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On The Dresser

24 EpisodesProduced by On the DresserWebsite

Sex. Queers. Politics. What's on your dresser? Our conversations and stories on of sex, gender, culture, and politics are produced by sex workers, sex educators, and queer folks. We are a podcast born from an FM radio show. Now with 60% more free-speech and 33% more PhDs!

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402 - Roundtable: Reflections on the First Year of FOSTA/SESTA

May 27th, 2019


Hi Podcast Listeners
On this episode, the On The Dresser team sits down for a discussion on what we've seen since the implementation of a new federal law known as FOSTA/SESTA. This was a joining of two congressional …

Extended Interview - Thotscholar

March 14th, 2019


Here is the complete interview with thotscholar from our episode: A Day To End Violence Against Sex Workers in which we discuss her new book, Libra …

401 - Asexuality Q&A with Taryn

February 17th, 2019


Welcome to our first ep of 2019! We're starting off by taking some time to educate ourselves on something that none of the On the Dresser hosts have lived experience with and that is asexuality.

Enter Taryn. She's a …

A Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers

December 15th, 2018


We're ending the year with a look at December 17th. Since 2003, the date has been recognized in the sex worker community as International Day to End …

Sex And The Law Pt 2 (Rebroadcast)

September 21st, 2018


Hi listeners! We're taking a short break to figure out some life stuff and do a little planning for this podcast. In the meantime, we'll be sharing some bonus interviews as well as gems from the past two and a half …

311 - Connecting Sex Worker Community with Kaytlin Bailey

August 7th, 2018


Hi listeners. We're taking a short break to figure out some life stuff and do a little planning for this podcast. In the meantime, we'll share some bonus interviews as well as gems from the past two and a half years at …

310 - Velvet Collar, Unhappy Endings with Bryan Knight

July 23rd, 2018


This week, Danny Cruz talks with Bryan Knight ( about rentboys and comic books. Bryan is the author of a new 9-part graphic …

309 - Scarlet Road with Rachel Wotton

June 12th, 2018


In this episode, Vanessa Carlisle chats with sex worker and activist Rachel Wotton ( about the org Touching Base in New South Wales, Austrailia. Rachel's work was featured in the 2011 documentary film …

308 - Thriving in Sex Work with Lola Davina

May 8th, 2018


Vanessa catches up with Lola Davina (, author of Thriving in Sex Work: Heartfelt Advice for Staying Sane in the Sex Industry. …

307 - Grooving with Copyslut

April 26th, 2018


In this episode, OTD host Vanessa Carlisle sits down for an exclusive interview with members of Copyslut, a band based in the Bay Area.

Embedding their most intimate experiences within dreamlike narratives, grinding …

306 - Know Your Status? Now What? Tips on STIs and Disclosure

April 2nd, 2018


In this episode, Vanessa Carlisle, Lauren Kiley and Danny Cruz give a lesson in sexually transmitted infections and diseases (yes, there's a difference!) Then, we drop some edutitillation in the form of disclosure …

305 - Spanking Good Time with Cupcake SinClair

March 14th, 2018


This week, "Sinfully Sweet & Good Enough to Beat!" Cupcake SinClair, joins Lauren Kiley to talk about spanking. Cupcake is a professional …

304 - PORN! Body to Job with Danny Wylde

February 26th, 2018


In this episode, co-ho(st)'s Vanessa Carlisle and Danny Cruz discuss new bills in several states declaring pornography a public health crisis as well as a bill in New Hampshire addressing prostitution.

Dr. Carlisle …

303 - Sex Behind The Walls

February 8th, 2018


In this episode, we bring you an interview with Marco Topete. He is currently on death row at San Quentin in Northern California. He spoke with our Vanessa Carlisle about sex behind the walls. Everything from how …

302 - Period Piece: Puberty with Naama Bloom

January 25th, 2018


Thank you for your support.

In this episode, Vanessa Carlisle chats with Naama Bloom, author of "HelloFlo: The Guide, Period.: The Everything Puberty Book for the Modern Girl", about the way we teach young women about …

301 - SESTA from a Sex Worker Perspective

January 9th, 2018


Welcome to season 3 of On the Dresser. Thank you for your support.

In this episode, Danny Cruz and Vanessa Carlisle discuss the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA), a bill that is going through congress that says …

212 - Cannabis Lube and Hawaii Activism with Stacey Swimme

October 20th, 2017


In this ep, Vanessa Carlisle chats with long time sex worker rights activist Stacey Swimme about her time in the sex trade, her transition into a new …

211 - Laws of Sex Work and Trafficking With Tribal Justice Specialist Kori Cordero

September 30th, 2017


Kori Cordero joins us from the Tribal Law and Policy Institute to discuss the current legal models that exist to regulate sex work and the …

210.1 - Feature Interview: Ela Darling

September 13th, 2017


Interview with porn performer, VR camgirl, and adult industry activist Ela Darling about her involvement with local and statewide politics, …

210 - Local Politics Are Sexy with Ela Darling

September 7th, 2017


This week's episode features an interview with Ela Darling, award winning adult performer and adult industry activist. Ela is a leader in virtual …

Heterosexuality with Hanne Blank

May 3rd, 2016


Sex, Please! with Vanessa Carlisle is part of Safe Harbor on KPFK 90.7 FM Los Angeles.
In this ep, Vanessa talks to Hanne Blank, historian and author of "Straight: The Surprisingly Short History of Heterosexuality".

Recreational and Group sex with Raul Queue

April 20th, 2016


A conversation of the prevalence of recreational sex in society.
Raul Queue, from Prepare.LA joins us in studio, he is a PrEPducator and his safer …

Between Gay and Straight: Bisexuals

April 15th, 2016


Are bisexuals being kept in the closet?
We talk about the kind of stigma people face when they come out as bi to friends in both the straight and gay community.

Transgender Representation in Media with Quei Tann

April 9th, 2016


A weekly discussion on sex, sexuality and gender politics.
This week, hosts Vanessa Carlisle, Danny Cruz and Chrisanne Eastwood talk about the …

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