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  • Summary

  • Please note: This audio features graphic content, adult language, and references to sexual assault that may be upsetting to some listeners. Discretion is advised.

    Kink is moving into the mainstream, and it’s time we started talking about it.

    From a dominant’s dungeon to a London fetish club, sex expert Alix Fox explores some of the kinky places many of us never get to visit, and dives deep into some of our most private fantasies.

    She examines kinky sex from all the angles - personal, political, psychological, physiological, historical, and more - to try and help us understand our desires and those of the people around us.

    Each episode explores kink from a different era, including contemporary stories and expert voices. How common is kink? Why do we like it? Where does shame come from? Is it healthy? And, what are its politics?

    A Just Radio production for Audible Originals.

    ©2020 Audible, Ltd. (P)2020 Audible, Ltd.
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  • Nov 3 2020

    Alix Fox explores the enormous range of kinks out there. We hear about the predilections of people from around the world, including one very kinky couple, and consider cases of kinkiness from the distant past.

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    36 mins
  • Nov 3 2020

    Alix visits a dungeon and hears about some particularly extreme examples of kink, leading her to ask why we do this to ourselves. For answers, we explore kinky motivations from the middle ages, and hear from top psychologists and scientists...Alix even takes part in a kinky experiment herself.

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    37 mins
  • Nov 3 2020

    Having found that kink is common, and there are many reasons for it, Alix asks why it is we tend to feel ashamed of our more unusual desires. We join a man who, in the wake of personal tragedy, is finding solace in his sexuality, hear about the surprising attitudes of the Victorians, and find out how we came to view sex the way we do today.

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very very interesting

It is just a lot lot more than kink and erotica. In fact it's more about the mechanics behind kink than the kinky bits themselves. Very informative and very very interesting.

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interesting Listen

A great insight. Fun and interesting listen. love the idea of a workshop first date, be fun.

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Interesting and engaging.

Enjoyed listening to this series. More in depth than most shows on the radio or TV go. Takes a light hearted look at so called kinks and fetishes at the same time as managing to deal with the questions and answers in a mature way. A few interviews and case studies help give you an insight into the scene. Would like to have heard more.

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Very insightful

Very informative and insightful. Well balanced between fun and serious. A good way to find out about 'the scene' without having to actually take part.

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Seems very naive, shallow and even biased at times

Really enjoyed hearing from the interviewees and the historical explorations of kink were for me the most fascinating parts.

Sadly the series devolved into that eye rolling/stereotypically naive, left leaning modern feminist point of view in which everything is the result of societal conditioning - absolutely no mention of the enormous power of hormones, nature and as expected threw Freud under the bus... there was also a lot of self contradiction and strategic bullet dodging particularly in episodes 5 and 6. I didn't feel like they really wrestled with consent and the link between sex, violence and pleasure in a way that wasn't incredibly immature and infantilising like those cringe inducing consent workshops and the type of "consent form" nonsense you here on college campuses. It gets a bit heavy handed with the ideological feminist interpretation of society still being a "patriarchy" if it ever was, which is just absurd. Makes me question whether the historical education or the scientists were legit or not. Still a good listen even if you disagree I guess. Petty it wasn't longer.

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Adults only

An insight into something many of us would hide from but secretly love to try. Yes it is basic in some ways, crude but very interesting for any normal adult.

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great introduction to kink and kinky people

I found the topics discussed well researched, the explanations were good, the interviews informative and fun. I loved the scientific background information and the storyline - definitely a great listen no matter if you are new or experienced in the topic.

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  • 14-06-21

Everything a kink person needs to know

Okay mayb not everything but it is funny, informative and has a many different types of views from all people of all types.

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misleading

didn't enjoy this not worth the effort to read overacted and misleading
a bad audible choice by me

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Enlightening

This was a truly fantastic listen, which offered lots of new ideas, and fixed certain stereotypes and I will be trying some things out later.

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  • 15-10-21

good pod post

I found this to be fun and honest. I personally didn't learn anything new but I enjoy listening to it.