Feedback from The Sugar Baby Confessionals listeners!

I’ve been finding the stats on who is listening and where endlessly fascinating. We currently have almost 3,313 downloads!

Just think… 3,313 strangers are involved in Ruby’s story. The bulk of the listeners are from the US and UK, naturally, but it truly boggles the mind to imagine, for example:

25 beguiling Belgians

9 fiesty French people

7 naughty Nederlanders

11 saucy Swedes

7 intelligent Israelis

18 svelte South Africans (these are probably members of my extended family though, to be fair)

In the whole entirety of South America, there are a mere 6 elegant Ecuadorians listening.

Why just Ecuador? I like to picture one particularly perspicacious person hearing of it somehow and telling 5 of their friends they just have to hear all about Ruby’s high jinks. It’s a lovely thought.

Having said that, I wish the single Romanian person listening would shift themselves a bit more to recommend it. It’s far too dreary picturing them in their solitary enjoyment. Share it with your friends, people of the world!

It’s also been fab to get feedback from our listeners as to why they’ve enjoyed the pod:

Lucinda Sieger (incidentally a gorgeous and talented Glasgow born, international singer/songwriter, and host of the arts event: Lucie’s Lounge)
“Love it, well written, presented and thoroughly enjoyed. Never heard of a sugar baby before.”
Jé Maverick (poet and writer)
“I used to go out with a poly girl, so it raised a lot of interesting emotions/memories…[Polyamory] really wasn’t for me. I have many disagreements with a lot of the premises/arguments adhered to in the domain of polyamory. Not ethical issues, more issues of practicality. I think there is a lot of dogmatic thought within polyamorous circles, which makes it interesting to reverse engineer and scrutinize, but perilous to be involved with if it really isn’t your bag.”
The uber glamorous poet Bette O’Callaghan, whom I’ve long admired from afar, was kind enough to chat to me about her thoughts on the podcast. (Do yourselves a favour and watch her amazing videos. She is wonderful, fearless and a has a damn fine way with words.)
Reproduced with permission from Bette.
One thing I really enjoy about this process is that we’re inciting conversations about the more challenging themes explored in the podcast. Issues around fidelity, monogamy and modern love can be highly troubling to many people.
Bette took the time to ponder the underlying complications becoming a sugar baby might throw up to someone who, like Ruby, is married.
“The podcast was well done with the mix of your interjections and the music…In so far as the topic… is a successful marriage really built on sex? I am more of the school that too many people are sucked into what I refer to as ‘the Saturday night rip off’ which is a fairy tale expectation of romance. There is nothing in life that is all good all the time. It is clear to me, from all of the people who have spoken to me regarding their relationships, that in every relationship, one person loves the other more than the other. That person tends to give up more.”
Is Ruby’s husband, FP, giving up more? Listen to The Sugar Baby Confessionals here, to make your own judgment.
Bette finished her review on a beautifully poetic note:
“A more cogent and brief review of the podcast, herewith.
Delusions of grandeur
are inherent in youth
it’s the nightmare
of the tangled bed sheets
the result of reckless actions
that haunts one in old age”

Look out for Bette’s performances and be sure to buy a collection of her poetry if you’re lucky enough to see her.

Here are some of Bette’s videos to enjoy:

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