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Join Hannah Witton and some very special guests as they discuss all things sex, relationships, dating and bodies in her new podcast, Doing It! In a series of frank, open & honest conversations guests talk about their personal experiences from periods and pregnancy to sex, disability and everything in between. Expect laughs, tears and some serious sex education.

Doing It! with Hannah Witton Hannah Witton

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 230 Ratings

Join Hannah Witton and some very special guests as they discuss all things sex, relationships, dating and bodies in her new podcast, Doing It! In a series of frank, open & honest conversations guests talk about their personal experiences from periods and pregnancy to sex, disability and everything in between. Expect laughs, tears and some serious sex education.

    Pregnancy and Maternity Leave (End of Season Q&A!)

    Pregnancy and Maternity Leave (End of Season Q&A!)

    In this casual end of season episode, Hannah has a good sit down chat about how season five went and what it was like being pregnant while recording, and then digs into some listener questions about pregnancy, parenting and maternity leave plans, and what you can expect from Doing It in the future! Thank you all for all your support this season, and we’ll see you when Hannah’s back from maternity leave!

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    • 40 min
    Decolonising Sexuality, LGBTQ+ Rights in Kenya and Polyamory with Kaz Lucas

    Decolonising Sexuality, LGBTQ+ Rights in Kenya and Polyamory with Kaz Lucas

    In this episode, Hannah is joined by Kaz Lucus, a kink positive queer Kenyan sex educator who hosts The Spread podcast. Kaz talks to Hannah all about why she decided to create the Spread Podcast and her mission of helping fellow Kenyans be more open in discovering their sexuality, as well as how religion is the root of sexual taboo and stigma in Kenya today. Kaz explains how Kenyan culture was much more open towards gender and sexuality before colonialism, and why, although Kenya is still a polygamous country, she thinks polyamory is a more modern day and ethical practice. Finally, Kaz shares some of her own personal experiences of polyamory and the work and communication it involves.

    **MORE ABOUT KAZ LUCAS**

    Award winning musician and 2021 TED fellow/speaker Karen Kaz Lucas is an established leader in the Kenyan arts and culture ecosystem. Having begun her career in 1997 as a rapper/singer, she has gone on to run creative ventures and projects cutting across the performing arts, media production, digital marketing and innovative events that shape the industrial standard. Kaz has had a lifelong passion for changing the way sex education is taught to young people. Driven by this passion and enabled by her media experience, she started The Spread Podcast.

    The Spread is a sex positive podcast that only exists because there is no comprehensive sex education in Kenya. Information about sex is rooted in the negative consequences: HIV and AIDS and unwanted pregnancies. But while these are some real consequences, there’s need to highlight all the positive things that can come out of healthy, informed and consensual sexual practices. The Spread provides a platform advocating for comprehensive sexuality and consent education in our academic institutions.

    - Website: https://www.kazentertainment.com/
    - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kazkarenlucas/
    - Twitter: https://twitter.com/karenkazlucas
    - The Spread: https://www.instagram.com/thespreadpod/

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    • 43 min
    Period Equality, Menstruation Workplace Rights & Jewish Joy With Gabby Edlin

    Period Equality, Menstruation Workplace Rights & Jewish Joy With Gabby Edlin

    In this episode, Hannah is joined by Gabby Edlin, who is an activist campaigning to menstrual equity and the founder of the charity Bloody Good Period. Gabby discusses what led her to start Bloody Good Period, the work she does with the charity to provide asylum seekers with free and high quality period products, and her employment scheme that campaigns for period rights in workplaces. also TOPIC. Gabby and Hannah talk about why it’s important to be able to talk about your period openly, how things have changed in the last few years, and how transphobia has no place in the feminist and period-equality movement. and TOPIC. Finally, Gabby discusses how difficult it’s been to navigate charity and activist spaces as a Jewish person as well as the importance of Jewish joy and what that looks like for her.

    CW: antisemitism and transphobia throughout, brief mention of domestic violence

    ✨MORE ABOUT GABBY EDLIN AND BLOODY GOOD PERIOD✨

    Gabby Edlin, 35, is an activist campaigning for menstrual equity, and the founder and CEO of charity, Bloody Good Period. Gabby was named as one of the Evening Standard’s Progress 1000 Top Changemakers and Stylist’s Woman of the Week.

    She started Bloody Good Period in 2016 when she was volunteering at the New London Synagogue asylum-seekers’ drop-in centre, and discovered that period supplies were only provided for ‘in emergencies’. A whip around for donations of pads or tampons on Facebook turned into a charity which distributes period supplies for asylum seekers, refugees and anyone who can’t afford them, all around the UK.

    Bloody Good Period also provides menstrual, sexual and reproductive health education within those communities. These products and sessions are currently distributed through over 100 drop-in services and groups in London and the UK.

    Gabby grew up in a Jewish community in Manchester and cites her Jewishness as a huge influence in her activism. She has a Masters in Applied Imagination from Central St Martins specialising in feminism and comedy. Before BGP, she worked in Arts Education for children and young people, and trained as an artist. She lives in North London.

    - Bloody Good Period: https://www.bloodygoodperiod.com/
    - BGP Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bloodygoodperiod/
    - Gabby’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gabbyedlin/

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    • 55 min
    Rape Culture in Schools and Tackling Sexual Violence Amongst Young People with Sophie Whitehead

    Rape Culture in Schools and Tackling Sexual Violence Amongst Young People with Sophie Whitehead

    In this episode, Hannah is joined by Sophie Whitehead, who is a writer, researcher, and sex educator currently working on her PhD at King’s College London about the nature of teen ‘rape culture’ in the online era. Sophie speaks all about what rape culture in schools actually looks like and how teachers can counteract this by embedding principles of consent and empathy in all aspects of school. Hannah and Sophie discuss the delicate nuance of addressing instances of sexual violence in school in a way that takes care of the survivor, but also works towards educating and reintegrating the perpetrator. Finally, they also talk about how to avoid the trap of alienating LGBTQ+ students and reinforcing gender stereotypes when discussing sexual assault in sex ed, what Sophie thinks about single versus mixed sex education, and why assemblies are a terrible way to address sexual violence or any matters of sex ed!

    CW: rape culture and sexual violence

    MORE ABOUT SOPHIE WHITEHEAD

    Sophie is a writer, researcher, and sex educator. She's currently halfway through her PhD at King's College London, where she's researching the nature of teen 'rape culture' in the online era.

    - Twitter: https://twitter.com/bonbourbons
    - School of Sex Ed Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/school_sexed/
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    • 47 min
    Pregnancy as a Trans Dad and Gender Neutral Parenting with Freddy McConnell

    Pregnancy as a Trans Dad and Gender Neutral Parenting with Freddy McConnell

    In this episode, Hannah is joined by Freddy McConnell, a writer and journalist who recently became a solo dad as a trans man. Freddy talks all about what the experience of being pregnant and giving birth was like for him as a trans man in the UK, as well as the complexities of coming off testosterone to get pregnant and the challenge of body dysmorphia throughout the whole process. Freddy discusses how we need correct education and professional advice to be given to trans people about fertility, and his experience of health care professionals in general throughout his pregnancies. Finally, Hannah and Freddy chat about Freddy’s choice to become a solo parent, gender neutral parenting, and how pregnancy spaces can be become more LGBTQ+ inclusive.

    CW: experiences of transphobia and misgendering

    MORE ABOUT FREDDY MCCONNELL
    Freddy McConnell is a writer and journalist who began his career at The Guardian in London and Sydney.

    He became a solo dad via donor conception in 2018 and again in 2022. Freddy shared his first experience of pregnancy as a transgender man in the BIFA-nominated documentary *[Seahorse](https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/vimeo.com/ondemand/seahorsefilm__;!!KEc8uF_xo8-al5zF!H8776FZAWLucW1qPggi-YSyHs17GbwkGEpMbWplxu92f394QY_Je3AhKcPFlky1P$)*. Wanting to tell more stories of queer parenthood, he then created the BBC podcast, *[Pride & Joy](https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p08ckm7w__;!!KEc8uF_xo8-al5zF!H8776FZAWLucW1qPggi-YSyHs17GbwkGEpMbWplxu92f394QY_Je3AhKcMbKIaAi$)*. His first picture book, *Little Seahorse and the Big Question*, will be published by Puffin in July 2022.

    Freddy is also an advocate for LGBTQ+ family equality. His fight to be recognised as his children's father or parent on their birth certificates is waiting to be heard by the European Court of Human Rights.

    - Twitter: https://twitter.com/freddymcconnell
    - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freddy.mcconnell/
    - Seahorse film: https://seahorsefilm.com/watch

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    • 55 min
    Sexualisation of Women with Big Boobs, Grooming and Pleasure After FGM in Nigeria with Lolo Cynthia

    Sexualisation of Women with Big Boobs, Grooming and Pleasure After FGM in Nigeria with Lolo Cynthia

    In this episode, Hannah is joined by Lolo Cynthia, a gender and sexuality activist and educator from Nigeria. Lolo discusses her own experiences of sexualization and grooming as a curvy woman with big breasts, the harmful stigma and myths in Nigeria around girls’ bodies and sexuality and how that makes them more at risk to predatory behaviour. Lolo shares how she is working to empower young people and girls especially to reconnect with their bodies, trust their intuition and let this guide how they engage with sex. Hannah and Lolo chat about how interconnected alcohol and dating are and why Lolo feels bringing alcohol into dating prevents you from understanding how connected you actually feel to someone. Lolo also shares anecdotes about the different kinds of questions girls versus boys ask in her sex education classes, why she’s not allowed to include LGBTQ+ themes in sex education but how she finds loop holes to teach students about understanding and accepting themselves. Finally, Lolo discusses how to talk about sexual pleasure that is more inclusive of people with vaginas who have been circumcised and how those in the sex positive world can be better allies to people who have experienced FGM.

    CW: grooming, sexual assault, and female genital mutilation

    ✨MORE ABOUT LOLO CYNTHIA ✨
    Lolo started her own social enterprise, LoloTalks, to increase comprehensive sexuality education across Nigeria, with a special focus on people in underserved communities such as brothels and prisons. She created a sexuality toolkit – MyBodyIsMine- to use in schools and uses her various platforms to speak about the importance of sex education. Lolo’s interest in sexual and reproductive health and rights was deepened when she moved to South Africa and saw how issues around sexuality, including access to legal and safe abortion, were treated differently than in her home country. Lolo strives to educate young men and women about sexuality, respect, and contraceptives. As a natural leader, with a passion to drive positive change, she joined Niyel - an impact-driven campaign agency to create campaigns that lead to positive change in Africa and beyond

    - Twitter: https://twitter.com/Lolo_cy
    - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lolo_cy/?hl=en
    - YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LoloTalksInc

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    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
230 Ratings

230 Ratings

Kara-S ,

Fun and informative!

Love Hannah and the guests she has on the podcast. Topics are varied and informative. Sex education is important at any age!

Nerdyteacher94 ,

Favourite podcast!

Best podcast to listen to in the morning while for a bit of thinking time while walking the dogs!

EricaBushwell ,

Awesome podcast!

Hannah, host of the Doing It! podcast, highlights all aspects of relationships, wellness and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

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