Archive for 'Multi-media'
Posted on 28. Nov, 2008 by Stephen Kastner.
I have come to admire Louis C. K. – no puns intended – as you watch the following uncut video. Let’s hope YouTube does not yank it. I just can’t help myself, the words are spurting out effortlessly… enjoy!
Seems like a theme is developing here because I just stumbled across the Japanese solution… the Tenga. Maybe Louis CK should buy himself a few of these and maybe equip his wife with one, two, a dozen. But then, maybe she’s busy.
What we are really seeking is genuine answers. Our first broadcast on the BlogTalkRadio Quantum Sexuality Call-in Show was s debate on male ejaculation, “To Come or not to Come… That is the Question.”
I admit I am still a greenhorn as a radio host, but the content was meaningful and thought-provoking as Dagny and Amara squared of with diametrically opposing viewpoints. Each week the shows get noticeably better so tune in and call in live each Thursday evening!
Our next featured guest on Quantum Sexuality Magazine’s weekly Thursday evening show on December 4 is Sunyata, a Daka, Sacred Intimate, Certified Tantric Healer and educator of sacred sexuality and consciousness expansion. The subject will be “Sexual Healing,” how couples can restore the love and trust and return to a state of bliss with each other. Sunyata is also a fine art photographer, creating “Goddess Imagery” in devotion to the feminine divine (a.k.a. Bruce E. Brown: Fine Light Photography). Find out more about him at: Lotus Heart Tantra.
Sunyata will be joined by his partner, Kali Devi, an accomplished dakini with a depth of Tantric knowledge and experience received through both neo-Tantra and a “traditional” Tantric lineage.
Join us if you can, starting at 10 pm EST, 9 pm CST, 8 pm RMT and 7 pm PST for this one-hour live discussion with chat on BlogTalkRadio at www.blogtalkradio.com/Quantum-Sexuality or call-in by phone at: 646.929.0049.
And… if you can’t make it, don’t worry. The shows archive, remain free, as downloadable podcasts afterward:
Posted on 26. Nov, 2008 by Stephen Kastner.
This week I have been privileged to meet and continue working with some very amazing women… Annetta Luce, Jane Kamuasi, Amara Charles and Anna Venice.
Dancer and educator, Annetta Luce spent several weeks living with a Maasai family while teaching in Kenya recently. What she experienced as “traditional” African tribal practices will be vividly remembered for the rest of her life. Jane Kamuasi is a Maasai woman here in America seeking amnesty, a mother determined to protect her 12-year old daughter who remains in Kenya, from the traditional Maasai rite of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).
Because I live in a Global Village I have clients all over the world… and the Web keeps extending. Amara Charles and Anna Venice are two such people, teachers of Daoist Tantra in Arizona. They filmed a video interview and sent it to me for production. I got so involved in learning about the Maasai people and FGM as it is known at WHO and the UN – where November 25 is remembered each year as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women – that I am now knee-deep in producing a 30-minute documentary on the subject.
Here is my 3-minute intro, a director’s cut that I have rushed to the Web because of the timely nature of the subject and the season for giving thanks. I know it will take a generation or more to possibly eliminate FGM and educate people bound by religious tradition in a culture far distant from my own but… if everybody just throws a few bucks in the kitty we can make a profound difference in one young girl’s entire life.
Posted on 24. Nov, 2008 by Staff Reporter.
Seems like we have earned our “credibility wings” at BlogTalk Radio (BTR) – no longer relegated to the late, late night hours. Our East Coast listeners will be especially pleased to learn that our weekly Thursday night call-in radio show is now broadcasting live starting at 10 pm Eastern Standard Time.
Join us on Thanksgiving evening for our regular, weekly, late-night, call-in discussion… this week with erotic dance performance artist and teacher Annetta Luce. Her works explores the sensual, sexual and erotic within the context of the performing arts. She returned to the USA after living and working in Sydney, Australia where she most recently taught tribal dance at the Sydney Dance Company Studios for 6 years. She incorporates: body-mind centering, NLP, Iyengar Yoga, contact improvisation, Capoeira and shamanic practices in her work. Annetta is redefining modern perceptions of dance, creating a new attitude and aesthetic toward the body.
Call in with your live questions each Thursday evening starting at 10 pm EST, 9 pm CST, 8 pm RMT and 7 pm PST for this one-hour live discussion with chat on our weekly BlogTalkRadio Show at BlogTalkRadio.com/Quantum-Sexuality. Talk with our featured guests live by calling in throughout the hour at: 646.929.0049. We look forward to adding you to the conversation throughout the hour.
But, if you can’t make it…
All of our shows are recorded, archived and play at: blogtalkradio.com/Quantum-Sexuality.
Posted on 20. Nov, 2008 by Stephen Kastner.
Youtube.com is now considered by some to be the next great “search engine.” Dagny discovered the following video by MagentaPixie2012, a keystone to our work here at QS Magazine. Such synchronicity… continues to confirm that we are on the path.
Magenta Pixie says, “These are channeled messages coming from a collective energy who present as 9 White Winged beings. The channel has been receiving this information since 1993 but has now been told to release this information to other like minded souls and those known as ‘Lightworkers’ They say ‘United we stand, Divided we fall’ and that it is time for the lightworkers, the mediums, the researchers, the scientists and all those with differing perspectives on the 2012 Earth changes to come together as a collective force and bring forward their knowledge in whatever way it may be.”
I am pleased to discover that Pixie has a very theatrical background and lives in England. I like to think of her means to unleash her creative spirit as a “method,” similar to the schools of acting theory. No matter how she does it, the results are inspiring and I will continue to track her work.
Posted on 13. Nov, 2008 by Stephen Kastner.
Join us tonight to discuss… “Sexual Freedom in China – Ancient and Modern.” Amara will talk about the her Taoist training and experiences teaching workshops on White Tigress, Shamanic Quodoushka Sexuality and the Yin Yang of Sexual Restoration. Stephen will talk about his recent experiences living and loving in China for 6 months. Dagny is full of questions…
Join us if you can, each Thursday evening starting at 11 pm EST, 10 pm CST, 9 pm RMT and 8 pm PST for this one-hour live discussion with chat on our weekly BlogTalkRadio Show at BlogTalkRadio.com/Quantum-Sexuality . You can ask questions live by calling in throughout the hour at: 646.929.0049. We look forward to introducing call-in listeners throughout the hour to participate.
If you can’t make it, all of our shows are recorded and will remain available at: blogtalkradio.com/Quantum-Sexuality
Posted on 13. Nov, 2008 by Stephen Kastner.
Having lived in China for 6 months in 2006-07 does not make me an expert on Chinese culture, but I did experience a dramatic shift in my own consciousness. As an American I was led to believe that I was about to enter a very repressive “Communist regime.” What I experienced was just the opposite, a very liberal “adult” culture – one in which you are free to make your own choices about what to partake in and what to avoid… especially regarding sex.
But, it certainly wasn’t always like this. The Chinese have been steadily emerging since the days of Chairman Mao toward becoming a hybrid society, one in which the best of all worlds is adapted and employed to serve the needs of the people. The following episode of Sexy Beijing provides a glimpse of what sex and dating was like in the 1980s as experienced by best-selling Australian novelist and China expert Linda Jaivin.
Much has changed in just a quarter of a century…
In 2003, China’s infamous Sex Blogger, Muzi Mei, set the blogosphere afire with her candid narrations and personal on-line sexposes. With her screen name muzimei, claiming top honors for China’s most popular search term in 2005, Li Li – as she is known in “real life” – was also covered in a Time magazine feature, Sex and the Single Chinese.
“I express my freedom through sex,” says Li, defiantly. “It’s my life, and I can do what I want.”
Here’s a recent Muzi Mei interview done for the Danwei TV Hard Hat Show…
Time explains the dramatic attitude shift that has taken place in post-Maoist China:
“Today 70% of Beijing residents say they have had sexual relations before marriage, compared with just 15.5% in 1989, according to Li Yinhe, a sociologist at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. A survey taken last January of seven major Chinese cities found that among those 14 to 20, the average age of first sexual experience was 17.4, while those 31 to 40 had lost their virginity much later, at 24.1 years old.”
While China is rapidly moving in the direction of ever-increasing sexual freedom, it seems that we Americans are suffering under the continuing heavy-handed and hypocritical influence of Christian fundamentalism. I’ll be blogging on it here and continuing to work for the evolution of an “adult” culture here in the USA… and I don’t mean porn!
Posted on 08. Nov, 2008 by Stephen Kastner.
Today I came across a thought-provoking letter from Dr. Marty Klein to President-elect Barack Obama. One thing led to another as I traced my way to the author and his ongoing campaign for Sexual Intelligence – a blog which examines the sexual implications of current events, politics, technology, popular culture and the media. It is now included in the “Blogroll of Honor” here at Quantum Sexuality Magazine.
Marty publishes a new article once a week and at the end of each month he e-mails them out to subscribers. His short letter to Barack Obama offers 10 suggestions on how to restore all that we have lost in the past 8 years and move our nation to adult status… one in which we have the rights to make individual choices rather than having them legislated upon us. Dr. Klein has written several books, his latest an award-winning title that I intend to review here in the coming months: America’s War On Sex: The Attack on Law, Lust, & Liberty.
Dr. Klein on Reason.tv
Dear President Obama:
For months, I’ve been predicting that when you win, nothing will change regarding sex. I’ve said you won’t stop the government’s War On Sex; you won’t demand respect for sexual rights as human rights; you won’t prevent religious fanatics from controlling non-believers’ sex lives.
You now have your big chance: prove me wrong. Here’s what you need to do:
- End funding for abstinence-only training in public schools.
- End the Department of Justice’s war on adult entertainment. Keep the war on child porn. Make it clear they’re two different things.
- Decriminalize all consensual sex that teens have with other teens. Decriminalize teens sharing photos of themselves having sex.
- Increase financial support for Planned Parenthood, an investment proven to reduce poverty and domestic violence.
- Take the moral leadership to decrease abortion – by funding contraception services and comprehensive sex education, not by criminalizing abortion.
- Require all sex education programs to be scientifically accurate. Isn’t that required by the policies of car manufacturers, meat-packing plants, and toothpaste makers?
- Require all municipalities that want to restrict commercial sexual expression (strip clubs, adult bookstores, swing clubs, etc.) to actually demonstrate a need to do so, rather than simply claim “effects like crime, disease, and blight are well-established.” Because they’re not.
- Require all federal judges to take a Continuing Education course about sexuality – healthy sexuality, not “sex addiction” or child molestation. Make this education mandatory for anyone aspiring to be a judge.
- Get the FCC out of the censorship business. Let Americans use the “off” and “change channel” buttons on their TV remotes whenever they want; it’s good practice for voting.
- Remove the blocking software from every federally – funded computer in America – libraries, universities, airports. Start with the computers in the White House and Congress.
I’ve said in dozens of lectures this year that you won’t make a difference in America’s War On Sex.
Please, prove me wrong.
Dr. Marty Klein is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Sex Therapist, and sociologist with a special interest in public policy and sexuality. He has written several books and white papers and hundreds of articles about sexuality. Each year he trains thousands of professionals in North America and abroad in clinical skills, human sexuality, and policy issues.
Marty sees men, women, and couples in his Palo Alto office for psychotherapy, couples counseling, and sex therapy. For an appointment, write Klein@SexEd.org or call 650.773.2425.
For an archive of his original articles, lots of Q/A about sexuality, and other material, see his blog: www.SexEd.org.