Feb 21, 2018
On this weekâ€™s episode, Tracey and Cayly are welcoming back Stacey Hallal of Curious Comedy Theater (https://www.curiouscomedy.org/people/staff)) to talk with them more about sex, relationships, and â€” more specifically â€” the sex industry.
Todayâ€™s question: Is the sex industry good or bad?
Buckle up, friends. This conversation explores everything from strip clubs to pornography to sex shops and more. Itâ€™s another open, honest, and fun dialogue about sex and relationships, exploring topics like trust, confidence, and the importance of acknowledging nuance.
- Exploitation in the sex industry and why this industry is more susceptible
- Can women feel empowered by the sex industry?
- How Staceyâ€™s attitude towards strip clubs changed over time and her experience in different strip clubs in Portland
- Going to a strip club with your partner
- Come As You Are by Emily Nagoski (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LD1ORBI/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1)
- Is it ok to appreciate the beauty of someone other than your partner?
- How do trust and reassurance play into engaging in the sex industry with a partner?
- Why Stacey, Cayly, and Tracey would rather be alone than in a relationship where they are constantly looking for validation from a partner
- Why we donâ€™t want to have our sexuality turned off when weâ€™re not with our partner
- Donâ€™t Advertise Your Man by Sippie Wallace (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rf9gvuVXt0U)
- Why it can be hard to find someone you donâ€™t find boring
- Shame around sex and the benefits of sharing a fantasy with a partner
- Caylyâ€™s experience of going to the strip club with a past partner and how this went from good to bad
- The benefits of starting off open in a relationship
- The importance of self-trust in relationships
- Encouraging our partners to continue to be the people we fell in love with
- What role can the sex industry play for people when theyâ€™re not in a relationship?
- When did Cayly, Tracey, and Stacey start watching pornography?
- How the sex industry gave Cayly permission to own her sexuality and allowed her to explore her sexual identity while staying intentionally single
- How Tracey started to explore the sex industry at the end of her marriage
- She Bop in Portland (http://www.sheboptheshop.com/)
- Has our culture lost the ability to recognize nuance?
- I Love You, America with Sarah Silverman (https://www.hulu.com/i-love-you-america)
- And more!
Piquing Our Curiosity:
Curious Comedy Theater (https://curiouscomedy.org/), a nonprofit theater in Portland, Oregon the mission to â€œimprove the lives of kids, adults, and seniors through the art of comedy.â€ Todayâ€™s guest, Stacey Hallal, serves as artistic director at Curious Comedy and Tracey performs improv here a couple of times a week. Find them online here (https://curiouscomedy.org) or on Facebook here (https://www.facebook.com/Curious.Comedy).