Sustainable Passion

This episode mentions the existence of sex (and related content). Be alert – and have fun!

Picture 25 women chatting over wine and swapping–no, not Tupperware–but sex toys. This is how Christine Barksdale started her business. Today, over a decade later, Barksdale is running a women-centric, sex positive store off Route 13 in downtown Ithaca. Sitting with her between whips and lingerie, we learned how an episode of Oprah inspired her to open a store and that every vibrator has a distinct sound. Can you hear the difference?

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Credits

Editing

Florenz Gilly and Marietta Synodis

Music

Tango Rosino, Bossa Boa, The Criper, Zulia Conspiracy, Um Pepino, Entwined Oddity, Basketline

by Blue Dot Sessions

Jingle

Mosaic Foundation, The Fall Creek Brass Band, Richie and Rosie

2 thoughts on “Sustainable Passion”

  1. This was a wonderful profile of a dynamic, educated and beautiful person. It was a pleasure to hear her journey and how she gives back to her community through helping others self pleasure safely and without shame. Thank you.

  2. What a joy to hear about Christine’s journey. As a 73 year old woman who never was exposed to such a natural way to be intimate with oneself, it was so refreshing to learn the world is evolving….thanks to Christine. Ithaca has lots to celebrate- it’s authenticity is being exposed by your programs. Keep uncovering your towns jewels.

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