Bad in Bed Presented by Fun Factory
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If you’ve ever fantasized about a threesome or tried to arrange one, this episode of Bad in Bed is for you. The hosts talk to Luna Matatas about three-ways and how to make them FUN. Plus: Lesbians love the Jonas Brothers! Making a cheese plate for a hookup is controversial!
In this episode, the hosts talk about body image and the animals—like otters, bears, and wolves—that signify body types among gay men. Then, they chat with guest Megan Ms. Giggles about fat sex, OnlyFans, creepy DMs, and advocating for marginalized bodies.
Sexpert guest Ashley Manta—who’s also the star of our BLOW & GLOW technique videos—explains the unique pleasure of having sex while high. She demystifies THC percentages and explores the relative merits of different weed formats. Plus, hosts Gabrielle and Bobby talk reality TV and secret queer role models on The OC.
THE "TOP SHORTAGE"
Why is it so hard to find a top in the queer community, and what stereotypes do we attach to topping and bottoming? In this episode, Bobby and Gabrielle reflect on tops—and their own internalized phobias—with fellow sex educator Tuck Malloy.
Sex educator Erica Smith deconstructs purity culture: the school of thought that says having sex for pleasure is sinful. Hear about the “homework” she gives queer clients, purity pledges, and how ex-evangelicals inspire her. Plus, learn Bobby’s and Gabrielle’s strategies for sending nudes.
SEX AND DRAG
This week, the hosts have a chat with Bobby’s close friend, the Canadian drag celebrity Tynomi Banks. She talks about fame, having sex in drag, her and Bobby’s meet-cute, why men love legs, and her salad days as a performer. Plus, learn how Bobby and Gabrielle handled high school prom.
GEOGRAPHY & QUEERNESS
In this episode, audio producer Vivian McCall and sex educator Kai Werder compare notes on how people respond to Lex posts in different parts of the country. Listen to the hosts and the two guests compare notes on local queer cultures all over North America. Plus: Gabrielle’s parenthood aspirations and Bobby’s older brother energy!
QUEERING SEX TOYS
Take a peek behind the curtain at FUN FACTORY with Kristen Tribby, our Head of Global Marketing. In this episode, she sits down with the hosts to talk quarantine sex trends, separating pleasure from orgasm, and how her queerness colors her approach to sex education. Plus, Gabrielle and Bobby unpack bisexual stereotypes!
Meet the hosts
Who is Bobby Box?
Bobby Box (he/him) is a freelance writer and certified sex educator. He's currently Grindr's sex columnist and his work has been published in Daily Beast, Playboy, AskMen, Elle, NewNowNext, The Advocate, and more. His life’s work is to provide queer people with well-reported information to better educate the community on all things love and sex.
What he wishes he’d been taught in sex ed:
“I encourage every person with a prostate to take some time to stimulate it. When I went to school, I learned nothing of the pleasures of the prostate aside from its reproductive function, when in reality, the prostate is a deeply pleasurable gland and can be stimulated both internally (through the bum) and externally (through the perineum). A prostate orgasm can be difficult to reach, but they feel pretty fan(ny)-tastic!”
The tip he loves to share now:
“My favorite sex tip is actually about douching. The majority of people douche improperly prior to anal sex. You should only be douching the rectum and not the sigmoid colon, which is six to nine inches beyond the rectum, where stool is stored. If you over-douche, you flush waste out of the sigmoid colon and into the rectum. That leaves the rectum—which most penises and toys come in contact with—messier than if you’d done nothing at all.”
His favorite FUN FACTORY toy (well, favorite sex toy, period): MANTA
Who is Gabrielle Kassel?
Gabrielle Kassel (she/her) is a sex and wellness journalist who writes at the intersection of queerness, sexual health, and pleasure. Her work has appeared in publications such as SELF, Cosmopolitan, Well & Good, Health, Shape, Women’s Health, Greatist, Bustle, and more. In her free time, Gabrielle can be found coaching CrossFit and reviewing pleasure products.
What she wishes she’d been taught in sex ed:
“At this point, people who follow sex educators or sex shops on Instagram may have seen the meme that says ‘I won’t quit until dry fingering gets the same PR as toothy head.’ Well...my favorite basic sex tip is to use ‘water-based’ lube.”
The tip she loves to share now:
“My favorite tip is to implement a practice where you and your partner are talking about sex outside of the bedroom. If that feels far off, a good place to start is talking about sex ~in general~ For example, talk about the sex your friends are having, sex on tv, or sex scenes taking place in movies. Then, use the atmosphere that you're creating around sex and slowly segue into talking about the sex you and your partner are actually having. Every single sex life can be improved through ongoing conversations that involve compliments, compliments, a little suggestion, and even more compliments.”
Her favorite FUN FACTORY toy: SHARVIBE