The Turn On is a podcast for Black people who want to get off. To open their minds. To learn. To be part of a community. To show that we love and fuck too, and it doesn’t have to be political or scandalous or dirty. Unless we want it to be.
To be Black and American and woman-identified is to consistently have your being and your body reduced to mammy (asseuxal caretaker), jezebel (oversexualized whore) or sapphire (angry shrew). While White women have been encouraged to burn their bras and join the sexual revolution and film themselves having sex on HBO shows ad nauseam, Black women and femmes have been shown that having healthy intimate, sexual relationships with ourselves and others is outside our reach. Add in the -isms that are rained on us because of our lack of proximity to Whiteness and traditional ideas of maleness, and you have a recipe for a group of people who need help getting in touch with who we are and what we crave. The Turn On lights the way.
Join us every Wednesday as we read a sexy piece of Black erotica, chop it up with the mind behind the literature, give y’all way too much information about our sex lives, and share some tips and tricks you might want to incorporate the next time you get it in.
Your hosts are Erica and Kenrya, curious, hilarious, direct, Black best friends who love to have sex and read about sex and learn about sex, and would rather give up our vibrators than yuck someone else’s yum. We’ll explore all facets of sexuality, from kink to masturbation to sex work to having orgasms while disabled. Our lens for the show is “sex and…,” because we know that sex is never just about sex. Every time you tune in, we'll turn you on and teach you something you can use to get off.