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This Week’s Radio Show – Why women love gay men, fan fic & more

July 16, 2012

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Recorded Live Wednesday, July 18, 2012,  10:00-11:30 PM EDT

Ogi Ogas, PhD

If you’re reading this, you are most likely a devoted Adam Lambert fan. You have surrendered to your obsession with this siren-voice paragon of male beauty, while still wondering “what is it about Adam Lambert?” By this point, the question seems rhetorical, and yet, it’s one that remains worth asking. Our guest this week, Ogi Ogas, brings fresh insights to this question.

A computational neuroscientist with a doctorate from Boston University, Ogas, together with fellow researcher Sai Gaddam, became fascinated by the nature of human desire. When they realized the severe limitations of traditional survey-based psychological research, they turned to a new, vastly larger and arguably more accurate source of data about human sexual tastes – the Internet. The result is A Billion Wicked Thoughts, hailed as a breakthrough work, a Kinsey Report for the 21st century.

“Alfred Kinsey only scratched the surface. Interviewing a mere 18,000 horny humans?” scoffed  The Washington Post reviewer. “Please . . . Drs. Ogas and Gaddam [offer] hot new scientific findings,”  Writing about their often blush-worthy topics with both clinical detachment and humor, the authors examine differences between what men and women search for when seeking titillation online. Going beyond the straight and narrow, they look at gay men and lesbian desires, and stumble into the hidden universe of fan fiction and slash, something Adam’s fans know about and have even dabbled in! Why do some fans become so invested in Adam’s love life, weaving elaborate romantic and often XXX-rated fantasies around them?
Ogi Ogas will share his findings and hypotheses, along with some first-hand experiences with cyber bullying. We promise a lively, entertaining and provocative discussion relating Dr. Ogas’s findings with what we have observed about the Adam Lambert fandom.
For more information, visit the book’s website.  The Amazon Kindle edition page comments section provides a glimpse of some of the controversy around the book. The review posted by Donald Symons is interesting.
Warning: This week’s show will contain adult subject matter and language that may cause involuntary clutching at and breakage of pearl necklaces.
8 Comments leave one →
  1. July 16, 2012 1:47 pm

    I know what it is about Adam Lambert – he is sexy on stage, oh so attractive and honest, articulate, intelligent and cute with a tremendous sense of humor off stage, not to mention that amazing voice that energizes everything inside of me!

    • mandytwo permalink
      July 16, 2012 4:03 pm

      He is all that and more…can’t get enough of him

    • July 16, 2012 4:27 pm

      I agree with all you said

  2. gracian51 permalink
    July 16, 2012 1:55 pm

    Yeah, I know what it is about Adam, too! What she said. 🙂

  3. July 16, 2012 2:17 pm

    Adam is drug more potent than all combined; he takes our breath away. And even when we “Thud” drop dead from overdose, unlike the drug, we die happy.

  4. Barb permalink
    July 16, 2012 5:34 pm

    Totally agree with all of the above. He is the perfect package in everyway possible. I can’t really understand why someone my age (Elvis era) has become so obsessed with this new phenomanon.

  5. rosemary permalink
    July 16, 2012 10:48 pm

    I’m torn sometimes between wanting to know “what is it about Adam Lambert” and just letting go of my natural bent for analysis and giving into the intoxication.

  6. July 18, 2012 12:56 pm

    Here is a video someone sent me on U-Tube that says it all too: http://youtu.be/PVjf8654IYQ

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