Sex Education

Episode #254: Vanessa Cuccia – Detroit-Based Composer, Pianist, and Vocalist, Debut Album ‘This is a Spell’, Owner of Chakrubs and Freque Magazine

The guest for this episode is Detroit-based composer, pianist, and vocalist Vanessa Cuccia to talk about her debut album This is a Spell. I came across Vanessa’s music earlier this year when a mutual friend shared her single “Ode to Body” on Instagram. I really liked the song, but when I heard the full album and learned more about her, I definitely wanted to meet her and have her on the podcast. This is actually Vanessa’s first podcast interview about her music has she has already made successful waves in the world with her company Chakrubs, her natural crystal sex toy company (which has been featured on Conan, Playboy TV, Nylon, Teen Vogue, among other publications). Cuccia also runs Freque Magazine, described as “combining FREQUEncies of art, music, and culture through a lens of spirituality”.


Episode #241: Dr. Lovejoy – Femdom Sex Therapist & Erotic Audio Artist

The guest for this episode is femdom sex therapist and erotic audio artist Dr. Lovejoy. She is definitely one of the best guests I’ve ever had on Fresh is the Word. It was such a fan interview and she really got me smitten! We talk about why I wanted her on the podcast and how sex workers and sex educators helped me find myself. We also talk about the benefits that sex therapy could have on society if embraced more, plus a whole lot of flirting.


Episode #239: Jane Ward – American Scholar, Professor, Feminist, and Author, Latest Book ‘The Tragedy of Heterosexuality’ Available Now

The guest for this episode is scholar, feminist, and author Jane Ward, who is professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies at University of California Riverside, where she teaches courses in feminist, queer, and heterosexuality studies. She has written many books including NOT GAY: Sex Between Straight White Men and Respectably Queer, along with her latest title The Tragedy of Heterosexuality. During our chat, we talked about The Tragedy of Heterosexuality along how freeing it can be to explore and accept one’s sexual and gender identities, along with so much more.


Episode #220: Being Anti-Racist, Plus Special Guest Elle Chase – Certified Sexuality Educator, Writer, Speaker, Pleasure Advocate, Author of Curvy Girl Sex, Creator of LadyCheeky

My guest today is Certified Sex Educator, writer, speaker, pleasure advocate, author of Curvy Girl Sex, and creator of LadyCheeky, Elle Chase, who was suggestion from previous guest Anne Hodder-Shipp (happy birthday Anne!). We got into the importance of sex education and to normalize it along with body positivity and so much more. It was a great chat and Elle Chase continually spreads information about sex-positive education and most recently, resources for accountability and actions for black lives.


Episode #213: Anne Hodder-Shipp – Multi-Certified Sex & Relationships Educator, Dreamworker, Sex Toy Expert, Sex-Positive PR at Hodder Media, Founder of EDSE

Episode #213: Anne Hodder-Shipp – IN THIS EPISODE: Hosted by music/pop culture journalist Kelly “K-Fresh” Frazier, Fresh is the Word aims to tell the stories from a variety of different voices including women, people of color, and the LGBTQ community through the artistic lens of pop culture. Joined by comic…