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Radio Hotel Europa: The Coolidge Effect

Sendetermin 15.05.2021 20:00 bis 22:00
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Aus der Hörspielreihe Radio Hotel Europa im Programm von "Sorry, we're open - Kultur ohne Maske"


The Coolidge Effect - An audio play by the Scottish theatre company Wonderfools

Audio play followed by an interview with the director and writer Jack Nurse

"The Coolidge Effect is a scientific theory. It states that it is not the act of sex, but variety of sexual experience that is crucial to human arousal." - Robbie Gordon in "The Coolidge Effect" 


The Coolidge Effect explores isolation, mental health and empathy and we see no better time to create a new audio version made for these times, featuring a new score by Wonder Fools regular collaborators VanIves.

You watch porn. Right? You don' t have to tell us. That's not what this is about.

In 2020, pornography is all around us and the amount we watch it is growing at an exponential rate: in the UK alone, 10 million porn videos are consumed every day.

As society's access of pornography increases, so can our unwillingness to talk about it. The Coolidge Effect seeks to break this taboo.

Devised from interviews with porn advocates, addicts, mental health experts and scientists, these unique stories and viewpoints are told through four intertwining narratives: George, a Gameboy wielding teenager; Gary, a father lost in the depths of his own addiction; Gail, a pioneering porn producer and Retrospect, an ex-porn addict who wants you to understand.

The Coolidge Effect uses a blend of storytelling, poetry and science to examine how pornography affects our mental health, relationships and sexual experiences.



Jack Nurse
Robbie Gordon

Jack Nurse


Steph Connell



Participatory project "Positive stories for negative times": 


Presented by Antonia Pock

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