naked: podcasts go porno

It was inevitable, wasn’t it? So inevitable, I am not even surprised. I was startled by the advent of podcasts. I said “pod…casts? How do you…cast? A pod?” and I blinked a lot and then took my Geritol. But like millions of people all around this great big world of ours, I caught on (eventually) and became enamored of the great variety of entertaining, educational, edutaining content out there, by professionals and amateurs alike. Feed free, into your earholes! Or “podholes,” as I like to call them.

Then, YouTube rose up like a beast from the deeps, and so too did video podcasts (vodcasts?) and those made me suspicious. They required lots of bandwidth or special equipment like fancy new iPods and you had to actually focus your attention on them, and I’ve never quite embraced the video podcast the way I think I was supposed to. Talking heads do not thrill me the way they should.

But a couple of amateurs have figured out a way to thrill their viewers, to keep their wandering, MTV-style attention span, and to actively encourage embracing, in all its forms, and that’s by being naked a lot, and doing naked things.  On a video podcast! That they distribute all over the Internet! Doing a podcast always seemed a little nervy, because you’re putting yourself out there, right? A video podcast, even more so. A naked podcast? That’s–well, that’s pretty naked.



I read about the Jude and Latti show over at fleshbot
(both links: NSFW!). It’s an amateur sex podcast, in which two
very young-looking, kind of nerdy, hipster, totally dorky kids
spend a lot of time naked, pawing each other, talking about their sex
lives, showing off their paraphernalia (both the kind you buy and the
kind you come with) and having a lot of sex. Sometimes, in the bathtub.
They are weird kids, and I am kind of charmed by them and their goofy
enthusiasm for themselves, their nakedness, and each other. But it’s
also–weird.

Am I wrong? Am I coming off all prudish all of a
sudden? Is this the evolution of frank and open sexual communication?
The evolution of voyeurism? The evolution of amateur porn? Or a couple
of bored kids who like the attention? Or all of the above? Would you
ever do a sex podcast?

  2 comments for “naked: podcasts go porno

  1. May 29, 2008 at 7:28 pm

    Are sex podcasts really news? I’ve been podcasting my orgasms for almost three years now. I know this isn’t a sex blog but if you’re reading Fleshbot you must not live under a rock ;)

  2. Anne
    May 29, 2008 at 8:09 pm

    I only recently started reading fleshbot! So I guess I have been living under a rock. Heh.

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