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Tuesday 21 October  
Wendy Salisbury

The State We're In - Skin Deep

On air: 25 August 2012 2:00 (Photo: Wendy Salisbury)

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The State We're In, 25 August 2012. A man who tests how true your 'true love' really is, a young man with Down's Syndrome searching for love, the Italian founder of 'The Ugly Club', a woman in London and her 'toy boys' and a gay man in the Netherlands on the meaning of Bruckner and latex underwear.

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Richard Martinez
Richard Martinez
Loves me, loves me not - listen in new player

Some people turn to Richard Martinez to find out how true their "true love" really is.

For a fee, he’ll arrange to have your romantic partner tested by a potential paramour.

Guess who fails more: men or women? Listen and find out.

More: Expedite Detective Agency.

 


Otto Baxter
Otto Baxter
Down’s but not out - listen in new player

Otto Baxter is in his early 20s and has Down’s Syndrome.

He also wants to have sex. But that’s not so easy in a culture which marginalizes people with disabilities.

He and his mother, Lucy, talk openly about Otto’s dream of having a love life.

More: The Greatest Virginity Story Ever Told - Details.

 


Dino Petri of The Ugly Club
Dino Petri of The Ugly Club
The ugly club - listen in new player

In Italy, the cult of beauty reigns supreme, even in the highest corridors of power.

But a small rebellion is taking place.

Host Jonathan Groubert talks with the founder of an organization which calls itself "Club Brutti" - The Ugly Club.

More: Club Brutti website (in Italian)

 


Wendy Salisbury
Wendy Salisbury
Sex and the lady - listen in new player

Wendy Salisbury is the author of The Toyboy Diaries.

She loves sex, and she’s not embarrassed to say so.

She’s also in her mid 60s: "We’re no longer little old ladies with grey hair queuing for our pensions in the local post office".

Wendy tells Jonathan why she’s blazing a racy trail for her generation.

 

 


Chris Chambers' black latex underwear
Chris Chambers' black latex underwear
Essay: love outside the fast lane - listen in new player

Radio Netherlands producer Chris Chambers came to Amsterdam with conventional views of love and sex.

Then he bought some black latex underwear with a red racing stripe and started going to sex parties.

Now, 10 years later, he’s after candlelight and happily ever after.

Discussion

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Wendy 12 October 2013 - 9:42am / Australia

Hello there! This article could not be written any better!
Reading through this article reminds me of my previous roommate!
He constantly kept talking about this. I will send this article to him.
Fairly certain he's going to have a great read.
Thank you for sharing!

Anonymous 30 September 2012 - 10:15pm / USA

About Otto, my heart breaks for him and his inability to have a relationship. As long as he practices safe sex, he should have girlfriends and sexual relationships.

Ian 4 September 2012 - 10:37am / Australia

The "Loves me Loves me not" reminds me of a similar story I did for my show about Tiffany Bond (yes, that is her real name) at http://wp.me/pYr4v-fQ. She also mentioned the great good she did through similar investigations.
Just love what you're doing here.

Anonymous 2 September 2012 - 7:22pm / USA

I don’t “swing” to the Wendy Salisbury-preferenced side on the gender spectrum. But, as a fit over-sixty lesbian woman, I agree with much of what she says; and I absolutely love her adamant freedom and joie de vivre.

Cyndi 30 August 2012 - 8:08pm / United States

Love the show, love the change of point of view. 2 things that caused me to write a comment:
a.)"Sexual freedom" was mention in 'Sex and the Lady'. I find it odd to consider what she chooses as sexual freedom. Just listening to her talk made me nervous about my looks and how I could attract attention if I was on the market. Then I remembered that I had already made the decision that if something happened and I found myself single after 40 that I wouldn't worry about attracting attention and would just get on with life, enjoying it like I do now. I don't need my husband there to make life better, but he certainly does and I'm happy to be with him for as long as our ride is.
b.) I find it odd that Johnathan felt the need to ask her in an incredulous tone about what her family thinks of her lifestyle. I heard no such tone used in the 'Love outside the fast lane'. tsk tsk, your bias is showing!!

=)
btw: I'm 40 and I don't hang around women my age who act like a Boy Toy because I did that when I was 20 and it was exhausting. I'm happy to be considered a fat old woman, if only just so people calm down and enjoy being who they are. Goodness!

Anonymous 27 August 2012 - 9:11am

Ms Salisbury says it's easy for anyone to find sex - wrong! I am a healthy, physically normal, good looking 72 year old man and find it impossible to meet women. And if I do they soon give up on me because they cannot accept that the change of attitudes Ms S. describes also applies to financial matters - man is no longer his sister's keeper!

Sarah Siddell 27 August 2012 - 5:38am / USA

Hello Jonathon,
I really enjoy your show and think you are an excellent interviewer, one of the best on radio or television!
This week it was disconcerting listening to a program that --from the date-- appeared to have been recorded this month, only to find that Sylvio Berlusconi was still prime minister of Italy in one of the segments. I can't really explain why the discrepancy is disturbing, but it is. It makes it impossible to set what you're hearing in its proper temporal context.
Please do what This American Life does when they rerun a segment: let us know when it was originally broadcast. I am certain I'm not the only one who will really appreciate this courtesy.
Thank you so much, and I hope you will keep up the fine work.
Sarah

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