WITH RAQUEL SAVAGE
In Bed With Raquel Savage takes you inside developing sex tech companies that are innovating new ways to access intimacy! The goal is to address the average person’s underlying fears and anxieties that stop them from having healthy, happy sex lives.
Did you know, innovations that allow two (or more) people to interact virtually in a sexual way, like video chatting with sensation attached, could lead to improved healthcare technology for disabled people?
Snapchat plays on the desire to send sexy pictures that disappear quickly. Now more apps prioritize anonymity and privacy, used for sexting or not.
Already, the technology used for sex toys has crossed over into public consumerism: for example, a “pregnancy belt” by Huggies that lets the wearer feel the baby kick.
We’ll dive into these worlds with the help of a therapist and sex worker for an educational, sexy, and hilarious new show!
ACT 1: MOS
Welcome to In Bed With Raquel Savage, we start with a cold open MOS that tee’s up what we’ll be exploring. From there we go to a credit sequence and then an informational / explainer video narrated by our host, Raquel Savage, that sets up the expert interview in act 2.
EXPERT INTERVIEW & DEEP DIVE
Now we go into the field to speak with an inventor, scientist, CEO or other authority figure who can intelligently speak to what we’re exploring. This happens over 2 acts:
An expert interview between Raquel & the topic “expert”
A field trip or hands-on activity centering the topic at hand.
ACT 3: THERAPY
Using Savage’s clinical knowledge on processing trauma and making space for new beliefs, Savage will meet with an individual or couple struggling with a related concern and we’ll watch in-real-time as they work together to address and resolve their issue.
ACT 4: SEE YOU NEXT TIME
We jump into another MOS interview where Raquel will talk to people about some of what we learned in the episode. Part quiz, part interview and part call to action as it will end by asking the audience to engage on our social platforms, send questions, comments, & ideas for the next episode!
“After Dark” will be additional clips behind a paywall, separate from the episode, providing NSFW tutorials using the products we discussed in the episode or teaching a new skill. This segment will feature real sex workers and sex educators doing live demonstrations — this idea extends the work Savage is already doing in her series, Sexxx Ed.
GOES TOO DEEP
SPONSORED BY: OHNUT
How comfy are you around talking to you partner about pain during sex?
What’s the average depth of the vagina canal when aroused?
What’s the average length of a penis?
Does size really matter?
Explainer by Raquel:
Define vaginismus & dyspareunia (pain during sex)
Discuss how “taking dick” is a problematic concept
Talk to a pelvic floor therapist or gyno
Emily Sauer (founder of Ohnut)
Watch Raquel get her vaginal cancel measured by a gynecologist
Raquel will work with a couple experiencing pain during penetrative sex with the goal of resolving this issue
Introduce the Ohnut to the couple and best practices for using it
What are your fav sexual activities that don’t involve penetration?
Call to action:
“Tell us how deep you like it on our IG!”
“Sex shouldn’t hurt, purchase an Ohnut”
Tutorial: King Noire and his partner Jet Setting Jasmine will demonstrate how to use the Ohnut for an informative NSFW tutorial.
Raquel Savage is a Black, queer, trauma therapist, educator and sex worker. She facilitates therapy through Zepp Wellness Center, a non-profit organization she founded in 2019 that centers the mental health needs of Black queer folx and sex workers.
She does the majority of her education online via Savage University and through Kink Media Group, a production company she started in 2020. Through Kink Media Group, Savage also executive produces different projects for QTPOC and sex workers, including CVNT Productions, a porn production company that shoots exclusively Black, queer & trans, fat and disabled performers.
Savage also created the Equitable Care Certification, a certification for therapists and mental health professionals to build clinical competency around working with sex workers as therapy clients. She’s been a sex worker for a decade, including full-service work and adult online content.
THE SAVAGE BRAND
Savage offers trauma-informed modalities like EMDR to help clients process trauma in session.
Savage University includes educational videos, #ThoughtProvokingThirstTraps, live streams, and more covering an array of topics including ethical non-monogamy, consent, the psychobiology of trauma and more.
Sexxx Ed, a hands-on, informative and real-life version of sex ed, fills the gaps for adults who missed out on early, ethical and affirming examples of sex education. Savage & friends educate the masses through live demonstrations and tutorials, using real bodies.