4 :: Exploring Porn with N’Jelle and Guy



Episode Description:

Join me and two of my favorite people in the world, N’Jelle & Guy, as we dive into a conversation about Pornography, why we use it, what we get from it and how it impacts our relationship to physical intimacy with ourselves and others

Did you know that worldwide, pornography rakes in anywhere from $57 Billion to $100 Billon annually?! In the United States it generates more revenue than ABC, CBS and NBC combined and more than all professional football, baseball and basketball franchises combined annually!* Wow! This is a LOT of porn being consumed!!

When I sat on the couch of some of my favorite people in the world recently, with the intention of recording this conversation, we wondered, ‘hmmm… which topic shall we record our conversation on?! There are just sooo many things we could dive into!!’

And then I asked the question… ‘Is porn bad?!’ And there you have it… we got the mic, and with their 10 month son running around in the background (you’ll hear his laughter and voice in the background of this recording) we dove deep into this topic.

This is a powerful topic and a powerful conversation that you definitely want to tune into! We explore porn from a man’s and a woman’s perspective, discuss the impact easily accessible porn via the internet is having on the youth and our intimate connections in adult relationships and oh so much more!!

N’Jelle Gage and Guy Thorne – BIO

Hailing originally from Jamaica and Guyana, founding artistic producers/choreographers husband-and-wife team N’Jelle Gage and Guy Thorne are the creators of FuturPointe Dance, a genre bending Rochester, New York based dance theater company, created in 2009 by this dynamic duo. They are also some of the most evolutionary, mind/heart/soul expanding and amazing human beings I know!

Their company FuturPointe’s work is called Reggae-Ballet© characterized by a sensory, multi-genre repertoire born of a sophisticated fusion of traditional and modern Caribbean dance forms, ballet, and Latin vocabulary. The company’s repertoire incorporates elements of multi-media, fashion, and provocative performance art to produce an unusual and emotionally transporting dance experience.

Guy Thorne emigrated from Jamaica as a young man, beginning his career in the US as a scholarship student at the Dance Theater of Harlem & later joining Garth Fagan Dance ( 2002-2009).

FuturPointe Dance co-founder, president and Artistic Director N’Jelle Gage-Thorne is an international dancer and educator that has worked extensively throughout the United States, Africa, Central America and the Caribbean.

N’Jelle Gage-Thorne also teaches master classes in Caribbean contemporary dance techniques (Tecnica Cubana, L’Antech ™, Reggae ballet, Jamaican urban jazz) at college residencies, festivals, the Draper Center for Dance Education in New York State, and studios across the country.

Check them out online at: http://www.futurpointe.org/

*Statistics cited from the book ‘Sex At Dawn’ by Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jetha


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