Dear Researchers, Authors and Sex Educators – Let’s Talk!

Researchers, authors and educators – let’s talk!

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I host a new radio show, called Stereo-Typed, on the TPOK Radio network.  It airs live every other Wednesday at 7 pm eastern via Spreaker.  Past episodes are archived on Spreaker and iTunes, as well as some other podcast repositories. I seek researchers, authors and sex educators to join me on future episodes of the show.

A show about ideas and sex

Stereo-Typed is a show about ideas.  Its primary focus is to challenged commonly held beliefs about BDSM and its practitioners.  I want to examine the stereotypes and meta-stereotypes that exist, both in mainstream media, as well as within the kink subculture itself.  To do this, I need your help.  I want to talk to you about your findings and present them to my listeners.

I don’t restrict my topics to BDSM or fetishes.  While my listeners are “kinksters”, they come in every shape and size, which means they have varied interests, just like me.  All aspects of human sexuality are relevant.  Anywhere that there is an assumption about who and what we (kinksters, in general) are, there is room for exploration into the science and history of those assertions.

This list is just the beginning!

Areas of interest could include, but are not limited to,

  • psychology,
  • physiology,
  • sociology,
  • legal implications (keeping in mind the global nature of the internet),
  • relationship structures,
  • history of BDSM culture,
  • sexual orientations,
  • gender diversity and identity,
  • the list goes on … if you are a researcher, author or sex educator investigating Alternative Sexuality, I would love to hear about your research!

Research-based show

I aim to challenge beliefs, so I based the show on research. On occasion, I present an opinion-based monologue, but I want to use this platform to highlight what the research community is discovering about me and those like me. Your work is important and I want to showcase your findings and ideas.

I send out this appeal to people who are involved in investigating alternative sexuality, whether your research is directly related to BDSM or fetish practices, or centres on identity and orientation.  We can talk about your findings, as well as the methodology you used.  Also, if you have on-going research projects and want to spread the word, please consider sharing it with my audience.  My listeners are well aware of my view that researching us is important because WE are important.

Before my show started, I posted a blog entry detailing some of the topics I would like to explore.  But, this is just the beginning.

Is this you?

If you are a researcher (both institutional and private practice) looking into alternative sexuality, I would be honoured if you would consider sharing your work with my audience.  We are currently small in numbers, but my listenership is growing … and I would really love to build this show on a solid foundation, backed by members of the scientific community, such as yourself.  In exchange for being on the show, you will have the opportunity to promote your work (including book sales, if applicable) and you can use the archived broadcast for promotional purposes. You can find more details of what I am looking for the “Guests Wanted” page.

I want to speak with researchers, educators and presenters on BDSM-related topics, especially if you offer a different way of looking at things.  If your approach causes people to pause and say, “Hmmm, that is an interesting take on …”, I want to talk to you!

Appearing on the show is easy!

Appearing on the show only requires that you have access to Skype and set aside a little over an hour of your time on the night of the broadcast.  We can work together beforehand to draft a framework for our discussion.  I have prepared a short “Info for Guests” that answers some of the common questions and outlines the technological requirements for participating on the show.  

Have a friend or colleague who has something interesting to say?

Also, if you know of others who are working in areas related to alternative sexuality, I would like to speak to them as well.  Please feel free to direct them to the “Guest Wanted” page. You can use the buttons on the left to do a social media broadcast or “tell a friend” through email.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to let me know.

Here’s a Handy-Dandy Guide to my past episodes.

Note: My SEO is saying I have to get the word “researchers” in here one more time. So, here it is!  Also, I am too submissive (or passively spoken)!

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Camille Beaujolie

On-Air Personality at Stereo-Typed on TPOK Radio
Host of Stereo-Typed on TPOK Radio, an educational, research-based internet radio show/podcast that seeks to challenge beliefs about and within the Alternative Sexuality cultures. Contributor to the TPOK Monthly newsletter.
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