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American Sex


We are a nation obsessed with sex. We want to know how to have it, when to have it, and with whom. We want to know how freaky is acceptable and what’s too taboo? We wonder if we’re normal. Well, that all depends on who you ask. On American Sex Sunny Megatron & Ken Melvoin-Berg dive deep into guests sexual journeys. Some stories are personal and intimate. Others center around a bigger picture component like legislation, discrimination, or overcoming cultural stigma. Every story, however, has one thing in common-- the very blurred line between what’s personal and what affects us all.


Sunny Megatron Ken Melvoin Berg

About the Hosts: 

Sunny Megatron and Ken Melvoin-Berg are sexuality educators and edutainers. They specialize in kink, alt-sexuality, and facilitating authentic communication between partners. The pair created, produced, and Sunny hosted the groundbreaking sex positive TV show Sex With Sunny Megatron on Showtime. Ken & Sunny also hosted the show Outside the Box with Sunny Megatron on Amazon Video. They have been featured in Cosmo, Playboy, Jezebel, Buzzfeed, CNN, Refinery29, Playgirl Magazine, and more. On a more personal note, this dynamic duo are married, parents, occasionally ethically non-monogamous, and lifestyle BDSM enthusiasts. Most importantly, Ken and Sunny make taking about awkward topics easy-- they are approachable, real, and hilarious. 

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Sep 4, 2017

In 2015 Mark Shrayber & his fiance Allen traveled to Morehead, KY to get married-- the same town where county clerk Kim Davis refused to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples citing religious beliefs. Davis was held in contempt of court and jailed for 6 days. Mark & Allen arrived in Morehead just in time for her release. As a journalist, Mark was chasing a story. As a couple, they were realizing a dream. Then they found themselves in the middle of a terrifying family values rally facing both violent discrimination and unconditional acceptance. Intense, happy, scary, exciting, suspenseful, joyful, hilarious, and starkly sobering, Mark's story is a ‘must listen’!

Guest Bio 

Mark is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in Cosmopolitan, Jezebel, Vice, The Daily Dot, and The Awl (among others). Most recently, he was the deputy editor of the LIFE vertical at UPROXX. Mark is also a psychology lecturer at San Francisco State University.

Episode 5 Topics 

Do you get more head in Morehead Kentucky?, marriage equality, media martyrdom, all denim all the time, fucking a pizza, Kentucky is for lovers, Carter County, KY, The Wizard of Oz, Mike Huckabee, Moldova, fake news, hate the sin love the sinner, anti-Semitism, grappling with privilege, internalized homophobia, RuPaul’s Drag Race, wedding night sex, the personal is political, San Francisco, Liza Minelli, weekend white supremacy, traditional family values, gay wedding destinations, activism for non-activists, Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence,  fighting the alt-right, Chesterton Indiana, growing up LGBTQ in rural America

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American Sex Podcast iTunes Giveaway: Win a Fun Factory Darling Devil Silicone Vibrator and a Hybrid Battery Kit valued at $110!

How? Review and/or subscribe to American Sex Podcast on iTunes during the month of September.  Screenshot both and email it to to be entered in the contest.  

Winners selected by random computerized drawing 10/2. Must be 18+ and live in the contiguous 48 states to win. More details on the giveaway page.

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