Let’s Talk About Sex

Executive Director of PhillyGayCalendar

In 2014 sex is still the elephant in the room no one ever wants to address. Even twenty-three years after Salt-N-Pepa’s groundbreaking classic song ‘Let’s Talk About Sex’ people still treat sex like it’s a subject you should never discuss, which is ironic because sex is how we all got here.

Well one pioneer in starting and continuing the conversation is Dr. Timaree Schmit, a noted sexologist with a Ph.D. in Human Sexuality Education.

Her iTunes podcast Sex With Timaree deals with many topics pertaining to sexual education and society that is a refreshing approach to breaking the silence on speaking about a subject everyone talks about but may feel nervous about discussing outside of their comfort zone.

So it was a no-brainer when I was asked to attend one of her live shows at the Philly Improv Theater (located inside of the Adrienne Theater, 2030 Sansom Street in Downtown Philadelphia) entitled Sex With Timaree: DTF.

DTF? Was I about to be treated to a live Amsterdam-style sex show?

Because anyone who’s ever watched an episode of Jersey Shore knows what the acronym DTF stands for.

And if you don’t know please Google it so you can be as shocked as I was when I saw those three letters.

As I entered the theater I saw an empty stage facing a room full of people sitting in their seats, drinking beer and preparing for the show to start.

Beer and sex? Perhaps Dr. Timaree was indeed DTF with a room full of people watching and getting a nice buzz.

I don’t judge. I was even more intrigued now.

I was relieved when Dr. Timaree came out clothed (somewhat. Her booty shorts and sexy heels were hot!) and was accompanied by her co-host comedian Darryl Charles.

And that’s when it all came together for me.

DTF stands for the Darryl and Timaree Fun Hour.

What a clever way to keep people’s minds in the gutter.

And in the gutter is where they stayed for the next hour as Dr. Timaree, Darryl and their co-hosts for the evening comedians Mary Radzinski and Jim Grammond dove into a barrage of topics that kept the audience talking, laughing and drinking.

Picture an After-Hours version of The View with better looking people who get paid a lot less but are funnier, cooler and can use profanity. Or as I like to call it: Perfection

Some highlights of the show were the discussion about beautiful criminal Jeremy Meeks, Revenge Porn, the Hobby Lobby decision which lead to an explanation of how an IUD works and, one of my favorite parts of the evening, the topic of privacy on the internet and internet dating sites. At one point during the discussion, which is completely interactive, a woman in the audience revealed to everyone the time she met a man on a dating site and he tried to kill her twice.

Yes, read that line again. That actually happened.

Another thing that happened was a segment called Fuck,Marry,Kill, which is an extension of the social media game in which you’re given three names and you have to choose who you would fuck, marry or kill.

The show was eye opening and entertaining. But perhaps the most taboo thing about the show in general was the fact that it was educational.

It was an open, honest forum where people didn’t just whisper dismissively about important current events. It was a discourse with a professional in the field of sexual education, her funny friends and a room full of grown ups who were mature enough to handle the conversation.

But, in Dr. Timaree’s own words from the Sex With Timaree Facebook page, if you go there looking for a ‘Sex Ed/Comedy/Game Show’ you will be more than happy you came.

No pun intended.

For more information about Dr. Timaree check out her website:

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