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Online Dating - The Etiquette of Flirting, Ghosting, and Dick Pics

The COVID-19 pandemic created a massive upheaval in our lives, and many people are still dealing with its effects. For single people, lockdowns and safety guidelines totally changed the way we date and pursue romantic relationships. While dating was not altogether put on hold, COVID restrictions meant an increased reliance on online dating and alternative methods of getting to know someone new. In this episode, we are joined by two special guests, Jessica Smith is a professional dating coach that has supported her clients from professional athletes, film producers and executives to divorced single moms. Supporting them and guiding them as they make powerful transformations. Over the years, she has gained notoriety as the “Female Hitch.” We are also joined by our personal friend Brent, a single man in his early 40’s who has experience in the dating world, but hasn't yet met the right person. Is there hope for him? The team looks at his dating profile to see if there is room for improvement.

Chippendales - A Twisted Tale of Misogyny, Arson, and Murder-for-hire

Chippendales has become an iconic American institution. Just hearing the name conjures up instant images of oiled-up guys flexing their pecs, wearing bow ties (and very little else), and gyrating for a crowd of screaming ladies. But if your knowledge of Chippendales ends there, you're missing out on a story where the rise of feminism, the American immigrant dream, and greed combine to create one of the darkest and twistiest stories. The true story of Chippendales includes arson, hired assassins, and incredibly dumb business decisions, all fueled by jealousy, insecurity, and greed.

The Chicken Ranch - The Worst-Kept Secret In Texas

The nation's oldest, continuously operating brothel opened for business in 1844. In 1929 when the stock market crashed it took a toll on The Chicken Ranch. Fares were reduced to fit supply and demand and the prostitution business started booming again. The Chicken Ranch received national attention when "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" on Broadway and then a movie starring Dolly Parton and Burt Reynolds in 1982.

William Dorsey Swann - America's First Drag Queen

Born into slavery, William Dorsey Swann became the first American to lead a queer resistance group and the first to self-identify as a “queen of drag.” He fought back against police who raided a drag ball almost a century before the Stonewall uprising.

The Stonewall Riots - Paving the way for LGBTQIA equality

On today’s episode of Madames, Heauxs and Gigolos, we want to honor PRIDE month and revisit the history of the LGBTQ+ community struggle to gain acceptance, and equal rights. We are joined by our friend Arnold, an out and proud member of the LGBTQIA community. We discuss the first political gay rights movement after World War I and the Stone Wall Riots and how these protest brought change. We compare the uprising to the Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests of 2020.

International Sex Workers' Day (aka International Whores' Day)

Women belonging to one of the most marginalized and stigmatized categories of society, sex worker, dared to unite against police repression and question the government with a publicly presented list of grievances and demands. On June 2 1975, sex workers occupied the church of Saint Nazier in Lyon, France to protest against harassment by the police, hefty fines, and inhumane working conditions. 46 years later, sex workers are still fighting for their rights worldwide. Listeners who enjoy this episode are encouraged to make a contribution to sexworkersproject.org . The Sex Workers Project provides client-centered legal and social services to individuals who engage in sex work, regardless of whether they do so by choice, circumstance, or coercion. Their attorneys help clients remain in stable housing, access safer working conditions and employment options, protect their legal rights in family court, clear their criminal records, secure legal immigration status, and fight police misconduct and hate crimes. Their social workers provide long term supportive therapy and case management, creating best practices for an emerging field. If you like this podcast, please share us with your friends. Don’t forget to leave a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ review. Connor wants to hit 100. We also have an Amazon wishlist! If you’d like us to cover a topic, you can send us a book. Check our MHG Podcast wish list on amazon. Any condition of book is appreciated, used or new. https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3UEPQF6X5A4UM

Music and Sexuality

Of all the ways music may influence your life, you may not realize its connection to sex. The songs, artists, and playlists you have on repeat can actually impact your attitudes and expectations in the bedroom. Of course, this influence can extend beyond sexuality and into everyday life. This episode Heather and Connor are joined by Anthony Bedgood, who is also a music enthusiast. For this episode, we suggest making a contribution to the Save the Music Foundation. They partner with public school districts to donate grants in the form of new musical instruments, technology, equipment, and resources for music teachers and school leaders. Grants provide opportunities for schools to jumpstart and support their music programs. https://www.savethemusic.org Don’t forget to like, share, subscribe, and leave us a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ review. We also have an Amazon wishlist! If you’d like to hear a topic, or send us a book check our MHG Podcast amazon wish list on amazon. Any quality of book appreciated used or new. https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3UEPQF6X5A4UM?ref_=wl_share

Hybristophilia - The "Bonnie and Clyde Syndrome"

In this episode, Dr. J join Heather for a discussion about Hybristophilia, also known as “Bonnie and Clyde Syndrome". It’s an atypical sexual desire in which sexual arousal is contingent upon being with a partner known to have committed an outrage, cheating, lying, known infidelities, or crime. This episode's charity, suggested by our guest Dr. J, is "My Friends Place." They work with homeless and precariously housed youth ages 12-24, providing free mental health services. MFP is a drop-in center that provides food, clothing, showers, case management, and mental health services. Plus, a safe place to spend your day. https://www.myfriendsplace.org Don’t forget to like, share, subscribe, and leave a five star review. We also have an Amazon wishlist! If you’d like to hear a topic, or send us a book, check our MHG Podcast Amazon wish list on Amazon. Any quality of book appreciated, new or used. https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3UEPQF6X5A4UM?ref_=wl_share

Ah Toy - The Most Desired Chinese Woman of the Wild West

Between 1848-1855 California had hit it big when gold was found at Sutters Mills in Coloma California. In 1849 a Cantonese woman arrived in California becoming the second known Chinese woman to arrive in California and the first Chinese prostitute in California. Ah Toy was a determined and intelligent woman and frequently used the San Francisco Recorder's Court to protect herself and her business from exploitation. For this episode, we suggest making a contribution to Stop AAPI Hate (Asian American Pacific Islander). Their approach recognizes that in order to effectively address anti-Asian racism they must work to end all forms of structural racism leveled at Black, Indigenous, and other communities of color as well. https://donate.givedirect.org/?cid=14711 Don’t forget to like, share subscribe and leave a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ review. We also have an Amazon wishlist! If you’d like to hear a topic, or send us a book check our MHG Podcast wish list on Amazon. Any quality of book appreciated used or new. https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3UEPQF6X5A4UM?ref_=wl_share

The Prince and the Pedophile

This episode we discussed the problematic relationship between Prince Andrew and Jeffery Epstein. We deep dive their history, friendship and scandal and discuss how Megan Markel has been used as a scapegoat to distract people from the disgraced Prince Andrew. This episode we wanted to support Victims Refuse Silence which is a non profit organization founded by Virginia Giuffre one of Prince Andrews, Jeffery Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwells victims. https://www.victimsrefusesilence.org We also have an Amazon wishlist! If you’d like to hear a topic, or send us a book check our MHG Podcast amazon wish list on amazon. Any quality of book appreciated used or new.

Sexpionage - Undercover lovers

It is the stuff that spy novels, diplomatic folklore, congressional investigations, and Hollywood blockbusters are made of. James Bond Films, Jennifer Lawrence 2018 movie “Red Sparrow”, and Alfred Hitchcock 1944 release of “Notorious” starring Ingrid Bergman and Carey Grant. Even Austin Powers is about sexpionage. But what is it?

Sex and the Pandemic - Spanish Flu vs. COVID-19

Comparing sex and dating between the 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic and Covid 19.

Billie Holiday - Jazz singer, survivor, and political activist

​Billie Holiday, or often referred to as “Lady Day” is perhaps one of the greatest jazz musicians to have ever lived. She gave jazz fanatics songs to last a lifetime. Her melodious voice and trademark tilting backward of the head will always be remembered fondly.

Josephine Baker - World renowned performer, World War II spy, and activist

We honor Black History Month by discussing women of color. Today we discuss Josephine Baker, a woman born under unusual circumstances to become a world renowned vaudeville performer, French spy, and civil rights activist.

Stormy Daniels - The porn star who took on the president

We celebrate the inauguration and launch our podcast with topic Stormy Daniels, the porn star who took on the president. Join us as we discuss her childhood, how she got into porn, and how she was paid $130,000 in hush money for having a one-night stand with Trump.

What's this all about?

Madames, Heauxs, and Gigolos is a new podcast about the history of sex work and historical events surrounding sexual revolution. Heather and Connor Introduce themselves and share a sneak peak about what's to come.

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