Dan Savage: Sex Rules Us
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EPISODE 12 OF THE ART OF ASKING EVERYTHING: Dan Savage: Sex Rules Us IS OUT NOW WHEREVER YOU GET YOUR PODCASTS.
The Queen of Openness talks to King of Sex Advice, and we make a Truth-Sex baby! No, really, this one’s good. When I made my first wishlist, Dan Savage was one of my fantasy podcast interviews. He’s an author, LGBT community activist, and long-long-time writer of Savage Love, an internationally syndicated relationship and sex advice column. For decades, both Dan and I have been trying to navigate truth, love, hate, and how to navigate (and explain) open relationships – especially when you have children. Also: master-level compartmentalization, how to weed out toxic critics, ACTUAL weed….and the power of the mute button.
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Amanda Palmer presents an intimate conversation with Dan Savage, recorded June 4, 2019 in Seattle, WA.
Dan Savage is an author, media pundit, journalist, and LGBT community activist. He is the long-time writer of Savage Love, an internationally syndicated relationship and sex advice column and the author of books such as, “The Commitment,” “The Kid,” and, “American Savage.”
Dan is also the host of his own hit podcast, The Savage Lovecast, and also serves as the editorial director of the weekly Seattle newspaper, The Stranger.
In 2010, Dan and his husband, Terry Miller, began the It Gets Better Project to help prevent suicide among LGBT youth.
Dan also coordinates the annual Hump Pornography Festival, which is made up of clips on any pornographic topic, submitted by viewers.
In this interview we talk about the power of the mute button and marijuana, weeding out toxic critics, how open relationships need to constantly be renegotiated, lessons from monogamous hospice care, the problems with compartmentalizing feelings and sex, the complications of being polyamorous, and the logistics of being openly married with children.
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Thank you so much to my guest, Dan Savage. You should listen to his podcast, it’s called the Savage Lovecast, all the links are in my shownotes, and you should also check out his writing. Many, many years of it at thestranger.com where it’s beautifully organised.
Our engineer was Ben Kersten, at Clatter and Din studios in Seattle.
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