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Master of Science (MS)
Licentious Legends was created out of a need to both understand and educate about sexual contemporary legends; not just what they are and what defines them, but the effect that they have on those who experience them. The purpose of this podcast is not to shame, but to take what has been found and educate about the joys and dangers of these legends. These legends range from the everyday (such as "The Hook"), to legends about a young man killing himself with a plunger. In an effort to gather as many examples as they could, Faye interviewed several of their friends from across the country. Each of their guests experienced sexual contemporary legends inherent not only to their location, but their identities. For example, they interviewed two transgender pansexual men, one gay cis man, and a bisexual cis woman. This allowed common ground between not only the people interviewed, but the legends they experienced growing up. They also researched examples of the older legends, to find where they may have originated from, and how they have evolved over the past few decades. These sexual legends have not only shamed countless young people, but have also stunted their emotional and mental growth, at least in the realm of relationships and sex. Told through the medium of podcasting, Licentious Legends opens itself to listeners of (almost) all ages, and allows for those who would not have the time to read a typical thesis to still hear and digest the information presented.
Haynes, Alexandra L., "Licentious Legends: A Folklore Podcast" (2019). All Graduate Plan B and other Reports. 1404.
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ll episode 4 masturbation p 2.mp3 (17415 kB)
ll episode 5 period legends.mp3 (10642 kB)
ll episode 6 vagina dentata.mp3 (15499 kB)
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