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Eloise Klein Healy, award-winning lesbian poet, speaks candidly and wisely about her lifelong relationship with poetry

Pamela Madison, sex educator and pioneer, explores some specific sexual issues relating to gender

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00:00 Introduction
09:35 Question of the Week
Question: " My Husband has been wearing lingerie since the past 12 years. I found out by accident about 1 year after we were married. I don't really understand it .. but I love him so I try and accept it.. Can you give me some advise. When we make Love , his lingerie wearing turns him on.. but turns me off? " (from: Karen, Canada)
17:00 Hal Fuller's Twisted Nasty News
09:35 Quick Question of the week
Question: " Why is it that the British police have fairer dealings with crossdressers, transvestites, and transgendered than do the American police? " (from: Tommy)
39:16 Eloise Klein Healy, author of five books of poetry, including Artemis in Echo Park, which was nominated for a Lambda Book Award and released as a spoken word recording by New Alliance Records. Her newest is titled "Passing". She is widely anthologized and was the Grand Prize winner at the Los Angeles Poetry Festival Competition. She directed the Women's Studies Program at Cal State Northridge, and was the fonding chair of the MFA in Creative Writing Program at Antioch University in LA.
We spoke with Eloise about her poetry, and she reads two selections for us:
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Hear more of Eloise Healy reading her own poetry
Read the text of her poem, "Louganis"
66:12 Special Message
67:14 Boston area (and national) announcements
39:16 Pamela Madison, founder and director of the Women's Sexuality Center in Santa Barbara. Pamela is a licensed acupuncturist, sex educator and pioneer in the field of female sexuality. She helps women to raise their sexual self esteem, experience greater orgasmic abilities and increase their connection between sexuality and spirituality. She teaches sexual empowerment programs, tantric trainings and maintains an extensive private practice in Santa Barbara and Los Angeles. Her groundbreaking work also includes recovery from psychosexual traumas such as childhood and ritual sexual abuse, rape and FGM (female genital mutilation).
We spoke with Pamela about men who are hetero but are very female, and much more.
For more information, visit:
The Women's Sexuality Center (at is devoted to the sexual empowerment and fulfillment of women through education, healing and support.
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