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American Sex Podcast Episode 75: Surviving R Kelly & Our History of Sexualizing Teens with Dirty Lola

Teenage girl saying no stop
Teenage girl saying no stop

The Surviving R. Kelly docuseries prompts an impromptu conversation between Sunny & Lola about America's long history of sexualizing teens.

On episode 75 Sunny & Lola’s reflection on the Surviving R. Kelly docuseries prompts an impromptu conversation about America's long history of sexualizing teens. We’re all shocked by the R. Kelly story but remember back in high school when it was “cool” to date a college-aged person? Remember when adults in your life didn’t bat an eye at you dating a legal adult when you were underage? We break this complicated situation down by reflecting on our own experiences. Some of what we touched on: hitting puberty early, the over-sexualization of girls of color, how being sexually objectified as a teen shapes one's sexuality, Mary Kay Letourneau, the negative impacts of marrying young, the cultural normalization of teens dating adults, equating sex with love, why people stay in abusive situations and more.

Guest Bio

Dirty Lola is also a performer, edutainer, sex educator, and the creator and host of the live sex Q&A / variety show and podcast Sex Ed A Go Go. During the last six years, she has shared her distinctive brand of kickass body and sex-positivity and her personal journey into the kink and poly lifestyles on and off stage.

Sunny Megatron

Sunny Megatron is a sexuality educator, sex & relationship writer, media personality, YouTuber, and sex toy expert. She's also the host and utive producer of the Showtime original television series, SEX with Sunny Megatron plus hosts the hit American Sex Podcast. Named one of the 6 most Savvy sexologists in North America, her work has been featured in Cosmo, Playboy, Jezebel, Buzzfeed, CNN, Refinery29, Playgirl Magazine, and more. She's a three-time XBIZ Sexpert of the Year nominee and has received numerous awards for her sexuality blog including Kinkly's #1 Sex Blogging Superhero of 2017. Sunny's passion is helping people become their authentic, sexual selves by learning to overcome shame and shed inhibitions.
  • Anonymous
Dec 23, 2020
Good job people