Group Sex and Sapiens - Kate Frank #58

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Group sex is quite taboo in our culture, but in my experience, it is happening more often than you might realize. Kate Frank is a cultural anthropologist and group sex expert, and today she joins us to discuss what she’s found in years of researching group sex across time and cultures.

Episode Breakdown:

  • What is a cultural anthropologist?
  • How Kate became interested & what it’s like to work in this field
  • Transgressiveness
  • What defines group sex?
  • Human beings attach a great deal of meaning to their sex lives
  • Meanings attached to exchange of sexual bodily fluids
  • Who is having group sex and why
  • Group sex throughout time
  • Polyamory vs. monogamy
  • How Kate’s research has affected her life
  • Interpreting sexual signals

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Meet Kate

Katherine Frank is a cultural anthropologist (Ph.D. Duke University, 1999), sex researcher, and writer.  Her most recent book, Plays Well in Groups: A Journey Through The World of Group Sex (Rowman & Littlefield, 2013), explores the phenomenon of group sex across time and place.  

She is also the author of G-Strings and Sympathy:  Strip Club Regulars and Male Desire (2002) and a coeditor of Flesh for Fantasy:  Producing and Consuming Exotic Dance (2006).

Frank is an affiliate research faculty member of the Department of Sociology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and faculty associate at The College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, ME.