A Nina Hartley Summer Solstice Eve ♥
Length 1:27:49 Date: June 20, 2015
by Dr. Susan Block
It’s Summer Solstice Eve, the night before the longest day of the year, when the golden sun shines longest upon the Northern Hemisphere, and my featured guest is one of the sunniest personalities in porn: Nina Hartley. From her golden halo of blonde hair to her signature, round, bouncy butt, not to mention her beaming smile, bright repartee and radiant sex-positivity, Nina shines like the summer sun, so it’s no wonder she lights up this show with fun and sexual wisdom.
On a mission to promote the Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance, which is on a mission to “affirm sexual freedom as a fundamental human right” Nina is accompanied by fellow Woodhull board member (and former Young Republican), Danny O’Neill. They’re excited about Woodhull’s upcoming “Summit,” to be held August 14-17, 2015 in Alexandria, Virginia, a long, lusty, sapiosexual weekend of discussions, seminars, networking events, trainings, parties and, of course, orgies (what’s sexual freedom without orgies?)—like last year, only bigger, better and more orgiastic, right by our nation’s capital.
The Alliance takes its name from Victoria Woodhull, a 19th century sexual freedom fighter, radical suffragist, spiritual visionary, “Free Love” advocate and newspaper publisher—bonoboësque long before humans discovered bonobos—as well as the first woman to own a Wall Street investment firm, and run for President of the United States.
Which brings us to the current woman running for U.S. President who also sports a golden halo of hair like the sun, and no, I don’t mean Donald Trump. It’s no surprise that Nina is already playing U.S. Presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton in a timely new porn parody, “Hillary Gets the Black Vote,” also featuring our friend Moe “The Monster” Johnson.
Though I respect Hillary for standing up for Bill when he was pilloried by a gang of Puritanical hypocrites, I don’t appreciate her bed being filled by lobbyists and reps for the Defense Industry and Monsanto, to name a few of her lovers. The best thing about a Hillary Clinton presidency (aside from the fact that her last name is not Bush) would be that Nina Hartley will play her in what’s sure to be a winning Presidential Sex parody series. And who knows, Hillary might like Nina’s portrayal of her as “very in-charge and a tad bossy without being emasculating…bisexual and deeply passionate”. Certainly, Bill will. It could even increase Woodhull’s clout in Washington.
The “Hillary” promo is sexy and funny, and there’s no doubt that “interracial” is one of the hottest current porn genres, perhaps partly because of the racism that flows through this country like poison. But even if we’re turned on by that black/white contrast, it’s important to acknowledge the scientific reality: race doesn’t exist. There’s really only one race: the human race.
In its more benign form, the human emphasis on skin color produces hot sensuous “interracial” porn. More often, it just fosters racist, white male anxiety about black male sexuality and, at its worst, the recent tragedy of the Emmanuel AME Church massacre, still fresh in our minds. We take a moment to remember the victims and talk about the kind of culture that produces a 21-year-old mass murderer who excuses his evil by saying “I had to do it… you rape our women and you’re taking over our country. And you have to go.” I’ll blog about this separately when I get a chance, but let’s just say that a warped black penis fetish, a Confederate flag waving proudly above his state capital and his dad giving him a gun on his 21st birthday all have something to do with it.
And sexual freedom has something to do with turning this terrible cult of violence around. In a culture that denigrates sex and denies sexual freedom, violence is seen as a problem solver. We’ve gone that way for a long time, but maybe it’s time for another way, the way of peace through pleasure and sexual freedom. I call it “The Bonobo Way,” and it brings us back to that most bonoboësque of political lobbying groups, the Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance, and their upcoming Summer Summit, featuring Nina Hartley.
We come back from the break with just a few more minutes until Summer Solstice which is, of course, a heathen holiday, as all the best holidays are (Valentine’s Day, Spring Equinox, etc.), at least originally. In the pagan tradition, the Summer Solstice moon is called the “Honey Moon” because it’s slightly golden, and everybody drinks mead made of fermented honey during the many weddings held at Summer Solstice time. We don’t have any mead on this show, but we do have Dirty Tequila, a deliciously intoxicating aphrodisiac that makes any occasion a Honeymoon, especially when downed with the erotic boobie-licking ritual we call Bonoboville Communion, which we perform with show producer Elizabeth Aston and Chelsea Raw (both therapists with the Institute). Despite having been my guest several times over the years since her first appearance in 1994, this is Nina’s first Bonoboville Communion, and she sucks Elizabeth’s hard nipples with relish (actually, salt) and provides her own luscious boobage as a Communion Altar for the rest of us, as she squeals like a blissful bonobo.
More Weapons of Mass Discussion include pleasure (“We’re designed for it,” says Nina with a hat tip to Sex at Dawn co-author Dr. Chris Ryan); BDSM (“Doormat is a noun. Submit is a verb.”); how to handle feet (“When the feet feel good, the knees fall open,” says Nina); consent (“It’s sexy”); hat tip to Ricci Levy and Woodhull’s work helping pregnant prison inmates and Capt’n Max’s experience as a sexual freedom fighter on the inside and out. We also take a couple fan calls, including Speakeasy member Dr. Mars, and tweets, including an endorsement for Nina’s sex educator skills from Panty Boy.
As we get closer to the “end” of the show and the year’s longest day, I’m reminded of another Summer Solstice revelry, Shakespeare’s play ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” in which one of the recurring themes is that of the “ass” (a.k.a., Bottom). This, of course, brings me back to Nina and her amazing bum, whereupon she turns around on my bed, giggling, wiggling and presenting her famous derriere for a spanking.
Having just penned the definition of “spanking” for the new Wiley-Blackwell International Encyclopedia of Human Sexuality, I’m raring to give it to her, first with my hand, then with Danny, Biz and Chelsea’s hands, then with my JuxLeather finger-flogger. Finally, I turn Nina Hartley OTK (over the knee) for a good solid book-spanking with The Bonobo Way. I’m pleasantly surprised to hear that this is another first for this sex icon, and she agrees that a nice standard-size paperback makes the perfect paddle. I must say it feels right to be giving Hillary Clinton’s porn double a good spanking. It’s one way to get her to pay attention to The Bonobo Way of peace through pleasure.
Thanks for the spanks, Nina! And thank you, Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance, for helping to get America and the world to recognize sexual freedom as one of the most fundamental human rights of all. Here’s hoping you all have another great, activist, orgiastic, sapiosexual Summit. #SFS15
And extra special thanks to amazing hair stylist Mark Brown, a.k.a., LaMarkeisha, for highlighting and sculpting my own sunny halo this solstice eve.
© June 21, 2015. Susan Block, Ph.D., a.k.a. “Dr. Suzy,” is a world renowned LA sex therapist, author of The Bonobo Way: The Evolution of Peace through Pleasure and horny housewife, occasionally seen on HBO and other channels. For speaking engagements, call 310-568-0066.