Reviews & Interviews
The Glenny Awards have announced that Dr. Susan Block, aka “Dr. Suzy,” is the winner of the 2020 “Sexologist of the Year” award. Produced by the “Sex in the Pews” podcast, the Glennys are presented annually by host Glenn Klein. In Dr. Suzy’s award-winning 2020 “Sex in the Pews” interview, “Sex is the Essence of Life” (episode 270), she answers the question, “What happens when life gets in the way of sex?” This is her second time winning “Sexologist of the Year,” the first having been for her premier “Sex in the Pews” interview in 2019 regarding her bonoboësque philosophy of “Ethical Hedonism” (episode #58). According to Coach Glenn, it went “viral,” scoring the most hits that year. “I’m delighted to accept my second ‘Sexologist of the Year’ Glenny Award,” says Dr. Suzy, a sex therapist in private practice, world-renowned sexologist, host of The Dr. Susan Block Show, co-host of F.D.R. (F*ck Da Rich) and bestselling author of The Bonobo Way: The Evolution of Peace through Pleasure. “I was ready to debate my fellow sexologists or wrestle them in the ring, see who squirts the farthest or could talk about sex the longest; whatever it took to defend my title. Thankfully, all I had to do was sit back and enjoy another great conversation with the sapiosexually stimulating Glenn Klein.” Listen to Dr. Susan Block’s award-winning interviews here and here. Find out more about her first Sexologist of the Year award here.
Following her “Ask Dr. Suzy” session at DomCon New Orleans Virtual, Dr. Susan Block returns to the DomCon platform for their brand new live interview series, “In the Spotlight.” For the episode, Dr. Block is interviewed by DomCon Founder/Executive Producer Mistress Cyan and Marketing Director Madame Margherite, both of whom have been featured guests on The Dr. Susan Block Show. Dr. Block is invited to share her thoughts on human sexuality, kink, The Bonobo Way, of peace through pleasure and FemDom power, how she developed her erotic “Dr. Suzy” persona and more. Over the course of the interview, she also discusses her first and only childhood spanking that may have been sparked her eventual interest in kink, her first book Advertising for Love: How to Play the Personals, and her study of bonobos and how they influenced her philosophy of “The Bonobo Way,” her bonobo conservation activism, her thoughts on the recent election, her work as a sex therapist in private practice, the incel phenomenon, cuckold therapy, the healing power of kink and more entertaining, enlightening stories about how she evolved into the Dr. Suzy of today, the “happy, horny housewife” we all know and love.
“Sex in the Pews” host Glenn Klein welcomes Dr. Susan Block back to a second interview “in the pews,” with congratulations on her first interview having “gone viral,” scoring the most hits of all “Sex in the Pews” podcasts in 2019. No wonder she won the “Sexologist of the Year” Glenny award! The “Sex in the Pews” podcast is dedicated to promoting a healthy attitude towards sex, as well as dismantling religion and the harm it can cause. The subject of Dr. Suzy first top-scoring interview (episode #58) is her longtime philosophy of “Ethical Hedonism.” In this second interview (episode #270), Glenn asks Dr. Suzy what to do “When Life Gets in the Way of Sex,” and Dr. Suzy replies that “Sex is the essence of life (thus the podcast title), the trick we play on death; sex is what brings us into the world, and sex is what motivates us to stick around for a while.” She also addresses how work, family, school, social media, politics, religion, resentment, jealousy, boredom, health issues, weight gain, the aging process, the environment, schedules—and now the Coronapocalypse—all can get “in the way” of sex. They talk about the importance of planning sex dates; “The best-laid plans may not get you laid the way you planned,” says Dr. Suzy, “but plan anyway,” and no, it doesn’t “ruin the spontaneity”). She also suggests entering the “erotic theater of the mind,” as well as making sex a top priority, or at least in the top five. Listen to the podcast to find out the other four, as well as hear more about bonobos (they certainly prioritize sex!), The Bonobo Way, “medibation” (masturbation plus meditation), our biggest sex organs and true tales of sexual experiences “in the pews” of Church and Temple. Glenn also credits Dr. Suzy with enlightening him on their first interview about how male circumcision is a form of genital mutilation (like female circumcision which is usually considerably worse) and, when performed on an infant, a form of child sexual abuse. Indeed, their lively conversation touches upon many subjects in the intersecting realms of sexuality, spirituality, religion, eroticism, health, abortion, sports, laughter, politics and culture. Listen here.
“AfterHours,” a GasMaskGirl podcast hosted by Ameena, interviewed Dr. Susan Block on 10/9/20 about her long and illustrious sexology career, her marriage of over 28 years, some of her most effective sex therapy techniques, a few of her current projects and her thoughts on various hot topics, including sex, love and fetish in the Coronapocalypse, politics, conspiracy theories, culture, climate change and The Bonobo Way. She also tells the origin story of The Dr. Susan Block Show, going back 35 years, as well as her first show with GasmaskGirl just after the 2016 election. “GasMaskGirl was the perfect guest for our state of electoral dysfunction,” says Dr. Block. “With Trump, I felt the very air we were breathing would soon be so toxic we’d need gasmasks. Little did I know how prescient that feeling would be.” When Ameena asks what brings her the most joy during this strange period in time, Dr, Block’s answer is sex, of course (no more in-person orgies in the Coronopocalypse, but at least she’s got her husband Max!). She also savors simple pleasures, such as playing with Bonoboville’s newest and cutest member, Chico Peggles the Pomeranian power puppy! You can listen to this enriching podcast here.
DomCon Animal Play Awards and Pet Show Director Madame Margherite presented the “Best Animal Activist” award to Dr. Susan Block at DomCon 2020 Virtual, honoring Dr. Block for her decades-long advocacy of the bonobo apes and active dedication to save humanity’s highly endangered close cousins from extinction, as well as spreading The Bonobo Way of “peace through pleasure,” FemDom power, male well-being and ecosexuality. Founder and director of the Block Bonobo Foundation, devoted to protecting and studying bonobo apes, as well promoting the Bonobo Way, Dr. Block’s “pro-bonobo” efforts also include her Bonobo Way talks, presented annually at DomCon since 2015, as well as AASECT (American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors & Therapists) 2016 and 2019, Yale University (her Alma Mater) on WYBC, AdultCon, UC Berkeley and the Keynote Speech at the first academic Ecosexuality Symposium at University of Puerto Rico. It’s all based on Dr. Block’s critically-acclaimed book The Bonobo Way: The Evolution of Peace Through Pleasure, the manifesto that has educated thousands about the “Make Love Not War” bonobos, plus the 12 Steps to Releasing Your Inner Bonobo, a guide to incorporating some of the peaceful, female-empowering, pleasure-positive ways of the bonobo into your sexuality, your everyday life and human society at large.
KJAG radio host James Lowe, a.k.a., Jiggy Jaquar, interviews Dr. Susan Block about sexology , phone sex therapy , DomCon , The Bonobo Way , bonobo liberation therapy, webcam , sext therapy and why phone sex is such an effective doorway into “the erotic theater of the mind,” even in these times when so many people use their phone for everything but talking. Lowe, a longtime “fan” of The Dr. Susan Block Show , describes it as “like none other,” and calls Dr. Block “such a great individual… a phenomenal woman… a tremendous guest… she is pretty damn amazing” When she explains her views of cuckolding and sperm wars, Lowe exclaims “you hit the nail right on the head, Dr. Block.” Check out the interview here .
Marabelle Blue, host of Kink E. Magazine’s weekly podcast, KEM Top Talk, talks with Dr. Susan Block about her life and times as America’s premiere phone sex therapist in this in-depth interview. Starting with her early career as a radio talk show host, author and therapist pursuing her doctorate in psychology, Marabelle delves into Dr. Suzy’s development of “telephone sex therapy” as a viable therapeutic alternative, combining traditional sex therapy and relationship counseling with healing-oriented phone sex, erotic hypnosis, bonobo liberation therapy and other methods. Dr. Suzy further discusses the benefits of phone sex therapy, as well as webcam and sext therapy, in a digital world, and how the “erotic theater of the mind” can mitigate the deeply-ingrained sense of shame, repression and confusion that clients feel about their sexual desires. The two also talk about the advantages of attending kink-positive events like DomCon where Dr. Suzy will be this year’s Mistress of Ceremonies. KEM Top Talk streams on a variety of platforms including Spotify, iTunes, and RadioPublic, and you can check it out here or here.
In the first installment of the Happy Good Times in the Age of the Philosopher King YouTube series, host James Bivens interviews Dr. Susan Block on a myriad of topics ranging from bonobos to BDSM, DomCon, swinging, splosh, polyamory, phone sex therapy, female empowerment, lust, trust and world peace. Focusing on current events, culture, media and metaphysics, the “Philosopher King” series, produced by Dr. Amit Patel, showcases Dr. Block’s expertise in bonobos, human sexuality, relationships and The Bonobo Way of peace through pleasure. Watch this enlightening interview here.
Top spanking specialty web magazine, SPANKINGLIFE, gave a passionate, descriptive, rave review to Dr. Susan Block’s Spanking For Adults Only video, from her acclaimed Encyclopedia of Sex & Fetish video series. “Spanking for Adults Only is excellent,” says Spankinglife. “It is refreshing to learn about sex from someone who practices what she preaches… Frankly, most sex education tapes are boring as hell. This manages to be never boring, offering a nice blend of helpful information, people’s experiences, and lots and lots of spanking.” Read the entire SpankingLife review here, and watch the Spanking for Adults Only video here.
The Glenny Awards presented the “Sexologist of the Year” award for 2019 to Dr. Susan Block. “What an honor,” said Dr. Susan Block. “It’s better than an Emmy or a Grammy… and not just because there are no Emmys or Grammys for Sexologist of the Year,” she added with a wink. The Glennys are produced by the “Sex In the Pews” podcast hosted by Glenn Klein and Owen Pratt. With “Celebrating sexuality/exposing religion” as their motto, Sex in the Pews has streamed 149 shows so far, including their interview with Dr. Block on Ethical Hedonism & the Bonobo Way. The Glennys also bestowed Dr. Block with a second award for “Best ‘Sex in the Pews’ Moment” for saying “You’re cutting off part of your baby’s penis!” in reference to male circumcision. For a list of all the Glenny Award winners, click here and here.
Dr. Susan Block provides enlightening, stimulating and practical insights into how to “have seriously hot phone sex” to Health.com reporter Jessica Migala. Great sex via the telephone is “aural sex,” favoring a vivid imagination and sapiosexual creativity over more superficial appearances. From getting the perfect timing and deepening your erotic breathing to transforming romantic memories into kinky fantasies and tapping into your “sexy voice,” Dr. Suzy counsels the phone sex novice in how to initiate, seduce, develop and really enjoy the ultimate phone sex experience. Read it Now!
Bonobos are the main focus of Secular Sexuality‘s fascinating and informative interview with Bonobo Way author Dr. Susan Block. Founded by “Sex and God” author Dr. Darrel Ray, Secular Sexuality is hosted by Christy Powell and Vi La Bianca, and sponsored by the Atheist Community of Austin. Topics of discussion include The Bonobo Way: The Evolution of Peace through Pleasure, prehistoric human sexuality, common chimpanzees, orangutans and gorillas, the meaning of love, empathy, bisexuality, pansexuality, jealousy, possessiveness, religious sexual abuse, climate change, “Trumpanzees,” bushmeat hunting, bonobo conservation, incels, bonobo brain chemistry, female empowerment, male well-being, peace through pleasure, and Bonobo Liberation Therapy with the Dr. Susan Block Institute. Watch it Now!
The Rush Limbaugh Show, guest-hosted by Mark Steyn, did a segment on Dr. Susan Block’s article(s) on “Post-Trump Sex Disorder,” using it to sell the Limbaugh Letter. On this clip, Dr. Block gives her “Rush Limbaugh ReBUTTal,” after which she gives Maya’s butt the spanking that Rush really deserves!
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NPR station WBUR 90.9 FM and Reddit’s Endless Thread podcast, “Gone Wild Audio,” talks with Dr. Susan Block about aural sex therapy, the pleasures, perils and power of “audio erotica,” from romantic to “consensual nonconsensual” (with the emphasis on #consensual) BDSM, and more with NPR Endless Thread hosts, Brock Johnson and Mallory Sivortson. Things even get a little political when they play and discuss “Desert Susan.” Dr. Block is on in the beginning and towards the end (they start and finish with the best, of course).
Affairhub dubs Dr. Susan Block a “Master of Sensuality in the area of Mother Fantasies” and “the connection between mother figures and sexual repression” who “helps [you] to get to the root of [your] issues” in an article about phone sex therapy, erotic frustration and mommy fetishes.
Articles by Dr. Susan Block
About Dr. Susan Block
Susan M. Block, Ph.D., a.k.a. “Dr. Suzy,” world-renowned sexologist and leading champion of sex education, erotic freedom and the highly endangered bonobo apes, is perhaps best-known for her groundbreaking specials on HBO. Host of the famous—and slightly infamous—Dr. Susan Block Show, broadcasting on radio, cable TV and the Internet for over 30 years, Dr. Block is a magna cum laude graduate of Yale University with a Ph.D. in sexology from the Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality, and a co-founder of Sex Week at Yale, inspiring similar college-student-based sex education conferences around the world. A best-selling, award-winning author, Dr. Block’s latest book, The Bonobo Way: The Evolution of Peace through Pleasure, has been acclaimed for its paradigm-shifting vision, humor and sound advice by journalists, sexperts, statesmen, primatologists and porn stars.
Director of the Dr. Susan Block Institute for the Erotic Arts & Sciences, she is a top contributor to the Wiley-Blackwell International Encyclopedia of Human Sexuality, authoring “extended explorations” on “Sexual Fetishes,” “Phone Sex” and “Striptease,” as well as definitive articles on “Spanking” and “Cuckolding.” Recently, she wrote the foreword to the award-winning Ecosexuality collection, and her writings on sex, politics and culture have been published in a variety of publications from Counterpunch to Cosmo to her own Journal. But she’ll never quit her “day job” as a therapist in private practice, helping thousands of individuals, couples and groups, from California to Saudi Arabia, to explore, understand, discipline, enhance, share and enjoy their sexuality.
Married for over 23 years to Pr. Maximillian R. Lobkowicz, pioneering publisher of the first “reader-written” media such as the LA Star, Love, Hate, Finger, The Brentwood Bla Bla and Beverly Hills, the Magazine, the two founded and direct Bonoboville, both a new social-media and a real “socialist/capitalist,” pro-sex community in Los Angeles, known for producing the first reality-based sexuality programs, convivial “Speakeasies,” bonoboësque gatherings, erotic art exhibitions, bacchanalian soirées, life-changing lectures, sex-educational seminars, and priceless moments of communal ecstasy, with a portion of all proceeds going to help save the highly endangered real bonobos in the wild.