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Musings on the erotic from Amy and Zed of Body Trust. Think the Cartalk of the erotic.
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Nov 13, 2017

Amy talks with writer, performer, and educator Jen Cross about her new book and how writing is an embodied practice available to all of us, not just to heal trauma but also to celebrate our passions.

Other resources mentioned:

Music: Grateful to Little Dog Big Ears for their Creative Commons licensed music She Sees Mice (intro and outro). Make sure to subscribe in iTunes or Sticher. And give us a 5-star review in iTunes, it helps us reach more beloved explorers.

 

Oct 14, 2017

Thank you, Mark Fleming and Jay Craver!

Music: Grateful to Little Dog Big Ears for their Creative Commons licensed music She Sees Mice (intro and outro). Make sure to subscribe in iTunes or Sticher. And give us a 5-star review in iTunes, it helps us reach more beloved explorers.

Sep 12, 2017

Thanks to Mark Michaels & Patricia Johnson! Follow their work at tantrapm.com

We especially recommend their book Tantra for Erotic Empowerment

Music: Grateful to Little Dog Big Ears for their Creative Commons licensed music She Sees Mice (intro and outro). Make sure to subscribe in iTunes or Sticher! And give us a 5-star review in iTunes, it really helps us out.

Aug 14, 2017

Episode 3 of season 3 includes an interview between Betty Martin and Zed Meade.

Betty Martin's work can be found at BettyMartin.org, along with lots of information about the Wheel of Consent.

Books and inspiration mentioned in this episode are:

Our lovely intro and outro is "She Sees Mice" by Little Dog Big Ears, borrowed under a Creative Commons licensed music

Jul 14, 2017

Show notes:

Episode 3 of season 2 includes an interview between Amy Butcher and Zed Meade.

Books and inspiration mentioned in this episode are:

Music: Grateful to Little Dog Big Ears for their Creative Commons licensed music She Sees Mice (intro and outro).

Jun 12, 2017

Season 2: The Interview Season!

During this season, we'll talk with pioneers in the field of embodiment. In this episode, Amy interviews Marcia Baczynski (starts at 00:01:16).

Marcia Baczynski can be found at Asking for What You Want. Learn more about her projects, including The Good Girl Recovery project and her collaboration with MIdori, Make Hot Play Happen.

Marcia’s recommended resources include: Brené Brown, Daring Greatly; Barbara Carrellas, Ecstasy is Necessary; Betty Dodson, Sex for One; and Betty Martin’s work (and forthcoming book).

Music: Grateful to Little Dog Big Ears for their Creative Commons licensed music She Sees Mice (intro and outro) and New Ages I (try this at home section). Also to Orquesta Arrecife for their snippet LA MORDAZA (whimsey section).

May 12, 2017

Welcome to the first episode of Season 2: The Interview Season!

During this season, we'll talk with pioneers in the field of embodiment. In this episode, Zed interviews Lucid Dawn (starts at 00:01:14)

Music: Grateful to Little Dog Big Ears for their Creative Commons licensed music She Sees Mice (intro and outdo).

Make sure to subscribe in iTunes or Sticher! And give us a 5-star review in iTunes, it really helps us out.

Keep in touch with Lucid:

Lucid Dawn -

Nona Fender -

Apr 12, 2017

Description

  • Zed and Amy say goodbye to Season 1 (00:40)
  • TT@H: Zed offers a challenge to rest (09:18)
  • Alex and Mark celebrate Poetry Month (10:38)

Music: Grateful to Little Dog Big Ears for their Creative Commons licensed music She Sees Mice (intro and outro) and New Ages I (try this at home section). Also to Orquesta Arrecife for their snippet LA MORDAZA (whimsey section).

Mar 12, 2017

Description

  • Zed and Amy on sprouting and detox (00:40)
  • TT@H: Alex on simple acts of engagement (35:22)
  • Zed reads Radiant Sutra (36:56)

Mentioned in this episode:

  • Lauren Roche's Radiant Sutra.
  • The coloring book isn't quite ready yet (so close!) but you can watch some of it being created here. We're in beta reader stage and are shooting for late April release. Stay tuned.

Music: Grateful to Little Dog Big Ears for their Creative Commons licensed music She Sees Mice (intro and outro) and New Ages I (try this at home section). Also to Orquesta Arrecife for their snippet LA MORDAZA (whimsey section).

Feb 12, 2017

What's in this episode?

  • Zed and Amy explore Valentine's Day (00:40)
  • TT@H: Amy on digestive transit time (31:01)
  • Alex out at the playground (32:24)

Mentioned in this episode:

  • Gretchen Rubin's framework of the four tendencies (obliger, upholder, etc.).
  • The coloring book isn't quite ready yet (so close!) but you can watch some of it being created here. We're in beta reader stage and are shooting for late April release. Stay tuned.

Music: Grateful to Little Dog Big Ears for their Creative Commons licensed music She Sees Mice (intro and outro) and New Ages I (try this at home section). Also to Orquesta Arrecife for their snippet LA MORDAZA (whimsey section).

Jan 12, 2017

Description

  • Zed and Amy talk self-care and poetry (00:40)
  • TT@H: Lizz on taking control of your hugs (28:43)
  • Alex and Amy discuss better living through anal breathing (30:20)

Mentioned in this episode:

Music: Grateful to Little Dog Big Ears for their Creative Commons licensed music She Sees Mice (intro and outro) and New Ages I (try this at home section). Also to Orquesta Arrecife for their snippet LA MORDAZA (whimsey section).

Dec 12, 2016

Description

  • Zed and Amy talk about all kinds of body work (00:40)
  • Body Trust team co-working (31:50)
  • TT@H: commit to a poem (35:27)

Mentioned in this episode:

Music: Grateful to Little Dog Big Ears for their Creative Commons licensed music She Sees Mice (intro and outro) and New Ages I (try this at home section). Also to Orquesta Arrecife for their snippet LA MORDAZA (whimsey section).

 

Nov 12, 2016
  • Zed and Amy talk stoking the fires in wintertime (00:40)
  • Sadness and rain sounds (22:49)
  • TT@H: diaphramatic breathing (25:22)

Music: Grateful to Little Dog Big Ears for their Creative Commons licensed music She Sees Mice (intro and outro) and New Ages I (try this at home section). Also to Orquesta Arrecife for their snippet LA MORDAZA (whimsey section).

 

 

Oct 12, 2016

Amy and Zed explore cauldrons of digestion and soups (00:40). In the Whimsey section, Lizz and Amy talk soup, farming, and abundance (24:42). TT@H: Lizz gives us a bromantic cabbage recipe (43:52)

Resources we mentioned:

Music: Grateful to Little Dog Big Ears for their Creative Commons licensed music She Sees Mice (intro and outro) and New Ages I (try this at home section). Also to Orquesta Arrecife for their snippet LA MORDAZA (whimsey section).

 

Sep 12, 2016

This episode is all about proprioception.

  • Amy and Zed talk fall season, back to school, strap-ons, and strange questions. (00:40)
  • Whimsey: Amy and Alex dive deep into the body experience of proprioception (31:30)
  • TT@H: Listen along while Amy reads proprioception erotica (59:03)

Lots of books and resources were mentioned:

Music: Grateful to Little Dog Big Ears for their Creative Commons licensed music She Sees Mice (intro and outro) and New Ages I (try this at home section). Also to Orquesta Arrecife for their snippet LA MORDAZA (whimsey section).

 

Aug 12, 2016

Zed and Amy talk Erotix Journal and putting it in words (00:40)

Whimsey: Amy in conversation with TT Baum (16:05)

TT@H: TT gives us an experiment in penetration (44:55)

Music: Grateful to Little Dog Big Ears for their Creative Commons licensed music She Sees Mice (intro and outro) and New Ages I (try this at home section). Also to Orquesta Arrecife for their snippet LA MORDAZA (whimsey section).

Jul 12, 2016

Amy and Zed talk about racism and resilience (00:40)

TT@H: burnishing a portal of pleasure (23:16)

Music: Grateful to Little Dog Big Ears for their Creative Commons licensed music She Sees Mice (intro and outro) and New Ages I (try this at home section). Also to Orquesta Arrecife for their snippet LA MORDAZA (whimsey section).

 

Jun 12, 2016

Amy and Zed talk about Pride month and claiming your own erotic pride (0:40)

Music: Grateful to Little Dog Big Ears for their Creative Commons licensed music She Sees Mice (intro and outro) and New Ages I (try this at home section). Also to Orquesta Arrecife for their snippet LA MORDAZA (whimsey section).

May 12, 2016

Amy and Zed talk May, potency, and BDSM (0:40)

Robert Frost poem "The Road Not Taken" (28:48)

TT@H: merry-go-round sensory stretch (26:07)

 

Music: Grateful to Little Dog Big Ears for their Creative Commons licensed music She Sees Mice (intro and outro) and New Ages I (try this at home section). Also to Orquesta Arrecife for their snippet LA MORDAZA (whimsey section).

- Amy and Zed talk May, potency, and BDSM - Robert Frost poem - TT@H: merry-go-round sensory experiment

Apr 12, 2016

Zed and Amy talk about holes, puberty, and springtime (00:40)

April Fool's Outtakes (25:29)

TT@H: planting seedlings with intention (22:02)

 

The Try This @ Home experiment came from the book E-Squared by Pam Grout.

Music: Grateful to Little Dog Big Ears for their Creative Commons licensed music She Sees Mice (intro and outro) and New Ages I (try this at home section). Also to Orquesta Arrecife for their snippet LA MORDAZA (whimsey section).

Mar 12, 2016

Length: 1:08:00

  • Alex and Amy on quickening and online embodiment (00:40)
  • Amy and Zed's Book Club (44:22)
  • TT@H: Alex on quickening into pleasure (39:37)

During the Whimsey segment, Amy and Zed mentioned several books:

Music: Grateful to Little Dog Big Ears for their Creative Commons licensed music She Sees Mice (intro and outro) and New Ages I (try this at home section). Also to Orquesta Arrecife for their snippet LA MORDAZA (whimsey section).

Oh, and Val McDermid: we want to buy you a drink!

Feb 12, 2016

Length: 57:36

  • Amy and Zed ponder composting and disgusting (00:40)
  • Amy reads an excerpt of her short story "Waiting to Pee" (44:22)
  • TT@H: Zed on mindfulness (39:37)

Several books were mentioned in this episode:

Music: Grateful to Little Dog Big Ears for their Creative Commons licensed music She Sees Mice (intro and outro) and New Ages I (try this at home section). Also to Orquesta Arrecife for their snippet LA MORDAZA (whimsey section).

Jan 12, 2016

Length: 1:11:27

  • Conversation with Amy and Alex about winter playtime (00:40)
  • Lizz, Zed, Amy and Alex ponder Body Trust's mission (31:20)
  • TT@H: Lizz on ways to teather the mind (25:47)

Amy mentioned a book review of The Cabaret of Plants by Robert Mabey, to be found in the New York Times.

Music: Grateful to Little Dog Big Ears for their Creative Commons licensed music She Sees Mice (intro and outro) and New Ages I (try this at home section). Also to Orquesta Arrecife for their snippet LA MORDAZA (whimsey section).

Dec 14, 2015
Dec 12, 2015

Amy and Zed ponder "holy days" (0:40)
Three acoustic communities (40:20)
TT@H: Zed with an erotic fast write (37:37)

This is our 13th episode and so we're gathering the data on this experiment. Send us an email (pleasurelab@bodytrustcircle.com) telling us what you're liking about the Pleasure Lab podcast, what you'd suggest we change, what new things you think we should try, and any other brilliant ideas you might have. We'll be very grateful!

In this episode, we snuck in a few short musical clips (from legally purchased copies) so, out of respect for those artists, here's what you'll hear snippets of:

  • The Back Street Boys "Bye, Bye, Bye" from This Is Us album. Copyright 2009 RCA/JIVE Label Group, a unit of Sony Music Entertainment.
  • Tori Amos "Amber Waves" from Scarlet's Walk album. Copyright 2002 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
  • The Edwin Hawkins Singers "Oh Happy Day" from The Best of The Edwin Hawkins Singers album. Copyright 2001 Buddha Records.

Music: Grateful to Little Dog Big Ears for their Creative Commons licensed music She Sees Mice (intro and outro) and New Ages I (try this at home section). Also to Orquesta Arrecife for their snippet LA MORDAZA (whimsey section).

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