Booty Jams: It’s More About The Booty
A year and a half ago two strangers bonded over a pseudonym for the word vagina. It was an encounter that foretold of their shared future. Only 6 months down the road they would submit an application to bring iTunes their latest and greatest podcast entitled – Booty Jams.
One might think that the content within a Booty Jams podcast is self-evident. Think again. It has nothing to do with shaking your booty or jamming out to raunchy Hip Hop. Josh and Jett, the creators of Booty Jams, adopted the name based solely on a off the cuff suggestion from their mutual friend. “I was actually on the fence about it,” said Josh during my interview with them, “but the more we thought about it, Booty Jams was kind of fresh. As long as we [didn’t] spell it with a ‘Z’.” They both laughed. They expressed greater appreciation for the name after being able to successfully adapt the name for their shorter podcasts by changing it to Booty Shorts, a surprisingly appropriate and funny title.
Booty Jams focuses on an SLP lifestyle. If you haven’t heard the term before, you’re not alone. I suggested they add the term to Urban Dictionary, to which they nodded in agreement. The definition is pretty simple. Jett explains that SLP is “a sex life person . . . someone who has a sex life. It does have to do with safe sex. It does have to do with communicating. It does have to do with taking a step back and reflecting on the things that you’re doing or your partner is doing and how you two are responding to each other.” In other words, this podcast is intended for those of us who enjoy and respect sex. They both advocate safety first and being comfortable with yourself and how you have sex – LGBT community included.
New podcasts are available weekly. Appropriately, iTunes marks these podcast as “explicit”; the rating is made apparent by the quantity of words overwritten by asterisks within each description. Themes cover the spectrum of sexual topics, no holds barred: Wearing socks during sex, Balloon fetish, Sex with your ex, Squirting, Dating in Richmond, etc. “A lot of our topics come from funny situations that happen to us. A lot of them come from funny situations that come from our friends . . .” said Jett as we delved further into how topics are generated. After hearing them list a few more topics, I’m sure you’ll find a few that hit close to home.
Why should you listen?
I asked them to explain, in less than a minute, why our readers should listen to their podcast. They turned to each other in a panic to discuss what they wanted to cover in their one-minute time frame. I turned on my stopwatch. Jett broke the ice for her explanation by first asking me a question. “Do you like sex?” she looked at me and waited for a response. After feeling just as panicked as they did only a moment ago, I responded in the affirmative (duh). She continued, “You do? Oh that’s amazing. Josh and I happen to do this podcast. We talk about sex and dating and relationships. It’s super, super funny and really informative. And I understand that you’ve been looking at me all night, so I know that you want to hear this . . .” I think she forgot that I’m gay, but I let it slide in order to not interrupt. With 20 seconds remaining Josh added, “Also, roll right and wrap it up all the time. Put that dental dam in your mouth.” They agreed they were done. We all looked and each other and erupted into laughter. I commented on the dental dam instructions, surprised that they took it to that level. “We just rolled mad aggressive,” chuckled Jett.
I left their one-minute brief untouched. In fairness, I gave them an opportunity for closing remarks; however, I excluded them from this post. Although their closings were informative, I felt their one-minute explanation exemplifies more closely their nature on the podcast. A great dynamic is shared between the pair. Their voices are easy on the ear and their topics are both funny and informative – a rare combination.
You can subscribe to the Booty Jams podcast on iTunes or go to their Word Press site at bootyjamspodcast.wordpress.com. Better yet, GayRVA.com is excited to announce that Booty Jams will join our team as contributors to our Lifestyle column. Check back here for their articles, their podcast and more.
Born and raised in Richmond, VA, Stanley works as an IT professional and a Group X fitness instructor. He enjoys helping others achieve their fitness goals through his spin and other high energy classes. Read his personal blog here and follow him on Twitter. E-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We recommend you take that new summer boo of yours and hit the open road.July 8, 2011
- Virginia Musical Theatre in Norfolk puts on a great show
- Attack on Equality House leaves bullet holes and anti-LGBTQ graffiti
- Quill Theatre presents its first musical with Stephen Sondheim’s dark comedy, ‘Assassins’
- TheatreLAB’s ‘Mother Courage and Her Children’ features ambitious casting decisions and immersive set design inside a powerful war-time drama
- Study: Kids raised by same-sex parents show no difference from those raise by different-sex couples