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28 January 2006 @ 02:02 am
Inaugural Episode Now Available  
QSW: Episode One, Available now at http://qsw.libsyn.com/rss.

Yes, at long last, the show is up! Please run out and tell all your friends. Annoy them with unsolicited spam to sing the show's praises. Review it on your blogs. Or on your own podcasts. I am now in the publicity-whore phase of my podcasting endeavor! You know the old queer adage, "not talked about, not thought about." ;-) Oh, and most importantly, please, please, please drop me a line, and let me know what you think of the show!!! You can either leave a comment here on the show blog, or you can email comments at QSweekly@gmail.com.

Hope you enjoy the show. And I look forward to comments, suggestions and feedback.

Now, with out further a-do, here's this weeks Show Notes:

The main content of this first episode focuses on the core beliefs that shape my vision of sexual health, and what I hope QSW will be about. Some of these core beliefs include:

QSW’s Core Beliefs on Sexual Health
Healthy sex requires honest communication, consensual involvement and a sincere concern for the well being of all participants.

Sex health education should be rooted in Harm Reduction philosophy, that rejects moralizing and judgmental attitudes, and accepts each person where they are in their understanding of sexuality and their sexual needs.

Sexuality is a fluid, ever-evolving aspect of human experience, and consequently each of us is on a path of discovery about who we are and what we want and need as sexual beings and simply as human beings.

Our sexuality suffuses and informs every part of our lives, not just moments of specific erotic intent.

Sex is Nice! Pleasure is Good for You!
Check out the great books by Dossie Easton and Janet Hardy at their publishing house The Greenery Press. Among the works that I've read and enjoyed are The Ethical Slut and Radical Ecstasy.

Thanks and Praise
I have to send out a HUGE thank you to my old and dear friend, Cunning Minx, who hosts an amazing podcast to which I'm hopelessly addicted, Polyamory Weekly. Minx and I go way, way, way back to our pure & innocent days when we even went to Bible study together once back in Redneckville, Texas. Needless to say, we've changed quite a bit! Minx has been so supportive and encouraging, serving frequently as my primary podcasting tech support. And as I said in my acknowledgments in the show, she is my biggest role model in the podcasting thing, because I really admire the tone she achieve in her show. No moralizing. Sex-positive content and commentary. Listener-focused, listener-driven. And FUNNY! You go, Minx!

I also want to thank Minx's tremendously cool partner Graydancer, who helped me early on, when he was visiting out here in SF for a conference. Graydancer bought my first mic, and helped me download all the software I needed to get started. Plus, between his show, Rope Weekly, and Minx's, I can kinda stay up to date on their lives, even when our actual phone conversations are few and far between!

Finally, thanks to Lana Anderson and Rob Bentley, known collectively as Circle in a Square, for their wonderful track that I played at the close of the show, "I Ain't Sorry." You can fine their work, and other podsafe music at Pod Safe Audio.

Looking ahead...
Coming up in next week's show, I'll introduce our recurring health segment, "Paging Dr. Todd," with San Francisco HIV care physician, Todd Pope, MD. In this interview, we will discuss the controversy around Viagra use among queer men.

I think I'll also have an interview for you with a buddy of mine here in SF, Derrick Hanson, who is an up-and-cumming porn star with Raging Stallion Studios. I'm also still working on an interview with Raging Stallion director, Chris Ward. And other possible interviews related to the hot, hot, hot new RS film, Arabesque. You can catch sexy Derrick in the RS release, Team Players.
(Anonymous) on February 24th, 2006 05:21 pm (UTC)
I totally agree with your point of view. I love Dossie & Janet, too. It's nice to hear your harm reduction philosophy.

Zak Zoah