This is a bonus episode!
On our show in Washington DC this April 2018 we had a blast talking love with dating expert Erika Ettin, Other Men Need Help Podcast producer Mark Pagan and comedian Gastor Almonte. It was so much fun that we HAD to share it with you, hope you enjoy it!
This show was hosted by Singleling’s Vanessa Valerio and Singleling’s dear friend the hilarious Cara Foran, producer of The Perfect Liars Club DC.
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This is a bonus episode!
The #MeToo movement has changed not only the workplace, but also the dating scene. Getting someone too many drinks on a date, to get a few more kisses out of it is not right. Buying someone a drink doesn’t give you permission to take them home, and seeing a woman with a pronounced cleavage is not a green light for anything. Consent is the only green or red light you should get. Today’s episode is dedicated to teach you and me about consent.
Matty Konrath, a 30-something year old woman living in NYC, who went to a curly hair salon in the neighborhood of Gramercy in Manhattan, and did not get the best haircut… or experience.
Domina Franco, a sex educator, coach and writer who has been studying human sexuality for over 20 years.
For the male perspective we talked with Mark Pagan, who, for personal curiosity, has been studying masculinity for a while and produces the awarded podcast: Other Men Need Help.
We also talked to Jamie Ansley and Courtney Cleman from The V Club.
Courtney Cleman is a New York City based sex + relationship expert. She co-founded The V Club in New York City to help women and men break down the mental barriers that prevent them from having the love life they desire.
Jamie Anslie is a drama therapist. She teaches group and private classes and also leads the Talk Love Chat support group.
The V Club is a space that offers masterclasses that teach women and men everything they need to know about dating, love and relationships to create the love life of their dreams. It currently offers 5 types of classes: How to Get a Second Date, Ladies Come First, Men by Design, The Mature Woman’s Guide to Sexual Health and Relationships and Talk Love: Chat Group.
Your host and producer is Vanessa Valerio.
Our music on this episode is the song “Colorless” by Twintapes.
Today’s episode is sponsored by TukFab, a tuk tuk design and fabrication company.
Love stories… Everyone has one, or will have one.
Elena and Juani, a Venezuelan and an Argentinean whose strong attraction followed them forever. This story is part of Liebes Gluck, a book of love stories around the world written by German journalist Kathrin Werner. This story was recorded over a telephone call, sorry if audio is not great!
Michele Carlo tells us about being hopeful and never stop, no matter what, because every obstacle can be a great opportunity.
David Crabb is a storyteller that after many years living in New York moved to Los Angeles with his husband.
Natasha Price tells us how love sometimes ends up differently of what we expect… and her story is an introduction to our next episode.
Music by Twintapes.
Special thanks to:
Storytelling at Big Irvs
Speak Up Rise Up Festival