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Come As You Are

Funny, brilliant women and non binary folks talk orgasms with comedian Helen Duff.

"Bold subversive and very funny" (The Scotsman) comedian Helen Duff delves deep into everything orgasms with brilliantly open, hilariously insightful women and non binary folks from across the experience spectrum. Edited
Latest Episode7/4/2022

Kemah Bob

Season 2, Ep. 1
Kemah (she/they) is a comedian, presenter, writer, actor, drag artist and producer from Houston, TX now based in London. Her work centers Black cultural identity, mental health, sexuality, gender, healing and well-being using entertainment as a tool for enlightenment and empowerment. She takes huge inspiration from Oprah, Beyonce and the sun - aiming to spread love, light and warmth everywhere she goes.In this episode we talk about pregnancy sex, covid sex and self imposed sex droughts, polyamory, pillow princesses, how so many of Kemah's church friends from college have subsequently come out as queer, and of course, aspirational orgasms.You can find Kemah being hilarious, hot and high octane on:Instagram: @kemahbobTwitter @kemahbobAnd all over Dave, The Guilty Feminist and Channel 4!During the pod we chat about bipolar, for more resources head to https://www.bipolaruk.org and https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/bipolar-disorder/supporting-someone-with-bipolar/Support the podcast with a one off donation onhttps://ko-fi.com/helenduffor to get access to all sorts of extra audio / video content become a regular subscriber on Patreon -https://www.patreon.com/HelenDuffIntro / Outro music by Luisa Gerstein of Deep Throat Choir; musical interludes written and performed by Helen Duff, arranged by Torch & Compass; edited by Helen Duff; produced by Helen Duff, with production support from Lorna Rose Treen and Daisy Grant.Follow the podcast on:Instagram:@comeasyouarepodTwitter:@ComeAsYouArePo2Facebook: @ComeAsYouArePodFind Helen Duffwww.helenduff.comInstagram:@DuffMarvelTwitter:@DuffMarvelFacebook:@helenduffcomedyThis podcast would not have been possible without the support and advice of Sam Sapin, Ben Target, Alice Freedman, Hayley Stirling, Catherine Brinkworth and Kate Watson.
7/4/2022

Kemah Bob

Season 2, Ep. 1
Kemah (she/they) is a comedian, presenter, writer, actor, drag artist and producer from Houston, TX now based in London. Her work centers Black cultural identity, mental health, sexuality, gender, healing and well-being using entertainment as a tool for enlightenment and empowerment. She takes huge inspiration from Oprah, Beyonce and the sun - aiming to spread love, light and warmth everywhere she goes.In this episode we talk about pregnancy sex, covid sex and self imposed sex droughts, polyamory, pillow princesses, how so many of Kemah's church friends from college have subsequently come out as queer, and of course, aspirational orgasms.You can find Kemah being hilarious, hot and high octane on:Instagram: @kemahbobTwitter @kemahbobAnd all over Dave, The Guilty Feminist and Channel 4!During the pod we chat about bipolar, for more resources head to https://www.bipolaruk.org and https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/bipolar-disorder/supporting-someone-with-bipolar/Support the podcast with a one off donation onhttps://ko-fi.com/helenduffor to get access to all sorts of extra audio / video content become a regular subscriber on Patreon -https://www.patreon.com/HelenDuffIntro / Outro music by Luisa Gerstein of Deep Throat Choir; musical interludes written and performed by Helen Duff, arranged by Torch & Compass; edited by Helen Duff; produced by Helen Duff, with production support from Lorna Rose Treen and Daisy Grant.Follow the podcast on:Instagram:@comeasyouarepodTwitter:@ComeAsYouArePo2Facebook: @ComeAsYouArePodFind Helen Duffwww.helenduff.comInstagram:@DuffMarvelTwitter:@DuffMarvelFacebook:@helenduffcomedyThis podcast would not have been possible without the support and advice of Sam Sapin, Ben Target, Alice Freedman, Hayley Stirling, Catherine Brinkworth and Kate Watson.
3/23/2021

Sophie Duker

Season 1, Ep. 11
The Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee and bombastic black sheep who enjoys telling jokes, breaking hearts and taking names, Sophie Duker is a shooting star on the UK comedy scene. As seen on BBC2 (Mock The Week, Frankie Boyle’s New World Order), Channel 4 (8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Riot Girls), E4 (8 Out of 10 Cats), BBC Three, Channel 5 and Comedy Central.In this episode we talk about riding out online abuse, how therapy has helped Sophie stay present in her body whilst enduring a media sh*tstorm, masturbation, multiple orgasms, disassociation and the distinct differences between being in an open relationship and practicing polyamory.You can find Sophie being warm, witty and wise onInstagram: @sophiedukeboxand Twitter @sophiedukeboxSupport the podcast with a one off donation onhttps://ko-fi.com/helenduffor to get access to all sorts of extra audio / video content become a regular subscriber on Patreon -https://www.patreon.com/HelenDuffIntro / Outro music by Luisa Gerstein of Deep Throat Choir; musical interludes written and performed by Helen Duff, arranged by Torch & Compass; edited by Helen Duff; produced by Helen Duff, Lorna Treen and Daisy Grant.Follow the podcast on Instagram:Instagram:@comeasyouarepodTwitter:@ComeAsYouArePo2Facebook: @ComeAsYouArePodFind Helen Duffwww.helenduff.comInstagram:@DuffMarvelTwitter:@DuffMarvelFacebook:@helenduffcomedyThis podcast would not have been possible without the support and advice of Sam Sapin, Ben Target, Alice Freedman, Hayley Stirling, Catherine Brinkworth and Kate Watson.
3/9/2021

Annie Bashord

Season 1, Ep. 9
Annie performs monthly at the online cabaret Big Wowie and is part of the comedy collective HaHaFlix. At 18 Annie assisted Paul King (The Mighty Boosh, Paddington) on the Fringe show The Blue Diamond of Azkabarwhich toured her home countyof Kent. Having completed her degree in English and Drama at Goldsmiths she went on to assist Cal McCrystal in Switzerland on the Spymonkey show Bless. Next she moved to Paris to study with Philippe Gaulier. Since graduating, Annie has performed several original Fringe comedy shows, as well as performing professionally in children's theatre. Annie was a cohost of The Lost Cabaret, an alternative comedy night in London, for two years. She is also a drama facilitator and currently works for a social enterprise teaching drama to adults with disabilities.In this episode we discuss how Annie's experiences with bipolar disorder impacted her sense of self, the ways in which David Lynch does mania justice, hallucinations, trusting the voices in your head, the insidious ways being sectioned can affect intimate relationships, and why Annie is at her healthiest, and happiest, when pretending to be other people. You can find Annie being curious, whimsical and wild on: Instagram @annabelandbooand Etsy AnnabelAndBooFor more information about Angel Comedy Club and the comedy courses they run check out Angel Comedy CoursesSupport the podcast with a one off donation onhttps://ko-fi.com/helenduffor to get access to all sorts of extra audio / video content become a regular subscriber on Patreon -https://www.patreon.com/HelenDuffIntro / Outro music by Luisa Gerstein of Deep Throat Choir; musical interludes written and performed by Helen Duff, arranged by Touch & Compass; edited by Daisy Grant; produced by Helen Duff, Lorna Treen and Daisy Grant.Follow the podcast on Instagram:Instagram:@comeasyouarepodTwitter:@ComeAsYouArePo2Facebook: @ComeAsYouArePodFind Helen Duffwww.helenduff.comInstagram:@DuffMarvelTwitter:@DuffMarvelFacebook:@helenduffcomedyThis podcast would not have been possible without the support and advice of Sam Sapin, Ben Target, Alice Freedman, Hayley Stirling, Catherine Brinkworth and Kate Watson.
3/2/2021

Ariane Barnes

Season 1, Ep. 8
Ariane Barnes is a performer, teacher and embodied diversity and inclusion strategist. In this episode we talk trusting your instincts, setting up support networks to empower marginalised women facing prejudice in the performance industries, healing the body and brain connection, the importance of cultivating safe spaces when it comes to enjoying sexual intimacy, and unleashing your inner freak.Ariane is the founder of Different Women, an organisation that runs workshops & empowerment events to support women who don't fit the standard mould to stand strong and tall in their chosen craft. Ariane helps women and those who work with women embrace their unique core gifts through performance, psychology and diversity. Different Women provide paid opportunities for growth to powerhouse BIPOC and LGBTQ women through the delivery of intensives and consultancy programmes for all.Ariane will be running a self care weekend for BIPOC Performers in the spring through Different Women; keep up to date with all her wonderful work via: Their website differentwomenproject.co.ukInstagram@differentwomenprojectTwitter @DifferentWxxSupport the podcast with a one off donation onhttps://ko-fi.com/helenduffor to get access to all sorts of extra audio / video content become a regular subscriber on Patreon -https://www.patreon.com/HelenDuffIntro / Outro music by Luisa Gerstein of Deep Throat Choir; musical interludes written and performed by Helen Duff, arranged by Touch & Compass; edited by Daisy Grant; produced by Helen Duff, Lorna Treen and Daisy Grant.Follow the podcast on Instagram:Instagram:@comeasyouarepodTwitter:@ComeAsYouArePo2Facebook: @ComeAsYouArePodFind Helen Duffwww.helenduff.comInstagram:@DuffMarvelTwitter:@DuffMarvelFacebook:@helenduffcomedyThis podcast would not have been possible without the support and advice of Sam Sapin, Ben Target, Alice Freedman, Hayley Stirling, Catherine Brinkworth and Kate Watson.