The Heart of Jacks Podcast

Talking About Talking About Sex with Allena Gabosch

Episode Summary

The Heart of Jacks Podcast is up! After a not-so-brief introduction to me (your host Paul Rosenberg), I have my first conversation with Allena Gabosch, Bi, poly, kinky switch. One of the founders of both the Center and Foundation for Sex Positive Culture and the Seattle Erotic Art Festival. She’s been teaching about poly and kink since 1993 at universities, colleges and the various sex positive communities as well as being a relationship and sex coach for the last decade. She’s currently semiretired (she’ll never fully retire) as she works in kicking cancer’s ass. The show is supported by listeners like you, patrons through Patreon. Find out more and add your support at

Episode Notes

A book in progress becomes a podcast in your ears.

Who the heck is this “Jack” person?

And talking about talking about sex with Allena Gabosch.

I'm Paul Rosenberg and this is Episode #1 of The Heart of Jacks Podcast, brought to you by me and supported by people like you, patrons through Patreon. Find out more and add your support at

This show is also sponsored by The Seattle Erotic Art Festival presenting SEAF 2020: The Pandemic Edition. Tickets are available now at

(Paul introduces himself)

(Paul interviews Allena Gabosch)

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Mentioned in this podcast:

Center for Sex Positive Culture

Pan-Eros Foundation

Seattle Erotic Art Festival (SEAF)

Rain City Jacks (NSFW!)

Sex Positive Now, Everything you need to know about sex positivity

Betty Dodson (check out the bibliography and external links)

David Steinberg (artist)

The Ethical Slut

Sex Education (Netflix Series)

Pose (FX Series)


You can reach me at or call 206-580-3120. Leave a question there and it might be included in future episodes.


Theme Music is Carouselophane by Jake Bradford Sharp

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The views expressed by guests are their own and their appearance on the program does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent.