Bawdy Storytelling

Feeling defeated by last week’s overturning of Roe v. Wade by the Supreme Court? As an antidote to the bad news, we share this origin story from Author, Psychotherapist, Kinkster, Sex Radical and Ethical Slut, Dossie Easton. This story was told at Dossie’s Story Toast in 2019, where we celebrated both her 75th birthday and the 50th Anniversary of *this*, Dossie’s life-changing trip to a new sexually empowered version of feminism. Gather your strength and be inspired by Dossie’s true tale as we prepare to challenge what’s next. #WorkToDo #TooIntelligent #TooOutspoken #TooStrong #TheRiddleOfTheUniverse


Song: ‘Unstoppable’ (Sia)

About the Storyteller:


Dossie Easton, a long time player on the San Francisco S/M scene, is co-author with Janet Hardy of The Ethical Slut, The Bottoming and Topping Books, and Radical Ecstasy:  SM Journeys to Transcendence.  


Dossie is a psychotherapist working with individuals, couples and more in her private practice in San Francisco, with a particular interest in how S/M journeys into Shadow can bring old wounds into the healing light of consciousness and and give them a shot of life force in the form of good hot sex. 


An active sex radical since 1961, Dossie was a member of the first Board of Directors of the Society of Janus in San Francisco in 1974, and active with SFSI from 1973 to 1985. Currently she makes her home in the mountains north of San Francisco, travels to teach at conferences all over the world, and wanders through the mountains around her home declaiming filthy poetry to the vultures. You can check out her website at


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How to Be Fascinating: My final Workshop starts in just 2 weeks! ‘How to be Fascinating: Dixie’s Secret System for Brilliant Storytelling’ is almost sold out, and this is the last HtbF workshop I’ll do this year. This workshop starts on Wednesday, July 13th, with weekly office hours, all-you-can-eat custom story coaching & Q&A’s, and a final storytelling performance for you and your friends. I have a System that’s been used at Bawdy for over a decade, making it easy to get to the heart of your story. Next up: Sex and Story! I’ll be rolling that out later this year - &This class is a prerequisite for Sex and Story, so Register now for ‘How to be Fascinating: Dixie’s Secret System for Brilliant Storytelling’ at


The next Bawdy Storytelling live stage show is happening on Friday, July 22nd and the theme is One of Us. We’re collaborating with the Bonobo network (the largest sex-positive community in the San Francisco Bay Area). Buy tickets for the live performance, or you can watch from anywhere on the Livestream: Tickets at


Bawdy is coming back to Seattle! New venue, brand new storyteller and a reunion with the best community anywhere. Learn more and buy Tickets at


Private Story Coaching: Storytelling for Self-Discovery can help you find, create and polish your own stories (this is my one-on-one private coaching option, and my last client said ‘OMG, you just saved me 2 years of therapy, Dixie!’ Why? Because together, we do the work and find what that story is really about for you) Do you want learn to tell a compelling, relatable personal true story? I can help you dig deep, gain understanding and communicate with clarity. Writing a memoir, creating a podcast, or want to learn brand storytelling for your business or another story-related endeavor? Email me at and let’s make a plan.


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Check out our Bawdy Storytelling Fiends and Fans group on Facebook - it’s a place to discuss the podcast’s stories with the storytellers, share thoughts with your fellow listeners, & help Dixie make the podcast even better. Just answer 3 simple questions and you’re IN!

Thank you to the Team that makes this podcast possible!

Team Bawdy is:


Podcast Producer: Roman Den houdijker
Sound Engineer: David Grosof
Archivist / Video: Joe Moore

Bawdy Livestream pre-show video by Donal Mooney

Live-streaming by Rubeun Tan

Storytelling support by Mosa Maxwell-Smith (!!!)

& Bawdy Creator & Podcast Host Dixie De La Tour

& Thank you to Pleasure Podcasts. Bawdy Storytelling is proud to be part of your sex-positive podcast collective! 



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