Straight Gaze

Hello everyone and welcome to the format CHEEXY Chats in our CHEEX TALKS podcast from our ethical pleasure platform CHEEX. With a big thanks we say goodbye to our former host Pauline and start into a new era of this podcast!What’s new? The language, the format, the hosts and much more! We are Helen and Amenzee, good friends since meeting at a pool party 3 years ago. We decided to take our friendship to the next level with this podcast! Chatting freely about diverse topics connected to Sex & Relationships has been one of our favorite pastimes and we would love to invite you to join our conversation by listening, feedbacking and starting a conversation yourself with your friends and partners!We strongly believe in the power of communication and with this podcast we’d like to reduce the shame, fear, embarrassment and discomfort around the topic of S*x, that our society has taught us to feel.


In our new Episode we talk about the straight gaze in the media and how it affects our everyday life. Also: HAPPY PRIDE MONTH EVERYONE! You may have already heard of the male gaze and how it has been criticized over the last years, now we take it a step further and look at it from another perspective where we zoom into the queer and the straight ways of looking at life in movies, tv shows, ads, p0rn or tumblr.
How does the straight gaze affect marginalized groups in real life situations? Where does the whole “gaze”-topic come from? Why is the “gay best friend” trope in semi-woke films problematic and how do we start telling real stories of diverse people in different media forms?

If you are curious and want to know more about the whole topic, check out our 5th episode of CHEEXY Chats and become a part of our growing little community!

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