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What Is American Sex? 

This award-winning podcast is dedicated to changing America’s dysfunctional relationship with sex. Our sex lives are influenced by everything that makes us US--from our mental health to our relationships, politics, identity, and the shame our culture instills in us and relies on for control. Understanding how these things seep into our bedrooms makes all the kinky, pervy, weird stuff we’re secretly into seem not so weird after all. 

Hosts, Sunny Megatron & Ken Melvoin-Berg, are acclaimed Sex & BDSM Educators. They also co-created the groundbreaking Showtime Original Series, Sex with Sunny Megatron. Equal parts hilarious and informative, Sunny, Ken & their guests serve up real-talk about kink, polyamory, sexual ethics, and LGBTQIA+ subjects. From practical BDSM & sex tips to discussions about systematic repression of pleasure & sexual empowerment, each topic is approached with a lightheartedness that’s second to none. 

We believe Kink is Cutomizable, education is the new punk rock, the personal is political, tinkle-your-pants laughter is an anecdote to sexual shame, and that collectively we can subvert this backward-ass system by finding power in our pleasure.  

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About the Hosts

Superheroes of sex ed, Ken Melvoin-Berg & Sunny Megatron are partners in every sense of the word. In addition to co-producing Showtime’s “Sex with Sunny Megatron,” they initially gained recognition writing and teaching about everyone’s favorite subject, SEX. In their sell-out workshops, their unique brand of “edutainment” plus combined 30+ years of sexuality teaching experience puts students at ease. 

They host the AASECT Award winning American Sex Podcast and Sunny’s first book, Customizable Kink: A Strategic Guide to Erotic Play will be released in 2022. A Certified Sex Educator and Relationship Coach, Sunny was also awarded XBIZ 2021 Sexpert of the Year. On a more personal note, this dynamic duo are married, parents, ethically non-monogamous, and lifestyle BDSM enthusiasts.

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Jan 29, 2018

Sex educator & pleasure industry wonder woman, Anne Hodder, shares stories of her sex journalism days including the ongoing Village Voice, coast to coast, “girl-fight” she helped craft under the pseudonym Barbie Davenport. We discuss the importance of sex ed in rehab facilities and the myth of ‘sex addiction.’ Anne teaches us about breathwork & how science and the spiritual can come together to help us ‘own our shit’ in sex, relationships & all areas of life. Ken & Sunny get warm & fuzzy feedback from a fan.

Guest Bio

Anne Hodder, ACS, is a multi-certified sex educator endorsed by San Francisco Sex Information and the American College of Sexologists International. A cum laude graduate of the Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College, Anne’s journalism and sociology background led her to work as a journalist focusing on sexuality and the adult industry before being professionally trained in accurate and inclusive sex education. Anne received her first certification and endorsement by the renowned San Francisco Sex Information program and continued her training via the American College of Sexologists International and Planned Parenthood Los Angeles’s School Based Sex Education Program, where she honed a special skill for working with adolescents. She boasts a unique understanding of age-appropriate education, high school sex ed, critical thinking, and trauma sensitivity and, most recently, Anne has brought her teaching style into the addiction treatment and mental health communities. Anne provides accurate and accessible sexual health information and healthy relationship tools with a special focus on inclusivity, shame reduction, and effective communication skills and, with a friendly and non-judgmental approach, Anne helps clients of all kinds heal, grow and be their most authentic selves.

Episode 26 Topics

Delta & theta brain frequencies, compulsive sexual behavior disorder, advice for the self employed, Barbie Davenport, the business side of sex toys, sex ed in rehab facilities, classic girl fights, Harvey Weinstein, DSM 5, Own Your Shit Workshops. AV Flox, alternative medicine in the US military, Backpage,  your rights in a relationship. rolling your third eye,  all the reasons Nathaniel is amazing, the sweet spot between science and woo-woo, sobriety & sexual identity, adult industry PR,  not my circus not my monkeys, LA Weekly firings, Sex & Love Addicts Anonymous/SLAW, The Village Voice, fuck you pay me, coke nails, east coast vs west coast, breathwork, how to get your brain to STFU

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