Who knew the legal system could bring an abundance of sexy introspection? Host and creator Karen Yates discusses why the show was re-named Wild & Sublime.
Around September 2019 my lawyer told me I needed to change the name of the show because companies that had similar names would litigate. It wasn’t that they would win necessarily, but that they would grind me down with their vast resources and legal teams, like they do. And not grind in a good way.
And I was very sad, because I loved the name Super Tasty. And when I told other people they were sad too, but more outraged, and questioned whether my trademark lawyer knew what she was talking about.
Because I tend toward the sensible and because I trust my lawyer, I decided to press ahead with changing the name.
First, I started thinking of names similar to Super Tasty: Yumtastic, Scrumptious, Delish, Succulent, Super Satisfying, and so on and so on. This went on for a few months. I veered into bouncy, frolic, jolly and the like. Nothing seemed to fit. I was starting to feel a little desperate.
I paused. Maybe this was a moment to go deeper. What’s sex about anyway? What is the show addressing? What I came to eventually was this:
There are two parts to sex. Whether or not you want to admit it. And everyone wants BOTH parts.
There’s the RAW ANIMAL part, the aspect that reminds us we’re physical creatures and we are 100% alive. We get to be sweaty and grunt and roll around and howl and really not care about the dishes in the sink or the bills that need to get paid. Because we are right here, right now, celebrating our physicality. Flesh, blood, bone. The NOW.
Then there’s the other aspect, the TRANSCENDENT part, which people don’t talk about as much, because it can’t be adequately described, but everyone wants: the ability to experience something vast, yet connecting.
This connection can be to a partner or partners, to the deepest part of ourselves, or to a divine source. It’s about oneness and the recognition there is something MORE, that we belong to something much, much bigger and wondrous.
These states sometimes seem to be at odds with one another: perhaps we want to feel aliveness and release without any type of connection or we want to find sexual transcendence without addressing to the body and what it needs and holds within it, or how it works. That rolling tension isn’t something to be forced into balance. It just is.
The wild…the sublime… Both are very much about what it means to be human.
Folks, welcome to Wild & Sublime.