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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: November, 2016
Nov 25, 2016

Episode the Thirty-Second; Wherein the Pageist deals with misogynistic British people, revamps her website as a service to the community and learns all sorts of interesting things about porn. The book reviewed is Ethical Porn for Dicks: A Man’s Guide to Responsible Viewing Pleasure by Dr David Ley.

.49 Intro and Announcements:

  • The show is in Botswana and Laos. Yippee!
  • The Patreon site now has an intro video. It was super hard to make so check it out, please.

5.12 My Submissive Life:

13.08 Book Review:

  • Ethical Porn for Dicks: A Man’s Guide to Responsible Viewing Pleasure by Dr David Ley. In under 250 pages, Dr Ley debunks common myths regarding porn and its use including adverse effects on a person’s mental, physical and sexual health. Accessible and humorous, this has something for porn consumers, partners of those who consume porn, and people who want to be more ethical in their consumption.
    Other topics covered are the differences between male and female sexuality and the way they’re viewed in our culture and various strategies for dealing with any problems a person may have with their own porn use.
  • Dr David Ley’s page on Psychology Today
  • Dr David Ley’s Twitter (which it’s great): @DrDavidLey

23.00 Closing Remarks:

  • Thank you for tuning in!
  • In the next episode I’ll be interviewing the author of this episode’s book, Dr David Ley!
  • Like The Pageist on Facebook, follow on Twitter, Tumblr, Goodreads and join the Fetlife group.
  • You can also subscribe to this website through the email form in the sidebar.
  • Subscribe to the iTunes feed here. You can also rate the show in iTunes, which would be much appreciated!
  • Subscribe, stream or download from libsyn here. All episodes are available in a pop out player on this page.
Nov 18, 2016

Episode the Thirty-first; Wherein the Pageist finds some femmecocks, tries to find sexuality in England and discovers her cross gender self. The book reviewed this episode is Miss Vera’s Cross Gender Fun for All.

.48 Intro & Announcements:

  • Thank you to my pioneer Patrons! You will always have a special place in my heart. The link to the Pageist Patreon page is here.
  • I’ve been mispronouncing Laura Antoniou’s name. Whoops.
  • Artemisia FemmeCock’s website: For all your strap-on yet feminine needs and questions.
  • Sugarbutch.net: Sinclair Sexsmith’s website–so many amazing words! Fiction and non-fiction. Give it a look, you won’t regret it. Sinclair wrote one of my fav stories from the book in episode three.

6.40 My Submissive Life:

  • English booksellers shelve ‘sexuality’ under ‘gender studies’. But not really. Even in the Norrington Room, the largest room of books for sale in the world.

12.32 Book Review:

31.32 Closing Remarks:

  • Thank you for tuning in!
  • In the next episode I’ll be reviewing Ethical Porn for Dicks: A Man’s Guide to Responsible Viewing Pleasure by Dr David Ley
  • Like The Pageist on Facebook, follow on Twitter, Tumblr, Goodreads and join the Fetlife group.
  • You can also subscribe to this website through the email form in the sidebar.
  • Subscribe to the iTunes feed here. You can also rate the show in iTunes, which would be much appreciated!
  • Subscribe, stream or download from libsyn here. All episodes are available in a pop out player on this page.
Nov 12, 2016

Episode the Thirtieth: Wherein the Pageist offers commiserations and support to those affected by the recent election and discusses outing as consent violation. The book reviewed is My Life on the Swingset: Adventures in Swinging and Polyamory by Cooper S. Beckett.

.49 Intro & Announcements:

  • Four new Facebook likes. Welcome to Cimmie, Sarah and Lara.
  • The show is in Cyprus.
  • The show’s Patreon has launched! Check out the page here for the goals you can help me reach and available perks to patrons.
  • An article from Fader on #Translawhelp (created by @dtwps) to help people in the trans community get legal documents before Drumpf takes office. Lawyers across the U.S. are offering free legal services.
  • Transgender suicide hotline: 1 877 565 8860
  • LGBTQ+ Hotline: 1 866 488 7386
  • Suicide Hotline: 1 800 273 8255
  • Organisations that will fight the incoming administration:
  • ACLU
  • NAACP
  • Matthew Shepard Foundation
  • RAINN
  • The National LGBTQ Task Force

7.30 My Submissive Life:

14.00 Book Review:

28.00 Closing Remarks:

  • Thank you for tuning in!
  • In the next episode I’ll be reviewing Miss Vera’s Cross Gender Fun for All by Dr Veronica Vera
  • Like The Pageist on Facebook, follow on Twitter, Tumblr, Goodreads and join the Fetlife group.
  • You can also subscribe to this website through the email form in the sidebar.
  • Subscribe to the iTunes feed here. You can also rate the show in iTunes, which would be much appreciated!
  • Subscribe, stream or download from libsyn here. All episodes are available in a pop out player on this page.
Nov 4, 2016

Episode the Twenty-Ninth; Wherein the Pageist gets philosophical then pornographic and keeps a sexy promise. The book reviewed is My Dad Wrote a Porno.

.48 Intro and Announcements:

  • Three new Facebook likes–all anonymous. Welcome!
  • Welcome also to new listeners in Algeria, Colombia, Egypt and Jordan.
  • My iTunes reviews seem to have disappeared. Are they still in the U.S. store? If you understand how this works, contact me at thepageist@gmail.com
  • One new survey result. Make my day and take the survey here. It’s anonymous and gives me happy wiggles.
  • Dragonflies, Butterflies and Toadstools an incredible colouring book by katie Casey arrived. I first mentioned it in episode 17. The Facebook Group is here with videos and finished pieces. The full-sized version can be purchased here and the pocket-sized here.
  • Gespensts Fantasy Gear is an Etsy Shop of handmade toys for the grown ups. Quality stuff and custom orders. Also, some unusual things on offer. The shop is closing at the end of December so check it out while you can.
  • The Cage. Forums, a magazine section, blogs, classified, a podcast section and two themes to choose from. It’s relatively new, but the membership is growing–now is the time to get the username you want. (And the owners listen to recommendations from members.)

8.33 My Submissive Life:

  • This episode’s My Submissive Life is brought to you by materialism.

15.45 Book Review:

27.41 Sexy Segment:

  • The sexy segment comes from Laura Antoniou’s The Trainer, which I reviewed in episode 25, but didn’t have time to read.

42.15 Closing Remarks:

  • Thank you for tuning in!
  • In the next episode I’ll be reviewing My Life on the Swingset: Adventures in Swinging and Polyamory by Cooper S. Beckett
  • Like The Pageist on Facebook, follow on Twitter, Tumblr, Goodreads and join the Fetlife group.
  • You can also subscribe to this website through the email form in the sidebar.
  • Subscribe to the iTunes feed here. You can also rate the show in iTunes, which would be much appreciated!
  • Subscribe, stream or download from libsyn here. All episodes are available in a pop out player on this page.
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