6: Carol Queen: Exhibitionism

In our continued commitment to post-modernity, Episode 6, “Why Are People Into Exhibitionism?!” with very special guest Carol Queen was recorded live in front of an audience at Catalyst Con East last March … which means that Tina and Dr. Queen talked about the love of having sex in front of other people in front of other people.

Of course, Exhibitionism is about more than getting off on being watched while you fuck. It’s about all kinds of arousal that comes from all kinds of being seen. As Tina and Carol explored, it can be about dressing up and showing off, making money by dancing naked, or sending someone a picture of your genitals in the mail. And of course, where would exhibitionists be without voyeurs like our live audience and listeners like you? Listen in as Tina riffs on all this and more with her hero, a legend in her own time, Dr. Queen.

Discussed: The Lusty Lady, consent, talking to yourself while masturbating, putting on a show, getting attention, Exhibitionism for the Shy, Good Vibrations, why fire is not a flared base, dirty polaroids in the post, play parties




Dr. Carol Queen is a writer and cultural sexologist with a Ph.D. in human sexuality. Her nonfiction books include Real Life Nude Girl: Chronicles of Sex-Positive Culture, and Exhibitionism for the Shy. She is also the author of the erotic novel The Leather Daddy and the Femme, and the editor of numerous sexuality anthologies.

She has appeared in several explicit educational videos, notably “Carol Queen’s Great Vibrations: An Explicit Consumer Tour of Vibrators” and “Bend Over Boyfriend: An Adventurous Couple’s Guide to Male Anal Pleasure.”

Queen works as staff sexologist and Chief Cultural Officer at Good Vibrations, the women-founded sex toy and bookstore in San Francisco.