Episode 13 – Tipsy Tart Part 2

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(Theme: Feminism and mental health)

We chat to Lauren, a psychologist and feminist, on the possible psychological effects of sex work on the sugar babies. Then journalist and broadcaster Bibi Lynch and ex-sex worker and comedienne Miranda Kane from the Good Sex Bad Sex podcast talk internet dating, incels, unsolicited tit pics, Cat Person, millennial sex, everyday sexism and why we should combat sex worker stigma.

It.

Is.

Fire! 

Guests

Bibi Lynch

Miranda Kane

The Good Sex Bad Sex podcast

Notes:

Shana Vrangalova Ph.D., Psychology Today,Do Sex Workers Have More Mental Health Problems?’, https://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/blog/strictly-casual/201410/do-sex-workers-have-more-mental-health-problems

Rossler W, Koch U, Lauber C, Hass A-K, Altwegg M, Ajdacic-Gross V, Landolt K. (2010). The mental health of female sex workers. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20105147)Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 122, 143?152. Doi:10.1111/j.1600-0447.2009.01533.x [free pdfhttps://www.collegium.ethz.ch/fileadmin/autoren/pdf_papers/10_roessler_sexwork.pdf%5D

‘Beyond The Gaze’ ? University of Leicester: https://www2.le.ac.uk/news/blog/2018-archive/january/largest-study-of-uk-online-sex-work-highlights-findings-and-recommendations

‘Reviewing the occupational risks of sex workers in comparison to other ‘risky’ professions’ – July 2017 by Professor Teela Sanders; Stewart Cunningham; Dr Lucy Platt; Pippa Grenfell; Dr PG Macioti

https://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/criminology/people/teela-sanders/briefingpapersexworkandmentalhealth.pdf

Jessie Sage, Men’s Health, May 16, 2018: ‘4 Sex Workers on What They’ve Learned About Men’s Mental Health’: Https://www.menshealth.com/sex-women/a20717745/sex-workers-on-mens-mental-health/

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The Sugar Baby Confessionals: Tipsy Tarts (Feminism): the facts

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Fancy learning a bit more about the feminist topics covered in episodes 12 and 13? Here are some references and further reading inspired by our Tipsy Tarts episodes:

 

Suffragette City? Sugar Baby Confessionals – the Feminists episodes

2018 marks 100 years of Women’s Suffrage. What would our female forebears have thought of the Sugar Baby lifestyle? And let’s not forget that some women don’t have a choice about working in the sex industry. Join the discussion as Sara-Mae, Ruby and Madeline chat to some very special guests in our two feminist episodes.

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Feminism: (mass noun) The advocacy of women’s rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes.

How does the Feminist Flag fly with the Sugar Baby lifestyle? Do you know your stats on Suffrage and sex work? And can you guess what Madeline’s Masters thesis was all about?

Episode 12: Tipsy Tarts – Feminism: part 1

Listen in as we explore the implications of sugar-babying and sex work. Our sister-in-arms, Katherine Hofmeyr, is our special MC, introducing this week’s entertaining panel discussion between Sara-Mae, Ruby and Madeline! But she’s no bystander – pulling the girls up on a series of issues, not least about how the Holly Golightly/Pretty Woman ideal matches up against the reality of sex working. Just sayin’!

Kath the Ranter

Join us for an enlightening discussion – and find out if decriminalizing sex work in the Netherlands, Germany and New Zealand has made any difference to the safety of the women involved in the sex industry.

About our MC

Katherine is a Johannesburg-based writer, editor, sometime film critic and badass feminist. She would most like to be remembered as a bestselling novelist, little-known jazz singer and perhaps someone’s favourite aunt. Since she is yet to write anything publishable, confines her euterpean interludes to karaoke bars, and sees no sign of either of her brothers breeding in the near future, all these remain but distant dreams.

Check out our Feminism references and reading material.

Listen to the Tipsy Tarts episode on our Libsyn site

Episode 12 – Tipsy Tart (Part 1)

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Guest host (and general badass) Katherine Hofmeyr bravely takes the role of feminist policewoman to referee our discussion of feminism and how it relates to the sugar babies. Are the sugar babies reclaiming the word ‘whore’? We talk #metoo, #notallmen, Harvey Weinsten, the Nordic Model, the SESTA/FOSTA bill, the pros and cons of decriminalizing sexwork?plus 1980s cartoons. You can’t afford not to listen to this fiery conversation.

Links and notes

You can find all of Katherine’s references on a downloadable document on our website fablegazers.com.

Plus: Episode 598 of Savage Lovecast: https://www.savagelovecast.com/episodes/tag?t=mistress+matisse#.WyqI8i2ZPVo

German Lopez: ‘The case for decriminalizing prostitution’: https://www.vox.com/2015/8/18/9166669/why-legalize-prostitution

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Episode 11 – Summer Berry Grunt

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Ruby updates us on what’s happening with her, FP and the Brit. With her marriage on the verge of breakdown, she has realised that she is polyamourous and in love with both the Brit and FP. FP is deeply unhappy about this. Can they find a way to make it work?

Notes:

The book Ruby mentions is: More Than Two: A Practical Guide to Ethical Polyamory by Franklin Veaux

https://www.amazon.co.uk/More-Than-Two-Practical-Polyamory/dp/0991399706

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Episode 10 – Pretzel

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(Theme: Catching up)

We catch up with Ruby and Madelaine and see where they are after 7 months of sugar-babying ? how have they changed? What are the upsides and the issues they’ve faced? Have their sexual fantasies been fulfilled? Has it all been worth it?

Find out what FPs ultimatum to Ruby was and whether or not Madelaine’s decided to stick with sugar babying, or give it up altogether…

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Six sweet Sugar Baby Confessionals

Sugar Baby Confessional confessors … our final six sweet eps are readying for release and will be with you to taste real soon!

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Episode 10: catch up with Ruby and Madeline and see where they are after 7 months of sugar-babying – how have they changed? What are the upsides and the issues they’ve faced? Have their sexual fantasies been fulfilled? Has it all been worth it?

Episode 11: hear in-depth from Ruby as she deals with important revelations about her sexuality, her marriage,  feelings for ‘The Brit’ and how ‘FP’ is reacting.

Episode 12: Feminism – 1 – listen in as we explore the implications of sugar-babying and sex work – with an extra surprise in our panel discussion between Sara-Mae, Ruby and Madeline!

Episode 13: Feminism – 2 – a special chat about the effects of sex work on the psyche, feminism, sex work and pop culture – with a feminist therapist plus journalist Bibi Lynch and ex-sex-worker and comedienne Miranda Kane.

In our final two episodes we touch base with Madeline (ep 14) and Ruby (ep 15) to come full circle and find out how their sugar baby adventures affected their lives.

The final six sweet Sugar Baby Confessionals hit the airwaves from early next week – so stay tuned to your podcast source of choice. We’ll see you then!

Fable Gazers

 

Fable Gazers meets Flixwatcher

Ruby and Sara-Mae has such a blast with Helen and Kobi of Flixwatcher podcast, the Netflix Film Review Podcast.

There were plenty of giggles as we chatted about the many amazing characteristics (in Sara-Mae’s opinion) and also the somewhat clunky plot contrivances (Ruby went to town on those) of this great British film.

Here’s a teaser to whet your appetite:

You can hear the podcast on:

Apple iTunes or pod player app

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Flixwatcher is a must listen for any movie lovers out there and there are scads of great guests from Adam Buxton to The Standard Issue ladies.

We were absolutely delighted to be included, and hope you love the episode as much as we do.

Sara-Mae

Everyone’s talking about the best new podcast to hit the interweb!

 

Hey lovely people –

 

We need your help to win the Listener’s Choice award at the British Podcast Awards: Fable Gazers Season 1: The Sugar Baby Confessionals – if you’ve listened and you love it, do vote for it here: britishpodcastawards.com/vote – please and thank you!

 

If you haven’t listened, we’d love to hear your thoughts – it’s been a lot of work, in all our weekends and spare hours, and we’re very proud of it.

 

It’s a complete story, so be sure to listen (it’s available on all podcast players, including iTunes, Spotify and Stitcher) from the beginning to get the full effect:
http://fablegazers.libsyn.com

 

Journalists like Bibi Lynch, sexologist Alix Fox and Rob Crossan have described it as “compelling,” “beautifully put together”, intriguing, “off-kilter”, and very candid!

 

Here are some more listener reviews: 
“Delusions of grandeur
are inherent in youth
it’s the nightmare
of the tangled bed sheets
the result of reckless actions
that haunts one in old age.” – Bette O’Callaghan
“Love it, well written, presented and thoroughly enjoyed. Never heard of a sugar baby before.” Lucinda Sieger

 

Sara-Mae and several lovely people like Beth Keehn, Mike Scott are doing all this in their spare time, so recognition like this goes a long way towards helping us to attract potential sponsors – which ultimately means we can keep doing creating marvellous audio stories! 
(Trust us, season 2 is going to be even better *cough* Stephen Fry *cough*)

 

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Sara-Mae

 

Episode 9 – Raspberry fool

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Ruby’s favourite sugar daddy, The Brit, gives Sara-Mae an in depth interview on why he employs a sugar baby. We discuss his growing feelings for Ruby, while SD tries to catch him out with every journalistic trick in the book.

Links mentioned in the podcast:

The Savage Lovecast – https://www.savagelovecast.com

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