Whether it’s for long-distance play during quarantine or to replace lost income using sites like Only Fans, more people than ever are using the internet for sex. Many are shocked when their accounts are shut down after using Zoom for a date, storing thirst trap content on Google Drive, or posting PG-13 content on mainstream social media. Why does this happen? In this conversation, Sunny Megatron details the modern history of sexual censorship in the U.S. starting with Miller vs. California in 1973 diving down the rabbit hole of historical events leading us to where we are now. If you’ve ever wondered why Instagram, TikTok or adult sites have the odd rules they do about adult content, the answer is in this episode– and it might surprise you.
Sunny & Ken Bio
Superheroes of sex ed, Ken Melvoin-Berg & Sunny Megatron are partners in every sense of the word. In addition to co-creating and 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. Each session seamlessly combines their humorous lecturing style, interactive exercises, and the latest sexuality research.
Sunny hosts their Showtime original television series, “Sex with Sunny Megatron,” taking viewers on a journey into the world of adult play, as everyday people expose their deepest and most intimate fantasies. Always honest, funny, and sex-positive, the show provides an interesting, fresh twist on sexual exploration.
Their latest endeavor is their hit podcast called American Sex that features an eclectic mix of guests from all walks of life. American Sex podcast is available on most major podcasting platforms or at americansexpodcast.com.
On a more personal note, this dynamic duo are married to each other, parents, ethically non-monogamous, and lifestyle BDSM enthusiasts.
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Episode 148 Links
- Ep 136 SESTA/FOSTA Kitty Stryker https://sunnymegatron.com/kitty-stryker-sesta-fosta-consent-juggalos/
- Ep 83 Lance Hart https://sunnymegatron.com/lance-hart-podcast/
- Frontline 2002 episode on adult industry censorship “American Porn” https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/showsporn/
- An overview of past pornography/obscenity rulings by the US Supreme Court https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/porn/prosecuting/overview.html?pepperjam=&publisherId=96525&clickId=3381471605&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=affiliate
- More information from the Frontline program: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/porn/
- Sunny’s episode of Bawdy Storytelling w/the telephone “Fem Dom Mindfuck” story https://bawdystorytelling.com/podcast/season5eps123sunnymegatron
- Ken’s TTRPG Gaming Streams (Sunny Plays Tuesday nights at 5pm PT) http://twitch.tv/thunderpantsrpg
- Ken’s gaming Twitter handle http://twitter.com/thunderpantsdm
- XBIZ Industry Forum https://www.xbiz.net/index.php?c=home.updates&referrer_id=1410259
- American Sex Podcast Discord Community http://bit.ly/discordasp
- American Sex Podcast subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/americansexpodcast
- American Sex Podcast Patreon http://patreon.com/americansex
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