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Ep.173-The Dating Advice Girl Podcast-BDSM Consultant & Lifestyle Dominatrix Mistress Justine Cross
April 16, 2019 02:10 PM PDT
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Ep.173-Consent Guidebook Contributor and Dominatrix, Mistress Justine Cross and I talk BDSM 101 basics, why consent is the first step of intimacy exploration, the importance of consent not only in her work, but also in everyday life.

About Mistress Justine Cross: Mistress Justine Cross is a professional BDSM consultant and lifestyle Dominatrix based in Los Angeles with over 10 years’ experience. She is the owner of both Dungeon East and Dungeon West, Los Angeles’s premiere dungeon studios, which have been used for high-profile photo and video shoots including Janelle Monae’s 2018 “Make Me Feel” video, the 2014 film Bound, various podcasts including “Savage Love,” and for a number of campaigns and projects for major brands. With the mainstream growing more aware of BDSM, Mistress Justine’s opportunities to educate and correct the kink curious have expanded, and she’s been invited to be a guest speaker or teach classes on BDSM, safer sex practices, consent, and more at spaces and events like UCLA and the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Women’s Health 360 Conference. She has donated her time and talents in the service of organizations like the LA Sex Workers Outreach Program, and participates yearly in events benefiting LA Pride and The Keep a Breast Foundation, for which she has raised over $5,000 to date. Extensively interviewed and profiled, Mistress Justine has appeared in Los Angeles Magazine and Playboy, and been featured in Nylon, LA Weekly, Time Out Los Angeles and on Buzzfeed and Salon.com.

Ep.172-The Dating Advice Girl Podcast-Writer & Columnist Beth Cone Kramer
April 07, 2019 10:27 PM PDT
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Ep.172-On this episode, Writer, Columnist, and Consent Guidebook contributor Beth Cone Kramer talks about dating and consent for women over 40, celebs and the #MeToo movement, and possible reasons for the generational divide when it comes to consent.

About Beth: Beth Cone Kramer is a Los Angeles-based writer and columnist. She covers a range of topics, including politics, health, and women in transition. Her mission is to empower women to value themselves, regardless of relationship status or age.

Ep.171-The Dating Advice Girl Podcast-Consent Guidebook Contributor Therapist, Speaker & Author Shadeen Francis
April 02, 2019 01:06 AM PDT
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Ep.171-On this episode, we talk to Therapist, Speaker, and Author Shadeen Francis about the hierarchy of consent, heteronormativity and consent, pop culture, and awareness of our boundaires and the boundaries of others.

About Shadeen: Shadeen Francis, MFT is a marriage and family therapist, professor, and author specializing in sex therapy and social justice. Shadeen trains and collaborates with non-profit organizations, medical schools, homeless shelters, and university counseling centres to help them create safe, justice-oriented policies and practices. She has been featured on platforms like 6-ABC and Huffington Post to share her expertise, and she speaks internationally on topics such as self-esteem, sexual intimacy, and pleasure. Shadeen’s belief is that the world is built on the strengths of communities. This worldview has propelled her to focus on underserved populations: ethnic and cultural minorities, the kinky/poly/queer communities, and victims of economic hardship. Her work allows people of all backgrounds to improve their relationships and live in peace and pleasure.

Ep.170-The Dating Advice Girl Podcast-Consent Guidebook Contributor Speaker & Activist Cassie Brighter
March 21, 2019 01:24 AM PDT
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On this episode, Speaker and Activist Cassie Brighter and I chat about ways to help people fully grasp the concept of consent, consent and power balance, and how consent can improve our intimate connections.

About Cassie: Cassie Brighter is your typical suburban mom. Well, your typical transgender, pansexual, polyamorous, sexpositive suburban mom. She runs an annual digital conference for trans women called Empowered Trans Woman Summit, and gives classes on gender diversity and sexual consent. She’s just launched a YouTube channel, and she’s ALWAYS on Facebook. Cassie is a top writer on Medium.com, on Feminism, Diversity and LGBTQ issues. Her website is CassieBrighter.com

Ep.169-The Dating Advice Girl Podcast-Consent Guidebook Contributor Sex Coach Leigh Montavon
February 19, 2019 12:23 AM PST
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Ep.169-Here's my interview with one of the contributors in my consent book, The Consent Guidebook (www.TheConsentGuidebook.com), Sex Educator Leigh Montavon. On this episode, we chat about enthusiastic consent, the nuances of consent, how to make asking for consent fun and sexy, and why boundaries and important in the consent conversation.

About Sex Coach Leigh: Leigh Montavon is a Sex Coach and Clinical Sexologist, as well as a writer, presenter, and educator. She specializes in working with, and is strongly connected to, the LGBTQIA+, kink, and non-monogamous communities. Leigh offers sex and relationship coaching to individuals in the Los Angeles area and via Skype from anywhere in the world. She writes a twice monthly column, “Ask Sex Coach Leigh,” for the Take Back Your Sex blog. She also hosts and facilitates a monthly women’s/genderqueer/non-binary polyamory discussion group. Leigh believes that a healthy sexuality is key to a happy life, and she deeply values body positivity, sex positivity, comprehensive sex education, intersectional feminism, and social justice.

Ep.168-The Dating Advice Girl Podcast-Consent Guidebook Illustrator Seth Wade at Ohayocon 2019
January 23, 2019 06:37 AM PST
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Ep.168-Part 3-Consent Guidebook illustrator and artist Seth Wade and I discuss our collaboration process designing my consent book, The Consent Guidebook (www.TheConsentGuidebook.com) with attendees at Ohayocon 2019. We also talk about Seth's interesting journey as an artist, educator, and why he wanted to be a part of this book. Our workshop attendees also started a lively discussion about dating in the MeToo era as well as dating in a small town environment.


Ep.167-The Dating Advice Girl Podcast-Ohayocon Consent Townhall Discussion
January 18, 2019 01:20 AM PST
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Ep.167-Part 2-On this episode, I'm leading a discussion with attendees at my consent townhall discussion at Ohayocon 2019. We’re talking about how social awkwardness can lead to consent violations, ways convention organizers can make cons safer for cosplayers, and the impact that the MeToo movement has had at conventions. Shout out to Trickssi from the Cosplayer Survivor Support Network for suggesting various resources and solutions during our discussion.

Cosplayer Survivor Support Network
@cosplayerssn Facebook & Twitter

Ep.166-The Dating Advice Girl Podcast-Ohayocon Consent Chat w/Actor Jason Marsden, Drag Performer Oriana Peron, Actor Michael Sinterniklaas
January 15, 2019 12:12 PM PST
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Part 1-On this episode, Actor/Producer Jason Marsden, Drag Performer Oriana Perón, Actor/Producer Michael Sinterniklaas and I have an honest and lively conversation about consent, cosplay, and Hollywood in my Cosplay & Consent session at Ohayocon 2019. We share personal stories and revelations around respecting the boundaries of others and ways we’ve all dealt with boundary-crossers.

Actor/Producer Jason Marsden - Twitter & Instagram @JasonMarsden @MarsPresents
Actor/Producer Michael Sinterniklaas - Twitter @MSinter & Instagram @MSWord
Drag Performer/Producer Oriana Peron - Twitter & Instagram @OrianaPeron

Ep.165-The Dating Advice Girl Podcast-Consent Guidebook Contributor Jimanekia Eborn
January 08, 2019 03:36 AM PST
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Ep.165- Here's my interview with one of the contributors in my consent book, The Consent Guidebook (www.TheConsentGuidebook.com), Trauma and Sexuality Coach Jimanekia Eborn. We chat about how the conversation around consent has a generational element, how caring about consent will set you up to win in relationships, and more!

About Jimanekia: Jimanekia Eborn is a Sex Educator with a decade of experience in mental health work. Her focus within sexual education is teaching adolescents sexual education via More Than Sex-ED and though private classes, consultations, media appearances, and more. She's also the Director of Education for a nonprofit called More Than 'NO.' She is based in Los Angeles, California. SEWJim is expanding to all offer consulting for television, books, and film on the context & representation of sexual trauma, as well as sexual education. After years of watching cringe-worthy representations of survivors & sexuality in television, she wants to push forth a true narrative through this avenue and support the creative process.

Ep.164-The Dating Advice Girl Podcast-Consent Guidebook Contributor Dr. Yoni Alkan
December 12, 2018 01:09 AM PST
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Ep.164-Here’s my interview with one of the contributors in my consent book, The Consent Guidebook (www.TheConsentGuidebook.com), Sex Educator and Speaker Dr. Yoni Alkan. We chat about his role as a cuddle party professional, cisgender men's role in the consent conversation, and more!

Yoni Alkan is a Sexual Educator with a Doctorate in Human Sexuality and a Masters in Conflict Resolution and Mediation, he is also a professional cuddler with Cuddlist.com and a Certified Cuddle Party Facilitator in San Francisco. Dr. Yoni Alkan is the creator of www.elementsofsexuality.com, he has been writing about sex, sexuality and relationships since 2011, and he is a global speaker on various Human Sexuality issues. His expertise are in alternative relationships and in improving our dating landscape through consent.

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