Welcome to 2017. You might be nervous, but don’t be: We got this. To kick the year off, my friend Dr. Chris Donaghue and I hung out at my house and talked about how to undo the parts of yourself that are fucking with your ability to experience freedom, to offer compassion, and to take action. Chris calls it “untherapy,” and I call it “undoing.” The video ties in with my upcoming online course, Radical Undoing: Decolonize Your Mind with Sex, Science, the Occult, and Philosophy, which you should sign up for and attend because it will be awesome. Either way, enjoy our discussion, which is wide-ranging and deep but also casual. We touch on Buddhism, the trouble with the Kinsey Scale, Susan Sontag, Ludwig Wittgenstein, reinventing our minds, why resistance is not enough, and more.
If you don’t know Chris’s work, he’s one of my closest colleagues, a sexologist with radical politics. His current high profile gig is hosting Loveline with Amber Rose. He also hosted Logo TV’s Bad Sex, and Oxygen’s Sex Box, and wrote an excellent book, Sex Outside the Lines: Authentic Sexuality in a Sexually Dysfunctional Culture. Chris and I met back when I had my web show for Logo, Ask the Sexpert. He was a guest on my show twice, the first time we talked about the myth of sex addiction, and the second time we talked about navigating hookup apps.
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Is this the prelude to a video-based podcast? Maaaaybe. I don’t know. We’ll see. But one thing’s for sure: I’ll be posting a lot more regularly this year, because it’s needed, and I’m really interested in creating a center of gravity for the awesome community that you, dear reader, twitterer, masturbator, spellcaster, are part of. It’s a good year!