Why Are People Into That?!

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Exploring sex, kink, gender, and love with Tina Horn.Subscribe to ACast+ for Exclusive Bonus Content!

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  • Shine Louise Houston: Voyeurism

    Shine Louise Houston: Voyeurism

    06/07/2020 Duration: 50min

    “The funny thing about Crash Pad is: you know that I know that you know that I know that there’s cameras in there." //In Part 2 of my interview with Shine, we focus in on Why Are People Into Voyeurism. //Shine tells a legendary tale of how seeing herself in the mirrors at the Lusty Lady inspired Crash Pad Series. We discuss how the voyeurism themes of CPS means she’s both removed her queer woman of color gaze and inserted that gaze into every single scene; how CPS has changed over 15 years of queer p*rn production; why you should pay for your porn; why asking first is necessary. We also explore: Why is voyeurism considered so creepy? Is the voyeur a top? When is looking like touching? There's also some nerdy camera talk and Shine's conspiracy theory about P*rn Hub. //Shine Louise Houston is the founding producer and director of Pink and White Productions (CrashPadSeries.com, PinkLabel.tv). During a five-year position at the women-owned sx toy purveyor Good Vibrations, Shine recognized an underserved demand fo

  • Shine Louise Houston: BLM + 15 yrs of Crash Pad Series

    Shine Louise Houston: BLM + 15 yrs of Crash Pad Series

    25/06/2020 Duration: 53min

    On May 11th, I recorded an episode remotely with Shine, about 15 years of Crash Pad Series, and a second part about voyeurism. On June 24th, I called her back to get her perspective on the Movement for Black Lives. This is part one, including our talks about BLM and CPS. Voyeurism coming soon. //“If you tell professionals what to do they won’t riff. If you tell amateurs what to do they ignore you. What I found was that the more I took myself out, the more organic the scene could be… The only thing I needed to control was the cameras…” //In which I call Crash Pad Series the Law and Order of Queer P*rn, Shine explains the origin story of the CPS themes and production values, and her take on the narratives of a sex scene. //Shine Louise Houston is the founding producer and director of Pink and White Productions (CrashPadSeries.com, PinkLabel.tv). During a five-year position at the women-owned sx toy purveyor Good Vibrations, Shine recognized an underserved demand for an alternative to mainstream p*rnography. In

  • Whorearchy lecture 10.26.17 Catland Books Stigma Unbound

    Whorearchy lecture 10.26.17 Catland Books Stigma Unbound

    31/05/2020 Duration: 24min

    What is the Whorearchy? How can understanding it help us to combat whorephobia? This portmanteau meaning Whore-Hierarchy is a term originating from and used within the sex worker rights movement describing social stratification within the industry. In honor of International Whores Day on June 2nd, here's my lecture from a 10.26.17 Stigma Unbound event at Catland Books in Brooklyn. Check out patreon.com/TinaHorn for a video and my slideshow from the lecture.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Live! Eroticizing COVID-19 w Empress Wu

    Live! Eroticizing COVID-19 w Empress Wu

    17/05/2020 Duration: 01h14min

    “There’s a part of me that’s going to enact a sadism on you from the inside.” // It’s YAPIT: COVID-19 Lightning Round Edition, recorded live on Instagram May 2nd 2020. //In which I really try my best to game-ify YAPIT even though I don’t have a game brain and cannot follow my own rules. //We cover: masks, medical fetishism, nano-objects, virtual reality, bug-chasing, spit, and breath play. //Death ethics, Zoom fart trolls, Thomas the Tank Engine lead recalls, how the crisis will change porn, the question “if you had a clone how would you fuck it?”, ovipositors, and sourdough starters also come up because how could they not? //“You’re a femme fatale, the fluids from your body have the power to destroy me.” //Empress Wu is an NYC-based dominatrix and cultural activist, primarily operating via performance, curation, writing, and production to explore the semiotics of sex work, and its effect on the body politic. In her spare time, she can be found loudly preaching conspiracy theories about slime v

  • JB Brager:Fascism pt2

    JB Brager:Fascism pt2

    26/04/2020 Duration: 01h12min

    "That’s the sex appeal of fascism: the desire to be violated. To be cut through like butter and spread... Fascism is sexy because it’s dangerous, confident, and... leather! It’s scary and comforting at the same time, because you don’t have to make any decisions. We’re afraid of it because our power is taken away, and we want it because we want our power to be taken away." // CW: two Jewish anti-fascist leftist queers in Brooklyn talking about the history, aesthetics, and complicated erotic allegories of fascism. In Part Two: The empty symbolism of punk / Derek Jarman’s Jubilee, / Adam Ant’s "Deutscher Girls" / Are people jerking off to Mel Brook’s "Hitler Rap"? / Are gay skinheads fascist? / Yukio Mishima / Forced breeding and medical experiments / Adrienne Rich’s response to Susan Sontag’s NYRB essay / Slave Play // "Unless you contend with desire, you’re never gonna get anywhere.” // JB Brager is a writer and cartoonist living in Brooklyn NY, Lenape-ho-king. They are a founding editor of Pinko Magazine and

  • JB Brager:Fascism pt1

    JB Brager:Fascism pt1

    13/04/2020 Duration: 51min

    “What does our desire endorse?” // Content Warning: This episode features two Jewish leftist queers in Brooklyn talking about the history, aesthetics, and complicated erotic allegories of fascism. Some graphic references to torture from fictional films including Salò and The Night Porter. //In the first YAPIT recorded during the COVID-19 quarantine, JB Brager joins me remotely from their home to discuss the spectacle of fascism. Discussed: shiny shiny shiny boots of leather, Nazisploitation, the fashion inspirations of Night Porter, why Salò isn’t actually a BDSM film but could spark scene material, Cate Blanchett's Soviet jodhpurs, why the Borg don't understand dating, the gender politics of Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS, and this entire fucking 1975 Sontag quote: “Fascist aesthetics… flow from (and justify) a preoccupation with situations of control, submissive behavior, extravagant effort, and the endurance of pain... They endorse two seemingly opposite states, egomania and servitude. The relations of dominatio

  • Fancy Feast: Burlesque pt2

    Fancy Feast: Burlesque pt2

    23/03/2020 Duration: 40min

    “I really like people to cry at my titty show!” //In part 2, Fancy and I get to the bottom of that age old debate: is burlesque stripping? Fancy recounts the plastic bag routine that won her Miss Coney Island 2016, as well as some of her favorite acts by Tiger Bay, Julie Atlas Muz & Mat Fraser, and Darlinda Just Darlinda (including an apocalyptic one that’s almost too prescient...) //Fancy Feast is a burlesque performer, sex educator, and writer. She holds the title of Miss Coney Island 2016 and is the recipient of the Revolutionary Award at the 2017 New York Burlesque Festival. She is a 2018 New Jewish Culture fellow. She has performed nationwide at venues including the Whitney, the Brooklyn Museum, the Metropolitan Opera, and the Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas. She is the subject of the 2016 documentary “Fancy Feast: the Fat Burlesque Performer”, by Leon Chase.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Fancy Feast : Burlesque pt1

    Fancy Feast : Burlesque pt1

    11/03/2020 Duration: 53min

    “I don’t experience my naked body as inherently erotic. It’s my body, and I like it. It has so much more to do for me with the glamour and the transgression. That’s the part where I’m comfortable and excited. Burlesque was the first time I ever saw an exalted fat body.” Fancy Feast joins me for a talk about the art of burlesque. But first we discuss her Jewish Currents piece about identity fetishism and what kind of Jewish-themed porn she would make. Her act called 50 Shades of Oy Vey is a great segue into a discussion of the money she’s put into big rhinestone, why she’s not body positive, and whether good girls can do burlesque. Pt 2 coming soon! // Fancy Feast is a burlesque performer, sex educator, and writer. She holds the title of Miss Coney Island 2016 and is the recipient of the Revolutionary Award at the 2017 New York Burlesque Festival. She is a 2018 New Jewish Culture fellow. She has performed nationwide at venues including the Whitney, the Brooklyn Museum, the Metropolitan Opera, and the Burl

  • Live! Fetish Aesthetics w Lanee Bird

    Live! Fetish Aesthetics w Lanee Bird

    24/02/2020 Duration: 01h12min

    “All subcultures use aesthetics to establish community." // Fetish artist and aesthete Lanee Bird joined me the day after her film Laboratory was screened as part of Kink Out: Spaces at MOMA PS1. We talked fetish as: obsession, reverence, precision, perfectionism, discomfort, fashion... and how being a bottom contributes to Lanee's talents. // Lanee Bird is an indigenous queer photographer, cinematographer and video editor based in Brooklyn, NY. Through her personal work of both photo and film she reveals the intersections of fashion and fetishism. She is also experienced in commercial video production as an editor and colorist primarily working within the beauty industry. @LOVVR @DRESSEDFORPLEASURE  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Empress Wu: Cannibalism pt2

    Empress Wu: Cannibalism pt2

    10/02/2020 Duration: 01h01min

    "Riding someone while biting them is like consuming them from both ends.” / “The esophagus is the thinking man’s rectum.” / Worship, biting, vampirism, feeding frenzies, body farms, eating pubes, menstrual blood, ripping into each other, the act of service of giving someone your life force, the Cannibal cop, Der Metzgermeister, eating the placenta of someone you love, what part of her own body Wu would like to eat, what Yu-Gi-Oh! fan fiction has to do with all this, and how Wu would prepare you. /Empress Wu is an NYC-based dominatrix and cultural activist, primarily operating via performance, curation, writing, and production to explore the semiotics of sex work, and its effect on the body politic. In her spare time, she can be found loudly preaching conspiracy theories about slime videos.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Empress Wu: Cannibalism pt1

    Empress Wu: Cannibalism pt1

    27/01/2020 Duration: 01h03min

    “While my mouth is open, he gets lost among my teeth, sliding down my throat, not being able to escape my mouth.” //In truly one of the most deranged episodes in the history of this podcast, Empress Wu and I speculate about the thrall of cannibalism, figurative and in some cases literal. Mukbang videos, a client called Mental Dental, vore, giantess fetishists, vomiting fetishists, eating each other out, drinking cum and piss, the romance of only having so much meat to give, the moment in sex when you're so close you never want to leave, and how cannibalism flips consumption inside out. //Empress Wu is an NYC-based dominatrix and cultural activist, primarily operating via performance, curation, writing, and production to explore the semiotics of sex work, and its effect on the body politic. In her spare time, she can be found loudly preaching conspiracy theories about slime videos.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Live! Blackmail w Amazon Maddox aka BrujaPxssy

    Live! Blackmail w Amazon Maddox aka BrujaPxssy

    13/01/2020 Duration: 01h19min

    “I’ll chain you to the bed and put a pretty bow on you” // This live show, recorded at the NYC Pleasure Chest in December 2019, is all about balance: silk ties and heavy metal shackles, being juicy and muscular, being a genderqueer parent and glamorous pro-domme. Amazon Maddox aka BrujaPxssy tells their kink origin story, explores topics of fat positivity and exotification, and gives advice for parents navigating biases against sexual identity. And then there's a pretty detailed exploration of Why Are People Into Blackmail?! //BrujaPxssy is an AfroLatin GenderFluid New Yorker and SP. Through their work as a 'Pro-Dominant Life Coach, they strive to make BDSM and alternative lifestyles a more inclusive and well represented community, as well as make meaningful connections with those they encounter on their own journey into The Arts. Parent, Activist, and aspiring model, there is not much they can't handle.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Getting Clean to Get Dirty Live WeHo Pleasure Chest 1.16.19

    Getting Clean to Get Dirty Live WeHo Pleasure Chest 1.16.19

    24/12/2019 Duration: 01h04min

    The last pod of the year is footage from my first class of the year: Getting Clean to Get Dirty: Anal Prep, Health, and Pleasure at the West Hollywood Pleasure Chest from January 2019!Anal play is one of the most pleasurable and taboo-busting forms of sexy fun. Yet the most common (and understandable) inhibitor to a wild and fun butt session is: won’t it get messy? Tina Horn, the host of kinky sex podcast Why Are People Into That?! is here to give you all the tips you need to enjoy butt stuff worry-free! We’ll discuss different kinds of anal prep routines, from fleet enemas to showers, from special absorbent sheets to safer sex gear. Tina will provide lots of techniques for great anal communication between partners, and detailed tips from porn stars on how they make anal look so easy! We’ll also dip our toes into some advanced anal experiences, including enema fetishes, ass worship, and all kinds of anal toys! Tina’s experience as a professional dominatrix, pornographer, dirty talk expert, and published autho

  • Live! Ritual w Yin Q  Iona Pearl

    Live! Ritual w Yin Q & Iona Pearl

    09/12/2019 Duration: 01h14min

    “It’s a strengthening of the will. It’s letting them surrender into their purpose of service."Yin Q is a BDSM ritualist/educator, mother to two fierce children and two calm animals, and writer of Mercy Mistress, a web series based on Q’s memoirs of coming-into- kink and sex work (Exec Prod. Margaret Cho). Yin founded Kink Out to bring together intersectional peoples of the leather/kink communities for art, conversation, and activism. Their writing is in BUST, Afro-Asia, Queer Magic, Apogee Journal, and the upcoming #WeToo Anthology published by Feminist Press. They are currently working on a documentary on Red Canary Song, the sex worker organization that advocates for Asian Migrant Massage Parlor Workers.@YinQ13@Kink Out @Red Canary Song IonaPearl is Assistant Manager and Sex Specialist at the Pleasure Chest Upper East Side. They are a Queer, Black Femme, and energetic Libra. IonaPearl is an abortion, contraception, and miscarriage Doula, and aspiring social worker. In their free time, IonaPearl e

  • DaemonumX: Catholicism pt2

    DaemonumX: Catholicism pt2

    25/11/2019 Duration: 49min

     In Part 2, Christine graces us with some explicit Catholic play stories. We discuss cilices, bloody bibles, corruption, possession, places to store a rosary, lesbian nuns, demon dildos, and mortification of the motherfuckin flesh! She offers a quick take on blood play, the inherent camp of vestments, and the inherent cannibalism of transubstantiation. // Daemonum X is a femme leatherdyke and lifestyle Dominant. She believes in BDSM as a form of spirituality and specializes in rope bondage and blood play. She is the founder and Editrix of FIST, an anthology zine for leatherdykes, as well as Linked, A Polyamory Zine. More of her words on BDSM and power exchange can be found in Them, Autostraddle, and Wussy Mag. DaemonumX lives in Brooklyn where she sometimes teaches and often performs.You can follow her on social media @DaemonumX and buy zines at fistzine.com  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • DaemonumX: Catholicism pt1

    DaemonumX: Catholicism pt1

    11/11/2019 Duration: 36min

    DaemonumX aka Christine talks about her leather dyke zine FIST, her polyamory zine LINKED, and what it even means to be a zine maker in 2019. We also chat about her notorious rope suspension performances and why they’re more about sadism than beauty. Then we settle into a discussion of Catholicism: how Christine went from an inquisitive young Catholic to a blaspheming dyke confessing about impure thoughts to another femme at a party called Slutpile. Stay tuned for Part 2 where we discuss lesbian nuns, demon dildos, and mortification of the motherfuckin flesh! //Daemonum X is a femme leatherdyke and lifestyle Dominant. She believes in BDSM as a form of spirituality and specializes in rope bondage and blood play. She is the founder and Editrix of FIST, an anthology zine for leatherdykes, as well as Linked, A Polyamory Zine. More of her words on BDSM and power exchange can be found in Them, Autostraddle, and Wussy Mag. DaemonumX lives in Brooklyn where she sometimes teaches and often performs.You can follow her

  • Laura Westengard: Gothic Queer Culture pt2

    Laura Westengard: Gothic Queer Culture pt2

    28/10/2019 Duration: 49min

    In Part 2 of my conversation with Gothic Queer Culture writer Laura Westengard, we get into BDSM as both haunting and time travel, and take a close look at the contemporary queer performance artists M Lamar, Zackary Drucker and Cassils. Laura also gives us a tease of her upcoming book on historical medical horrors, and how that might connect to SfSx the comic book. //Laura Westengard (she/her/hers) is an Associate Professor of English at the City University of New York where she serves as point person of the Gender & Sexuality Studies concentration and as a board member for CLAGS: The Center for LGBTQ Studies. She is the author of Gothic Queer Culture: Marginalized Communities and the Ghosts of Insidious Trauma and co-editor of The 25 Sitcoms that Changed Television: Turning Points in American Culture. She writes about popular culture, performance art, and contemporary U.S. literature and recently published an illustrated essay on Cold War-era lesbian pulp fiction for Morbid Anato

  • Laura Westengard: Gothic Queer Culture pt1

    Laura Westengard: Gothic Queer Culture pt1

    10/10/2019 Duration: 57min

    Just in time for the nights to get longer, CUNY professor and author of the new book Gothic Queer Culture Laura Westengard discusses insidious trauma: from Castle of Otranto to True Blood, how vampires create their own erotic holes, and why monster desire is always queer desire. // Laura Westengard (she/her/hers) is an Associate Professor of English at the City University of New York where she serves as point person of the Gender & Sexuality Studies concentration and as a board member for CLAGS: The Center for LGBTQ Studies. She is the author of Gothic Queer Culture: Marginalized Communities and the Ghosts of Insidious Trauma and co-editor of The 25 Sitcoms that Changed Television: Turning Points in American Culture. She writes about popular culture, performance art, and contemporary U.S. literature and recently published an illustrated essay on Cold War-era lesbian pulp fiction for Morbid Anatomy. She is currently researching medical archives for an upcoming book on lesser k

  • Joe Osmundson: Enemas

    Joe Osmundson: Enemas

    18/09/2019 Duration: 59min

    Molecular biophysicist and queer lit slut Joe Osmundson gets into it with Tina on the great debate of our time: saline vs water enemas. You'll be surprised by their, um, artisanal isotonic douche solutions! Discussed: the inner and outer world of the epithelium, why queer sexual health is under-studied, why you should listen to Frank Ocean while giving yourself an enema, why the douche and cuddle is the new Netflix and chill. //Joseph Osmundson is a scientist and writer based in New York City.  He has a PhD from The Rockefeller University in Molecular Biophysics.  His research has been supported by the American Cancer Society, published in leading biological journals including Cell and PNAS, and he's currently a Clinical Assistant Professor of Biology at NYU.  His writing has appeared in The Village Voice, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Gawker, The Kenyon Review, The Rumpus, The Lambda Literary Review, and The Feminist Wire, and elsewhere, too.  His book, Capsid: A Love Song won the

  • Lindsay Dye: Cake Sitting, pt2

    Lindsay Dye: Cake Sitting, pt2

    11/09/2019 Duration: 01h04min

    “I birth what I destroy.” / In Part 2 of our talk about sploshing, crushing, sugar, and fetish labor, Lindsay discusses her very first on cam sit, the many meanings of consumption, and the transformative narrative arc of cake sitting. /Lindsay Dye is a 31 year old artist and sex worker of Puerto Rican descent from Miami, Florida. She holds an MFA in Photography and Sculpture from the Pratt Institute. She is most known on social media for her Cake Sitting Performances. Her work has been featured in a wide range of media including: Time Out New York, Playboy, HuffPost, Paper, iD and most recently her butt and handmade cake graced the cover of UK-based BRICKS magazine.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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