Queer Sex Ed

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ueer Sex Ed is a weekly podcast featuring discussions and interviews about kink, sexual health, intimacy, communication, sexual pleasure, and other related topics from a queer and trans-focused lens. Subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and anywhere else you find podcasts. You can also listen to the show at www.queersexed.org.



The Queer Sex Ed podcast will be back with Season 2 starting on Sunday, November 17th. We've missed you and we can't wait to come back with weekly shows for you

Some upcoming changes to Queer Sex Ed:

- More interviews!

We want to talk with other sex educators, podcasters, artists, sex workers, dungeon masters, and people pushing for intersectional social justice. We'll be reaching out to some folks who've already engaged us in working together over the last year, but if you know of someone you'd want to hear on the show email us: [email protected]

- More Listener Questions!

We want to add more listener question episodes to the release schedule to answer questions in a more timely manner and also allow for more interaction from YOU (or other folks in the audience at least, if you don't want to ask us anything). We will reach out the week before our question episodes on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to remind you for your questions and regularly keep encouraging folks through the podcast to email us at [email protected]

- More Accessible!

I will be paying for an automated transcription service that I can read-through and edit as I do my final pass on an episode to release transcripts of new episodes the same day (or next day at the latest). I'll also be working on transcripts for our back catalog of episodes, but that might take a bit longer. I know this has been a barrier to many folks accessing our content, and I apologize it has taken us so long to make it better. We have tried a few other solutions in the past, but ultimately I feel uncomfortable that I can't pay a fair wage to someone doing this work yet, and until then, I will take that labor on myself.

Things that won't change:

- Our wide ranging topics!

Queer Sex Ed has always been about context, history, and uprooting bigotry that hides beneath the surface of a topic or current event. We will continue to cover issues of intersectional social justice, political power, media bias, and bigotry in all its forms.

- Our anti-racist, anti-fascist, anti-capitalist framework!

Sexual liberation can never be fully realized while we also live in a racist, classist, ableist, queer/transphobic society. For people to be free in their sexuality and gender, they must also be free from police violence, incarceration, poverty, surveillance, lacking basic resources, and all forms of abuse. When we fight these forces, we are also fighting for the sex positive, queer positive, trans positive future we want to see.

- Our long episodes!

We love to dive deep on issues, cover topics from multiple angles, and provide historical context on anything we discuss. Sometimes this means our episodes go over 90 minutes. We try and keep discussions under 2 hours (mostly because that approaches our limit of talking), but ultimately we want to create this show to be an archive, a resource shared for years, and a high-quality collection of content that each stand alone as something that could be offered as a lesson by a teacher, shared by a friend, or listened to on a road trip without the need to listen in order.

- Our Listener-Funded Model!

Queer Sex Ed has never accepted money to promote/endorse a product or service and we will be keeping it that way. We are so grateful for your Patreon support, which insures I (Sara) can continue editing the show, managing the social media, keeping up the website, and providing in-person sex education workshops. We will be discontinuing the $25 Patreon level where listeners could share a message once a month. No one really used it anyway and we haven't had a request in months. We'll keep it simple with a $5 gaining you entry into our monthly drawing for a t-shirt or tote bag. Any amount above that you can pledge to support the show is GREATLY appreciated and makes a difference every day, but there won't be any higher tiers of rewards for now (aside from the reward of helping this work continue).

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Goals
$691.58 of $1,000 per month
At $1000 a month (and every $1000 a month after that), I will launch a new podcast to develop a podcast network of queer voices on important issues!

As we get closer to this goal, I will reach out to the community to get thoughts on which show we should launch next.

Possible ideas include:
  • Queer Rewatch Podcast (a monthly movie rewatch podcast hosted by Sara and her nesting partner Nikki)
  • Queer Video Games (a gaming news and video game discussion podcast)
  • Queer Politics (a discussion podcast on current political news in the US and important moments in queer history)
  • Queer TV (A weekly "re-watch" style podcast where we pick one show available on Netflix or Hulu to watch week by week and discuss with email input and guest appearances from listeners)
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