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More Of The Erotic Mind of Laura Antoniou — Podcast #376 — 05/06/13


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Holy cow, sex fans, it National Masturbation Month! And I am proud to welcome back that international sensation, prolific author, esteemed educator and activist, Laura Antoniou.  Who I am certain will give us good cause to touch ourselves impurely. That’s right, Laura is here as part of The Erotic Mind series and the Sex EDGE-U-cation series, don’t cha know.

But wait, you didn’t miss Part 1 of this chat, did you? Well not to worry if ya did, because you can find it and all my podcasts in the Podcast Archive right here on my site. All ya gotta do is use the search function in the header; type in Podcast #375 and PRESTO! But don’t forget the #sign when you do your search.

Laura also reads again her work. This week it’s from a story titled: Blame Spartacus.

Laura and I discuss:

  • Lots of interesting biographical things about her;
  • Writing for DL King;
  • Her conversion to Judaism;
  • Her wife, her “daddy,” her cat, and her roommate, Mollena Williams;
  • Her life-long fascination with S/M;
  • Her kinky pilot light;
  • Her latest book — The Killer Wore Leather;
  • Fan Fiction;
  • Her book — No Safe Words;
  • Every 10 years the media discover kinky sex;
  • Splintering of the sexual fringe.

 

You’ll find everything you need to know about Laura on her on site HERE! On her Fetlife page HERE! On her Facebook page HERE! And do not miss her kick-ass Twitter feed HERE!

Click on the covers below for more information about these books by Laura.

no_safewords_cover     Tribute     the slave     that's harsh     takemthere     some women

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The Erotic Mind of Laura Antoniou — Podcast #375 — 04/29/13


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I’m proud to say that I’ve been able to attract quite a number of renowned authors, artists and photographers to join me for this The Erotic Mind show. But none of my previous guests have come with quite the pedigree of today’s guest. The amazing woman who is standing by, mic in hand, is also here as part of the Sex EDGE-U-cation series, don’t cha know. What luck, another twofer show! Smutty erotica and a look at the world of fetish sex, kink and alternative lifestyles; it simply doesn’t get any better than this.

I have the distinct honor of welcoming that international sensation, Laura Antoniou. She is a prolific author, esteemed educator and activist and, as we are about to hear, someone who absolutely loves to stir the shit.

Laura will also read a steamy selection from one of the books in her Marketplace Trilogy. You won’t want to miss this sex fans!

Laura and I discuss:

  • The book tour;
  • Her long history of writing, editing and publishing smut;
  • The Marketplace Trilogy and one of its lead characters;
  • A proud member of the “Middle Aged” Guard;
  • Her cultural pet peeves;
  • Critiquing the culture from the inside;
  • That Christopher Morgan person.

You’ll find everything you need to know about Laura on her on site HERE! On her Fetlife page HERE! On her Facebook page HERE! And do not miss her kick-ass Twitter feed HERE!

Click on the covers below for more information about these books by Laura.

KWLCover     Marketplace     Shop Stud     For want     catalyst     california dreaming     AcadCover

 

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Check out The Lick-A-Dee-Split Connection. That’s Dr Dick’s toll free podcast voicemail HOTLINE. Don’t worry people; no one will personally answer the phone. Your message goes directly to voicemail.

Got a question or a comment? Wanna rant or rave? Or maybe you’d just like to talk dirty for a minute or two. Why not get it off your chest! Give Dr Dick a call at (866) 422-5680.

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Laura May Returns — Podcast #219 — 07/19/10

Hey sex fans,

The woman with the voice like liquid sex, Laura May, joins us for Part 2 of our chat for this The Erotic Mind podcast series. As you recall from last week, our guest brings her erotica to us in a very unique form — as an audio diary. Laura May and I have such a good time together, why it’s almost sinful.

But wait, you didn’t miss Part 1 of our conversation that appeared here at this time last week, did you? Well not to worry if ya did, because you can find it and all my podcasts in the Podcast Archive here on my site. All ya gotta do is use the site’s search function in the sidebar to your right; type in Podcast #218 and PRESTO! But don’t forget the #sign when you do your search.

And I am happy to report that Laura May will share another sizzlin’ selection of the fruit of her Erotic Mind. I tell ya folks, if her story doesn’t get you, her reading it aloud will!

Laura May and I discuss:
Keeping Laura May secret.
The creative process — her journal.
The differences between erotic art and porn.
The song she wrote for the show.
Her audience and the feedback she gets.
Getting warmed up to write and record.
Being enriched and empowered by reading, writing and speaking erotica.
The benefits of reading aloud.
Eroticizing the unerotic.
Advice for the aspiring erotic author.

Laura May invites you to enter her world HERE! And she’s also on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and iTunes.

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Check out The Lick-A-Dee-Split Connection. That’s Dr Dick’s toll free podcast voicemail HOTLINE. Don’t worry people; no one will personally answer the phone. Your message goes directly to voicemail.

Got a question or a comment? Wanna rant or rave? Or maybe you’d just like to talk dirty for a minute or two. Why not get it off your chest! Give Dr Dick a call at (866) 422-5680.

DON’T BE SHY, LET IT FLY!

Look for my podcasts on iTunes. You’ll fine me in the podcast section, obviously, or just search for Dr Dick Sex Advice. And don’t forget to subscribe. I wouldn’t want you to miss even one episode.

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That’s right, sex fans, now it’s so easy to see what hot and what’s not in the world of adult products. I review of all kinds of adult related goodies — sex toys for sure, but also condoms, lubes, herbal products, fetish gear as well as educational and enrichment videos. DON’T MISS A SINGLE ONE!

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The Erotic Mind of Laura May — Podcast #218 — 07/12/10

Hey sex fans,

After last week’s swell Q&A podcast, I am ready to get back to The Erotic Mind podcast series. As you know, in this series I chat with noted erotic artists, both visual and literary, from all over the world in an effort to try to uncover something of the creative process involved in this specialized art form. And boy, do I have an extraordinary…and I might add smutty…guest for you to meet today. I’m delighted to welcome Laura May to the show.

Laura May is nothing if she’s not an innovator and she breaks new ground in this series too. She is the first of any of my guests to bring her erotica to us in the form of a diary. She is also the first of any of my guests to bring her erotica to her audience in audio form. Laura May is not only terribly interesting to chat with; she’s also amazingly funny. Brains, talent and a sense of humor; and she is just hitting her stride as an author. So look out world!

And to show you what I mean, Laura May will share with us a tantalizing selection of the fruit of her Erotic Mind. It’ll make you want to touch yourself impurely; I promise.

Laura May and I discuss:

  • Her erotic audio diary.
  • How she hit upon this unique idea.
  • The Creative process.
  • Adding a soundtrack.
  • The cutting edge of packaging erotica.
  • The joys of being rocked to sleep with a sexy story.
  • Establishing tension and character through voice inflection.
  • Meeting guys through Craigslist.
  • Writing under her nom de plume.
  • Her creative life as a child.

Laura May invites you to enter her world HERE! And she’s also on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and iTunes.

BE THERE OR BE SQUARE!

Check out The Lick-A-Dee-Split Connection. That’s Dr Dick’s toll free podcast voicemail HOTLINE. Don’t worry people; no one will personally answer the phone. Your message goes directly to voicemail.

Got a question or a comment? Wanna rant or rave? Or maybe you’d just like to talk dirty for a minute or two. Why not get it off your chest! Give Dr Dick a call at (866) 422-5680.

DON’T BE SHY, LET IT FLY!

Look for all my podcasts on iTunes. You’ll find me in the podcast section, obviously. Just search for Dr Dick Sex Advice. And don’t forget to subscribe. I wouldn’t want you to miss even one episode.

Today’s Podcast is bought to you by: Fleshlight & FleshJack.

Why queer history?

By Jennifer Evans

Fifteen years ago, as a junior scholar, I was advised not to publish my first book on the persecution of gay men in Germany. And now, one of the major journals in the field has devoted an entire special issue to the theme of queering German history. We have come a long way in recognising the merits of the history of sexuality–and same-sex sexuality by extension–as integral to the study of family, community, citizenship, and human rights. LGBT History Month provides a moment of reflection about struggles past and present affecting the LGBT communities. But it also allows us a moment to think collectively, as a discipline, about the methods and practices of history-making that have opened space to new lines of inquiry, rendering new historical actors visible in the process. In asking the question “why queer history? ” not only do we think about how we got here and the merits of doing this kind of work, but we question, too, whether such recuperative approaches always lead to more expansive, inclusive history. In other words, to queer history is not just to add more people to the historical record, it is a methodological engagement with how knowledge over the past is generated in the first place.

The great social movements of the 20th century created conditions for new kinds of historical claims making as working and indigenous people, women, and people of colour demanded that their stories be told. Social history, and later the cultural turn, provided the tools for the job. Guided by a politics of inclusivity, this first wave of analyses by scholars like the extraordinary John Boswell searched out evidence of a historical gay and lesbian identity–even marriage–in the early modern and medieval period. Michel Foucault’s History of Sexuality vol. 3 would fundamentally alter the playing field, as he questioned the veracity of such quests, arguing that it said far more about our contemporary need for redress than about history itself. Modern homosexual identity–he instructed historians –first emerged in the 19th century through the rise of modern medical and legal mechanisms of regulation and control. The discipline was turned on its head. Instead of detail-rich studies of friendship, “marriage”, and kinship a whole new subfield emerged focused around the penal code, policing, and deviance. In the process of unmasking the mechanisms of power that circumscribed the life of the homosexual, lost from view was the history of pleasure, of love, and even of lust. Although providing a much-needed critique of homophobic institutions, the result was a disproportionate concentration on the coercive modernity of the contemporary age.

And yet, despite these pitfalls, the Foucauldian turn introduced much-needed interdisciplinarity into historical analyses of same-sex practices. Of those who took up the challenge of a critical history of sexuality that sidestepped the pitfalls of finding a fully formed pre-modern identity were medievalists and early modernists keen on questions of periodization and temporality, basically how people in past societies held distinct ways of knowing and being what it meant to live outside the norm. If Foucault had fundamentally destabilised how we understood normalcy and deviance, these scholars wanted to take the discussion further still, to interrogate how the experience of time itself reflected the presumptions and experiences of the heteronormative life course.

By queering history, we move beyond what Laura Doan has called out as the field’s genealogical mooring towards a methodology that might even be used to study non-sexuality topics because of the emphasis on self-reflexivity and critique of overly simplistic, often binary, analyses. A queered history questions claims to a singular, linear march of time and universal experience and points out the unconscious ways in which progressive narrative arcs often seep into our analyses. To queer the past is to view it skeptically, to pull apart its constitutive pieces and analyse them from a variety of perspectives, taking nothing for granted.

This special issue on “Queering German History” picks up here. Keenly attuned to how power manifests as a subject of study in its own right as well as something we reproduce despite our best intentions to right past wrongs, a queer methodology emphasises overlap, contingency, competing forces, and complexity. It asks us to linger over our own assumptions and interrogate the role they play in the past we seek out and recreate in our own writing. To queer history, then, is to think about how even our best efforts of historical restitution might inadvertently circumscribe what is, in fact, discernible in the past despite attempts to make visible alternative ways of being in the world in the present.

Such concerns have profound implications for how we write our histories going forward. Whereas it was once difficult to countenance that LGBT lives might take their rightful place in the canon, the question we still have to account for is whose lives remain obscure while others acquire much-needed attention? While we celebrate how far we’ve come–and it is a huge victory, to be sure–let us not forget there still remains much work to be done.

Complete Article HERE!