The Pageist - BDSM & Sex-Positive Book Reviews

The Pageist is a podcast about books on BDSM and other forms of non-traditional sexual expression and relationships. Books reviewed include fiction, non-fiction and graphic novels; range from classics to contemporary works and feature topics like ethical non-monogamy, sex work, gender issues, kink and the science of sex. Authors, sex educators and experienced kinksters make occasional appearances, as well.
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Now displaying: August, 2016
Aug 25, 2016

Episode the Twenty-Second; Wherein the Pageist tries a new app designed for kinksters, discovers a podcast for sexy thinkers and learns to be ethically slutty.

The book reviewed this episode is The Ethical Slut: A Practical Guide to Polyamory, Open Relationships and Other Adventures by Dossie Easton and Janet W. Hardy.

.50 Intro & Announcements:

  • Welcome to the new listener in Latvia!
  • Thank you to the new survey-taker. Mwah! Mwah!

1.35 My Submissive Life:

  • I tested the KNKI app. Their website is: here.
  • Also, Intellectual Foreplay is a new favorite podcast. Check them out here.
  • Review of Cooper S. Beckett's A Life Less Monogamous: Episode 5.
  • Interview with Cooper S. Beckett: Episode 8.

5.22 Book Review:

  • Books by the authors I've previously reviewed: Spanking for Lovers by Janet W. Hardy: Episode 4.
  • Written reviews of The New Topping Book and The New Bottoming Book by Dossie Easton and Janet W. Hardy.
  • The Multiamory hosts took over my show and did their own (quite excellent) reviews of The New Topping and The New Bottoming Books: Episode 7.
  • dating website for poly people.
  • Take the OKCupid Ethical Slut Test and see how well you score on both Sluttiness and Ethicalness: here.

31.41 Closing Remarks:

  • Thank you for tuning in!
  • In the next episode I'll be reviewing the first three volumes of Sex Criminals by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky.
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Aug 12, 2016

Episode the Twenty-first; Wherein the Pageist has a big announcement, discovers a new way to know when you're really losing it and reviews Traversing Gender by Lee Harrington

.50 Intro & Announcements:

  • Welcome to our new Facebook member, Alice!
  • Two new survey responses, many thanks to them. If you'd like to take the listener survey to let me know what you think of the show, please go: here.

1.48 My Submissive Life:

  • The Pageist realizes a life-long dream.
  • Find out what double underpants crazy is. (It's the crazy that comes from planning an overseas move but is applicable to other types of high-pressure situations, as well.)

5.14 Book Review:

  • This episode's book is Traversing Gender: Understanding Transgender Realities by Lee Harrington. The book covers various types of transgender and gender nonconforming realities, as well as the ways in which allies, family, friends, lovers, health care professionals, law-makers as well as many others might be more open to those who express their gender in non-traditional ways.
  • Where I heard about the book--an outstanding interview with Lee and Graydancer from Gray's Ropecast: here.
  • Patton Oswalt talks about the difference between words and intent and how you have to 'listen to their heart': here.
  • My review of Tina Horn's Sexting: The Grownup's Little Book of Getting Dirty Digitally: Episode 15.
  • A slideshow of the transgender people killed thus far in 2016: The Advocate.
  • Norah Vincent's Self-Made Man: One Woman's Year Disguised as a Man: here.

30.10 Closing Remarks:

Aug 4, 2016

Episode the Twentieth; Wherein the Pageist gets productive in a geeky way, is all kinds of grateful to a particular bondage enthusiast, and speaks with a very nice lady about a great way to help incarcerated sex workers.

.50 Intro and Announcements:

  • Thank you to AliceinBondageland for sharing links to the podcast! Welcome to new listeners!
  • Listener survey--anonymous and brief and earns my undying gratitude: Podtrac survey

2.25 My Submissive Life:

  • Louis C.K. on why we should be thrilled and amazed we can fly at all: You Tube Link
  • The productivity app/game that allows you to level up for simply being an adult. It's a website and app:

8.24 Interview:

  • Today's interview was with Alex from SWOP Behind Bars (Sex Worker Outreach Project). Their goal is to help incarcerated sex workers learn their rights and improve their lives.
  • Their website:
  • Email:
  • Twitter: @SWOPBehindBars
  • Facebook: SWOP Behind Bars

33.19 Closing Remarks: