The Roots of Domestic Violence
Sex Ed: Then and Now
Day in the Life of a Sex Therapist
Chronicles of a Trans Life
Pleasure, Politics and a Bureaucrat-turned- Sex Shop Owner
Guest: Karen B.K. Chan
Day in the Life of a Hip-Hop Emcee-turned-Porn Star
Guest: Malcolm Lovejoy
Guest: Caitlin K Roberts
Sexual Self-Esteem & Tantra 101
Guest: Sofia Fortin
Sofia Fortin is the founder of the Happy Vagina Project. Her mission is to create connections between the art of sex, feminine woo woo and unleashing your inner awesome. Sofia is a certified sexuality coach and sex educator who is inspired to help women and men reconnect with their inner spark and reignite their love of life and their relationships.
During this enlightening chat, Sofia breaks down what tantra actually is (it’s not what you think) and she answers an important question: Does improving your sex life and raising your sexual confidence ripple outwards to other areas of life?
Sofia answers this question through her own rocky road to sexual self-discovery. Her story will make you wonder if your sexual self-esteem and habits are at a 6 when they could be at a 10 and some tactics for finding your peak. She also talks about how new moms struggle with changes to their sexuality.
Sofia offers coaching services for women and couples worldwide, you can learn more here.
Guest: Angie Gunn
On this episode, I partner with Vanessa and Maggie, hosts of 21 Questions, to speak with revered sex therapist and social worker, Angie Gunn.
Angie addresses our questions about polyamory, also known as consensual non-monogamy, bulldozing misconceptions about people who practice it and how they practice it. She also shares the dramatic life events that led her to this profession and lifestyle.
Hear tidbits on:
the myriad ways consensual non-monogamy is practiced
the discrimination polyamorists face
establishing what you need from a relationship and how to set boundaries
control and ownership in monogamous culture
poly culture as primarily white and middle class
how monogamous folk can be kinder to the poly community
Angie talks about More Than Two, a book on polyamory. There's also a More Than Two website with oodles of resources that anyone can use and lots of articles on consensual non-monogamy.
Sex Myths uncovered
Sex Myths Uncovered is a panel I was asked to host in Toronto. If you ever wanted to hear a complex, nuanced, high-level conversation about sex politics, this is it!
A groundbreaking, funny, frank conversation from five very distinct, brilliant vantage points.
We asked the public to submit questions in advance and answered them on air. 'Twas awesome!
Sex Myths Uncovered will unbox the mysteries, misunderstandings, and curiosities surrounding women’s sexual health. The conversations explore both the physiological and the psychological, with voices from the medical community, sex work activism and sexual health education. Panelists will share their experiences from the Toronto sex community and beyond, opening up the discussion with the audience at the end for a Q&A.
Veronica Kazoleas, M.A, Founder of The Nookie // Veronica Kazoleas, M.A. is an award-winning social psychologist and former healthcare executive. @thenookieshop
Allison M. Dalby, RN, MN-NP (candidate) // Allison has worked in sexual health throughout her nearly nine-year career as a Registered Nurse.
Claire AH, Matchmaker, Sex and Dating Coach/Educator, Disability Advocate // Claire AH is a matchmaker for Friend of a Friend Matchmaking, working with the Toronto LGBTQ+ community and the entire Hamilton population. www.ClaireAH.com Instagram: @claireahhhh
Ducky Doolittle, Sexual Assault & Violence Intervention Counselor & Pleasure-Based Sex Educator // Ducky is a Sexual Assault & Violence Intervention Counselor and a pleasure-based Sex Educator. @duckydoolittle https://www.facebook.com/duckydoolittle ohilikethis.com
Shriya Hari, Sexual Health Promoter/Community Based Researcher // Shriya Hari is an experienced community based researcher and sexual health promoter based in Toronto Ontario.@shareyournuance @asaaptoronto @kshyamasattic
Male Sexual Trauma &
Hope for Healing
Guest: Rick Goodwin
A fascinating discussion with Rick Goodwin. Rick is a pioneer of Canadian programming for men who have experienced sexual and/or physical childhood abuse, the statistics and the impact are alarming to say the least. Rick relays two decades of experience in a concise way and we still found time to talk about #metoo, Netflix, the US military and more.
Here's a snap of what you'll learn:
- When men experience trauma, how long do they tend to keep it secret?
- What is emotional integrity and why are more men interested in it now?
- How is #metoo impacting male survivors of sexual violence?
- How do ideas about Western masculinity foster a sense of shame for men?
- How does trauma impact the lives of men and the people around them and what can survivors do to start healing?
In 2019, I traveled to South Africa and Namibia. While visiting Cape Town, I went on a Township Tour with Lele Mbinda and visited his hometown of Langa just outside Cape Town. Lele opened my eyes to not only how people live day to day in Langa, but also how sex is viewed by adults and youth. Heads up that this episode includes a discussion about rape.
We talked about the following topics as they pertain to Langa Township:
the intersection of poverty, class, race, intergenerational differences and culture in how residents talk or rather, do not talk about sex
the many obstacles to speaking openly about sex and asking questions
dating for young people
the impact of menstruation on young women
lack of awareness regarding harassment and rape
suggestions for how to move forward and create more open dialogue
local perspectives on LGBTQ folk
STEM programming for youth
The iThuba Project