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The pop star, her vibrator and her orgasm-based song.

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This is from Broadly.

Growing up in a small Pennsylvania town with a conservative family, musician Von would get looks for wearing short shorts and dramatic hairstyles. “I was like eight years old when that was pinned on me,” she remembers. “Before I had any control or understanding of what sexuality even meant, I was hyper-sexualized as a kid.”

As she got older and lived in more sexually permissive cities like New York and Berlin, Von used her music, which she dubs “sex-positive synth pop,” to reclaim her sexuality and express it in ways that couldn’t be objectified. She also became fascinated with vibrators.

You can read more of her story here whilst listing to her orgasm-based song. That must have been an interesting studio session.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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