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On American Sex Sunny Megatron & Ken Melvoin-Berg deep-dive into guests unique experiences with sexuality, gender, and identity. Some stories are very intimate. Others deal with bigger picture components like fighting legislation or changing the way our society views sex, kink, and unconventional relationships. Every story has one thing in common-- the very blurred line between what’s personal and what touches us all. Featuring an eclectic mix of guests from all walks of life, American Sex podcast will have you rolling on the floor with laughter and learning a lot at the same time. 

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Sunny Megatron & Ken Melvoin-Berg are sexuality educators/ edutainers specializing in BDSM, alt-sexuality, and couples play. The pair helped create and produce 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. 

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Oct 23, 2017

Dr. Joycelyn Elders was the 2nd woman and 1st African American person appointed Surgeon General of the United States. She’s also a sexual health revolutionary. In 1994 President Clinton forced Elders to resign after she advised masturbation be recommended in sex ed programs as an alternative to sex to curtail the spread of HIV. Ken & Sunny talk with Dr. Elders about sexual health, pleasure inclusive sex ed in church, transgender children, the legalization of marijuana, Waffle House vs. Denny's, #MeToo & more. Ken & Sunny also celebrate the second season of Netflix’s Stranger Things with their corny parody, Weirder Occurrences.

Guest bio  Dr. M. Joycelyn Elders was the 16th United States Surgeon General. She was the First African American & second woman to ever hold the position. Dr. Elders grew up in rural segregated Arkansas and was the daughter of a sharecropper. After graduating high school she earned a university scholarship and found her calling was in medicine. Elders became a well respected pediatric endocrinologist. This is where her passion for comprehensive sex education took root. Pregnancy was dangerous for teenage girls with diabetes and other illnesses and elders recognized the need to give these young women clear useable information on pregnancy prevention and sexuality education. She taught these young women not be ashamed of their sexual feelings but instead have agency over their own bodies and to approach their own sexuality with intelligence and responsibility.  

In 1986 Elders was named Director of the Arkansas Department of Health. She fought with conservative and religious opponents and opened clinics in schools, she made condoms and comprehensive sex education available to children and teens. In 1993 she was appointed surgeon general of the United States under President Bill Clinton. After 15 months she was forced to resign when she made an unforgettable remark to the press. When asked if the spread of AIDS could be reduced through advocating masturbation as an alternative to sexual intercourse, Dr. Elders answered:

“I think that is something that is a part of human sexuality and it’s a part of something that perhaps should be taught.”

Already controversial for speaking up about comprehensive sex ed, birth control, and supporting the legalization of marijuana, this was too much. President Clinton forced her to resign. Elders went back to medicine and teaching and has since retired. She is still, however, very vocal about the importance of sexuality education.

Episode 12 Topics the importance of healthy sexuality, bad endocrinologist jokes, #MeToo, comprehensive sex ed, juvenile diabetes, transgender youth, sex ed in Indiana, Dungeons & Dragons, LGBTQ issues under the Trump administration, consent violations, cake vs. pie, child abuse in the church, sex ed for seniors, HIV/AIDS, German shepherds, child sexual abuse prevention, the power of telling your story, Stranger Things parody, Harvey Weinstein, the spectrum of gender, harmful surgery on intersex children, bathroom bills, marijuana legalization, child abuse in the church

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