A loud and proud approach to sex

The duo behind the hit podcast "Guys We F**ked," Corinne Fisher and Krystyna Hutchinson, get deeply personal in their new book "F**KED: Being Sexually Explorative and Self-Confident in a World That’s Screwed."

Women are sexualized from a young age, and yet shamed for actually having sex. That’s just one of the many contradictions Fisher and Hutchinson help listeners and readers learn to deal with and overcome. The comedy duo joined Salon’s Alyona Minkovski on “Salon Talks” to discuss their new book and the different ways in which women are shamed by family, friends, and the world at large.

“It’s convenient for society to run more smoothly if women have less opinions and feel bad and are kind of sitting and waiting to hear what men think of us and if we are accepted by them,” Fisher said.

Their fans and audience is not limited to women, however. They say they knew they had hit on something big when letters from fans of all kinds started pouring in, asking for advice or sharing stories. “It wasn’t that we were experts in anything really except comedy. It was more so that we talked about stuff without judgement,” Hutchinson said.

Recently, the comedians have been receiving listener stories about sexual abuse and assault. “I hear about it happening in every class, every part of the world, everywhere,” Hutchinson said. “I’m really excited that everybody else is just as frustrated and annoyed because you’re seeing it in the headlines,” she said referring to the #MeToo movement and the wave of reporting on sexual misconduct.

To hear more about their new book, the podcast, and how being open and carefree about sexuality has changed their relationship, watch the full interview above.

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