In this episode I’m sharing the 2019 Xbiz Show Consent Round Table session where I respectfully introduced a question for the panel on the ethics of consent for psychedelic shamanic pornography. Not knowing how I’d be received it took a bit of bravery to speak up but I was met with gracious insight and advisement from industry veterans. They were on point with their concerns and dissuasive remarks, all of which I take to heart and value like gold. I feel that whether you’re a sex work, porn performer or producer, or so called “civilian” with no involvement in the sex industry, this panel is very enlightening, and I thank them all very much for briefly holding space for my niche question.
In this episode I was blessed to hold space to hear the deeply moving story of a born HIV positive man. He shares intimate insights into how various institutions within society can bring out both the best and worst of the human soul. He’s endured, survived, and transcending immense pain all while pursing fulfilling and nurturing sexual access, true love and acceptance. It was a sincerely humbling honor to learn of his struggles. I feel invigorated to continue to grow and evolve and support the acceptance and empowerment of all oppressed and marginalized people.
Shawn W. was an awkward 80’s baby born in the wilds of Florida with one goal in mind: survival! Hear about some of the crazy adventures he endured including sex, drugs, and living with HIV.
In this episode I’m joined by a lovely couple for a round table discussion on responsible psychedelic sexuality.
- our personal approaches to consenting psychedelic self pleasuring practices with ourselves
- how and when psychedelics and other sacred plants are appropriate for them in their relationship
- the shadow of alcohol and hard drugs
- patterns of unconscious sexuality of the punk movement
- sexuality in the neo-hippie subculture
- the shadow of guru worship
- cults around spiritual leaders
- student/teacher sexual dynamics
- exploitation of followers
- predatory behavior patterns in ayahuasca communities
- the dangers of free love
- ego and peer pressure
- corruption of those taking money for sexual healing or spiritual guidance
- patient/client dating time delay requirements
- examples in other professional sectors of ethics and code of conduct standards
- sexual political economy
- boundaries around involving state authorities in restorative justice
- Psychedelic Patriarchy video
- incident denial when survivors come out
- creating supportive space
- reporting incidents of abuse by emailing: hello [at] psychedelicwomen.com
- the role of trained mediators
- can sociopaths be rehabilitated?
- calling out celebrities
- accountability, hide or be accountable
- admitting when wrong
- the no more hiding now project
- the logic and morality of triage in emergency response
- standard operating procedures trained and drilled as a form of preparedness
- sharing tools for building incident response social infrastructure
- grey areas of consent
- potential for redemption of perpetrators through service work
- personal hard lessons with sexual misconduct
- functional and dysfunctional investigations
- gossip, drama, telephone games
- appropriate scrutiny of public figures
- compassion for those who’ve fallen from grace
- the shadow of shunning and displacing perps
- harm reduction, success stories
- shamanic ceremonial healing for perps and ex-cons
- when survivors aren’t ready to bring it to light
- how people take sides, defend perps, and subvert advocates
- asking the victim what they need
- not assuming you know how/when you should apologies
- consent in the process of justice
- How Psychedelics Informed My Sex Life and Sex Work by Annie Sprinkle:
Leia Friedman, M.S. is a teacher, writer, and connectress. She is the cofounder of Boston Entheogenic Network, host of the podcast “The Psychedologist: consciousness positive radio,” the integration resource list volunteer coordinator for MAPS, and a permaculturalist. Her work focuses on phenomena related to the human experience of consciousness through the lens of social and environmental justice. Leia is exploring ways to bridge the diverse and multidimensional intersections of psychedelics and ecology while residing at Happy Acres Farm in Sherman, CT.
Matt hollander is one of the founders of BEN the boston entheogenic network, a psychonaut and the singer of the boston hardcore punk band ancient filth. He is interested in the intersection of radical politics psychedelics and non duality.