Following the headlines of recent years, you might be forgiven for thinking the problem of sex and power can be solved just by thinking about consent. But what if consent was only the beginning, not the final answer, to the question of desire? What would it mean to face the intractability and difficulty of sexual politics without seeking easy solutions? What might the search for a ‘female Viagra’ tell us about just how ingrained our assumptions about pleasure are? If bad sex is political, what are we going to do about it?
James Butler is joined by Katherine Angel, author of Tomorrow Sex Will Be Good Again, to explore why bad sex is political – and how we might think better about the difficulty of sex and power.