Still Open #13

Always Open: Still Open #13

Join Barbara Dunkelman, Lindsay Jones, Maggie Tominey, and Mariel Salcedo as they try out the new segment, I wish I knew!

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  • Guy... FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    5 months ago

    Well I'm just now watching this, and this is a segment I suggested when they asked for suggestions after the first season. This is so cool! I'm very pleased with the result blush

  • RWBY_Yang FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Lord of Yuri

    8 months ago

    this episode just made me hate the American Education System even more.

    • spectralRiff FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 months ago

      Not looking like it's going to be getting any better now.


      he said, crying bitterly

  • draikana FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    8 months ago

    A sex ed episode would be great! Anything that promotes healthy and educational discussions about sex. Honestly I hated that all sex ed discussions that I had in AZ were like "the importance of staying abstinent" by using dumb, senseless metaphors that was basically slut-shaming. It was stupid. 

  • dignition FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    8 months ago

    I think the worst part about sex ed in the South should be downright illegal: comparing having sex to being "used up" like a piece of tape or, another example I've heard, bubble gum. Do they not have any idea what that does to the mind of someone who was sexually abused earlier in life? And the rates of molestation for underage girls in this country is startlingly high. I've heard estimates as high as 1 in 4 women will be abused in the US before reaching adulthood. Just thinking about the impact on the victims because some ignorant, religious, abstinence-only teacher said something without thinking is absolutely devastating to me.

  • TheNewJack FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    8 months ago

    omg maggie <3

  • fixitquick79

    8 months ago

    Good show, enjoyed. However, not to be "that guy" but just FYI it is "running the gamut" not "running the gambit." It just changes what that phrase means. Gamut means the whole scope or range of something. Where gambit is a risky action in order to gain an advantage.

  • Soots FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    8 months ago

    I'd really appreciate a sex ed episode. 


    I'm 24 but having moved back and forth between Venezuela and the U.S. I managed to miss the sex ed years in both countries (apparently the sex ed in Venezuela was extensive and happened during the 4th grade o.o). By now, I know a lot of things from experience and from friends and the internet, but at this age I'm embarrassed to ask certain questions about "obvious" things that people supposedly learned a long time ago. I could always look up things when I have a question, but it'd definitely be enjoyable and beneficial for me and others to have a sex ed episode with you lovely people!  purple_heart

  • rperkins524 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    8 months ago

    Something I wish I knew when I was younger: 1) high school sweethearts are the exception that proves the rule, not the exception to the rule. 2) It's okay to cut toxic people out of your life. 3) Even if a person is not toxic, they will not always be in your life necessarily. 4) Taking care of myself better 

  • UnspokenKibs FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    8 months ago

    Three words that didn't come up in any of my sex ed classes, but 100% should have: continuous enthusiastic consent.

  • AnomAllison FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    8 months ago

    I think I would watch the shit out of a Sex Ed video presented by an assortment of RT people. It'd have a great variety and some cool informative stuff. Plus the jokes people would tell would be great.

  • McNagelpuff FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    8 months ago

    I didn't know that sex ed in the us was actually that bad, I always thought it was exaggerated in films and stuff. That is fucked up.

    • attazone FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Pro Rooster Toother

      8 months ago

      It depends on where in the US but it's pretty bad overall. 

  • Bea92 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    8 months ago

    I would always become "sick" on puberty talk / sex ed days. We started in 4th grade and went all the way up until 9th, and I hated them so much, they just made me so uncomfortable.  I remember in my 9th grade health class we didn't even get the sex talk, because a majority of the class was so immature that the teacher couldn't even say penis or vagina without the majority breaking out in laughter. Most of the kids in my class have kids now... so guess they should have learned how to put the condom on the wooden dick...

  • Sockbum FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    8 months ago

    I would go back and tell myself that just because someone *cough*highschoolboyfriend*cough* tries to sound intelligent and acts like they know what they're talking about, doesn't mean that they're right. And that if you don't know about something or you're wrong about a fact, it doesn't make you stupid and evil.

  • luckymina FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold luckymina

    8 months ago

    Canada's sex ed, we learned about reproduction( watched a baby be born), how it happened sperm and egg ect, also they passed around condoms, and woody the penis you had to properly put the condom on. and we didnt split the class so guys and girls learned about both sides 

    • blah_blah91 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 months ago

      Northeast U.S., mine was pretty similar. Abstinence was still pounded into our heads, though, and we were never shown how to use a condom. Most of the class was fear-tactics movies about STD's. Sex ed was lumped into health class, and was taught by a woman who, one day, told us she knew which boys in class smoked weed based (entirely) on the density of leg hair. "marijuana lowers testosterone, and testosterone is responsible for the growth of body hair." less testosterone>less hair=stoner. She was immediately called out by the kid who reeked of it in class, who pulled his pant leg up and looked like Cousin It.


      That class was one semester, one year. Not even 6 months of *ahem* education. So yeah, Pillars of intelligence leading the American youth.

  • Ezza94 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    8 months ago

    Being in Australia we started sex ed around the 6th grade, so I was 11-12 at this point. It was spilt up into boys and girls and we got taught mainly about puberty and the changes in our body and what was happening. 


    Then in high school from yrs 7-10 (so 12-16 roughly) our PE class always had more of a sex ed talk and discussed diseases and protection and all that stuff. I remember when I went on the year 10 camp my friends who stayed said they had to put a condom on a banana. 


    I am glad Australia did do something in the terms of sexual education. 

  • korbitr FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Roller of Ones

    8 months ago

    I wish I was more informed about my mental health issues back in my later years of elementary school. I feel like that would've helped with me being the "weird kid" and the outcast back then...

  • hasta_la_pasta FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Sarah with an H

    8 months ago

    Sorry for what i said in high school Lindsay lol just came here for a good time and I start getting attacked 3 minutes in  laughing

  • MrDisneyland666 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    8 months ago

    Maggie is my queen for bringing up mental health. I wish I could do more about mine.  

  • RavenSugara FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Streamer/Fic Writer

    9 months ago

    What's the email to submit question things again?

    • Quanze FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      9 months ago

      I believe it's still alwaysopen@roosterteeth.com

  • Stefanzo FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    9 months ago

    I lived in a small Alberta town and went to a catholic k-12 school and we never had a sex Ed class.

  • NothingReal FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    9 months ago

    I'm so glad this show is back

  • RicksterTech FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    9 months ago

    Yh in the UK my sexed was having to watch a 5 min video which only described the process of puberty and nothing about anything else so that was it nothing about actual sex at all

  • okcdarksage FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Thomas

    9 months ago

    I would have like to have been informed, and educated, about my autism.  Would have solved a lot of problems...

  • zaheelee FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    9 months ago

    Maggie, thanks for speaking so openly about mental health. It's something I am still trying to figure out how to talk about correctly and it's really nice to know I'm not alone in this

  • Mallyrith

    9 months ago

    I would totally watch a sex ed ep from you guys. 

  • RandyKyleMci FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    9 months ago

    What I WISH I KNEW.

    I wish I knew that my doctors are assholes.


    Before I go into this story, one important thing about it needs to be said first.

    I have Cystic Fibrosis. If you don't know what it is, look it up.

    So, I'm 13, at a monthly check up. This time its different. Doctor comes over to me. Lookings me in the eye and says "Look, Randy, I'm not going to lie to you. You will die before you reach your 25th birthday."

    MY FUCKING DOCTOR SAID THAT TO A KID JUST GOING THROUGH PUBERTY AND CAN'T FUCKING RATIONALIZE THOSE KINDS OF THOUGHTS.


    For, from 13-23. I basically dropped out of school. The only times I did go to school was to skip class and play Yu-gi-oh, Magic The Gathering, D&D, Beyblades, and other fun shit.

    Health wise? I stopped all my medications. I stopped working out. 


    And during that 10 year period. I also spent about 3 and a half years in the hospital.(That was split up over those years).


    I had died when I was 14, I nearly died when I was 21, I went into a coma and nearly died. After the coma, I had to wear Oxygen 24/7. You ever see a 21 year old, who weights 110 pounds, carrying a portable oxygen tank in public? 


    let me tell you. EVERYBUDDY FUCKING LOOKS. THEY SEE YOU AS A FREAK AND TALK ABOUT YOU LIKE YOU'RE A FREAK. No one ever helped me with anything.

    If I had known that I would be alive today. I'd have taken school seriously. I'd have been able to go to Prom, I'd have been able to been normal, I wouldn't have been in the hospital as much. I wouldn't have been in oxygen, and I could have put off my Double Lung Transplant for probably another 10 years.

    Only reason I'm alive today is because I got amazingly lucky. I was a month away from dying.(I mean, a literal month. I couldn't breath, I couldn't eat, I couldn't sleep. My body was about to shut down)when my donor died.

    But all of that happened because 1 supreme ass, telling a kid, that he was not even remotely mature enough to understand, something that should be told when he was an adult.

    • Stefanzo FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      9 months ago

      Hearts out to you man, seriously. I'm a first responder and a pilot for civilian search and rescue and your story is very touching. You have lots of strength and luck for going through all that but telling that story you you got some balls! Keep that luck on your side!

    • ep1phany

      8 months ago

      what

  • GalaxyQueen FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Galaxy Queen

    9 months ago

    Love this post show! Also please do a sex ed show lol! On a side note: at my high school during everyone's freshman yr, you either got to be in JROTC or P.E./Health Class for the whole yr. I got put in JROTC so I never got the chance to learn about anything, since they don't teach that in JROTC when I was in high school.

  • wonderbread58 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    9 months ago

    It's good to know that the sex ed class in Arkansas is much better than the one in Texas. We learned about condoms and everything. However, they said that the only way to be 100% sure you won't get an STD is to practice abstinence. There still was a lot of giggling.

  • ZeusBaxter FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold THAT Guy

    9 months ago

    Sex ed for me being a 35 old male in Canada was pretty good comparitavely. I went to french immersion for the first years of my scholastic adventure and in grade 3 they started it with the whole anatomy part of it. you had to be 8 years old to attend and it covered in a very age appropriate way the differences between boys and girls. then each year it got more involved. slowly introducing how organs work and differences in hormones in both sexes. then discussing puberty in both males and femals then the reproductive organs then sex and contraception. all the way up until grade 9. I felt it was a good education. being taught about the female body earlier in my teenage years caused me to seek out more literature on things like menstruation and pregnancy etc to better understand women seeing as how i wasnt one. i wanted to know as much as i could so if i ever had a girlfriend i wouldnt be one of those oblivious guys that are all ewwww at periods and instead understood what was going on.

  • jeniken04 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    9 months ago

    I got a mild sex talk at 10 because my oldest brother got his now ex wife pregnant in high school. Then from 14 on my mother and just about all the teachers (who knew my brother) in the school would give me this eye. Like don't get pregnant. Still to this day My brother was the last to have a band baby. Both my brother and his ex wife were in band. I had two close calls. I live in a smallish town. So I thought if anyone saw me buy condoms it would get back to my mom. Granted my friend got them for me but when my mom found them she freaked. I would have thought she would be okay because at least I was being safe. No she took them. Which makes no sense. All that did was make it harder for me to have safe sex. Which caused the close calls. But I made it. I'm 20 almost 21 and I have no child. But I didn't get STIs until I did my own research. 

  • deliala919 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold fuck

    9 months ago

    my mom didnt let me take sex ed at school but she never explained it to me either. good thing the internet existed

  • Mike_Kruk FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    9 months ago

    I mean, I am a 23 year old gay man but I really think the sex ed episode is a must.  So little is taught throughout the Midwest (coming from SE Wisconsin it was the same as most of your's) and NONE for same-sex sex and I think the younger viewers would be more comfortable hearing you all discuss stuff. Love the show, thank you!

    • zaheelee FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      9 months ago

      Also, if you have this episode please make sure that it is not a First Member Only show so more high schoolers could watch it. I think it'd be really beneficial to go over same sex relationships/sex ed too!

  • Kaede_fae FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    9 months ago

    sex ed didn't exist in my high school really we had watched the birthing video but yeah and I was in the same boat as maggie I got mine when I was 11 and I freaked out sooooo hard but yeah mental health teaching doesn't exist in school and that sucks hardcore.

  • eziothereaper FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    9 months ago

    Arizona is the same all we talk about is abstents

  • Jedonai FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    9 months ago

    If you have a sex ed episode you should have Dr. Doe from Sexplanations on as a guest. 

  • LordFeathers FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    9 months ago

    jesus those sex ed stories were horrifying



  • olivemeister FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    9 months ago

    Mariel's right about hymens, by the way. You can't break it, and you should honestly be wary of people who want to break someone's hymen or are proud of (seemingly) having already done so, because it means they don't understand a very basic thing about vaginas. The hymen is a membrane at the entrance of your vagina. When someone's aroused, it's more elastic and malleable, so it just sort of gets pushed aside painlessly by anything that penetrates the vagina itself. When someone's not aroused it's going to hurt, because their body is not ready for penetrative sex. There are some other things that could make penetration painful or even impossible like vaginismus, but that's pretty rare.


    It's not a "virgin" thing, it's a "you're not turned on enough for this" thing - so it's wild to me when guys (it's almost always guys) see making a girl bleed as an accomplishment. All you did was injure your partner during sex. There's so much misinfo all over the place about vaginas, and that honestly causes so many problems for everyone, regardless of gender, sex, or sexuality. It's not "this is just how it is the first time", it's "you are hurting your partner". It's just that most people don't realize this and think it's inevitable, when it's not.


    The idea of "breaking" a hymen is completely normalized to the point where it's expected that a girl will bleed the first time she has vaginal sex. But I can't reiterate enough that this is not the way things should be and the idea of breaking a hymen is a harmful myth. It's even a little self-perpetuating - girls get so scared of the pain that they tense up, and because their partner's probably internalized the idea of "of course it's going to hurt, it's her first time, we just need to push through", a lot of completely-unnecessary pain, fear, and potential injury happens.


    So, seriously. It might become a running joke on this podcast, but go slow and communicate. It doesn't have to hurt (unless you and your partner(s) want it to, but that's another matter entirely). And if your partner is turned on and relaxed and you're still having a problem? Lube's your friend.

    • awildroo FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      9 months ago

      So I've been with my girlfriend for 2 years and we are waiting for her to feel ready to have sex, and we have no trouble in terms of getting turned on. But if it comes to it and it hurts, do we just call it quits because it hasn't worked and it shouldn't be that way? Not trying to criticise, just coming at this from a guy who hasn't heard this side of things before.  

    • goldfishie FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Nemo Sum

      9 months ago

       @awildroo If it comes to it and it hurts, even though she may be aroused, it is often just a lubrication problem. Laci green has a youtube video that explains this really well called, You Can't POP Your Cherry! (HYMEN 101)" I recommend you and your partner watch it.  thumbsup

  • Shartley FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    9 months ago

    In my old middle school, a 6th grader could ask the nurse for a condom and they'll give it to them.

  • Jessieatscheese FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    9 months ago

    I like the new segment and I definitely enjoyed this one. Maybe just a suggestion is you could have it on one topic like the other segments. For example, you could have I Wish I Knew: My Body, and you can all discuss one things you wish you knew about your body growing up, or I Wish I Knew: Getting a Job, Sex, Periods, First Love, and so on. Then you could have suggestions from the audience with this segment too. There was nothing wrong with having the different topics but maybe that way it'd be easier to keep track of what you've already covered and which episodes it was in and whatnot. 

  • rae816 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    9 months ago

    A really good youtube channel for sex ed stuff is sexplanations. it's super sex positive and has info for all knowledge levels

  • gay-trek FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Achieve

    9 months ago

    i knew american sex ed was bad, but not THAT bad, like there are things that could be better about australian sex ed such as same sex stuff, but wow

  • Icky427 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Icky

    9 months ago

    hearing their sex ed stories was terrifying. i cant believe that was all our education system could come up with for them! doesnt anyone realize by now that straight up telling someone NOT to do something just makes them want to do it? you have to SHOW them why they dont want to do it.

  • Gargleblast FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    9 months ago

    Get Sally Le Page, and do a sex-ed episode.

    Not a sponsor-only episode, but a YouTube-ready episode.

    You guys could change some lives. <3

  • Jrex FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Gus Sponsor

    9 months ago

    holy cow and i thought i had a bad sex ed class. how is any of that legal. fuck. 

  • courtneyycat FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Professional Loser

    9 months ago

    I love Maggie so much. 

    • Jrex FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Gus Sponsor

      9 months ago

      Maggie spin-off podcast go!

  • ProfessorMundy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    9 months ago

    Gotta have a "Good Cock" and "Bad Cock" for that police drama.

  • lorisasaki FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold LoriSasaki

    9 months ago

    I like the idea of a sex-ed video, and I challenge the cast of that episode to go find something that they didn't even know about sex/sexual health at their age. I am 25 and had sexual partners I am sure there is something I could still learn from this. Cheers!


  • JayNut FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Verified RT Scrobbler

    9 months ago

    My Sex-Ed was odd insomuch as Utah can be.
    Meaning, health class taught all the dynamics about it e.g. Penis penetrates vagina, but when it comes to sex thats like the moon compared to the cosmos; there is so much more involved.


  • SamanthaPart FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    9 months ago

    I've studied sexual health at uni, and in Australia we use the scotch tape exercise to educate students on STIs and how easy it can be, so instead of the tape losing the stickiness we'll look at how dirty it is. It's disgusting but gets the point across

    • ChrisVolkoff FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Chris

      9 months ago

      In Canada, my high school science teacher prepared little cups, each with fluid in it. They were all identical, but *one* cup contained fluid that would react with another fluid and change colour. That was the "infected" one. So he gave everyone a cup and had us.. "exchange fluids." At the end, he added the test fluid to our cups, and most - if not all - cups changed colour.

      It absolutely got the point across (in a "use protection" way, not "don't have sex" way).

  • keyatzin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Infinity +1

    9 months ago

    You should get Sally Le Page on for the Sex-Ed episode.