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Jun 12, 2019

It's time for Portals of Pleasure, Body Trust's annual deep-dive erotic residential retreat in New Mexico. Are you feeling the call this year? Find out more as Alex, Lizz, Zed, and Amy talk about the retreat, what to expect, how they are inspired by the work, and what their favorite Portals might be.

Registration for the retreat is now open. This year's theme is "steadfastness" or what is steady and true in your body. Are you curious to learn more? Then head on over to bodytrustcircle.com/portals for more details.

Portals of Pleasure is a 5-day erotic retreat for genderqueer folks and women folks, held July 24-28, 2019 at the Bodhi Manda Zen Center in Jemez Springs, New Mexico.

Thanks to the folks on Patreon who are supporting this podcast and all of Body Trust’s other work! Go visit Patreon and become a patreon yourself to support the free podcasts, newsletters, and resources that we create for you.

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.

 

May 12, 2019

Alex and Amy reflect on what they've learned from this experience of creating the Wonder Body coloring book, and specifically from the "4th chapter". Could it be that all these senses are really what intimacy is all about?

Resources mentioned:

Plus here's your downloadable "4th Chapter" page to color along with us.

Thanks to the folks on Patreon who are supporting this podcast and all of Body Trust’s other work! Go visit Patreon and become a patreon yourself to support the free podcasts, newsletters, and resources that we create for you.

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.

 

Alex and Amy reflect on what they've learned from this experience of creating the Wonder Body coloring book, and specifically from the "4th chapter". Could it be that all these senses are really what intimacy is all about?

Apr 12, 2019

In this episode of Season 3, Alex interviews Amy about her "hunting winter" adventure, and specifically about the sensory pleasures of light, pain, and temperature to be found in these colder climes.

Resources mentioned:

Plus here's your three downloadable pages pain, temperature, light for this episode, so you can color along with us.

Thanks to the folks on Patreon who are supporting this podcast and all of Body Trust’s other work! Go visit Patreon and become a patreon yourself to support the free podcasts, newsletters, and resources that we create for you.

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.

 

Mar 12, 2019

Print out the coloring page for yourself and show us how it turns out. http://bodytrustcircle.com/wp-content/uploads/Giveaway2ndCharka.pdf

And don't forget there is a little audio outtake gift after the music at the end. Sometimes it's worth hanging around for. :) The Pleasure Lab podcast is supported by YOU! through Patreon.com. Please join the community of folks supporting this work at http://www.patreon.com/bodytrust. We're super excited about this as a tool to create even more intimacy and community.

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.

Feb 12, 2019

Want to experiment with these on your own? Try going to a playground (feel free to take a kid or a dog as an escort). Or roll on a ball, jump in water, balance on one foot, or even do sun salutations.

Print out the coloring page for yourself and show us how it turns out. And don't forget theirs a little audio outtake gift after the music at the end. Sometimes worth hanging around. :)

Mentioned in this show:

  • Beautiful video and sound of iceskating on black ice
  • Dutch class that teaches the elderly how to tumble again
  • I Love Hue app

The Pleasure Lab podcast is supported by YOU! through Patreon.com. Please join the community of folks supporting this work at http://www.patreon.com/bodytrust. We're super excited about this as a tool to create even more intimacy and community.

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.

Jan 12, 2019

Make sure to check our blog post for the accompanying photos.

The Pleasure Lab podcast is supported by YOU! through Patreon.com. Please join the community of folks supporting this work at http://www.patreon.com/bodytrust. We're super excited about this as a tool to create even more intimacy and community

The Pleasure Lab podcast is supported by YOU! through Patreon.com. Please join the community of folks supporting this work at http://www.patreon.com/bodytrust. We're super excited about this as a tool to create even more intimacy and community

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.

Dec 12, 2018

Share one of your colored "root" pages with us (download PDF). What do you see? We'd love to see through your eyes. :)

The Pleasure Lab podcast is supported by YOU! through Patreon.com. Please join the community of folks supporting this work at http://www.patreon.com/bodytrust. We're super excited about this as a tool to create even more intimacy and community.

You can get your own copy of the Wonder Body Coloring Book! - http://wonderbody.us

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.

Nov 12, 2018

In this episode of Season 3, Amy and Alex explore the sense of sight, one of the big 5. In a departure, they try and color the "sight" page while conversing about the sense (see if they can actually multi-task!). So you may find their conversation a bit more languid than normal as they try and choose colors and talk at the same time. Print out the page for yourself and join us at the coloring table.

Sight, how it works, and how it creates pleasure. How is sight used to take in information about connection to others and our environment? Is the sense of sight a bully that dominates the other senses? When does our sight become habitual and at what cost?

Share your colored "sight" pages with us (download here). What do you see? We'd love to see through your eyes. :)

The Pleasure Lab podcast is supported by YOU! through Patreon.com. Please join the community of folks supporting this work at www.patreon.com/bodytrust. Zed and Amy just came back from a Patreon conference and we're super excited about this as a tool to create even more intimacy and community. Stay tuned for more on that.

Oct 12, 2018

Season 3 of the Pleasure Lab podcast: The 3rd Chakra

In this fourth full episode of Season 3, Amy and Alex talk about the 3rd Chakra (the Solar Plexus). This is the potency center, where the question is "Can I be me?" yet the words and drawings that emerged are wacky. We can't wait to see how colorists bring this page to life (you can download it here). Amy and Alex deep dive into the back story and then connect this chakra to the "4th Chapter". This is the final section of the book that only emerged after the 2016 elections as we wrestled whether or not a coloring book was trivial in the face of all this tumult. We stake a claim to coloring as a pathway to embodiment which is the fundamental tool of empathy. And that's what we need.

You can get your own copy of the Wonder Body Coloring Book! - http://wonderbody.us

Plus here's your downloadable page for this episode, so you can color along with us.

Sep 12, 2018

In this third full episode of Season 3, Amy and Alex talk about the sense of Taste. One of the big 5 sense, we often take this one for granted. But what is taste and what are the 5 types we can sense. Are you a super taster? Some experiments for you to try at home about taste and the pleasures of going slow and subtle.

Resources mentioned:

Plus here's your downloadable page for this episode, so you can color along with us.

Thanks to the folks on Patreon who are supporting this podcast and all of Body Trust’s other work! Go visit Patreon and become a patreon yourself to support the free podcasts, newsletters, and resources that we create for you.

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 Stitcher. And give us a 5-star review in iTunes, it helps us reach more beloved explorers.

 

Aug 12, 2018

In this second full episode of Season 3, Amy and Alex talk about the sense of Proprioception. How do you know where your body is in space, in relation to the ground, to your nose. They discuss the sense, some of the hidden gems behind the drawing, as well as some 'try this at home' exercises to help you feel into the erotic potential of the sense of proprioception.

Resources mentioned:

Plus here's your downloadable page for this episode, so you can color along with us.

Thanks to the folks on Patreon who are supporting this podcast and all of Body Trust’s other work! Go visit Patreon and become a patreon yourself to support the free podcasts, newsletters, and resources that we create for you.

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.

Jul 12, 2018

Season 3 of the Pleasure Lab podcast: The origin story In this first full episode of Season 3, Amy and Alex talk about the Wonder Body coloring book. They explore how it came into being (hint: it's connected to mind-blowing sex, or not), what they learned, what were the surprise additions, and what got left on the cutting room floor. Resources mentioned:

Plus here's your downloadable page for this episode, so you can color along with us.

Thanks to the folks on Patreon who are supporting this podcast and all of Body Trust’s other work! Go visit Patreon and become a patreon yourself to support the free podcasts, newsletters, and resources that we create for you. xo, Amy & Alex

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.

Jun 12, 2018

While Season 1 was Zed and Amy in wacky conversation, and Season 2was interviews with leaders and innovators in the field of embodiment, Season 3will focus on Wonder Body: A Sophisticated Coloring Book for Curious Adults. Each episode will be a dive deep into one of the concept in the book: a sense, an energy, or a pleasure. We will link downloadable pages with each episode so you can color along as you listen. Not only will Amy and Alex describe what's in the book, but they'll also reveal the untold stories and surprises behind each spread of  poetic words and whimsical images.

Won't you join us?

Thanks to the folks on Patreon who are supporting this podcast and all of Body Trust’s other work! Go visit patreon.com/bodytrustand become a patreon yourself to support the free podcasts, newsletters, and resources that we create for you.

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.

 

May 12, 2018

dr. liam “captain" snowdon - captain lives uninvited on the territory of the Lekwungen and WSÁNEĆ peoples on Vancouver Island. Their background is in social justice, harm reduction, street outreach, sexological bodywork, performance art and poetry. Captain runs the Sex Positive Art and Recreation Centre in Victoria and co-teaches the Somatic Sex Educator Professional Training. They delight in teaching with the Institute for Sexual Education and Enlightenment, doing outreach for the Anti-Violence Project at the University of Victoria. Currently, captain uses the pronoun they/them, identifies as a genderqueer-queer radical faery-faggot witch, is in love with the ocean and facilitation for liberation, still loving it 30 years and counting.

Captain recommends:

Thanks to the folks on Patreon who are supporting this podcast and all of Body Trust’s other work! Go visit patreon.com/bodytrust and become a patreon yourself to support the free podcasts, newsletters, and resources that we create for you.

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.

Apr 12, 2018

Thanks to Joseph Kramer for spending time talking about his work!

Here are a lot of places you can find more:

Joseph recommends:

Thanks to the folks on Patreon who are supporting this podcast and all of Body Trust’s other work! Go visit patreon.com/bodytrust and become a patreon yourself to support the free podcasts, newsletters, and resources that we create for you.

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.

Mar 12, 2018

Jaiya is a somatic sexology expert, working with people in various forms for over twenty years. She has created a unique system for one's "erotic blueprint," which can help explain different needs, wants, and communications personally and interpersonally. She joins Zed for a conversation about her work and inspirations, and shares her most recommended resources.

Thanks to Jaiya for being our guest! Find out even more about her and her work at ~jaiya.love~

Here are some of the resources that Jaiya mentioned: Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute; Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma by Peter A. Levine; Body Mapping on Embody Pleasure; Rapid Transformational Therapy; The Relationship Skills Workbook by Julia B. Colwell

Take the quiz to learn more about your personal Erotic Blueprint, Jaiya’s unique breakdown of systems of arousal at eroticblueprint.com

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.

Feb 12, 2018

Check out more of Sheri Winston's work at Intimate Arts Center, and pick up one of her books at your local independent bookstore (or, if you must, on Amazon: Women's Anatomy of Arousal: Secret Maps to Buried Pleasure & Succulent Sex Craft: Your Hands-On Guide to Erotic Play and Practice). Keep track of Sheri on Twitter and Facebook, too.

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.

Jan 12, 2018

Thank you, Roz Dischiavo! Check out her work at the Institute of Sexuality and Enlightenment.

Roz also mentioned TASHRA, The Alternative Sexualities Health Research Alliance, and her research on fantasies is available directly from her, via info@instituteforsexuality.com

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.

Dec 12, 2017

Zed and Amy take note of December's Winter Solstice and describe why Body Trust is taking the month off. Our shortest podcast ever (00:02:12)!

See you in January. :)

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.

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).

Nov 12, 2015

Amy and Zed talk about about sex positivity (00:40) Alex & Zed on dominance and sadism (41:55) TT@H: Lizz shares circular breath with the planet (37:55)

This episode's reading 

Plus dominance and sadism bonus:

  • how to top your master (you need a fetlife account to view this)
    https://fetlife.com/users/117165/posts/1883144
  • Enough to Make you Blush, by Princess Kali
    http://amzn.to/1QjmDez

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, 2015

Amy and Zed talk about about spirituality (0:40)
Interview with Kari Points re trauma and deep sea creatures (39:46)
TT@H: password experiments (37:35)

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, 2015

Amy and Zed talk about astronomy and flower essences (0:40)

Amy interviews Mel Reiff Hill about The Gender Book (27:03)

TT@H: a two-fer with M'kali Hashiki (25:45)

Find out more about Mel and his book The Gender Book

Amy and Zed mention Rudy Ballentine's book Radical Healing

Got something you want us to discuss? Email us at pleasurelab@bodytrustcircle.com.

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, 2015

Amy and Zed talk about age and eroticism (0:40)

Amy shares an excerpt from "Stilettos" (28:03)

TT@H: plug a hole and do some housework (23:44)

Amy's story is available in the anthology Sex Still Spoken Here which you can order from your local bookstore, or on Amazon.com as paperback or ebook.

Zed and Amy do mention age*eroticism*taboo photo project.

Got something you want us to discuss? Email us at pleasurelab@bodytrustcircle.com.

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, 2015

Amy and Zed talk about how to sustain the bliss of erotic connection (0:40)

Zed shares their poem "For the Record" (32:42)

TT@H: erotic superhero names (29:23)

 

You can find more of Zed Sinclair's spoken word at records.mrsexsmith.com

Thanks to Dan Fogelberg for a clip of "Make love stay" from the album The Very Best of Dan Fogelberg, 2001, Sony. Downloaded (and paid for) from iTunes.

We mention the amazing Betty Martin. You can find out more about her work at bettymartin.org

Got something you want us to discuss? Email us at pleasurelab@bodytrustcircle.com.

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, 2015

Amy and Zed discuss workshop aftercare and being bright and shiny (0:40)

Amy interviews Dawn about trans* sexuality and binary sacred spaces (23:39)

TT@H: orgasmic prayer (17:44)

You can learn more about Dawn at www.sacrederoticfire.com

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, 2015

Amy and Zed get loopy talking about what to wear to workshops (00:40)

The whole Body Trust team talks portals, pleasure, and sex toys (21:46)

TT@H: celebrate International Masturbation Month (18:37) 

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).

Apr 12, 2015

Amy and Zed talk Wicked Equinox and Exuberant Animal (00:40)

Interview with M’kali Hashiki (24:23)

TT@H: cross-dressing your undies (22:32)

M’kali Hashiki can be found at http://www.theenstaticbody.com
She mentioned Dr. Martha Tara Lee and her podcast Eros Evolution Podcast, hosted on Om Times.

We invite you to email us at pleasurelab@bodytrustcircle.com with your favorite sexy word. There will be prizes!

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, 2015

Amy and Zed discuss sourcing desire in the body (0:40)

TT@H: cairn building: truth and dare (23:40)

Person on the street interviews (28:34)

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, 2015

Amy and Zed ponder all kinds of erotic experiments (0:40)

TT@H: masturbation meditation (30:45)

Interview with Lizz Randall opening the floodgates through sex (35:37)

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 14, 2015

Amy and Zed ponder the difference between 'erotic' and 'sexual' (01:15)

Interview with Alex Jade about embodiment (20:01)

TT@H: anal breathing (35:09)

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 MORDAZ

Jan 14, 2015

Amy and Zed talk about why you might want to do erotic work in groups (00:40)

Lizz Randall's meditation riff and two poems read by Zed (37:06)

TT@H: intertouch (34:34)

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 read an excerpt from Abram, David. Becoming Animal. New York: Pantheon, 2010. Print.

Lizz’s meditation video can be found at the Body Trust YouTube Channel.

Zed read the poems:
"Kiss Everything on Fire" by Mark Nepo, from Reduced to Joy
"Earth-Fire" by Jeff Mann, from On the Tongue

Yes, we are having a contest! Is it better to come in first or last during a circle jerk? Let us know what you think by sending us an email at pleasurelab@bodytrustcircle.com. We’ll draw for the winner from the all the answers we receive.

Jan 14, 2015

Intro to Amy, Zed, Body Trust, and Pleasure Lab (00:40)

Clitoris Poem (19:31)

TT@H: hands to water (17:03)

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).

Zed read the poem "The Clitoris" by Nikki Finney, from Head Off & Split

Yes, we are having a contest! Can you name the experiential exercise Amy and Zed did from which they derived the term of endearment (“butt buddies”) they use to describe their friendship? If you think you know, send us an email at pleasurelab@bodytrustcircle.com. We’ll draw for the winner from the all correct answers we receive.