do with their real reasons: they're addicts to their political power. Their behavior is totally irresponsible, immoral, and unconstitutional. It's a hoax at the expense of people's suffering, and it's a hoax that perpetuates crime in the streets. I'm just amazed that the American public and the media haven't seen through it. The real sad thing is that over half the people who could vote here don't even vote, they're so alienated by the obvious irrelevance of the political system toward any real problem solving.
There's more serious political discussion now in the socialist countries than we have here in America. Here in America, the parties are Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dum. If drugs are such an important problem, why is there no real debate about it?
GGB: The vision of America that you present, a land of book burning and political brainwashing, widespread corruption and increased police control....
AG: Don't forget the invasion of other countries, in violation of international law, and the flouting of the World Court.
GGB: And the disruption of privacy, even within our own homes...it's a rather dark view of our country.
AG: America is going through a dark period as our industrial might and power founders. We entered it with Reagan, the impotent. Rather than apologizing for Vietnam, as the Russians did about Afghanistan, we tried to make a fake movie history out of it and showed it in the White House...that John Wayne movie, "True Grit," or "Rambo"! Everybody thought Rambo was a real smart thing, cool and realistic! But it was blatant dishonesty. Denial with a capital D. You know the notion of Denial in Alcoholics Anonymous? The alcoholic denies that he's an alcoholic. And he reasons that since he's not, he can stop anytime he wants.
GGB:If you were twenty in this dark age in America, would you be writing poetry? If so what would you be writing?
AG: I'd write another Howl. I wish I could write a Howl II, covering the present. Still, there may be some good out of this whole situation in that America's power to screw up the world may be curbed just as Russian power to screw up the world is now curbed. Maybe that'll leave it for some other European culture to screw up the world, but maybe another culture will do a little bit better. As Europe gets itself back together, maybe the center of power will shift back to Europe.
GGB: Going back to poetry--will you write another "Howl"?
AG: Well, it would be impossible. But I'd like to write something that addressed the increasing strangulation of liberty in America, and the corruptions of the government in violating the soul.
GGB:By violating individual rights?
AG: There's the national soul, the
spirit. It has been violated by our government's actions. I
think we, as a nation, need to apologize.
GGB: Would you make those apologies in your poem?
AG: That's a good way of beginning it. "I, America, hereby apologize for..." You gave me a great idea! It would have to be a poem that was full of grief, because I think that's the heart of America at the moment. Not the bravado, and the chauvinism, and the violence--these things are the mask of grief for what we've done to ourselves and to the world.
GGB: Do you have a vision for what the future of poetry will be?
AG: To the extent that there is government failure and media plastic, there's a failure of reality on many subjects--particularly sex, which is not being death with properly, and violence. There is no beautiful sex on tv, but there is lots of ugly violence.
Government is manipulative and full of hypocrites who are avoiding the real issues of ecology, overpopulation, underclass suffering, medical bankruptcy, homelessness, malnutrition, race divisions, the issue of drugs. With all the demagoguery (from Bill Clinton and particularly Janet Reno) and confusion, poetry can stand out as the one beacon of sanity: a beacon of individual clarity, and lucidity in every direction--whether on the Internet or in coffee houses or university forums or classrooms. Poetry, along with its old companion, music, becomes one mean of communication that is not controlled by the establishment.
This interview was published in ELF: Eclectic
Literary Forum magazine, Summer, 1996, and re-published in translation in the
Italian literary magazine, Americana Cultural Monthly, 1997,
editor, Romano Giachetti. @copyright 1996 Gloria G. Brame, all rights reserved.
Soooo sorry about the show tonight, folks. We had a few intermittent Internet outages earlier today but thought they were over. So, naturally, the net connection waited for show-time to die all over again. We got dropped about halfway through the show, and got back with a part 2 which also died a sad little etherized death.
I'm heading over to Spreaker now to see what, if anything, is salvageable. Pity, because we were having so much fun!
I will air the interview with Annie Sprinkle as soon as possible, probably as a stand-alone.
Update when I figure out what can be fixed (and after Jennifer finishes tearing Windstream a new hotseat ), and assuming our connection doesn't go down again.
"We embrace our genitals as part, not separate from our spirits. We utilize sexually explicit words, pictures, performances to communicate our ideas and emotions. We denounce sexual censorship as anti-art and inhuman. We empower ourselves by this attitude of sex-positivism. And with this love of our sexual selves we have fun, heal the world and endure."
from the Post-Porn Modernist Manifesto, written by Veronica Vera, performed by Annie Sprinkle
"We, Elizabeth M. Stephens and Annie M. Sprinkle, are an artist couple committed to doing projects that explore, generate, and celebrate love. We utilize visual art, installation, theater pieces, interventions, live-art, exhibitions, lectures, printed matter and activism. Each year we orchestrate one or more interactive performance art weddings in collaboration with various national and international communities, then display the ephemera in art galleries. Our projects incorporate the colors and themes of the chakras, a structure inspired by Linda M. Montano’s 14 Years of Living Art. The Love Art Laboratory grew out of our response to the violence of war, the anti-gay marriage movement, and our prevailing culture of greed. Our projects are symbolic gestures intended to help make the world a more tolerant, sustainable, and peaceful place. This site is the Love Art Lab’s virtual home where we share our progress, documentation and findings. We are ecosexuals who have vowed to love, honor, and cherish the Earth, Sky and Sea until death brings us closer together forever." -- Love Art Laboratory
"The Earth is our lover. We are madly, passionately, and fiercely in love, and we are grateful for this relationship each and every day. In order to create a more mutual and sustainable relationship with the Earth, we collaborate with nature. We treat the Earth with kindness, respect and affection." -- Ecosexuality
check out the raw trailer for this edgy ecosexual video project Annie and her life-partner/creative collaborator, Beth Stephens are working on right now.
coming up tonight, all the hot/strange/sexy/significant news stories I've saved up during this week of light blogging, including some of the oddities Jennifer and I will chat about on this week's radio show.
I'm going to be on a blog tear from now through showtime Sunday night, when I'll be airing an interview I taped yesterday with my beloved friend Annie Sprinkle. Rest assured that I'm going to do a delicious tribute to that gorgeous goddess all day Sunday for your delectation and, of course, edification.
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A Chinese beauty contest requiring candidates to have nipples spaced at least 20 centimetres (7.8 inches) apart sparked a storm of criticism on the Internet on Friday.
"Why more than 20 centimetres? I honestly don't know who came up with these figures," said a user on Weibo, China's version of Twitter.
"How can beauty standards include breast distance? Do they take women as toys?" Judging women by such rigid criteria is so 'out'!" said TV personality Yang Lan on the microblog.
An Australian businessman is hoping to turn a disused morgue which once served unfortunate psychiatric patients into a unique motel -- offering autopsy slabs for weary heads.
The morgue in Tasmania state has been idle for more than a decade, after the Willow Court historic colonial-era mental hospital was closed down.
Owner Hadyn Pearce is now looking to turn it into accommodation. "It's still got its terrazzo slabs, and it's still got its pull-out fridge, it's a beautiful thing," he told AFP on Monday.