The Ladies, Let’s Talk About Sex Podcast strives to empower and destigmatize conversations surrounding gender, race and sexuality. This is accomplished by our weekly guests sharing personal and professional stories that demonstrate the trials and tribulations of female identifying individuals, and how these experiences have shaped their sexuality, career, and lifestyle. We believe that power lies within education, and our podcast aims to highlight a variety of stories through informal, fun, and educational conversations!
Let's Talk About Transgender Day of Remembrance
This week, Felicia sits down with Addison Rose Vincent (@intersexrec), Executive Director of the Non-Binary and Intersex Recognition Project. Join the two as they discuss why Transgender Day of Remembrance should be thoughtfully celebrated, and the recognition we need to acknowledge to the trans community who have fought for equal rights as well as being victim of heinous systems that reinforce global oppression. Together we learn from Addison about what we can do to support, and how we can incorporate this type of activism into our daily lives and our practices towards gender inclusivity.
Let's Talk About Sexuality and Disability
This week Felicia speaks with Bethany Stevens, the two discussed the intersections of sexuality and disability. Bethany is a PHD candidate focusing on disability sexuality, specifically pleasure, they focus on breaking down barriers and dismantling social constructs that limits individuals who are disabled. Bethany speaks to Felicia about how to positively discuss sex within the community, and how she's been working through the pandemic to help share the word with likeminded individuals to develop and share ideas regarding disability and sexuality. The two discuss topics such as language and transability, helping to work langauge we might not be familiar with into our everyday vocabulary. Make sure to check out Bethany's YouTube channel, and blog for more about Bethany!
Let's Talk About Pelvic Floor Health
This week Felicia sits down with Pelvic Floor Specialist Laura Meihoffer from @laurameihofer. Laura takes us through how to seek the help we need, how to know if we need assistance with strengthening and looking after our pelvic floors, and what session of physical therapy for pelvic floor concerns might look like. Laura shows us a few exercises to practice at home and shares resources for those looking to advocate for their pelvic floor health. Laura has a wonderful website with information on pelvic floor services, education tools and videos on all things plevic floor! You can check it out at https://www.laurameihofer.com/
Let's Talk About Sex Toys with Amy
This week, Felicia speaks with Amy from the Shameless Sex Podcast about all things Sex toys. The ladies breakdown the most accessible and widely know toys from vibrators, dildos, butt plugs and yoni eggs following with information on how individuals can use them! Amy discusses her first experience with a vibrator and the dangers of using low quality sex toys. Amy emphasises the importance of keeping your toys clean and some basic sex toy hygiene practices. This is the perfect episode for all the sex toy newbies and super relevant for everyone practicing safe solo sex during the pandemic!
Let's Talk About Intersexuality
This week, for Intersex Awarness Day, Felicia speaks with Mel Thompson, who works for the Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity as an advocate for intersex awareness. Mel will share the experience of intersex individuals at different stages of life, and address medical prejudices against intersex people, who have to deal with the ignorant attitude of medical professionals ongoingly viewing intersexuality as an issue that needs fixed. Resources for intersex individuals are shared, as well as advice for how to speak to your health professionals should any issues arise - but most importantly, Mel shares with us their positive experience as an intersex individual.
Let's Talk About Puberty
This week Felicia talks to the brilliant paediatrician, Dr. Tessa, about puberty and all the myths and uncomfortable discussions that go alongside it. The ladies discuss common misconceptions about puberty, the misinformation surrounding it and the repercussions it can lead to. Dr Tessa talks about the importance of a proper sexual education system and tells us how she uses her social media platforms to spread teen body awareness and acceptance and have real conversations about self love and safe six with adolescents who need to hear it.
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Sex is such a taboo taboo topic yet so fascinating. Glad to have found this podcast.